Upcoming Events

Washington 4th District Public Calendar

Women’s March 2018 January 21th

Local Event January 21st https://www.facebook.com/events/140928879953490/

Women’s March 2018 Locations and Schedules: https://www.facebook.com/womensmarch2/

Tri-Cities Organizing Academy

We’re holding another Tri-Cities Organizing Academy! Saturday, February 24 at 1 PM – 5 PM
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/520380258342978/
Sign up here: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/3848

The Organizing Academy is an interactive training led by expert organizers for activists who want to be leaders in the effort to turn all of Washington State blue.

Participants will learn and practice the core organizing skills they’ll need to lead the fight. The training will cover: Campaign Strategy 101, Phases of a Campaign, Tactics, Best Practices 101, Leading Events, Engaging Your Network, and Critical Conversation Skills.

Free. A light snack and all materials will be provided. No experience necessary.

Summer of Canvas
This winter, we resisted. Now it’s time for Democrats to go on offense. When Democrats only focus on elections in big presidential years, we miss opportunities to win important local races that build our bench and impact our communities. We need to talk – and listen — to voters all year…

 

Election Results

Initial results of the November 7, 2017 election have been made available at: https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/current/benton/  Returns are up significantly over the previous comparable election (36.8% vs 32.7% in 2015).

Announcements

January 9th, 2018  Govenor Inslee gave his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature in Olympia, https://www.c-span.org/video/?438748-1/washington-governor-jay-inslee-delivers-state-state-address.
The Benton County Democrats Newsletter for December is published and available here: http://www.umtanum.com/DemNewsletter/2017-12December/2017-12Newsletter.pdf     This edition of the newsletter is dedicated to Looking Forward to the Coming Year and contains an interview with Christine Brown.     Next month we will be focusing on the tax bill.  If you have any questions, or good links, or a topic you would like us to investigate, please send a message to newsletterchair@bencodems.org
The next E-Board will be January 8th at 6:30 at the Round Table Pizza on George Washington WayMinutes for December 4th meeting are available.
The next General Meeting will be January 17th 7PM – 8PM at the Richland Library located at 955 Northgate Drive. Minutes for November 15 meeting are available (note: no meeting in December due to the Holiday Party)
Jessica Monterey González has put together a DACA letter – Please download, put in your information, and send to your representative. Thank you!!

**See News and Comments for older announcements about Elections and Events.

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

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Committee News
The next BCDCC General Meeting will be January 17 at the Richland Library located at 955 Northgate Drive.
The general meeting minutes for November 15th are available.  All minutes are posted on the Documents and Resources page.
Tech Day
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: I Need Tech Help

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

Recent Events

Tri-Cities Organizing Academy

Greetings all! Washington State, Benton and Franklin County Democrats are partnering to offer the first Organizing Academy in Tri-Cities this Sunday, Dec 17th at the Franklin PUD from 1-5pm. This is a free, four-hour hands-on training. We’ll provide all materials needed and no prior experience is necessary! The academy is open to all activist inside and outside of the Democratic party who want to be leaders in turning Central WA Blue!

Here’s the list of topics we will cover:

  • Critical Conversation Skills
  • Campaign Strategy, Tactics and best Practice
  • Building our Movement
  • Commitment and Next Steps

Registration Link: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/3628

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/280374535819295/

BCDCC will be hosting the second Organizing Academy Feb 24th 1-5pm at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall in Pasco.

Urgent Action for #OurDream, Save DACA

When: December 5th, 12:15 – 12:30

Where: 3100 George Washington Way, Richland WA
(in front of Dan Newhouse’s office)

Details:https://www.facebook.com/events/1980687912156021/

Support an Inclusive Richland

Details on Facebook

The Inclusion Statement

The Democrats’ booth at the Benton Franklin County Fair was a success.  Thanks to all those who staffed shifts and a special thanks to Richard Badalamente, Becky Voll, and Jennifer Goulet for getting things organized.

New Documents and Resources

The revised 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.