Menu
Sign up for our Newsletter!

    Sent via email once per month.

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

150 150

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

Swearing in ceremony at Jefferson County Courthouse!

150 150

CONGRATULATIONS! The photo above is from the swearing in ceremony at the Jefferson County Courthouse for officials elected in Nov. 2018. Left to right they are: Jeff Chapman (assessor), Rose Ann Carroll (auditor), James Kennedy (prosecutor), Greg Brotherton (county commissioner), Ruth Gordon (clerk), Joe Nole (sheriff), Dan Toepper (P.U.D. commissioner) and Stacie Prada (treasurer). (Photo by Jean Ball)

JEFFCO DEMS HOLIDAY PARTY!

150 150

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Jefferson County Democrats will have a Holiday Party on Thursday, Jan 3, at The Timberhouse in Quilcene.  Happy Hour will start at 5 pm with dinner to start at 6 pm.  At the door you will be given a name-tag and a place card.  Leave your place card where you would like to sit then visit the bar for a beverage and conversation with your fellow Democrats.
If you plan to attend, we will definitely need an RSVP and your menu selection no later than Dec. 20. -
Click here for the menu and more information about how to RSVP.
-

FYI: Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Comment Period re: Growler Jets – Dec. 19

150 150

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced a public meeting to receive comments on the effects to historic properties from the increase of aircraft, including the EA-18A Growler, and aircraft operations and development of support facilities at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington.

The public meeting will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST on December 19, 2018, location still to be determined. Click on link below for more details.

https://www.achp.gov/news/achp-invites-public-comment-effects-historic-district-due-growler-expansion-naval-air-station?fbclid=IwAR0LcwEDW8LNpffGzxqHngZZEO0D56ONBLT3mpLT_4WNMukoKya1-NB8Pmo

FYI: RE: GUN RANGES: CALL TO ACTION!

150 150

December 10, 2018

6:00 p.m.

Fort Worden Commons, Port Townsend

Please join us to support adoption of the recommended amendments of the Jefferson County Planning Commission by the Board of County Commissioners at their public hearing on “harmonizing” Title 18, “land use” rules for gun ranges, with the already-adopted Title 8 “safety” ordinance for gun ranges. The amendments include:
1. Prohibiting military and law enforcement training at commercial shooting facilities; 2. Requiring the restricting of shooting hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 3. Prohibiting landing an aircraft or discharging firearms from an aircraft or a drone at a commercial shooting facility; 4. Requiring a 500-yard setback of shooting areas around any lake greater than 20 acres; 5. Requiring a 16-foot-high noise barrier above grade at shooting ranges; and 6. Requiring all shooting areas to be fenced to a minimum height of eight feet. Public Meeting Notice For more details go to: https://tarbooridgecoalition.org/

New Democratic Officers Elected to Legislative District 24!

150 150

(Kris Grier is shown on far left of photo above.) Congratulations to Chair Bruce Cowan, Vice Chair Julie Johnson, and State Representatives Diane Jones and Joe McGimpsey for their election on Dec. 8, 2018 at the 24th Legislative District reorganization meeting held at the Elwha Heritage Center in Port Angeles. The 24th Legislative District includes Democratic representation from Jefferson, Clallam and Grays Harbor counties. The twenty fourth Legislative District Democrats (24LDD) is the governing body of the Democratic Party for the state legislative district. You can read more at their website: http://wa24ld.com/wp/

24th LD Dems Reorganization Meeting – Save the Date: Sat. 12-8-18

150 150

Saturday, DEC. 8 — 12pm

Elwha Heritage Center

401 First Street, Port Angeles, WA 98262
The 24th Legislative District Democrats Reorganization Meeting will be held on Saturday, December 8th at the Elwha Heritage Center with a meet and greet at 12pm, followed by the reorganization meeting at 1pm. This important meeting will shape the leadership of our organization over the next two years. Member and PCO participation is vital — please join us!
The Washington State Party’s charter and bylaws require that all county and legislative district party organizations elect new officers every two years, shortly after each even-year election, a process called “reorganization”. Counties and LDs are responsible for planning and running their reorganization meetings in accordance with the State Party’s charter and bylaws. Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs), who were either elected or unopposed during the August 7, 2018 Primary, will be eligible to elect the 24th LD officers: the Chair, Vice-Chair, State Committeeman and State Committeewoman. While members are encouraged to attend and/or run for an elected position, the only members eligible to vote for these positions will be the newly elected Precinct Committee Officers who will take office on December 1. PCOs will vote by secret ballot for each of these positions. No proxy voting is allowed at a reorganization meeting.
The Chair and Vice Chair must be of different genders and the two State Committee Representatives must be of different genders. Any member of the 24th LD Democrats (defined as a Democrat within the district) can run for any of these positions and any 24th LD member can nominate someone for these positions.