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Jason Ritchie has taken strong stands as a progressive Democrat on important issues for all of us. Here's your chance to ask questions, go more in depth and get to know him. Since any reddit member can ask questions, this should be interesting!

Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm PST (6:00 pm EST)

The reddit site says they update their calendar at midnight so I don't have a link to his specific hosted "I AM A". The calendar on the bottom right of the Reddit I AM A page has times/links to the I AM A's and in the upper right is a log-in or link to create an account.

Jason welcomes this opportunity to interact and says he is looking forward to our questions. More info below the path to turning the House BLUE in 2014.

I have never used reddit so please jump in the comments with any information that might be helpful.  Here's some basic information:

reddit noun, verb
noun: a type of online community where users vote on content
verb: to take part in a reddit community
“reddit is a great example of a site that has become far more than simply a social-networking or link-sharing utility and has grown into a real online community that can get things done.”
...I AM A is a place to interview people, but in a new way. "IAmA" is the traditional way of beginning the description of who you are; "AMA" is the traditional way of ending the description; the acronym means "Ask me anything." The interviewee begins the process by starting a post, describing who they are and what they do. Then, commenters leave questions and can vote on other questions according to which they would like to see answered. The interviewee then goes through and responds to any questions that he/she would like, and in any way that he/she prefers.
reddit AMA on Twitter @reddit_AMA

WA-08 is R+1, won by President Obama in 2008 and 2012. Last October during the GOP shutdown a PPP poll showed the incumbent GOPer Dave Reichert with underwater approvals of 32-47.

This is a district that should be blue. Jason is working hard to make that happen and we can help. Will you get involved?  Here's how!

VOTING FOR PRIMARY ALREADY IN PROGRESS ~ VOTE VOTE VOTE!

WA-08 district map

Voter registration info: If you live in WA-08 you can check your voter registration, determine your candidates, where to return ballots or register to vote. The registration deadline for the primary has passed, but you can register now for the general election in November.

Primary Info

July 7      Deadline for voter registration, address change and other updates
July 18    Start of 18-day voting period (through Election Day). Ballots are mailed out
                and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available at voting centers.
July 28    Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in person only)
August 5    Primary

Help close that funding gap:

DONATE: The GOP is funding incumbent Reichert's campaign 7 to 1. Every dollar now will make a big impact on Jason's campaign.  Join me and be a part of the action to get a great candidate who is on our side.

You can be a part of this campaign:

Jason's campaign website: Jason Ritchie for Congress

Ritchie For Congress
P.O. Box 2165
Issaquah, WA 98027
425-324-6888

Volunteer: Sign up for his e-newsletter, canvas, make calls, share updates on FaceBook and Twitter, host a house party, or write a letter to the editor.

Be a field organizer

Follow Jason on Twitter: @Ritchie4wa8

Like Jason on Facebook: Ritchie for Congress

Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 12:11 PM PT: There was a glitch and Jason is not on the calendar, but this link will take you to the new I AM A's and I believe he should appear there at 3 PM PST/6 PM EST.  I am leaving shortly and won't be able to check.

Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 12:12 PM PT: Oh, for pete's sake! I didn't give you the link. This is the newest I AM A's.

http://www.reddit.com/...

Originally posted to Seattle & Puget Sound Kos on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 08:09 PM PDT.

Also republished by Koscadia and Knowledge Democrats.

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)

    I'm on Twitter: ThisMagicalEarth@MagicalEarth

    by ParkRanger on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 08:09:14 PM PDT

  •  I just moved to this district last year (2+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, ParkRanger

    I didn't realize it when I moved. I'm like 2 blocks into district 8.

    I voted for Ritchie. I mailed my ballot back today.

    O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives. ::: Jim Morrison :::

    by Kevanlove on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 10:49:50 PM PDT

    •  Great news! I wish I could vote for him. (1+ / 0-)
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      Penny GC

      He really is progressive on all the issues and takes very clear stands. He's working hard.

      I'm in a very red county in red state Indiana so doing this from a distance.  His team has been wonderful to work with.  I hope you will consider phone banking or volunteering in some way. I wish I could and think it would be a lot of fun.

      Democrats are totally demoralized here. So for the midterms, I'm putting my energy into the districts we can win and this is one of them.  Votes are what counts so you just took a step to make it happen. Thanks for letting me know. :)

      ~Suzanne

      I'm on Twitter: ThisMagicalEarth@MagicalEarth

      by ParkRanger on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 11:45:37 AM PDT

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