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Welcome to the website of the Whatcom County Democratic Party.  The Whatcom Democrats operate all year around, supporting Democrats at all levels, with an office at 215 W. Holly Street, in Downtown Bellingham, which is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm.  Our campaign office, just down the hall, is busy phone-banking and door-belling every afternoon, and phone-banking every evening. The Campaign welcomes volunteers!  

We have Monthly Meetings at the Bellingham Public Library, generally on the third Thursday of every month, at 7:00 PM.

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.

Outreach News

Submitted by John Flancher on Thu, 2014-05-15 15:17

by Daydre Phillips

Farmworkers March

WAmend - Initiative I-1329

Submitted by John Flancher on Thu, 2014-05-15 15:15

Some of our Outreach members are gathering signatures for the WAmend petition so we can have the I-1329 Initiative on the ballot this year. This will help to get money out of politics. If you are interested in helping, please contact Alyce Werkema at (360)-354-4397 or Debby Cantrell at (360) 920-0981 or email at

Next Outreach Committee Meeting

Submitted by John Flancher on Thu, 2014-05-15 15:14

Thursday, June 5th at 6pm at the Dems office, 215 W. Holly.  For more information contact Daydre Phillips, 303-3072 or email


Submitted by John Flancher on Thu, 2014-05-15 15:13

The Whatcom Democrats are low on funds.  We poured our heart and soul (and all our funds) into last year’s successful county council campaigns without reserving enough for operating expenses.  To keep our office open, we have to develop some new sources of revenue.  We are currently brainstorming fundraising ideas and would welcome input from members.  

PCO Elections

Submitted by John Flancher on Thu, 2014-05-15 15:12

Precinct Committee Officers are the neighborhood-level representatives of the party and the building blocks that we depend on to keep us visible and active in Whatcom County.  PCOs are elected in even-numbered years, so all current PCOs and PCO candidates must file with the Auditor’s office for the November election.  May 12 through 16 is filing week.  Filing may be done online, through the Auditor’s website , by mail or in person at their office

Charter Review Commission Election

Submitted by John Flancher on Thu, 2014-05-15 15:11

Every ten years, Whatcom County elects a group of Commissioners to review the County Charter.  This is one of those years.  There are fifteen elected Commissioners, and we encourage any Whatcom Democrats to run. You can file to run during the week of May 12 to 16.  Any Democrats interested in running should contact Mike Estes at for more info.


The Benefits of Single Payer Healthcare for Business Owners

Submitted by John Flancher on Thu, 2014-05-15 15:10

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7:00 pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway – Bellingham, Near St. Joseph's Hospital. 

Monthly Membership Meeting

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2014-04-14 15:10

Due to our County Convention, there will be no monthly membership meeting in April. See you in May!

Grassroots Changes

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2014-04-14 15:08

by John Flancher

April will see the final monthly paper edition of Grassroots. For several years the vast majority of our readership has been online. Printing and mailing costs have steadily increased. We have recently upgraded our email service to make the production of an electronic newsletter much easier and the result more attractive. We still plan to publish a paper newsletter on a quarterly basis.

Plant Sale: It’s Time to Dig for Democrats!

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2014-04-14 14:55

Support the Whatcom Democrats by helping with our annual plant sale, scheduled for May 16-18. This month, we need your extra plants and pots. Do you like to play in the dirt? Potting parties will be happening at Ronalee's house at 2920 Eldridge, and plants can be dropped off there at any time, in the 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. Call us if you are interested in helping. And mark your calendars for May 16-18, and the plant sale that supports the Whatcom Democrats