Ballot drop coming right up for Feb. 12, 2019 election!
Ballots will be mailed by January 23, 2019 to all qualified voters (approximately 18,000) living within Fire District 1, School District 50 and City of Port Townsend. Ballots for Military and Overseas Civilian voters will be mailed by January 11, 2019. Read the ballot measures related to the fire district merger and school levies.
Jefferson County Democrats!
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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!
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UPCOMING EVENTS, MEETINGS & NEWS!
Jan. 19 FYI: Womxn’s March in Seattle
Jan. 20 FYI: Womxn’s March in Port Townsend
Jan. 22 Executive Board Meeting
Jan. 23 Ballots Mailed – Re: Fire District Annexation
Jan. 25-26 WA State Democratic Party Meeting & Reorganization
Jan. 29 Political Action Committee Meeting
Jan. 30 FYI: Jefferson County Coalition to Stop Aerial Spraying of Toxins
Feb. 6 FYI: Free Trade, NAFTA 2.0 and Us
Feb. 12 ELECTION DAY – Re: Fire District Annexation & Port Townsend School District Levies
Feb. 13 Dems Dine Out!
Feb. 22 Election Certification – Re: Fire District Annexation & Port Townsend School Levies
Feb. 24 WSDCC Crab Feast & Grassroots Forum
Feb. 26 Executive Board Meeting
Turnout was great and the weather clear on January 20, 2019 in Port Townsend, WA during the Womxn’s March. Signs were creative and some down right funny! We think they got the messages across very well. Thank you to everyone who attended!
You can see photos from the event at the following link:
Photos were submitted by Linda Sutton, Gary Larson and Bruce Cowan.
In February 2019, area residents will be asked to vote on a measure to annex the City of Port Townsend into Jefferson County Fire Protection District #1 (EJFR). If approved, this measure will merge the geographic area of Port Townsend and it’s residents into the service area of District #1.
The ballot measure will be presented to both city residents and residents of the unincorported area of District #1. In order for the measure to pass, both constituencies must approve it by 50% plus one.
For more details see this post on the East Jefferson Fire and Rescue website: http://www.ejfr.org/AnnexationInformation.php
The Port Townsend school levy vote is coming up in February 2019. Check out this webpage for detailed information regarding levies for the Port Townsend School District. (Photo by PTLeader)
During the holidays, it’s easy to be a bit of a hermit at home with friends and family. But in an era where relationships are king, we hope you will come out of your shell to connect with Democrats from across Washington!
The Washington State Democrats’ 2019 Crab Feed & Grassroots Forum will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood. The Crab Feed is the State Party’s largest annual event and we hope you will join us for a locally sourced seafood buffet, live music, and a speaking program featuring some of our top elected Democrats! (Vegetarian options will be available, in addition to a variety of local seafood.)(more…)
WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Friday unveiled more details of their first bill for the new Congress, a good-government package that would limit big money in politics, make it easier for citizens to vote and require presidents to disclose their tax returns.
Cantwell’s Earthquake Resilience Bill Signed into Law Legislation helps states prepare for earthquakes, improve early warning systems
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell’s (D-WA) earthquake resilience bill has been signed into law by President Donald Trump. Senator Cantwell, the top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act (NEHRP) to modernize safety programs and help states prepare for and respond to earthquakes, as well as provide important resources to improve earthquake early warning, monitoring, and research.
Click on the following link for more details: https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/news/press-releases/-cantwells-earthquake-resilience-bill-signed-into-law
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services policy forced Olympic Medical Center cuts