Fellow Democrats;
It is that time of the year once again! Time for us to celebrate our 43rd annual “Give ’em Hell Harry Dinner & Auction.” We want you to join us for our yearly celebration and fundraising effort where proceeds are put to work electing and re-electing our outstanding Democratic candidates in Cowlitz County. This year’s auction will be held on Friday June 1st, 2018, at the Cowlitz County Regional Conference Center. This year’s theme is “Partnerships in Labor” and we will kick-off at 5:00 p.m. with our silent auction and social hour. Dinner will be served at 6:30p.m., followed by our live auction.

Join us! This year your tickets are $50 per person or you can reserve a table for 8 for $400. Purchase your tickets early! This will allow us to plan how much fantastic food and drinks to have available for you. (Please let us know if you or your guests have any special dietary needs.)

Donate auction items! We are excited to share the evening with you at the event this year. We are requesting auction item donations. These items can be something traditional or fun and different like products, adventures or experiences!

Partner with us! You can make a monetary donation to sponsor “Give ’em Hell Harry.” Your donations get Democrats elected in Cowlitz County. Choose one of three different levels of Partnership: 

Friends of Dems – $50 to $399

Sponsors of Change – $400 to $799

Champions of Change – $800 +

To purchase tickets, arrange the donation of auction items, and make your monetary contributions please contact our local party Treasurer Melissa Thompson at (253) 9707339 or make a payment online at www.cowlitz.wa-democrats.net. We thank you for your partnership and generous support! Graciously yours,
The 2018 Give ‘em Hell Harry Committee

Every two years the Washington State Democrats have a State Convention.  Why are we holding LD Caucuses? To elect delegates and alternates to

attend the 2018 State Convention. Delegates will be the voting body of the convention and vote on final passage of proposed platform and resolutions. Why are we holding County Conventions? To craft and ratify local county platforms and resolutions. To draft platform language, resolutions, and adjust Platform planks to share with the State Platform Committee.  Why are we holding a state convention? To finalize and ratify the platform for 2018-2020.  But really, why are we doing all this work? The convention cycle is your local organization and the state party’s biggest opportunity to gain feedback from the community on our values and members into out organizations.  This is our time to organize and recruit leaders of tomorrow into the party and This is THE GRASSROOTS! The State Convention this year is June 15th & 16th in Wenatchee.

Since we have 4 Counties in our LD we are holding 4 separate Sub-caucuses on Saturday March 24th starting at 10 am.

If you live in Thurston County please attend the caucus and elect 1 Delegate at:

Komachin Middle School, 3650 College St SE Lacey, WA 98503

If you live in Lewis County please attend the caucus and elect 2 Delegates and 1 Alternate at:

Chehalis Middle School, 1060 SW 20th St Chehalis, WA 98532

If you live in Cowlitz County please attend the caucus and elect 1 Delegate and 1 Alternate at:

McClelland Arts Center, 951 Delaware St Longview, WA 98632

If you live in Clark County please attend the caucus and elect 1 Delegate at:

Cascade Middle School, 13900 NE 18th St Vancouver, WA 98684

Cowlitz County and Lewis County will be holding joint LD Caucuses and County Conventions on Saturday March 24th.

Thurston County and Clark County will be holding separate LD Caucuses on March 24th and their County Conventions on April 22nd.

Please try and Pre-register on the Washington State Democrats Website at Allied Organizations

 

On Saturday January 28th all of the Executive Board of the Washington State Democratic Party are up for Election.  The newly elected State Committee Members from each County and Legislative Districts will vote on Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and a Representative from each Congressional District. They are meeting in Olympia at the Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502.

U.S. President: Hillary Clinton

Vice-President: Tim Kaine

U.S. Senate: Patty Murray

3rd Congressional District: Jim Moeller

Governor: Jay Inslee

Lt. Governor: Cyrus Habib

Sec. of State: Tina Podlodowski

State Auditor: Pat McCarthy

Attorney General: Bob Ferguson

Commissioner of Public Lands: Hilary Franz

Insurance Commissioner: Mike Kreidler

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Chris Reykdahl

Supreme Court Justices: Mary Yu, Charles Wiggins, and Barbara Madsen

Initiatives:

No on I-732 Carbon Tax

Yes on I-735 Repeal Citizens United

Yes on I-1433 Minimum Wage

No on I-1464 Public Financing Vouchers for Candidates

Yes on I-1491 Gun Responsibility

Yes on I-1501 Penalties of ID Theft on Seniors

 

We will be having our Reorganization Meeting on Saturday December 3, 2016 at 10am at the Country House Restaurant off of Exit 59.  Every two years each County and Legislative District has a Reorganization meeting where the PCO’S or Precinct Committee Officers, Elect the new Leadership for 2 year terms.  They elect the Chair, Vice-Chair (or Vice-Chairs if you decide to have more than one), the Secretary, Treasurer, State Committee Man, and State Committee Woman. The Chair and Vice-Chair have to be of opposite gender.

Come to the 40th Annual Give ’em Hell Harry Dinner & Auction on Saturday May 16th, 2015.

It is hosted by the Democratic Club of Cowlitz County and will be starting at 5p.m. at the

Cowlitz County Regional Conference Center at 1900 7th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632.

Tickets are $40 and the Theme is Black & White and will be a buffet.  Visit our website for tickets at www.democraticclubofcowlitzcounty.org.

 

We are having our 20th LD Reorganization meeting at the Country House Restaurant on December 6th at 10 a.m.  Come early to order breakfast.  We will be electing our new officers for the 2015-2016 term.  The PCOs are the only ones who can vote for the positions of: Chair, Vice Chair, State Committee Man, State Committee Woman, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Chair, Melissa Thompson