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    Vote Maintained for a sustainable climate future

  • This spring, Democrats in Olympia passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5974, which included a small increase in aircraft fuel taxes. This change would raise an estimated $14 million in public revenue and help our state achieve its climate goals.

    This bill was sponsored by some of Washington’s most progressive lawmakers and passed with a clear majority in the session. The legislation will help our state create a sustainable future where generations can thrive with clean air and water.

    Vote “Maintained” on State Advisory Vote 39.

    This spring, Democrats in Olympia passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5974, which included a small increase in aircraft fuel taxes. This change would raise an estimated $14 million in public revenue and help our state achieve its climate goals.

    This bill was sponsored by some of Washington’s most progressive lawmakers and passed with a clear majority in the session. The legislation will help our state create a sustainable future where generations can thrive with clean air and water.

    Vote “Maintained” on State Advisory Vote 39.

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    Vote Maintained for rideshare worker protections

  • Last session, lawmakers passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2076 which increases worker protections and rights for rideshare drivers.

    The legislation, which had bipartisan support, requires that rideshare companies pay their drivers a minimum amount per trip, offer paid sick leave, and give compensation benefits. It is a positive step in the direction of protecting workers’ rights in the growing gig economy so that we all can afford the basics, be treated fairly in our place of work, and have the chance to succeed.

    Vote “Maintained” on State Advisory Vote 40.
    Last session, lawmakers passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2076 which increases worker protections and rights for rideshare drivers.

    The legislation, which had bipartisan support, requires that rideshare companies pay their drivers a minimum amount per trip, offer paid sick leave, and give compensation benefits. It is a positive step in the direction of protecting workers’ rights in the growing gig economy so that we all can afford the basics, be treated fairly in our place of work, and have the chance to succeed.

    Vote “Maintained” on State Advisory Vote 40.
  • Sen. Patty Murray has been a consistent and strong progressive voice in the U.S. Senate. She's seeking re-election to continue fighting for our basic rights and a better quality of life in Washington and beyond.

    Murray was first elected in 1992 and has been a champion for veterans, working families, women, and economic opportunities for all. Before her tenure in the Senate, Murray worked as a preschool teacher, on the Shoreline School Board, and in the Washington state Senate.

    During her time in Congress, Sen. Murray has worked hard to keep our communities safe from gun violence, protect abortion access at the federal level so that everyone has reproductive freedom, and expand access to affordable childcare. This year, she voted in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act, the Freedom to Vote Act, and a slate of other progressive bills that invest in working communities so that our country is a place where everyone can thrive. Murray has earned an impressive and diverse coalition of endorsements from local and national organizations, elected leaders, and unions.

    Sen. Murray faces Tiffany Smiley, a triage nurse running on a MAGA Republican platform. Smiley has never held public office but she previously worked on Capitol Hill. Her Trump-inspired agenda aims to divide us while she seeks to cut funding from our most essential services and repurpose it for a needless border wall and more militarized police forces. Working Washingtonians need real solutions so that we can access the basics like gas, groceries, rent, and prescription medicine – not MAGA rhetoric and tax breaks for the wealthy.

    Sen. Patty Murray is a national leader on many of the most important issues facing our country. She has earned your vote for re-election.

    Patty Murray

    Sen. Patty Murray has been a consistent and strong progressive voice in the U.S. Senate. She's seeking re-election to continue fighting for our basic rights and a better quality of life in Washington and beyond.

    Patty Murray

    Sen. Patty Murray has been a consistent and strong progressive voice in the U.S. Senate. She's seeking re-election to continue fighting for our basic rights and a better quality of life in Washington and beyond.

  • Democrat Doug White is running for U.S. Representative for the 4th Congressional District. His platform is focused on protecting the local environment and expanding rural health care. He comes from several generations of Central Washington farmers and has worked with family businesses.

    White's focus would be a significant change from incumbent Dan Newhouse's conservative policies. He believes that climate change needs to be mitigated by local energy from solar and wind. White believes immigrants need a path forward to citizenship and that more must be done to secure affordable housing for all, provide a safety net for seniors and the vulnerable, and that infrastructure from waterways to broadband internet need to be modernized and rebuilt. Unlike his opponent, he also supports passing a law to protect reproductive freedom for all Americans.

    Incumbent Republican Dan Newhouse was first elected in 2014 and previously served as the Washington Director of Agriculture and in the state House of Representatives. He is very conservative, and while Trump was in office he voted with the president 93% of the time. While he was one of the few Republicans to support Trump's impeachment in 2021 after the attack on the capitol on January 6th, Newhouse refused to support the pandemic relief package. Newhouse is also strongly opposed to reproductive freedom and has an A+ rating from a national anti-abortion PAC.

    White is broadly endorsed by many Democratic organizations, unions, and more. For his willingness to take on the district's and nation's biggest issues, like protecting water and building up communities more equitably, we recommend Doug White for Congress for the 4th District.

    Doug White

    Democrat Doug White is running for U.S. Representative for the 4th Congressional District. His platform is focused on protecting the local environment and expanding rural health care. He comes from several generations of Central Washington farmers and has worked with family businesses.

    Doug White

    Democrat Doug White is running for U.S. Representative for the 4th Congressional District. His platform is focused on protecting the local environment and expanding rural health care. He comes from several generations of Central Washington farmers and has worked with family businesses.
  • Democrat Steve Hobbs is running to retain his position as secretary of state for the remainder of the two-year term. He is a first-generation Japanese American and 30-year member of the military, serving tours in Kosovo and Iraq before becoming a Lieutenant Colonel in the Washington Army National Guard.

    Hobbs was appointed Secretary of State in November of last year after Kim Wyman resigned to join the Biden Administration. Prior to his appointment, he served four terms in the Washington state Senate representing the 44th Legislative District. His voting record was consistently progressive on social issues and leaned more conservative on taxes and workers' rights.

    During his first 8 months in office, Hobbs has been laser-focused on protecting our electoral systems from attacks. He has used his background in national security to partner closely with the Department of Homeland Security to stop digital threats to our voting systems, both foreign and domestic. Hobbs also understands the challenge misinformation poses to the integrity of our elections. He has been working to set up a division within his office specifically to combat misinformation and wants to work closely with social media companies to ensure they take down dangerous conspiracy theories.

    As the pandemic recedes, Hobbs is committed to restarting his office's voter outreach program. He is very enthusiastic about a trusted messenger program he's launching to utilize community leaders to talk about the importance of voting. He also wants to improve outreach to reduce the racial disparities in rejected ballots because of signature mismatches.

    The only issue of concern with Hobbs is his personal opposition to ranked choice voting. During our interview, he shared that he's concerned about implementing a complicated new voting system at a moment of low trust in our elections. In addition, he is concerned that voters like his mother, who speaks English as a second language, will have a difficult time learning and participating in the new system. Experts have reiterated that ranked choice voting is simple for all voters and has been used successfully on ballots in multiple languages.

    Hobbs made a compelling case that the secretary of state must adapt to the new and complex challenges of running modern elections. Hobbs is a good choice if you're looking for someone with broad Democratic endorsements and with national security experience to safeguard and rebuild trust in our electoral system.

    Steve Hobbs

    Democrat Steve Hobbs is running to retain his position as secretary of state for the remainder of the two-year term.

    Steve Hobbs

    Democrat Steve Hobbs is running to retain his position as secretary of state for the remainder of the two-year term.

  • Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson is running as an independent to bring a non-partisan voice to the secretary of state's office. Anderson served on the Tacoma City Council before running for county auditor in 2009 and winning re-election three times. As Pierce County Auditor, which is a nonpartisan position, she has administered dozens of elections while also overseeing licensing and public record-keeping.

    Anderson is running because she believes political parties shouldn't be involved in running elections they are simultaneously trying to win. Her campaign priorities include supporting more local races becoming non-partisan, increasing access to voting and election information, and improving election security. She wants to translate the voters' pamphlet into 10 languages, going beyond what is mandated by the Voting Rights Act. She also wants to conduct risk-limiting audits in all 39 Washington counties and "pre-bunk" rumors to increase confidence in our state's election systems.

    During our interview, Anderson expressed support for Ranked Choice Voting because she believes it will allow candidates to break through our two-party political system. This is one of the biggest points of difference between Anderson and Hobbs.

    Anderson offers voters an experienced option if they are looking for a non-partisan administrator to manage our state's elections and support ranked choice voting.

    Julie Anderson

    Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson is running as an independent to bring a non-partisan voice to the secretary of state's office. Anderson served on the Tacoma City Council before running for county auditor in 2009 and winning re-election three times.

    Julie Anderson

    Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson is running as an independent to bring a non-partisan voice to the secretary of state's office. Anderson served on the Tacoma City Council before running for county auditor in 2009 and winning re-election three times.

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Legislative Races

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below legislative races on your ballot.

No Good Choices

Judith Warnick - 13th LD - No Good Choices

Republican incumbent Sen. Judith Warnick is running unopposed for re-election to represent the 13th Legislative District in the state Senate. She has served in the Legislature since 2007 and has been a state senator for seven of those years.

Judith Warnick - 13th LD - No Good Choices

Republican incumbent Sen. Judith Warnick is running unopposed for re-election to represent the 13th Legislative District in the state Senate. She has served in the Legislature since 2007 and has been a state senator for seven of those years.

No Good Choices

Thomas Dent - 13th LD - No Good Choices

Incumbent Republican Rep. Tom Dent is running for a fifth term in the House representing the 13th Legislative District in Position 1. His opponent, Ron Fode, dropped out earlier this year, leaving him running unopposed in this race.

Thomas Dent - 13th LD - No Good Choices

Incumbent Republican Rep. Tom Dent is running for a fifth term in the House representing the 13th Legislative District in Position 1. His opponent, Ron Fode, dropped out earlier this year, leaving him running unopposed in this race.

No Good Choices

Alex Ybarra - 13th LD - No Good Choices

Republican Rep. Alex Ybarra is running unopposed for re-election to Position 2 in the 13th Legislative District. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after taking over Rep. Matt Manweller’s seat and previously served as the president of the Quincy School Board.

Alex Ybarra - 13th LD - No Good Choices

Republican Rep. Alex Ybarra is running unopposed for re-election to Position 2 in the 13th Legislative District. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after taking over Rep. Matt Manweller’s seat and previously served as the president of the Quincy School Board.

No Hay Recomendación

Laurene Contreras is challenging Republican incumbent Chris Corry for the 14th Legislative District, Position 1 without a party preference. Contreras works for the Yakama Nation as an administrator for environmental restoration, waste management, and cleanup projects. She grew up on the Yakama Reservation and has been a community leader on issues at the intersection of tribal sovereignty and environmental stewardship for years. Contreras is running on a general platform to support families and the district with community problem-solving and bipartisan collaboration.

Corry joined the Legislature in 2019 and continues to work as an insurance broker outside of public office. In 2020, he was one of four Republican lawmakers who sued Gov. Inslee for his stay-at-home order during the height of the pandemic. Recently, Corry voted against a number of progressive bills including legislation to update the state’s carbon goals and a bill to keep our communities safe from high-capacity firearms.

In this race with no progressives, we recommend writing in a candidate of your choice or voting for Laurene Contreras for House Position 1.

Laurene Contreras - 14th LD - No Recommendation

Laurene Contreras is challenging Republican incumbent Chris Corry for the 14th Legislative District, Position 1 without a party preference. Contreras works for the Yakama Nation as an administrator for environmental restoration, waste management, and cleanup projects.
  • No Party Preference

    Liz Hallock

  • Former Green party candidate Liz Hallock is a small business owner and attorney running for the 14th Legislative District, House Position 2. Hallock ran for governor in 2020 on a platform to invest in small businesses, fight climate change, put people first, and safeguard our democracy from big money interests. Now, she is running as a “Women’s Reproductive Justice Party candidate” to lead with science, improve accessible child care, and pass a Green New Deal in Washington to bring economic security to working families while fighting climate change. A chosen delegate for Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2016, Hallock has ideas for big, structural change in Washington to require corporations and the wealthy to pay their share. If elected, she also wants to address the housing crisis, end mass incarceration due to the war on drugs, and stop attacks on recent reproductive freedom.

    Hallock is challenging Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, a staunch conservative seeking re-election for her fifth term in the Legislature. Outside of elected office, she works in the hotel industry. Recently, Mosbrucker voted with her Republican colleagues to oppose bills to keep our communities safe from high-capacity firearms and to improve our state’s climate response. She also voted against a ban on chokeholds and publicly critiqued the basic requirement that officers exhaust alternatives before using force.

    Hallock is the most progressive candidate in this race. We recommend her for Position 2 in the 14th Legislative District to invest in our communities.

    Liz Hallock

    Former Green party candidate Liz Hallock is a small business owner and attorney running for the 14th Legislative District, House Position 2.

    Liz Hallock

    Former Green party candidate Liz Hallock is a small business owner and attorney running for the 14th Legislative District, House Position 2.

No Hay Recomendación

Two Republicans who currently work in the Yakima County clerk’s office are running against each other to replace the current clerk, Tracey Slagle, who is not seeking re-election.

Mischa Venables is a senior accountant for the current county clerk and a local real estate broker. She has worked in a number of roles for the county clerk’s office and is now running on a vague platform to ensure that the office runs as transparently and efficiently as possible.

Billie Maggard is the other candidate in this race, and she currently works in the county clerk’s office as well. Maggard has a background in legal counsel and currently works in record keeping, legal support, and in court administration at the clerk’s office. She is running to bring consistent leadership to the office, noting the frequency of staff turnover in the office in the last few years.

Neither candidate in this race is running with progressive values. Write in a candidate of your choice for Yakima County clerk.
  • Democrat Angie Girard is challenging Republican incumbent Amanda McKinney for Yakima County commissioner in District 1. Girard made it onto the November ballot from a successful write-in campaign during the August primary.

    Girard has spent more than a decade working in accreditation for the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. She is running on a community-focused platform in this race to invest in health, safety, sustainability, and affordability in the county. She wants to work with the Board of Health to make sure that public health policy is science-based and address the housing crisis so that all Yakima residents can access a roof over their heads. Girard also wants to ensure that Yakima County has clean water and wants to build up renewable energy in the county to create high-paying jobs and a sustainable future.

    Incumbent commissioner McKinney is running for another term representing District 1. Previously, she spent two decades in banking. Now, she is running to bring conservative values to the Board of Commissioners and to cut funding that supports community services and public infrastructure.

    Angie Girard is the best choice in this race and deserves your vote to serve District 1 as a Yakima County commissioner.

    Angie Girard

    Democrat Angie Girard is challenging Republican incumbent Amanda McKinney for Yakima County commissioner in District 1. Girard made it onto the November ballot from a successful write-in campaign during the August primary.

    Angie Girard

    Democrat Angie Girard is challenging Republican incumbent Amanda McKinney for Yakima County commissioner in District 1. Girard made it onto the November ballot from a successful write-in campaign during the August primary.
  • Dulce Gutierrez is running for the open District 2 seat on the Yakima County Commission. This year, all three seats are open with new maps due to a lawsuit that alleged Latinos were disenfranchised by Yakima County's voting system. Gutierrez, a former Yakima City Council member, wants to deliver more economic opportunity, improve community safety, and expand affordable housing. She worked for seven years for the Washington State Labor Council and volunteers for the boards of the YWCA of Yakima, Planned Parenthood, and other organizations.

    Her vision of the county is one in which residents' quality of life keeps up with economic change. Gutierrez wants to invest in roads and renewable energy like solar to boost business and make sure that new housing can be built. She also wants to improve water access for farmers. Gutierrez believes that new zoning changes, like allowing homeowners to add housing units to their properties, will help alleviate the housing crunch and provide income to families.

    Gutierrez's opponent in this race is Republican Kyle Curtis, who is running as a moderate on a cautious platform. While both candidates say that a countywide emergency response radio system and a regional crime lab should be supported, Gutierrez goes a step further and wants to see more funding for crime prevention efforts, including recreational programs for youth. While Curtis says that the county should focus on mental health and substance abuse in working with its homeless residents, Gutierrez says that service providers are already giving assistance and more affordable housing will be crucial for helping people find permanent residences.

    Gutierrez's strong experience on the city council and progressive credentials make her the best choice in this race.

    Dulce Gutierrez

    Dulce Gutierrez is running for the open District 2 seat on the Yakima County Commission. This year, all three seats are open with new maps due to a lawsuit that alleged Latinos were disenfranchised by Yakima County's voting system.

    Dulce Gutierrez

    Dulce Gutierrez is running for the open District 2 seat on the Yakima County Commission. This year, all three seats are open with new maps due to a lawsuit that alleged Latinos were disenfranchised by Yakima County's voting system.
  • Justice Mary Yu is running unopposed to continue serving on the state Supreme Court. Yu was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2014, elected by voters to the seat later that year, and re-elected in 2016. Before joining Washington’s highest court, she spent 14 years as a trial court judge in King County Superior Court and earlier as the deputy chief of staff to former King County prosecutor Norm Maleng.

    Yu has an unimpeachable reputation and has been rated “exceptionally well qualified” by a number of key bar associations. On the court, she has been a voice for equal justice and upholding the rights of all. Now, she is running with endorsements from all of her fellow justices as well as a number of retired justices from the court.

    Justice Yu deserves your vote to continue serving as one of Washington’s state Supreme Court justices.

    Mary Yu

    Justice Mary Yu is running unopposed to continue serving on the state Supreme Court. Yu was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2014, elected by voters to the seat later that year, and re-elected in 2016.

    Mary Yu

    Justice Mary Yu is running unopposed to continue serving on the state Supreme Court. Yu was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2014, elected by voters to the seat later that year, and re-elected in 2016.
  • Justice Barbara Madsen has served on the state Supreme Court for 30 years and is running unopposed for re-election this year. She was only the third woman to serve on the court when she was first elected 1992. During her time on the court, her fellow justices elected her the 55th chief justice of the court – a position she held for 7 years.

    Having spent her career in both public defense and prosecuting, Madsen has extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and a passion for serving her community. Her re-election has been endorsed by each of her fellow justices and a wide range of other judicial leaders and community organizations.

    Justice Madsen has served the state with fair and equal justice. She deserves your vote to remain in her seat on Washington’s Supreme Court.

    Barbara Madsen

    Justice Barbara Madsen has served on the state Supreme Court for 30 years and is running unopposed for re-election this year. She was only the third woman to serve on the court when she was first elected 1992.

    Barbara Madsen

    Justice Barbara Madsen has served on the state Supreme Court for 30 years and is running unopposed for re-election this year. She was only the third woman to serve on the court when she was first elected 1992.

  • Justice G. Helen Whitener is running unopposed for re-election to Position 6 on Washington’s Supreme Court. Whitener became the first Black woman to serve on the state’s Supreme Court in April 2020 when she was appointed to fill a vacancy by Gov. Inslee. Later that year, she won her election to fill the remainder of the term. Prior to joining the Washington Supreme Court, Whitener served on the Pierce County Superior Court and worked as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney before becoming a judge.

    Justice Whitener is a Trinidadian immigrant and openly gay justice, and she has worked to be a representative voice for justice for all in the state’s highest court. In this race, she has earned the endorsement of each one of her fellow justices as well as some retired justices. Whitener has been rated as "exceptionally well-qualified" by a number of bar associations and has done an exceptional job since joining the court.

    Whitener is an important voice on the State Supreme Court and deserves your voice to continue serving as a justice in Position 6.

    G. Helen Whitener

    Justice G. Helen Whitener is running unopposed for re-election to Position 6 on Washington’s Supreme Court. Whitener became the first Black woman to serve on the state’s Supreme Court in April 2020 when she was appointed to fill a vacancy by Gov. Inslee.

    G. Helen Whitener

    Justice G. Helen Whitener is running unopposed for re-election to Position 6 on Washington’s Supreme Court. Whitener became the first Black woman to serve on the state’s Supreme Court in April 2020 when she was appointed to fill a vacancy by Gov. Inslee.