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 campaign office, just down the hall, is busy phone-banking and door-belling every afternoon, and phone-banking every evening. The Campaign welcomes volunteers!
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.
Dominated by Tea-Party radicals, the 2015 Charter Commission rammed through a plan (Propositions 1, 2, 3) that would deny most voters in Whatcom County the opportunity to be effectively represented on County Council. Fortunately, the County Council sponsored two proposed Amendments (Propositions 9 & 10) that would enhance representation for all our citizens. Please mark your ballot to Reject 1, 2, 3, and to Accept 9 & 10.
Todd Donovan (www.donovanforwhatcom.org) is a well-known political-science professor at Western Washington University. He has served on boards and commissions, giving unstintingly of his time to his community.
Satpal Sidhu (http://votesatpalsidhu.com/) is one of our two endorsed candidates for County Council. An engineer by profession, he served as a Dean at Bellingham Technical College, where he was successful in growing training programs for young people to pursue high-quality, family-wage careers with local industries. Satpal is also an independent businessman, involved in the marketing of our County's huge berry production.
Bobby Briscoe (http://www.briscoeforport.com/) is our candidate for the Port Commission. He is a successful commercial fisherman with four decades of experience running his own business.
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.
IF YOU ARE PROGRESSIVE, HIGHLY MOTIVATED, AND NOW OR RECENTLY A STUDENT, WE MAY WANT TO HIRE YOU AS A PAID CAMPAIGN INTERN.
Contact campaign coordinator Dylan T. Richardson, at e-mail
dylanrichardsonwa [AT] gmail [DOT] com
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
Our Campaign office now has a dedicated phone line for use by volunteers. Please call (360)255-1589 to reach the campaign office.