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Submitted by Ian Turner on Fri, 2008-05-02 21:02
Delegates to the 2008 Whatcom County Democratic Party Convention adopted a new county party platform for 2008-2009. The platform includes new sections on Agriculture & Forestry, Immigration, and Tribal Sovereignty. It will be taken by Whatcom County Democratic party representatives to the State Platform Committee, for consideration in the state platform.
Find the new platform here
Submitted by Ian Turner on Sun, 2008-04-13 00:05
At Whatcom Community College April 5th, democrats from all over Whatcom County caucused to elect delegates in the next step of the presidential nomination process. Delegates were elected to represent Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton:
42nd Legislative District:
Clinton - 10 delegates
Obama - 33 delegates
40th Legislative District, Whatcom County precincts only:
Clinton - 4 delegates
Obama - 16 delegates
Delegate election results
Submitted by Ian Turner on Thu, 2008-03-27 22:21
Delegates elected at their precinct caucus in February will gather on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Whatcom Community College for the Legislative District Caucus and County Convention. The delegates will represent the voters in their precincts in voting for a presidential candidate for the nominee of the Democratic Party. They will also debate and adopt a Whatcom County Democratic Party platform.
An official call has been mailed to all delegates and alternates, which includes the proposed agenda, rules, platform.
Submitted by Ian Turner on Tue, 2008-03-04 23:49
Which system should Washington's Democratic Party use to determine their preference for President?
Monthly Membership meeting
Wednesday, March 12th, 7 pm
Garden Street Family Center,
Garden at Holly, Bellingham
Washington State Democrats traditionally have argued that the caucus system is a strong Party and community building tool. Proportional representation based on turnouts of supporters for each candidate replaced the old winner-take-all system of the 60s and before. But American lifestyles are changing.
Submitted by Ian Turner on Tue, 2008-02-12 07:51
Whatcom County's Democrats came out in droves to the Presidential Precinct Caucuses on Saturday, February 9th, and voted three-to-one in favor of Barack Obama for the Democratic nominee for President. The local caucus planning committee planned for a 30% increase in turnout over record-setting 2004 crowds. Instead, turnout was almost three times the 2004 numbers, totaling over 9,600 Democratic voters.
Submitted by Ian Turner on Sat, 2008-02-09 16:48
Doors open at all Democratic Party caucus locations today, Saturday, Feb. 9th, at 12 noon. The Caucus starts at 1 pm. If you do not know which location your precinct is meeting, please go to any location near your voting address and volunteers will help you figure out where you need to be.
Find caucus locations HERE
Submitted by Ian Turner on Tue, 2008-01-29 00:21
The Washington presidential caucuses take place on the afternoon of Saturday, February 9. More information will be available here and in the December and January issues of the GrassRoots newsletter (see Useful Information/Downloads/Newsletters). To get info by e-mail, please use the button "Caucus '08 Notification Sign Up" above.
Submitted by Ian Turner on Mon, 2008-01-28 03:21
Choose one session for Precinct Caucus PCO/captain ONLY training schedule and RSVP to Carole Jacobson 734-5019:
CANCELED, RE-SCHEDULED to Feb. 4
Tuesday, January 29, 7-9 pm
Glen Echo Community Club, corner of South Pass and Goodwin Roads, Everson
Wednesday, January 30, 2-4 pm
Democratic Party Headquarters, 215 W. Holly, Suite B-27, Bellingham
Wednesday, January 30, 7-9 pm
Submitted by Ian Turner on Sat, 2007-12-15 18:45
After his election to the Bellingham City Council, Barry Buchanan has resigned his position as Chair of the Whatcom County Democratic Party. Natalie McClendon, who was serving as Vice-Chair, was elected Chair of the Whatcom Democrats at Wednesday evening's Central Committee meeting.
At the same meeting, Abe Jacobson, who had been serving as Communications Committee Chair, was elected Vice-Chair.
With continuity in experienced leadership, the Whatcom County Democratic Party is well prepared for the February 9th Presidential Caucus and the 2008 campaign season.
Submitted by Ian Turner on Mon, 2007-12-03 03:26
Update: The Whatcom County Council, at its meeting Tuesday Dec. 4 voted to support Councilwoman Barbara Brenner's resolution to put the issue on next year's ballot.
A 2005 Charter Amendment changed the election of County Council members from county-wide to district-only. Many voters didn't understand what the amendment would do.