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.
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
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.
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; email@example.com).
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.
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
Sunday, March 29th
at the home of Bob Hall & Linda Ford
115 S Forest St
$1000 Co- Host | $500 Sponsor | $250 Guest | $100 Friend
RSVP Online: www.pattymurray.com/march29.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-328-2969 with any questions.
Whatcom Democrats Monthly Membership Meeting
Thursday March 19
7pm - 9pm
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.
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.
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.