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Picnic with Pete & Pike August 8

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 12:30

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."

Justice Races Likely Decided in Primary

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 12:23

Most elected judge positions in Washington State operate on different election rules than we are used to. If one candidate receives more than fifty percent of the vote in the Primary Election, then that person only will appear on the General Election ballot. This means, in races where there are only two candidates, the election is decided in the Primary. Even if there are three candidates, it is possible for one candidate to garner over 50% in the Primary.

Our Candidates Need Your Help For a Strong Primary Win

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 12:16

If you made it to one of the candidate forums sponsored in July by the local Tea Party, you know first hand what our candidates are up against. Clinging to the Constitution with fundementalist fervor, combined with a near-hatred of the government, is not a successful formula for solving real problems for real people.

Vote Jean for County Council

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 12:13

Jean Melious is running for County Council this year. Because of the whole jumble of Bob Kelly resigning and Ward Nelson being appointed to the seat through a shady backroom deal, there is a County Council race this year, and Jean’s running.

Jean Melious is the chair of the County planning commission, where she has worked hard to protect our quality of life here in Whatcom. Using her expertise as both a lawyer and a professor of environmental law at Western Washington University, she is ready to clean up the mess left by the current conservative county council.

Citizens Speak Out Against Council’s Urban Growth Expansion

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 12:10

Okay, it has been a little while since we have whacked the county council, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that they have been harmless. Once again, they are pushing to expand the Urban Growth Areas, turning our precious farmland into endless stretches of sprawl.

Democrats at the Northwest Washington Fair

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 12:05

Again this year we will have a booth at the NW WA Fair in Lynden, August 16-21.  We have a great location, just opposite Gate 1 on Front Street. Come by and see us!

Volunteers are needed to staff the booth and be ambassadors for the Democratic Party. Please call the office at 647-7661 to sign up.
Volunteers receive a pass into the fair on the day they work.  Shifts of 4 hours in length start at 10 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm.

Election Observing - An Interesting and Important Contribution

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 12:03

“If you can’t trust how your votes are counted, nothing much else matters”
 – Marian Beddill

No Whatcom Dems monthly meeting in July

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2010-07-05 10:41


Candidate forum – Federal Offices
Thursday, July 8th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Syre Theater, Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Bellingham. Sponsored by the Bellingham Tea Party

Candidate forum – State Offices
Thursday, July 15th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Syre Theater, WCC. Sponsored by the Bellingham Tea Party

Bill Mize Forum – Legislative and County Council positions
Wednesday, July 28, 7 -10 pm

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.