Sunday, July 10- 3:30pm
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Its campaign season again and we have a real fight on our hands. The Glenn Beck fans and the corporate interests are frothing at the mouth at a chance to undo all the good things President Obama, Sen. Murray, and Rep. Larsen have achieved. On the local level, our own Rep. Kelli Linville, after being praised as the all-star legislator we know she is, needs our help to return to Olympia and do the good work that needs to be done. We need to send her back with back-up in the form of Al Jensen and Pat Jerns in the 42nd, and Kris Lytton and Jeff Morris in the 40th.
Sen. Patty Murray, Rep. Rick Larsen and former Gov. Mike Lowry spoke at our annual Eleanor Roosevelt fundraiser on August 31st. Patty Murray and Rick Larsen talked at length about the need to push back this November and not take anything for granted. Gov. Mike Lowry praised our “Honored Dems” this year, Jean Dodd and Barrie Hull and presented them with their awards.
The Whatcom Democrats recognizes annually local volunteers who have demonstrated exemplary service to our Democratic community over the past years and decades.
by Terry Bornemann, Bellingham City Councilman
When George Bush began his presidency he was blessed with a budget surplus. Eight years later he had turned that surplus into the biggest deficit in U.S. history. He got us into two major wars without any plan to finance them or and without an exit strategy for Iraq or Afghanistan. His deregulation policies and lack of federal oversight set the stage for the biggest financial collapse since the great depression. This was the stage set for President Obama when he came to office. He was left with an economy on the brink of collapse, two unfunded wars, and an unprecedented budget deficit.
The Whatcom Democrats extend their thanks to all of our certified Democratic candidates that didn’t make it past the primary. Running for public office is a challenge, but it represents a deep commitment to public service, and regardless of electoral success, that is to be valued.