Another reason our County Council matters to the citizens of Bellingham
"In October 2008, the Whatcom County Council narrowly approved a deal setting in motion the potential transfer of more than 8,000 acres in the Lake Whatcom watershed from state to county control..."
CERTIFIED Democrats are in Italics. I will update this as more candidates jump in.
Monthly Membership Meeting
Thursday, May 19, 7-9 pm
Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St, Bellingham, (between Champion & Magnolia)
Open to the public. Membership meeting follows the program
What is on your mind? The Whatcom Democrats will be holding a soapbox discussion focused on what is going on in the City of Bellingham and how this affects the rest of our county. Candidates for city positions will be on hand to give us their views and thoughts.
During the membership meeting that follows the program, we will consider endorsing Initiative 1149, which would remove state civil and criminal penalties for the cultivation, possession, transportation, sale, or use of marijuana. MORE INFO
Although we will possibly be in new districts in 2012, the plan will use the current districts. So, if you reside in the 1st CD today, but in the 10th in 2012, you will still caucus with the 1st CD in May. Also, anyone who is will turn 18 before the 2012 general election (November 6, 2012) is eligible to participate in the caucuses.
Precinct Caucuses - Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 1 PM
LD Caucus - Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 10 AM
County Convention - Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 10 AM
CD Caucus - Saturday, May 20, 2012
2012 State Convention - Saturday, June 2 and 3 in Seattle
Our endorsment meeting in June is fast approaching. With all the campaign excitement, we know you want to be there. In order to be eligible to vote in an endorsement decision, your membership must be current two weeks prior to the vote. This means you must have your dues paid by the end of the day on June 2nd. If you have any questions about your membership, you can call the office at 360-647-7661 or ask our check-in desk at the May meeting. You can also renew your membership online at www.whatcomdemocrats.com
The Whatcom Democrats congratulate Mark Lowry, Vice-Chair of the Whatcom Democrats, on his new position as president of the Northwest Central Labor Council. He was elected to replace long-time labor leader, Dave Warren. Lowry is the current president of Amalgamated Transit Union #843 and was elected in 2011 as our vice-chair.
Labor and local Dems will work together to fight for worker’s rights in Whatcom County.
Thanks to everyone who donated plants and came to buy at our Plant Sale over Earth Day weekend. And particularly thank you to Peggy Borgens and Ronalee Kincaid for doing such a great job organizing it.
If Spring is just not arriving soon enough for you, and you still have work to do in your garden, and plants you need to divide and share, we will continue to take donations of plants and save them for next year’s sale. Please call Peggy at 384-0861 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for pick or even some help digging.
The Whatcom Democrats are in the market for a new logo, so we are holding an open contest to help brand your party. So put on your thinking caps, grab your sketch books and see what you can come up with. Send all submissions as pdf’s or jpegs to email@example.com. The winning designer gets the pride of helping their local party and a fresh batch of cookies baked by the communications chair. All submissions due by May 31st. We hope to unveil the finalists at our June Endorsement meeting.
by Natalie McClendon
There has been much talk and a number of forums recently on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point. The Whatcom Democrats has not taken any position on this proposed project, and urges our members to learn about the benefits and challenges of this project for our county.
June 16: “Dine with Democrats” supper, 6 to 7 PM at Norway Hall in Bellingham. All Democrats welcome, however must RSVP at 647-7661 or at whatcomdemocrats.com.
Monthly Membership Meeting. This will be our endorsement meeting. You must have an active membership at least two-weeks before this meeting if you want to vote.
NOTE: If your annual membership has expired, you will not be able to vote Membership applications at our office or at whatcomdemocrats.com. All Democrats welcome to attend.