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Election of a New Chair

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Congratulations to Marty Gilmore, our newly elected chair for 2017-2018!
Marty's a great sport, and we have to have some lighthearted moments even in dark times. So here he's pictured "spokesmodeling" WA Dems Resistance hat and scarf, alongside Ryan Mc Allister and Tina Podlodowski.

Keeping Up with Legislation

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Our first Legislators Round Table was held Sunday, March 12th at the Bay Club in Port Ludlow, with approximately 75 members attending. Assistant Majority Whip Mike Chapman and Representative Steve Tharinger were our guests, in an open question format without moderation or screening of questions. Video of this event can be viewed by clicking here.

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(FYI) How Corporations use the Constitution to Thwart Environmental Justice

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How Corporations use the Constitution to Thwart Environmental Justice Featured Speaker: Keyan Bliss, Move to Amend National Staff Communications Coordinator Admission is free and open to all. Co-sponsored by the Jefferson County Move to Amend affiliate and the QUUF Green Sanctuary Environmental Action Committee. Free childcare is available if arranged by Dec. 5th by calling Julia at 360-821-1926. For more information call 360-379-0370

LGBTQ+ 101 (FYI)

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November 27, 2017 6:30 PM QUUF, 2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend

Jefferson Healthcare has been presenting LGBTQ+ 101 for the past three years. This year we have had 71 staff, providers and general public attend the class. So we thought with such a good turnout this year why not invite the community.

Program highlights: Introduction, The Pumpkin Story, Definitions, Statistics, Discrimination, History, Trans 101, You Tube Clip, LGBTQ+ Elders, Short Film, LGBTQ+ Youth, Do’s and Don’ts, Pronoun Usage

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.

Candidate Questionnaires – Non-Partisan Races – Hospital Commissioner

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Explanatory Note: In non-partisan races, JCD usually does not offer endorsements. However, we want to offer our members as well as other interested citizens the opportunity to review the experience and qualifications of candidates who want to serve on our boards and commissions. Below are responses received from candidates for Hospital Commissioner, Position 1. Some of these questions are more of a “political philosophy” nature, because boards and commissions are often a pipeline to higher office. These surveys were produced under the direction of JCD's Political Action Committee. We hope you find them useful as you prepare your ballot. JCD-HospitalCommissionQuestionnaire_Bernie Donanberg Responding JCD-HospitalCommissionQuestionnaire_Bruce McComas Responding JCD-HospitalCommissionQuestionnaire Cheri Van Hoover Responding Supplemental: Cheri Van Hoover_CV                Bernie Donanberg Hospital Commissioner Resume 7.15.17 Click here to visit the Jefferson County Auditor's site for more election information.

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.

Rhody Parade: Join Us!

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Be a party of Jefferson County history! It's a fun and long-lasting tradition to march in this parade celebrating sunshine and beauty. This year's festival theme is Enchanted Rhody. Some members with children are coming costumed with fairy wings, a great enchanted touch! Others are having sign painting parties to focus on issues such as Single Payer Healthcare, and Amend to End Citizens United (positions our membership has supported via the resolutions process).

The staging area is in upper Port Townsend, in the area along Lawrence Street between Calhoun and Harrison. Come and find us! We are Entry #74. 

John Hamilton will arrive at 9:00 a.m. with his truck and a trailer, for decorating. Bring rhododendrons! The parade starts at 1:00 PM. About 8 people will be able to ride aboard the float, rather than walk.

If you have not RSVPd, please drop us a line at to do so, and let us know how many friends, or precinct members, you are bringing.

We need banner carriers. We have a banner on two poles, and need pairs to carry the banner.  Multiple pairs will mean no one has to carry it the whole way!