09. July 2020 · Comments Off on 2020 Campaign Boot Camp · Categories: Recent Events

2020 Campaign Boot Camp

Emerge has one goal: To increase the number of Democratic women in office who are reflective of the incredible diversity of the Democratic party by recruiting, training and providing a powerful network. Since 2002, Emerge has trained over 4,000 Democratic women to run for office and currently, 690+ Emerge alumnae serve in office.

Link to Application

Questions? email Karen

09. July 2020 · Comments Off on Candidate Filing for 2020 · Categories: Recent Events

Candidate Filing for 2020

Candidate filing week is May 11 through May 15. Those who wish to be elected Precinct Committee Officers for the 2021-2022 term must file their candidacy during this week. You can file online for free in just a few minutes with the following link:

Candidate Filing

Your district type is PRECINCT.

Click START for Precinct Committee Officer – Democratic

Then fill out your name as you want it to appear on the ballot and your contact information. Your contact information will be public record. Then SUBMIT your form.

Please Notice!

There has been a problem with the filing process for people who filed for PCO on Monday or Tuesday. The were irregularities in the original process set up by the Secretary of State’s office for PCO candidate filings. Those have been corrected. For a more complete explanation you can read Tina Podlodowski’s letter which is linked here.

If you filed for PCO on Monday or Tuesday, you must REFILE using the Secretary of State’s corrected process using the Candidate Filing link above!

Precinct Committee Officers are the official members who make up our local Democratic Party organization. Elected PCO’s will be choosing the new party leadership in our reorganization meetings in the December timeframe. Leaders will be chosen for the county and legislative district local party organizations.

If you wish to be at the heart of our local party decision-making, please file to be an elected Precinct Committee Officer with the Benton County Elections Department beginning May 11.

Click this link to file: Candidate Filing

09. July 2020 · Comments Off on Gary Canter 2020 · Categories: Recent Events

Gary Kanter Concert And Picnic

The Tri-City Democrats are sponsoring a virtual concert and picnic.

Let’s have a virtual picnic and concert as a Zoom meeting. The details are below.We’ll get as many candidates to chat with us as we can starting at 6 and maybe do a bit of other business before the music at 6:30 or so.

Gary Kanter is a New York-born Songwriter/Humorist with a passion for topical songs in the tradition of Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, and John Prine. His songs will make you laugh, cry, and think, though not necessarily in that order. His songs of labor and solidarity are reminiscent of labor icon, Joe Hill.Gary has also taken on the mantle of “labor troubadour,” having organized and performed at numerous benefits for organized labor including two concerts to fundraisers for the Wisconsin recall elections. He had penned two labor songs at the behest of the Northwest labor community including “Northwest Union Call” and “Right To Work Is Wrong.” He recently performed both at the Washington State Central Labor Council held in Vancouver, WA (7/13). “Right To Work…” was requested by the president of his own union local, Musicians’ Association of Seattle (Local 76-493, AFM) and will be featured on its website for universal access. “Northwest Union Call” is currently being produced as a DVD. Both songs were featured on his third CD, “Forever Vigilant.”

Zoom meeting topic: Gary Kanter performs for Tri-city Democrats
Time: May 8, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting
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09. July 2020 · Comments Off on Online County Convention · Categories: Recent Events

Online County Convention

We will have an online County Convention on May 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM. The only order of business will be the approval of the 2020 Benton County Party Platform. The platform is a consensus of the views of our local party on the issues facing our voters and our nation. It is part of the basis on which we endorse local candidates. Many people have worked diligently since the beginning of the year, to compile our platform.

In our online meeting, neither “wordsmithing” nor additional platform planks will be in order. Sections can be stricken out if the convention wishes to do so.

When we are closer to the time of the convention, there will be more information available on how to join the online meeting. We will be using the Zoom application for this, so install it and familiarize yourself with it beforehand. If you have question about how to install or use Zoom, please contact the Secretary at secretary@bencodems.org.

You can prepare for your participation by carefully reviewing our proposed platform by clicking or tapping the following link: Proposed 2020 Benton County Democratic Platform.

09. July 2020 · Comments Off on 8th Legislative District Caucus · Categories: Recent Events

8th Legislative District Caucus

All Precinct Committee Officers should have received an emailed Call to Meeting which explains their role in the selection of the legislative district delegates. If you are a PCO and have not received this email, please notify your county Chair at chair@bencodems.org.

All Precinct Committee Officers will receive a digital ballot no later than 9:00 am on Sunday April 26th, 2020, and must complete that ballot, following all instructions provided, no later than 9:00 pm on Sunday May 3rd, 2020.

If you want to be a legislative delegate candidate and help select the national delegates who represent your presidential preference at the Democratic National Convention, please register at the link on this webpage, https://www.waelectioncenter.com/ .

09. July 2020 · Comments Off on LULAC Student Poster Contest · Categories: Recent Events


Chavez & Huerta Student Poster Contest
From the Tri-Cities LULAC Council:

TRI-CITIES STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO DRAW/PAINT* The Washington State approved two symbolic state holidays -Chavez March 31st and Huerta April 10th. Students may enter contest an win prizes at the same time enhance their understanding about these iconic figures of our U.S. history. Ask your teacher/school/college for an entry form or call: 509.420.0596 email: port_ga@hotmail.com

Chavez & Huerta Student Poster Contest
PRIZES AGES 1ST Place 2ND Place 3RD Place
Category A Age 18+ $250 $150 $100
Category B Age 13-17 $150 $100 $75
Category C Age 8-12 $100 $75 $50
10 Students All grades 10 Art kits Honorary

Poster Contest on Facebook

09. July 2020 · Comments Off on Disability Awareness · Categories: Recent Events

Disability Awareness

Hosted by the Tri-City Democrats
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Benton PUD, 2721 W. 10th Ave., Kennewick, WA

Join us in March to hear from Nancy and Carly, local disability activists and self advocates, about the current affairs affecting national, state, and local disability communities. Topics will range from mention of the Disability Day of Mourning (March 1, 2020) to discussing the 30th anniversary of the ADA and how far we still have to go

Link to the event on Facebook

18. June 2020 · Comments Off on Womxn March · Categories: Recent Events
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Tri-Cities Womxn's March 2020
Hosted by the Tri-Cities Womxn's March
March 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Volunteer Park, Pasco, WA
Link to event on Facebook

Hello All!! 👋🏾 We are excited to be planning this year’s Tri-Cities Womxn’s March. This year the march will be held on March 8th, International Womxn’s Day! This was done to honor Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, which coincides with the original Womxn’s March weekend. During that weekend, there are several special events that honor our black community that we encourage you to attend.

Join us for planning meetings Wednesdays at Barnes and Noble @ 6:30 pm. We would love your input!

18. June 2020 · Comments Off on Voting Party! · Categories: Recent Events

Voting Party!

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Emerald of Siam, 1314 Jadwin Ave., Richland, WA

If you’d like some assurance you’ve completed your ballot correctly so that it will be counted as a valid vote, or if you would enjoy voting with a bunch of friendly people, come to the Vote Party at the Emerald of Siam! Do not need to be a Democrat to get help. No pressure to select any particular party or candidate, just an overwhelming desire to support participation in democracy.

Link to the event on Facebook