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.
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
The Whatcom Democrats are low on funds. We poured our heart and soul (and all our funds) into last year’s successful county council campaigns without reserving enough for operating expenses. To keep our office open, we have to develop some new sources of revenue. We are currently brainstorming fundraising ideas and would welcome input from members.
Precinct Committee Officers are the neighborhood-level representatives of the party and the building blocks that we depend on to keep us visible and active in Whatcom County. PCOs are elected in even-numbered years, so all current PCOs and PCO candidates must file with the Auditor’s office for the November election. May 12 through 16 is filing week. Filing may be done online, through the Auditor’s website , by mail or in person at their office
Every ten years, Whatcom County elects a group of Commissioners to review the County Charter. This is one of those years. There are fifteen elected Commissioners, and we encourage any Whatcom Democrats to run. You can file to run during the week of May 12 to 16. Any Democrats interested in running should contact Mike Estes at email@example.com for more info.
Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7:00 pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway – Bellingham, Near St. Joseph's Hospital.
Due to our County Convention, there will be no monthly membership meeting in April. See you in May!
by John Flancher
April will see the final monthly paper edition of Grassroots. For several years the vast majority of our readership has been online. Printing and mailing costs have steadily increased. We have recently upgraded our email service to make the production of an electronic newsletter much easier and the result more attractive. We still plan to publish a paper newsletter on a quarterly basis.
Support the Whatcom Democrats by helping with our annual plant sale, scheduled for May 16-18. This month, we need your extra plants and pots. Do you like to play in the dirt? Potting parties will be happening at Ronalee's house at 2920 Eldridge, and plants can be dropped off there at any time, in the special area set up in the front yard.
Call us at 647-7661 if you have plants to donate and need help digging them up. Call us if you are interested in helping. And mark your calendars for May 16-18, and the plant sale that supports the Whatcom Democrats
RB Porter, former owner of Bell- ingham's Cookie Cafe, long time worker in the refinery industry, and former State Committeeman for the Democratic Party, passed away on Feb. 19, an innocent victim of a high speed police chase near Oklahoma City.
And that was how he wanted to be known. Not a Robert, or a Bob, but RB. No periods after the initials. Certainly different, but then so was RB.