Welcome to the Whatcom County Democratic Party! We invite you to browse our site and hope you will find something that helps inspire your political spirit. It is our desire to help keep you informed and motivated in support of the ideals and principles of the Whatcom County Democrats.
by John Flancher
Whatcom Democrats 1 st Vice Chair Stephanie Kountouros has announced her resignation from the Executive Board. Stephanie expects to be very busy with Planned Parenthood (her real job) as they work in support of the new health exchanges and feels that she will not have time to fulfill her role as Vice Chair. Keep up the good work, Stephanie, and thanks for all of your contributions to the Whatcom Dems.
Campaign activities for our four County Council candidates are being run out of our Whatcom Wins Campaign Office, Herald Building #106. 1155 N State St. Bellingham, WA. The office is open most days, all day and evening. Call ahead at 360-220-7828.
Yard signs for most of our endorsed candidates are now available from the Whatcom Democrats office (215 W. Holly Suite B-27) Open M-F 10 AM - 2 PM, sometimes open later in the afternoon. INFO: 647-7661.
by Daydre Phillips
The Whatcom Democrats and the State Democrats passed a resolution supporting the Sakuma Farm Workers (Familias Unidas por la Justicia). Furthermore a district judge has ruled that Sakuma needs to stop intimidating the workers and has to remove the armed guards that were placed at the workers farm.
The quarterly meeting of the 40 th Legislative District will be SATURDAY Oct. 12th from 1-3 PM Location: Skagit Public Utility District #1 1415 Freeway Drive , Mt. Vernon The will be a pie bake off between Lona, Hue, Catherine and others. $2 a vote. It's pie time we had a fundraiser!
Our monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, October 10th, at Jalapenos Restaurant in Fairhaven beginning at 11:30. The address is 1007 Harris Avenue. Our guest speaker will be Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo. For more information call Linda Pace at 734-1697 .
by Daydre Phillips Have you been working to get our Democratic candidates elected? If you haven’t found the right activity for you, try the Outreach Committee! Join us to have some fun and do some good. We will hand out palm cards featuring our Endorsed Democrats at the next two Gallery Walks, the Farmers Market and Fairhaven Halloween!
Get involved and learn all about what we are doing at an Outreach Committee meeting November 23, time and place to be announced.
Complementary Healthcare Practitioners Alliance (CHPA) Members to Speak About their experiences in healthcare in Whatcom county.
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7 PM.
St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, Near St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Sponsored by United for National Healthcare (360) 398-2295. supporter@unitedforhealthcare . org,
Last month’s Grassroots article “Be Part Of The Excitement” neglected to mention some of our endorsed candidates. Roxanne Murphy is running for the Bellingham City Council At Large position, Gene Knutson is running for Bellingham City Council Ward 2 and Michael Lilliquist is running for Bellingham City Council in Ward 6. Please support these fine candidates!
by Catherine Chambers
While the opponents are trying to dodge the voters, our candidates want more face time! This year we are rolling out FLASH FORUMS. All we need is a level driveway, a lawn, or even a street corner, where we will gather neighbors to talk with the candidates for 45 minutes. This is a great opportunity for candidates to have an extended conversation with voters about the issues that really matter to them, from Lake Whatcom to the jail to economic development. We just can't get that with one-minute Q and A at structured forums.