DNC Chair Tom Perez

1A on NPR – interview of the DNC Chair Tom Perez – https://the1a.org/shows/2018-03-21/dnc-chair-tom-perez-takes-your-questions

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(FYI) How Corporations use the Constitution to Thwart Environmental Justice

How Corporations use the Constitution to Thwart Environmental Justice
Featured Speaker: Keyan Bliss, Move to Amend National Staff Communications Coordinator

Admission is free and open to all.

Co-sponsored by the Jefferson County Move to Amend affiliate and the QUUF Green Sanctuary Environmental Action Committee. Free childcare is available if arranged by Dec. 5th by calling Julia at 360-821-1926.
For more information call 360-379-0370

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LGBTQ+ 101 (FYI)

November 27, 2017  6:30 PM
QUUF, 2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend

Jefferson Healthcare has been presenting LGBTQ+ 101 for the past three years.  This year we have had 71 staff, providers and general public attend the class.  So we thought with such a good turnout this year why not invite the community.

Program highlights: Introduction, The Pumpkin Story, Definitions, Statistics, Discrimination, History, Trans 101, You Tube Clip, LGBTQ+ Elders, Short Film, LGBTQ+ Youth, Do’s and Don’ts, Pronoun Usage

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Draft Agenda for August 29th Membership Meeting

  • Changes to Standing Rules of Resolution Committee
    • Pass/Do Not Pass
    • Return to Sender
  • Bylaws:
    • Proposed Bylaw Amendments: First Reading of Changes Proposed by Members
    • Changes by Central Committee: Discussion of Changes for Compliance with State
  • Discussion of State Delegate Selection Plan for State Convention 2018.
  • Reading of Resolutions.
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Candidate Questionnaires – Non-Partisan Races – Hospital Commissioner

Explanatory Note: In non-partisan races, JCD usually does not offer endorsements. However, we want to offer our members as well as other interested citizens the opportunity to review the experience and qualifications of candidates who want to serve on our boards and commissions.

Below are responses received from candidates for Hospital Commissioner, Position 1. Some of these questions are more of a “political philosophy” nature, because boards and commissions are often a pipeline to higher office.

These surveys were produced under the direction of JCD’s Political Action Committee. We hope you find them useful as you prepare your ballot.

JCD-HospitalCommissionQuestionnaire_Bernie Donanberg Responding

JCD-HospitalCommissionQuestionnaire_Bruce McComas Responding

JCD-HospitalCommissionQuestionnaire Cheri Van Hoover Responding

Supplemental:

Cheri Van Hoover_CV                Bernie Donanberg Hospital Commissioner Resume 7.15.17

Click here to visit the Jefferson County Auditor’s site for more election information.

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Newsletter – May 15, 2017

Click to read: May 15, 2017 Newsletter: Rhody Parade and May 22nd Meeting Agenda 

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Executive Board Meetings move to 2nd Mondays

Our board voted to move E-Board meetings to the 2nd Monday of each month. Meetings typically are held from 6pm to 8pm.

Our default location is the Humphries Room at Jefferson County Library at 620 Cedar Avenue in Port Hadlock, though the location may vary. Check the calendar on our home page to be certain.

Meetings have been booked at the Jefferson County Library for June 20th, July 10th, and August 14th, 2017.

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Rhody Parade: Join Us!

THIS SATURDAY, MAY 20TH

Be a party of Jefferson County history! It’s a fun and long-lasting tradition to march in this parade celebrating sunshine and beauty. This year’s festival theme is Enchanted Rhody. Some members with children are coming costumed with fairy wings, a great enchanted touch! Others are having sign painting parties to focus on issues such as Single Payer Healthcare, and Amend to End Citizens United (positions our membership has supported via the resolutions process).

The staging area is in upper Port Townsend, in the area along Lawrence Street between Calhoun and Harrison. Come and find us! We are Entry #74. 

John Hamilton will arrive at 9:00 a.m. with his truck and a trailer, for decorating. Bring rhododendrons! The parade starts at 1:00 PM. About 8 people will be able to ride aboard the float, rather than walk.

If you have not RSVPd, please drop us a line at info@jeffcodemocrats.com to do so, and let us know how many friends, or precinct members, you are bringing.

We need banner carriers. We have a banner on two poles, and need pairs to carry the banner.  Multiple pairs will mean no one has to carry it the whole way!


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A Fun and Successful Event: Phil Johnson / Earth Day Silent Auction

On April 22nd (Earth Day, 2017) over 100 people came out for our first silent auction, honoring retired County Commissioner Phil Johnson and his legacy of work on behalf of the environment in Jefferson County. Thanks to everyone who participated! We cleared over $5,000 to support scholarships.

Click here to read more about the Phil Johnson Scholarship Announcement



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March 9th Comments Deadline: Marbled Murrelet Conservation

*Deadline for comments: 5PM on Thursday, March 9th.  Below are two links to download template language, with instructions on where to e-mail your comments.

Sustainable Harvest Calculation DIES Comment Draft Individual Letter

 Individual Support Letter for Conservation Alternative for Marbled Murrelet

A coalition of Peninsula and WA state conservation groups has been working on marbled murrelet conservation for 3 decades – and it has come down to the next few days on two important policies. The State has finally released its Long Term Conservation Strategy and its DEIS analysis. Related and paired to this strategy is the Sustainable Harvest Calculation, a decadal limit for cutting timber on state public lands, and its DEIS. Both will likely significantly contribute to the extirpation of the species.

The two “asks”, which must be submitted separately to DNR:

  1. Marbled Murrelet Long Term Conservation Strategy DEIS comment instructions are specific and found about a third of the way down on this page: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/mmltcsThe Ask: Issue a revised / supplemental DEIS on the Long Term Conservation Strategy considering “The Conservation Alternative” that we are proposing; ask the Commissioner of Public Lands to convene a Task Force that will study and make recommendations on alternative, sustainable, sources of funding for timber counties (trustees) and communities for essential services (school, fire, emergency, health/hospital funding);
  2. Sustainable Harvest Calculation DEIS comment instructions are specific and also are found about a third of the way down on this page: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/shc.The Ask: Issue a revised / supplemental DEIS on the Sustainable Harvest Calculation that implements the “The Conservation Alternative”; and ask the Commissioner of Public Lands to convene a Task Force that will study and make recommendations on alternative, sustainable, sources of funding for timber counties (trustees) and communities or essential services (school, fire, emergency, health/hospital funding).

RESOURCES:

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