by Daydre Phillips
The Outreach Committee has been very active reaching out to register voters throughout the county. Some of the places we went to are listed below:
Join your fellow Democrats for a fun weekend of supporting our
candidates on October 20th/21st to drop literature at walkable addresses in Bellingham. Drop by the office at 215 W. Holly (use the Bay St. entrance) from 4-6 PM on Friday, 10-2 on Saturday and 12-2 on Sunday to pick up your lists and literature. Refreshments provided on Saturday.
by Steve Schuck, Membership Chair
Membership Promotion: Through November 6th for only $1 (one dollar) the Whatcom Democrats are offering first-time memberships to all young people whom President Obama's Affordable Care Act has allowed to stay on their parents' health insurance (that is, younger than age 26). Members receive the monthly Grassroots newsletter and may vote in various internal elections. Applicants must be registered to vote in Whatcom County.
In Providing Healthcare for All
Representative Eileen Cody, Chair of the House Health and Wellness Care Committee.
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 6:30 PM at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center at 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, near St. Joseph’s Hospital. Information: Aileen Satushek (360) 398-2295
Representative Cody will discuss health care reform implementation and controlling the cost of care. After the presentation, there will be a question and answer session.
September 18, 7 PM, Chuckanut Brewery The Whatcom Young Democrats are pleased that Stonewall Bird, or a representative from NO COAL!, will join us on September 18 at 7 PM at Chuckanut Brewery. We invite all interested to attend for an informal, informative discussion.
Your Whatcom Democrats Outreach Committee has had a busy month. On
August 4th and 5th we had a booth at Drayton Harbor Days in Blaine. We had a great location on the harbor. We sat in the hot sun until 2 PM greeting Democrats and even some grumpy Republicans.
From August 13th to the 18th the Whatcom Democrats had a booth at the
This month has seen some turnover in your Whatcom Democrats Executive
Board. Jeremy Mohn has resigned as chair of the Whatcom Young
Democrats to take up a position with Washington United For Marriage.
He will be the Field Director in their Tacoma office, working to promote
marriage equality in the upcoming vote on R. 74. We will certainly miss
Jeremy’s hard work and enthusiasm, and wish him luck in his future
Democratic endeavors. Young Dems Vice Chair Lauren Hatch will take<
over as Chair. Lauren is the daughter of an Alaska fisherman and a member
We would like to thank all volunteers that spent many hours to make the Northwest Washington Fair booth a huge success – Alyce and George Werkema, Bob Seaman, Steve Schuck, Judy Mullenix, Peggy Borgens, Steve Lydolph, Bob Lewis, Joe Kirkman, Dylan Richardson, Steve Ganz, Margo Thorpe, Tom Brakke, Linda Schonborn, Nancy Wiebe, Madeline Cavazos, Jeremy Mohn, Lisa Herzog, Lauren Hatch, Piper Mertle, Suzanne Schwake, Mike Estes, Jenn Mason, Sonja Jansen, Sue Henderson, Nick Milhoan, John Ernisee, Rachel Simpson, Joe Knight, Sherry Partlow, Charlie Ward, Carnelia Foster and Daydre Phillips
Gwen Groden is our new Whatcom Democrats Program Coordinator, as of August 20th. Gwen was previously an office volunteer, and is thrilled to be devoting her time and energy to a cause for which she feels such passion. She worked for Customs and Border Protection in Miami for 16 years, but left in 2003 to stay home with her kids.
Last Tuesday the Whatcom Democrats held our annual “Eleanor