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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.  

Communication for Activists

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2014-04-14 14:46

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7 PM

St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center

3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham.

We will develop and practice our story telling skills in small groups so that we can provide human interest in our communications about single payer health care.

We will learn how to go beyond facts and speak convincingly when tabling, speaking in public, and talking to our legislators. United for National Healthcare. 

Membership Meeting

Submitted by John Flancher on Sun, 2014-03-09 12:40

Thursday, March 20

7:00-9:00 PM

Norway Hall 1419 N. Forest St Bellingham (between Champion & Magnolia)

All Democrats Welcome

Our March 20 program is called: "We've come a long way...or have we? Pay Equity and the Gender Gap”. Join us as we delve deeper into the issue of pay equity and the gender gap. We will feature speakers and facilitated discussion while we celebrate Women's History Month and Pay Equity Day. Call Catherine at 595-4879 if you are interested in participating in the program.

2014 Whatcom County Democratic Convention and Legislative District Caucuses

Submitted by John Flancher on Sun, 2014-03-09 12:39

by Catherine Chambers

April 12th, Bellingham High School 10 AM- 4 PM

2014 Democratic Legislative Brunch

Submitted by John Flancher on Sun, 2014-03-09 12:37

by Linda Pace

Plans are being finalized for this year’s Legislative Brunch. The Brunch will be held on March 22nd at Northwood Hall (3240 Northwest Avenue) in Bellingham. The doors will open at 9:30 for a coffee/social time, with catered buffet brunch beginning at 10:15. Brunch will include some vegetarian and gluten-free choices.

The Program will start about 11:00. Featured speakers include Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, State Senator Kevin Ranker, and State Representatives Kris Lytton and Jeff Morris.

Democratic Women’s Club

Submitted by John Flancher on Sun, 2014-03-09 12:36

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 13 th , at Jalapenos Restaurant in Barkley Village beginning at 11:30. The address is 2945 Newmarket Place, Suite 101. Our featured speaker will be Kate Blystone, Program Director at ReSources, who will be talking with us about water issues. For more information or to RSVP, please call Linda Pace at 734-1697.

Development Committee

Submitted by John Flancher on Sun, 2014-03-09 12:35

by Catherine Chambers

The Development Committee needs your help! In order to maintain an office, support candidates and run campaigns it takes money and creativity. We need your participation to remain an active and viable county party. Our fundraising events this year need committee chairs. We have an exciting line-up of events so don't be the person sitting on the sidelines. Be the creative spark to organize and help our events be successful! If you are willing to head up an event, contact Catherine at 595-4879.

Democrats Remember Anne Atkeson

Submitted by John Flancher on Sun, 2014-03-09 12:34

by Catherine Chambers

Eighteen months after a fall left her a quadriplegic, longtime activist Anne Atkeson died as she lived- deliberately and on her own terms. In 1988, Anne worked on the Jesse Jackson for President organization in Whatcom County. She took the lead and brought a well-honed technology for door-to-door canvassing and getting out the vote.

As a result, Jesse Jackson would win a majority of the votes in the Democratic caucuses in Whatcom County. On the heels of the results here in the county, the Whatcom County Rainbow Coalition was born.

A Tale of Two Legislative Districts...

Submitted by John Flancher on Sun, 2014-03-09 12:33

by Gwen Groden, Naomi Murphy and Aileen Satushek

Outreach Committee Report

Submitted by John Flancher on Sun, 2014-03-09 12:32

by Daydre Phillips

Riley Sweeney, one of the Whatcom Democrats' two Vice Chairs and local political blogger extraordinaire, (sweeneypolitics.com) came to our last meeting to talk about our strategy for the next election. We also discussed our new subcommittees: Activities Booths, Parades etc, PCO Recruitment, Letter Writing, and Diversity Outreach. There are so many great things to be involved in.

Volunteer Party

Submitted by John Flancher on Sun, 2014-03-09 12:12

Thursday, March 27, 7 PM

St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center

3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham.

You are invited to a party with food and music celebrating United for National Healthcare’s volunteers. Meet our volunteers and learn what they are doing to win a non-profit single payer health care program in Washington State that will cover everyone at a cost we can afford. Admission free. For more information on this event, contact Aileen Satushek

360-398-2295

supporter@unitedforhealthcare.org