January 11, 2016 by islandersvoice1
Democrats and independents are invited to the next quarterly meeting of the San Juan County Democrats at 11:45 am to 1:45 pm on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in the Community Meeting Room at Skagit Valley College in Friday Harbor. (The unusual start time is to accommodate party members arriving on the inter-island ferry at 11:30 am.) This will be the SJCD’s first meeting of the 2016 presidential election year, which îs given all the more importance due to the domestic and foreign challenges our country is facing and the failure of the Republican Party to field sensible presedential candidates and policies.
Our primary agenda item on January 23 will be preparation for our county’s Democratic presidential primary precinct caucuses to be held on various islands at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 26, with locations to be announced. (Please put it on your calendar.) For those of you chomping at the bit to nominate Hillary or Bernie, this will be your opportunity to learn how the nomination process will play itself out locally, statewide, and nationally over the next several months starting March 26 in our county.
Other agenda items will include: 1) 2016 election calendar; 2) Presentation, discussion, and approval of 2016 action plans; 3) Planning for November’s Get Out The Vote campaign; 4) Treasurer’s report; 5) Update on 2016 budget and fundraising plan; and 6) Discussion of the county’s proposed update to the existing Shoreline Master Program.