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 Mike Estes
Come out this weekend to support the Whatcom Democrats and find hundreds of locally grown raspberry plants, flowering red current, tomato plants, veggie starts, perennials, shrubs, trees and native plants at the Whatcom Democrats Annual Plant Sale. June 7th, 3:00 to 6:00, June 8th, 9:00 am to 3:00 PM, June 9th, 10:00 am to 2:00 PM, at 2920 Eldridge Avenue. For more information, call 647-7661 or go to http://www.whatcomdemocrats.com/
June 7th 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
June 8th 9:00 am to 3:00 PM
The Whatcom County Democrats are proud to announce their endorsed candidates for local office. After hearing speeches from a broad spectrum of candidates, the Democrats endorsed the following candidates:
Barry Buchanan, Ken Mann, Carl Weimer and Rud Browne for County Council
Gene Knutson, Michael Lilliquist, Pinky Vargas and Roxanne Murphy for Bellingham City Council
Renata Kowalczyk and Michael McAuley for Port of Bellingham
A Yes vote on Initiative 522 – GMO Labeling
Pauline Hillaire, Lummi Elder, resolute defender of the heritage and sovereignty of the Lummi Nation, is the recipient of the Bess Lomax Hawes National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Award. The Bess Lomax Hawes Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the preservation and awareness of cultural heritage. She will be honored at an awards ceremony and free concert in Washington, DC, on September 25 & 27, 2013. For more on her life go to http://www.nea.gov/honors/heritage/ .
The Whatcom Democrats had a wonderful time walking in the Ski to Sea Parade! We will be walking in every parade throughout Whatcom County this summer. Every one is welcome under our big tent. Please join us - call 647-7661 for more information.
Whatcom Democrats Annual
Eleanor Roosevelt Fundraising Dinner
Thursday August 22nd, 5pm - 8pm
at the new Silver Reef Event Center
We have bright, beautiful new Whatcom Democrats t-shirts at the office. Pick one up at the bargain price of $15 and show off your pride in our local party. Stop by our office at 1216 Bay St. (Corner of Bay and Holly) between 10:00 and 2:00 to pick one up.
Plans are underway for the 2013 Annual Summer Picnic. This year the picnic will be held at the north shelter (the one right off Meridian) at on Sunday, August 4th at Cornwall Park, beginning at 3:00. This fun, family friendly event is for all Democrats, and is sponsored for you by the Whatcom County Democratic Women’s Club. Mark your calendars now! There will be more information in next month’s newsletter.
Our next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, June 10th at Cascade Pizza (2431 Meridian St.) beginning at 11:30. Lunch specials are available for $6.95 and up. We listened to several candidates last month, and we will be hearing from some more this month. Proponents/opponents of I-522 (GMO labeling) will also make a brief statement. We will be voting on endorsements for Bellingham City Council, Whatcom County Council, Port of Bellingham, and I-522. We’re taking a break during July and August, and will resume general membership meetings in September.
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 7 pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham WA (near St. Joseph's Hospital).
Also Saturday, June 29, 2013, 1 pm, Blaine Library, 610 Third Street.
Admission Free. Sponsored by United for National Healthcare. (360) 398-2295, firstname.lastname@example.org