Upcoming Events

Washington 4th District Public Calendar

Norm and Shirley Miller
Democratic Leadership Awards Banquet

Date: May 29th, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

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

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

Pride Festival Tri-Cities 2019

The Big Gay Pride BBQ

When: Sunday, May 26th 1:00 – 6:00

Location: TBA

We will kick off our week long Tri-Cities Pride Festival with this FREE family friendly event! 🏳️‍🌈

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1776657882479652/



Tri-Cities Pride Festival


When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1 PM – 5 PM

Location:  Pasco

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2254987988154512/


[See the Web Log for prior Announcements]

Bylaws, Policy Guide, and Rules to Approve

Below are links to revisions to the three governance documents we will be considering at our next monthly meeting on April 17. Please review them before the meeting. For each document there is a commentary which explains the changes being made in that document.

Committee News

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

The General Meeting was March 20 –  Richland Uptown Theatre 1300 Jadwin Ave. (Minutes). In the combined 8th LD /BCDCC portion of the meeting we discussed the question Primary or Causus – documents below provided for review:

During the BCDCC portion we discussed the following Climate & Energy resolutions – documents below provided for review:

At the Rorganization Meeting,  December 1st, we elected the new 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.

Speak Your Mind

When:  Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1 PM – 4 PM

Where: Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St., Richland, WA

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2280427078866339/

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!

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

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.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1487383664728947/

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.