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Race to the bottom: Peace Health plans to get rid of up to 100 living-wage jobs from County

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Thu, 2017-02-23 12:11

What's an employer to do, after its employees have chosen to unionize? Why, export the work to an out-of-state, for profit, and non-union company, that's what! Peace Health plans to evade its union contract with scores of lab techs in Whatcom County by oursourcing their jobs to out of the County. Absolutely classic union-busting 2.0. 

Democratic Activism Now: Support Heather!

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Sat, 2017-02-11 19:28

Our own Heather Christianson is running for a position on the Whatcom Conservation Board, a local board that advises farmers. Unlike other elections, you have to request a ballot in advance or go to vote in person on March 14th.

If you miss the deadline to request a ballot:

Vote on March 14th at the Conservation District office at 6975 Hannegan Road.

Heather's website: https://www.peopleforheather.com/

 

 

Double-Dipping Doug

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Thu, 2017-01-26 17:21

The 42nd Legislative district's state senator - Doug Ericksen -should either  resign or refund the taxpayers. He is collecting full salary from us Washington State taxpayers, and just accepted a post in the Trump Administration to help oversee dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency. Please see:

https://www.change.org/p/doug-ericksen-demand-that-senator-ericksen-resign-or-refund-taxpayers-of-wa-state-for-half-his-salary

Thousands march peacefully through Bellingham

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Sat, 2017-01-21 14:21

Thanks to the several-thousand folks who participated in the Womens' March on Saturday January 21. Strong motivation!

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Don’t Mourn. Organize!

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Sat, 2017-01-14 16:23

 

“Don’t Mourn, Organize!”

Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Lecture Room, Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Avenue.

(Inauguration is at 9:00 a.m. our time)

Listen to Keith Ellison and Tom Perez, candidates for DNC Chair

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Fri, 2017-01-13 13:19

From Talking Points Memo,  download or listen to in-depth interviews with Keith Ellison and Tom Perez:

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/podcast/tjms-ep-11-keith-ellison

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/podcast/episode-12-tom-perez

Fund Planned Parenthood -- Support Rally in Bellingham

Submitted by Kurt Lee Price on Wed, 2017-02-08 13:26

Across the country people are holding rallies to convince Congress to defund Planned Parenthood. We don't want to defund--we want to DEFEND! 

City Council Meeting: Divest US Bank and Sanctuary City

Submitted by Kurt Lee Price on Wed, 2017-02-08 13:23

Come demand that the Bellingham City Council divest $70 million from US Bank! Let's follow the example set by the Seattle City Council in the divestment of $3 billion from Wells Fargo. This is a follow up to our protest at US Bank on Saturday, 2/4.

New officers elected for 2017-2018

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Sun, 2017-01-08 19:48

On Saturday, January 7, the Whatcom Democrats' PCOs (Precinct Committee Officers) met for the special, biennial "reorganization" meeting. The officers were elected as follows:

Chair: Barbara Lewis

1st Vice Chair: Abe Jacobson

2nd Vice Chair: Andrew Reding

Treasurer: Peggy Borgens

Secretary: Charis Snyder-Gilbert

State Committeeman: Richard May

State Committeewoman: Tatum Kenn

 

Thanks to the 91 PCOs who took part.

Womens Marches- Seattle and Bellingham- Jan 21st

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Mon, 2017-01-02 14:06

Buses to Seattle SOLD OUT! Buses will load at 7:30 Am at the old Costco parking lot.