17. November 2020 · Comments Off on Gael Tarleton · Categories: Announcements

Tri-Cities: Join our virtual event with Martin Valadez, the Hon. Phyllis Gutierrez-Kenney, and Rep. Ortiz-Self

When: Thursday, October 15 at 5 PM PDT

Hosted by Friends of Gael Tarleton

Where: Online Event

Please Join Martin Valadez, Rep. Valdez, Rep. Ortiz-Self, and the Hon. Phyllis Gutierrez-Kenney in a Virtual Event for Rep. Gael Tarleton, candidate for Secretary of State!

Date: Thursday, October 15th
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm PST

Zoom Link provided upon RSVP

Guest $50 | Friend $100 | Sponsor $250 | Co-Host $500 | Benefactor $1000 | Champion $2,000

RSVP link: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/9161930503458065408
or RSVP to Braden at braden@voteforgael.org

Thank you for your support of Gael!

17. November 2020 · Comments Off on State Chair on RBG · Categories: Announcements

From the chair of the Washington State Democrats:

“We lost a legend tonight. Justice Ginsburg will go down in American history as one of the fiercest advocates for civil rights and equality under the law that we’ve ever been blessed to serve us in public life. Tonight, we send our love and our sympathy to Justice Ginsburg’s family, and we grieve with them as we mourn her loss.””But tomorrow, the work of fighting to protect the rights Justice Ginsburg enshrined in decisions issued from the highest court in the land must continue. The security of so many Americans’ reproductive rights, right to marry whomever they love, and the fundamental right to be treated as equals in our society should never have rested on the shoulders of a five foot tall, 87 year old giant of American jurisprudence. We must recommit ourselves to ensuring America lives up to the vision of a just society Justice Ginsburg brought to life in both the decisions she authored and the example she set for women everywhere. May she rest in peace.”

17. November 2020 · Comments Off on Phone Banking Works · Categories: Announcements

Phone Banking Works

Phone Banking Works!! We need your help getting out the vote for all our candidates statewide. If you want to sign up for a phone shift to help reach voters in Eastern Washington, text Washington to 55444 and sign up for a shift! LETS DO THIS!!

17. November 2020 · Comments Off on League of Women Voter Forums · Categories: Announcements

League of Women Voters of Benton-Franklin Counties

Virtual Candidate Forums/Debates for the general election are beginning in late September and through October. As was the case for the primaries, all of these debates will be aired by our wonderful media partner NWPB (KTNW). Go to NWPB2020. As in the primaries, they will also be available for viewing on all NWPB affiliates, the cities of Richland and Pasco, our League’s Facebook page, our website, YouTube, etc.

The State Treasurer’s race will be live webcast and simulcast on Northwest Public Broadcasting. It will also be recorded and available on the LWVWA FB page. The races will be available for viewing for the next several weeks as we approach Eection Day, Tuesday, November 3rd.

Below are the local races to be broadcast by NWPB in conjunction with the LWV of Benton and Franklin Counties. Although pre-recorded, as they were in the primaries, they will be interactive using a rebuttal style format. All debate programs run from 7PM to 8 PM:

September 30th
Benton County Commissioner- District 1 (Delvin & Raffa)
Benton County Commissioner- District 3 (McKay & Beaver)
Franklin County Commissioner-District 1 (Lehrman & Peck)

October 1st
Franklin County Commissioner – District 2 (Mullen & Peralta)
Superior Court Judge – Position 1 (Petersen & Brown)
Legislative District 8 Representative – Position 1 (Klippert & Regev)

October 8th
Legislative District 16 Representative – Position 1 (Chvatal & Klicker)
Legislative District 16 Representative – Position 2 (Rude & Coburn)
Legislative District 16 Representative – Senate (Dozier & Reser)

October 9th
Legislative District 8 Representative – Position 2 (Stanley & Boehnke) Legislative District 9 Representative – Position 1 (Borden & Dye)

FYI- National Televised Debates are:
President: September 29th, October 15th, and October 22th:
Vice President: October 7th

17. November 2020 · Comments Off on 2020 Endorsements · Categories: Announcements

The Central Committee of the Benton County Democrats has endorsed a number of candidates in the upcoming elections.

17. November 2020 · Comments Off on WSDCC Environmental and Climate Caucus Questionnaire · Categories: Announcements

Note to candidates: The WSDCC Environmental and Climate Caucus has a quick questionnaire for those seeking an ECC endorsement. Check out the link below.

Link to endorsement questionnaire from the Environmental and Climate Caucus of the Washington State Democratic Party

For reasons why including environmental and climate change issues in your messaging are important, please view this panel discussion from the recent convention.