UPDATE: Partial victory! While Bellingham turned out to express outrage at the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, it’s disappointing that Bellingham Police still lacks a permanent citizen community-led oversight body with a lead role in police accountability. Instead, the Bellingham Police Department… Read More »Demand citizen oversight for BPD
RC Endorsements 2020 Needs You! 2020 will be a very important election year. Do you want to help shape Bellingham and Whatcom County ballots, meet candidates, and learn more about local issues? We’re accepting applications for our endorsement committee and we are looking for additional people who can… Read More »Let’s get to work! Jan 2020
In a recent poll completed by Riveters Collective seeking input on what areas the organization should focus on in the upcoming year, Climate Action was the top priority. Each month, Riveters Collective will highlight climate action mitigation policies and strategies that our endorsed elected officials… Read More »Focus on Climate Action – Rep Sharon Shewmake
Event Goals To respond to acts of hate in Ferndale; to give voice to the pain, struggle, and resilience of minority populations; and to show each other that we are not alone. To gather a like-minded Ferndale community in a safe space where experiences, concerns,… Read More »Not in Our Community – Post Event Debrief
Riveters! Remember the awesome Riveters Pledge To Vote campaign you all helped make happen last year?? We engaged unheard, “low-propensity” voters- the voters who are responsible for our biggest wins of 2018. This year, WE’RE DOING IT AGAIN! Because this year’s elections are too important… Read More »We are hiring paid canvassers!
Earlier this summer, flyers appeared in Ferndale and Bellingham from a white nationalist group. The Riveters Collective stands together with people in our community who believe in the value of unity and diversity. In light of this recent visible escalation in overt white supremacist activity in… Read More »Not in Our Community!
General Why does Riveters Collective make endorsements? To support the candidates who will best advance our platform. To build political power and relationships with elected officials. To provide the community more information about candidates. Why does Riveters Collective endorse in the primary election? The RC… Read More »Endorsement FAQ
Whether or not you attended our Campaign Training for All event, here are some links to help you make your make your campaign inclusive and get started on the right track. Inclusivity ASL Voter Assistance Hotline: https://www.nad.org/asl-voter-hotline/ Communicating with a Deaf or Hard of Hearing… Read More »Campaign Training for Everyone Resources
Follow along here as we share each step of our endorsement process. We will update this post from now until we announce our endorsements in June. June Candidate interviews were held the first week of June, 32 in total! Interviews were recorded via Facebook live.… Read More »Endorsement Process 2019