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
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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
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.
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 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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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)
|State Committeewoman||Kate Moran|
|State Committeeman||Doug McKinley|
Folks have been very active! Here are some pictures from recent events
Special Election February 13, 2018
Results were certified February 23rd: https://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
Sign up here: https://
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.
A precinct campaign has two phases: canvassing and Get Out The Vote (GOTV). We would like you to begin canvassing as soon as possible. When you are assigned a precinct, you will be given a list of everyone currently registered to vote in the precinct. (PCOs are often set up to print their own lists.) Contact each household and ask whether everyone who is eligible to vote has registered. (Registrants must be U.S. citizens and 18 years old by the next election.) Identify people who are planning to vote Democratic and try to win the votes of additional, currently undecided, voters. Keep a list that shows which voters are likely to vote Democratic. The second phase of your precinct campaign, Get Out The Vote, will begin in mid-July, shortly before the primary ballots are mailed by the Benton County Election Dept. The goal of GOTV is to maximize turnout of the Democratic voters who have been identified in the precinct. There will be another GOTV effort in October for the general election. PCO resources are located on the Documents and Resources page.