November 23, 2013
Please join us for and help those in need this season.
Food Drive for Community Action Center food bank
When: Wednesday, December 4th, from 4:30-6
Where: Dissmores IGA.
It’s a ‘micro’ drive – short and sweet. We need a few people to help – you can come for the entire time or just a half hour or hour – let me know if you want to help and what time. Another way to help is to come and buy non-perishable food and dry goods such as toiletries, paper products, and diapers and help fill the shelves of the food bank.
Please contribute if you can – let’s show our community how much the Democrats really care!
Email Ann – firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!
The next Whitman County Democrats meeting is this Saturday, November 16th, 10 am, at Cafe Moro. There will be continued discussions from last month’s meeting including an update on the “Dump Cathy” movement, State Chair candidates, as well as potential candidates for upcoming races, among other things. Come early to get your hot beverage. Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
The next meeting of the Whitman County Democrats will be this Saturday, October 26th, 9:30 am, at Cafe Moro in downtown Pullman. Agenda items will include reports from the State Central Committee meeting held in September, changes in leadership at the state level, as well as an update on the movement to defeat McMorris Rogers in 2014.
Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Carolyn Cress, who is on the 5th CD Candidate Recruitment Committee,
reports that there are four people who are thinking about running against Cathy.
The Committee has been working since July on recruitment and for most of that time,
while continuing to contact others, the focus was on one outstanding
candidate who not only had great credentials, but who could raise
money for the campaign.
The performance of Cathy McMorris Rogers in the past few weeks has
made it easier for people to come forward, and the Committee’s first
choice is close to deciding yes or no.
If you’re wondering who the Committee members are, they are the
Chairs of Stevens and Spokane Counties and the 6th LD Chair, Spokane
Committeemen and strategists, and the former Chairs of Spokane and
Tyana Kelley sent out a petition a couple of weeks ago calling for
people to commit to defeating Cathy in 2014. Close to 500 people
responded. Now she is getting ready to organize “pods” of activists
to meet and think through strategies. These pods will not be strictly
Democrats, since Independents and some Republicans would have the
same goal. Tyana’s e-mail address is Tyana.@gmailcom.
Look for notices through “Announce” and on Facebook.
CATHY IN COLFAX : Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Congresswoman, will be in Colfax on Friday, Aug. 16th, 10 am, at the Public Service Building in Colfax (301 N. Main) There is parking on the street and behind the building. This is your opportunity to question our member of Congress.
So far, such a meeting has not been scheduled for Pullman. To get information on Cathy’s schedule, call her Spokane office: 509-353-2374. Also watch for updates on Whitman Announce and Facebook.
COWAN IN PULLMAN: Our regular meeting will be held at Southfork (the patio) on Wednesday August 21 at 6 pm. Southfork is at the south end of Grand Avenue….across the lot from Arby’s. This is our chance to get together before the end of summer and hear from Rich Cowan about his next adventure in life.Rich Cowan will be speaking about the 6th LD Senate seat Plan to arrive early so you can order dinner or an appetizer along with a cool drink. RSVPs appreciated; If you can come, would you please let us know? Southfork would like to be able to have wait-staff available if needed. RSVP: email@example.com (Ann Parks), firstname.lastname@example.org (Carolyn Cress)
July 10, 2013
In lieu of a July meeting, I encourage you all to attend this instead. It’s important to be there if you can.
LWV Primary Forum
Wednesday July 17th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Program: Forum with three candidates for the At Large City Council seat
and three city tax proposals
Place: City Council Chambers in Pullman City Hall
Primary Forum–Pullman League of Women Voters
The primary forum is set for Wednesday July 17th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Council Chambers at
Pullman City Hall. The primary forum will have the three candidates for the At-Large City Council seat
and speakers for the three city tax proposals. Three individuals have filled for the at-large (city-wide)
position–Lakecia Farmer, Eileen Macoll, and Marcus Crossler . The three tax proposals involve resetting
tax rates to their effective 2001 levels for the general fund and safety and park districts. The resets are
required because initiative 747 has reduced the city’s ability to adjust its tax rates, and thus the
revenues the city depends on to operate, to keep up with the rate of inflation–an effect compounded
every year since the 2001 enactment of the initiative. If enough people vote to support the tax proposals,
they could be decided by the primary.
Contact Deb Olson 332-2114 or 595-0333 or email@example.com