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JEFFCO DEMS HOLIDAY PARTY!

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Jefferson County Democrats will have a Holiday Party on Thursday, Jan 3, at The Timberhouse in Quilcene.  Happy Hour will start at 5 pm with dinner to start at 6 pm.  At the door you will be given a name-tag and a place card.  Leave your place card where you would like to sit then visit the bar for a beverage and conversation with your fellow Democrats.
If you plan to attend, we will definitely need an RSVP and your menu selection no later than Dec. 20. -
Click here for the menu and more information about how to RSVP.
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FYI: RE: GUN RANGES: CALL TO ACTION!

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December 10, 2018

6:00 p.m.

Fort Worden Commons, Port Townsend

Please join us to support adoption of the recommended amendments of the Jefferson County Planning Commission by the Board of County Commissioners at their public hearing on “harmonizing” Title 18, “land use” rules for gun ranges, with the already-adopted Title 8 “safety” ordinance for gun ranges. The amendments include:
1. Prohibiting military and law enforcement training at commercial shooting facilities; 2. Requiring the restricting of shooting hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 3. Prohibiting landing an aircraft or discharging firearms from an aircraft or a drone at a commercial shooting facility; 4. Requiring a 500-yard setback of shooting areas around any lake greater than 20 acres; 5. Requiring a 16-foot-high noise barrier above grade at shooting ranges; and 6. Requiring all shooting areas to be fenced to a minimum height of eight feet. Public Meeting Notice For more details go to: https://tarbooridgecoalition.org/

FYI: Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Comment Period re: Growler Jets – Dec. 19

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced a public meeting to receive comments on the effects to historic properties from the increase of aircraft, including the EA-18A Growler, and aircraft operations and development of support facilities at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington.

The public meeting will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST on December 19, 2018, location still to be determined. Click on link below for more details.

https://www.achp.gov/news/achp-invites-public-comment-effects-historic-district-due-growler-expansion-naval-air-station?fbclid=IwAR0LcwEDW8LNpffGzxqHngZZEO0D56ONBLT3mpLT_4WNMukoKya1-NB8Pmo

New Democratic Officers Elected to Legislative District 24!

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(Kris Grier is shown on far left of photo above.) Congratulations to Chair Bruce Cowan, Vice Chair Julie Johnson, and State Representatives Diane Jones and Joe McGimpsey for their election on Dec. 8, 2018 at the 24th Legislative District reorganization meeting held at the Elwha Heritage Center in Port Angeles. The 24th Legislative District includes Democratic representation from Jefferson, Clallam and Grays Harbor counties. The twenty fourth Legislative District Democrats (24LDD) is the governing body of the Democratic Party for the state legislative district. You can read more at their website: http://wa24ld.com/wp/

 

 

24th LD Dems Reorganization Meeting – Save the Date: Sat. 12-8-18

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Saturday, DEC. 8 — 12pm

Elwha Heritage Center

401 First Street, Port Angeles, WA 98262
The 24th Legislative District Democrats Reorganization Meeting will be held on Saturday, December 8th at the Elwha Heritage Center with a meet and greet at 12pm, followed by the reorganization meeting at 1pm. This important meeting will shape the leadership of our organization over the next two years. Member and PCO participation is vital — please join us!
The Washington State Party’s charter and bylaws require that all county and legislative district party organizations elect new officers every two years, shortly after each even-year election, a process called “reorganization”. Counties and LDs are responsible for planning and running their reorganization meetings in accordance with the State Party’s charter and bylaws. Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs), who were either elected or unopposed during the August 7, 2018 Primary, will be eligible to elect the 24th LD officers: the Chair, Vice-Chair, State Committeeman and State Committeewoman. While members are encouraged to attend and/or run for an elected position, the only members eligible to vote for these positions will be the newly elected Precinct Committee Officers who will take office on December 1. PCOs will vote by secret ballot for each of these positions. No proxy voting is allowed at a reorganization meeting.
The Chair and Vice Chair must be of different genders and the two State Committee Representatives must be of different genders. Any member of the 24th LD Democrats (defined as a Democrat within the district) can run for any of these positions and any 24th LD member can nominate someone for these positions.

FOURTH NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT

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[caption id="attachment_7621" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo from USFA.FEMA.gov.[/caption]

Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and
variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century.

Volume II: NCA4_Ch01_Summary-Findings

For entire Vol. II assessment go to: https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/

Volume I presents an assessment of the physical science
underlying this report: science2017.globalchange.gov

Washington Post: House Democrats’ 1st bill aims for sweeping reforms

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[caption id="attachment_7670" align="alignleft" width="299"] (Photo from CBS News)[/caption] 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. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-democrats-1st-bill-targets-big-donors-voting-access/2018/11/30/8562c098-f48f-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html?utm_term=.93c64d41ad5a

Mid-Term Election 2018

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OUR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES DID VERY WELL!

All of our endorsed candidates won during this November mid-term election! Jefferson County voter turnout was 83.30% - contender for the highest turnout in Washington State! Vote percentages as of midnight Nov. 6, 2018 are: FEDERAL U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (58.6% state-wide; 69.16% Jefferson County) Congressional Rep. Derek Kilmer (62.82% state-wide; 72.95% Jefferson County) WASHINGTON STATE State Rep. Mike Chapman (58.85% Region; 69.95% Jefferson County) State Rep. Steve Tharinger (57.03% Region; 69.37% Jefferson County) (more…)

REORGANIZATION MEETING SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2018!

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Jefferson County Democrats

REORGANIZATION MEETING SUNDAY, DEC. 2

Chimacum High School, 91 W Valley Rd, Chimacum, WA 98325 This is an important meeting that will shape the leadership of our organization over the next two years. Member participation is vital.

Please join us!

Click here for more details.