Upcoming Events 

Washington 4th District Public Calendar

Rise & Organize Canvass – Pasco

It’s time to Rise & Organize! Join us for a canvass in Pasco on Sunday, February 25th 1PM – 4PM.

Wear comfortable walking shoes.  No experience necessary.

RSVP here: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/4473

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1778417765799272/



Special Election February 13, 2018

Ballots were mailed January 24, 2018.   Results will be certified February 23rd.

The February Special Election features 8 local ballot measures submitted by 5 school districts. Districts may place bond and levy issues on any regularly scheduled election. Each ballot measure may have different requirements for passage. Excess levies for schools are exempt from the 60% super-majority and 40% minimum turnout requirements. Passage of excess levies for schools only requires a simple majority of yes votes.

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.

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: John Dam Plaza, Richland

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


Election Results

Initial results of the November 7, 2017 election have been made available at: https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/current/benton/  Returns are up significantly over the previous comparable election (36.8% vs 32.7% in 2015).


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.

Status: Jan 18th Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.

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  Govenor 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

The next E-Board will be February 5th at 6:30 at the Round Table Pizza on George Washington WayMinutes for January 8th meeting are available.
The next General Meeting will be February 21st 7PM – 8PM
Benton PUD Building, 2721 W 10th Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336
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.

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

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Committee News
The next BCDCC General Meeting will be February 21.  Location TBD.
The general meeting minutes for November 15th are available.  All minutes are posted 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

Tri-Cities Organizing Academy

Greetings all! Washington State, Benton and Franklin County Democrats are partnering to offer the first Organizing Academy in Tri-Cities this Sunday, Dec 17th at the Franklin PUD from 1-5pm. This is a free, four-hour hands-on training. We’ll provide all materials needed and no prior experience is necessary! The academy is open to all activist inside and outside of the Democratic party who want to be leaders in turning Central WA Blue!

Here’s the list of topics we will cover:

  • Critical Conversation Skills
  • Campaign Strategy, Tactics and best Practice
  • Building our Movement
  • Commitment and Next Steps

Registration Link: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/3628

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/280374535819295/

BCDCC will be hosting the second Organizing Academy Feb 24th 1-5pm at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall in Pasco.

Urgent Action for #OurDream, Save DACA

When: December 5th, 12:15 – 12:30

Where: 3100 George Washington Way, Richland WA
(in front of Dan Newhouse’s office)


Support an Inclusive Richland

Details on Facebook

The Inclusion Statement

The Democrats’ booth at the Benton Franklin County Fair was a success.  Thanks to all those who staffed shifts and a special thanks to Richard Badalamente, Becky Voll, and Jennifer Goulet for getting things organized.

New 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.