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.
A hearty THANK YOU to the people who helped make this year’s Lynden Fair booth a success. Major planning and executing was done by Alyce Werkema, Margaret Irvine, Peggy Borgens, Judy Mullenix, Steve Lydolph, Steve Schuck, Riley Seeney and Bryna Hoffmeister.
|Federal||US. Senate||Patty Murray|
|Federal||2nd Congressional District||No Endorsement yet
|42nd Legislative District||Senate||Pat Jerns|
|42nd Legislative District||House of Rep, Position 1||No endorsement yet
|42nd Legislative District||House of Rep, Position 2||Kelli Linville|
|40th Legislative District||House of Rep, Position 1||No endorsement yet
|40th Legislative District||House of Rep, Position 2||Jeff Morris|
|Whatcom County||Council District 1, Position B||Jean Melious
|Washington State||Supreme Court, Position 1||WA State Democrats endorsement|
|Washington State||Supreme Court, Position 6||WA State Democrats endorsement|
Thursday, August 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
1419 N. Forest St, Bellingham (between Champion & Magnolia)
All Democrats Welcome
The August monthly membership meeting will be a more fun and casual meeting complete with a zippy trivia contest. To get your trivia tastebuds tingling, we offer up a teaser: “What is Washington State’s official state muffin?”
The Answer: Blueberry ELECTION RESULTS
Its time for the annual Democratic Picnic! It will be held SUNDAY, August 8th from 4:30 - 8:30 pm in the Upper Pavilion of Fairhaven Park, Chuckanut Dr, Bellingham.
Grilled chicken, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon, and desserts from the candidates! If that isn't enough to whet your appetite, both Mayor Dan Pike and County Executive Pete Kremen will be speaking, or as I call it "a Ham and Cheese sandwich."