The very future of Whatcom County is going to be decided this month. In just a couple weeks, ballots are going to arrive, and our very way of life in Whatcom is at risk.
With conservatives swarming the airwaves, the newspapers, and the internet with their smears and fear-mongering, the time has come to stand up and fight.
Are you ready to fight for an economy of progress that invests in the future? Are you ready to fight for our working farmers, and clean drinking water? Are you ready to work towards common sense solutions and efficient government? Are you ready to fight for the future of Whatcom?
Our candidates have been slugging it out against the onslaught of gravel miners' dirty money, and extreme right slander. They need our help to get them over the finish line.
Call the office today and join the fight for Whatcom’s future! We need doorbellers, phonebankers and letter-writers. Call today at 647-7661 to see what you can do to save our county
On April 2nd, over 1,500 people gathered at the Peace Arch Park for a record setting international rally for worker’s rights. Public school teachers tired of being demonized stood shoulder to shoulder with Laborers that were furious about their rights being stripped away. Speakers from Oregon to BC spoke about how the fight in Wisconsin is our wake up call.
Whatcom Democrats third ANNUAL Plant Sale
Friday, April 22nd – 4-7 pm
Saturday, April 23rd – 9am-noon
2414 C STREET (on the corner of C and Cornwall)
We will have native plants, perennials, trees, shrubs and probably a few surprises.
Vincent Buys, Jason Overstreet and Doug Ericksen all came up for a town hall meeting a few weeks ago. The local republican party tried to scare up their members sending out this alarmed email:
"Town Hall Meeting with 42nd District Legislators
In the last month, a whole wave of new candidates have stepped forward for local races. In Bellingham, we have Dan Pike running for reelection against former legislator Kelli Linville. For the Bellingham City Council, we have Jack Weiss, Terry Borneman, Barry Buchanan and Seth Fleetwood up for re-election. Challenging Barry Buchanan for his seat in the 3rd ward is Cathy Lehman, downtown business advocate and director of the local Futurewise chapter. Challenging Seth Fleetwood is Larry Farr, former candidate for City Council and chairman of the Downtown Parking Commission.
A call for phone bankers to help with voter ID calls to targeted precincts.
Too many of our elections have been decided by extremely small margins in Whatcom County. We can change this by focusing on finding more Democrats among the voters who have never been identified by Party. These calls will be made during in informal office shifts, from home and periodic organized phone banks. We encourage you to sign up for a shift during regular business hours. Help us make a difference in the outcome of future elections.
When OFA debriefed volunteers after the election in 2010 the consistent theme from their comments was that Democrats don’t do messaging well. To address that issue a program has been started to train people who interact with voters to be more successful in delivering a consistent and effective message. The first training in Bellingham was held on March 8th and the second on March 26th at the Democrats office. Both were well attended and the feedback was very enthusiastic. The instructor was Alex Hendrickson, OFA Field Director for the 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts. A third training session has been scheduled for Saturday, April 30th from 10am to noon at the Democrats office in Bellingham.
A messaging practice session has been scheduled as well for people who have already had the training for Tuesday, April 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Democrats office in Bellingham.
We are witnessing a war on the working people of America. Everyday, a handful of people make millions while the rest of us work endlessly to keep a roof over our heads and food on our table. As we've seen in Wisconsin and many other states, conservative ideologues are using the recession and tax revenue shortfalls to screw the little guy out of a seat at the bargaining table and instead push their cruel social agenda of deadly cuts to our vital social programs.
But here in Whatcom County, we are fighting back! Join us with your membership in the Whatcom Democrats today
The Board wishes to thank Dave Willingham for his service as 2010 Platform Committee chair and the chair of the Issues and Resolutions Committee. Dave recently resigned his chairmanship, so we are looking for a new Issues & Resolutions Committee chair, and committee members.
We've had a flurry of resolutions recently, presented to the membership for adoption at our monthly meetings. At the our February meeting, we adopted two resolutions, one supporting ferry worker unions, and one calling for the repeal or amendment of the 3-strikes law.