The Whitman County Democrats will meet February 26 at 6 pm at the Fireside Grill in Pullman (on Bishop Blvd.)
On the agenda are speakers from “Washington Amend” who are sponsoring Initiative 1329, a constitutional amendment which is in response to the big money in campaigns after “Citizen’s United”. They will be there at 5:30 to answer questions from those who may have to leave early. Come and sign the petitions to put this Initiative on the ballot.
Other items to be discussed: reporting from the State Meeting, planning for an “event” for meeting March 26, organizing a hospitality suite for the State Convention in June, and, as Yul Brynner would say, “Etc. Etc. Etc.”. or bringing our ideas to the table.
See you there.
notice sent by Carolyn for Ann
Spokane Moves to Amend the Constitution (SMAC) is gearing up to begin collecting signatures for Washington State Citizens Initiative 1329.
On Saturday February 8 we are convening a “Lunch and Launch” for petitioners at the Spokane Downtown Library. At this meeting we will be organizing volunteers, distributing petition forms and providing a brief training to help people get started. Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend if at all possible. If you cannot attend, please let us know and we will make other arrangements for you to pick up petition forms, if you would like.
We have until the end of June to collect 340,000 signatures state-wide. We very much need your help!
Ted Hensold, SMAC board chair
February 5th, 2014
The next meeting of the Whitman County Democrats will be February 26. Venue TBA. Mark your Calendar.
The last meeting was very successful despite the snowstorm. Joe Pakootas met with those attending for over two hours. We hope he will return soon.
Jaxon Ravens, Executive Director of the Washington State Democrats was elected Chair of the State Party at the recent meeting of the Central Committee. He served under both Paul Berendt and Dwight Pelz. He and his team distinguished themselves at the 2012 Convention in Charlotte.
Dan Morrissey, retired Gonzaga law professor, has dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination for Congress.
The newsletter includes a bio of Joe Pakootas who is running for Congress, a list of county offices up for election, and election information.
The January meeting of the Whitman County Democrats will be Wednesday, January 29th at 6:00 pm at Fireside Grille on Bishop Blvd in Pullman. Our featured speaker is Congressional hopeful Joe Pakootas. Joe is interested in Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ seat. We will be in the back room and dinner can be ordered if desired. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please join us this Saturday, January 25th, for a meet and greet with State Central Committee Chair candidate Dana Laurent. Come hear her vision for the future of the party and her plans for reaching out to Eastern Washington Democrats. We will be at the Daily Grind Coffeehouse in downtown Pullman from 3:30-5:30 in the meeting room with the french doors.