Alexander M. West (oneirophage) wrote in uw,
Alexander M. West
oneirophage
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Washington Presidential Caucuses - February 7th

The Washington State Caucuses are coming up on February 7th. This is everyone's chance to help choose who will run against George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential election. Only about 40,000 people are expected to participate in the caucus statewide, so if you go, your vote counts a whole lot. It should be interesting, fun, and generally take less than an hour, so you should all go! Details follow.

Who: Anyone may go. Those who consider themselves Democrats may speak and vote.

When: Saturday, February 7th at 10:00 AM.

Where: Each caucus will be held somewhere near where you live. To find your caucus first find out what Legislative District you live in. This can be done using http://www.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Default.aspx. Then call or email your Legislative District Chair, whom you can find at http://www.wa-democrats.org/ldchairs.php.

For those political geeks who know which precinct they are in (or have a voter registration card and read their precinct number off of it) you can find exactly where your caucus is at: http://www.wa-democrats.org/prex.php.

What: You basically get together with a bunch of other people, talk about the candidates for a while, and then get into groups based on who you like. Then you pick someone from your group to represent all of your opinions at the County level. If you want a bit more information, you can visit http://www.wa-democrats.org/Caucusinfo.php and get a little more data. If you are interested in a lot more data the Democratic party is running training sessions all month on this subject. Ask your Legislative District chair ASAP if you are interested.

I'm excited about this upcoming time to vote, and I hope you all are too! If your Legislative District chair doesn't get back to you after a day or two, call or write them again or try the vice-chair. If you have any questions, or need further help, feel free to contact ask me, oneirophage

P.S. Getting the word out about this is important. Please feel free to copy this to your journal so everyone else can see it.
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