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.
Thursday, July 18
7:00 - 9:00 PM Norway Hall
1419 N. Forest St Bellingham (between Champion & Magnolia)
All Democrats Welcome
Our July meeting will feature discussion of the resolution to build an appropriate sized jail and other resolutions. Also, be prepared to vote on the nominees for Honored Democrat. Awards will be presented at the Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner.
BELLINGHAM, WA – The Whatcom County Democrats is launching a coordinated campaign to elect leaders to the Whatcom County Council who will protect the county’s drinking water, ensure the viability of our farm and fishing economy, and work for family-wage jobs for county citizens. The campaign will support incumbents Carl Weimer (District 3) and Ken Mann (District 2), and challengers Barry Buchanan (District 1) and Rud Browne (At-Large).
Thursday, July 11th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM Main floor of the Herald Building at 1155 North State Street, Bellingham This is an opportunity to meet the four County Council candidates endorsed by the Whatcom Democrats, meet the campaign staff of the Whatcom Wins! 2013 Campaign and learn more about how you can get involved. Light refreshments will be provided. Please join us as we kickoff this historic election for 2013! For more information, please you can contact the Whatcom Wins Campaign office at 360-220-7826 .
Join the 40th Legislative District Democrats for our quarterly meeting on beautiful San Juan Island! The meeting will be held at the San Juan Island Grange, 152 N. 1st Street, Friday Harbor, on Saturday, July 20th, from 1pm till 4:00 PM.
The San Juan County Democrats have offered to host a potluck style lunch at the Grange starting at noon. Those wishing to contribute can bring beverages and sides.
Our agenda will include *endorsements for 2013 candidates, a presentation on I-522 (GMO Labeling), as well as the consideration of resolutions.
We are seeking donations of items produced in Washington for the baskets of goodies to be raffled off at the Eleanor Roosevelt dinner in August. Some ideas for the baskets are local wines, chocolate, coffee and smoked salmon. Home-made items such as jams and jellies are also welcome. If you have a talent for baking special desserts, you might consider giving a certificate for a dessert to be made at a later date when requested by the winner. Basket donations may be brought to our monthly membership meeting on July 18.
The annual Democratic Summer picnic will be held Sunday, August 4 th , in the north shelter (off Meridian) at Cornwall Park beginning at 3:00. One feature of the summer picnic is the annual candidate dessert competition. Some parking spaces are available near the shelter, and there are also parking areas centrally located in Cornwall Park—a pleasant walk to the shelter. There is also additional space in the parking lot by the old Montana Furniture on Meridian Street—the building is currently unoccupied.
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Selected individuals will be voted on at our July Meeting and awarded at the Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner on August 22nd.
July Is Parade Month in Whatcom County
Have Some Fun
Walk with the Whatcom Democrats
Meet the Candidates
We need to have a large Democratic Presence! With county elections coming up, our visibility is very important!
If you are interested in joining us in any of the parades below or volunteering at one of our booths, please call 303-3072, 647-7661 or email email@example.com.
Everson Nooksack Summer Festival Parade, July 13th
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
7 PM St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway - Bellingham Near St. Joseph’s Hospital
We will show why the cost containment measures utilized by other developed nations result in per capita costs one-half those of the United States and why we should adopt those measures instead of embarking on costly experiments in a futile attempt to save our collapsing, over-priced health care system.
Sponsored by United for National Healthcare
Our June Membership is Thursday, June 20th from 7pm - 9pm
Location: Norway Hall, Forest St. Bellingham
Bellingham School Board Endorsements
Candidates will have 3 minutes to make their case, followed by a 15 minute period for audience questions. To vote in endorsements, you must be a paid member 14 days before the meeting.
Community to Community Updates
Rosalinda Guillen will be giving an update on the March for Dignity and their upcoming lawsuit regarding use of border patrol for local 911 call handling.
We will have a second reading and vote on a resolution urging Bellingham elected officials to join the Leadership Alliance Against Coal.
The following resolutions will receive a first reading, and then are eligible for a vote at our July meeting: