Jefferson County Democrats is an approximately 700-member strong political organization dedicated to implementing Democratic Party platforms through candidates and legislation. We’re 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. 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!
Next Membership Meeting: Tuesday, September 19th
Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Our program will focus on affordable housing, with a presentation by the Homes Now campaign, related to Proposition 1 “Creating the Home Opportunity Fund,” which will be on the November ballot. Website: HomesNowJefferson.org
Resolutions read at our August 29th membership meeting will be discussed and voted on. Click here to visit our Resolutions page, and then scroll down to the August 29th section to review the resolutions we will be discussing and voting on September 19th. All current members attending will be eligible to vote on these resolutions.
Bob Ferguson at JCD’s 23rd Annual Fish Feast!
We welcomed Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson as our keynote speaker. Bob’s work fighting the current administration’s travel ban put him front and center as a hero for humane immigration policies and fair treatment under the law.
Also attending were Congressman Derek Kilmer, State Senator Kevin Van de Wege, State Representatives Steve Tharinger and Mike Chapman, Washington State Democrats Chair Tina Podlodowski, and many of our local elected representatives.
Delicious food was served: salmon from Key City Fish barbecued by Larry Dennison, shellfish courtesy of Taylor Shellfish, PT Brewing Co’s best beers, Pane d’Amore rolls, Greens & Veggies from local farms, Wine from the Wine Cellar, and scrumptious cake!
Thank you to all volunteers!
Call for Volunteers: We’re canvassing! Click here to sign up for canvassing.
Election of a Chair: Congratulations to Marty Gilmore, our newly elected chair for 2017-2018!
Marty’s a great sport, and we have to have some lighthearted moments even in dark times. So here he’s pictured “spokesmodeling” WA Dems Resistance hat and scarf, alongside Ryan Mc Allister and Tina Podlodowski.
Keeping Up with Legislation
Our first Legislators Round Table was held Sunday, March 12th at the Bay Club in Port Ludlow, with approximately 75 members attending. Assistant Majority Whip Mike Chapman and Representative Steve Tharinger were our guests, in an open question format without moderation or screening of questions.
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See who your Precinct Committee Officers are here.
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