Folks have been very active! Here are some pictures from recent events:
Newsletter – the July edition of our newsletter was released July 21. This edition is dedicated to the August 1st Primary. We plan on monthly releases – all suggestions are encouraged, please use this google form.
|Volunteers are needed to cover shifts for the Democrats’ booth at the Benton Franklin County Fair. Shifts are 2 hours each, and you can sign up for more than one. Volunteers will also be needed for setup on the first day and teardown on the final day.
What does a volunteer do? You will represent local Democrats and Democratic values, provide information to visitors about the local Democratic parties and organizations, ensure literature is stocked, register voters, accept donations, etc.
|Pride Festival – we had a booth at the Pride Festival July 16th at John Dam Plaza. Visit the event page to see pictures and Galen Ettlin’s video!|
Carol Moser gave a presentation on the Medicaid Transformation Project, part of the Washington’s “Healthier Washington Initiative”. The Medicaid usage numbers for our area are very interesting! John Christenson wrote a short introduction.
As part of the new business in the June meeting Richard Badalamente spoke about the division in our party. He has written an article on the WA 8th LD Democrats blog “Are we living up to our principles as we work to strengthen our party, win back our political power, and strive to protect and preserve “a more perfect union?” . You are encouraged to read the full article Are We Living Up To Our Principles?
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 below.
BCDCC Officers for 2017-2018
|State Committeewoman||Kate Moran|
|State Committeeman||Doug McKinley|
|Interim Secretary||Judith Johannesen|
Election Day is August 1st
Candidate filing closed May 19th. Ballots mailed July 12th.
- Benton County Voter Pamphlet
- Indivisible WA-4 Voter’s Guide
- Link to Offices Open for Election
- List of Benton County candidates who have filed.
|Meet The Candidates|
|Forum Livestream||Forum Livestream||Forum Livestream|
|The Tri-City Young Democrats Candidate Forum was June 29th. A livestream of the event is available and there is a write-up on the WA 8th LD Democrats blog.|
Recent Document Additions
2016 Election Results
We have added a link in our Documents and Resources page to a spreadsheet showing the 2106 Election Results precinct by precinct.
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.