As we enter this holiday season, the Benton County Democrats would like to wish you, and yours, the very best. We’d also encourage you all to take a moment to think of the public servants who will be working this holiday season, away from their friends and family, to ensure you’re safe and that the ship sails true. Their sacrifice ensures that we can enjoy this holiday.
Many of us have met and forged bonds over this chaotic year. We are grateful to those of you who have shown up and invested your time in creating a stronger community. Whether standing in the cold with signs, knocking on doors for candidates, or mailing postcards to officials – you have made this growing movement a great thing to be a part of.
The holiday season begins with a call for thankfulness and the Benton County Democrats are certainly thankful for you, and your support. It is because of Progressives like you that we are able to hold the line and to promote our candidates and issues. With your help we will continue the work of making our community, our state, and our nation a better place to live for every citizen.
We Democrats also strive to be mindful of the great harm our founders, and our ancestors, did to the indigenous people of this land. Only through inviting their voices to the table can we ever hope to begin the long process of making amends and creating bonds built on trust.
How ever you celebrate the holidays, the Benton County Democrats are here to ensure that your voices are heard. We look forward to the work ahead, the many hands that will make the load light, and the many victories that will make the work worth it.
Make 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 Facebook
Recommendations by the elections committee and confirmed by the body at the September 20, 2017 meeting:
City of Kennewick
Council Pos. 1 ward 1 – Lindy Verhei
Council Pos. 2 ward 2 – Steve Lee
Council Pos. 4 at large – Christy Watts
City of Richland
Council Pos. 1 – Rhoda Williams
Council Pos. 3 – Sandra Kent
Council Pos. 4 – Ginger Wireman
Council Pos. 7 – Dori Luzzo Gilmour
City of West Richland
Council Pos. 3 – Gail Brown
Council Pos. 6 – Kate Moran
Prosser Consolidated School District
Director District 4 – Maricela Sanchez
Richland School District 400
District No. 1- Heather Cleary
District No. 2 – Rick Jansons
Kennewick School District 17
Director No. 1 – Heather Kintzley
A CANDIDATE list, with all candidates is available for downloading here. The list contains links to the voters pamphlet. Our recommendations are highlighted in green.
The Indivisible Voter’s Guide is here! Please share widely. The URL – http://tinyurl.com/tc-voters-2017
|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!|
Election Day is November 7th
- Benton County Primary Results
- Benton County Voter Pamphlet
- Indivisible WA-4 Voter’s Guide
- Link to Offices Open for Election
|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.|
For those interested in hearing our state representatives in action, here is a link to a recording of the Town Hall they held on March 11. It’s a couple of hours long.
CougVotes is pleased to present a public Town Hall to address the concerns of the constituents of Washington’s 4th Congressional District. We have invited Rep. Dan Newhouse, our Congressman, and his staffers from the Richland office to field YOUR questions about federal policy and how it affects Central Washington. If Rep. Newhouse or his staffers can’t make it, we will have a panel ready to answer questions based on Rep. Newhouse’s public statements.
The event will be held in the East Auditorium (TEST 266) on the WSU Tri-Cities campus.
All constituents of Washington’s 4th Congressional District are welcome to attend. If you’re not sure which district you live in, please check if Rep. Newhouse is your Representative: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
We invite constituents with all political perspectives, but we emphasize the importance of civility and respectful discourse at this event.
Seating is limited to 150 people, so please show up early. We plan to live-stream this event on Facebook and will try to take questions from viewers as well as the audience.
Associated Students of WSU Tri-Cities
Indivisible: Washington State 4th Congressional District
The location for the Young Democrats Elections meeting on Wednesday. February 22, has been changed to the Community Unitarian Universalist Church at 2819 W. Sylvester Street in Pasco. The meeting time is the same, 5:30 PM.
The minutes for the January Reorganization meeting are available. It would be good for PCO’s and potential PCO’s to review them before Wednesday’s meeting.
Lots of good stuff has been added to our calendar. Our friends in the community are being busy.