Thank you to all candidates who attended our June 18 Endorsement Meeting. We were privileged to hear from so many qualified and dedicated individuals.
Endorsement required two thirds of the number of ballots, which in this case was 54 out of the 83 ballots cast.
County Executive – No Endorsement
Council District 1 – Todd Donovan (www.donovanforwhatcom.org)
Council District 2 – Satpal Sidhu (www.votesatpalsidhu.com)
Port of Bellingham District 3 – Robert (Bobby) Briscoe
At our Central Committee meeting on June 18, the Whatcom Democrats will vote on whether to endorse any candidate who requested endorsement prior to the deadline of close-of-business on Tuesday June 16. The attachment leads to the official ballot.
On Saturday June 13, more than a dozen Whatcom Democrats marched together in the kickoff procession preceding the Stommish races of the Lummi Nation. The day was lovely and clear, perfect for the event. Amongst us were candidates Todd Donovan (County Council), Satpal Sidhu (County Council), and April Barker (City Council).
We thank our Lummi neighbors for letting us participate.
The Whatcom Democrats will vote on endorsement of candidates during the monthly membership meeting on June 18, at 7 PM, Bellingham Public Library downtown, in the downstairs lecture room. Any candidate seeking endorsement should contact Program Manager Gwen Groden at the Democrats' office at 647-7661, not later than Tuesday June 16. All such candidates should plan to attend the meeting. Prior arrangement is required.
At 5:15 AM on May 13, several Whatcom Democrats turned up at the entrance to St. Joseph's Hospital to support the SEIU-1199 one-day strike of CNAs and techs.
1) Wednesday, May 13, 5:30 am--Join Peace Health caregivers on Squalicum Parkway as they walk out.
2) Thursday, May 14, 7 am--Join Peace Health caregivers on Squalicum Parkway as they return to work at the hospital.
3) Wednesday, May 13, 5 pm--Come to a rally in front of St. Joes (Squalicum & Ellis) to support the caregivers.
4) Call or e-mail hospital CEO Dale Zender and tell him not to lock out caregivers.
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Whatcom Democrats Monthly Membership Meeting
Thursday March 19
7pm - 9pm
Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room
210 Central Ave.
Wendy Czopp of Represent.US will describe the organization's Anti-Corruption Act, a "portable" ordinance/law that can be passed at the local or state level. She will also discuss local and state campaign possibilities. We will also from the workers at the Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic about their struggle to maintain liveable wages and health benefits.
Super-candidate Joy Monjure is stepping up again - this time to run for a Supervisor position with the Whatcom Conservation District. Joy is concerned about the "natural resource challenges that threaten our health, culture, economy and quality of life". Joy has worked with the Conservation District in the past and says that it is a unique form of non-regulatory government that matches local resource needs with technical and financial resources to help landowners with “on-the-ground” conservation projects.
Meeting: Thursday July 17th
6pm Dinner: Taco Bar for $10
7pm Endorsements and program on Minimum Wage
Members will vote on a proposed slate of candidates for Charter Review Commission:
District 1: Todd Donovan, Barbara Ryan, Thomas Stuen, Alie Walker and Eli Mackiewicz
District 2: Susan Gribbin, Judd Morse, Bob Bandarra, Stan Snapp, Kate Blystone
District 3: Richard May, John Lesow, Chris Johnson