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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.   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.

Mark your Calendars: The Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner is Back!

The 2015 Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner will be held on Sunday, May 17, at the Silver Reef Events Center. Join us for a fabulous Northwest buffet featuring salmon and steak, a dynamic keynote speaker, and great entertainment. Our guest list includes local environmental groups, labor groups, local Tribal Nations as well as local and state level elected officials and party notables. All Democrats are welcome.  Until March 31, tickets are $45 each, and tables of Eight are $325. After March 31, tickets are $50 or $375 per table.  Purchase tickets at      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.

Upcoming Campaign Kickoffs

Submitted by John Flancher on Tue, 2014-06-17 10:43

Seth Fleetwood Tuesday June 17th - 5pm Whatcom Museurm - 121 Prospect St Bellingham

Joy Monjure Thursday June 26th - 6pm - 8pm Bellewood Acres

Satpal Sidhu Campaign Kick Off

Submitted by John Flancher on Tue, 2014-06-17 10:42

Monday, June 23, 5 PM to 7 PM

Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 S. Harbor Loop

Bellingham, WA 98225

Email: satpal42nd@gmail.com

For more information, call Campaign Manager Patrick Stickney @ 425 - 681 - 8137

Thank You To Our Amazing Peggy and Ronalee

Submitted by John Flancher on Tue, 2014-06-17 10:41

 

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.

Democratic Dinner Series: Casual Dining, Intimate Conversations

Submitted by John Flancher on Tue, 2014-06-17 10:40

by Catherine Chambers, Development/Finance Committee Chair