Upcoming Events


Watch this space for information about our upcoming Holiday Party



[See the Web Log for prior Announcements]

Agenda for November Central Committee Meeting:

Call to order (7:00)
Approve agenda (7:00)
Secretary’s report/approve minutes (7:01)
Treasurer’s report/Finance Committee (7:04)
– approve expenditures related to replacing lost key and cutting padlock off storage unit
– Holiday Party Fundraiser
-draft budget for ratification in December
Vice Chair’s report (7:10)
Chair’s Report (7:12)
-County Convention
-Election watch parties
State Committeemember 1 report (7:15)
State Committeemember 2 report (7:18)
Resolutions/Platform Committee report (7:21)
-Stranded Assets Resolution
Elections Committee report (7:36)
Organization Committee report (7:39)
-new PCOs
Events Committee report (7:44)
Labor Committee report
-Kadlec Nurses, ratify $1000 (if nurses strike)
Young Democrats (7:49)
Communications Committee report (7:52)
Old Business (7:54)
New Business (7:59)
Good of the Order (8:04)
Adjourn (8:15)

Link to resolution on Stranded Assets

Link to October Central Committee Meeting Minutes

The Platform and Resolutions Committee has submitted a new resolution that will be on the November meeting agenda. Please review the resolution on Stranded Assets before the meeting and have any comments prepared. Alternatively, you can forward comments to the committee email at resolutions@bencodems.org.

Links to recently-approved resolutions have been added to the Documents and Resources page.

Courtesy of the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, here is a document that provides several things to know about the current primary elections. Local Democratic organizations and party members are encouraged to review this so we can provide good help to our voters during this cycle. Click here for Things to Know.

Approved Bylaws, Policy Guide, and Rules

Revisions to the three governance documents were approved at our monthly meeting on April 17.

Committee News

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

We are working on a messaging campaign for use in all media that ends with the tagline, “—you might be a Democrat,”  Take a look at our current list of messages on this Google Sheet. If you have more catchy lines, please send them to secretary@bencodems.org.

The General Meeting for July will be Wednesday July 17th at the Richland Uptown Theatre 1300 Jadwin Ave. Meeting was cancelled.

Here’s an excellent article on methods for activism to be effective. Practical Activism – Go for the Money

Our own Richard Badalamente has a cogent post on the contents of the Mueller Report, including the answers to a number of pressing questions.

BCDCC Officers and Subcommittee Chairs for 2019-2020

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.

The local Democrats will have a float in the West Richland Veteran’s Day Parade, Saturday morning, November 9, from 9:30 to 12:00. If you want to join us in the parade, staging is at Tapteal Elementary at 616 N 60th Ave. 


Saturday, November 9

9:30 AM – 12:00 noon

The national security community expects our changing climate to present a large number of challenges. The US Navy will have to grapple with newly opened Arctic Sea lanes and rising sea level impacts on its bases, and we expect sea level rise and changes in water and food availability to stimulate large population movements during this century. The former commander of the United States Pacific Command said that climate change was his largest security concern.

Bob Hallahan, retired Navy Commander, will be speaking on these topics and the military response.


Wednesday, October 30th

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Richland Public Library

955 Northgate Dr, Richland, WA

Hosted by the Tri-Cities Citizens’ Climate Change Lobby

Click here to see the event in Facebook


Recent Events

Link to Donation

Link to RSVP

Addressing the needs of the homeless young adult population, ANSIL is dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness, poverty and despair.

Funds will be used for expanding the Unique Missions of the program including:
🎃Expanded hours service center is open by providing more paid staff people. The Service Center provides a safe place for homeless adults to shower, wash their clothing, get haircuts, meals and support for job hunting and interviewing.
🎃Expanding the operations of ANSIL Hall, the residence hall for young adults who are living on their own while finishing high school and entering the workforce.


Saturday, October 26th

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

TRAC Center

6600 Burden Blvd, Pasco, WA

Here’s a link to the Facebook event.

🎃6:00 pm Ghoulish Gathering Time for Cocktails and drop off of Auction Tricks and Treats
🎃6:30 Fiendishly Fabulous Foods service begins (Marinated Tri-Tip Dinner catered by CG)
🎃7:00 Introduction to ANSIL – 5 min video presentation about our Awesome Programs for Homeless Youth and Services for the overall homeless population in the Tri-Cities
🎃7:15 Light and Dark Comic Key Note Presentation
🎃7:45 Mystery Trick or Treat gift live auction – Will you get a TRICK or a TREAT???
🎃9 -10 pm Dangerously Delightful Dancing – move your body till your Zombie parts fall off!


Thursday, October 17th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center Pasco, 2525 N. 20th Ave, Pasco, WA

Over the past five years, Latinx communities in Pasco and Yakima successfully fought election systems that prevented them from having an equal and meaningful opportunity to elect representatives of their choice to City Council. And just last year, the ACLU and allies celebrated the passage of the Washington Voting Rights Act, which helps to ensure that every voter has an equal opportunity to elect the candidate of their choice and empowers local governments to fix the widespread problem of voter exclusion in local elections.

We have seen great strides in voting rights, but many Washington residents still face barriers when participating in one of the cornerstones of our democracy.

Join Staff Attorney Breanne Schuster and community leaders to discuss how far we have come, the challenges ahead, and ongoing work to defend the right to vote. Join us and learn how you can get involved.

Click here to see event on Facebook

Let’s park near city hall and the federal building, make signs at the stage and gather along George Washington Way.

Here are the details:

Monday, September 23rd

4:00PM – 5:30PM

John Dam Plaza

815 George Washington Way, Richland, WA

Click here to see event on Facebook

This event is held in conjunction with other climate events around this weekend, including this one hosted by the Green Party of the Mid-Columbia: Global Climate Strike

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.