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.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Holiday party. Congratulations to John McGarrity, the 2014 Honored Democrat. The office will be closed for the holidays from December 22nd to January 5th.
Our January meeting will be on early, on January 8th, to allow for our bi-annual re-org and election of officers. Please join us at our 2015 meeting location, the Bellingham Central Library.
Thursday, February 20th
7:00 - 9:00 PM
1419 N. Forest St Bellingham (between Champion & Magnolia)
All Democrats Welcome
by Catherine Chambers
by Linda Pace
Plans are well underway 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.
by Daydre Phillips
Join us for the first Outreach Committee meeting of the year Monday, February 10 at noon at the Whatcom Democrats office.
Riley Sweeney, local celebrity political blogger, and one of our Vice Chairs, will be presenting the Democrats strategy for the upcoming election. We will also be planning the Outreach Committee’s activities for the new year.
Please come and bring your ideas and together we can turn them into action.
For more information contact Daydre Phillips at 303- 3072 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 7 PM
St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham
Communication for Activists by Sandra VanderVen, Senior Organizer for Fuse Washington. You will learn how to speak effectively about the issues you care about with friends, family and elected officials. United for National Healthcare. 360-398-2295 For more information on this Calendar Listing, contact Aileen Satushek, 360-398-2295, email@example.com.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 13 th , at Jalapeno’s Restaurant in Barkley Village beginning at 11:30. The address is 2945 Newmarket Place, Suite 101. Our featured speaker will be Mary Carlson, Executive Director, Whatcom Council on Aging. For more information or to RSVP, please call Linda Pace at 734-1697.
by Andrew Reding
This is the year we revise our platform. To that end, the Issues & Resolutions Committee is temporarily mor- phing into the Platform Committee.
The first meeting of the Platform Committee will be Thursday, February 27, at 6 PM (replacing the I&R meeting), in the downtown Bellingham office of What- com County Democrats. Program materials will be pro- vided at the meeting. The existing platform, which will be amended as needed, can be seen online at http://www.whatcomdemocrats.com/platform.
by John Flancher
At the January Central Committee meeting, the Whatcom Democrats elected Rosalinda Guillen Vice-Chair of the county party organization, to replace Stephanie Kountouros, who resigned in December. Rosalinda is a well-known activist for farmworker rights, and is currently the Executive Director of Community to Community Development, a grassroots organization that works for healthy communities and social justice. She is a valuable addition to the Whatcom Democrats’ Executive Board, and we thank her for taking on the job.
by Gwen Groden
Have you been wondering what goes on at the Whatcom Democrats office? In addition to answering phone calls and handling incoming mail, our volunteers keep busy with many tasks.
by John Flancher
Jaxon Ravens is the new Chair of the Washington State Democratic Party. The State Democratic Central Committee, consisting of representatives from each County and Legislative District in the state, chose him in an election on February 1 st . Whatcom County’s State Committee members are Catherine Chambers and Richard May. Bob Seaman and Teresa Taylor-Oliver represent the 42nd Legislative District, and Maggie Hanson and Tom Pasma represent the 40th. Jaxon has been the State Party’s Executive Director for the last nine years.