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Three Weeks of Candidate Forums Begin

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2010-10-04 15:26

Please share this schedule with your friends and neighbors

Wednesday Oct 6, 6:30 - 9 pm, Bellingham Public Library (League of Women Voters)
Thursday, Oct 7, 12n - 1:15 pm, Hotel Bellwether (Chamber of Commerce)
Thursday, Oct 7, 12:30 - 2 pm, Bellingham Senior Center (Council on Aging)
Monday, Oct 11, 7 pm, Pt Roberts Community Center (Registered Voter's Assoc)
Tuesday, Oct 12, 11:30 am, BTC (School Retirees Assoc)

Democrats weigh in on Ballot measures, more candidates, new vice chairs

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2010-09-17 15:08

The membership of the Whatcom Democrats decided on the party position on a number of state-wide and local ballot measures at its monthly membership meeting September 16. The party decided to support two local tax measures, the Bellingham School Districts temporary supplementary levy and the Bellingham Transportation Benefit District's .2% sales tax to support restoration of some WTA cuts among other transportatoin pubilc works projects. See a full list of ballot measure positions HERE.

Dems To Take Ballot Measure Positions

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2010-09-07 09:24

The following are measures on the November general election ballot. The Whatcom Democrats membership will consider taking a position, for or against, or no position, at our September 16 meeting. The meeting starts at 7 pm, at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St, Bellingham. All Democrats are welcome, but only those those are paid up members of the Whatcom Democrats as of September 2 may vote on endorsements and other business. PRE-MEETING supper starts at 5:45 pm, and you can buy tickets HERE.

November, Here We Come

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2010-09-07 09:21

Sen. Patty Murray speaks to a sold-out crowd of Democrats at the Bellingham Ferry Terminal on August 31.

Its campaign season again and we have a real fight on our hands. The Glenn Beck fans and the corporate interests are frothing at the mouth at a chance to undo all the good things President Obama, Sen. Murray, and Rep. Larsen have achieved. On the local level, our own Rep. Kelli Linville, after being praised as the all-star legislator we know she is, needs our help to return to Olympia and do the good work that needs to be done. We need to send her back with back-up in the form of Al Jensen and Pat Jerns in the 42nd, and Kris Lytton and Jeff Morris in the 40th.

Murray, Larsen and Lowry Light Up Eleanor Roosevelt Event

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2010-09-07 09:15

Sen. Patty Murray, Rep. Rick Larsen and former Gov. Mike Lowry spoke at our annual Eleanor Roosevelt fundraiser on August 31st. Patty Murray and Rick Larsen talked at length about the need to push back this November and not take anything for granted. Gov. Mike Lowry praised our “Honored Dems” this year, Jean Dodd and Barrie Hull and presented them with their awards.

Dodd and Hull Recognized as 2010 "Honored Democrats"

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2010-09-07 08:59

The Whatcom Democrats recognizes annually local volunteers who have demonstrated exemplary service to our Democratic community over the past years and decades.

Where is our outrage?

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2010-09-07 08:55

by Terry Bornemann, Bellingham City Councilman

When George Bush began his presidency he was blessed with a budget surplus. Eight years later he had turned that surplus into the biggest deficit in U.S. history. He got us into two major wars without any plan to finance them or and without an exit strategy for Iraq or Afghanistan. His deregulation policies and lack of federal oversight set the stage for the biggest financial collapse since the great depression. This was the stage set for President Obama when he came to office. He was left with an economy on the brink of collapse, two unfunded wars, and an unprecedented budget deficit.

Tip of the Hat to our Primary Candidates

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2010-09-07 08:53

The Whatcom Democrats extend their thanks to all of our certified Democratic candidates that didn’t make it past the primary. Running for public office is a challenge, but it represents a deep commitment to public service, and regardless of electoral success, that is to be valued.

Lynden Fair Wrap-Up

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2010-09-07 08:52

A hearty THANK YOU to the people who helped make this year’s Lynden Fair booth a success. Major planning and executing was done by Alyce Werkema, Margaret Irvine, Peggy Borgens, Judy Mullenix, Steve Lydolph, Steve Schuck, Riley Seeney and Bryna Hoffmeister.

2010 Primary Election Recommendations

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 13:05


Federal US. Senate Patty Murray
Federal 2nd Congressional District No Endorsement yet
Rick Larsen
Diana McGinness
Larry Kalb
42nd Legislative District Senate Pat Jerns
42nd Legislative District House of Rep, Position 1 No endorsement yet
Richard May
Al Jensen
42nd Legislative District House of Rep, Position 2 Kelli Linville
40th Legislative District House of Rep, Position 1 No endorsement yet
Tom Pasma
Thomas Boucher
Kris Lytton
40th Legislative District House of Rep, Position 2 Jeff Morris
Whatcom County Council District 1, Position B Jean Melious
 Washington State Supreme Court, Position 1
WA State Democrats endorsement

Stan Rumbaugh

 Washington State Supreme Court, Position 6
WA State Democrats endorsement

Charles Wiggins