Welcome to the website of the Whatcom County Democratic Party. Our goal is to keep you informed, interested and involved in our local political activities. 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.
Mark your Calendars: The Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner is Back!
The 2015 Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner will be held on Sunday, May 17, at the Silver Reef Events Center. Join us for a fabulous Northwest buffet featuring salmon and steak, a dynamic keynote speaker, and great entertainment. Our guest list includes local environmental groups, labor groups, local Tribal Nations as well as local and state level elected officials and party notables. All Democrats are welcome. Until March 31, tickets are $45 each, and tables of Eight are $325. After March 31, tickets are $50 or $375 per table. Purchase tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1342546 or call us at 647-7661.
by Daydre Phillips
Lots more parades to walk in with the Democrats – Please join us! The Ski to Sea Blossomtime Parade was a huge success! 34 people walked together under our big tent! Candidate Seth Fleetwood joined us for his first parade. Thanks to everyone that joined us. Also thanks to Riley who led us in chants to let people know that “Everyone Is Welcome Under Our Big Tent”
Stommish Water Festival, June 21st
Sumas Community Days, June 28th
Blaine Old Fashioned 4th of July, 4th of July
Everson/Nooksack Festival, July 12
Bellingham Pride Parade - Sunday, July 13th
Discovery Days Parade - Saturday, July 19th
Old Settler's Grand Parade - Saturday, July 26th
Watch your email for meeting place details, email Daydre email@example.com or call her at 303-3072. Please join us whenever you can!
Having 34 people in the Ski to Sea Parade happened because of the efforts of many people. We would like to thank all of the office staff and the PCOs that called Democrats in their precincts to ask people to join us in the parade. Every phone call was very important! We shared a booth with DFA (Democracy for America) at the Ski to Sea Festival on Sunday thanks to the generosity of Chuck Robinson of Village Books and Hue Beattie, who arranged it.
by Gwen Groden
Democrats from Whatcom County made a strong showing at Patty Murray’s 19 th Annual Golden Tennis Shoe Awards Luncheon in Seattle. Twenty Whatcom County Democrats, lured by the presence of keynote speaker Senator Elizabeth Warren, were at the event, at table s captained by Maggie Hanson and Marci Haskell.
Thursday, June 26, 7 pm
St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway in Bellingham near St. Joseph hospital.
Kristine Lytton, Representative for the Washington State 40th Legislative District will speak about how the last legislative session impacted health care programs--especially those for mental health. She will also discuss how Washington State is implementing the Affordable Care Act.
United for National Healthcare.
Thursday June 19th 7pm - 9pm
Location: Norway Hall
1419 N Forest Street
Democrats will vote on endorsements for candidates for St ate Legislature and PUD Commisioner. Come hear from your elected 40th LD Representatives Kris Lytton and Jeff Morris, both running for re - election. Meet our new challengers in the 42nd District: Seth Fleetwood, Satpal Sidhu and Joy Monjure.
Also on the agenda:
- Campaign Season Update
- Resolution opposing Bike Helmet Laws
We are pleased to announce the endorsement of Congressman Rick Larsen and Congresswoman Suzan Delbene for reelection in 2014. Our members voted on congressional endorsements at our May 15th meeting.
Future endorsement meetings
Our June 18th meeting will feature endorsements for State Legistlative races, and Whatcom County Charter Review board candidates.
Initiatives endorsements will be voted on in the fall, likely the September meeting.
Thursday, May 15
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Norway Hall, 1419 N Forest Street
This month, members will consider endorsements for congressional races, with Congressman Rick Larsen scheduled to attend and answer your questions. You won't want to miss it!
Peggy and Ronalee have been digging and potting to ensure that we have another awesome collection of plants for the annual plant sale. They have many wonderful raspberry plants, natives, and flowering plants. Please support the Democrats by purchasing plants and tell your friends and neighbors to come and shop.
The plant sale runs Friday, May 16, starting at 3:00 pm, to Sunday, May 18th, at 2920 Eldridge Avenue.
Jobs, Freedom, Environment his top priorities
BELLINGHAM – Seth Fleetwood, former County Council member and small business owner, today announced that he is running for State Senate in the 42nd District.