Upcoming Events

Washington 4th District Public Calendar

Important Updated Announcement!

In response to the Stay-home order by Governor Inslee, our March monthly meeting has been cancelled.

Chavez & Huerta Student Poster Contest

From the Tri-Cities LULAC Council:

TRI-CITIES STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO DRAW/PAINT* The Washington State approved two symbolic state holidays -Chavez March 31st and Huerta April 10th. Students may enter contest an win prizes at the same time enhance their understanding about these iconic figures of our U.S. history. Ask your teacher/school/college for an entry form or call: 509.420.0596 email: port_ga@hotmail.com

Chavez & Huerta Student Poster Contest
PRIZES AGES 1ST Place 2ND Place 3RD Place
Category A Age 18+ $250 $150 $100
Category B Age 13-17 $150 $100 $75
Category C Age 8-12 $100 $75 $50
10 Students All grades 10 Art kits Honorary

Poster Contest on Facebook

Voting Party!

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Emerald of Siam, 1314 Jadwin Ave., Richland, WA

If you’d like some assurance you’ve completed your ballot correctly so that it will be counted as a valid vote, or if you would enjoy voting with a bunch of friendly people, come to the Vote Party at the Emerald of Siam! Do not need to be a Democrat to get help. No pressure to select any particular party or candidate, just an overwhelming desire to support participation in democracy.

Link to the event on Facebook

Tri-Cities Womxn’s March 2020

Hosted by the Tri-Cities Womxn’s March

March 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Volunteer Park, Pasco, WA

Link to event on Facebook

Hello All!! 👋🏾 We are excited to be planning this year’s Tri-Cities Womxn’s March. This year the march will be held on March 8th, International Womxn’s Day! This was done to honor Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, which coincides with the original Womxn’s March weekend. During that weekend, there are several special events that honor our black community that we encourage you to attend.

Join us for planning meetings Wednesdays at Barnes and Noble @ 6:30 pm. We would love your input!

More news to come!!

Disability Awareness

Hosted by the Tri-City Democrats

Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Benton PUD, 2721 W. 10th Ave., Kennewick, WA

Join us in March to hear from Nancy and Carly, local disability activists and self advocates, about the current affairs affecting national, state, and local disability communities. Topics will range from mention of the Disability Day of Mourning (March 1, 2020) to discussing the 30th anniversary of the ADA and how far we still have to go.

Link to the event on Facebook

8th Legislative District Caucus

Come help turn the results of the March 10 Presidential Primary into voting delegates at the Democratic National Convention. Delegates elected at the Legislative District Caucus will, at the next levels, elect DNC delegates for our Congressional District and for Washington State.

The 8th LD Caucus will be held at:

Southridge High School

3520 Southridge Blvd

Kennewick, WA 99338

Sun April 26, 2020 beginning at 12:30 PM.

You can preregister for the 8th LD Caucus by clicking on this link.

2020 Campaign Boot Camp

Emerge has one goal: To increase the number of Democratic women in office who are reflective of the incredible diversity of the Democratic party by recruiting, training and providing a powerful network. Since 2002, Emerge has trained over 4,000 Democratic women to run for office and currently, 690+ Emerge alumnae serve in office.

Link to Application

Questions? email Karen


[See the Web Log for prior Announcements]

The Presidential Primary is coming! It’s time to get active for your preferred candidate. Find contact information for the campaigns on our 2020 Presidential Campaign page.

Links to recently-approved resolutions have been added to the Documents and Resources page.

Courtesy of the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, here is a document that provides several things to know about the current primary elections. Local Democratic organizations and party members are encouraged to review this so we can provide good help to our voters during this cycle. Click here for Things to Know.

Approved Bylaws, Policy Guide, and Rules

Revisions to the three governance documents were approved at our monthly meeting on April 17.

Committee News

[See the Web Log for prior Committee News write-ups. All meeting Minutes are available on the Documents and Resources page.]

We are working on a messaging campaign for use in all media that ends with the tagline, “—you might be a Democrat,”  Take a look at our current list of messages on this Google Sheet. If you have more catchy lines, please send them to secretary@bencodems.org.

Here’s an excellent article on methods for activism to be effective. Practical Activism – Go for the Money

Our own Richard Badalamente has a cogent post on the contents of the Mueller Report, including the answers to a number of pressing questions.

BCDCC Officers and Subcommittee Chairs for 2019-2020


The Benton County Democratic Central Committee is searching for a Newsletter editor, if you’re interested please check out information here:  https://www.bencodems.org/newsletter-editor/

Recent Events

See the Web Log for information about past events.

Representation: How It’s Meant to Work

Hosted by the Tri-City Democrats

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Benton PUD, 2721 W. 10th Ave., Kennewick, WA

Potluck to start (at 6). At 6:30 we’ll start our meeting. We want to provide an introduction to the various ways we are represented locally (by precinct, Legislative District, County, Congressional District, Port, School Board, City Council, Fire District, etc). We also want to cover the upcoming presidential primary process, which is new to everyone. And we want to talk about what it means to be a Delegate in that process.

Link to event on Facebook

No Coverup Richland!

This Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of Americans will mobilize with a simple demand:

Reject The Coverup!

Start: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 • 4:00 PM
End: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 • 5:30 PM
Location: John Dam Plaza • 815 George Washington Way, Richland , WA 99353
Host Contact Info: Hodor@warmrock.net

Click this link to the event in the Action Network to RSVP

Click here to Register

Link to event on Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce page

Scheduled for Thursday, January 9 at 4:30! PM at  the John Dam Plaza in Richland.

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Scheduled for Tuesday, December 17 at 4:30 PM at  the John Dam Plaza in Richland.

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Click here to see the event on Facebook

Tickets are available
Alternatively you can send a check to BCDCC at P.O. BOX 636, Richland, WA 99252. Use the online link to determine the correct amount.

Please check the Facebook event for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/438194486778943/

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Folks have been very active! Here are some pictures from recent events

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Documents and Resources

The governance documents (Rules, Policy Guide, and Bylaws) are available on the Documents and Resources page.

Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs)
Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are responsible for organizing the precinct. However, in many precincts the PCO is vacant.