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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. for tickets and information.  

Complementary Healthcare Practitioners Alliance

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-10-07 09:37

Complementary Healthcare Practitioners Alliance (CHPA) Members to Speak About their experiences in healthcare in Whatcom county.

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7 PM.

St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, Near St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Sponsored by United for National Healthcare (360) 398-2295. supporter@unitedforhealthcare . org,


Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-10-07 09:32


Last month’s Grassroots article “Be Part Of The Excitement” neglected to mention some of our endorsed candidates. Roxanne Murphy is running for the Bellingham City Council At Large position, Gene Knutson is running for Bellingham City Council Ward 2 and Michael Lilliquist is running for Bellingham City Council in Ward 6. Please support these fine candidates!

Candidates Compete in Dessert Contest!

Submitted by John Flancher on Fri, 2013-09-06 17:23

by Catherine Chambers

Flash Forums Give Voters a Chance to Meet the Candidates

Submitted by John Flancher on Fri, 2013-09-06 17:22

While the opponents are trying to dodge the voters, our candidates want more face time! This year we are rolling out FLASH FORUMS. All we need is a level driveway, a lawn, or even a street corner, where we will gather neighbors to talk with the candidates for 45 minutes. This is a great opportunity for candidates to have an extended conversation with voters about the issues that really matter to them, from Lake Whatcom to the jail to economic development. We just can't get that with one-minute Q and A at structured forums.

Outreach Committee News

Submitted by John Flancher on Fri, 2013-09-06 17:21

by Daydre Phillips

Final Parade

Submitted by John Flancher on Fri, 2013-09-06 17:20

Join us in Ferndale’s Fiesta Patrias Parade , the last parade of the year . It takes place on Saturday, Sept 7, starting at noon. We are meeting at 11 AM at the corner of Alder and Main in Ferndale.

Affordable Care Act 2014

Submitted by John Flancher on Fri, 2013-09-06 17:19

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 7 pm, St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham WA.

Lynnette Treen, RN.

This is your opportunity to learn how the federal health care law, the Affordable Care Act, will affect you:

Whatcom County Democratic Women’s Club

Submitted by John Flancher on Fri, 2013-09-06 17:17

Our monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, September 12 th , in the Parkway Village Clubhouse (2015 24 th Street) beginning at 11:30. There will be an “indoor picnic” lunch. Parkway Village is located on the south side of Old Fairhaven Parkway—turn on 24 th by Fairhaven Vet. Parkway Village will be on the left side. Once inside the complex, the second right will open into the parking area for the Clubhouse. For more information call Linda Pace at 734-1697.

Help Fund Our Fall Campaign Activities

Submitted by John Flancher on Fri, 2013-09-06 17:16

Your used household items can be used to help the Democrats win. We need yard sale items to be sold at the Whatcom Democrats Annual Yard Sale. It’s time to clean out your garages and attics! Items may be dropped off at our office, at a residence near the hospital, or a residence near Sehome Village. If none of those locations are convenient, we may be able to pick up the items. Call our office at 647-7661 or email to make arrangements.

Be Part Of The Excitement

Submitted by John Flancher on Fri, 2013-09-06 17:14

You too can be part of the excitement. Join us at the Whatcom Wins! 2013 campaign office on first floor of the Herald Building to help our four endorsed County Council candidates: incumbents Carl Weimer and Ken Mann as well as the challengers Rud Browne and Barry Buchanan. Office hours are Mon-Thurs 10 am to 8 PM, Fri-Sat 10 am to 6 PM, and 1 to 8 PM on Sundays. The phone number is 360-220-7828. Please feel free to drop by or call to volunteer for doorbelling and making calls.