Welcome to the Whatcom County Democratic Party! We invite you to browse our site and hope you will find something that helps inspire your political spirit. It is our desire to help keep you informed and motivated in support of the ideals and principles of the Whatcom County Democrats.
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 7 pm, St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham WA.
Lynnette Treen, RN.
This is your opportunity to learn how the federal health care law, the Affordable Care Act, will affect you:
Our monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, September 12 th , in the Parkway Village Clubhouse (2015 24 th Street) beginning at 11:30. There will be an “indoor picnic” lunch. Parkway Village is located on the south side of Old Fairhaven Parkway—turn on 24 th by Fairhaven Vet. Parkway Village will be on the left side. Once inside the complex, the second right will open into the parking area for the Clubhouse. For more information call Linda Pace at 734-1697.
Your used household items can be used to help the Democrats win. We need yard sale items to be sold at the Whatcom Democrats Annual Yard Sale. It’s time to clean out your garages and attics! Items may be dropped off at our office, at a residence near the hospital, or a residence near Sehome Village. If none of those locations are convenient, we may be able to pick up the items. Call our office at 647-7661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
You too can be part of the excitement. Join us at the Whatcom Wins! 2013 campaign office on first floor of the Herald Building to help our four endorsed County Council candidates: incumbents Carl Weimer and Ken Mann as well as the challengers Rud Browne and Barry Buchanan. Office hours are Mon-Thurs 10 am to 8 PM, Fri-Sat 10 am to 6 PM, and 1 to 8 PM on Sundays. The phone number is 360-220-7828. Please feel free to drop by or call to volunteer for doorbelling and making calls.
Our annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner was held on August 22 Silver Reef Event Center. Special guest speakers included Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen, Darrell Hillaire, and Johnny Mao of No New Jim Crow Seattle.
This is how we win . Thanks to many, many people, we've reached out to over 10,000 voters about this coming election and the great candidates who are running. One of the stars of this effort was Matt Bobbink , our summer intern, who completed this internship this past week. In the friendly competition among doorbellers to collect the most Pledge- to-Vote cards from voters, Matt blew away the competition. Thanks for your hard work, Matt!
Both Rep. Rick Larsen and Rep. Suzan DelBene are pushing for surveillance reform in the wake of recent privacy violations by the National Security Agency. Larsen, in a statement released here pushed for increased oversight.
Results from the August 6 th primary are in. With 12, 438 ballots returned and 600 left to count, Roxanne Murphy has come out on top in the Bellingham City Council At-Large race. With 4814 votes, she has received 50.79% of the the total vote. Candidates Bob Burr (2379 votes, 25.1%) and Allen Brown (2285 votes, 24.11%) are separated by a mere 94 votes, so this one will bear further watching. Steven Smith (6054 votes, 53.4% of total) will face John Blethen (3264 votes, 28.83%) in the general election for the Bellingham School District 501 Director Position 4.
by Riley Sweeney
Despite the fact that (almost) all the progressive candidates showed up for the Tea Party forum in July, the conservative candidates refused to attend a forum hosted by RE Sources and Futurewise about zoning, growth issues and water quality.
At the July Central Committee meeting, Whatcom Democrats elected Catherine Chambers and Jeffrey Margolis Honored Democrats for 2013. All Whatcom Democrats will be familiar with both, as they have both been very active in issues concerning life in Whatcom County. Congratulations Catherine and Jeffrey, and thanks for all your work over the years!