Thursday, October 29, 2009

People, Get Ready

When the Republican Senate filibuster begins, what a moment in history that will be.
Wealthy Republicans with government provided quality health insurance denying Americans basic health coverage.
I hope we are ready. We need to be mobilized.

-100,000 on the Mall and in front of the Capital in Washington, DC, while the filibuster is underway
-thousands at every Senator's office participating in the filibuster,
-the senate chamber filled with folks denied health insurance or not able to pay the exorbitant premiums
-protests outside every Senator's state offices

Let the TV cameras capture this moment in history,as they did with the civil rights marches and Viet Nam war protests
This is our moment in history and it is fast approaching.

Are you ready?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

COLLAPSE on Thursday Night

Need something different to do on Thursday night? Concerned about where our economy is going and the future of our country? Head across our favorite bridge to Hood River and the Skylight Theatre to preview Collapse, the 82 minute 'buzz film' of the Toronto Film Festival. Read a review here and see a clip here.

Show times are 6:30 and 8:30 pm. Get there early enough to buy a beer and a slice of pizza. After the show, there will be a film crew there interviewing people's reactions!

Colbert Report Weighs in on Referendum 71

If you missed the Colbert Report last night, here's what you missed:

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Word - Don't Ask Don't Tell
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorReligion

Monday, October 26, 2009

Public Option Annie

The Billionaires for Wealth Care have struck again, infiltrating Friday's conference in DC of the American Health Plan Insurers. This creative protest is worth a look.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Got Your Ballot?

Good. Now Mark It and Drop It Off! Better yet, see if any of your friends or neighbors need theirs dropped off, and run a Ballot Carpool!

Need suggestions? The WA State Democrats endorsed a NO vote on I-1033, which is listed right below the instructions on how to fill out the ballot. Also endorsed was a YES vote on I-71 to uphold the domestic partners legislation.

If you'd like some discussion first, be sure to head on over to Dallesport for tomorrow night's Klickitat Democrats meeting. It will be a full night, with presentations on the ballot issues, health care reform, and introduction of a 2010 LD candidate by none other than George Fearing, who ran against Doc Hastings last time around.

Finally, Klickitat Democrats now have a Facebook Page! Come visit, we need all the fans we can get.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ballots On The Way

A Message from the WA State Democrats:

Today, ballots are available for the 2009 General Election. Absentee voters should be getting their ballots this week or early next week.

There are two items on the ballot that you should pay close attention to:

  • Vote YES on Referendum 71. If this measure fails, important protections will be taken away from Washington's domestic partners.
  • Vote NO on Initiative 1033. Tim Eyman's Initiative 1033 will hurt our communities by taking away needed resources.

These races are hotly contested, and your vote and support are needed!

Also, did you know that there's still time to register to vote for the 2009 General Election? For this information and answers to more of your questions, visit our Voting Information page:

Friday, October 2, 2009


Mark your calendars:
Friday October 23rd
Dallesport Community Center

5:30 pot luck
6:15 business meeting
7:00 program

Due to scheduling difficulties, we are postponing the meeting with Sharon Smith but are working on a future joint meeting with Skamania Democrats. With the election upon us, there are a few initiatives and referenda on the state ballot to discuss, as well as some more local items. The health care reform debate is ever evolving, and we will have a panel discussion on that as well. Please join us for an evening of information and Democratic fellowship.