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Welcome to the website of the Whatcom County Democratic Party.   Our goal is to keep you Informed, Interested and Involved in our Local Political Activities.   

The Whatcom Democrats Operate all year around, supporting Democrats at all levels, with an office at 215 W. Holly Street, in Downtown Bellingham.  We have Monthly Meetings at the Bellingham Public Library, generally on the third Thursday of every month, at 7:00 PM.

Please Check Our Monthly Calendar To Stay Updated On All Our Events. Click On "Calendar" At The Top Left Side To Get An Expanded Monthly View.

 

Plant Sale Starts Today - Please Support!

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Fri, 2015-05-22 11:42

Whatcom Democrats Annual Plant Sale: Hundreds of locally grown perennials, shrubs, trees and native plants can be found at the Whatcom Democrats Annual Plant Sale.  May 22nd, 3:00 to 6:00,  and May 23rd, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, at 2920 Eldridge Avenue. For more information, call 647-7661 or 671-2612.

May 22nd 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

May 23rd 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Whatcom Dems Support SEIU-1199 Walk-Out

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Wed, 2015-05-13 11:00

At 5:15 AM on May 13, several Whatcom Democrats turned up at the entrance to St. Joseph's Hospital to support the SEIU-1199 one-day strike of CNAs and techs.

another Whatcom Democrat at SEIU picket

Take These 4 Actions to Support Striking St Joseph's Caregivers

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Mon, 2015-05-11 18:04

1) Wednesday, May 13, 5:30 am--Join Peace Health caregivers on Squalicum Parkway as they walk out.

2) Thursday, May 14, 7 am--Join Peace Health caregivers on Squalicum Parkway as they return to work at the hospital.

3) Wednesday, May 13, 5 pm--Come to a rally in front of St. Joes (Squalicum & Ellis) to support the caregivers.

4) Call or e-mail hospital CEO Dale Zender and tell him not to lock out caregivers.
(office: 360-738-6313; cell: 360-815-6444; dzender@peacehealth.org).

The Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner is Back!

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Tue, 2015-04-28 14:40

Mark your calendars!  Sunday, May 17th at 5:00, is the event of the year for local Democrats. Tickets are $50 each or $375 per table of 8.  Purchase tickets here http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1342546 or call us at 647-7661. 

Updated with Changes Made at April Meeting: Resolution in Favor of Establishing Civil Forfeiture

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Mon, 2015-04-13 14:53

 

RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ABOLISHING CIVIL FORFEITURE

 

 

Whereas: “Civil” asset forfeiture allows law enforcement to seize and keep property without a criminal conviction, and puts the onus on the property owner to “prove” that he or she obtained the property legitimately, or that it wasn’t used for criminal activity; reversing the presumption of innocence until proven guilty; and

 

Patty Murray Reception/Fundraiser

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Tue, 2015-03-24 14:13

Sunday, March 29th

3:30-5:30 p.m.

at the home of Bob Hall & Linda Ford

115 S Forest St

Bellingham, Washington 

 

$1000 Co- Host | $500 Sponsor | $250 Guest | $100 Friend

RSVP Online: www.pattymurray.com/march29. 

You can also email chris@newmanpartners.com or call 206-3‌28-2969 with any questions.

Join Us for our March Meeting

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Thu, 2015-03-12 12:02

Whatcom Democrats Monthly Membership Meeting
Thursday March 19
7pm - 9pm
 

2015 Location:
Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room
210 Central Ave.

Wendy Czopp of Represent.US will describe the organization's Anti-Corruption Act, a "portable" ordinance/law that can be passed at the local or state level. She will also discuss local and state campaign possibilities. We will also from the workers at the Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic about their struggle to maintain liveable wages and health benefits.

She's Jumping in Again!

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Fri, 2015-01-23 16:15

Super-candidate Joy Monjure is stepping up again - this time to run for a Supervisor position with the Whatcom Conservation District.  Joy is concerned about the "natural resource challenges that threaten our health, culture, economy and quality of life".  Joy has worked with the Conservation District in the past and says that it is a unique form of non-regulatory government that matches local resource needs with technical and financial resources to help landowners with “on-the-ground” conservation projects.

July Meeting - Charter Review Endorsements

Submitted by Mike Estes on Fri, 2014-07-11 11:41

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

Whatcom Democrats Announce 2014 Endorsements

Submitted by Mike Estes on Fri, 2014-06-20 12:40

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.