Welcome to the website of the Whatcom County Democratic Party! Our goal is to keep you informed and motivate you to get involved in our local political activities. Please check our monthly calendar to stay updated on all our events. In September, join our Outreach Committee on September 4th, our Women's Club on September 11th, and our General Membership meeting on September 18th. Whatcom County is host to the State Democrats State Committee meeting at the Silver Reef Casino on September 13. Local Democrats are invited to attend.
Also, join us for an exciting new production and fundraiser for the Whatcom Democrats.
The Ghosts of Tonkin
August 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin resolution and the start of the Vietnam War. On the heels of their sold-out performances of Border Songs, Bellingham TheatreWorks presents The Ghosts of Tonkin. Written by Steve Lyons and directed by Mark Kuntz, this award-winning play dramatizes the behind-the-scenes story of how seemingly well-intentioned public officials brought about one of the most devastating episodes in the history of the United States: The Vietnam War.
By purchasing tickets online and entering the password code DEM and clicking "See available Tickets", the Whatcom Democrats will receive half of the ticket proceeds!
Post-play discussion moderated by Joe Teehan on Friday and Janet Marino on Saturday.
Bellingham High School Auditorium, 2020 Cornwall, Bellingham. August 29 and 30. Tickets are $10. www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org for tickets and information.
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.
The quarterly meeting of the 40 th Legislative District will be SATURDAY Oct. 12th from 1-3 PM Location: Skagit Public Utility District #1 1415 Freeway Drive , Mt. Vernon The will be a pie bake off between Lona, Hue, Catherine and others. $2 a vote. It's pie time we had a fundraiser!
Our monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, October 10th, at Jalapenos Restaurant in Fairhaven beginning at 11:30. The address is 1007 Harris Avenue. Our guest speaker will be Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo. For more information call Linda Pace at 734-1697 .
by Daydre Phillips Have you been working to get our Democratic candidates elected? If you haven’t found the right activity for you, try the Outreach Committee! Join us to have some fun and do some good. We will hand out palm cards featuring our Endorsed Democrats at the next two Gallery Walks, the Farmers Market and Fairhaven Halloween!
Get involved and learn all about what we are doing at an Outreach Committee meeting November 23, time and place to be announced.