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Special August Endorsement Meeting

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Thu, 2015-07-23 12:11

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 11:42


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 11:39

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 16:28

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 06:28

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 18:27

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.

Whatcom Dems Support SEIU-1199 Walk-Out

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Wed, 2015-05-13 10:00

At 5:15 AM on May 13, several Whatcom Democrats turned up at the entrance to St. Joseph's Hospital to support the SEIU-1199 one-day strike of CNAs and techs.

another Whatcom Democrat at SEIU picket

Take These 4 Actions to Support Striking St Joseph's Caregivers

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Mon, 2015-05-11 17:04

1) Wednesday, May 13, 5:30 am--Join Peace Health caregivers on Squalicum Parkway as they walk out.

2) Thursday, May 14, 7 am--Join Peace Health caregivers on Squalicum Parkway as they return to work at the hospital.

3) Wednesday, May 13, 5 pm--Come to a rally in front of St. Joes (Squalicum & Ellis) to support the caregivers.

4) Call or e-mail hospital CEO Dale Zender and tell him not to lock out caregivers.
(office: 360-738-6313; cell: 360-815-6444;

Patty Murray Reception/Fundraiser

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Tue, 2015-03-24 13:13

Sunday, March 29th

3:30-5:30 p.m.

at the home of Bob Hall & Linda Ford

115 S Forest St

Bellingham, Washington 


$1000 Co- Host | $500 Sponsor | $250 Guest | $100 Friend

RSVP Online: 

You can also email or call 206-3‌28-2969 with any questions.

Join Us for our March Meeting

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Thu, 2015-03-12 11:02

Whatcom Democrats Monthly Membership Meeting
Thursday March 19
7pm - 9pm

2015 Location:
Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room
210 Central Ave.

Wendy Czopp of Represent.US will describe the organization's Anti-Corruption Act, a "portable" ordinance/law that can be passed at the local or state level. She will also discuss local and state campaign possibilities. We will also from the workers at the Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic about their struggle to maintain liveable wages and health benefits.