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Welcome to the website of the Whatcom County Democratic Party.  Our goal is to keep you informed, interested and involved in our local political activities.   Please check our monthly calendar to stay updated on all our events.  Click on "Calendar" at the top left side to get an expanded monthly view.

Mark your Calendars: The Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner is Back!

The 2015 Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner will be held on Sunday, May 17, at the Silver Reef Events Center. Join us for a fabulous Northwest buffet featuring salmon and steak, a dynamic keynote speaker, and great entertainment. Our guest list includes local environmental groups, labor groups, local Tribal Nations as well as local and state level elected officials and party notables. All Democrats are welcome.  Until March 31, tickets are $45 each, and tables of Eight are $325. After March 31, tickets are $50 or $375 per table.  Purchase tickets at      http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1342546  or call us at 647-7661.

New Vice Chair

Submitted by John Flancher on Sun, 2014-02-09 14:59

by John Flancher

At the January Central Committee meeting, the Whatcom Democrats elected Rosalinda Guillen Vice-Chair of the county party organization, to replace Stephanie Kountouros, who resigned in December. Rosalinda is a well-known activist for farmworker rights, and is currently the Executive Director of Community to Community Development, a grassroots organization that works for healthy communities and social justice. She is a valuable addition to the Whatcom Democrats’ Executive Board, and we thank her for taking on the job.

Report from the Office

Submitted by John Flancher on Sun, 2014-02-09 14:57

by Gwen Groden

Have you been wondering what goes on at the Whatcom Democrats office? In addition to answering phone calls and handling incoming mail, our volunteers keep busy with many tasks.

Jaxon Ravens New State Party Chair

Submitted by John Flancher on Sun, 2014-02-09 14:51

by John Flancher

Jaxon Ravens is the new Chair of the Washington State Democratic Party. The State Democratic Central Committee, consisting of representatives from each County and Legislative District in the state, chose him in an election on February 1 st . Whatcom County’s State Committee members are Catherine Chambers and Richard May. Bob Seaman and Teresa Taylor-Oliver represent the 42nd Legislative District, and Maggie Hanson and Tom Pasma represent the 40th. Jaxon has been the State Party’s Executive Director for the last nine years.

Membership Meeting

Submitted by John Flancher on Wed, 2014-01-08 14:55

Thursday, January 16

7:00-9:00 PM

Norway Hall

1419 N. Forest St Bellingham (between Champion & Magnolia)

All Democrats Welcome

Don’t miss our first meeting of 2014! We will be holding an election for Vice-Chair, and we will begin reviewing the Party Platform ahead of upcoming caucus and convention planning.

Hope to see you all there for the start of another action- packed year of Democratic victory.

Democrats Know How to Party!

Submitted by John Flancher on Wed, 2014-01-08 14:45

by Gwen Groden

We closed out 2013 with the Outreach Committee Thank You Party , on November 23 rd , and the annual Whatcom Dems Holiday Party on December 14 th .

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Whatcom County Democratic Women’s Club

Submitted by John Flancher on Wed, 2014-01-08 14:33

Our first meeting of 2014 will be held on Thursday, January 9 th , at Jalapeno's Restaurant in Barkley Village beginning at 11:30. The address is 2945 Newmarket Place, Suite 101. Our featured speaker will be Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville.

Next month’s meeting will be on Thursday, February 13 th , at 11:30 at Jalapeno's in Barkley Village. Our featured speaker for February will be Mary Carlson from the Bellingham Senior Center.

For more information call Linda Pace at 734-1697.

Thank You, Newsletter Volunteers!

Submitted by John Flancher on Wed, 2014-01-08 14:30

by John Flancher, Grassroots Editor

As I start my third year of editing Grassroots: The Newsletter of the Whatcom County Democratic Central Committee, I would like to extend a personal and heartfelt thanks to the many people who help to produce and distribute Grassroots every month:

Sharon Alford

Don Alford

Barbara Bessire

Martha Burns

Preston Cochran

Emma Conlee

Marian Heath

Rosemary Hostetler

Betty McClendon

Naomi Murphy

Carol Quimby

Catherine Sheedy

It’s 2014! Time to Break Out of Your Rut and Get Involved!

Submitted by John Flancher on Wed, 2014-01-08 14:26

Have you recently retired or do you know someone who has recently retired? Or someone who has just moved to Whatcom County and wants to get to know more people? Or someone who is between jobs and has time on their hands? Send them over to the Whatcom Democrats office!

Thanks for the Presents For Familias Unidas Por La Justicia Children's Holiday Party

Submitted by John Flancher on Wed, 2014-01-08 14:23

by Daydre Phillips

Thanks so much to all of the Democrats who purchased toys for the Familias Unidas por la Justicia (Sakuma Farmworkers). Daydre and Christopher Phillips took them down to the Children's Holiday Party, organized by Community to Community, where they were given out to the children.

Special Election Reminder

Submitted by John Flancher on Wed, 2014-01-08 14:18

For any Democrats living in the Ferndale and Lynden school districts (we know you’re out there!), there will be a special election on February 11 to decide on bond issues.

Ferndale School District 502

Proposition No. 2014

General Obligation Bonds $125,000,000

 

Lynden School District 504

Proposition No. 2014

General Obligation Bonds $46,000,000

 

Don’t forget to vote!