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A loose coalition of groups in Skagit and other community members call on the community to demonstrate against Mt Vernon Mayor Bud Norris giving Glenn Beck the key to the city.
Saturday, September 19, 9 am - 2 pm
1621 Eldridge Ave, Bellingham
Come by and Buy!
We have a few volunteer slots that still need filling. Please call 671-6851 or email to help
Thursday, September 10
7:00 – 9:00 pm
1419 N. Forest St, Bellingham
(between Champion & Magnolia)
All Democrats Welcome
PROGRAM: Our endorsed County Council Candidates will discuss the various land use planning proposals, including Urban Growth Area proposed changes, LAMIRD proposals, Critical Areas Ordinance. Both the LAMIRD and UGA issues involve big money. Given that it is election season, land speculator and developer money should once again be expected to play a role in County politics. See the following article for background.
Democratic-supported candidates have been quite successful in recent years in getting elected, and a majority on our County Council, in particular, have been able to make great progress in protecting farm land and water quality in our county. But this is not the time to be complacent about our local elected representatives.
With about 100 members in attendance at it's August meeting, Whatcom County Democrats considered further endorsements for this November's election. Whatcom Democrats rules require a 2/3 majority for endorsement.
By Congressman Rick Larsen
Health reform needs to happen. The status quo is unacceptable. Business as usual is unacceptable for small business owners who cannot afford coverage for their employees. The status quo does not work for families who are worried about their jobs and sky-high health costs. The current system must be reformed for taxpayers who have seen health care costs explode the federal budget deficit. Discrimination must stop for my constituents who are denied coverage, or charged through the roof, because of their age or gender, or because they have a preexisting condition such as diabetes or cancer.
About 15 minutes before start time, the line to enter the building snaked all the way around the perimeter of the parking lot and was heading for the street. For those who are familiar with the Skagit PUD facility, and the size of the conference room, it was clear people getting in the line then would not get into the building. KING5 news said the capacity was 250, and the crowd outside was 4-5 times that. I guessed about 1,000 people, so that actually matches KING5's numbers.