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Legislative District Caucuses/County Conventions

Kennewick, WA — The 8th Legislative District and  Benton County Democratic Central Committee today announced that local Democrats will meet on March 24 at 10:00 am, to begin the process of choosing Legislative District Delegates to the Washington State Democrats June 16 State Convention in Wenatchee.

In 2016, the State Party held Precinct Caucuses as the first step in its biennial convention cycle. In this non-Presidential year, the State Party will hold stand alone Legislative District Caucuses and joint Legislative District Caucuses/County Conventions on March 24. In total, 49 Legislative Districts and 35 Counties will meet in March while Clark, King, Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap, and Snohomish Counties will host their County Conventions on April 22.

WHAT:           Benton County Convention and 8th Legislative District Caucus
DATE:            Saturday, March 24, 2018
TIME:            10:00 am
WHERE:        Desert Hills Middle School, 1701 S Clodfelter Rd, Kennewick, WA 99338

For a full list of Caucus/Convention locations or to Pre-Register, please go to: https://www.wa-democrats.org/page/2018-convention

We want our caucuses and conventions to be inclusive and accessible. To request disability accommodations if needed, please contact your local Legislative District or County leadership. Contact information available here: https://www.wa-democrats.org/local

The proposed platform is available.

March For Our Lives

In addition to supporting national School walk-outs March 14th and April 20th, we will be marching in solidarity with those in DC and around the country to demand that our representatives make the safety of our schools, communities and children a priority. More info to come. Please Join us.

When: March 24th, 2018, 3PM

Where: Howard Amon Park, Richland

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1523641621045035/

If you are able to support this wonderful group of students in their endeavor to stand up and speak out a local GoFundMe has been established for the event: https://www.gofundme.com/marchforourlivestc

Rise & Organize Canvass – Kennewick

It’s time to Rise & Organize! Join us for a canvass in Kennewick on Sunday, Sunday, March 11 at 1 PM – 4 PM.

Wear comfortable walking shoes.  No experience necessary.

RSVP here: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/4823

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/389263404879882/


Calling for Support of SB 5940 in the Washington State Senate. Creating the presumption of occupational disease for certain employees at the United States Department of Energy Hanford Site.     Current Status

Calling for Support of SB 5940

Calling for Support of SB 5940 in the Washington State Senate. Creating the presumption of occupational disease for certain employees at the United States Department of Energy Hanford Site.

Posted by Christine Brown for Congress on Wednesday, January 17, 2018


January 9th, 2018  Governor Inslee gave his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature in Olympia, https://www.c-span.org/video/?438748-1/washington-governor-jay-inslee-delivers-state-state-address.

The Benton County Democrats Newsletter for January is published and available here: http://www.bencodems.org/docs/Newsletters/2018/2018-01January.pdf There are some great pictures from the Women’s March!!

If you have any suggestions for the newsletter please send a message to newsletterchair@bencodems.org

Jessica Monterey González has put together a DACA letter – Please download, put in your information, and send to your representative. Thank you!!

**See News and Comments for older announcements about Elections and Events.

Committee News

The next E-Board will be March 5th at 6:30 at the Round Table Pizza on George Washington Way.  

The next General Meeting will be March 21st 7PM – 8PM at the Kennewick Public Library at 1620 South Union, Kennewick, WA.  Minutes from the last meeting are available.

All Meeting notes are available on the Documents and Resources page.

Tech Day
There was a Tech Day on April 2 from 1:30-4:15 PM at the Richland Public Library. But if you missed it, never fear. We still have our corps of volunteers on retainer. If you would like to have some help with your internet stuff, please send us an email by clicking the link: I Need Tech Help

BCDCC Officers for 2017-2018 (9/20/2017)

Recent Events

Folks have been very active! Here are some pictures from recent events

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Special Election February 13, 2018
Results were certified February 23rdhttps://results.vote.wa.gov/results/current/benton/

Tri-Cities Organizing Academy

We’re holding another Tri-Cities Organizing Academy! Saturday, February 24 at 1 PM – 5 PM
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/520380258342978/
Sign up here: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/3848

The Organizing Academy is an interactive training led by expert organizers for activists who want to be leaders in the effort to turn all of Washington State blue.Participants will learn and practice the core organizing skills they’ll need to lead the fight. The training will cover: Campaign Strategy 101, Phases of a Campaign, Tactics, Best Practices 101, Leading Events, Engaging Your Network, and Critical Conversation Skills.

Free. A light snack and all materials will be provided. No experience necessary.

Documents and Resources

The revised governance documents (Rules, Policy Guide, and Bylaws) are available on the Documents and Resources page.

Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs)
Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are responsible for organizing the precinct. However, in many precincts the PCO is vacant.