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Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7 PM
St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway (near St. Joseph’s Hospital)
Speaker: Marcia Stedman of Health Care for All Washington, Chair of the Writers Team and Convener of the HCFA-WA Sno-King Action Team.
The presentation outlines how feasible it is to get to single payer healthcare for all residents in the state of Washington while we wait for Congress to pass an Improved and Expanded Medicare for All. Sponsored by United for National Healthcare.
By popular request, we are inviting friends and members of the Whatcom County Women’s Democratic Club to a casual no-host bar social time. This is an opportunity to meet the new (and returning) club officers. It is also a time to share your thoughts and ideas concerning the Whatcom County Democratic Women’s Club. We value your opinions and ideas—this is your club! Join us and get involved with the fun! No speakers, no program, just a chance to visit with others about the local issues and races in the political arena.
The election season is beginning to take shape, and we've invited announced candidates to join us for supper at 6 PM to meet and greet. Dinner is chicken and rice, cole slaw, cornbread, and chocolate cake, all for $10. Vegetarian option available.
MEETING PROGRAM: Initiative 522 -- Labeling of Genetically- engineered food
Voters in the City of Ferndale should by now have received a ballot in the mail for the Special Election on a proposed property tax levy to raise the final dollars needed to build a new library. Ballots must be postmarked by April 23. Voters can also use the official ballot drop box at City Hall, 4th and Main Streets. The Whatcom Democrats have not taken an official position on the measure, but we urge voters to participate in the election.
It’s time to dig! April is here, and we need your plants! Potting parties will be happening at Ronalee's house and plants can be dropped off at any time at 2920 Eldridge, where there is a 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. Mark your calendars for June 7 th , 8 th and 9 th , and the best plant sale ever.
Join State Representative Kris Lytton, State Senator Kevin Ranker and other elected officials to hear updates at the local, state and national level. Followed by questions and discussions. We will honor Peter Kremen for his work as County Executive as well. A delicious brunch of ham, potato and egg casseroles, roasted potatoes, fruit and pastries will be served for $15. Tickets available from Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/357192 or pay at the door. Please RSVP to Judy Mullenix 393-4213 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Don't be your own worst enemy! Many don't write because they are convinced, maybe by past experience, that the paper won't print the letter. But that was yesterday; today is a brand new day. Take a chance and send your letters. Living in a purposeful, optimistic manner is the Democratic way.
The first meeting was great fun. We had snacks and drinks, while discussing our book. Our next meeting will be a free-for-all, discussing everyone’s political books. Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 in the Whatcom Dems office. If you like books, food, and fun, please join us!
Join Al Krause and Ruth Higgins when they discuss their book Lessons From The Obama 2012 Grassroots Campaign on Sunday April 14 at 4:00 PM in the Readings Gallery of Village Books, 1200 11 th Street, Bellingham.
In February 2012, Krause and Higgins were selected as two of the few volunteers in the state to be photographed with President Obama when he spoke in Bellevue. Most of the others photographed were large-money contributors.
On March 13 th the Outreach Committee met, with 20 members attending, and discussed the upcoming events leading up to the November election. For our first event, the Community to Community Cesar Chavez fundraiser on March 29 th , we gave out palm cards about the Dignity Campaign and one titled “The Whatcom Democrats Stand With You”, both translated into Spanish.