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.
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: I Need Tech Help
March For Our Lives
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
Legislative District Caucuses/County Conventions
Kennewick, WA — The 8th Legislative District and Benton County Democratic Central Committee today announced that local Democrats will meet on March 24 at 10:00 am, to begin the process of choosing Legislative District Delegates to the Washington State Democrats June 16 State Convention in Wenatchee.
In 2016, the State Party held Precinct Caucuses as the first step in its biennial convention cycle. In this non-Presidential year, the State Party will hold stand alone Legislative District Caucuses and joint Legislative District Caucuses/County Conventions on March 24. In total, 49 Legislative Districts and 35 Counties will meet in March while Clark, King, Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap, and Snohomish Counties will host their County Conventions on April 22.
WHAT: Benton County Convention and 8th Legislative District Caucus
DATE: Saturday, March 24, 2018
TIME: 10:00 am
WHERE: Desert Hills Middle School, 1701 S Clodfelter Rd, Kennewick, WA 99338
For a full list of Caucus/Convention locations or to Pre-Register, please go to: https://www.wa-democrats.org/page/2018-convention
We want our caucuses and conventions to be inclusive and accessible. To request disability accommodations if needed, please contact your local Legislative District or County leadership. Contact information available here: https://www.wa-democrats.org/local
The proposed platform is available.
Greetings all! Washington State, Benton and Franklin County Democrats are partnering to offer the first Organizing Academy in Tri-Cities this Sunday, Dec 17th at the Franklin PUD from 1-5pm. This is a free, four-hour hands-on training. We’ll provide all materials needed and no prior experience is necessary! The academy is open to all activist inside and outside of the Democratic party who want to be leaders in turning Central WA Blue!
Here’s the list of topics we will cover:
- Critical Conversation Skills
- Campaign Strategy, Tactics and best Practice
- Building our Movement
- Commitment and Next Steps
Registration Link: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/3628
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/280374535819295/
BCDCC will be hosting the second Organizing Academy Feb 24th 1-5pm at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall in Pasco.
When: December 5th, 12:15 – 12:30
Where: 3100 George Washington Way, Richland WA
(in front of Dan Newhouse’s office)