SAVE THE DATE!
Jefferson County Democrats
“THERE’S A LOT ON THE LINE”
25th Annual Fish Feast!
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Erickson Building, 4907 Landes St, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Doors open for Bar & Socializing 4 pm | Dinner at 5:30 pm | Speakers 6 pm
THE FISH FEAST IS OUR MAJOR FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR!
Your ticket purchase supports the important work we do year-round to ELECT DEMOCRATS! It’s also a great time to see friends – JOIN US!
ENJOY A GREAT PARTY! Sockeye salmon from Key City Fish, BBQ’d to perfection by chef extraordinaire Larry Dennison; shellfish from Taylor Shellfish; greens and veggies from local farms; rolls from Pane d’Amore and scrumptious cake. Enjoy wine from the Wine Seller or beer from Port Townsend Brewing Co. Before the feast, you can mingle with candidates in Campaign Alley.
HEAR FROM OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS! WA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON. As the state’s chief legal officer Bob is protecting the people of Washington. He has filed 40 lawsuits against the Trump administration. Of the 22 cases that have been heard in Court, Bob is undefeated (22-0). He successfully defeated Trump’s original travel ban, sued the biggest student loan service for predatory lending and secured the largest campaign finance penalty in U.S. history.
COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC LANDS HILARY FRANZ leads the WA State DNR with operations in every county. Hilary fights to protect our lands and waters and serves as head of Washington’s wildfire fighting force. She is taking on our state’s biggest challenges–from wildfire to climate change–and delivering real results for the people of Washington.
ALSO HEAR FROM:
Congressman Derek Kilmer
State Senator Kevin Van de Wege
State Rep. Mike Chapman
State Rep. Steve Tharinger
WA State Democrats Chair Tina Podlodowski
and other local Democratic elect-eds
Congressman Derek Kilmer has generously sponsored tickets for 20 Young Democrats to attend. Under 35? Contact Libby Wennstrom (360-301-9728) or Chelsea Pronovost (425-256-0626) to pre-register as our guest.
TICKETS are $60. Advance tickets can be purchased online at jeffcodemocrats.com beginning July 25 or by mail to P. O. Box 85, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Tickets will also be available at the door (cash or check). Consider buying an extra to support a volunteer or someone who does not currently have the means to attend.
VOLUNTEERING & DISCOUNT TICKETS: We need volunteers to help at the Fish Feast! Twenty low-cost tickets will be available at our cost ($25) – first come, first serve. Contact Claire Roney at (360) 531-1177.
Before the feast is served, you can mingle with candidates, campaigns, and organizations in Campaign Alley, outside the Oscar Erickson Building. Campaigns and organizations who would like a table can get more information and register by contacting Bruce Cowan, email@example.com
Democratic Presidential Debates Continue!
- Warren and Sanders will join Delaney, Hickenlooper, Ryan, Bullock, Williamson, Klobuchar, O’Rourke and Buttigieg on July 30.
- Harris and Biden will join Gillibrand, Gabbard, Bennet, de Blasio, Inslee, Booker, Yang and Castro on July 31.
We will post viewing parties are they are arranged .
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!
To identify/contact your Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) – click here!
UPCOMING EVENTS, MEETINGS & NEWS!
July 18 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
July 19 FYI: August Primary voting period begins
July 23 FYI: Jeffco Community Outreach!
July 30-31 Democratic Presidential Debates in Detroit
(NO General Membership Meeting in August)
Aug. 5 Executive Board Meeting – JCD
Aug. 6 DEADLINE: Voter Registration – Primary Election
Aug. 18 FYI: County-Wide Picnic 2019
Aug. 21 FYI: Jeffco Community Outreach
Aug. 25 – 25th ANNUAL FISH FEAST!
Aug. 29 Central Committee Meeting – JCD
Aug. 31 Fun with Dems: Leaf Casting!
See our calendar for details at https://jeffcodemocrats.com/calendar/
REGULAR GOVERNMENTAL MEETINGS
- Jefferson County PUD Commissioners meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5pm at the new Jefferson Transit Authority at 63 Four Corners Rd.
- Jefferson County Planning Commissioners meet 5:30 p.m. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month Tri-Area Community Center 10 W Valley Road Chimacum, WA 98325.
- Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meets Monday mornings at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Port Townsend.
- Port Townsend Port Commissioners meet the 2nd Wednesday at a public workshop meeting (location varies) & the 4th Wednesday a regular business meeting, 5:30 pm at the Port Commission Bldg.
- Port Townsend City Council meets the first and third Mondays 6:30 p.m. in the second floor Council Chambers of Historic City Hall, 540 Water Street, Port Townsend.
Wild Olympics Bill Rides Wave of New Local Support through House Hearing
New endorsers cite economic growth, clean water, salmon recovery as Representative Kilmer & local business leader testify
QUILCENE, Wash. (July 10, 2019) The Wild Olympics Coalition today cheered a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands of the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 2642). The legislation was introduced by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06) in May, and would permanently protect more than 126,500 acres of Olympic National Forest as wilderness and 19 rivers and their major tributaries, a total of 464 river miles, as Wild and Scenic Rivers. Designed through extensive community input to protect ancient forests and clean water and enhance outdoor recreation, the legislation would designate the first new wilderness on Olympic National Forest in nearly three decades and the first-ever protected wild and scenic rivers on the Olympic Peninsula. Read more
The study was conducted by Lauren Kuehne, MSc Research Scientist at the University of Washington’s College of the Environment School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Ms. Kuehne has undertaken one of the only scientific studies of the soundscape on the Olympic Peninsula. Ms. Kuehne “sought to answer two questions: 1) What are the current noise levels and contributions of different aircraft on the Olympic Peninsula soundscape? and 2) How might these levels change with proposed increases in military training and operations?” READ MORE
WA Dept. of Ecology: Olympic Peninsula classified as being in severe drought by federal drought monitor
Forecasts are heading in the wrong direction
The current drought outlook for the Olympic Peninsula just took another step in the wrong direction. In their weekly update of drought conditions across the country, the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) changed its classification for the Olympic Peninsula region from “moderate” to “severe” drought. According to the USDM, a severe drought classification can bring potential impacts of likely crop and pasture damage, water shortages, and water restrictions. In response to current conditions, some communities and water systems on the peninsula have already begun anticipating low water supply. Read more
The Dabob Bay natural area’s latest expansion spreads some 4,000 acres east and south onto the Toandos Peninsula. The Legislature’s purchase guarantees 900 of those acres will be transferred out of the state Department of Natural Resources’ timber trust and into conservation. The state will begin to pursue other properties within the acreage, which spans from Dabob to Thorndyke Creek, according to Peter Bahls, director of the Northwest Watershed Institute that has fought to preserve the area since 2002. READ MORE
The bill would move Washington’s presidential primary to March 10, 2020, just one month after New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary. Previously, Washington’s presidential primary has been held on the fourth Tuesday in May.