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A Fact Check on State Initiatives

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2010-10-19 09:38

Many media outlets are running some version of a Fact Check. Here's a quick list of the top lies being told. Visit www.ProtectWashington.org for more.

Top myths and facts for each initiative, plus editorial endorsements, in the order they appear on the ballot:

I-1053 – Tim Eyman’s Personal Employment Act:

MYTH: It will force government reform.

VOLUNTEER for the LIT DROP

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-10-07 11:52

Our slatecard with all Whatcom Democrats' candidate endorsements and ballot measure recommendations goes to out at the same time as the ballots, to ALL Democratic households in Whatcom County.

Help us deliver the slatecard to walkable precincts in Bellingham on
Oct. 16-17
PICK-UP materials Saturday Oct. 16, 9am - 12n

215 W. Holly St, #B-27, Bellingham
Please call Rebekah at 647-7661 or email to volunteer!

Time to Get Out the Vote!

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-10-07 11:20

This is it! Ballots are mailed out Oct 13th. By the time you finish reading this article, there will be only a HANDFUL of days remaining until people start marking their ballots. That means we need your help today! And tomorrow! And for the next couple of weeks.

Here’s ways you can help:

Public Disconnected from Reality of Wealth Inequality

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-10-07 11:13

We hear screams of socialism, and get accused of class warfare whenever anyone supports universal healthcare, inheritance tax or, in this year's election, a state income tax for high-earners to fund basic education and healthcare. But does the public really know how poor the poor are, and how rich the rich are? Turns out, not really.

New Executive Board to be Elected in December

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2010-10-06 17:52

The Democratic Party is governed locally by a Board made up of officers (elected by the PCOs) and committee chairs appointed by the elected Chair.  These officers are elected every two years for 2-year terms.  The next “re-organization” meeting will be held on December 16, 2010, when the Whatcom County Democratic Central Committee will be electing new officers for 2011-2012.

Democratic Women’s Club “Oktoberfest” Brings the Passion

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2010-10-06 17:51

The Whatcom Democratic Women’s Club put on a fabulous event Monday night, Oct. 4th. A combination fundraiser and rally, Democrats dined on Brauts, listened to classic german polkas and raised money for their local candidates.

Volunteer Crew Makes Yard Sale a Smashing Success

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2010-10-06 17:50

Neither high winds, nor floods of customers daunted our incredible team of volunteers who made this year’s yard sale such a success. Thanks to everyone who donated items to sell, and to our incredible crew of volunteers.

Three Weeks of Candidate Forums Begin

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2010-10-04 16:26

Please share this schedule with your friends and neighbors

Wednesday Oct 6, 6:30 - 9 pm, Bellingham Public Library (League of Women Voters)
Thursday, Oct 7, 12n - 1:15 pm, Hotel Bellwether (Chamber of Commerce)
Thursday, Oct 7, 12:30 - 2 pm, Bellingham Senior Center (Council on Aging)
Monday, Oct 11, 7 pm, Pt Roberts Community Center (Registered Voter's Assoc)
Tuesday, Oct 12, 11:30 am, BTC (School Retirees Assoc)

Democrats weigh in on Ballot measures, more candidates, new vice chairs

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2010-09-17 16:08

The membership of the Whatcom Democrats decided on the party position on a number of state-wide and local ballot measures at its monthly membership meeting September 16. The party decided to support two local tax measures, the Bellingham School Districts temporary supplementary levy and the Bellingham Transportation Benefit District's .2% sales tax to support restoration of some WTA cuts among other transportatoin pubilc works projects. See a full list of ballot measure positions HERE.

Dems To Take Ballot Measure Positions

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2010-09-07 10:24

The following are measures on the November general election ballot. The Whatcom Democrats membership will consider taking a position, for or against, or no position, at our September 16 meeting. The meeting starts at 7 pm, at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St, Bellingham. All Democrats are welcome, but only those those are paid up members of the Whatcom Democrats as of September 2 may vote on endorsements and other business. PRE-MEETING supper starts at 5:45 pm, and you can buy tickets HERE.