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Our Values: Building a Sustainable Future

Our Values: Building a Sustainable Future by Dan Neill, Communications Committee Chair Global warming is real. Global warming is man-made. There will always be deniers (and those who acquiesce, to appeal to deniers), and really who can help those people? Nobody is seriously “for” global warming. Let’s review some of [...]

September 8th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Why Reparations Now?

Flogging scars on a slave. Colored waiting room sign taken in 1943. Sign with American flag "We want white tenants in our white community," directly opposite the Sojourner Truth homes, a new US federal housing project in Detroit, Michigan taken in 1942. Photo credit: National Archives / Wikimedia, Library [...]

OP-ED: It’s Up to Us; It’s Always Been Up to Us

OP-ED: It's Up to Us; It's Always Been Up to Us By Stefan Jones, WashCo Dems Communication Committee Member Millions of people invested great enthusiasm in the Mueller investigation, giving them hope as the president added to his dismaying roster of gaffes, lies, and assorted assaults on democracy. Congressional Democrats [...]

August 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Washington County Fair Stories and Straw Poll Results

Washington County Fair Stories and Straw Poll Results The WashCo Dems recently hosted a booth at the Washington County Fair. Over the course of four days, our volunteers met thousands of people and many of them participated in our straw poll by selecting their favorite and second favorite Democratic [...]

August 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Our Values: Restoring Governmental Integrity

Our Values: Restoring Governmental Integrity by Karolina Newcombe, Communications Committee Member When it comes to voting and election law, Democrats and Republicans don't just have a different approach--they are polar opposites. Democrats want as many Americans as possible to vote. Republicans prefer it when fewer people vote, and have publicly [...]

August 4th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

What Happens in a Central Committee Meeting?

The Central Committee meeting takes place once a month, and it is a time for local party members to assemble and conduct party business. Meetings are conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order (11th Ed). Robert's Rules is a form of parliamentary procedure and is a standard guide for conducting meetings and making decisions [...]

August 4th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

WashCo Dems Op-Ed: Presidential Elections & Legislative Power

WashCo Dems Op-Ed: Presidential Elections & Legislative Power By Gary Peterson, PCP, Washington County We need to remind ourselves of what the constitution says when we elect a President. The President does not have any legislative powers and can’t legally implement any of their agenda, plans, or initiatives. I ask, [...]

August 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Minamata: Critically Thinking About Our Health

Minamata: Critically Thinking About Our Health By Dr. Michael Steele, Washington County Democrats Communications A few decades ago methyl mercury poisoning afflicted a Japanese town called Minamata, with local industrial wastes dumped into the bay adjacent to the town, eventually entering the food chain, working its way up the scale [...]

July 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |