13. January 2021 · Comments Off on 2020 Reorg · Categories: Recent Events

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:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • State Committee Members (2)
    • Nominee – Cedar Kennedy
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Nominations in advance can be submitted to wa8thlddo@gmail.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:

  • Chair
  • First Vice Chair
    • Nominee – Allison Dabler
  • State Committee Members (2)
    • Nominee – Kate Moran
    • Nominee – Sabastian Marichalar
  • Second Vice Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

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 chair@bencodems.org and secretary@bencodems.org. 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.

13. January 2021 · Comments Off on Spokane Special Fundraiser · Categories: Recent Events

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

By Zoom

RSVP with a donation or by email to Katherine@electbobferguson.comDonations of any size can be made at


13. January 2021 · Comments Off on A Scientifically-Achievable Green New Deal · Categories: Recent Events

A Scientifically-Achievable Green New Deal

When: Friday, December 11, 2020 at 6 PM PST

Hosted by Tri-City Democrats

Online Event

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. 

03. December 2020 · Comments Off on Trick or Vote · Categories: Recent Events

Trick or Vote

When: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 1 PM PDT – 5 PM PDT

Where: John Dam Plaza

Hosted by A place at the table with Shir

Please RSVP at: www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49ABAA2CA6F9C25-trick

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. 🙂

03. December 2020 · Comments Off on Signs · Categories: Recent Events

Sign Distribution Biden/Harris and Local Candidates

Signs Can Still Be Ordered

Hosted by Democrats of the 8th Legislative District Washington

The 8th LD Democrats still have Biden/Harris signs available for delivery. All proceeds benefit the 8th LD whose mission is to send representation to Olympia. To get yours, we are suggesting a donation of $25 or more. You can submit your donations at: 


03. December 2020 · Comments Off on Carly Coburn Phone Banking · Categories: Recent Events

Evening Phone Banking!

When: Friday, October 23, 2020 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Hosted by Committee to Elect Carly Coburn

Where: Online Event on Facebook

Join the Committee to Elect Carly Coburn for an evening phone banking session! No experience needed, as the candidate, Carly Coburn, will lead a training session at the beginning of the event. Stay as long or as little as you like!

The link to the zoom for training will be posted thirty minutes before the event begins, and will be deleted after the phone banking session is over. 

03. December 2020 · Comments Off on Doug McKinley Town Hall Series · Categories: Recent Events

Doug McKinley Town Hall Series

Every Thursday night at 7 pm for the remainder of the campaign, Doug McKinley will be hosting a Townhall meeting for the residents of Washington’s 4th Congressional District. All are invited and all are welcome. To protect all participants, these meetings will be held on Zoom. If you would like to attend, please register at the link below, and we will send you instructions for joining. You will only need to register once to attend all meetings.

To Register:

We will be discussing a variety of topics, and Doug will be taking questions and making his case why Washington’s 4th Congressional District needs a change. Please join us to participate in our democracy!

03. December 2020 · Comments Off on Zero Carbon Energy Mix · Categories: Recent Events

Can We Achieve a New Zero-Carbon Energy Mix by Mid-Century?

When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 3 PM

Hosted by Steven Ghan and Tri-Cities Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Where: Online Event

Achieving zero carbon emissions from power and transport by mid-century will require all non-fossil fuel energy sources, including nuclear. Learn why from Forbes writer Jim Conca.
Preregistration a day in advance is required.