Welcome to Jefferson County Democrats!
Dedicated to implementing Democratic Party platforms through candidates and legislation.
We are a living organization with platforms and policies that are shaped by members. Our membership meets once a month, typically early in the last week of the month. You can review meeting minutes here. In between, members are volunteering and working independently or in committees to accomplish our goals. If you haven’t already, we hope you will join us today!
JOE BIDEN: A Long Positive Record of Achievements for the American People
Joe Biden is the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee for president. He has been serving as a U.S. Senator since the age of 30 so he has a long track record of achievements.
We have created a webpage highlighting entries from “Joe’s Story” on his campaign website. You can see our summary page by clicking here. You can also click on the image above to go directly to “Joe’s Story” and to access more information about Joe on the issues. Donations can also be made at that website to support Joe for President.
Learn about Democratic primary candidates for JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONER on this JCD webpage. Some even have videos! The primary is held on August 4, 2020.
JEFFCO DEMS WHAT’S HAPPENING BLOG
For the first time – but probably not for the last time – the Jefferson County Democrats met virtually May 20, 2020 through the wonders of technology to endorse eight candidates for state elected positions.
Using the “chat” function in the Zoom computer app, 40 party members voted from their homes to endorse incumbents Gov. Jay Inslee; Attorney General Bob Ferguson; Hilary Franz, commissioner of public lands; 24th District Sen. Kevin Van de Wege; and 24th District Reps. Steve Tharinger and Mike Chapman. They also endorsed Mike Pellicciotti for state treasurer and Gael Tarleton for secretary of state.
In addition, party members voted to support new state law SB 5395, which requires school districts to provide recurring instruction in human development and reproduction that is age-appropriate and inclusive of all students. And they voted to oppose signing petitions for referendums 90 and 91, which would repeal SB 5395.
“The Washington State Democrats developed an alternative to the conventions we would have held May 3. Our Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) took part in an on-line ballot procedure to elect our Legislative District delegates to the CD caucus and state convention, where our national delegates will be elected.”
“The Washington State Democrats Convention will be virtual. “Folks should plan for the virtual convention to run from 9-5 pm on Saturday, June 13th…”
Click on link below and scroll down the newsletter to see the list of state delegates for Biden and Sanders who were elected. Fifteen alternates will also be named soon.
The Health Care Authority has created a process for Apple Health (Medicaid) applications for uninsured individuals with symptoms that could be related to the novel coronavirus. For details click on the link below!
Here is a brief presentation by Bruce Cowan that covers the 2020 election as well: Powerpoint
Here are key dates in 2020:
Questions? Call the Elections Department at the Jefferson County Auditor’s office at 360-385-9117. Or, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information provided by the Washington State Democratic party is here:
Saturday, May 30 – 6th Congressional District Caucus
State delegates elected April 26 and May 3 will elect delegates to the National Convention. Location: Suquamish.
Sunday, June 11-14 – State Convention
State delegates elect more national delegates and adopt the Washington State Democratic Platform. Location: Tacoma Convention Center.
July 13-16 – National Democratic Convention
National Democratic Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. National delegates nominate our presidential candidate and adopt the national platform.
Nov. 3, 2020 – Election Day
On this day, our fond hopes are to elect a Democrat as president of the United States, elect majorities in both houses of Congress, and to elect Democrats to state executive and legislative offices.
END OF ELECTION POST
FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEMOCRATS: Last year, we resisted. Now it’s time to go on the offensive. It’s time to Rise & Organize for a bluer Washington State and a bluer nation.
This year, we have a rare opportunity to make a huge difference on the national level. Some of the most competitive congressional races are right here in Washington State.
We’ve already hired organizers across the state and built a robust organizing apparatus to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 2018. Organizing paid off last November when we won back the state Senate. Now, we need to expand those majorities and take the fight to Congress.
When you become a member of Rise & Organize, your sustaining monthly contribution allows us to invest in vital organizing work. Every monthly dollar raised by Rise & Organize will go directly into field and community organizing in key districts across our state.
With your support, we will continue building our statewide organizing infrastructure and getting Democrats elected!
In addition to the gifts listed below, all members of Rise and Organize will receive exclusive perks, including:
- Invitations to member-only events with prominent Democratic leaders
- Removal from most email solicitations
Riser Member Levels
- $4/Month – Grassroots Giver: You will receive a Rise & Organize sticker
- $8/Month – Fieldwork Funder: You will receive a Rise & Organize button and sticker
- $15/Month – Obsessive Organizer: You will receive a Rise & Organize mug and button
- $25/Month – Progressive Patriot: You will receive a Rise & Organize T-Shirt and button
- $50/Month – Sustaining Supporter: You will receive all gifts listed above
If you have questions about your contribution, want to cancel your membership, or require assistance, please call Joe Barden at 206-583-0664.