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Defend your vote on Amendment 9: Come to the hearing Wednesday April 13

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Sun, 2016-04-10 09:05

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.

Delegates gather May 1st for next step in Presidential nomination process

Submitted by Natalie McClendon on Thu, 2016-03-31 20:56

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

Printable Documents


What to do ahead, and what to Bring

Proposed RULES for Platform Debate (10 am)

Proposed RULES for convention (1 pm)

How to Run for Delegate to next level

WCC Campus Map and directions


Thank you Whatcom County voters for a great Democratic presidential caucus!

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Sun, 2016-03-27 09:21

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

Drop Boxes Popular

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2015-11-23 12:03

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!

Outreach News

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2015-11-23 12:01

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.

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The Whatcom Democrats' 2015 Coordinated Campaign, by the Numbers

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2015-11-23 11:56

by Abe Jacobson

Thanks for all the community support in this election!

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Thu, 2015-11-05 14:11

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.

Resolutions Passed at Last General Meeting

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Mon, 2015-09-21 15:22

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.

Buttons and Bumper Stickers Have Arrived

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Fri, 2015-09-11 14:30

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.

"Five Fair and Equal Districts" Amendment Explained

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Thu, 2015-09-10 14:27

by Richard May

(Richard May represents Whatcom County on the State Democratic Committee.  He is also a member of the 2015 Charter Review Commission.)