Upcoming Events

Washington 4th District Public Calendar

Flip Franklin Fundraiser

You are cordially invited to attend the Flip Franklin Fundraiser dinner held on behalf of the Franklin County Democratic Party on April 6th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.! We will have several amazing speakers as well as live musical entertainment! This event will be held at the Pasco Red Lion on 2525 N 20th Ave, and is open to all who would like to participate and support our local Democratic Party. Let’s turn Franklin blue in 2020 and help change the political landscape here in Eastern Washington!

We are honored to announce our speakers for the evening will be: Tina Podlodowski, Jeffrey Aaron Robinson, Everett Daniel Maroon, Diana Izaguirre, and Yvette Joseph!

Please make your reservations on or before April 5th at 11:59pm.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405835152887263/

Norm and Shirley Miller
Democratic Leadership Awards Banquet

Date: May 29th, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Location: To Be Announced

Mark your calendars now to join us on Wednesday, May 29 at the Norm and Shirley Miller Democratic Leadership Awards Banquet! This is the premier event for Benton County Democrats and is an annual opportunity to spend time with a room full of others who share your views! We are thrilled to announce that we have confirmed as our keynote speaker Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/313633769343086/

Pride Festival Tri-Cities 2019

Save the Date: Pride week for 2019 will be from May 26th thru June 1st, the festival will be on June 1st.

Will post details as soon as logistics are confirmed!


[See the Web Log for prior Announcements]

Stop Waiting for Robert Mueller to Do Your Work
By Richard Badalamente

“The 2020 election is just two more episodes of “March Madness” away, and I mean the college basketball tournament, not the debacle that poses as DC politics. In the meantime, left-leaning political operatives are conducting their own madness as various factions maneuver to place their preferred progressive on the Presidential Ballot…”

Please read the full article: https://wa8thld-dems.blogspot.com/2019/01/stop-waiting-for-robert-mueller-to-do.html

Committee News

[See the Web Log for prior Committee News write-ups. All meeting Minutes are available on the Documents and Resources page.]

The next General Meeting will be March 20 – Richland Uptown Theatre 1300 Jadwin Ave.  In the combined 8th LD /BCDCC portion of the meeting we will be discussing the question Primary or Causus – please review the documents below:

During the BCDCC portion we will be discussing the following Climate & Energy resolutions – please review:

BCDCC Officers for 2019-2020 (12/1/2018)

Washington State Democrats are recruiting for a BOTH a new Communications Manager and Digital Director.  For more information https://www.wa-democrats.org/jobs

The Benton County Democratic Central Committee is searching for a Newsletter editor, if you’re interested please check out information here:  http://bencodems.org/newsletter-editor/

Recent Events

See the Web Log for information about past events.

Fake State of Emergency Protest

When: Monday February 18th, 4 PM – 5 PM

Where: John Dam Plaza, Jadwin Street, Richland WA

Hosted by the Tri-City Democrats

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/627619601007683/

Third Annual Women’s March Tri-Cities

Saturday, January 19th 2 – 6 PM at John Dam Plaza in Richland.  Starts with gathering at 2 PM, Resource Fair at the FUSE 4-6PM


We are proud to present these amazing women as we get charged up to continue our work throughout the oncoming year!

  • Zahra Roach: Former Franklin Co. Commissioner candidate who became the first Democrat candidate to break 40% in the Tri.
  • Nancy Peterson: Local Disability Advocate. Retention Specialist for Disability Services at CBC.
  • Yvette Joseph: Our keynote speaker all the way from Spokane! Bringing attention to the many missing Indigenous women and girls.  [From Yvette: Our Bodies: Our Stories: http://www.uihi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/UIHI_sexual-violence_r601_pagesFINAL.pdf]
  • Blanche Barajas: Pasco City Councilwoman
  • Brenda Rodriguez: Speaking on behalf of the WA Immigrant Solidarity Network -Red de Solidaridad de Inmigrantes en WA

Video [thank you Ivar Husa for some of the pictures!]  https://gopro.com/v/pJlOK827bJ269

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2000156710101440/

Martin Luther King Jr. Bell-Ringing Ceremony

When: Saturday, January 19th, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Columbia Basin College; 2600 N 20th Ave., Pasco, WA

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/131251344494372/

A short video [thank you Ivar Husa!] https://gopro.com/v/nrqvPzPqm1k8E

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2044263515594770/

The Benton County and 8th LD Reorganization Meeting

When: Saturday, December 1st 4:00 PM
Where: Benton PUD, 2721 W 10th Ave., Kennewick WA
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/302406310364771/

The Agendas and Rules and the Guidelines from the state are posted on the Documents and Resources page.

Some new faces and some familiar – thank you Aaron White!



See the Web Log for information about past events.

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

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Documents and Resources

The 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.