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 Riley Sweeney
Despite the fact that (almost) all the progressive candidates showed up for the Tea Party forum in July, the conservative candidates refused to attend a forum hosted by RE Sources and Futurewise about zoning, growth issues and water quality.
At the July Central Committee meeting, Whatcom Democrats elected Catherine Chambers and Jeffrey Margolis Honored Democrats for 2013. All Whatcom Democrats will be familiar with both, as they have both been very active in issues concerning life in Whatcom County. Congratulations Catherine and Jeffrey, and thanks for all your work over the years!
Campaign activities for our four County Council candidates (Barry Buchanan, Ken Mann, Carl Weimer, Rud Browne) 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. We won't win without YOUR HELP! Here are some ways you can join our efforts
● Neighborhood Canvassing - join our weekend or weekday canvassing teams, talking to Democrats about our candidates and how important this election is. Training always provided.
Join Catherine Chambers, City Council Member Cathy Lehman, Lisa McShane, Maggie Hanson, Tara Nelson and Frances Badgett as they host a fundraiser for City Council Candidates Pinky Vargas and Roxanne Murphy at the home of Catherine Chambers located at 1542 Iron St. (the corner of Iron and York) on August 17th for door knocking in the York Neighborhood from Noon - 3 p.m. and join us for Ice Cream Sundaes from 3-5 p.m. If you are interested in door knocking or have any questions, contact Catherine at 647.3888.
Outreach Committee dynamo Alyce Werkema is working on staffing for our booth at the fair. If you are interested in taking a shift in the booth, please call 647-7661, and we will coordinate with Alyce. Fair week is our chance to interact with a large number of people and talk about our values and candidates.
The annual yard sale is scheduled for September. Please remember to donate your used furniture, appliances, and other household goods to us. You can drop them by the office weekdays between 10:00 and 2:00, or call 647-7661 to discuss transportation of large or heavy items.
The Outreach Committee continued to represent and recruit for the Whatcom Democrats at local events in July, with a table at the Art Walk, participation in 4 parades and 5 festivals, and a house party for county council candidates, in Lynden. We also worked with Community to Community to support the striking Skagit farm-workers.
A huge thank you is owed to Sharon and Don Alford for their donation of two new phones for the Whatcom Democrats office. It is really nice to actually be able to hear the people that call the office.
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. Call ahead outside of regular hours: 647- 7661.
by Linda Pace
Democrats attending the annual Summer Picnic on August 4 th enjoyed good company, great food, and perfect weather. State Senator Kevin Ranker was the featured speaker. We also heard from City Council candidates Pinky and Roxanne, Port candidates Renatta and Mike, and County Council candidates Carl, Ken, Barry, and Rud. This event was sponsored by the Women’s Club. The Women’s Club will resume monthly meetings in September.