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)
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 29, 2017 at 12 PM – 2 PM
Where: Corner of West Canal Drive & North Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336
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
Our Lives on the Line — http://ourlivesontheline.org/
The Woman’s March — https://www.womensmarch.com/
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.
8th LD Town Hall Recording
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