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Democratic Activism Now: Support Heather!

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Sat, 2017-02-11 19:28

Our own Heather Christianson is running for a position on the Whatcom Conservation Board, a local board that advises farmers. Unlike other elections, you have to request a ballot in advance or go to vote in person on March 14th.

If you miss the deadline to request a ballot:

Vote on March 14th at the Conservation District office at 6975 Hannegan Road.

Heather's website:



Double-Dipping Doug

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Thu, 2017-01-26 17:21

The 42nd Legislative district's state senator - Doug Ericksen -should either  resign or refund the taxpayers. He is collecting full salary from us Washington State taxpayers, and just accepted a post in the Trump Administration to help oversee dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency. Please see:

Thousands march peacefully through Bellingham

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Sat, 2017-01-21 14:21

Thanks to the several-thousand folks who participated in the Womens' March on Saturday January 21. Strong motivation!


Don’t Mourn. Organize!

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Sat, 2017-01-14 16:23


“Don’t Mourn, Organize!”

Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Lecture Room, Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Avenue.

(Inauguration is at 9:00 a.m. our time)

Listen to Keith Ellison and Tom Perez, candidates for DNC Chair

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Fri, 2017-01-13 13:19

From Talking Points Memo,  download or listen to in-depth interviews with Keith Ellison and Tom Perez:

Fund Planned Parenthood -- Support Rally in Bellingham

Submitted by Kurt Lee Price on Wed, 2017-02-08 13:26

Across the country people are holding rallies to convince Congress to defund Planned Parenthood. We don't want to defund--we want to DEFEND! 

City Council Meeting: Divest US Bank and Sanctuary City

Submitted by Kurt Lee Price on Wed, 2017-02-08 13:23

Come demand that the Bellingham City Council divest $70 million from US Bank! Let's follow the example set by the Seattle City Council in the divestment of $3 billion from Wells Fargo. This is a follow up to our protest at US Bank on Saturday, 2/4.

New officers elected for 2017-2018

Submitted by Abe Jacobson on Sun, 2017-01-08 19:48

On Saturday, January 7, the Whatcom Democrats' PCOs (Precinct Committee Officers) met for the special, biennial "reorganization" meeting. The officers were elected as follows:

Chair: Barbara Lewis

1st Vice Chair: Abe Jacobson

2nd Vice Chair: Andrew Reding

Treasurer: Peggy Borgens

Secretary: Charis Snyder-Gilbert

State Committeeman: Richard May

State Committeewoman: Tatum Kenn


Thanks to the 91 PCOs who took part.

Womens Marches- Seattle and Bellingham- Jan 21st

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Mon, 2017-01-02 14:06

Buses to Seattle SOLD OUT! Buses will load at 7:30 Am at the old Costco parking lot.

2017 Re-Organization Meeting

Submitted by Gwen Groden on Mon, 2017-01-02 13:12

The meeting will take place regardless of weather, unless the library is closed.

DATE: Saturday, January 7th, 2017

MEETING PLACE:  Bellingham Public Library Lecture Room, Downtown Branch

TIME:  Meeting will start promptly at 10 a.m., so arriving by 9:30 is encouraged.