Calendar

The Walla Walla County Democrats hold meetings on a regular basis. Newcomers are always welcome! You will find specific dates listed on our calendar, but the meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are both in person and virtual. We meet in person in the board room of the Walla Walla School District Building, 364 S. Park St., Walla Walla. Zoom meeting links are regularly sent to our email list. If you would like to be added to our list or simply join one of our meetings virtually, please contact us for details or sign up for our mailing list here.

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Apr
14
Thu
Ann Marie Danimus Town Hall @ El Sombrero
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet & greet with the candidate and ask questions.  Ann Marie Danimus is a Democrat running for Congress in Washington State’s 5th District.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/395441079072119

Apr
23
Sat
Natasha Hill – Walla Walla Virtual Town Hall
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Candidate for Congress, 5th Congressional District

Event registration here: https://www.natashaforcongress.com/events

Jun
4
Sat
Day of Action – Coordinated Campaign & GOTV @ Pioneer Park Band Shelter
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are kicking off the Washington State Democrats Coordinated Campaign and get-out-the-vote efforts in Walla Walla. There is a meeting at 12:00 p.m. at the band shelter at Pioneer Park (940 E Alder St), where lunch will be served and some very important canvassing training given. There also will be an opportunity to meet 16th LD and county-level candidates. After lunch and training, volunteers will canvass precincts to talk to Strong Democratic voters and get them excited about voting in the August primary and November general election.

Please RSVP at https://secure.ngpvan.com/D-oMezsYpUqoeIYgrL3Dmg2

Jun
23
Thu
Water Rights Adjudication – Ag & Rural Caucus @ Zoom meeting (link in description)
Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86055131402?pwd=SFVvUDF2UkEyTlAzYmR0OVBCM2Yxdz09

An event of the Ag and Rural Caucus of the State Democratic Central Committee

Water Rights Adjudication: Theory, Yakima Experience, and the Nooksack Anticipation

Mary Verner, Department of Ecology: Theory
Tom Ring, veteran of Yakima adjudication: Experience

William Clarke, Whatcom County, Ag Water Board: Anticipation

Water Rights: The FundamentalsLet’s start at the beginning. Who has rights to use public waters and how did they get them? This is the business of water right adjudication. And the Department of Ecology, working for the state, is boss. Except that the state is a latecomer to claiming jurisdiction, about a hundred years. And except that only the courts can really adjudicate water rights.

Confused? Aside from one-on-one adjudications, there has been only one general basin adjudication, the Yakima. It took forty years. It wrapped up in2019.  It is known by its court title: Ecology v Acquella.

Next up is the Nooksack (WRIA-01). Are landowners in Whatcom County looking forward to forty years of litigation?

Our meeting on 23 June takes up water right adjudication, the experience in the Yakima basin, and the anticipations in the Nooksack.