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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.