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Reorg is Coming
On Saturday, December 5, there will be two reorganization meetings for the two Local Party Organizations which are geographically contained in Benton County. Each of theses organizations will be elected new officers who will serve a two-year term through 2022. These officers will be voted upon by the Precinct Committee Officers (PCO) who were elected in the August Primary election. If you are among these folks, this will be your first official duty as an elected PCO, so please make your plans to attend these meetings.
(Geographically, the 8th Legislative District is wholly contained in Benton County and roughly includes the cities along the Columbia and lower Yakima Rivers. The remainder of Benton County is in the 16th Legislative District and roughly includes Benton City, Prosser, and rural Benton County.)
At noon, the 8th Legislative District Democrats will be electing:
- Vice Chair
- State Committee Members (2)
Nominations in advance can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominees must be residents of the district. If you didn’t receive the official Call-to-Meeting email, you can find the proposed rules for the reorg meeting at 8th Reorg Rules.pdf.
After the 8th is done and no earlier than 2:00 PM, the Benton County Democratic Central Committee will be electing:
- First Vice Chair
- State Committee Members (2)
- Second Vice Chair
If you are interested in serving in any of these positions, you may place your name in nomination ahead of time by submitting your nomination to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominees must be residents of the county. If you didn’t receive the official Call-to-Meeting email, you can find the proposed rules for the reorg meeting at BCDCC Reorg Rules.pdf.
Shari’s Community Dinner Fundraiser
When: Nov 18 at 9:30 PM PST – Nov 26 at 8 PM PST
Hosted by Jess Loflin
Where: Online Event
The Tri-Cities community is partnering with Shari’s to provide meals for local families in need in our community with funding from our amazing Tri-Citians!
Will you help a family in need for Thanksgiving dinner?
Community members or businesses who would like to fund Thanksgiving meals for our community can simply go to the gofundme or contact the head of the event, Jess Loflin at email@example.com for more information.
The Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Communities in Schools (CIS) of Benton-Franklin to raise money. We all recognize under the stress of the pandemic more students might be struggling with the basic needs to stay in school. The Chamber wants to support CIS to empower students to stay in school even during these trying times. Please consider contributing…thank you.
This event has been canceled.
Free Movie Showing: Bitter Medicine
When: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 2:30 PM PST – 4:30 PM PST
Hosted by Whole Washington
Whole Washington is honored and excited present two 30-minute films produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
Bitter Medicine – Part 1 documents the struggle to establish Medicare in Saskatchewan, the fierce resistance offered by the medical establishment, and the ultimate success in extending the program to all of Canada.
Bitter Medicine – Part 2 describes the system in 1982 – twenty years after its national adoption. Despite its popularity, Medicare struggled to survive continued erosion from the medical establishment and other players as they struggled for the power to control it.
While the events recounted in these films occurred 40 to 60 years ago, they show that the barriers to universal healthcare extant then were much the same then as those we encounter today. They present valuable lessons that we would do well to heed during our fight to establish this basic human right.
Once you RSVP a zoom link will be sent to your email.
Donation Suggestion: $10 https://secure.actblue.com/donate/whole-washington-1
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Whole Washington Intro, Movie Intro, and Chat
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Showing of Bitter Medicine part 1 & 2
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Group Discussion and Call to Arms
December 6 Deadline Nears for Immigrant Relief Fund Applications
Our friends at the Tri-City Immigrant Coalition have created new resources for educating people about the Washington Immigrant Relief Fund. Washington state has created WIRF to step up for immigrants and ensure no one is forgotten. TCIC has created 3 videos in Spanish to help people apply for WIRF. It is just 2 weeks until the deadline to apply. TCIC wants to make sure that all qualifying immigrants know about the funds and successfully apply.
Where to Apply: www.immigrantreliefwa.org
Local Applicant Information and assistance email: firstname.lastname@example.org (this is important because the Statewide Hotline is overwhelmed and people are not getting through for days)
Adriana Video How to document Washington Residency on your WIRF application in Spanish:
Spanish 2 minute introduction video to Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Workers Relief Fund: https://tricitiesimmigrantcoalition.com/…/Introduction…. (use this to promote the WIRF with Spanish speaking individuals, groups and organizations)
Spanish Instructional Video
Calculating your income for WIRF application https://tricitiesimmigrantcoalition.com/…/Video-ingreso… (use this to assist applicants in filling out the applications)
A Scientifically-Achievable Green New Deal
When: Friday, December 11, 2020 at 6 PM PST
Hosted by Tri-City Democrats
This meeting will be held via Zoom, and we encourage our attendees to set their screen name so they can be identified. Please sign up using Meetup https://meetu.ps/e/JyC28/kBv4M/d to receive the Zoom link.
The Tri-City Democrats hold that public policy should be informed by the best available science. To that end we are delighted to provide this talk by internationally-recognized expert Jim Conca.
A Scientifically-Achievable Green New Deal Dr. James L. Conca, Senior Scientist for UFA Ventures, Inc.
Congressional members have rolled out a “Green New Deal” that calls for a rapid shift to carbon-free energy requiring drastic measures to cut carbon emissions across the economy. The possible Green New Deals that are actually achievable need to be understood in time to avert collapse of the planetary ecosystems as the population peaks at mid-century. This issue is too important to accept substituting ideology for science.