Welcome to the website of the Whatcom County Democratic Party! Our goal is to keep you informed and motivated to get involved in our local political activities. Please check our monthly calendar to stay updated on all our events. In August, stop by our booth at the Northwest Washington Fair, staffed by volunteers all week.
Also, join us for an exciting new production and fundraiser for the Whatcom Democrats.
The Ghosts of Tonkin
August 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin resolution and the start of the Vietnam War. On the heels of their sold-out performances of Border Songs, Bellingham TheatreWorks presents The Ghosts of Tonkin. Written by Steve Lyons and directed by Mark Kuntz, this award-winning play dramatizes the behind-the-scenes story of how seemingly well-intentioned public officials brought about one of the most devastating episodes in the history of the United States: The Vietnam War.
By purchasing tickets online and entering the password code DEM and clicking "See available Tickets", the Whatcom Democrats will receive half of the ticket proceeds!
Post-play discussion moderated by Joe Teehan on Friday and Janet Marino on Saturday.
Bellingham High School Auditorium, 2020 Cornwall, Bellingham. August 29 and 30. Tickets are $10. www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org for tickets and information.
Intimate Conversations and Casual Dinning will kick off with our hosts William and Cheryl Hockett-Prelle and Catherine Chambers. Our guest 40th Legislative District Representative Kris Lytton will join us for an evening of delectable food and conversation. This enchanting Celtic late midsummer dinner will feature Strawberry Liqueur, Rhubarb Bread with Faerie Butter, Watercress Soup, Sweet Peas with Mint, Tweed Kettle (Salmon), Steamed Oran ge Pudding and Cornish Saffron Cakes.
Meeting: Thursday July 17th
6pm Dinner: Taco Bar for $10
7pm Endorsements and program on Minimum Wage
Members will vote on a proposed slate of candidates for Charter Review Commission:
District 1: Todd Donovan, Barbara Ryan, Thomas Stuen, Alie Walker and Eli Mackiewicz
District 2: Susan Gribbin, Judd Morse, Bob Bandarra, Stan Snapp, Kate Blystone
District 3: Richard May, John Lesow, Chris Johnson
Members of the Whatcom Democrats gathered Thursday, June 19th for an endorsement meeting. Candidates for 2014 elected office introduced themselves and fielded questions from the audience.
Seth Fleetwood Tuesday June 17th - 5pm Whatcom Museurm - 121 Prospect St Bellingham
Joy Monjure Thursday June 26th - 6pm - 8pm Bellewood Acres
Monday, June 23, 5 PM to 7 PM
Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 S. Harbor Loop
Bellingham, WA 98225
For more information, call Campaign Manager Patrick Stickney @ 425 - 681 - 8137
Super Gardeners Peggy Borgens and Ronalee Kincaid once again went above and beyond and did an amazing amount of work to bring the Whatcom Democrats over $600 from the annual plant sale. Thank you to Peggy and Ronalee, for all their growing, potting, and transporting, and other volunteers who helped out during the sale.
by Catherine Chambers, Development/Finance Committee Chair
by Daydre Phillips
Lots more parades to walk in with the Democrats – Please join us! The Ski to Sea Blossomtime Parade was a huge success! 34 people walked together under our big tent! Candidate Seth Fleetwood joined us for his first parade. Thanks to everyone that joined us. Also thanks to Riley who led us in chants to let people know that “Everyone Is Welcome Under Our Big Tent”
Stommish Water Festival, June 21st
Sumas Community Days, June 28th
Blaine Old Fashioned 4th of July, 4th of July
Everson/Nooksack Festival, July 12
Bellingham Pride Parade - Sunday, July 13th
Discovery Days Parade - Saturday, July 19th
Old Settler's Grand Parade - Saturday, July 26th
Watch your email for meeting place details, email Daydre email@example.com or call her at 303-3072. Please join us whenever you can!
Having 34 people in the Ski to Sea Parade happened because of the efforts of many people. We would like to thank all of the office staff and the PCOs that called Democrats in their precincts to ask people to join us in the parade. Every phone call was very important! We shared a booth with DFA (Democracy for America) at the Ski to Sea Festival on Sunday thanks to the generosity of Chuck Robinson of Village Books and Hue Beattie, who arranged it.