The West Richland Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to host this year’s Virtual Veterans Day Parade.
Join us on Saturday, November 7th for another year of remembrance and honoring those who served. The Virtual Veterans Day Parade will be available to watch on our website. The Vietnam Memorial Monument Dedication will take place at 11:00am at Flat Top Park. The Drive Thru Chili Feed will starting at 11:30am at the Flat Top Park Pavilion. Donations will go to the Combat Veterans International.
About Scotty Smiley, 2020 Grand Marshall
In 2005, while leading his platoon in Mosul, Iraq, Scotty found himself in front of a suicide car bomber. After the man blew himself up, shrapnel blew through Scotty’s eyes, leaving him blinded and temporarily paralyzed. Though questioning his faith, Scotty made a decision to forgive and rebuild his life and continue to serve in the Army, becoming the first blind active-duty officer in military history. Over his military career, Major (Retired) Smiley received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab, Airborne Wings and Combat Diver Qualification Badge.
Our segment of the presentation can be seen at 30:09 through 32:38.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are our President and Vice President Elect!! Let’s breath a sigh of relief for democracy and safely gather together to celebrate!! Hate has no home here! Don’t forget your masks!!!
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:
State Committee Members (2)
Nominee – Cedar Kennedy
Nominations in advance can be submitted to email@example.com. 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. 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.
Please join me on Zoom tomorrow for a fundraiser to support the Spokane County Democrats following Wednesday’s tragic attack. The Spokane County Democrats lost their supplies and nearly the entirety of their office in the fire.
Support the Spokane County Democrats on Zoom!
Friday, December 11th
5:15PM – 6:00PM
RSVP with a donation or by email to Katherine@electbobferguson.comDonations of any size can be made at
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.
“It’s time we had a Secretary of State who is not only prepared for the current threats to our elections, both foreign and domestic, but also supports and leads efforts to expand voter participation and engagement. I’m committed to protecting every voter and every vote.”
Don’t let those Halloween costumes go to waste! Join us for this family-friendly literature drop and door hanger event in the final days before Election Day. Volunteers will be visiting the homes of people who need to return their ballots and leave some final literature about Shir behind. No knocking – no tricks! Just a treat for a voter.