Announcements

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SIGNS! GET YOUR SIGNS!

Rescheduled

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.

Schedule:

  • 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.



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!!


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


Shir’s campaign needs people to

1. Canvass identified precincts with door hangers.
2. Text/phone bank.
3. Help get large signs out.


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.

https://www.dncclimate.org/press/dnc-climate-councils-event-at-the-democratic-national-convention


Washington issues emergency rule change for ballots

Important information to make sure your vote counts

Tap or click here to see YakTriNews article


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.


Click here to see Obama’s National Convention Speech on Facebook


The Benton County Democratic Central Committee encourages EVERYONE to protect their family and neighbors by wearing their masks in public.


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


In Washington state, the Public Disclosure Commission has strict rules on what amounts to in-kind donations to political campaigns. Facebook has determined that it isn’t in their interest to do the necessary reporting to the PDC for political advertising. Our local political campaigns have been effectively cut out of using Facebook to spread their messages. Therefore, there’s a special need for local supporters to haunt their preferred candidates’ pages and assist in spreading their messages by Loving (not just Liking), commenting, and sharing their posts.


Thank you to all the folks who ran for Precinct Committee Officer. Here is a link to our new list of PCO’s for the 2021-2022 biennium. These Elected PCO’s will constitute the voting members for the selection of officers for the 2021-2022 biennium at our Reorganization meeting after this year’s election season. If you wish to become an officer of the Benton County Democratic Central Committee, this list of people are the ones who will be making those selections.

Benton County Elected Democratic Precinct Committee Officers

Those PCO candidates who were not elected may certainly be appointed during or after the Reorganization meeting to be Acting PCO in a nearby precinct which does not have a PCO. .


Thanks to the FD 4 voters for passing the Levy Lift.


A new platform for 2020 has been approved. You can see it by tapping or clicking the following link.

Benton County 2020 Democratic Platform


Links to recently-approved resolutions have been added to the Documents and Resources page.

Approved Bylaws, Policy Guide, and Rules

Revisions to the three governance documents were approved in 2019.