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.
Would you like to get more involved with the Whatcom Democrats? We have an open office shift, Wednesdays, noon-2:00. We also need helpers for Holiday party set- up and clean up. Call Gwen at 647-7661 if you can help.
Pauline Hillaire Book Tour & Performances Recent National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Honoree, Pauline Hillaire, Scälla–Of the Killer Whale, tradition-bearer for the Lummi People, has compiled a book about her father Joe Hillaire and Coast Salish traditions titled “A Totem Pole History: The Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire”. Joseph Hillaire is recognized as one of the great Coast Salish artists, carvers, and tradition-bearers of the early twentieth century.
Whatcom County citizens call on Attorney General and PDC to act immediately
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Our regularly scheduled October Membership Meeting occurs right when ballots are being mailed out! Join us on Thursday, October 17th at 6 PM for opportunities to talk with voters. To phone-bank or doorbell for the County Council Races, stop by the Whatcom Wins! office in the Herald Building. After a productive evening, we'll all meet up at the campaign office for snacks and a beer!
Support Our Endorsed Candidates
Whatcom County Council
● District 1 Barry Buchanan
● District 2 Ken Mann
● District 3 Carl Weimer
● At Large Rud Browne
Bellingham City Council
● Ward 2 Gene Knutson
● Ward 4 Pinky Vargas
● Ward 6 Michael Lilliquist
● At Large Roxanne Murphy
Port of Bellingham Commissioner
● District 1 Renata Kowalczyk
Hold the conservatives accountable! The Human Services forum is on Monday, Oct 7th, 5:30pm at the Bellingham Municipal Court. It will cover the County and City Council candidates. The League of Women Voters forum is Thursday, Oct 10th at 6:30pm at the same place and will cover the County Council candidates.
October 7 Human Services Forum
October 9 Point Roberts Forum
October 10 League of Women Voters County Council Forum
October 15 Birch Bay Forum
October 16 Foothills Forum
by John Flancher
This is an important election that will have a long-term impact on Whatcom County. Every Democrat needs to turn out and vote for our endorsed candidates and issues. While the County Council races are getting lots of attention, don’t forget our City Council and Port races. These candidates need your votes and your help. You can help by:
● Writing letters to the editor
● Spreading the word about them on Facebook, and liking their Facebook pages
● Donating to their campaigns
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.