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Port Townsend 2019 Womxn’s March a success!

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Turnout was great and the weather clear on January 20, 2019 in Port Townsend, WA during the Womxn's March. Signs were creative and some down right funny! We think they got the messages across very well. Thank you to everyone who attended!

You can see photos from the event at the following link:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/159013844@N06/albums/72157706027416064

Photos were submitted by Linda Sutton, Gary Larson and Bruce Cowan.

ELECTION DAY – Re: Fire District Annexation – Feb. 12, 2019

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In February 2019, area residents will be asked to vote on a measure to annex the City of Port Townsend into Jefferson County Fire Protection District #1 (EJFR). If approved, this measure will merge the geographic area of Port Townsend and it's residents into the service area of District #1.

The ballot measure will be presented to both city residents and residents of the unincorported area of District #1. In order for the measure to pass, both constituencies must approve it by 50% plus one.

For more details see this post on the East Jefferson Fire and Rescue website: http://www.ejfr.org/AnnexationInformation.php

ELECTION DAY – Re: Port Townsend School Levies – Feb. 12, 2019

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Photo by PTLeader

The Port Townsend school levy vote is coming up in February 2019. Check out this webpage for detailed information regarding levies for the Port Townsend School District. (Photo by PTLeader)

http://www.ptschools.org/levy

WSDCC Crab Feed Invitation for Feb. 24, 2019!

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During the holidays, it’s easy to be a bit of a hermit at home with friends and family. But in an era where relationships are king, we hope you will come out of your shell to connect with Democrats from across Washington!

The Washington State Democrats’ 2019 Crab Feed & Grassroots Forum will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood. The Crab Feed 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.)

Buy your ticket by January 31st to get the Early Bird Discount and save $15!

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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

Cantwell’s Earthquake Resilience Bill Signed into Law Legislation helps states prepare for earthquakes, improve early warning systems

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell’s (D-WA) earthquake resilience bill has been signed into law by President Donald Trump. Senator Cantwell, the top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act (NEHRP) to modernize safety programs and help states prepare for and respond to earthquakes, as well as provide important resources to improve earthquake early warning, monitoring, and research. 

Click on the following link for more details: https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/news/press-releases/-cantwells-earthquake-resilience-bill-signed-into-law

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

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…)

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