Welcome to the website of the Whatcom County Democratic Party! Our goal is to keep you informed and motivate you to get involved in our local political activities. Please check our monthly calendar to stay updated on all our events. In September, join our Outreach Committee on September 4th, our Women's Club on September 11th, and our General Membership meeting on September 18th. Whatcom County is host to the State Democrats State Committee meeting at the Silver Reef Casino on September 13. Local Democrats are invited to attend.
Also, join us for an exciting new production and fundraiser for the Whatcom Democrats.
The Ghosts of Tonkin
August 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin resolution and the start of the Vietnam War. On the heels of their sold-out performances of Border Songs, Bellingham TheatreWorks presents The Ghosts of Tonkin. Written by Steve Lyons and directed by Mark Kuntz, this award-winning play dramatizes the behind-the-scenes story of how seemingly well-intentioned public officials brought about one of the most devastating episodes in the history of the United States: The Vietnam War.
By purchasing tickets online and entering the password code DEM and clicking "See available Tickets", the Whatcom Democrats will receive half of the ticket proceeds!
Post-play discussion moderated by Joe Teehan on Friday and Janet Marino on Saturday.
Bellingham High School Auditorium, 2020 Cornwall, Bellingham. August 29 and 30. Tickets are $10. www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org for tickets and information.
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.
by Daydre Phillips
Some of our Outreach members are gathering signatures for the WAmend petition so we can have the I-1329 Initiative on the ballot this year. This will help to get money out of politics. If you are interested in helping, please contact Alyce Werkema at (360)-354-4397 or Debby Cantrell at (360) 920-0981 or email at email@example.com
Thursday, June 5th at 6pm at the Dems office, 215 W. Holly. For more information contact Daydre Phillips, 303-3072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org