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Election Wrap-up at Monthly Meeting

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2009-11-17 16:02

Whatcom Democrats Membership Meeting

Thursday, November 19, 7-9 pm
Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St, Bellingham, (between Champion & Magnolia) MAP

PROGRAM: Election Wrap-up, Look ahead to 2010 Legislative Session, and discussion/decision-making about 2010 caucuses and platform development

Turning Out Our Democratic Base Is Job One

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2009-10-27 14:00

CALL 647-7661 NOW to schedule a time to volunteer

In their endorsement of McShane, Mann, Weimer and Caskey-Schreiber for County Council, the Bellingham Herald wrote: "There hasn't been a more important local election."

We agree. That's why this year the Whatcom Democrats are pulling out all the stops. We've raised $22,000 and we're spending it well in order to win ALL our local elections. 

Vote for the future of Whatcom County

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2009-10-11 10:26
Jurisdiction Office Candidate(s)  
Whatcom Co. Council, Dist 1 Dan McShane  
Whatcom Co. Council, Dist 2 Ken Mann  
Whatcom Co. Council, Dist 3 Carl Weimer  
Whatcom Co. Council, At-Large Laurie Caskey-Schreiber  
Port of Bellingham Commissioner, Dist 1 John Blethen  
Port of Bellingham Commissioner, Dist 2

Michael McAuley

City of Bellingham Council, Ward 2 Gene Knutson  
City of Bellingham Council, Ward 4 Stan Snapp  
City of Bellingham Council, Ward 6 Catherine Chambers
Michael Lilliquist
City of Bellingham Council, At-Large Seth Fleetwood  
Bellingham School District Position 5 Scott Stockburger  

  Ballot Measures

Jurisdiction Identification Short Description Voting Recommend- ation  
State of Washington I-1033 Lock in state & local budget cuts NO  
State of Washington Referendum 71 Domestic Partnership Rights – everything but marriage APPROVE  
Whatcom County Proposition 1 Whatcom Library District Levy Lid lift YES
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What’s at stake in this election? PLENTY!

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2009-10-07 10:21

Planning for growth — Protecting drinking water — Saving farmland from Development — Creating Good Jobs

But all the great progress we’ve made in Whatcom County over that last decade could slip away if we can’t turn out the votes for our endorsed County Council candidates – Carl Weimer, Ken Mann, Dan McShane and Laurie Caskey-Schreiber.

Watch Candidates in Action at LWV Forum

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2009-10-05 11:03

Full debate of the Whatcom County Council, Port of Bellingham, and Bellingham City Council candidates at the League of Women Voters Bellingham/Whatcom County forum September 30, 2009. All Whatcom County voters will vote on each County Council and Port of Bellingham race.

County Council       Port of Bellingham     Bellingham City Council

How Will I-1033 Affect Washington's Economy?

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2009-09-30 17:22

Skagit Community To Protest Glenn Beck

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2009-09-22 14:53

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.

4th Annual Yard Sale

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2009-09-17 10:35

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

Remembering 9/11: Join Hands Against Hate

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2009-09-07 10:33

hands against hateIn remembrance of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and the wars that followed and continue today, please place this poster in a visible place in your home, car, or other location.

Click on the image at the right for a full-size, printable version.

Dems Discuss Sprawl, UGAs, LAMIRDS

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2009-09-06 11:29

Thursday, September 10
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Norway Hall
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.