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.
RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ABOLISHING CIVIL FORFEITURE
Whereas: “Civil” asset forfeiture allows law enforcement to seize and keep property without a criminal conviction, and puts the onus on the property owner to “prove” that he or she obtained the property legitimately, or that it wasn’t used for criminal activity; reversing the presumption of innocence until proven guilty; and
Sunday, March 29th
at the home of Bob Hall & Linda Ford
115 S Forest St
$1000 Co- Host | $500 Sponsor | $250 Guest | $100 Friend
RSVP Online: www.pattymurray.com/march29.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-328-2969 with any questions.
Whatcom Democrats Monthly Membership Meeting
Thursday March 19
7pm - 9pm
Bellingham Central Library Lecture Room
210 Central Ave.
Wendy Czopp of Represent.US will describe the organization's Anti-Corruption Act, a "portable" ordinance/law that can be passed at the local or state level. She will also discuss local and state campaign possibilities. We will also from the workers at the Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic about their struggle to maintain liveable wages and health benefits.
Super-candidate Joy Monjure is stepping up again - this time to run for a Supervisor position with the Whatcom Conservation District. Joy is concerned about the "natural resource challenges that threaten our health, culture, economy and quality of life". Joy has worked with the Conservation District in the past and says that it is a unique form of non-regulatory government that matches local resource needs with technical and financial resources to help landowners with “on-the-ground” conservation projects.
Meeting: Thursday July 17th
6pm Dinner: Taco Bar for $10
7pm Endorsements and program on Minimum Wage
Members will vote on a proposed slate of candidates for Charter Review Commission:
District 1: Todd Donovan, Barbara Ryan, Thomas Stuen, Alie Walker and Eli Mackiewicz
District 2: Susan Gribbin, Judd Morse, Bob Bandarra, Stan Snapp, Kate Blystone
District 3: Richard May, John Lesow, Chris Johnson
Members of the Whatcom Democrats gathered Thursday, June 19th for an endorsement meeting. Candidates for 2014 elected office introduced themselves and fielded questions from the audience.
Seth Fleetwood Tuesday June 17th - 5pm Whatcom Museurm - 121 Prospect St Bellingham
Joy Monjure Thursday June 26th - 6pm - 8pm Bellewood Acres
Monday, June 23, 5 PM to 7 PM
Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 S. Harbor Loop
Bellingham, WA 98225
For more information, call Campaign Manager Patrick Stickney @ 425 - 681 - 8137
Super Gardeners Peggy Borgens and Ronalee Kincaid once again went above and beyond and did an amazing amount of work to bring the Whatcom Democrats over $600 from the annual plant sale. Thank you to Peggy and Ronalee, for all their growing, potting, and transporting, and other volunteers who helped out during the sale.
by Catherine Chambers, Development/Finance Committee Chair