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New Stuff on the Website

Benton-Franklin Fairgrounds Vaccination Site offers extended hours.

Elections Committee Wants You to Run

Legislation Committee is now tracking 38 bills of interest

See also the link above for recommendations for communicating your support or lack thereof for recent actions by our legislators. Please encourage them when you can and educate them when you must.

HB 1016 has been signed by the President of the Senate. HB 1078, HB 1090, and HB 1151 have been signed into law. HB 1097 and HB 1236 have been signed by the Speaker. HB 1267 and HB 1297 have had final passage by the House and are headed for the Governor’s desk. SB 5172 and SB 5432 have had final passage by the Senate. SB 5476 has moved to the House and is in committee.

Currently there are no upcoming public hearings. You can register to testify with the following link. https://app.leg.wa.gov/CSIRemote/House

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  • Online Event
  • When Monday, April 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM PDT – 7:30 PM PDT
  • Duration: 1 hr

Open House for Candidates and Campaign Volunteers to learn what to expect. Guests from the state level of the party to be in attendance to give guidance and answer questions.

Learn what to expect when running for office from Justin Raffa and company.
Email: elections@bencodems.org for zoomlink

You are invited to a unique opportunity to give your input to the League of Women Voters’ statewide redistricting map solutions. Please forward this invitation to your networks in SE Washington. This meeting is online and free for anyone to attend. 

When: Apr 20, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (Online)

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This listening session is a 1.5-hour meeting that gives the basics of the redistricting process in Washington State and then dives into the details of the legislative and congressional districting in South East Washington – the Walla Walla and Tri Cities areas specifically. We will present several options that reflect different solutions than the current maps and get feedback from participants who live in the area.  

Every 10 years, the voting boundary drawing process, called redistricting, determines the political representation of all our communities. The formation of congressional, legislative, and local districts is fundamental to the equity in our voting system. How and where district lines are drawn in 2021 will determine how strong a voice each voter has in elections through 2032.

Redistricting is where voting power starts. Get involved and make sure everyone is represented.
Also check out our Speak Up Schools at lwvwa.org/speakup and learn how to testify in front of the WA Redistricting Commission. 

 Please let me know if you have any questions. 


Alison McCaffree
League of Women Voters of Washington 
Redistricting & Census Issue Chair

Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council and HAPO present, Securing The Bag. A 3 day event for teens to learn to manage their money.

Securing The Bag is a FREE, in person, 3 day program for teens in high school. You will learn how to save your money, manage your money, and make your money work for you now and in the future.

At each session, students will be provided a free pizza lunch and entered into a raffle that will be held at the end of each day. Raffle prizes will include food and entertainment gift cards, bank start-up funds, and more!

3/27/21 – 1:30-3:30 PM. Budgeting (HAPO will provide each student a $25 voucher to start up and deposit into their own personal bank account.)

4/10/21- 1:30-3:30 PM. Credit and Credit Scores (Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council will raffle off $25 additional start up funds to add to 25 student accounts!) This means those 25 students will have a total of $50 to deposit into their first HAPO account.

4/24/21- 1:30-3:30 PM. Applying it all to real life (Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council will raffle off $25 additional start up funds to add to 25 student accounts!) This means for some students, they will have a chance to win a total of $75 to deposit into their first HAPO account.

Reserve your space NOW! Each session is limited to 75 high school students! Students are encouraged to attend all 3 sessions to reap the biggest benefit.

As a reminder all students, volunteers, and staff will be required to adhere to all COVID safety guidelines as recommended by the CDC and state government. MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

New BCDCC Meeting Time for 2021

We have changed the time of our regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

It’s now on the Fourth Thursday of each month. Our next meeting will be on February 25 at 7:00 PM. The Zoom link will be distributed to the Benton County Democrats email list.