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Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2011-05-07 08:13

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.

Whatcom Dems Hiring Program Coordinator

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2011-05-07 08:11

The Whatcom Democrats will be hiring a half-time Program Coordinator to start about mid-June 2011. See the Job Description and Application Guidelines here. Application review will begin Monday, May 23, 2011.

40th LD Dems Hosts Political Author

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2011-05-07 08:10

The 40th Democratic LD is proud to announce a Town Hall event to be held on June 4 featuring Joshua Holland, author of ”The Fifteen Biggest Lies About the Economy.”  The Fifteen Biggest Lies discusses with depth and nuance the information that you’ll need to see through the nonsensical rhetoric you’re going to hear about the nation’s economy for some time to come.

Mark you calendars.  More details to follow soon at www.wa40dems.org

 

Democratic Women’s Club Meeting

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2011-05-07 08:09

Regular meetings of the Democratic Women's Club are held at noon on the second Monday of the month.

Meetings are at Round Table Pizza in the Sunset Square Shopping Center, unless otherwise noted below. Lunch is available for a reasonable cost and includes all you can eat salad bar for $4.99 or salad and a personal pizza for $7.49.  Please call Catherine at 647-3888 for up to date information on the program.

Whatcom Dems to Discuss Pot Initiative in May

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2011-05-07 08:08

Supporters of the de-criminalization of marijuana are trying again this year to get an initiative on the ballot. Last year their effort fell short, but they learned a lot and started earlier and stronger this year. The Whatcom Democrats Platform calls for the decriminalization and regulation of marijuana.

Sept. Yard Sale Planned

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2011-05-07 08:07

Whatcom Democrats are preparing for their annual September Yard Sale. If you have any items that you just don’t need around anymore, please contribute between 10:30 and 1:30, M-F at Whatcom Democrats on Bay Street, Bellingham, or call 647-7661 for pick-up.

Come to our Membership Meeting and Sound Off!

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2011-04-12 09:58

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!

International Labor Rally Draws Thousands to Peace Arch

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2011-04-09 14:13

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.

Annual Plant Sale Celebrates Earth Day

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2011-04-09 14:13

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.

Doug Ericksen Threatens to Arrest Citizen Journalist

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2011-04-09 13:52

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