Monday, September 26, 2016

Carbon Tax Forum, Sep 30th

Please come out for this important discussion on I-732; the only substantive policy proposal in the nation for reducing CO2 emissions and promoting clean energy.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Days Grow Short

If You're Registering Voters, You Have Only 2 Weeks Left to Do So On-Line or by Mail. 


Key Dates

  • Deadline for mail-in & online voter registration: October 10
  • Ballots Mailed: October 19
  • Deadline for in-person registration: October 31
  • Election Day: November 8
  • Certification: November 29

Gary Downing, 16th LD, Pos. 2

Come out and support your candidate. Gary Downing (D) will be debating Terry Nealey (R) for Position 2, in the 16th Legislative District, Washington, in Walla Walla, on September 25th.

 Help support Gary's campaign. Donate at

Rebecca Francik, Candidate, 16th Legislative District, Pos. 1

Campaigns require volunteers and money. Work to GOTV, and give whatever you can afford to Vote Francik, at

Come on! Let's elect this good woman to represent us!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Don't Forget the Picnic

September 24, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Jefferson Park
1400 Geo. Washington Way
Richland, WA

You are invited to the Benton County Democrats ANNUAL PICNIC.

What to Bring: Conversation, blankets, chairs, and your spunk! This is a catered event with live music by our local Barefoot Randy, free face painting, and games.

Cost is $20/Adult (children under 10 FREE). Cash or check please.

Please RSVP no later than noon Friday with an email to so we can get a count for our caterer.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tina Podlodowski for WA Secretary of State

Did you know that automatically registering residents to vote when they get or renew a driver’s license has resulted in 250,000 new voters in Oregon after only one year. Tina Podlodowski plans to initiate this practice in WA after we elect her as Secretary of State in November.  Statewide, Tina is within 2% of pulling ahead of the incumbent.  Our votes (and contributions) can make the difference.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Late Word from Chuck Lopresti on BCDCC CSG Resolution

Chuck Lopresti, BCDCC Platform Committee Chair, reports from Yakima.

Happy to report that our resolution to Retain the Columbia Generating Station (CGS) was passed (with minor amendments) by the WSDCC in Yakima yesterday afternoon.  The amendments were intended to shorten the resolution and remove some peripheral 'Whereases.'  The intent of the resolution, to put the party on record to support the CGS through its remaining 30-year lifetime, or until its energy could be replaced by "green" energy, remains intact.

Our resolution even as amended in effect reverses the original resolution #143 to shutdown the CGS. 

I am happy!