Sue Hildreth Candidate Questionnaire

What is your organizing experience? What is your plan for growing power in 2019 should you be elected to your position? Organizing experience: Following on anti-racism efforts in my Minneapolis high school, my political organizing began with door-to-door canvassing in South Dakota for anti-war candidate George McGovern in 1972. Spanning decades on two coasts, the… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 1/14

Issaquah Paraeducators Vote on First-Ever Strike The Office Professionals of Issaquah and Paraeducators of SEIU Local 925 voted to strike, with over 90% of their members in support. In a region that has taken for granted its drivers, cooks, janitors, nurses, secretaries and more, this is especially dank.  Educators may also vote to strike in… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 1/7

Federal workers stand up against the Federal Shutdown 78% of workers are live paycheck to paycheck. The current federal shutdown magnifies this. There are 75,525 federal workers in Washington. Many outside this figure are contractors, a process exacerbated by the Bush administration, where private employees do work that would otherwise be done (and protected under… Read more »

Chris Natale Candidate Questionnaire

Nominated For: Internal Organizer What is your organizing experience? What is your plan for growing power in 2019 should you be elected to your position? My first organizing experience was founding and acting as a regular facilitator for a Get Money Out of Politics affinity group during the Occupy Wall Street protests. My politics have… Read more »

Hannah Atkinson Candidate Questionnaire

Nominated For: Secretary What is your organizing experience? What is your plan for growing power in 2019 should you be elected to your position? Like many, I joined DSA after the 2016 election, realizing that it wasn’t enough to just hope for a better future. For close to two years now, I have co-organized the… Read more »

Roy Zuñiga Candidate Questionnaire

Nominated For: At-Large Organizer What is your organizing experience? What is your plan for growing power in 2019 should you be elected to your position? During 2018 I was appointed to the Internal Organizing committee and later became active with the Communications WG to ensure chapter communications go out in a timely manner, and source… Read more »

Lucas Carpenter Candidate Questionnaire

Nominated For: Secretary What is your organizing experience? What is your plan for growing power in 2019 should you be elected to your position? Drove canvassing turnout for Sarah Smith in Fall 2018. I’ve been organizing in my industry since March 2018. For this position specifically I have been both the chair and notetaker for… Read more »

Madeline Hanhardt Candidate Questionnaire

Nominated For: Co-Chair What is your organizing experience? What is your plan for growing power in 2019 should you be elected to your position? I’m the daughter of a career union organizer and a former campaign manager, so you could say that organizing is in my blood. I also grew up in one of the… Read more »

Chris Pollina Candidate Questionnaire

Nominated For: Internal Organizer What is your organizing experience? What is your plan for growing power in 2019 should you be elected to your position? While it’s not exactly organizing in the same capacity, my job as director of children’s programs at a Unitarian church is the most recent experience of “internal organizing” I have.… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 12/17

This week: Gov. Inslee’s office extols prison labor, SDOT has a love-in with rideshare apps, the “Justice” Department sues to stop Washington from helping sick workers, EMTs and Facebook workers fight the boss, and Durkan-Constantine go full Seattle Process. Editor’s Note: The Hellhole will be taking 2 scheduled weeks off to celebrate Saturnalia, look for the next edition… Read more »