Folks have been very active! Here are some pictures from recent events:
|BCDCC Regular Meeting will be held September 20, 2017. Special order of business:
Details on Facebook
|Jessica Monterey González has put together a DACA letter – Please download, put in your information, and send to your representative. Thank you!!|
|New Code of Conduct/Ethics policy from the Washington State Democratic Party.|
|Newsletter – the August edition of our newsletter has been released. We started a new series on Immigration – please check it out! We plan on monthly releases – all suggestions are encouraged, please use this google form.|
Bisexual Visibility Day is September 23rd.
A discussion will be held at the Richland library – see details on Facebook
|Save the date for Jingle & Jazz 2017!
When: November 17, 5:30 PM – 10 PM
Where: Red Lion Hotel in Pasco.The holiday parties will be coming at us fast, this is a very worthy cause. Come have some fun and support our special needs community!!
Details on Facebook.
|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…
We need to talk — and listen — to voters all year, every year, about the things that matter to them. That’s why we’re launching the Summer of Canvass, a massive, volunteer-led, listening-based canvass that will connect volunteers like you with voters in every corner of our state, from Pullman to Port Angeles, from Colville to Coupeville.
A West Richland Canvass was held Sunday July 30th 3PM – 7PM – at 4501 W. Lattin Ct, West Richland. The event was hosted by Carl Baker and details are on Facebook
Election Day was August 1st!
- Benton County Results
- 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|
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|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.|
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 can 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|
Support an Inclusive Richland
Details on Facebook
|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.
People registered to vote, signed up for our mailing list and just stopped by to chat. It was nice to hear what people are thinking and to have a presence. There is a write-up about the setup process on the 8th LD blog.
When: Saturday July 29th at 12 PM – 2 PM
Where: Corner of West Canal Drive & North Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336Make a sign that says why accessible healthcare coverage is important to you and join us on Saturday, July 29th, as we tell Senators NO to this attack on women, our families and our communities.Details can be found on FacebookHosted By:
Our Lives on the Line — http://ourlivesontheline.org/
The Woman’s March — https://www.womensmarch.com/
|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!|
New Documents and Resources
The revised governance documents (Rules, Policy Guide, and Bylaws) are available on the Documents and Resources page.
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.