News Updates


2019 Mid-January eNews

posted Jan 18, 2019, 7:43 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

Are you ready to march?  We hope so!  Tomorrow’s Women+s March in Wenatchee (the + signifies an all-inclusive event) promises to embody our persistence and progress as a people.  We are #still here, standing on the shoulders of others, working for a healthy future for the generations to come.

Here’s an update on 2019 Women+s March:  Terry Sloan has led an enthusiastic group of organizers to plan a rally and march for NCW on Saturday, January 19, from 11a-2p.  The entire event is nonpartisan and inclusive.  The event will begin at the steps of the Chelan County Courthouse, with a kick-off by AG Bob Ferguson, and followed by other speakers who will inform and inspire us:

 

Terry Sloan, Women+s March Coordinator - MC

·         Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General - anything he wants to say

·         Sunshine Poliquin, Local criminal defense attorney – Importance of Civic Action

·         Karen Francis-McWhite – President Cascade Educational Foundation, Feeding American Democracy – One Amish Friendship Bread at a Time.

·         Cecilia Anguiano, Staff Attorney, NWIRP - Immigration Rights

·         Clare Nelle, Junior at Cascade High School - Environmental Justice

·         Verna Fitchner, Local educator, Native America community – the Disappearance of Indigenous Women

·         Jenny Pratt, Executive Director, YWCA - Homeless Women

·         Felisha Rodriguez, Community Outreach, Planned Parenthood – AND Jillian Danley, Donor Relations Officer, Planned Parenthood - Reproductive Rights and Justice

·         Cintia Murillo, Wenatchee Valley College – Persistance

Amanda Taub, President, Greater Wenatchee Jewish Community

Genjo Marinello, Zen Roshi at Seattle’s Rinzai-style Zen temple

Laura Shennum, Pastor, Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

 

TABLES WITH LITERATURE AVAILABLE WILL INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM: CAFÉ, Parque Padrino, YWCA, Planned Parenthood, Voter Registration, QSA, Kelsey Eberth #28 Day Challenge, SAGE.


Sound system by DJ Shelda

 

Marchers may then walk a mile+ route, proceeding north from Memorial Park to Second Street, heading east, then looping back to Memorial Park.  Check updates on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WMWenatchee/.  Before the event, find Jorge Chacon to get an orange vest and volunteer to help with event security.  Sign up, show up, share, bring others!  (Also plan to attend the MLK Multicultural Day event 10-3 that day at the Wenatchee Valley Museum!)



 

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As we said in the last email, although we accomplished a great deal during the 2017-2018 biennium, we realize that there is much more to do.  Working together, we can accomplish great goals and effect change.

 

For the next few weeks, we’ll staff the Dem HQ office (768 S Mission, Wenatchee) on Tues 12-4, Wed 10-2, and Thurs 3-7, and at other unscheduled times.  If you see the "Welcome-OPEN" light on in the front window, stop by to say “Hi!”  

 

On behalf of our Executive Committees,

 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

 

Upcoming Calendar Dates (* organized by affinity group/s)

1/19    Women+sMarch: 11a-1p, begin at Memorial Park, Wenatchee

1/19    * Martin Luther King Day Diversity Event, 10-3 at Wenatchee Valley Museum

1/22    State Of The Union Address

1/25-27  WA-Dem State Reorganization Meeting, Olympia

2/5       Democratic “Coffee Break” at Pybus Market, 10a—noonish, Political conversation.  All are welcome.

2/6       NCW Dem General Meeting, 6:30/Social, 7/Meeting, Douglas Co Fire District #2 Mtg Rm, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee

2/19     Democratic “Coffee Break” at Pybus Market, 10a—noonish, Political conversation.  All are welcome.

2/19     3rd Tues Training: Dem HQ, sessions at 3p and 6p, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee

2019 WOMEN+S MARCH-WenatcheeArea

posted Jan 14, 2019, 12:06 AM by Douglas County Democrats

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posted Jan 8, 2019, 4:03 PM by Douglas County Democrats


2019 Early January e-News

posted Jan 8, 2019, 3:58 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

Welcome to 2019 !  We hope you’ve been able to enjoy a bit of respite and relaxation since the Nov election.  We have a lot to be thankful for.  And we’re eager to get busy with the work ahead.  More on that in a minute.

First, please plan to attend our first General Meeting of the year tomorrow (Wed).  Although we usually meet the first Wednesday of the month, we scheduled the January meeting for this Wednesday, January 9 so that we could host our special guest, Raquel Crowley, who is Senator Patty Murray’s Central Washington Director.  We’ve asked her to attend so that we can become better acquainted.  We’re asking her to tell us about her work, the Senator’s legislative priorities, and how we can most effectively communicate our thoughts with Senator Murray.  Please come prepared to listen, and perhaps ask a few questions.  If you have concerns – or praise – for Senator Murray, consider providing Ms Crowley with a copy of your thoughts in written form.  A brief break will follow, after which we’ll have a short business meeting.

What:  General Meeting for Democrats of Chelan and Douglas counties

When: Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019, 6:30p/coffee social, 7:00p/ program and meeting

Where: 766 S Mission, Wenatchee (Alma and Jorge Chacon have graciously offered to open their office for us, which has more space than our Democratic HQ office)

Q’s:     Email us or call Bill (425-) or Karen (509-630-3055) 


Update on 2019 Women+s March:  Organizers are planning a rally and march for NCW on Saturday, January 19, from 11a-2p.  The entire event is nonpartisan and inclusive.  It will begin at the steps of the Chelan County Courthouse, with a kick-off by speakers who will inform and inspire us.  Then marchers may walk a mile+ route, proceeding north from Memorial Park to Second Street, heading east, then looping back to Memorial Park.  Planners have scheduled two sign-making events and invite anyone interested in getting together to make a sign.  Bring materials to 768 S Mission (Dem HQ) and join in on Tues Jan 8 at 6p OR Sat Jan 12 at 1p.  Follow updates on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WMWenatchee/.  Volunteer to help.  Sign up, show up, share, bring others!  (Also plan to attend the MLK Diversity event 10-3 that day at the Wenatchee Valley Museum!)


On Sunday, December 16, all three local party organizations held their biennial reorganization meetings, electing officers who will serve as representative leadership for the 2019-2020 election cycle.  Thank you to all of the Precinct Committee Officers who were able to attend and fulfill their responsibility to nominate and elect executive committee members.  Thank you to all who ran for office and to those who were elected to serve.   

2019-2020 Reorganization Meeting - Election Results 

DOUGLAS COUNTY DEMOCRATS

Chair

Karen Keleman

Vice-chair

Luther Beaty

Treasurer

Pam Morris

Secretary

Rebecca Cattin

SCM--Male/Non-Bi Gender

Don Spurlock

SCM-Female/Non-Bi Gender

LaVern Strawn

 

 

DEMOCRATS OF CHELAN COUNTY

Chair

Bill Miller

Co-Vice-chair

John Haggerty

Co-Vice-chair

Pam Wood

2nd Vice-chair

Sandi Bammer

Treasurer

Frances Titus

Secretary

Suzi Lane

SCM--Male/Non-Bi Gender

Ed Martinez

SCM-Female/Non-Bi Gender

Nancy Miller

 

 

12TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT DEMOCRATS

Chair

Suellen Harris

Vice-chair

Gary Provo

2nd Vice-chair

Clark Hansen

Treasurer

Shelley English

Secretary

Cintia Murillo

SCM--Male/Non-Bi Gender

Mario Reyes

SCM-Female/Non-Bi Gender

Alma Chacón

 

 


Request from Congresswoman Schrier:  Per her Facebook post today, Dr. Schrier would like to know how the Government Shutdown is affecting you and yours.  Please consider responding to the request on FB or Twitter or by sending her an email via her **NEW** official website: https://schrier.house.gov/ (use the “Contact” tab).  While there, consider signing up for her newsletter.  For those who live in CD4, in addition to staying in touch with Congressman Newhouse, consider keeping an eye on Congresswoman Schrier’s work, as she becomes a strong voice for NCW residents.  Per her staff, she now has offices established and staff hired for Washington DC, as well as Issaquah.  She has also indicated an intention to open an office in Wenatchee later this year!  We look forward to helping her in any way that we can—feedback, donations of ideas, time, money.  Isn’t it great to have a doctor in the House? 


**NEW** 3rd Tuesday TrainingsJoin us to learn more about the Democratic Party and best practices for grassroots activism.  Beginning Tues Jan 15, two sessions (repeated at 3p and 6p) will be held at Dem HQ.  Especially designed for PCOs and party leaders, but all Dems are welcome.  The first session will cover basic Democratic Party organization.  Watch for details.


Plans for 2019-2020:  Thank you, Bill, for sketching out some basic goals for the year ahead!

·         Keep our Members of Congress informed about the issues facing our region.

·         Recruit Democrats and like-minded individuals to run for nonpartisan public offices within our county.  We want to increase the number of like-minded individuals who hold public office.

o   We will be posting a list of offices that will be on the ballot in 2019, with filing to be completed during the week of May 13-17, 2019

o   Possibility that the State Democrats will assist with various campaign activities for these races in NCW.

·         Provide our local, state and national public officials with your direct voice about needs of our area – contact lists will be provided.

o   Attend county and municipal meetings.

o   Keep in touch with our local, state, and federal representatives.

·         Get ready for the 2020 Presidential Election year when we will again be working with the Coordinated Campaign structure of the Washington State Democrats.

o   Encourage activists from the 2018 campaign to re-engage.

o   Recruit and train additional grassroots organizers, volunteers, and PCOs .

o  Reach out to Democrats who have highly visible/good sign locations who have posted signs in previous election years (we keep a database!)

o   Besides the race for President of the USA and the re-election of Dr. Schrier, the full list of state-wide executive offices will be on the ballot.  We'll have work to do.

Our individual organizations are collaborating and creating plans-of-work and drafting budgets for the year ahead.  Together, we'll build a mini-regional plan.  Working with colleagues, both local and elsewhere, our efforts will be magnified.  In collaboration with the Washington State Democratic Party and its amazing chair and staff, we are becoming a stronger voice for North Central Washington.


Although we accomplished a great deal during the 2017-2018 biennium, we realize that there is much more to do.  Working together, we knocked on tens of thousands of doors, turning votes BLUE one conversation at a time.  Your phone calls from our office or from your homes made the difference.  You baked cookies for fundraisers, played music for picnic-goers, rallied for candidates and ballot measures, and attended many events to support our common causes.  You made donations of needed supplies, time, and money—and made it all possible!   Much of this work was better coordinated and more keenly focused through the collective efforts of hundreds of volunteers and campaign staffers who worked from our local Democratic office during the past 6 months.  


Opening an office in a non-presidential election year, took strategic planning and a certain leap of faith.  It worked!  Democratic voter turnout increased significantly.  Recognizing how important this was to our success, our two county organizations have extended the lease commitment for at least the next few months, during which time we'll identify the important work that needs to be done and assess potential sources of funding to support that work. A serious proposal is being developed to keep the NCW Democratic Headquarters Office open for these critical next two years.  We believe we can be more effective by maintaining an accessible and visible local presence.  We’ll soon have the proposal available and ready for discussion.  We believe we can make this work—with your help.  What do you think?  How would you be willing to help?  


For the next few weeks, we’ll staff the Dem HQ office on Tues 12-4, Wed 10-2, and Thurs 3-7, and at other unscheduled times.  If you see the "Welcome-OPEN" light on in the front window, stop by to say “Hi!”  


On behalf of our Executive Committees,


Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

Suellen Harris, Chair, 12th Legislative District Democrats


January Calendar Dates (* organized by affinity group/s)

1/8      Women+s March Sign making, 6p at Dem HQ

1/12    Women+s March Sign making, 1p at Dem HQ

1/15    Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, Pybus Mkt

1/15    3rd Tues Training: 3p and 6p at Dem HQ

1/19    Women+sMarch: 11a-1p, begin at Memorial Park, Wenatchee

1/19    * Martin Luther King Day Diversity Event, 10-3 at Wenatchee Valley Museum

1/22    State Of The Union Address

1/25-27  WA-Dem State Reorganization Meeting, Olympia

Call To Reorganization Meeting

posted Nov 21, 2018, 8:01 AM by Douglas County Democrats

Hello Democrats,

 

We hope this email finds you well.  As we all take a little break after the hard work of the General Election, we're excited also to be moving forward with plans for the next two years. 

 

This planning begins with a meeting of each organization’s Democratic Central Committee.  Each organization’s central committee is comprised of its Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs).  At this “reorganization” meeting, leadership will be elected or re-elected to serve for the following two years (2019-2020).  Officers elected will comprise the organization’s executive board and will be responsible for conducting business on behalf of the local party organization, as directed by governing documents, the central committee, and its general membership.

 

Offices open for election for each organization will include chair, first vice-chair, 2nd vice-chair (optional), secretary, treasurer, state committee woman, and state committee man.  For the purposes of this “reorganization meeting,” only elected PCOs may vote.  Elected PCOs are those who filed for the office in May 2018 and who were publicly elected in the August 7, 2018 Primary Election.  Elected PCOs are automatically eligible to vote in both their county and legislative district reorganization meeting.  No proxies will be permitted.  Appointed PCOs, acting PCOs, and other Democrats may attend the meetings and may run for office, but are not eligible to vote.

 

The following dates have been set and locations secured in order to minimize the amount of travel necessary for those PCOs living outside of the Greater Wenatchee.

 

·         Douglas County Democrats will hold their biennial reorganization meeting on Sunday, December 16, 2018, beginning at 10:00am.  The meeting will be held at the Douglas County Fire District No 2 Meeting Room, 377 Eastmont Ave, East Wenatchee.

·         Democrats of Chelan County will hold their biennial reorganization meeting on Sunday, December 16, 2018, beginning at 10:00am.  The meeting will be held at 1735 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee.

·         Pizza lunch will be provided for all county and LD attendees—at approximately 12:30pm, at 1735 N Wenatchee Ave.

·         Legislative District 12 Democrats will hold their biennial reorganization meeting on Sunday, December 16, 2018, beginning at 1:00pm.  The meeting will be held at 1735 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee.

 

If you have questions about this “Call to Meeting” or are interested in serving on one of the executive committees, please feel free to reach out to one of us for more information.  If you are an elected PCO, please plan to attend these important meetings.  Watch for another meeting notice next week, which will include proposed rules and proposed agendas for these meetings, as well as other informative documents.

 

Thank you for your willingness to serve our community!

 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

Dan Maher, Chair, LD12 Democrats

2018 Mid-November eNews

posted Nov 14, 2018, 9:51 PM by Douglas County Democrats

The Changing Political Climate, especially in the WA-8th CD!

 

The recent victory of Dr. Kim Schrier in Washington State’s 8th Congressional District was a result of many factors.  Certainly the political mood of the country about the actions and inactions of the Republican Congress was a major reason, but Dr. Schrier’s campaign focus on health care, the one item that impacts everyone across the district at some point in their life, was key.

 

Our retiring member of Congress, Dave Reichert, and the Republican nominee, Dino Rossi, contributed to Kim Schrier’s win by their being unwilling to meet with constituents. Neither were willing to embrace the function of the job, to be a Representative of their district.  Dr. Kim on the other hand, spent hours traveling, learning and listening to her future constituents.  Dave Reichert’s unwillingness to listen and work with his constituents about important issues helped set the mood for the Blue Wave in the 8th CD even in the counties east of the Cascades.  In Chelan County, the shift in voter preference has been profound.  As of Thursday, two days after the election, Dr. Schrier is leading District-wide by nearly 6% (more than 12,000 voters) and, if the final results are similar, her success in the three counties of Chelan, Douglas and Kittitas was a major factor in her victory.  As an example, in Chelan County she has received 10.9% higher support than the Democrat in 2012, 15% higher than the Democrat in 2014 and 12.4% stronger than the Democrat in 2016. 

 

Representation was what Dr. Kim advocated and why she was successful. The 8th CD is no longer the same district it was in 2012 when the east of the Cascade counties were added to the district.  The demographics and key political issue of the voting population are also important factors.  Health Care became the driving issues and the Republicans had already demonstrated their dislike for the Affordable Care Act and their unwillingness to help improve this critical program. This issue cuts across party and ethnic lines as well as across every age group.

 

Let me get back to the big change in support for our Democratic candidate this year from the counties east of the Cascades. 

 

Counties

Democratic 

vote in 2012 in 8thCD

Democratic 

vote in 2014   in 8th CD

Democratic vote in 2016 in 8th CD

Democratic 

vote in 2018  in 8th CD (Nov10th*)

Average increase 

in support

(Nov10th*)

Chelan

33.91%

29.76%

32.40%

44.83%

12.81%

Douglas

31.77%

26.72%

29.12%

39.7%

10.5%

Kittitas

43.44%

33.19%

35.59%

44.34%

6.94%

 

 

 

 

 

 

*waiting for final certified results Nov 27, 2018

 

This major increase in Democratic support was caused by a number of factors, some mentioned above, but a great deal to do with the energy on the ground from local volunteers, starting more than a year ago across the 8th CD. This is where the indivisible groups like NCW United, who sponsored Candidate & Issue Forums, helped with determining voter’s priorities and increased the public awareness, and where FUSE, CAFÉ, and similar groups, who sponsored Voter Registration drives, brought in those essential new voters.  Here in NCW the focal point since this summer was the NCW Democratic office that welcomed all volunteers and the organizers from the Washington State Democratic Party, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Elect Dr. Kim Schrier campaign.  This focus mirrored the activities going on in Pierce and King counties.  Literally thousands of volunteers across the 8th CD helped Dr. Kim across the victory line.  But note, the major increase in support from the counties east of the Cascades was a major reason we are celebrating a victory.  Take away the increased support from our counties east of the Cascades and Dr. Kim would only be leading by 1+%, and Dino would not have conceded yet. The volunteers in our area should take credit for making this happen. 

 

WA-State Democratic Chair, Tina Podlodowski, was the driving force who made sure we had Legislative District candidates running in every district around the state, and consequently NCW had the benefit of hosting the State Coordinated Campaign organizers working out of our office and driving up our Democratic voter base. Thanks so much, Tina ! 

 

A major shout-out goes to the NCW Democratic volunteers, who spent thousands of hours planning and hosting events, canvassing and making phone calls, training volunteers, entering data, and helping voters and visitors.  Without these efforts there would not have been a field game.  Because of them, the 8th CD now has a doctor in the House!

 

And now, it’s time to start preparing for the 2020 Presidential Election. 

 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

Dan Maher, Chair, LD12 Democrats

2018 Nov General Election eNews

posted Nov 9, 2018, 9:22 AM by Douglas County Democrats

Hello, NCW Democrats and Friends,  

You have rallied for great candidates and issues, attended caucuses and conventions, picnics and dinners, stepped up to walk hundreds of miles, talk with thousands of voters, spent endless hours making phone calls, written hundreds of new-voter thank you’s, and always kept the mood positive and forward-thinking.  We can’t thank you enough.  We all wish our candidates success as they near this next hurdle.  We'll be right there with them as they cross the finish line.

QUICK SUMMARY:

Tuesday, 11/6:  Canvass or Phonebank -- Call William ((253-363-5075) or Myra and Carmen ((206-491-3024).  Need info?  Call Dem HQ (509-436-8899).

Tuesday, 11/6:  ELECTION NIGHT WATCH PARTIESWenatchee Area (Rhubarb Mkt, 11/6, 5:30-9p, potluck); Leavenworth Area (Gustav’s, 5:30-9:30p, no-host)

Wednesday, 11/7:  Take a breath, take a walk, be with friends and family.  No General Meeting of local Democrats in November—we’ll reconvene in December with reorganization meetings (election of leadership), winter gathering, and planning for 2019 and 2020.  The beat will go on.

Lots of PCOs and volunteers are now “pros” using new tools and know the drill about being on the inside of campaign organizing.  Even if you were only able to be involved in spirit and word, we appreciate you.  We hope you feel a sense of pride in our collective accomplishments.  Thank you all for taking that extra step to help right this political ship.

And just in case your ballot is still sitting on the kitchen counter, please make sure to put it in a ballot drop box by 8p Tuesday.  Your vote matters!

Our office hours will adjust after the election.  Please stop by Dem HQ M-F 10a-2p (thru 11/15), for coffee or a chat, to say “thanks” to our staff and volunteers, or consider making a donation.  We’ll resume 10a coffees at Pybus on Nov 20 (1st and 3rd Tues ea mo).

Please consider joining us for an election night gathering or an upcoming event.  We value you, your ideas, and your friendship as fellow Democrats. 

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats, 509-630-3055

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County, 425-444-9598

Dan Maher, Chair, 12th LD Democrats, 509-433-7336

2018 Mid-October eNews

posted Oct 19, 2018, 11:46 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Hello, NCW Democrats and Friends,

QUICK SUMMARY:

·         DEBATE WATCH PARTY TONIGHT!  CD8 Candidates Kim Schrier v Dino Rossi, NCWDem HQ, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee, 6p potluck/7-8p televised debate (if you can’t attend at CWUniversity, Ellensburg, or come to the HQ, watch on KING5.com)

·         PCO and volunteer workshop tonight and every Wed 6:30-8:30p

·         Canvassing and Phonebanking opportunities every day, everywhere!

·         Voter registration and information opportunities, Wed 7-8p, CAFE office, 766 S Mission

Ballots will “drop” into our mailboxes by Friday.  The work we do over the next 3 weeks will set the course for our future.  Join with other volunteers who will knock on doors and contact voters to ask for their commitment to 1) VOTE and 2) to vote for Democrats--up and down the ballot.  

 

If you’re a PCO, watch for a separate email soon.  

 

The office opens by 10a every day and doesn't close down until 9p.  There’s a constant stream of Democrats flowing through the space, signing up to help, picking up signs, writing notes to voters, so many tasks.  Feel free to call the Democratic Headquarters Office (509-436-8899), email us, or stop by to offer your support. Fresh coffee is always being brewed.

Our two full-time field organizers at Dem HQ need your help to meet their goals.  When William or Myra call, please say, "YES!"  During the days ahead, we’ll be contacting Dems who haven’t returned their ballots (GetOutTheVote--GOTV).  There are many ways you can help.

CAMPAIGN NOTES:

 

·         Coordinated Campaign helping elect all Dems/Cantwell-Schrier- CBrown-Sarratt-Duvall: Contact William Stewart-Wood (253-363-5075,william@wa-democrats.org)  Sign up for canvass or phonebanks: https://www.wa-democrats.org/event/index?page=1  Phonebanking Sat-Thur/5-8p at Dem HQ (or stop by anytime and we can get you started); Canvass every Sat or Sun 11a-3p from Dem HQ; 10/21 at 3p and 11/3 at noon in Leavenworth, and from other locations throughout the weeks ahead. Once you’ve received basic training, you can pick up, or we can send you, a list and you can canvass or phonebank any time that’s convenient for you.  For all candidates, the script is specific and the target voters are strategic. It’s critical that you work from these lists and that the data be entered into the database on the same day to avoid duplication of effort and redundant contacts with voters.  Lists available anytime in the Dem HQ (with tutorial to get you started).

·         Schrier Campaign:  Contact Myra Hernandez (206-491-3024, myra@drkimschrier.com) Sign up for canvass or phonebanks: https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/0vxE708gzECUM5CaFu7rLw2?pc=98118&results=True&date_start=06-12-2018.  Myra is eager to help you get to work for Kim!  Canvass every Sat 10a-2p/Sun 12-4p from Dem HQ and from other locations throughout the week.  Myra can create lists for you anytime—lists that can be picked up in our office (we’ll offer tutorial, if desired) or emailed to you.  Phonebank from Dem HQ Tues/Thur 6-8p. Note that whenever you canvass with the Coordinated Campaign, you also turn out CD8 voters for Kim Schrier!

·         Christine Brown Campaign:  Contact Amanda (509-551-4277, hello@christinebrownforcongress.com)  OR canvass for the Coordinated Campaign via our office and turn out CD4 voters for Christine!

·         About Campaign SIGNS and Swag:  We have them and more will be coming in soon.  Do you live on a busy corridor or in a neighborhood dominated by Republican swag?  You can make a statement that Dems are alive and well in NCW! Call or stop by the Dem HQ to request or pick up.  Delivery is possible. Call 509-436-8899 or email ncwdems@gmail.com.  Your donation in any amount will help us pay the rent!

ONGOING PCO AND Grassroots Organizer TRAINING WORKSHOPS: Stop by Dem HQ any Wednesday from 6:30—8:30p for personalized and small group trainings.

VOTER REGISTRATION:  Volunteers who are canvassing carry voter reg forms, distributing them as requested to household members of the voters we’re contacting.  Final registration deadline for new WA voters for this election is 10/29.

VOTER INFORMATION EVENTS:  **new** courtesy of CAFÉ: every Wednesday evening in October, 7—8p, 766 S Mission St, Wenatchee, informal NON-PARTISAN voter help(click link for detail)—how to vote, fill out a ballot, deadlines, candidate/issue info.  Sign up to help HERE.  Bilingual skills appreciated, but not necessary!

 

DEBATE INFO:

U.S. Senate Debate between Maria Cantwell and Susan Hutchison (click for add’l info)

Saturday, October 20, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., at Spokane Community College, Spokane.

Alternative: Sign up to canvass before or after, then return to Dem HQ for a debate watch-party!

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT/SENATE CANDIDATE FORUMS/MEET-n-GREET:

Oct 17, 6 pm       LOCATION: Twisp Grange

                            Candidate forum

                            Hosted by the Twisp Grange

Oct 23, 4 pm       LOCATION: Wenatchee Valley College

                            Candidate forum

                            District 12 Representatives & Candidates

                            Hosted by Apple STEM Network & GWATA

 

Oct 26, 5-6pm CD8 Candidate Kim Schrier, Meet-n-Greet (location tbd) and other events throughout the day.  Watch for details.

 

Nov 3 Watch for details for event with Maria Cantwell, Kim Schrier

Watch for election night watch party details to come: Wenatchee area, Leavenworth, Chelan/Manson.  Together, we can make this a night we’ll want to remember!

Bill, Karen, & Dan

Please mark your calendar for these important dates, too:

·      Oct 17 (Wed) Schrier v Rossi debate, CWU in Ellensburg: watch party at DemHQ 6p potluck, 7-8p debate.

·   November 6 (Tues), GENERAL ELECTION and election night watch party, location TBA

·   Nov 7 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30/Social, 7/meeting,  6:30-8:30, NCWDem HQ Office

·   Nov 15 (approx) Close NCW Dem HQ

·   Dec 5 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30/Social, 7/meeting, NCWDem HQ Office (or location TBD)

·   December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

We look forward to seeing and working with you soon.

2018 Early October eNews

posted Oct 19, 2018, 11:44 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Hello, NCW Democrats and Friends,

 

QUICK SUMMARY:

 

·         NO GENERAL MEETING TONIGHT!  All efforts now going into voter activation and turnout!  Please volunteer to help.

·         PCO and volunteer workshop tonight and every Wed 6:30-8:30p

·         Canvassing and Phonebanking opportunities every day, everywhere!

·         Voter registration and information opportunities

·         Debate info, watch-parties, more

 

During the last couple of weeks, we've hosted dozens of phonebanks and canvasses, with volunteers knocking on doors and contacting voters, asking for their commitment to 1) VOTE and 2) to vote for Dems.  We've held a big dinner, hearing from candidates and other inspirational speakers; hosted a successful fundraiser at Nason Creek Rest Area (thank you to the wonderful volunteers and cookie-bakers/donors who raised over $800!); distributed hundreds of signs; trained many PCOs and other volunteers; and networked with allies throughout our area.  The office starts hopping at 10a each day and doesn't close down until 9p.  Feel free to call the Democratic Headquarters Office (509-436-8899), email us, or stop by to offer your support. The coffee is always on.

 

We now have two full-time field organizers in residence at Dem HQ.  You may receive invitations from them to help elect our great Democrats.  Please say, "YES!"

With just 2 weeks+ until ballots arrive in our mailboxes and a month-and-change until election day, it’s crunch time.  Many PCOs and neighborhood volunteers are leading the effort to turnout voters.  Right now, we’re “nudging” sporadic Dem voters to vote.  After ballots “drop” we’ll contact Dems who haven’t returned their ballots.  There are many ways you can help. 

 

CAMPAIGN NOTES:  We may not turn every neighborhood blue this year, but every Democratic vote we can turn out counts toward getting our Democratic candidates elected -- moving local, state, and US leadership toward Democratic majorities.

·         Coordinated Campaign helping elect all Dems/Cantwell-Schrier-CBrown-Sarratt-Duvall: Contact William Stewart-Wood (253-363-5075,william@wa-democrats.org)  Sign up for canvass or phonebanks: https://www.wa-democrats.org/event/index?page=1  Phonebanking Tues/Thur 5-8p at Dem HQ (or stop by anytime Sun-Thur and we can get you started); Canvass every Sat 11a-3p/Sun 12-4p from Dem HQ; Sun 10/14 12-4p in Chelan; Sat 10/20 in Leavenworth, and from other locations throughout the week. Once you’ve received basic training, you can pick up, or we can send you, a list and you can canvass or phonebank any time that’s convenient for you.  For all candidates, the script is specific and the target voters are strategic.  It’s critical that you work from these lists and that the data be entered into the database quickly to avoid duplication of effort and redundant contacts with voters.  Lists available anytime in the Dem HQ (with tutorial to get you started).

·         Schrier Campaign: Contact Myra Hernandez (206-491-3024, myra@drkimschrier.com) Sign up for canvass or phonebanks: https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/0vxE708gzECUM5CaFu7rLw2?pc=98118&results=True&date_start=06-12-2018.  Myra is eager to help you get to work for Kim!  Canvass every Sat 10a-2p/Sun 12-4p/Wed 5-8p from Dem HQ and from other locations throughout the week.  Myra can create lists for you anytime—lists that can be picked up in our office (we’ll offer tutorial, if desired) or emailed to you.  Phonebank from Dem HQ Tues/Thur 6-8p.  Note that whenever you canvass with the Coordinated Campaign, you also turn out CD8 voters for Kim Schrier!

·         Christine Brown Campaign:  Contact Amanda (509-551- 4277, hello@christinebrownforcongress.com)  OR canvass for the Coordinated Campaign via our office and turn out CD4 voters for Christine!

·         About Campaign SIGNS and Swag:  We have them and more will be coming in soon.  Do you live on a busy corridor or in a neighborhood dominated by Republican swag?  You can make a statement that Dems are alive and well in NCW!  Call or stop by the Dem HQ to request or pick up.  Delivery is possible. Call 509-436-8899 or email ncwdems@gmail.com.  Your donation in any amount will help us pay the rent!

 

ONGOING PCO AND Grassroots Organizer TRAINING WORKSHOPS: Stop by Dem HQ any Wednesday from 6:30—8:30p for personalized and small group trainings.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION:  Volunteers help register voters at Pybus Market before each election.  Saturdays (all slots filled!) until 10/8 online/paper registration deadline.  ***NEW OPPORTUNITY: volunteers needed to staff voter reg table at CAFÉ “garage sale” this Saturday, 8a-4p.  Call 667-1926.

 

VOTER INFORMATION EVENTS:  **new** courtesy of CAFÉ: every Wednesday evening in October, 7—8p, 766 S Mission St, Wenatchee,informal NON-PARTISAN voter help(click link for detail)—how to vote, fill out a ballot, deadlines, candidate/issue info.  Sign up to help HERE.  Bilingual skills appreciated, but not necessary!

DEBATE INFO:

U.S. Senate Debate between Maria Cantwell and Susan Hutchison (click for add’l info)

Monday, October 8, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma,  

Saturday, October 20, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., at Spokane Community College, Spokane.
Alternative: Sign up to canvass before or after, then return to Dem HQ for a debate watch-party! 

 

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CANDIDATE FORUMS/DEBATES:

 

Oct 10, 5:30pm CD4 Candidate Christine Brown, “Immigration Town Hall” Le Chateau, Yakima,

 

Oct 17 (Wed) CD8 Candidates Schrier v Rossi debate, CWU in Ellensburg (sold out): watch party at DemHQ 6p potluck, 7-8p debate.

 

LOCAL CANDIDATE DEBATES/FORUMS (LD12-2 Valerie Sarratt and others):

 

Oct 4, 11 am       LOCATION: Auditorium of the Lucy Covington Government Center, Nespelem,

                             Candidate forum—“Get Out the Indian Vote”

                             Hosted by the Colville Business Council

 

Oct 10, 7 p          LOCATION: Numerica PAC, Wenatchee

                             Candidate forum

Hosted by NCWLIFE Channel, the Wenatchee World, KOHO Radio.

                             TELEVISED LIVE

State Legislature, District 12, Positions 1 & 2. Chelan County Sheriff. Douglas County Sheriff.  Chelan County Commission, Position #2. Douglas County Commission, Position #3. Chelan County Assessor. Chelan County PUD Commission, Position #2.  Congressional District 8.

 

Oct 8, 6 pm                   LOCATION: Brewster American Legion

                             12th District candidate forum

                             Hosted by the Brewster American Legion

 

Oct 1112 pm     LOCATION: Red Lion, Wenatchee

                             Candidate forum

                             Hosted by the Wenatchee Rotary Club

 

Oct 176 pm       LOCATION: Twisp Grange

                             Candidate forum

                             Hosted by the Twisp Grange

 

Oct 234 pm       LOCATION: Wenatchee Valley College

                             Candidate forum

                             District 12 Representatives & Candidates

                             Hosted by Apple STEM Network & GWATA

 

HELP STAFF DEM HQ AND MANY OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:  Join the Blue Crew.  Check out the many ways you can help SignUp HERE!  Stop by and help us write “thank you for voting” notes to new voters (they’ll be mailed after ballots drop), make a few phone calls, get a list for a few doors to knock.  Say “Hi” to all our staff and volunteers.  Enjoy a cup of fresh coffee.  Watch for debate-watch parties, election night events, and other ways to get involved.

 

Bill, Karen, & Dan

 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates, too:

·   Oct 1-31 October GOTV maximum push; canvasses scheduled Sat/Sun (or anytime you can squeeze it into your life); phonebanks M/Tu/Th/Sa/Su (or anytime—just call us!)

·   Oct 3 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg --CANCELLED in lieu of PCO/volunteer training,  NCWDem HQ Office, 6:30-8:30p

·   Forums/Debate watch parties (see complete list above)

·      Oct 10 (Wed) All candidate forum at the PAC, 7p:

·      Oct 17 (Wed) Schrier v Rossi debate, CWU in Ellensburg: watch party at DemHQ 6p potluck, 7-8p debate.

·   November 6 (Tues), GENERAL ELECTION and election night watch party, location TBA

·   Nov 7 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30/Social, 7/meeting,  6:30-8:30, NCWDem HQ Office

·   Nov 15 (approx) Close NCW Dem HQ

·   Dec 5 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30/Social, 7/meeting, NCWDem HQ Office (or location TBD)

·   December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

 

We look forward to seeing and working with you soon.

2018 Mid-September eNews

posted Sep 19, 2018, 11:48 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Hello, NCW Democrats and Friends,


It’s just one month until ballots arrive in our mailboxes!  Many feel this will be the election of our lives.  And where are the activists and volunteers to help make sure every Democratic vote is cast?  Whether you feel beaten up or energized, everyone’s time and talents are needed to make sure we move the needle out of the red zone.  Here are some ways you can help.


THIS FRIDAY--CDDem Dinner -- Our annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner will take place this Friday Sept 21, 5:30 social/6:30 dinner and program, Wenatchee Convention Center.  $55 adult / $30 student.  Great dinner, speakers, and friends.  We’ll honor Maria Cantwell and hear from campaign manager, Nate Caminos, as well as from Kim Schrier, Christine Brown, Valerie Sarratt, and Thad Duvall.  Special keynotes by DNC members Sharon Mast and David McDonald!  Tickets are going fast, but there’s still a place for you and friends.  Call the Democratic Headquarters Office (509-436-8899) or email us before the end of the day on Thursday


CAMPAIGN NOTES:  Please, please, please volunteer a few hours to help us launch our own version of a blue wave.  Even though we may not turn every neighborhood blue this year, every Democratic vote we can turn out counts toward getting our great candidates elected -- moving local, state, and US leadership toward Democratic majorities.

Canvassing:  This is where the rubber truly meets the road.  It bears repeating that the most effective way to help a sporadic voter engage is by talking with them, face-to-face.  Most phone calls go unanswered.  Mailings have minimal impact.  Other media…?  We’re funneling every available volunteer hour into the effort to reach this group of voters.  All contacts with voters are strategic: the person, the message, the “ask.” If you are called by Coordinated Campaign field organizer, William Stewart-Wood, please say “YES!”  He will soon have an assistant (also working from the NCW Dem HQ) who will help him launch canvasses throughout the 12th LD.  If you receive a call from Caitlin Hutt, field organizer for Kim Schrier, please say “YES!”  She will soon be joined by a new field organizer who will be stationed here and working from our Dem HQ office!  If you are called by Amanda Villareal, Christine Brown’s field organizer, say “YES!”  If you talk with Alex Hall, Maria Cantwell’s regional field director, say “YES, YES, YES!”  We have NEVER been the focus of so much need.  It has never been so urgent.  Don’t look over your shoulder.  You are the one who will make the difference.  If you simply can’t walk and knock on doors, can you drive someone who can?  If neither is possible, can you make calls to a strategic set of neighbors?  Are you a member of a union or faith community?  Trust us, this is not the time to sit on the sidelines.  The process is simple, tools easy to use, and we can teach you.  Our futures depend upon it.  Please engage.  Here is the contact info to help you connect:

·         Coordinated Campaign helping all Dems/Cantwell-Schrier-CBrown-Sarratt: Contact William (253-363-5075, william@wa-democrats.org)  Sign up for canvass or phonebanks: https://www.wa-democrats.org/event/index?page=1  Phonebanking Tues/Thur 5-8p at Dem HQ (or stop by anytime and we can get you started); canvassing this Sat 12-4 from Dem HQ and Leavenworth Starbucks and Sunday 11-2 from Dem HQ.  Once you’ve received basic training, you can pick up or we can send you a list and you can canvass or phonebank any time.  For all candidates, the script is specific and the target voters are strategic.  Lists available anytime in the Dem HQ (with tutorial to get you started).

·                  Maria Cantwell Campaign:  Contact Alex (509-554-8545alex@cantwell.com).  Watch for updates soon regarding joint events, GOTV bus tour.  Stop by for signs next week.  Sign up to help the Coordinated Campaign work for Cantwell and other Dems!

·         Schrier Campaign: Contact Caitlin (206-491-3024, caitlin@drkimschrier.com ) Sign up for canvass or phonebanks: https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/0vxE708gzECUM5CaFu7rLw2?pc=98118&results=True&date_start=06-12-2018.  Canvass this Saturday at Dem HQ.  Caitlin can create lists for us anytime—lists that can be picked up in our office (we’ll offer tutorial, if needed) or emailed to you.  Whenever you canvass with the Coordinated Campaign, you also turn out voters for Kim Schrier!

·         Christine Brown Campaign:  Contact Amanda (509-551-4277, hello@christinebrownforcongress.com)  Attend a “Coffee with Christine” in E Wenatchee onFriday 9/21 and sign up to canvass for her!  Also, canvass for the Coordinated Campaign and turn out CD4 voters for Christine!

About Campaign SIGNS and Swag:  We have them and more will be coming in soon.  Do you live on a busy corridor or in a neighborhood dominated by Republican swag?  You can make a statement that Dems are alive and well in NCW!  Call or stop by the Dem HQ to request or pick up.  Delivery is possible. Call 509-436-8899 or email ncwdems@gmail.com.  Your small donation will help us pay the rent!


ONGOING PCO AND Grassroots Organizer TRAINING WORKSHOPS: Stop by Dem HQ any Wednesday from 6:30—8:30p for personalized and group trainings.


VOTER REGISTRATION:  Join our team of volunteers who help register voters at Pybus Market before each election.  Saturdays (help needed 9/22 and 10/6, but not 9/29) until online/paper registration deadline: SignUp HERE!


NASON CREEK REST STOP FUNDRAISER:  We’ll be hosting the rest stop during the last weekend in September.  Please sign up to work a shift and/or provide cookies or other supplies.  This opportunity gives Democrats visibility, will cover the cost for a month’s rent on Dem HQ, and is a great team-builder!  Please SignUp HERE!


HELP STAFF DEM HQ AND MANY OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:  Join the Blue Crew.  Check out the many ways you can help SignUp HERE!  Stop by and help us write “thank you for voting” notes to new voters (they’ll be mailed after ballots drop), make a few phone calls, get a list for a few doors to knock.  Say “Hi” to all our staff and volunteers.  Enjoy a cup of fresh coffee.  Watch for debate-watch parties, election night events, and other ways to get involved.


Bill, Karen, & Dan

 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates, too:

  • Sept 21 (Fri)Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic DinnerPls plan to attend!
  • Sept 22 and 23 (Sat/Sun), Canvass for the Coordinated Campaign in Wenatchee, E Wenatchee, Leavenworth.  Canvass for Team Schrier on Saturday.  See contacts above.
  • Sept 28-30 (Fri—Sun), Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  SignUp HERE.
  • Oct 1-31 October GOTV maximum push
  • Oct 2 (Tues) Dem “Coffee Break” 10a-noonNCWDem HQ Office
  • Oct 3 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg6:30/Social, 7/meeting, NCWDem HQ Office (or location TBD)
  • TBD Debate watch parties
  • November 6 (Tues), GENERAL ELECTION and election night watch party, location TBA
  • Nov 7 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg6:30/Social, 7/meeting, NCWDem HQ Office (or location TBD)
  • Nov 15 (approx) Close NCW Dem HQ
  • Dec 5 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg6:30/Social, 7/meeting, NCWDem HQ Office (or location TBD)
  • December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd


We look forward to seeing and working with you really soon. 

 

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats, 509-630-3055

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County, 425-444-9598

Dan Maher, Chair, 12th LD Democrats, 509-433-7336

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