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Welcome to the website of the Whatcom County Democratic Party.  The Whatcom Democrats operate all year around, supporting Democrats at all levels, with an office at 215 W. Holly Street, in Downtown Bellingham, which is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm.  Our phone number is 647-7661. 

We have Monthly Meetings at the Bellingham Public Library, generally on the third Thursday of every month, at 7:00 PM.

Democratic Caucuses will take place on March 26, 2016.  See link below for locations.  

Please check our Monthly Calendar to stay updated on all our events. Click on "Calendar" at the top left side to get an expanded monthly view.

All Hands On Deck!

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2010-07-05 10:36

by Tim Douglas

Each election cycle, Whatcom Democrats lay careful get-out-the-vote plans.  The outcomes  have been  remarkable.  We posted great results in the campaigns for President, Governor, and most legislative and Congressional seats.

Campaign Staff Lead State Democratic Effort

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2010-07-05 10:24

Each congressional election year (even numbered) the Washington State Democrats put together a coordinated campaign to support the Democrats running for office in Washington. This effort mainly involves opening offices across the state (13 this year), hiring field organizers for each office, and coordinating the “generic” campaign work of voter registration, identifying Democratic voters, and getting out the vote, that helps all Democratic candidates get elected.

Democrats push for two ballot initiatives

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2010-07-05 10:20

Initiative campaigns for the two ballot measures endorsed by the Whatcom Democrats – 1068 and 1098 – are now complete. All petitions were due in the Secretary of State’s office by July 2.

Yes on 1098 campaign turned in 360,000 signatures on July 1st, having needed 241,000 legal ones to qualify.  I-1098 is the middle-class tax cut and revenue package supported by Bill Gates, Sr.

Dems Gather in Vancouver to Get Fired Up

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2010-07-05 10:12

The Whatcom Dems sent down a solid handful of delegates to the Washington State Democratic Convention.  Democratic party leaders, candidates, citizen activists and just good interested people gathered to organize and get fired up.

Volunteering in Office a Good Place to Start

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2010-07-05 10:08

Hi this is Rebekah Lee, the office manager for the Whatcom Democrats. One of the most important parts of the your office is the small group of volunteers who fill a two hour weekly shift or are part of an on-call list to fill-in these shifts when one of the regulars is unable to be at the office.

What Hue Did at the State Convention

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2010-07-02 11:44

by Hue Beattie, State Committeeman

The State Convention in Vancouver was great . I would say the best in 20 years. It is the time to talk with elected Democrats from all over – here's what I did:

Nominations for 2010 Honored Democrat Due August 15

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-01 10:25

The Whatcom Democrats recognizes annually local volunteers who have demonstrated exemplary service to our Democratic Community over the past years and decades. The 2010 awards for "Honored Democrat" will be presented at our Eleanor Roosevelt event, the Sunset Social, on August 31st.

State Dems Support, Oppose Slew of Initiatives

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2010-06-27 20:08

The Washington State Democratic State Convention made the following endorsements and nominations on June 26, 2010:

Senate: Senator Patty Murray, see her speech HERE
House of Representatives, 3rd Congressional District: Denny Heck

Final Weekend of Signature Gathering for Initiatives

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2010-06-23 14:59

Initiative campaigns for the two ballot measures endorsed by the Whatcom Democrats – 1068 and 1098 – are headed for the final week of signature gathering. All petitions are due in the Secretary of State's office by July 2, and campaigns are asking people with petitions to turn them in by no later than Monday, June 28. Any petitions may be returned to the Whatcom Dems office.

Dems Endorse Some Candidates, Split Vote On Other Races

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2010-06-18 09:26

June 17, at a well attended meeting of the Whatcom County Democrats, the membership voted on endorsements for the 2010 primary election. A two-thirds super majority was required for endorsement.