26. February 2019 · Comments Off on NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW – Protect the Mueller Investigation – November 8, 2018 · Categories: Recent Events

Thursday, November 8th at 5:00 PM at John Dam Plaza, Richland

Excellent turnout, lined the entire block – 300 people!!  Got lots of positive feedback from the passing cars.

Emergency protests are being planned in Seattle and across the country for Nov. 8, 2018, at 5PM local time in response to President Trump’s decision to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appoint Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General to oversee the Mueller Investigation. In addition to Seattle, 900+ Protests are expected throughout the country. This unjustified firing undermines the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign. Organizing groups would like to send the message that “no one is above the law.” They are also calling on Congress to respond quickly and forcefully to this act of obstruction of justice.

Details about the Seattle event: https://www.facebook.com/events/480856092409613/

26. February 2019 · Comments Off on Election Night Party – November 6th, 2018 · Categories: Election 2018, Elections, Recent Events

Join us on Election Night for 2018 midterm coverage.  Candidates from Benton and Franklin Counties will be in attendance while we eagerly await the results and celebrate all the hard work of our candidates!

When: Tuesday, November 6th, 6:30 PM

Where: Plaza Room at the Clover Island Inn

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2182002312012588/

26. February 2019 · Comments Off on Candlelight Vigil for Peace and Solidarity – November 4th, 2018 · Categories: Recent Events

Join us on November 4th as we gather for a candlelight vigil for the murder victims and the survivors of the Tree of Life synagogue at John Dam Plaza.

 

 

When: Sunday, November 4th 3PM – 6PM
Where: John Dam Plaza
815 George Washington Way
Richland, WA

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/437482373324546/

23. January 2019 · Comments Off on Newsletter Editor · Categories: Announcements

The Benton County Democratic Central Committee is searching for a Newsletter editor.  We have a group of approximately 5 volunteers who will continue to help with production and writing, and local democrats are very cooperative in writing up events.  The main task is organization – working with the BCDCC chair and the newsletter committee to determine the contents and gather the articles.  We meet 2 times a month: a planning meeting and a production meeting. At the planning meeting we share ideas for write-ups and authors, at the second meeting we actually put the paper together.  If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions please contact Carl Baker (hodor@warmrock.net ).

Why is the newsletter important? BCDCC communicates using numerous venues: Facebook, the Website, as well as Twitter; these are considered mass communication and are subject to some restrictions based on state and federal elections rules.  The newsletter, which is considered an internal communication, is not restrained by the same rules.  For example we can do candidate interviews and it’s not considered an in-kind contribution.

Previous editions of the newsletter: http://bencodems.org/documents-and-resources/#newsletters

22. January 2019 · Comments Off on Candidate Forum – October 25th · Categories: Recent Events

Hosted by League of Women Voters of Benton & Franklin Counties, Washington

Races for 8th District State Senator (Brown & Perales)
8th District State Representative, Position 1 (Klippert & Regev)
8th District State Representative, Position 2 (Boehnke & Tracy)
Benton County Commissioner, District 2 (Sanders & Small)
Benton County Coroner (Raebel & Leach)

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Where: Carmichael School; 620 Thayer Dr, Richland, Washington 99352

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/283000305864245/

22. January 2019 · Comments Off on Celebrating Our Immigrant Community through the Arts – October 20th · Categories: Recent Events


Immigrant and First Generation Artists (apply by Sept. 30) may sell their art at this free event.

Enjoy art, music, poetry, food trucks – and great wine!

When: Saturday, October 20th, 2018  5 PM – 8 PM

Where: Monarcha Winery 421 E Columbia Dr., Kennewick

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/723155308036830/