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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.

40 th LD Quarterly Meeting

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-10-07 09:44

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!

Whatcom County Democratic Women’s Club

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-10-07 09:42

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 .

Outreach Committee News

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-10-07 09:39

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.

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,

Correction

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

Correction

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: