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.
We are seeking donations of items produced in Washington for the baskets of goodies to be raffled off at the Eleanor Roosevelt dinner in August. Some ideas for the baskets are local wines, chocolate, coffee and smoked salmon. Home-made items such as jams and jellies are also welcome. If you have a talent for baking special desserts, you might consider giving a certificate for a dessert to be made at a later date when requested by the winner. Basket donations may be brought to our monthly membership meeting on July 18.
The annual Democratic Summer picnic will be held Sunday, August 4 th , in the north shelter (off Meridian) at Cornwall Park beginning at 3:00. One feature of the summer picnic is the annual candidate dessert competition. Some parking spaces are available near the shelter, and there are also parking areas centrally located in Cornwall Park—a pleasant walk to the shelter. There is also additional space in the parking lot by the old Montana Furniture on Meridian Street—the building is currently unoccupied.
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Selected individuals will be voted on at our July Meeting and awarded at the Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner on August 22nd.
July Is Parade Month in Whatcom County
Have Some Fun
Walk with the Whatcom Democrats
Meet the Candidates
We need to have a large Democratic Presence! With county elections coming up, our visibility is very important!
If you are interested in joining us in any of the parades below or volunteering at one of our booths, please call 303-3072, 647-7661 or email email@example.com.
Everson Nooksack Summer Festival Parade, July 13th
Overpriced Healthcare Exposed: On the Road to Effective Reform or Last Ditch Attempts to Save Our Collapsing SystemSubmitted by John Flancher on Tue, 2013-07-09 13:52
Thursday, July 25, 2013
7 PM St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway - Bellingham Near St. Joseph’s Hospital
We will show why the cost containment measures utilized by other developed nations result in per capita costs one-half those of the United States and why we should adopt those measures instead of embarking on costly experiments in a futile attempt to save our collapsing, over-priced health care system.
Sponsored by United for National Healthcare
Our June Membership is Thursday, June 20th from 7pm - 9pm
Location: Norway Hall, Forest St. Bellingham
Bellingham School Board Endorsements
Candidates will have 3 minutes to make their case, followed by a 15 minute period for audience questions. To vote in endorsements, you must be a paid member 14 days before the meeting.
Community to Community Updates
Rosalinda Guillen will be giving an update on the March for Dignity and their upcoming lawsuit regarding use of border patrol for local 911 call handling.
We will have a second reading and vote on a resolution urging Bellingham elected officials to join the Leadership Alliance Against Coal.
The following resolutions will receive a first reading, and then are eligible for a vote at our July meeting:
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/ .