Sunday, July 10- 3:30pm
In the November 2015 local election, Whatcom Democrats worked very hard to pass Charter Amendment Proposition 9. County voters approved Prop 9 by an impressive 8% margin. Prop 9 establishes five fair and equal voting districts for County Council, so that no community of interest gets fragmented or ignored. But, now that is in peril, and here's what you can do.
Whatcom County Convention and Legislative District Caucuses (42nd LD and 40th-Whatcom) will be held Sunday May 1, 2016 at Whatcom Community College.
9 am - 1:30 pm Registration open in Syre Center
10 am - 12:15 pm Platform Debate and amendments Committee of the Whole
1:00 - 6:00 pm County Convention & LD Caucuses
WOW! We had a great caucus turnout and terrific volunteers helping at every caucus location and amazing volunteers working for months to put this together. We definitely had one if the biggest turn-outs for a community of our size in the state. Washington State had the largest caucus turn-out in the country with over 200,000 attendees. We are extremely grateful to everyone who made a donation which will move forward our efforts in electing a Democrat in November 2016. Thank you for partcipating!
Catherine Chambers, Chair
by Debbie Adelstein, Whatcom County Auditor
I'm happy to report that the method of return was as follows: Ballot Drop Box (66.3%); mail (33.6%). We receive via email and fax (.1%). Voters chose to use the ballot drop boxes at a record high level and the extra cost to be incurred for extra postage won't be as high as it could have been. Good news!
by Daydre Phillips
A Big Thanks
To all the people who braved the stormy weather to hand out palm cards!
Linda Schonborn, Bob Seaman, Cheryl hockett- prelle, Elaine Hornal, Hue Beattie, Dianne Foster, & Andi Douglass!! Very much appreciated!
Also, Thanks again to Bob Seaman for having a table at the Art Walk in October! A very important place to be on that First Friday! He registered 5 people and gave out lots of palm cards!! He has been there many First Fridays this election year.
by Abe Jacobson
This was a community effort. Volunteers showed up in force to knock on doors and make calls. People from all around Whatcom County sent in checks of all sizes. Citizens decided to spend their time and hard-earned money to invest in a positive future through an important local election.
We had 245 volunteers.
They put in a total of 480 shifts.
Together we knocked on 30-thousand doors.
And made 70-thousand calls to voters.
The Coordinated Campaign had 192 individual donations.
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.
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.)