Thanks to the FD 4 voters for passing the Levy Lift.
Washington issues emergency rule change for ballots
Important information to make sure your vote counts
Note to candidates: The WSDCC Environmental and Climate Caucus has a quick questionnaire for those seeking an ECC endorsement. Check out the link below.
For reasons why including environmental and climate change issues in your messaging are important, please view this panel discussion from the recent convention.
The campaign work for national and state-wide candidates such as Biden-Harris, Jay Inslee, or Bob Ferguson is being done through the state party Coordinated Campaign. If you wish to put some of your time and energy in at that level, click here to become a state volunteer.
SIGNS! GET YOUR SIGNS!
Due to anticipated poor air quality, we are canceling our Saturday, Sept 12, distribution event and rescheduling our Tuesday event.
Volunteers will be masked and gloved and will place signs with self-addressed donation envelope and online donation info into your trunk.
Suggested minimum donation for Biden sign $10.00.
- Saturday, Sept 19th, Jefferson Park, Richland, 10 AM-Noon
- Wednesday, Sept 23rd, John Dam Plaza, Richland, 5-7 PM
- Saturday, Sept 26th, Benton City Skate Park, 10 AM-Noon
If you can’t make the event, we can still get you signs. Make an online donation at Benton County Democrats/Donation or send us a FaceBook Message in our page, https://www.facebook.com/bencodems, that includes your address, phone#, & e-mail address. Indicate which sign(s) you’d like. Volunteers, masked and gloved, will deliver your sign(s), no-contact.
Tap or Click this link to see How you can support strikers at Yakima Valley fruit warehouses.
Tap or Click this link to donate to the StrikeHuelga Fund for Yakima Agri Workers
The Benton County Democratic Central Committee is searching for a Newsletter editor. We have a group of approximately 5 volunteers who will continue to help with production and writing, and local democrats are very cooperative in writing up events. The main task is organization – working with the BCDCC chair and the newsletter committee to determine the contents and gather the articles. We meet 2 times a month: a planning meeting and a production meeting. At the planning meeting we share ideas for write-ups and authors, at the second meeting we actually put the paper together. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions please contact Carl Baker (email@example.com ).
Why is the newsletter important? BCDCC communicates using numerous venues: Facebook, the Website, as well as Twitter; these are considered mass communication and are subject to some restrictions based on state and federal elections rules. The newsletter, which is considered an internal communication, is not restrained by the same rules. For example we can do candidate interviews and it’s not considered an in-kind contribution.
Previous editions of the newsletter: http://bencodems.org/documents-and-resources/#newsletters
Your Benton County Democratic Central Committee Executive Board would like to take a moment to thank all of our wonderful, and tireless, candidates who ran this cycle. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed, locally or at the state level.
You stood up, against incredible odds, and bravely fought for our shared values. You didn’t compromise your ideals and you carried yourselves with dignity and grace. You are a wonderful example for future candidates who will build upon your efforts to continue to move us forward.
We saw our turnout numbers rise dramatically over previous elections. Benton County had a turn out of 55.09% in 2014, which is the same type of election as this year, and that was the final number after all votes were tabulated. This year we were at 56% at around 4pm yesterday, and those numbers will continue to rise over the next two weeks. Those voters were inspired and turned out because of you and your message.
Every election we fight in and every election in which we increase voter turnout moves the ball forward.
A huge thank you to Christine Brown, Leo Perales,Shir Regev, Christopher Tracy, Rebecca Francik, Everett Maroon as well as our candidates from the surrounding communities such as Jennifer Goulet, Matthew Sutherland, Diana Izaguirre, and Zahra Roach. We know what you went through and the sacrifices you made to offer yourself to our community. We appreciate you. Your community owes you a debt of gratitude.
Hold your heads high. You have a lot to be proud of.
✓ If you want to find our your voting information including history and ballot status: https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/MyVote/#/home
✓ The election results are coming 11/6 at 8PM https://www.bentonauditor.com/Current-Election
✓ Ballot Return Statistics for all counties: https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/research/ballot-return-statistics.aspx
Shirley Miller, who died Sept. 21 at age 88, left a significant and lasting mark on the community she came to call home. She was a business owner, a political leader, a social justice warrior. The memorial service will be Saturday, 10/27, 2 PM at Events at Sunset Gardens, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland WA
The obituary can be viewed here: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tricityherald/obituary.aspx?n=shirley-jean-shriver-miller&pid=190556018