2019 FDR Dinner

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We hope you will join us for the 2019 FDR Dinner, to be held Friday, August 2nd at the Yakima Convention Center.

We have a wonderful evening planned for you with keynote speaker Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Dr. Steve Ghan, Emily Washines, WA State Democrats Chair Tina Podlodowski, and more!

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We are honored to be joined by Emily Washines, who will be our emcee for the evening.

Emily Washines, MPA and scholar, is an enrolled Yakama Nation tribal member with Cree and Skokomish lineage. Her blog, Native Friends, focuses on history and culture. Building understanding and support for Native Americans is evident in her films, writing, speaking, and exhibits. Her research topics include the Yakama War, women’s rights, traditional knowledge, resource management, fishing rights, and food sovereignty. Emily speaks Ichiskiin (Yakama language) and other Native languages. Yakima Herald-Republic lists her as Top 39 under 39. She received a Single Impact Event Award for her November 2018 symposium presentation from the Association of King County Historical Organizations. She lives on the Yakama reservation with her husband and three children.

Steve Ghan

Steve Ghan is a widely published climate scientist with a doctorate in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently a climate scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he develops global climate models and uses them to simulate future climate change, including impacts on mountain snow. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in representing the effects of aerosol particles on clouds and climate in global climate models.

As a fierce advocate for reducing carbon emissions, Steve is also a volunteer with Citizens’ Climate Lobby, working to develop the political will to address climate change in government.

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We are excited to welcome Washington State’s current Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, as our keynote speaker for the 2019 FDR Dinner. As the state’s chief legal officer, Bob is responsible for an office that:

  • Protects the public by upholding the Consumer Protection Act and enforcing laws against anti-competitive business practices.
  • Proposes legislation to further protect families and children and provide clear, just and enforceable laws.
  • Investigates and prosecutes persons accused of crimes at the request of the Governor or a county prosecutor.
  • Advises the Governor, members of the Legislature, other state officers, and county prosecutors on legal issues.

Bob Ferguson 5Bob is a fourth-generation Washingtonian whose great-grandparents homesteaded in the 19th century on the Skagit River, near what is now Marblemount. He graduated from Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle and earned a BA from the University of Washington. He earned his JD from New York University Law School and served on the King County Council before his election to the office of Attorney General in 2012. He was re-elected as Attorney General in 2016.

Bob and his wife, Colleen, are the proud parents of 11-year-old twins, Jack and Katie.

In addition to our esteemed speakers, there will be a no-host bar, catered dinner, silent auction, awards and recognitions, and a chance to meet local candidates and shop the silent auction during the Cocktail Hour from 5:30-6:30.

Support your local Democratic organizations as we work hard to turn Central WA BLUE!

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Please note, if you would like to purchase your ticket(s) or table by check or reserve a ticket and pay at the door, please contact us at yccc@yakimademocrats.com, or call 509-452-7197 to make arrangements.