Committee News

[See the Web Log for prior Committee News write-ups. All meeting Minutes are available on the Documents and Resources page.]

We are working on a messaging campaign for use in all media that ends with the tagline, “—you might be a Democrat,”  Take a look at our current list of messages on this Google Sheet. If you have more catchy lines, please send them to secretary@bencodems.org.


From the Chair

What Democrats Need to Do – David Brock

In a recent New York Times article, David Brock share some ideas worthy of consideration.

Trump disembarks in a storm

To begin with Brock apologizes for not understanding the level of threat Trump is to democracy itself. Then he explores what we must do to put our democracy back on the right track.

Fundamentally, we must not entertain the thought that having been defeated Trump is no longer a danger. He remains a clear and very present danger that needs to be acknowledged and crushed if civil democracy is to survive.

Trump has been underestimated before. We must not underestimate the steps required to counter his movement today. Our efforts have to be much larger than just debates in the halls of Congress.

Here are Brock’s words:

Where possible, Democrats should sponsor plebiscites to overturn anti-democratic laws passed by Republicans in states. They should underwrite super PACs to protect incumbent election officials being challenged by Trump loyalists, even if it means supporting reasonable Republicans. Donations should flow into key governor and secretary of state races, positions critical to election certification.

The good news is that liberals do not have to copy what the right is doing with its media apparatus — the font of falsehoods about voter fraud and a stolen election — to win over voters. Democrats can leapfrog the right with significant investments in streaming video, podcasting, newsletters and innovative content producers on growing platforms like TikTok, whose audiences dwarf those of cable news networks like Fox News.

Issues like racial justice, the environment and immigration are already resonating online with audiences Democrats need to win over, such as young people, women and people of color. Democratic donors have long overlooked efforts to fund the media, but with so much of our politics playing out on that battlefield, they can no longer afford to.


Elections Committee

Click or tap here for the Benton County Primary results

Click or tap here for the Franklin County Primary results



Platform and Resolutions

There will be a special meeting in December to consider a rapid approval of a resolution on the Rittenhouse verdict. Please review the proposed resolution by clicking the button below.

The Platform and Resolutions Committee is looking ahead to resolutions work in the coming year.

For those wishing to propose a resolution, below is a link to a template you can use to craft your resolution.

This is a link to a chart of our current resolutions plan and actions taken.

The following resolutions have been passed by the Central Committee and forwarded to the State party.

The following resolutions are available for comments as they are being worked on by the committee:

Link to our Rittenhouse Resolution:

This is a link to the current State Party resolutions.


Organization Committee

Here’s a list of the 2021-2022 Elected PCO’s.

Benton County Elected Democratic Precinct Committee Officers

Here’s a complete list of all our PCO’s, elected, appointed, and acting:

Benton County Democratic Precinct Committee Officers


Ag and Rural Caucus

Ag and Rural Caucus
Quarterly Meeting
Thursday at 06:30 pm
20 January 2022

This is a call to meeting for the Ag and Rural Caucus. Per the by-laws we amended in September, ARC membership includes:

“Any resident of Washington who supports the purpose of the ARC and agrees to be publicly identified as a Democrat. Members must identify themselves to the Secretary to ensure that they receive correspondence from the ARC and can be confirmed as eligible voters.”

And

“ARC membership meetings are to be held quarterly.”

We will take up at least two items of business: 1) Action on a position statement on future of the Lower Snake River dams; and 2) Action on LD 19’s resolution on Energy Siting.

Adoption of ARC resolutions require two-thirds affirmative vote of voting members in attendance.

Don Schwerin


From the State Central Committee

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Good of the Order

Here’s an excellent article on methods for activism to be effective. Practical Activism – Go for the Money

Our own Richard Badalamente has a cogent post on the contents of the Mueller Report, including the answers to a number of pressing questions.

BCDCC Officers and Subcommittee Chairs for 2020-2022

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