We hear screams of socialism, and get accused of class warfare whenever anyone supports universal healthcare, inheritance tax or, in this year's election, a state income tax for high-earners to fund basic education and healthcare. But does the public really know how poor the poor are, and how rich the rich are? Turns out, not really.
The Democratic Party is governed locally by a Board made up of officers (elected by the PCOs) and committee chairs appointed by the elected Chair. These officers are elected every two years for 2-year terms. The next “re-organization” meeting will be held on December 16, 2010, when the Whatcom County Democratic Central Committee will be electing new officers for 2011-2012.
The Whatcom Democratic Women’s Club put on a fabulous event Monday night, Oct. 4th. A combination fundraiser and rally, Democrats dined on Brauts, listened to classic german polkas and raised money for their local candidates.
Neither high winds, nor floods of customers daunted our incredible team of volunteers who made this year’s yard sale such a success. Thanks to everyone who donated items to sell, and to our incredible crew of volunteers.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Whatcom Democrats recognizes annually local volunteers who have demonstrated exemplary service to our Democratic community over the past years and decades.