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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.

State Bills page keeps us informed!

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The Washington State Legislature convenes on January 14, 2019. Bills will be introduced and hearings scheduled through most of the session. On our State Bills page we: 1. Track bills that reflect Democratic values or impact Jefferson County. 2. Let you know when important hearings occur. 3. Show you how to watch remotely if you don’t want to drive all the way to Olympia. 4. Show you how to comment on and influence bills that you have an interest in.

Check it out at: https://jeffcodemocrats.com/state-bills/

Obituary: Phil Johnson 1946-2019

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Donate to the Phil Johnson Scholarship Fund
Photo by PTLeader.com

From Al Bergstein: This is one of the hardest obituaries I’ve ever written. I knew a small piece of Phil Johnson. I never knew him as he grew up in Port Townsend, on the farm just north of the county fairgrounds. Nor did I know him as he went off to college, and then became a salmon fisherman. Nor when he married the love of his life, Sandy. Nor the daughter that they had, Maia. I didn’t know him when he became a property owner in downtown PT, nor when he helped a young guy named Rocky buy and restore the Rose Theater. I didn’t know him as he built homes, and then ran for County Commissioner. But then I got to know Phil when he and I bumped into each other fighting for environmental protections in Jefferson County, first on the Shoreline Master Program, to write in rules to better regulate aquaculture and then to work to ban Atlantic salmon raised in net pens in the Salish Sea. Then on the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee. READ MORE: https://olyopen.com/2019/01/10/phil-johnson-walks-on/

FYI: “Dark Money” – movie showing in Port Townsend Jan. 14, 2019

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Join Meaningful Movies Port Townsend at 6:30 PM on Monday, January 14, 2019 in the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Sanctuary for DARK MONEY, a political thriller that examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.

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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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CNN: Nancy Pelosi elected House speaker, reclaims gavel to lead Democrats’ new majority

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Washington (CNN) - Nancy Pelosi was officially elected the new House speaker on Thursday in a majority vote by the House of Representatives on the first day of the 116th Congress.She defeated the Republican nominee Kevin McCarthy, winning 220 votes. McCarthy becomes the House minority leader. As House speaker, Pelosi will regularly face off against President Donald Trump and will preside over an emboldened and energized Democratic majority that is poised to launch aggressive oversight of the President and his administration. To read more click on the following link

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/03/politics/nancy-pelosi-house-speaker-vote-new-congress/index.html

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