Roy Zimmerman in concert
Date: Friday, June 14 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Location: Community UU Church, 2819 W. Sylvester St. Pasco
Let’s potluck at 6:30 and socialize until the music starts at 7:30.
$20 or pay what you can.
Thoughtful entertainment and community!
“With music this good and humor this insightful, there is good reason to be optimistic.”
Sponsored by the Tri-City Freethinkers and the Tri-City Democrats
Date/Time: Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m.
Location: John Dam Plaza, Richland, WA 99352
We’re joining our friends to let our elected representatives and our fellow citizens know that we think that impeachment is a moral imperative.
Sponsored by your local hosts of Moveon.org.
Local Realtor Association offers training for candidates
The TriCity Association of Realtors would like to extend a special invitation to candidates to participate in a Candidate School being held in Kennewick on Wednesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7151 W. Clearwater Ave.
This exclusive class is offered free of charge to declared candidates for public office and to those who might be interested in running for public office in the near future. The National Association of Realtors has contracted with Cornerstone Solutions, a full-service political consulting, strategic communications, public relations, and highly regarded media firm from Washington D.C., to provide this campaign and candidate training at various locations around the country in an effort to encourage grassroots participation in the political process. There is no cost or obligation of any kind on your part to participate in this training, it is offered as a public service.
This Candidate School is co-sponsored by the TriCity Association of Realtors and the Lower Yakima Valley Association of Realtors. A complimentary lunch will be provided.
Please let me know if you are able to set aside a few hours on Wednesday, June 19 to attend this valuable class. Simply send an email to Lolafranklin@tricityaor.com or call me at 509-783-2184 and we’ll save a seat for you.
[See the Web Log for prior Announcements]
Newly Approved Bylaws, Policy Guide, and Rules
Revisions to the three governance documents were approved at our monthly meeting on April 17.
Our own Richard Badalamente has a cogent post on the contents of the Mueller Report, including the answers to a number of pressing questions.
The General Meeting will be Wednesday May 15th at the Richland Uptown Theatre 1300 Jadwin Ave. In the combined 8th LD /BCDCC portion of the meeting we will have a PCO training.
At the Rorganization Meeting, December 1st, we elected the new BCDCC Officers for 2019-2020 (12/1/2018)
|State Committee Person 1||Kate Moran|
|State Committee Person 2||Jay Clough|
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/
See the Web Log for information about past events.
Bargaining Rally & Taco Truck Party
Date: Monday, June 10, from 3 – 5 PM
Location: Kennewick Education Association, 7403 W Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick, Washington 99336
Sponsored by: Kennewick Education Association
Come out, wear red, encourage our bargaining team, thank district bargainers, socialize with your colleagues, and have some yummy food! First 100 people to sign in will get a voucher for 3 tacos, rice, beans and a drink from Salsitas Taco Truck!
Date: Wednesday, June 5 at 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: The Fingernail stage at Howard Amon Park in Richland
It’s Mueller Time …here’s a chance to hear people read directly from the Mueller Report. Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic dinner to Howard Amon Park in Richland Wednesday June 5th from 5-6:30. We’ll gather near the Fingernail stage. Bring your copy and follow along, we’ll let you know what page we’re reading from. If you want to know what investigators found about Russian interference in the 2016 election and to what extent any Americans knowingly or unwittingly participated – you need to know what the report says.
If you’d like to be a reader please contact organizers firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pride Festival Tri-Cities 2019
The Big Gay Pride BBQ
When: Sunday, May 26th 1:00 – 6:00
We will kick off our week long Tri-Cities Pride Festival with this FREE family friendly event! 🏳️🌈
Tri-Cities Pride Festival
When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1 PM – 5 PM
Norm and Shirley Miller
Democratic Leadership Awards Banquet Success
That’s a wrap on another outstanding Norm and Shirley Miller Democratic Leadership Awards Banquet! We were a sold out crowd once again! Many thanks to the generous sponsors, hard-working committee organizers, our awesome Emcee Justin Raffa, the amazing Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, kind auction donors, the inspiring and gracious keynote speaker Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and most importantly to our wonderful guests. We set a record in fundraising!
Scott Butner has made a ton of photos of the dinner available on Facebook. Click here.
Norm and Shirley Miller
Democratic Leadership Awards Banquet
Location: Red Lion Hotel Columbia Center
1101 N Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, Washington 99336
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!
Purchase your tickets here: https://secure.anedot.com/democrats-of-benton-county-wa/nsmdld2019
Cinco de Mayo
Come participate in this important festival! March with us (Benton and Franklin County Democrats) in the Cinco de Mayo Parade on Friday, May 3 from 6 PM – 9 PM.
Keep an eye on this event in Facebook. We will update as the location is refined.
Speak Your Mind
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1 PM – 4 PM
Where: Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St., Richland, WA
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!
Transgender Day of Visibility TC
When: March 31st 12:00 – 1:30
Where: John Dam Plaza
815 George Washington Way, Richland
March 31st is Transgender Day of Visibility, when we celebrate, empower, and raise awareness of issues facing the trans community. Bring a sign or a flag to wave, we’ll meet on the G-Way side of the park.
|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
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
When: Saturday, January 19th, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Columbia Basin College; 2600 N 20th Ave., Pasco, WA
A short video [thank you Ivar Husa!] https://gopro.com/v/nrqvPzPqm1k8E
The Benton County and 8th LD Reorganization Meeting
When: Saturday, December 1st 4:00 PM
Where: Benton PUD, 2721 W 10th Ave., Kennewick WA
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
|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.
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.