Campaign Filing News
We’re pleased to report that not only do we have Democratic candidates running in every legislative race, we have 32 PCO filings!! Let’s hear it for Christine Brown, for 4th CD, Leo Perales for Senator, Shir Regev and Christopher Tracy for 8th LD Positions 1 and 2, and Everett Maroon and Rebecca Francik for 16th LD Positions 1 and 2! [Source: https://www.facebook.com/bencodems/]
Zahra Roach from Franklin County has filed to run for county commissioner. The piece in the Tri-City Herald seems to focus on Clint Didier but there is also information on all of the filers! [Source: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article211462899.html]
There are 32 PCO’s filings: https://www.bentonauditor.com/PCO_Filings
Filing week was May 14 – 18, to see a list of all candidates who have filed: https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/elections/Candidates/WhoFiled?countyCode=be
Wear Orange to End Gun Violence – June 1st
Our local Moms Demand Action will be serving up goodies and introducing themselves at Howard Amon Park on Friday June 1st.
Come by and say hi! Bring a friend!
Its time to Rise & Organize! May 19th
Join us on May 19th at 10am at Pasco High School for a Canvass hosted by Tri-Cities Young Democrats!
Pre-register here: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/6473
No training required! Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
Celebration of Science – April 21st
When: Saturday April 21 10AM-3PM
Where: John Dam Plaza
The “Celebration of Science” is an annual festival style event to celebrate the contributions of science-based industries and STEM professionals in our Mid-Columbia area to our everyday life. It is designed for all ages!
March For Our Lives – March 24th
In addition to supporting national School walk-outs March 14th and April 20th, we will be marching in solidarity with those in DC and around the country to demand that our representatives make the safety of our schools, communities and children a priority. More info to come. Please Join us.
When: March 24th, 2018, 3PM
Where: Howard Amon Park, Richland
If you are able to support this wonderful group of students in their endeavor to stand up and speak out a local GoFundMe has been established for the event: https://www.gofundme.com/marchforourlivestc
Update May 21st:“March For Our Lives Tri-Cities has officially donated $2,874.00 to the Stoneman Douglas Victim’s Fund. We want to extend a warm thank you to everyone who generously donated to our cause and made MFOLTC possible. We are the future and we will make a difference.” ~ March For Our Lives Tri-Cities
The MyTri2030 Community Questionnaire will be available online until May 15. This is an excellent opportunity to make your voice heard!
Please join us for our most important event of the year, the Norm Miller Democratic Leadership Dinner and Awards Banquet.
This signature Benton County Democrats event was created as a tribute in honor of the late Norm Miller, founder of the Tri-City Democrats, former chair of the Benton County Democrats, ardent advocate for social justice, and devoted family man. This evening we celebrate Norm’s legacy by recognizing outstanding local Democrats who exemplify exceptional leadership and dedication.
We are honored to have as our keynote speaker this year the remarkable Manka Dhingra. This amazing woman turned the Legislature blue in a crucial special election last year! She now represents the 45th Legislative District as State Senator. She has worked as a senior deputy prosecutor for King County and is an ardent advocate for mental health, women’s rights, and immigrant issues. Born in Bhopal, she immigrated to the U.S. at age 13. She received her law degree from the University of Washington. Ms. Dhingra is the first Sikh ever elected to serve in any state legislature. She brings a compelling personal story and an exciting vision for the future of Washington state Democratic politics.
A highlight of the evening are the awards presented to individuals for their outstanding contribution and leadership to the local party. Our honorees this year are:
* Democratic Leadership: Neil Norman
* Rising Star: Reid Romine
Social Hour begins at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Program promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Tri-City Pride Festival
This year’s signature Tri-Cities Pride event — an afternoon festival packed with activities — is planned in Pasco.
But Kennewick and Richland also will get in on the fun, with events in those cities in the days beforehand as part of a weeklong celebration of LGBT culture and pride.
“We want to be inclusive as we can,” said Carly Coburn, an organizer. “It’s nice to be able to host and sponsor several events that are happening all over the community.””
“The week of activities “is a good opportunity for LGBTQ-plus people and their families and allies to come together and celebrate, have some fun and see how supportive the community is and can be to them,” Coburn said.”
Please join Christine Brown for a Campaign Launch Rally
When: May Monday, May 14 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Neil F. Lampson Pit Area; Kennewick, Washington 99336
Rise & Organize Canvass – Kennewick
It’s time to Rise & Organize! Join us for a canvass in Kennewick on Sunday, Sunday, March 11 at 1 PM – 4 PM.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. No experience necessary.
RSVP here: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/4823