Committee and Affinity Group News

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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

From the Chair

BCDCC March Call To Meeting

March Executive Board Call-to-Meeting

2023 Reorganization

In our reorganization meeting on January 8, 2023, the Benton County Democratic Central Committee elected its new slate of officers for the 2023-2022 Term. These are as follows:

  • Chair – Jason Rose
  • First Vice Chair – Misty Muchlinski
  • Second Vice Chair – Allison Dabler
  • State Committee Member – Justin Raffa
  • State Committee Member – Sabastian Marichalar
  • Secretary – Amy Goatley
  • Treasurer – Liz McLaughlin

Our congratulations to these worthy folks.

And our grateful thanks go to all those who did the good work in the 2020-2022 Term.

Elections Committee

Benton County Observer Training

Please circulate this info as quickly as you’re able to that anyone interested is able to make the deadlines. 

Next week-

Mandatory Observer Training – Thursday 

January12th  3:00pm ( any observers must come to the training in order to be part of the program)

Update! Official Logic and Accuracy Test – Wednesday January 26th at 11:00am.  Due to this election only being School District’s the State will not be involved. 

As the coordinator, please have anyone wishing to attend contact me to add them to the Democrat attendance list. Email: 

phone: 804-399-3372


The Benton County Canvassing Board will be meeting at various times during the February 14, 2023 Special Election cycle.  This is to advise you of the current ballot processing schedule and canvassing board meetings for this election. 

Commencing Monday, January 30, 2023 the following processes may occur daily, depending on the level of ballots returned on a day-to-day basis. 

  • Drop boxes emptied
  • Signature verification
  • Prepping ballots for scanning
  • Scanning of ballots
  • Ballot adjudication/resolution
  • February 23– Pre-Certification processes begin for the February Special Election @ 9 am
  • February 24 – Certification of the February Special Election @ 9am

The processing schedule may be modified from time to time depending on the number of ballots received on a daily basis.

All election processes will take place at our new location. The Benton County Voting Center is now located at 2618 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Richland. 

During the course of processing, no persons except those employed and authorized by the county auditor may touch any ballot, ballot container, or vote tallying system.  We also ask that no photos be taken without the approval of the Election Manager.

To determine which processes are being conducted on a given day, we advise that observers contact our office directly.

Please let me know if you should have any questions.

If you wish to volunteer to be an observer for the February Special Election, please contact our Communications Chair, Durga Victorine

Amanda Hatfield
Elections Manager
Benton County Auditor | Elections Division
2618 N. Columbia Center Blvd. | Richland, WA 99352
(509) 736-3085 ext. 5639

Good Morning,

Well…..we will have almost a county wide February Election coming up so I wanted to reach out to each of you coordinators (please let me know if you are no longer the coordinator for your party) and give you first few dates for training and our Official L&A test.

Mandatory Observer Training – January 12th 3:00pm (please keep in mind that any observers you have for your group must come to the training in order to be part of the program)

UPDATE! Official Logic and Accuracy Test – Wednesday January 26th at 11:00am.  Due to this election only being School District’s the State will not be involved.  It will just be our internal Logic and Accuracy test.

I am currently working on updating observer materials for 2023 and creating a guide for all observers.  I have attached the coordinator guidelines if you are still going to be the coordinator for your group.  If so, please complete and return back to me at your earliest convenience.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Link to Observer Guidelines

If you wish to volunteer to be an observer for the February Special Election, please contact our Communications Chair, Durga Victorine

Amanda Hatfield
Elections Manager
Benton County Auditor | Elections Division
2618 N. Columbia Center Blvd. | Richland, WA 99352
(509) 736-3085 ext. 5639

Platform and Resolutions

The Platform and Resolutions Committee is starting resolutions work this 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 Faith and Credit-Debt Ceiling resolution is ready to review

The Stock Buyback resolution has been reworked and approved by the Executive Board.

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

At the completion of filing for the 2023-2024 biennium, all 31 of our PCO candidates were unopposed. They will constitute our body of Elected PCO’s who will take office on December 1, 2022. Here’s the list of the 2023-2024 Elected PCO’s.

Benton County Elected Precinct Committee Officers for 2023-2024

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

Benton County Democratic Precinct Committee Officers

Franklin County Democrats

Franklin County Valora Loveland Dinner Being Planned

Franklin County Public Meetings This Week

Franklin County Democrats March Call to Meeting

Franklin County Democrats February Call to Meeting

4th CD News

Rural Americans United Has a Plan

Ag and Rural Caucus

Better Practices

Learning rural politics by fire
Doug White
2022 CD 4 Candidate

Doug White in 2022 ran for congress in central Washington. He did not win, but he did not lose. He learned a lot about how to talk to voters in red Washington. He earned insight into how our narrative can gain traction. And he made a lot of friends.

Doug will start the conversation on 6 April but where it goes is up to you.

22 March 2023

April Schedule
6:30 pm Thursday 6 April
 Better Practices roundtable

Doug White
Learning rural politics by fire
6:30 pm Thursday 20 April
Policy Series

Child care in rural Washington
Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin
and friends

Our Better Practices roundtable is on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.. Use the link above for 2023.

Our Policy Series is on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Use the link above for 2023. 

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Ag and Rural Caucus of State Democratic Central Committee
Our mailing address is:
Ag and Rural Caucus
2921 Mud Creek Rd
Waitsburg, WA 99361

Child Care in Rural Washington
Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin
and friends

6:30 pm Thursday 20 April

And how are the children?

“And how are the children?” is the Masai greeting signaling that “the well-being of their children is the best way to determine the future health and prosperity of their whole society.”

Investment in our children’s early learning is a priority for the Ag and Rural Caucus. We have attended – quite properly – to children at risk.  We have insisted on the social value of the well-being of individual children. This is not welfare; it is smart investment. The mental and physical well-being of all our children defines not only our values as a community but the social and economic health of our community as well.

“Child care” underlines this mix of the private and the social. Parents see care of their children as a family affair. Take a step or two back, though, and most of see the societal effects of how well our children thrive. The family and its care of children are the root of our culture. We as a people have a stake in how our children are nurtured.

Uncomfortable with talk of culture? Try the hard economics. The availability, quality, and affordability of child care affect families, employers, and their employees. Families have to make choices of one parent staying home to care for the children or having that parent earn enough on the outside to pay for “center” childcare, assuming that acceptable childcare is available within commuting distance. Employers struggle recruiting employees if childcare is not locally available. Do we pay enough for child care? Can local non-profits afford to meet state regulations and pay employees enough to hold them? Can families afford to pay for child care?

On 20 April we will examine whether rural Washington qualifies as a child care desert. Who in rural Washington provides child care, how do we know it is good enough, is it affordable? And who cares?

22 March 2023


ChildCare Aware of Washington:
CCA-WA is a primary source for data and advocacy.
(I have summarized the provider data.)

Center for American Progress:
CPA maybe coined the term “child care desert.” Use their interactive map comparing poverty scores and child care availabilty by census tract. Look for the anomalies.

Department of Children, Youth, and Families
Cross reference with the CCA material. 

Copyright © 2022 Ag and Rural Caucus, All rights reserved.
Ag and Rural Caucus of State Democratic Central Committee
Our mailing address is:
Ag and Rural Caucus
2921 Mud Creek Rd
Waitsburg, WA 99361

8th LD Democrats News

8th LD March Call-to-Meeting

15th LD Democrats News

16th LD Democrats News

Call to Meeting for the 16th LD Democratic Party

Meeting Date: 01/26/2023

Meeting Time: 6:00p.m.- 7:30p.m.

Location: Held Over Zoom

How to Access the Meeting

Zoom Meeting Link: 

To Join By Phone

Dial: 1 (253) 215-8782

Then Dial: 82501143043#

Then Dial: *019099#

Dear Democrats,

I hope you will join me in taking a moment to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who’s fight for equity, racial justice, and the fulfillment of our constitution’s promise of a free and fair nation changed the world. Today we honor his sacrifice, we look beyond the inspirational quotes we often see, and reflect on the full legacy of this American icon.

It is with great excitement that I formally call the 16th Legislative District Democratic Central Committee (16th LD Dems) to meeting! With the 2022 elections over, it is clear that we have much work to do and the talent among our membership to get it done! Like a phoenix rising from ash, our central committee continues to grow in strength and move ever closer to realize its full potential. We CAN flip this district, and we WILL elect the leaders our district deserves!

To all who feel as we do that our district does not have to settle for the same tired policy ideas and excuses for a lack of progress on policy issues, we welcome you to our Democratic family. To those who need hope in these divisive times, we offer you a place at our table. And for those who have served our party and the many extraordinary people who have stepped up to run, I thank you for your sacrifices and devotion. In so many ways, we are standing on your shoulders. Your heart and experience will continue to be vital as we move this organization forward.

Please join us as our organization enters a new chapter!

The agenda for our meeting and all supporting documents can be found here:

Democratically Yours,
Jeffrey A. Robinson, 16th LD Chair

Yakima County Democrats News

Social Meeting Monday * Happy Women’s History Month! * Survey on Committee Interest

Monday is the social hour at 402 S 3rd St: 6-7pm, bring a snack to share!

Happy Women’s History month!  As we look at the many incredible contributions to society, we also take a sober observation of where society has failed so many  women especially.  Indigenous and black women still face higher rates of maternal-fetal mortality, still struggle to find equal employment and healthcare, and are still underrepresented in the upper levels of essentially every field.  Women often take the role of the caregiver and nurturer, but are not given care or nurture in return.  I hope that in this great month we not only honor women with our words but our actions.  There’s so much we can do to help!

Speaking of help, we need your participation!  We are forming committees to do crucial work, and every single person who opens this email can have a role.  Please click this link and let us know where you think you can best support our efforts through the next year.  Even if it’s just a *small* donation of time, it will make a huge difference!  

Don’t forget- we can’t keep the doors open and the lights on without your help.  Please donate if you can.

Our mailing address is:
Yakima County Democrats
402 S 3rd St
Yakima, WA 98901-2834

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From the State Central Committee


Hello Democrats,

Happy Spring! The sun is out, flowers are in bloom, and our legislators are reminding us every day why it’s good to be a Democrat. We’ve made concrete progress on an issue that is particularly important to me and so many in our Party – reducing gun violence through common-sense safety legislation. 

Just last week the WA House passed HB 1143  a lifesaving bill promoting responsible gun ownership by requiring safety training and a 10-day waiting period for the purchase of all firearms – and HB 1240  banning the sale of assault rifles here in Washington.

And we’re not just making progress on the state level – on Tuesday, President Biden announced an Executive Order to make our communities safer by mandating the following:

  • Increase the number of background checks conducted before firearm sales, moving the U.S. as close to universal background checks as possible without additional legislation
  • Keep more guns out of dangerous hands by increasing the effective use of “red flag” laws
  • Strengthen efforts to hold the gun industry accountable
  • Accelerate law enforcement efforts to identify and apprehend shooters

Please join me in thanking the President and his team for working hard to keep people across the country safe! 

It has never been clearer that Democrats are the only major Party to recognize the critical threat that unfettered and irresponsible access to firearms poses for our communities and particularly the lives of our children. I am so proud that the work we did to elect Democrats means we now have the power to put meaningful protections in place against the devastation that these weapons can cause. This only happened because we showed up and worked hard to build power on a state and national level – and with stakes this high we can’t afford to yield a single inch. 

Thank you for standing with us in the struggle to build a better, safer state and country. 


Biden Issues Executive Order to Strengthen Background Checks for Guns

President Biden announced steps designed to improve enforcement of existing gun laws during a trip to Monterey Park, Calif., the site of a mass shooting in January.

Rep. Derek Kilmer to issue new bill pushing Congress to incorporate data and evidence into policymaking

The bill would establish a commission and convene experts to review, analyze, and make recommendations to Congress in an effort to better incorporate federal data and evidence-based policymaking throughout the legislative process.

Schrier leads caucus Farm Bill task force

Eighth District U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier is chairing a caucus task force on the upcoming national Farm Bill.

Rifle ban, housing bills and more advance in the WA Legislature

At the midpoint of the 2023 legislative session, these are the winners and losers so far.

Keep in touch, stay engaged, and as always, thank you for all you do!

With gratitude,

Chair Shasti Conrad
Washington State Democratic Party

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PCOs Can (and Should) Start Doorbelling – For PCOs, the time to walk or call the voters in your precincts is NOW so that we can get that data back into Votebuilder ASAP. The data PCOs collect in the first quarter of this year is essential to the voter targeting every Democratic candidate will be able to do in the primary election and for the rest of the year. If needed, our Coordinated Campaign staff can help set PCOs up with a phone or canvass list, an appropriate script for their precinct, and either a listening or ID canvass – just ask us at

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Social Gathering

Greetings, everyone!  We’ve reserved the private room at Round Table Pizza on Leslie in Richland for our meeting at 6pm on Friday the 10th.  The group will be ordering some pizzas to share, but you’re on your own for drinks or salad bar.

As a reminder, we do have elections ongoing.  Carl Baker is running to stay on as President and John O’Brien is running to stay on as Treasurer.  Everyone receiving this email is eligible to vote, as our membership structure is very informal.  We may organize a quick election session at the meeting so that we have a formal set of minutes to submit to the bank so we can secure an account.

This will be a social event, much like last month.  Look for our programs to resume in March.

thanks, everyone!

— carl

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Hello Rurals:

Have you ever marched because you’re mad about something? We have, too. Welcome to Indivisible’s March Madness Rural call, where all of us have at one time marched while mad. This month, we’ll be talking about the Farm Bill, Social Security, and Medicare, and how we can come together to fight on both. Aftyn Behn from (and co-founder of this very rural call!) will be joining us to talk about how YOU can prevent harm from befalling our farms through advocacy work on the omnibus farm bill! So join us on March 29 at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central/6pm Mountain/5pm Pacific. Saving Social Security and Medicare AND helping our local farmers? Yes please!

We want to hear from YOU! Please take our Group Support Survey and let us know what resources you have used to support your rural work and what you need! Click here to take the survey!

Register and join us on Wednesday, March 29 at 8 ET – sign up here

With love + solidarity, 

Indivisible’s Rural Team (Natalie, Cameron, Rachelle, Scott, and Tricia)

Indivisible Project
PO Box 43884
Washington, DC 20010
United States

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Did you know that today medication abortions account for more than half the abortions in the United States? I guess we shouldn’t be surprised then that it’s the latest frontier in the fight for abortion rights. Anti-abortion politicians and extremist groups are using every trick in the book to attempt to outlaw mifepristone – one of two drugs used in medication abortion – as part of their larger, concerted campaign to ban abortion nationwide.

Here are some quick facts about mifepristone and why it’s essential to abortion access:

  • Since the FDA approved mifepristone 22 years ago, millions of people have used it to safely end an early pregnancy or treat a miscarriage
  • Today, it’s used in more than half of abortions across the country
  • Study after study has shown it’s safe and effective
  • Because of ACLU litigation, people living in many states where abortion is legal can get a medication abortion after a telehealth visit without having to travel to an abortion provider

Yet, despite its proven track record, the FDA has left in place unnecessary restrictions that make it harder for patients to get a medication abortion. And worse yet anti-abortion politicians and groups are doing everything they can to ban medication abortion nationwide.

ACLU Supporter, mifepristone access is necessary for our reproductive freedom. Learn more about this vital medication and why we’re doing everything we can to keep it as accessible as we can, in every place we can.

As we go into the first year without the protections of Roe v. Wade, there’s a lot on the line for reproductive freedom nationwide. In the coming weeks, we’ll update you on our ongoing fight to protect this essential part of abortion access. In the meantime, learn more and spread the word.

Keep up the fight,

Jennifer Dalven
Pronouns: She, her, hers
Director, Reproductive Freedom Project, ACLU

American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004, USA

Good of the Order


It’s here! Our 2023 guide, Indivisible: A Practical Guide to Defeating MAGA (PDF).

If you haven’t been with us for a guide launch before, welcome!!! This whole movement started with a team of former congressional staffers writing a guide on navigating a Trump presidency back in 2016. Since then, we have continued to put out guides for every new Congress, updating the state of play and consolidating tactics for the new year in one place. This year is no different.

The 2023 guide will break down the stakes, go over our game plan, explain the framing for both Democrats and Republicans, and bring together big-picture tactics for how we want to activate in the new session. 

Without further ado:

The state of play

We are entering the new year in a complicated but optimistic position. On one hand, we defied historical expectations by expanding our majority in the Senate, passed definitive legislation like the Respect for Marriage and Inflation Reduction Acts, and showed MAGA extremists that we will not sit idly by and allow their brand of repugnant fanaticism to become the norm. 

But, we also lost the House by fewer than 7,000 votes across the five races that decided control. In losing the Democratic trifecta, we essentially lost any hope of passing progressive legislation like codifying Roe.

There is so much to cheer about the work that was done to get to this point. What was supposed to be a “red wave” turned out to be less than a trickle. That success is due to the work of Indivisibles and activists across the country to stay engaged, on message, and aligned toward a collective goal. 

As we move into a new Congress, it’s time to shift our focus and tactics for a new era.

What the future holds

The stakes: We face the dual threat of a MAGA landslide and another possible attempt at a Trumpist coup in 2024. MAGA Republicans will try to achieve this by controlling the narrative as they sabotage the Biden administration and the economy while using racism and tribalism to attempt to harden their political coalition. Indivisible’s top priorities are winning electorally in 2024, so we can get back to delivering on our agenda. 

The Game Plan: We don’t back down from a fight, and we know the formula to win. Fundamentally we need two things: 

  1. To continue to make Republican politicians pay an electoral price for their unpopular extremism locally. That means getting them on-record about their most unpopular positions, making sure everyone knows how out-of-touch they are, and ensuring the entire MAGA brand is toxic.
  2. An even stronger, more broadly appealing Democratic party that can win and maintain majorities. That means setting our expectations for Democrats right away, and consistently pushing them to fight against the MAGA agenda and for a popular Democratic agenda.

How do we execute that plan?

We must present a broadly appealing Democratic identity that voters feel reflected by, one that makes it easier for Democrats to accomplish big wins when they have majorities. 

  • 🤝🏽 Work as a team
  • 💰 Challenge the powers that benefit from the status quo
  • 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Boldly pursue a popular agenda

Simultaneously, we must shine more light on GOP extremism, which we know is both dangerous and unpopular.

  • 🛑 Republicans will take away our reproductive freedoms and right to vote
  • 💵 Republicans will prioritize corporate greed over the needs of the people
  • 🇺🇸 Republicans will, once again, attempt a coup in 2024 if the results don’t go their way

If we stick to what is popular and what is right, we will build a platform that can stand up to any extremist attempts to subvert our democracy in 2024 — because that is what we are facing. Though we minimized Republican gains this cycle, we are still looking at a potential MAGA blowout leading to full GOP control of Congress and the White House. 

If we learned anything from the midterms, it is that a progressive coalition is wildly effective. At the beginning of 2022, we were all but counted out; by the end of 2022, we had expanded our Senate majority and passed popular, impactful legislation for the American people. We had a plan. We executed that plan. We won.

Ready to get started?

Now we have an opportunity to build on that momentum as we prepare for the 2024 election cycle. To build, we must first have a plan.

Once you’ve read the guide, here are some next steps to begin anew: 

  • Register for the Deep Dive on the New Guide: Our 2023 Indivisible Guide Launch Call on Thursday, January 12 at 8pm ET/5pm PT. On this call, we’ll break down the main focuses of the guide, walk through activation strategies for 2023, and reconvene in this new year to redouble our efforts. 
  • Share the new guide with at least one friend. One of our focuses this year will be growing the network: The more people we have activated and on message, the stronger we will be. Share with a friend, a coworker, or an acquaintance, and let’s make sure we have our largest network of grassroots activists ever heading into 2024.

Our guide release is always a moment of beautiful anticipation. We don’t know about you, but we love the feelings that accompany a new Congress. A new session means new opportunities to engage, whether it’s supporting our progressive allies as they hold the line against MAGA extremists or using laughtivism to point out the dangerous absurdity of MAGA priorities, votes, and policies.

Most of all, we are excited for the opportunity to regroup and re-engage with Indivisibles all across the country. We may help provide tools and tactics, but you drive this movement. And it’s only through your passion and your ideas that we continue to win. 

In solidarity,

Indivisible Team

Indivisible Project is a locally-led, people-powered movement of thousands of local groups in red, blue, and purple states, and in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Our mission is to power and lift up a grassroots movement of local groups to defeat the Trump agenda, elect progressive leaders, and realize bold progressive policies.

Grassroots donations, not foundations or large gifts, are our single largest source of funding. That means we’re accountable to, and fueled by, Indivisibles on the ground. Chip in $7 to keep fueling our movement. 

To give by mail, send a check to Indivisible Action, PO Box 43135, Washington, DC 20010.

Contributions to Indivisible Action are not tax-deductible.

Days after the Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe, abortion rights are all everyone is talking about—friends, political leaders, journalists, and more. It’s crucial to make sure that continues. Abortion rights are on the ballot this November, and we can’t let anyone forget it.

Here’s one immediate way you can help: Print out these signs (or make your own!) to hang in your window, distribute in your local community, and proudly show that we are going to fight, vote, and win for abortion rights in our communities and on the national stage.

Here are a few of the signs you can print at home:

Whether you bring these to your local Fourth of July events, hold them outside your local Republican campaign offices to send a message, hang them on community bulletin boards and in shops and cafes, or proudly display them at your home or workplace or on your car or bicycle, you’ll be helping create a national visual display of what’s at stake this November. And it really will make a difference for folks from all walks of life to see these signs and these messages:

  • Our neighbors and communities—the vast majority of whom agree abortion access should be protected and restored, who need to know they aren’t alone, and whose votes will be crucial in November. 
  • Democratic candidates who need to see that being outspoken champions for our health care and bodily autonomy are what voters are clamoring for in this hostile political moment. 
  • Republican candidates—who are praising the Supreme Court and planning more and more restrictions, including a nationwide abortion ban, if they take the majorities in the House and Senate—and need to know we will oppose them every step of the way.
  • Local journalists—so media coverage won’t ever treat this unprecedented attack as business as usual and will accurately reflect the angry, motivated Americans who are about to become a driving force this political cycle.

Let’s be real: Telling people to vote on its own isn’t enough. We need to be honest about what we’re voting for and voting against.  

Democrats in the House have already passed a bill that would restore and strengthen abortion rights. Republicans in the Senate stopped it from moving forward. If we can hold the House majority and expand the Democratic majority in the Senate by two votes—two who are committed to taking bold action to make progress—we can end the filibuster, pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, and immediately codify the protections of Roe into law.

We won’t stop there—a 52-seat majority of bold, committed Democrats will let the Senate act on a range of issues—including real accountability and reforms for the corrupt right-wing justices and the illegitimate Supreme Court.

It’s a tall order—but that’s what’s at stake this election. Over the weeks and months ahead, MoveOn members will be calling, texting, and knocking on the doors of voters. We’ll be supporting progressive candidates. And MoveOn will be using the best data, tools, and technology to deliver the sharpest messaging to key voters.

Right now, we can get started wherever we are—print some signs out, take them to community events, distribute them to friends, hang them proudly, and make sure everyone sees what this November will be about.

Thanks for all you do.

BCDCC Officers and Subcommittee Chairs for 2023-2024

The Benton County Democratic Central Committee is searching for a Newsletter editor, if you’re interested please check out information here: