Holiday Party Tickets
Come on down to our next membership meeting, 7pm April 21st, at Norway Hall (1419 North Forest Street, Bellingham, WA) for Whatcom County Soapbox. First, hear from our local elected officials about pressing issues in our community and then, hop right up on the soapbox and let everyone know how you feel. We will be doing our own verbal letters to the editor, where you can speak up about local issues that concern you. As always, the Whatcom Democrats are the People's Party, and this program is all about giving the People a voice.
Hungry for more? Join us beforehand for Dining with Democrats at 6pm. Mingle over a delicious homecooked meal with fellow Dems. $7 in advance or $10 at the door. You can purchase your tickets online by clicking the link in the blue box right to the left. See, just move the mouse over there and click it! Tada! One meal ordered!
On April 2nd, over 1,500 people gathered at the Peace Arch Park for a record setting international rally for worker’s rights. Public school teachers tired of being demonized stood shoulder to shoulder with Laborers that were furious about their rights being stripped away. Speakers from Oregon to BC spoke about how the fight in Wisconsin is our wake up call.
Whatcom Democrats third ANNUAL Plant Sale
Friday, April 22nd – 4-7 pm
Saturday, April 23rd – 9am-noon
2414 C STREET (on the corner of C and Cornwall)
We will have native plants, perennials, trees, shrubs and probably a few surprises.
Vincent Buys, Jason Overstreet and Doug Ericksen all came up for a town hall meeting a few weeks ago. The local republican party tried to scare up their members sending out this alarmed email:
"Town Hall Meeting with 42nd District Legislators
In the last month, a whole wave of new candidates have stepped forward for local races. In Bellingham, we have Dan Pike running for reelection against former legislator Kelli Linville. For the Bellingham City Council, we have Jack Weiss, Terry Borneman, Barry Buchanan and Seth Fleetwood up for re-election. Challenging Barry Buchanan for his seat in the 3rd ward is Cathy Lehman, downtown business advocate and director of the local Futurewise chapter. Challenging Seth Fleetwood is Larry Farr, former candidate for City Council and chairman of the Downtown Parking Commission.
A call for phone bankers to help with voter ID calls to targeted precincts.
Too many of our elections have been decided by extremely small margins in Whatcom County. We can change this by focusing on finding more Democrats among the voters who have never been identified by Party. These calls will be made during in informal office shifts, from home and periodic organized phone banks. We encourage you to sign up for a shift during regular business hours. Help us make a difference in the outcome of future elections.
When OFA debriefed volunteers after the election in 2010 the consistent theme from their comments was that Democrats don’t do messaging well. To address that issue a program has been started to train people who interact with voters to be more successful in delivering a consistent and effective message. The first training in Bellingham was held on March 8th and the second on March 26th at the Democrats office. Both were well attended and the feedback was very enthusiastic. The instructor was Alex Hendrickson, OFA Field Director for the 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts. A third training session has been scheduled for Saturday, April 30th from 10am to noon at the Democrats office in Bellingham.
A messaging practice session has been scheduled as well for people who have already had the training for Tuesday, April 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Democrats office in Bellingham.
We are witnessing a war on the working people of America. Everyday, a handful of people make millions while the rest of us work endlessly to keep a roof over our heads and food on our table. As we've seen in Wisconsin and many other states, conservative ideologues are using the recession and tax revenue shortfalls to screw the little guy out of a seat at the bargaining table and instead push their cruel social agenda of deadly cuts to our vital social programs.
But here in Whatcom County, we are fighting back! Join us with your membership in the Whatcom Democrats today
The Board wishes to thank Dave Willingham for his service as 2010 Platform Committee chair and the chair of the Issues and Resolutions Committee. Dave recently resigned his chairmanship, so we are looking for a new Issues & Resolutions Committee chair, and committee members.
WE ARE ONE!! Come show your support for the Wisconsin workers and all working people across North America!
APRIL 2ND, 2011, 2:00 pm
PEACE ARCH STATE PARK,
This event will be co-sponsored by British Columbia Federation of Labour, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Oregon AFL-CIO and Northwest Washington Central Labor Council.
WA REBEL VOICES will be on the stage at 1:45 pm to get us jazzed! www.rebelvoices.com
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