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.
Mark your Calendars: The Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner is Back!
The 2015 Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner will be held on Sunday, May 17, at the Silver Reef Events Center. Join us for a fabulous Northwest buffet featuring salmon and steak, a dynamic keynote speaker, and great entertainment. Our guest list includes local environmental groups, labor groups, local Tribal Nations as well as local and state level elected officials and party notables. All Democrats are welcome. Until March 31, tickets are $45 each, and tables of ten are $400. After March 31, tickets are $50 or $475 per table. Purchase tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1342546 or call us at 647-7661.
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
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.