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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MTNG: Tues., Oct. 23, 6 -9 pm!

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Port Townsend Community Center 620 Tyler St., Port Townsend

Included will be an informative forum on environmental issues including Gov. Inslee’s report on the Lower Snake River dams and Orca population among others. Speakers include: PATRICIA JONES is the Executive Director of the Olympic Forest Coalition, a local non-governmental organization dedicated to the protection of habitat, wildlife, forests and marine waters of the Olympic Peninsula. Patricia was appointed by Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz to represent conservation in the "Solutions Table," a multi stakeholder advisory group working on problem solving for more marbled murrelet conservation and essential services for beneficiaries. Patricia’s background in environmental justice and human rights law and policy was focused on safe drinking water and sanitation domestically in the U.S. and internationally. She has a PhD, Masters of Law, and JD, and is an alumna of the U. of W, and graduate of Port Townsend High School. ALL BERGSTEIN is an environmental activist from Port Townsend. He has been the editor of the Olympic Peninsula Environmental News since 2007. He is a long time member of the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee and is on the board of Sound Action, an advocacy organization for protecting nearshore habitat. JIM WADDELL is a Civil Engineer retired from a 35-year public service career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Serving with the EPA and other Federal environmental agencies during his long career he integrated all  global warming research and helped establish the US Global Research Program.  As part of his work since his retirement  he has recommended breaching  the 4 lower Snake river dams as a sound biological and economic benefit helping to save our native salmon and Orca populations. Waddell is now Director of the Dam Sense Project at


• Proposed Bylaws Changes – Sept. 18, 2018 Meeting

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On September 18, 2018 the Central Committee will meet to consider proposed changes to the Jefferson County Democrats Bylaws. You can read the proposed changes posted on the following webpage:


SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

JCD CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) meeting

6-8 PM

Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Dr, Chimacum, WA 98325

• Next Membership Meeting – June 26

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June 26 Member meeting

Jefferson County Democrats will meet at 6 PM Tuesday June 26 at the Blue Heron Middle School, 3939 San Juan Ave., Port Townsend Program Scholarship presentations - Phil Johnson Environmental Scholarship Candidate short speeches - PUD Candidates (non-partisan) Candidate short speeches - District Court Judge (non-partisan) Extended Break - 30 minutes All local candidates, partisan and non-partisan, endorsed and non-endorsed, will have the opportunity to set up campaign tables and answer questions from those attending the meeting. Business meeting - major agenda items Approve minutes from May 29 meeting Approve data policy - Board approved June 12 Endorsement votes - -partisan - Ruth Gordon, County Clerk - Joe Nole, County Sheriff - Stacie Prada, County Treasurer - Rose Ann Carroll, County Auditor - Jeff Chapman, County Assessor Endorsement votes - non-partisan - Sheryl McCloud, State Supreme Court - Susan Owen, State Supreme Court - Rebecca Glascow, Appeals Court Judge, Division 2 District 2

• Next Membership Meeting ~ 04/24/18

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 6:00-7:00 Program, 7:00-8:00 Business Meeting Port Ludlow Beach Club 121 Marina View Dr, Port Ludlow, WA 98365

Program: Economic Development Forum Panelists: County Commissioner Kate Dean, Port of PT Director Sam Gibboney, JC Economic Development Council Director Brian Huh, Port Townsend Mayor Deborah Stinson Panelists will share their years of in-the-trenches knowledge and efforts to bring job opportunities to Jefferson County, presenting remarks regarding where we are on the economic development scene and strategies for addressing current and future job opportunities. Q&A follows.

• Don’t Miss This IMPORTANT MESSAGE from Finance Committee Members Marty Gilmore and James Thomson

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The JCD Finance Committee has performed a review of JCD accounts for 2017. The accounts are in order. Minor and unintentional reporting errors were identified and have been corrected. Procedures and documentation have been improved for 2018 in order to avoid similar minor reporting errors this year. Submitted: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:13:30 AM PDT

Endorsements Meeting

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Next Membership Meeting: Wednesday, November 29th at 6:00pm Location: Chimacum High School Auditorium, 91 W Valley Rd, Chimacum, WA 98325

This meeting will represent both our November and December membership meetings, so that no formal membership meeting will be scheduled during the month of December.   We will be considering endorsement of Representatives Mike Chapman and Steve Tharinger. The board is recommending early endorsement of our incumbent Democratic representatives.   *Resolutions to be read before the membership. Several resolutions that were read to the membership  at our October meeting will be voted on at our November 29th meeting.  At least one new resolution will be read before the membership. Click here to visit our Resolutions page. Click here to visit Jefferson County Auditor’s voters guide on Measures. Click here to visit JC Auditor’s webpage voters guide on Local Candidates.

Draft Agenda for August 29th Membership Meeting

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  • 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.
    • Click here to read the State's proposed plan.
  • Reading of Resolutions.
    • Click here to visit our Resolutions page. Scroll to the August 29th meeting for links to resolutions that will be read at this meeting.

Executive Board Meetings move to 2nd Mondays

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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.

Money and Government

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Welcome to the Money and Government issues action group. Contents

  • Actions to Take
  • Contact
  • Meeting Notices
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Current Legislation
  • Resources

Actions to Take

  • Task: Use the links below to read about SB5465 and companion bill HB2059, and to register your comments on each with the Washington State legislature.

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Meeting Notices

Next Meetings: Location: Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Avenue, Port Hadlock
  • Sunday, February 26th, 1pm to 3pm, Shold Room
  • Sunday, March 5th, 1pm to 3pm, Shold Room
  • Sunday, March 12th, 1pm to 3pm, Shold Room

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About / Statement of Purpose

Economic Justice is a Platform Issue.  The following statement on economic justice is quoted from the Washington State Democrats platform: Economic Justice, Jobs and Tax Fairness  Income inequality is the driving issue of our time. We are committed to a sustainable economy with strong communities based on living-wage jobs, tax fairness, and shared prosperity. (Washington Democrats State Platform, 2017) Jefferson County Democrats Bylaws bind us to "Endorse and/or support organizations and activities that reflect the Platform of the Jefferson County Democrats and that improve the welfare of Jefferson County, its people, and its natural environment." Within JCD, this group will help JCD membership study and track legislation pertaining to money and government, such that the membership can intelligently question candidates for office as well as elected representatives, and inform others.

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Current Legislation

      • Click here read about SB 5464, establishing the Washington investment trust.
      • Click here to read about HB 2059, establishing the Washington investment trust.
      • Click here to read a general description of SB 5464 and the benefits it would bring to education in Washington State.
      • Click here to watch an informational video about SB 5464.
      • Click here to read the Senate Bill report.


    • Click here to read the Jefferson County Democrats’ Platform.
    • Click here to read the Jefferson County Democrats' Bylaws.
    • Click here to read Washington State Democrats’ Economic Justice page.
    • Click here to read the Washington State Democrats Platform.
    • Click here to read about the Washington State legislative process.

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To join the people who will be leading research and action on this important topic, contact Contact: Norm Norton, (360) 732-4723.

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Executive Board Meeting Agenda

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Executive Board Agenda Meeting of Jan. 3, 2017 6:00pm

Brinnon Community Center, Address: 306144 US-101, Brinnon, WA 98320

Call to Order Establishment of Additional Agenda Items Previous Meeting Minutes Chair's Report Treasurer's Report Communications/Public Relations Committee Report Old Business New Business:
  • eBoard Member self-introductions
  • Appointments to Committees
  • Approve moving Membership Meeting from 1/24 to 1/26
  • Coffee Reception on 1/24
  • Award/Gift for Phil Johnson
  • Annual Calendar for eBoard and Membership Meetings
  • Dex Advertising
  • Streamlining Communications
  • E&O Insurance
  • Office at Colab?
  • Honoring MLK at meeting on 1/26
  • Bylaws Ad-Hoc Committee
  • 2017 Budget Review
  • Education Ad-Hoc Committee
General Discussion Adjournment

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