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Welcome to the website of the Whatcom County Democratic Party. The Whatcom Democrats operate all year around, supporting Democrats at all levels, with an office at 215 W. Holly Street, in Downtown Bellingham, which is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm. Our phone number is 647-7661.
We have Monthly Meetings at the Bellingham Public Library, generally on the third Thursday of every month, at 7:00 PM.
Democratic Caucuses will take place on March 26, 2016. See link below for locations.
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.
To find your caucus location:
(List updated weekly. Please check back for possible changes)
by Catherine Chambers
The Caucuses are Coming!
Choose Presidential Candidate Delegates in March
It all begins at your Precinct Caucus, March 26, 2016
The road to the White House starts in your neighborhood, when you and your neighbors meet together in a Democratic Precinct Caucus to choose delegates to represent your Presidential candidate of choice.
by Debbie Adelstein, Whatcom County Auditor
I'm happy to report that the method of return was as follows: Ballot Drop Box (66.3%); mail (33.6%). We receive via email and fax (.1%). Voters chose to use the ballot drop boxes at a record high level and the extra cost to be incurred for extra postage won't be as high as it could have been. Good news!
by Daydre Phillips
A Big Thanks
To all the people who braved the stormy weather to hand out palm cards!
Linda Schonborn, Bob Seaman, Cheryl hockett- prelle, Elaine Hornal, Hue Beattie, Dianne Foster, & Andi Douglass!! Very much appreciated!
Also, Thanks again to Bob Seaman for having a table at the Art Walk in October! A very important place to be on that First Friday! He registered 5 people and gave out lots of palm cards!! He has been there many First Fridays this election year.
by Abe Jacobson
This was a community effort. Volunteers showed up in force to knock on doors and make calls. People from all around Whatcom County sent in checks of all sizes. Citizens decided to spend their time and hard-earned money to invest in a positive future through an important local election.
We had 245 volunteers.
They put in a total of 480 shifts.
Together we knocked on 30-thousand doors.
And made 70-thousand calls to voters.
The Coordinated Campaign had 192 individual donations.
Two Resolutions were passed at the General Membership meeting on September 17th.
Resolution 1: In 2016, DNC needs a level playing field and
Resolution 2: Censuring Votes Made in Favor of the Trade Promotion Authority and Opposed to Trade Agreements Not Negotiated in Accordance With the Democratic 2014 Platform Principles
See attached for full text of Resolutions.
Bernie and Hillary buttons and bumper stickers are now available in the office. Come see us during the week, between 10 am and 2 pm, to get what you need to support your candidate.
by Richard May
(Richard May represents Whatcom County on the State Democratic Committee. He is also a member of the 2015 Charter Review Commission.)
Carbon WA –Endorsed
Paid and Protected Sick leave – Endorsed
Initiative 1401 –Endangered Species – Endorsed
Initiative 1366 –Eyman initiative – Opposed
Charter Review Amendments 1-3 – Opposed
County Council Amendment 10 – Endorsed
Proposal by County Exec to build a new jail – No endorsement