Support for President Obama and jobs, the Affordable Care Act along with tax and immigration reforms will be measured Sunday afternoon April 15 as Democrats converge on 19 Precinct Caucus sites in Yakima County. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

“The purpose of the caucuses,” said County Chair Mary Stephenson, “is to elect delegates to the County Convention Saturday April 28.  That begins the trail of delegate elections leading to the State Convention, June 1-3 in Seattle and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 3-6.”

While caucus sites and attached precincts are listed in Yakima newspaper ads, voters can also find their precinct caucus locations on the Internet by clicking on http://www.wa-democrats.info.

There are seven sites in Yakima, two in Selah and others in Union Gap, Cowiche, Naches, Moxee/East Valley, Grandview, Granger, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Wapato and Zillah.

The County Chair emphasized that the precinct caucuses are a great opportunity for voters to get involved in this year’s elections at the grassroots level.

Individuals unable to attend the caucuses due to disability, military service or religious reasons may find pertinent information and forms at the wa-democrats.info website.

At the caucuses, participants will sign in and designate their presidential preference and some may present resolutions for party consideration. The April 15th caucuses will elect a total of 517 delegates to the County Convention on April 28 in the Yakima Convention Center.

The convention will conclude that evening with the County’s annual FDR Dinner.

Further information is available at the County Democratic Office at 452-7197 or website: www.yakimademocrats.com.