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Buttons and Bumper Stickers Have Arrived

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Fri, 2015-09-11 14:30

Bernie and Hillary buttons and bumper stickers are now available in the office.  Come see us during the week, between 10 am and 2 pm, to get what you need to support your candidate.

"Five Fair and Equal Districts" Amendment Explained

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Thu, 2015-09-10 14:27

by Richard May

(Richard May represents Whatcom County on the State Democratic Committee.  He is also a member of the 2015 Charter Review Commission.)

Initiative Endorsements Made at General Meeting

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Fri, 2015-08-28 12:09

Carbon WA –Endorsed

Paid and Protected Sick leave – Endorsed

Initiative 1401 –Endangered Species – Endorsed

Initiative 1366 –Eyman initiative – Opposed

Charter Review Amendments 1-3 – Opposed

County Council Amendment 10 – Endorsed

Proposal by County Exec to build a new jail – No endorsement

Election Night Party at Bayou on the Bay

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Tue, 2015-08-04 12:28

Join us tonight at 8:00 for an election night get-together at Bayou on the Bay.  We will be outside on the patio, as we wait for primary results.

Special August Endorsement Meeting

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Thu, 2015-07-23 13:11

There is normally no August meeting, but a special meeting has been scheduled for August 27 to consider post-primary Initiatives, Charter Review and County Council Amendments and the Jail issue. The meeting will take place at the campaign office at 215 W.

Press Release Sent to All Local Newspapers

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Thu, 2015-06-25 12:42


Sen. Doug Ericksen Bills Taxpayers for Weekend Meals, Entertainment


As the latest special session is set to close on June 30th, once again Sen. Doug Ericksen (R-42) is charging the taxpayers for his extravagance. On top of his legislative salary of $42,106, Ericksen claimed a per diem of $120 a day almost every day of the session this year, including weekends when there was no legislative events occurring.



Submitted by Gwen Groden on Fri, 2015-06-19 12:39

Thank you to all candidates who attended our June 18 Endorsement Meeting.  We were privileged to hear from so many qualified and dedicated individuals.

Endorsement required two thirds of the number of ballots, which in this case was 54 out of the 83 ballots cast.

County Executive – No Endorsement

Council District 1 – Todd Donovan (

Council District 2 – Satpal Sidhu (

Port of Bellingham District 3 – Robert (Bobby) Briscoe

Endorsement ballot finalized

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Wed, 2015-06-17 17:28

At our Central Committee meeting on June 18, the Whatcom Democrats will vote on whether to endorse any candidate who requested endorsement prior to the deadline of close-of-business on Tuesday June 16. The attachment leads to the official ballot. 

Whatcom Democrats march in Stommish Parade

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Mon, 2015-06-15 07:28

On Saturday June 13, more than a dozen Whatcom Democrats marched together in the kickoff procession preceding the Stommish races of the Lummi Nation. The day was lovely and clear, perfect for the event. Amongst us were candidates Todd Donovan (County Council), Satpal Sidhu (County Council), and April Barker (City Council).

We thank our Lummi neighbors for letting us participate.

Whatcom Democrats unfurl their banner

Whatcom Democrats endorsement meeting June 18

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Tue, 2015-06-09 19:27

The Whatcom Democrats will vote on endorsement of candidates during the monthly membership meeting on June 18, at 7 PM, Bellingham Public Library downtown, in the downstairs lecture room. Any candidate seeking endorsement should contact Program Manager Gwen Groden at the Democrats' office at 647-7661, not later than Tuesday June 16. All such candidates should plan to attend the meeting. Prior arrangement is required.