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FYI: Dec. 19 Democratic Presidential Debate

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The Dec. 19 debate, co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico, will be held in Los Angeles. Stricter rules from the Democratic National Committee have kept the list of qualifiers shorter for this one. (Kamala Harris qualified to participate, but has since dropped out of the race.) Participants who are qualified so far based on these rules for this debate are:

Joe Biden
Pete Buttigieg
Amy Klobucha
Bernie Sanders
Tom Steyer
Elizabeth Warren

Watch parties, include:

All are welcome to join Jefferson County Progressives at the Uptown Pub & Grill in Port Townsend, starting at 4:30 pm. Event link:

FYI: ACLU Lobby Day 2020 Registration

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ACLU-WA 2020 Lobby Day
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
8:30am – 4:00pm

Join the ACLU of Washington in Olympia to advocate for critical civil liberties bills! The event will include breakfast, legislative advocacy training, and an opportunity to meet with your legislators.

Registration will close on January 17, 2020.

Registrations require your full address so that we can schedule a meeting for you with your legislators. For questions about the event, please email Click here to register!

Democratic Presidential Debate: Nov. 20, 2019

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The November debate will run from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. (6-8 pm Pacific Time)

The fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Georgia will have four moderators — and all of them are women. Moderating the event, which is being co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post, will be Rachel Maddow, host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC; Andrea Mitchell, host of "Andrea Mitchell Reports" on MSNBC and NBC News' chief foreign affairs correspondent; Kristen Welker, NBC News' White House correspondent; and Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post.

The nine candidates who appear to have qualified to date are former Vice President Joe Biden; New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker; Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana; California Sen. Kamala Harris; Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; billionaire Tom Steyer; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren; entrepreneur Andrew Yang; and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar.


Sponsored by the Jefferson County Progressives
November 20, Weds, 5:30 pm at Port Townsend Community Center.
Everyone Welcome! Potluck: finger foods or cookies
(set up begins at 5:00 for those wishing to volunteer to help)

FUN WITH DEMS! Nov. 7 at Quimper Grange!

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John "Greyhound" Maxwell
in concert

Thursday, Nov. 7, 7pm,  Quimper Grange
1219 Corona St, Port Townsend
$25 donation at the door

Local treasure, Blues guitarist John "Greyhound" Maxwell has opened for Taj Mahal and Keb Mo. 

"In 2018 John received the Washington Blues Society award for Best Acoustic Blues Guitar.  The Washington Blues Society recently named John “Greyhound” Maxwell the 2018 award recipient for Best Acoustic Blues Guitar. All his acclaimed skills are on display on his new self-produced album Even Good Dogs Get The Blues, to be released in October of 2018. The Chicago-born blues man recently relocated to Port Ludlow WA, from the Bay area but has made fast friends in the Northwest with some the region’s top players, several of which join him on the new all acoustic CD. The dozen new tracks feature eight originals and four classic covers. Maxwell is a specialist on the resonator guitar with a mastery of fingerpicking and slide technique that accompany his silky tenor vocals.In 2018 John received the Washington Blues Society award for Best Acoustic Blues Guitar."

This is going to be a memorable event! Please join us!

FYI: It’s Time For a Green New Deal!

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"Time for a Green New Deal"
Thu, October 24, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Port Townsend Community Center
620 Tyler St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Come learn the latest about the fight for climate justice with Bobby Righi of Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA). Co-Sponsored by 24th LD Democrats, Indivisible Port Townsend, Local 20/20 Jefferson County, Olympic Climate Action, Sierra Club North Olympic Group.

FYI: Dammed to Extinction

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Sponsored by Meaningful Movies and will be shown in the

Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sanctuary

2333 San Juan Ave., Port Townsend, WA, 98368

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This documentary features the life’s work of orca whale researcher Ken Balcomb and the beloved Puget Sound Southern Resident orca, of which only 73 remain. The orcas’ prize food is Snake River chinook salmon -- but those salmon are on the precipice of extinction due to four obsolete dams that choke off access to thousands of miles of rivers. "Dammed to Extinction" shows how removing these dams will save money, salmon, and orca. Click on link below to READ MORE. (more…)

Jeffco Dems FISH FEAST 2019: AUGUST 25!

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Jefferson County Democrats


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


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! (more…)

FYI: NBC News: First Democratic debate set for Miami, June 26-27

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Details on the venue, moderators and timing will be announced at a later date, the debate's host said in a release.
March 28, 2019, 9:53 AM PDT
By Allan Smith

The first Democratic debate of the 2020 presidential primary will be held on June 26 and 27 in Miami, NBC News, the host of the debate, announced on Thursday.

MSNBC and Telemundo will also host. Details on the venue, moderators and timing will be announced at a later date, NBC News said in a release.

The debate will also stream online free on NBC News' digital platforms, including,, the NBC News Mobile App and OTT apps, in addition to Telemundo’s digital platforms. READ MORE

WSDCC Crab Feed Invitation for Feb. 24, 2019!

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Sunday, February 24 at 4:00 PM

McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

The Washington State Democrats’ 2019 Crab Feed & Grassroots Forum 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.)

Tickets cost $80 and sponsorships are available starting at $250

Featured Speakers:

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Congressman Derek Kilmer, Congresswoman Kim Schrier, Congressman Adam Smith, Congressman Denny Heck, Commissioner Hilary Franz, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Representative Mari Leavitt, Representative Debra Entenman, WA Labor Council President Larry Brown and WA Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer April Sims

We hope you will be able to join us. If you have questions about the event, or would prefer to RSVP over the phone, please contact Joe Barden at or (206) 583-0664 ext. 114. Thank you so much for your involvement – we look forward to hearing from you!

Tina Podlodowski
Chair, Washington State Democrats

FYI: Feb 6 Event: Free Trade, NAFTA 2.0 – and Us

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A new trade deal is coming before Congress. How will it affect us?

Presentation and Experiential Activity
Free Trade, NAFTA 2.0—and Us

Hillary Haden
Washington Fair Trade Coalition
Wednesday, Feb 6th, at 6:30 pm
Port Townsend Community Center
620 Tyler St., Port Townsend