Stealth Republicans running for County Council and Port of Bellingham / Facebook post, Sj Robson

October 29, 2017  Sandy Robson

A joint campaign flyer paid for by the campaigns for four self-described “nonpartisan” candidates running for office in Whatcom County in the November general election, just arrived in voters’ mailboxes. The top of one side of the flyer reads: “Tired of Partisan politics? So are we.” The flip side of the flyer reads, in part: “We Don’t Want To Be Elected By A Political Party, We Want To Be Elected By The People.”

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You can run (for office), but you can’t hide: Documenting some nonpartisans’ partisanship / Facebook post, Sj Robson

 

Republican recommendations 2016

3 hrs August 23, 2017  Sandy Robson

If you pay attention to local politics you probably know that in the 2016 general election, the Whatcom County Republican Party officially recommended then-candidate for President Donald J. Trump and his VP running mate, Mike Pence, on its 2016 “Republican Recommendations” list (shown in attached screenshot photo). And, even though many people have expressed disgust and anger with some, or most, of the Trump administrations’ actions thus far in his presidency, the Whatcom County Republican Party (known as the “Whatcom Republicans”) still displays, on its Whatcomgop.com website’s homepage, a graphic featuring the 2016 Trump/Pence logo with the “Make America Great Again” slogan alongside it.  Continue reading

Motivation for people to attend April 13 (at 6:00pm) Public Hearing, Whatcom Districting Committee map / Facebook post, SJ Robson

Whatcom dems districting hearing

Whatcom Democrats email flier

7 hrs  April 10, 2016  Sandy Robson  ACTION

Here’s some motivation for people to attend the April 13 (at 6:00pm) Public Hearing for the Whatcom Districting Committee map, and weigh-in to the committee on the new proposed 5-District map. [Here is a link to the agenda for the hearing and copies of the maps being considered: http://wa-whatcomcounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/17324 . The hearing is being held at Whatcom County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham] Continue reading

What Do Coal Port Interests’ Clear Choices Mean? / Coal Stop, Sandy Robson

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10/23/2015 Facebook comment by Clear Ballot Choices (Pacific International Terminals LLC) Campaign Manager and Committee Chair Ron Reimer after the date the PAC registered with the PDC.

October 26, 2015  Sandy Robson

News broke this past weekend in Whatcom County about a last minute coal terminal-funded PAC, formed by Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) applicant Pacific International Terminals LLC, to support Charter Review Commission-generated Props 1, 2, and 3, and to oppose citizen-proposed Prop 9, placed on the November election ballot, via ordinance, by the Whatcom County Council. The PAC is named Clear Ballot Choices (Pacific International Terminals, LLC). Continue reading