Washington Residents – Voter Registration

In-Person: You can register until Monday, Oct. 29th
Benton County Auditor’s Office
Main Office: 620 Market St, Prosser
Kennewick Annex: 5600 W Canal Dr
Richland Annex: 101 Wellsian Way Ste. E
(509)736-2727, 8:30am-4:30pm M-F

By Mail: Download this form to register by mail before Monday, Oct. 8th
https://vote.gov/files/federal-voter-registration_1-25-16_english.pdf

Online: You can register here until Monday, Oct. 8. https://vote.gov/

If you have to be out of town before the ballots are mailed on October 19th:
The ballots can be picked up in person on October 17th. This can be done at the office in Prosser or at an Annex, where they will issue an “over the counter” ballot.

The Voter Registration Deadline for Every State
https://www.theroot.com/make-this-go-viral-the-voter-regist…d
Upcoming Events

Washington 4th District Public Calendar


Voter Education Day! (League Of Women Voters)

When: Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:30 PM – 4 PM

Where: Richland Public Library,  955 Northgate Dr, Richland

 

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1911513518940259/


Celebrating Our Immigrant Community through the Arts

 

Immigrant and First Generation Artists (apply by Sept. 30) may sell their art at this free event.

Enjoy art, music, poetry, food trucks – and great wine!

 

When: Saturday, October 20th, 2018  5 PM – 8 PM

Where: Monarcha Winery 421 E Columbia Dr., Kennewick

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/723155308036830/



Candidate Forum

Hosted by League of Women Voters of Benton & Franklin Counties, Washington

Races for 8th District State Senator (Brown & Perales)
8th District State Representative, Position 1 (Klippert & Regev)
8th District State Representative, Position 2 (Boehnke & Tracy)
Benton County Commissioner, District 2 (Sanders & Small)
Benton County Coroner (Raebel & Leach)

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Where: Carmichael School; 620 Thayer Dr, Richland, Washington 99352

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/283000305864245/

Announcements

We’re counting down!! Time to roll up our sleeves and Get Out The Vote!

Stop on in at the Democratic Headquarters 1212 N 20th Ave. Ste B in Pasco or call Savanna Steele at (509)209-9825 to get plugged in with our many Canvass and Phone Banking Opportunities!!



Shirley Miller, who died Sept. 21 at age 88, left a significant and lasting mark on the community she came to call home. She was a business owner, a political leader, a social justice warrior.

Read more here: https://www.tri-cityherald.com/latest-news/article218963965.html#storylink=cpy


Services celebrating the life of Neil Norman will be held Sunday, September 23rd, at 2 p.m. at Shalom UCC, 505 McMurray, Richland. (Shalom is behind Safeway.)

Richard Badalamente has shared some of the history of Neils extraordinary live of service:  https://wa8thld-dems.blogspot.com/2018/09/neil-arthur-norman-1931-2018.html


Congratulations to our Candidates!!

Please use the links above and show your support by “liking” the candidate pages.  Also a great way to keep up with latest events!

The Benton County Democrats, and your elected Executive Board, would like to congratulate all of our amazing candidates for their hard work and dedication to promoting our shared values.

Running for office is one of the most challenging things we can do as citizens, and one of the most important as well.

For Election Results: Benton County, Franklin County or Washington State  


Indivisible WA-4 2018 Voters’ Guide

Indivisible WA-4 released the Indivisible WA-4 Tri-Cities Voters’ Guide for the 2018 Primary Election in Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, and West Richland, WA on July 13, 2018.  Please Share!

https://indivisiblewa4th.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/indivisible-wa-4-voters-guide-2018-primary.pdf


Let’s Improve Our Ground Game

Having a good ground game is essential to a well-rounded offense, and that’s as true in politics as it is in football. The ground game for our Benton County and 8th Legislative District centers around Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs). And like the Seahawks, our ground game is sorely lacking.

Read the full article posted on the 8th LD blog: https://wa8thld-dems.blogspot.com/2018/05/lets-improve-our-ground-game.html?m=1

Committee News

The next General Meeting will be October 17th at the Shilo Inn.

The E-Board was held October 1st at the Round Table Pizza at George Washington Way & Torbett Street in Richland.

At a previous General Meeting, August 15 (Minutes) we discussed the following resolutions, the ones that passed will be forwarded to the state platform committee:

At recent General Meetings (April 18, June 20th, July 18th and August 15th) we made the following endorsements:

Christine Brown – Congress 4th CD

Leo Perales – Senator 8th LD

Shir Regev – 8th LD Representative, Position 1

Christopher Tracy – 8th LD Representative, Position 2

Rebecca Francik – 16th LD Representative, Position 2

Zahra Roach – Franklin County Commissioner

Jennifer Goulet – 9th LD Representative, Position 1

Everett Maroon – 16th LD Representative, Position 1

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


Help Wanted: Newsletter Editor

The Benton County Democratic Central Committee is searching for a Newsletter editor.  We have a group of approximately 5 volunteers who will continue to help with production and writing, and local democrats are very cooperative in writing up events.  The main task is organization – working with the BCDCC chair and the newsletter committee to determine the contents and gather the articles.  We meet 2 times a month: a planning meeting and a production meeting. At the planning meeting we share ideas for write-ups and authors, at the second meeting we actually put the paper together.  If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions please contact Carl Baker (hodor@warmrock.net ).

Why is the newsletter important? BCDCC communicates using numerous venues: Facebook, the Website, as well as Twitter; these are considered mass communication and are subject to some restrictions based on state and federal elections rules.  The newsletter, which is considered an internal communication, is not restrained by the same rules.  For example we can do candidate interviews and it’s not considered an in-kind contribution.

Previous editions of the newsletter: http://bencodems.org/documents-and-resources/#newsletters


Democratic State Convention, June 15, 2018

Write-up by Judi Johannesen, one of our Bencodem delegates (and also BCDCC Secretary!).

The Blue Wave energy was palpable at the Washington State Democrats convention last weekend!  I attended as a state platform committee member for the 8th LD, and as a Bencodems delegate.

Allison Dabler, Bonnie Kendall, and I rode up together Thursday night.  Due to Bonnie’s quick response, she got a room at the convention hotel which she shared with us.  That freed us up to focus on the convention rather than logistics.  We lived, breathed, ate, and slept Democrat both days of the convention.


The Legislative District Caucuses/County Convention was held March 24, 2018 at Desert Hills Middle School.  The platform was adopted.  In addition the resolution supporting the initiative to create the nation’s first universal single payer health insurance system, originally passed at the March 15 General Membership Meeting, was adopted.


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

Recent Events

See the Web Log for information about past events.


September 29th – Campaign Appreciation Picnic

Canvass launched at 12:30pm from Columbia Point Marina Park. The canvass will conclude at 3:30 at Leslie Groves Park in Richland (40 Park St, Richland, WA 99354) where we’ll have plenty of food and refreshments!! Let’s do this!!

When: Saturday September 29th 4-7

Where: Leslie Groves Park – 40 Park Street, Richland, Shelter #1 Map

It was a good turn out! See pictures in the Facebook Discussion: https://www.facebook.com/events/254725491811011/


Tie One On!

Join us for a unique happy hour style event benefiting Safe Harbor’s program My Friend’s Place.

Tie one on with us and learn about a tremendously important organization in our community.

Safe Harbors program – My Friend’s Place is a teen shelter committed to connecting homeless teens with educational services, community support programs, meals, clean clothes, showers and a support system.

When: Thursday September 6, 2018 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Where: The Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave, Richland, WA

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/184335349107321/


RBG Documentary viewing party

Hosted by A place at the table with Shir

When: September 3rd, 5 – 8 PM
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2186167368332093/


Oppose Brett Kavanaugh – August 26th

John Dam Plaza – Thanks to the Tri-City Democrats for the pictures!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1942793829354007/

 


Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo – August 21 – 25, 2018

Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/701937610154889/


Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste

Energy and nuclear policy expert Jim Conca will talk about the impact of potentially moving forward with licensing the Yucca Mountain waste repository. The discussion may also address Hanford nuclear waste, nuclear power and climate change.

When:  Friday, August 10th at 6 PM – 9 PM
Where:  UA Local Union 598 Plumbers and Steamfitters; 1328 N Road 28, Pasco
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/205998223348067/

If you were unable to attend here is a one-page abstract What Has Happened To Our Nuclear Waster Disposal Program?


 

Great turn out joined Christine Brown and Eastern Washington Democrats for a primary night election party in historic downtown Kennewick! #ForThe4th#WA04

When:  Tuesday, August 7th, 7 – 9 PM

Where: SportsPage Bar,  6 South Cascade St, Kennewick

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/506745616446727/


¿Quiénes somos? ¿Quién soy yo?
Who are we? Who am I?

DACA has allowed nearly 800,000 young people who came to the United States as children to live, work, and study without fear of detention and deportation, but only for 2 years! We are NO EXPIRATION DATE! We need a permanent solution!

We invite you! We need to show the great power our community has by sharing who are we and who we are striving to be.

When: Saturday August 4th, 5PM – 7PM

Where: Volunteer Park, 1125 N 4th Ave, Pasco

Details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1995886260429683/


Putting People First GOTV Tour – Tri-Cities Canvass

Excellent turnout at our local Democrats HQ for the #PuttingPeopleFirstTour. Huge canvass and phone banking event led by State Chair Tina Podlodowski, our awesome Congressional candidate Christine Brown, and our endorsed candidates Shir Regev and Leo Perales!!

Stop by our Headquarters and make some calls any time your able!! Savanna Steele has lists to help you GOTV!

Give her a call (509) 209-9825

Democrats HQ
1212 N 20th Ave. STE B
Pasco, WA 99301
Details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/870502063139880/


Miller Democratic Leadership Dinner – May 31st

Some great pictures from the 5th Annual Norm Miller Democratic Leadership Dinner and Awards Banquet which was held May 31st at the Shilo Inn in Richland.  Thank you Ivar Husa for capturing the event!  Our keynote speaker was Manka Dhingra – click here to read the text of her speech.

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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.

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