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Candidates Forum Thursday, June 18 at 6 pm!

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COMMISSIONERS CANDIDATES FORUM (and separate endorsement vote of other candidates)!
JEFFERSON COUNTY DEMOCRATS
Thursday, June 18 at 6 pm

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COMMISSIONERS CANDIDATES FORUM

The program will include a forum for the three candidates from District 2 who are running for County Commissioner:

• Heidi Eisenhour, Amanda Funaro, and Lorna Smith.

https://jeffcodemocrats.com/elections/candidates/

ENDORSEMENTS

The business meeting will include votes on the following endorsements recommended by the Executive Board:

Superintendent of Public Instruction
Chris Reykdal
This position is non-partisan. The Jefferson County Democrats endorsed Chris when he ran for election four years ago.

Insurance Commissioner
Mike Kreidler
Mike is the incumbent Democrat running against a Republican and a Libertarian.

State Auditor
Pat McCarthy
The Jefferson County Democrats endorsed Pat, the incumbent, when she ran for election four years ago.

Eligibility for voting on endorsements requires that membership have been active as of the first of the month, or that a membership which has lapsed in the past 12 months be renewed before the meeting. If you are unsure of your membership status, please call Membership Chair John Hamilton at 360-302-0549. If your membership has recently expired and you want to renew, please renew through our website at this link:

https://jeffcodemocrats.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=012970612deb4e28b251593a0&id=8efbfe576c&e=c8d929615a

Jefferson/Clallam County Group Virtual Phonebank with the Coordinated Campaign!

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Calling with the Coordinated Campaign is the best way to support ALL Democrats running across our state.

We target newly registered voters who did not vote in the Presidential Primary to find more Dems to turn out later in the year as well as “sporadic voting Democrats–” voters who will vote for Democrats up and down their ballot but need a reminder to get their ballots turned in. A ballot returned by these folks is a vote for Democratic candidates from Joe Biden down to our local legislative leaders.

Click HERE to join us Wednesday, June 17th at 5 PM!
Each of our events will start with a step-by-step training led by a Coordinated Campaign Regional Field Director, and we have multiple staff members on each call to assist folks individually as needed. No previous experience necessary!

After our training, join your fellow Jefferson/Clallam County Dems in a "virtual campaign office" breakout room where we can make calls together from the comfort of our living rooms.

If you have questions, please reach out to Diane Jones (360.774.3256) or Evan Koepfler (253.355.2767), Regional Field Director for the South Sound and Peninsula for more details.
We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday!

Canvassing during Covid

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Canvassing - we need to remind Democrats to vote in August and November elections!

To do that, we need to identify Democrats. We can't knock on doors, so our State Committee Representative Diane Jones is organizing phone banks throughout our LD. She can set you up with a call list. Give Diane a call at 360-379-9193.

Jefferson County Democrats vote online to endorse eight candidates for state offices

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For the first time – but probably not for the last time – the Jefferson County Democrats met virtually May 20, 2020 through the wonders of technology to endorse eight candidates for state elected positions.

Using the “chat” function in the Zoom computer app, 40 party members voted from their homes to endorse incumbents Gov. Jay Inslee; Attorney General Bob Ferguson; Hilary Franz, commissioner of public lands; 24th District Sen. Kevin Van de Wege; and 24th District Reps. Steve Tharinger and Mike Chapman. They also endorsed Mike Pellicciotti for state treasurer and Gael Tarleton for secretary of state.

In addition, party members voted to support new state law SB 5395, which requires school districts to provide recurring instruction in human development and reproduction that is age-appropriate and inclusive of all students. And they voted to oppose signing petitions for referendums 90 and 91, which would repeal SB 5395.

STATE DELEGATE ELECTION RESULTS

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"The Washington State Democrats developed an alternative to the conventions we would have held May 3. Our Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) took part in an on-line ballot procedure to elect our Legislative District delegates to the CD caucus and state convention, where our national delegates will be elected."

"The Washington State Democrats Convention will be virtual.  "Folks should plan for the virtual convention to run from 9-5 pm on Saturday, June 13th..." 

Click on link below and scroll down the newsletter to see the list of state delegates for Biden and Sanders who were elected. Fifteen alternates will also be named soon.

24th LD Newsletter Link

Are you uninsured? Check this out!

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The Health Care Authority has created a process for Apple Health (Medicaid) applications for uninsured individuals with symptoms that could be related to the novel coronavirus. For details click on the link below!

https://www.hca.wa.gov/expedited-apple-health-medicaid-application-process-individuals-suspected-coronavirus

FYI: BOCC changes official publication of notice

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The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners has changed the official publication of notice from the Leader to the Peninsula Daily News. If you subscribe only to the Leader you might need to consider an additional subscription to the PDN in order to be aware of official notices of publication from the BOCC.

COVID-19 UPDATE

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Update on Jefferson County COVID-19 Case Count

March 21, 2020
Thomas Locke, MD, MPH Jefferson County Health Officer
Case Count Update:
615 Sheridan Street Port Townsend, WA 98368 www.JeffersonCountyPublicHealth.org

Two additional positive cases of COVID-19 infection have been confirmed in Jefferson County residents. Both cases are female, one in her 70’s and another in her 20’s. One case appears to have had significant out-of-county exposures, the other more likely had an exposure to the coronavirus infection within Jefferson County. Significantly, a number of Jefferson County residents have been exposed to these confirmed cases and have been placed in 14-day quarantine.

Tests results on these new confirmed cases took over 1 week to be processed by the testing labs, reflecting the ongoing problems with timely access to testing results. In addition to extreme testing delays, we continue to see shortages of specimen collection supplies. Jefferson Healthcare has set up testing sites for community members who are ill and meet the priority criteria for testing. Detailed guidelines for testing are available on the Jefferson Healthcare website. All community members considering testing should call the Nurse Hotline to see if testing is advisable. Under no circumstances should community members who are NOT ill seek testing. Those with mild illness are advised to stay home and recover consistent with statewide recommendations.

It is important for Jefferson County residents to realize that in-county transmission of coronavirus is increasing. We will almost certainly see new cases in the days ahead. Jefferson County Public Health will continue its core mission of investigating cases, identifying contacts, and recommending appropriate isolation and quarantine measures. It is also vitally important that Jefferson County residents heed Governor Inslee’s orders banning public gatherings, enforcing social distancing, and strongly recommending individuals at high risk for COVID-19 complications avoid situations where they could be exposed to this infection. Now is the time for high risk individuals – those who are over 60, who are pregnant, or who have chronic medical conditions including heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease – to “shelter in place”. Travel outside the home and in public places should be limited to only essential, unavoidable activity. Rigorous hand washing and respiratory hygiene (cover your cough) are more important than ever. Community members who have fevers and respiratory symptoms MUST stay home until recovered for 72 hours whether they are tested or not.

Community Health Developmental Disabilities 360-385-9400
360-385-9401 (f)

Jefferson County Public Health
Always Working for a Safer and Healthier Community

Environmental Public Health
360-385-9444
(f) 360-379-4487