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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.The Whatcom Democrats Operate all year around, supporting Democrats at all levels, with an office at 215 W. Holly Street, in Downtown Bellingham.  We have Monthly Meetings at the Bellingham Public Library, generally on the third Thursday of every month, at 7:00 PM.

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.

Initiative Endorsements Made at General Meeting

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Fri, 2015-08-28 12:09

Carbon WA –Endorsed

Paid and Protected Sick leave – Endorsed

Initiative 1401 –Endangered Species – Endorsed

Initiative 1366 –Eyman initiative – Opposed

Charter Review Amendments 1-3 – Opposed

County Council Amendment 10 – Endorsed

Proposal by County Exec to build a new jail – No endorsement

Campaign Office Telephone

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Mon, 2015-08-24 12:58

Our Campaign office now has a dedicated phone line for use by volunteers.  Please call (360)255-1589 to reach the campaign office.

Election Night Party at Bayou on the Bay

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Tue, 2015-08-04 12:28

Join us tonight at 8:00 for an election night get-together at Bayou on the Bay.  We will be outside on the patio, as we wait for primary results.

Special August Endorsement Meeting

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Thu, 2015-07-23 13:11

There is normally no August meeting, but a special meeting has been scheduled for August 27 to consider post-primary Initiatives, Charter Review and County Council Amendments and the Jail issue. The meeting will take place at the campaign office at 215 W.

Press Release Sent to All Local Newspapers

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Thu, 2015-06-25 12:42

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-

Sen. Doug Ericksen Bills Taxpayers for Weekend Meals, Entertainment

 

As the latest special session is set to close on June 30th, once again Sen. Doug Ericksen (R-42) is charging the taxpayers for his extravagance. On top of his legislative salary of $42,106, Ericksen claimed a per diem of $120 a day almost every day of the session this year, including weekends when there was no legislative events occurring.

 

Endorsements!

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Fri, 2015-06-19 12:39

Thank you to all candidates who attended our June 18 Endorsement Meeting.  We were privileged to hear from so many qualified and dedicated individuals.

Endorsement required two thirds of the number of ballots, which in this case was 54 out of the 83 ballots cast.

County Executive – No Endorsement

Council District 1 – Todd Donovan (www.donovanforwhatcom.org)

Council District 2 – Satpal Sidhu (www.votesatpalsidhu.com)

Port of Bellingham District 3 – Robert (Bobby) Briscoe

Endorsement ballot finalized

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Wed, 2015-06-17 17:28

At our Central Committee meeting on June 18, the Whatcom Democrats will vote on whether to endorse any candidate who requested endorsement prior to the deadline of close-of-business on Tuesday June 16. The attachment leads to the official ballot. 

Whatcom Democrats march in Stommish Parade

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Mon, 2015-06-15 07:28

On Saturday June 13, more than a dozen Whatcom Democrats marched together in the kickoff procession preceding the Stommish races of the Lummi Nation. The day was lovely and clear, perfect for the event. Amongst us were candidates Todd Donovan (County Council), Satpal Sidhu (County Council), and April Barker (City Council).

We thank our Lummi neighbors for letting us participate.

Whatcom Democrats unfurl their banner

Whatcom Democrats endorsement meeting June 18

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Tue, 2015-06-09 19:27

The Whatcom Democrats will vote on endorsement of candidates during the monthly membership meeting on June 18, at 7 PM, Bellingham Public Library downtown, in the downstairs lecture room. Any candidate seeking endorsement should contact Program Manager Gwen Groden at the Democrats' office at 647-7661, not later than Tuesday June 16. All such candidates should plan to attend the meeting. Prior arrangement is required.

Whatcom Dems Support SEIU-1199 Walk-Out

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Wed, 2015-05-13 11:00

At 5:15 AM on May 13, several Whatcom Democrats turned up at the entrance to St. Joseph's Hospital to support the SEIU-1199 one-day strike of CNAs and techs.

another Whatcom Democrat at SEIU picket