The Yakima County Democratic Party welcomes you to our website which contains a wealth of information including a page of links taking you to most things Democratic at the Local, Regional, State and National levels.
Dates and times of the monthly meetings of local party organizations are listed on the Meetings/Events Page.
The 2014 Platform as adopted by the Yakima County Democrats on April 12, 2014 can be found here.
Our office is located at 402 South 3rd Street, Yakima, WA, (509) 452-7197, which will be the center of campaign activities this year.
Help us achieve our goals by volunteering for the various committees and activities we have scheduled throughout the year.
ANNUAL FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT DINNER
June 12, 2015
Contact: Susan Palmer, Chair
For Immediate Release
“For an off-year election it was an amazing, record turn-out at this year’s Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner held at the Naches Heights Vineyard and Wilridge Winery on Saturday, June 6, 2015, which included social hour, dinner, speeches and live music,” Susan Palmer, Yakima County Democratic Chairman declared.
We were disappointed the State Legislature budget disagreement kept Governor Jay Inslee in Olympia to participate in the ongoing discussions. We are also proud that he gave those discussions priority over attending our county fundraising event.
Both Congressman Derek Kilmer and Chief Judge Ted Strong gave outstanding speeches. Congressman Kilmer pointed out corporations are not people and money is not free speech and until we make changes, American corporations will have record profits and American families will have less to live on. Congressman Kilmer also shared that he does not think it is a good use of time being super frustrated but encouraged local Democrats to choose to be motivated because we have work to do.
Judge Strong spoke about the “will of women in the Democratic party” and the need to invest in our children so they can become our future leaders. He also discussed supporting Governor Inslee in keeping the “Evergreen State green,” the need to understand climate change and how we are contributing to it, and what we can do individually to respect our “Earth Mother.” Judge Strong added that we are making history.
The Yakima County Democrats thank their sponsors, donors, supporters, volunteers and businesses for participating and creating such a vibrant event.
Susan Palmer said, “Our great turn-out is an indication that Yakima County is ready for real change. We, Democrats, are excited to lead the way.”
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ACLU DISTRICT VOTING RULING
We are pleased to share that Judge Rice has ordered the City conduct future elections using seven geographic districts and that all seven City Council positions face election this year under the new system. Please see the story at the following link: