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2018 0612 Mid-June eNews

posted Jun 13, 2018, 11:23 AM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

 

What a roller coaster ride we’re on.  Keep reminding yourself, “This is not normal.  Not the way it’s supposed to be.”  We must keep working for a good future for ourselves, our neighbors, and all children!

 

Thank you to all (more than 50) who attended last week’s Democratic “Coffee Break” and NCWDem General Meeting.  We were pleased to host and hear from seven candidates.  Thank you to non-partisan judicial candidates Kristin FerreraRobert McSeveney, Roberto Castro, Charles Steinberg, Robert Hunter, and Eric Biggar for sharing a snapshot of your backgrounds and interests, and legal experience.  Thank you also to LD12 Democratic candidate Valerie Sarratt for attending and sharing some of your goals and ideas AND to CD8 Dem candidateShannon Hader, who phoned in to say “Hello!”  LD12 Democratic candidate Keiki Weigle will visit with us soon.  Watch for future opportunities to get acquainted with the people who are stepping up to represent us. 

 

Please consider attending and/or helping at some of the events listed here.  This week is packed full of opportunities to meet candidates, to learn about asylum-seeking families and kids, to volunteer to help at the Democratic Convention (at our convention center!), to support efforts of the Latino community, to help register new citizens and new voters, to canvass neighborhoods.  No time to waste—please carve out a few hours and VOLUNTEER.  There’s a place for each of us.

 

THIS WEEK AND BEYOND (event sponsored by Democratic organizationsother organizationsBOTH):

 

Wed June 13Fleeing For Our Lives: Women and Children at the Border, 6:30—8p Celebration Lutheran Church, E Wenatchee.  Join local nurse practitioner, Irene Morrow, as she shares her recent experience as a legal volunteer at a South Texas detention center for women and their children who are seeking asylum from violence in Central America. There will be refreshments after the discussion.

 

Thur 6/14CD8 Candidate SHANNON HADER Meet-n-Greet:  5—6p, Weeds Café, 201 Cottage Ave Ste 5, Cashmere.

 

Thur 6/14CD8 Candidate JASON RITTEREISER Meet-n-Greet:  5—6p, location tba, Cashmere

 

Thur 6/14CD8 CANDIDATE KIM SCHRIER Meet-n-Greet: 5—6p, Café Agave Azul, 128 Cottage Ave Cashmere.

Thur 6/14, CD8 CANDIDATE ROUND ROBIN6:30—8p, Join candidates Shannon Hader, Jason Rittereiser, and Kim Schrier for an evening of Q&A.  Rotate around the room to visit with each candidate in a townhall-type experience with each one.  NCW United is sponsoring the event to provide an opportunity to get up close and personal with each Democratic candidate.  One will earn your vote in the Aug 6 Primary Election.  Make sure you vote for the person you feel will win against Rossi and who will represent us the best.  Event will begin at 6:30p at Riverside Center, Cashmere.  To RSVP, go HEREhttps://www.facebook.com/events/154615762061785/

Fri-Sat 6/15-16, WASHINGTON STATE DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION: Friday and Saturday, June 15-16: Democratic delegates from throughout Washington state will gather in Wenatchee to adopt the 2018 Democratic Party Platform and to conduct other business.  Local delegates and alternates were elected at the March 24, 2018 LD Caucuses and County Conventions.  If you’d like to volunteer to help with administrative tasks during the event, SignUp HERE.

Fri 6/15Door Knocking in E Wenatchee with CD8 Candidate SHANNON HADER: 10a—4p, United Steelworkers Union Hall, 180 Rock Island Rd, E Wenatchee

Fri 6/15, CD8 CANDIDATE COFFEE WITH KIM SCHRIER IN WENATCHEE: 11a—12p, Lemolo Café & Deli, 114 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee

Fri 6/15Phone Banking with CD8 Candidate SHANNON HADER:  5:30—8:30P, United Steelworkers Union Hall, 180 Rock Island Rd, E Wenatchee

Sat 6/16, NCW Democrats and CAFÉ Voter Registration (Community for the Advancement of Family Education, a local non-profit organization) will hold voter registration at Pybus Market for four Saturdays in June/July and again in September/October.  2-hr shifts from 9a to 3p.  2 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at Pybus this Saturday!  If you’d like to volunteer to help, SignUp HERE.

Sat 6/16Pancakes at Smitty’s with Democrats and SHANNON HADER 9:30--10:30a, Smitty’s, 1621 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee—event especially to meet with Democrats!

Sat 6/16, Listen & Learn Town Hall with CD8 Candidate JASON RITTEREISER: 11a—12:30p, Wenatchee Public Library, 310 Douglas St, Wenatchee.  Focus on Economy, Trade, Immigration.

Sat 6/16, Meet-n-Greet with SHANNON HADER 4—5:30p, Hosted by The Spectrum - a group of people in NCW who strive for an accepting atmosphere for all, regardless of gender, sexuality, or intersecting identities.  616 Valley Mall Pkwy, E Wenatchee.  Call 509.264.5725 for more info.

Sat 6/16Phone Banking with CD8 Candidate SHANNON HADER:  5:30—8:30P, NCWCentral Labor Council, 27 N Chelan Ave, Wenatchee.

Sat 6/16Meet-n-Greet with CD8 Candidate SHANNON HADER:  6—8P, Home of Mario and Maria Reyes, Wenatchee.  RSVP.

Sun 6/17Phone Banking with CD8 Candidate SHANNON HADER:  10A—4P, United Steelworkers 310A Union Hall, 180 Rock Island Rd, E Wenatchee.

Tues 6/19, DEMOCRATIC “COFFEE BREAK”:10a—Noon, Chelan and Douglas County and 12th LD Democrats meet for coffee and conversation at Pybus Market on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.  Look for some red/white/blue on tables located in the fairway between Royal Produce and Ice Restaurant.  We hope you can join us.  Contact us atNCWDems@gmail.com.

Tues 6/26, NCW Democrats and CAFÉ will provide voter registration support to Hand In Hand Immigration Services at a Naturalization Ceremony on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 6:00p at Town Toyota Center, Wenatchee.  If you’d like to celebrate with our neighbors as they become new citizens, please attend.  Many VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  If you’d like to help with voter registration, SignUp HERE.

Tues 6/26Wenatchee Canvass with TEAM SCHRIER: 3—7p, Meet at Memorial Park, Wenatchee.  Training and tools provided.

Thur 6/28, DEMOCRATIC “TASTE O’ POLITICS”: 5—7p, Chelan and Douglas County and 12th LD Democrats meet for a no-host evening social/action gathering at Pybus Market on the last Thursday of each month.  Meet other Democrats and learn about upcoming opportunities to engage.  All are welcome.  Contact us at NCWDems@gmail.com.

CONSIDER THESE OTHER LOCAL EVENTS:

 

·         June 23, Wenatchee PRIDE Festival 2018, Pybus Public Market, 11a—4p

·         June 30, CAFÉ Special Scholarship Awards Banquet5:30 dinner/6:30 celebration program, Masonic Center, Wenatchee;

·         July 4, FUSE Voter Registration Drive, Walla Walla Point Park, Wenatchee.  Email vania@fusewashington.org for more information.

 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates, too:

 

·         July 15 (Sun), 5-8p, NCWDem Summer Picnic, HydroPark, E Wenatchee; music, food, friends, meet candidates, kids activities.  All are welcome!  SignUp HERE.

·         August 7 (Tues), PRIMARY ELECTION

·         August 11 (Sun), NCWDem Summer Ice Cream Social, Walla Walla Pt Park; Post election updates and fun.  SignUp HERE.

·         August 22-26 (Wed—Sun), NCW District Fair, Waterville; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth; SignUp HERE.

·         Sept 5-9 (Wed—Sun), Chelan County Fair, Cashmere; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth; SignUp soon.

·         Sept 28-30 (Fri—Sun), Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  SignUp soon.

·         October (date tbd), Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner: watch for details!

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

·         December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

 

Watch for emails with additional info, dates/events to consider.

 

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 0605 Early June e-News (reprise)

posted Jun 13, 2018, 11:22 AM by Douglas County Democrats

Note:  This email was first sent last night, but for some reason many emails bounced back.  Our apologies if you receive this twice.  Having had to wait 24 hrs before re-sending, we now want to mention ***New Information*** highlighted in GREEN below.


Dear NCW Democrats and friends,

 

Thank you to all who answered the call to file for office to become the PCO for your precinct.  In the 89 precincts of Chelan County, 50 Democratic PCO candidates filed (vs 22 Republican).  In the 47 precincts of Douglas County, 22 Democrats filed (vs 18 Republican candidates).  Our two counties will have an elected PCO in about half of our precincts, which is many more than we’ve had in recent times.  We will also appoint others who will do the work in “vacant” precincts!  Please say yes, when your PCO calls to ask for just a little of your time and help. They will be building teams in their neighborhood precincts—your neighborhoods—whose primary goal will be to encourage every supportive registered voter to VOTE in each election.  How that is accomplished may differ from one precinct to another, but many skills are needed.  Many hands will make the work lighter.  It’s through our collective efforts that we’ll support and elect candidates to represent our Democratic principles.  Please say you’ll help!


***NEW CANDIDATES FILE FOR STATE LEGISLATURE:  Also filing for local offices are two local Democrats who hope to earn our votes and represent us in the Washington State Legislature.  C. Keiki Stacy Weigle  is running for the LD12 position currently held by Cary Condotta.  Keiki pronounces her name KAY-kee, Stacy is maiden name, Weigle is married name.  She's working on a website, but you can learn about her here: https://twitter.com/KeikiForHouse.  Also filing to run for the 12th LD is Valerie Sarratt  [https://www.valerieforhouse.com/].  She is running for Position 2, currently held by Mike Steele (R, Chelan).  Both candidates have been active in their communities and with the Democratic Party in Okanogan county.  We applaud their willingness to step forward to serve residents of the 12th LD.***

 

We hope you’ll take the opportunity to come shake the hands of candidates as they hold events over the weeks ahead.  Listen to them speak and gain a sense for who they are and what talents they bring to the table.  Be kind.  Most are just beginning this public journey.  If you can afford it, make a donation to help them pay for the expenses they amass running for office.  Every dollar is precious to them.  Remember that they are doing this work to represent us.  They need our support and we surely need their voices at local council tables, in Olympia, and in DC.  This year, we’ll have great Democrats, progressive and sensible candidates to vote for in many races.  They have all stated they will work for a clean environment, meaningful living wage jobs, affordable healthcare for all, a great public education, a dignified retirement, and respect and fair treatment for our friends, family, and neighbors.  In a nutshell, this is the platform of the Democratic Party.  (Contrast this with that of the other major party here.  Just read the preamble and let the content seep in.)

 

Our local Democratic Party organizations strive to live up to these principles.  We exist under federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations.  We have certain authorities and responsibilities.  We have structure and purpose.  We work for you, most effectively when you are involved.

 

THIS WEEK AND BEYOND:


DEMOCRATIC “COFFEE BREAKS”:  Chelan and Douglas County Democrats meet for coffee at Pybus Market on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.  Our next “Coffee Break” is Tuesday, June 5, 2018 between 10:00 and 12:00 noon (and again Tues June 19), located in the fairway between Royal Produce and Ice Restaurant.  We hope you can join us.  Contact us at NCWDems@gmail.com.


DEMOCRATIC GENERAL MEETING:  Democrats of the 12th LD and of Chelan and Douglas counties will hold their monthly general meeting on Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 social/7:00 program, at the Douglas County Fire District No 2 Meeting Room, 377 Eastmont Avenue, East Wenatchee.  Confirmed guest speakers will be Judge Robert McSeveney, Judge Kristin Ferrera, Attorney Roberto Castro, and Attorney Robert Hunter.  All are candidates running in 2018 for local non-partisan judicial positions.  In addition, LD12-Pos2 Democratic candidate Valerie Sarratt will attend.  LD12-Pos1 candidate, Stacy Keiki Weigle will join us at a future date.  Not a debate.  Not a forum.  Simply an opportunity to meet the candidates and hear why they are running to serve our communities.  All who are interested are welcome to attend.  Contact NCWDems@gmail.com for more information.


CD8 CANDIDATE ROUND ROBIN: Join candidates Shannon Hader, Jason Rittereiser, and Kim Schrier for an evening of Q&A.  Rotate around the room to visit with each candidate in a townhall-type experience with each one.  NCW United is sponsoring the event to provide an opportunity to get up close and personal with each Democratic candidate.  One will earn your vote in the Aug 6 Primary Election.  Make sure you vote for the person you feel will win against Rossi and who will represent us the best.  Event will begin at 6:30p at Riverside Center, Cashmere.  To RSVP, go HEREhttps://www.facebook.com/events/154615762061785/


WASHINGTON STATE DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION: Friday and Saturday, June 15-16: Democratic delegates from throughout Washington state will gather in Wenatchee to adopt the 2018 Democratic Party Platform and to conduct other business.  Local delegates and alternates were elected at the March 24, 2018 LD Caucuses and County Conventions.  If you’d like to volunteer to help with administrative tasks during the event, SignUp HERE.


NCW Democrats and CAFÉ Voter Registration (Community for the Advancement of Family Education, a local non-profit organization) will hold voter registration at Pybus Market for four Saturdays in June/July and again in September/October.  If you’d like to volunteer to help, SignUp HERE.


NCW Democrats and CAFÉ will provide voter registration support to Hand In Hand Immigration Services at a Naturalization Ceremony on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 6:00p at Town Toyota Center, Wenatchee.  If you’d like to celebrate with our neighbors as they become new citizens, please attend.  If you’d like to help with voter registration, SignUp HERE.


DEMOCRATIC “TASTE O’ POLITICS”:  Chelan and Douglas County Democrats meet for a no-host evening social/action gathering at Pybus Market on the last Thursday of each month.  The next event is June 28, 5—7p.  Meet other Democrats and learn about upcoming opportunities to engage.  All are welcome.  Contact us at NCWDems@gmail.com.


CONSIDER THESE LOCAL EVENTS:

 

·         June 13, Fleeing For Our Lives: Women and Children at the Border, Celebration Lutheran Church, E Wenatchee, 6:30—8p

·         June 23, Wenatchee PRIDE Festival 2018, Pybus Public Market, 11a—4p

·         June 30, CAFÉ Special Scholarship Awards Banquet, 5:30 dinner/6:30 celebration program, Masonic Center, Wenatchee;

 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates, too:

 

July 15 (Sun), 5-8p, NCWDem Summer Picnic, HydroPark, E Wenatchee; music, food, friends, meet candidates, kids activities.  All are welcome!  SignUp HERE.

August 7 (Tues), PRIMARY ELECTION

August 11 (Sun), NCWDem Summer Ice Cream Social, Walla Walla Pt Park; Post election updates and fun.  SignUp HERE.

August 22-26 (Wed—Sun), NCW District Fair, Waterville; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth; SignUp HERE.

Sept 5-9 (Wed—Sun), Chelan County Fair, Cashmere; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth; SignUp soon.

Sept 28-30 (Fri—Sun), Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  SignUp soon.

October (date tbd), Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner: watch for details!

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

December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

 

Watch for emails with additional info, dates/events to consider.

 

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 0602 Early-June eNews

posted Jun 13, 2018, 11:21 AM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and friends,

 

Thank you to all who answered the call to file for office to become the PCO for your precinct.  In the 89 precincts of Chelan County, 50 Democratic PCO candidates filed(vs 22 Republican).  In the 47 precincts of Douglas County, 22 Democrats filed (vs 18 Republican candidates).  Our two counties will have an elected PCO in about half of our precincts, which is many more than we’ve had in recent times.  We will also appoint others who will do the work in “vacant” precincts!  Please say yes, when your PCO calls to ask for just a little of your time and help. They will be building teams in their neighborhood precincts—your neighborhoods—whose primary goal will be to encourage every supportive registered voter to VOTE in each election.  How that is accomplished may differ from one precinct to another, but many skills are needed. Many hands will make the work lighter.  It’s through our collective efforts that we’ll support and elect candidates to represent our Democratic principles.  Please say you’ll help!

 

We hope you’ll take the opportunity to come shake the hands of candidates as they hold events over the weeks ahead.  Listen to them speak and gain a sense for who they are and what talents they bring to the table.  Be kind.  Most are just beginning this public journey.  If you can afford it, make a donation to help them pay for the expenses they amass running for office.  Every dollar is precious to them.  Remember that they are doing this work to represent us.  They need our support and we surely need their voices at local council tables, in Olympia, and in DC.  This year, we’ll have great Democrats, progressive and sensible candidates to vote for in many races. They have all stated they will work for a clean environment, meaningful living wage jobs, affordable healthcare for all, a great public education, a dignified retirement, and respect and fair treatment for our friends, family, and neighbors.  In a nutshell, this is the platform of the Democratic Party.  (Contrast this with that of the other major party here.  Just read the preamble and let the content seep in.)

 

Our local Democratic Party organizations strive to live up to these principles.  We exist under federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations.  We have certain authorities and responsibilities.  We have structure and purpose.  We work for you, most effectively when you are involved.

 

THIS WEEK AND BEYOND:

DEMOCRATIC “COFFEE BREAKS”:  Chelan and Douglas County Democrats meet for coffee at Pybus Market on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.  Our next “Coffee Break” is Tuesday, June 5, 2018 between 10:00 and 12:00 noon (and again Tues June 19), located in the fairway between Royal Produce and Ice Restaurant.  We hope you can join us.  Contact us at NCWDems@gmail.com.

DEMOCRATIC GENERAL MEETING:  Democrats of the 12th LD and of Chelan and Douglas counties will hold their monthly general meeting on Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 social/7:00 program, at the Douglas County Fire District No 2 Meeting Room, 377 Eastmont Avenue, East Wenatchee.  Confirmed guest speakers will be Judge Robert McSeveney, Judge Kristin Ferrera, Attorney Roberto Castro, and Attorney Robert Hunter.  All are candidates running in 2018 for local non-partisan judicial positions.  All who are interested are welcome to attend.  Contact NCWDems@gmail.com for more information.

CD8 CANDIDATE ROUND ROBIN: Join candidates Shannon Hader, Jason Rittereiser, and Kim Schrier for an evening of Q&A.  Rotate around the room to visit with each candidate in a townhall-type experience with each one.  NCW United is sponsoring the event to provide an opportunity to get up close and personal with each Democratic candidate.  One will earn your vote in the Aug 6 Primary Election.  Make sure you vote for the person you feel will win against Rossi and who will represent us the best.  Event will begin at 6:30p at Riverside Center, Cashmere.  To RSVP, go HEREhttps://www.facebook.com/events/154615762061785/

WASHINGTON STATE DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION: Friday and Saturday, June 15-16: Democratic delegates from throughout Washington state will gather in Wenatchee to adopt the 2018 Democratic Party Platform and to conduct other business.  Local delegates and alternates were elected at the March 24, 2018 LD Caucuses and County Conventions.  If you’d like to volunteer to help with administrative tasks during the event, SignUp HERE.

NCW Democrats and CAFÉ Voter Registration (Community for the Advancement of Family Education, a local non-profit organization) will hold voter registration at Pybus Market for four Saturdays in June/July and again in September/October.  If you’d like to volunteer to help, SignUp HERE.

NCW Democrats and CAFÉ will provide voter registration support to Hand In Hand Immigration Services at a Naturalization Ceremony on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 6:00pat Town Toyota Center, Wenatchee.  If you’d like to celebrate with our neighbors as they become new citizens, please attend.  If you’d like to help with voter registration, SignUp HERE.

DEMOCRATIC “TASTE O’ POLITICS”:  Chelan and Douglas County Democrats meet for a no-host evening social/action gathering at Pybus Market on the last Thursday of each month.  The next event is June 28, 5—7p.  Meet other Democrats and learn about upcoming opportunities to engage.  All are welcome.  Contact us at NCWDems@gmail.com.

CONSIDER THESE LOCAL EVENTS:

 

·         June 13, Fleeing For Our Lives: Women and Children at the Border, Celebration Lutheran Church, E Wenatchee, 6:30—8p

·         June 23, Wenatchee PRIDE Festival 2018, Pybus Public Market, 11a—4p

·         June 30, CAFÉ Special Scholarship Awards Banquet5:30 dinner/6:30 celebration program, Masonic Center, Wenatchee;

 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates, too:

 

July 15 (Sun), 5-8p, NCWDem Summer Picnic, HydroPark, E Wenatchee; music, food, friends, meet candidates, kids activities.  All are welcome!  SignUp HERE.

August 7 (Tues), PRIMARY ELECTION

August 11 (Sun), NCWDem Summer Ice Cream Social, Walla Walla Pt Park; Post election updates and fun.  SignUp HERE.

August 22-26 (Wed—Sun), NCW District Fair, Waterville; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth; SignUp HERE.

Sept 5-9 (Wed—Sun), Chelan County Fair, Cashmere; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth; SignUp soon.

Sept 28-30 (Fri—Sun), Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  SignUp soon.

October (date tbd), Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner: watch for details!

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

December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

 

Watch for emails with additional info, dates/events to consider.

 

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 0514 Mid-May eNews

posted Jun 13, 2018, 10:09 AM by Douglas County Democrats

FILING WEEK!  Have you filed to become PCO for your precinct? We want and need your help.

 

Use this link in DOUGLAS County: http://www.douglascountywa.net/elected-offices/auditor/elections/candidate-information/ofc

Use this link in CHELAN County: http://www.co.chelan.wa.us/elections/pages/candidate-resources?parent=Candidate%20Resources

 

We need a PCO leader in every precinct to lead the effort to get every supportive voter to vote in August.  Statistically, 98% of the voters who vote in the August Primary Election will follow through and vote in the November General Election.  Conversely, only 64% of voters will turnout in November, if they haven’t voted in the August Primary.

 

 

THIS WEEK—“Coffee Break” Tuesday, May 15, 10a-noon, Pybus Public Market, Wenatchee.  Come meet other Democrats and catch up on what’s going on.

 

Please call us if you have questions!

 

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

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

2018 0508 Early-May eNews

posted Jun 13, 2018, 10:06 AM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Jun 13, 2018, 10:07 AM ]

Dear NCW Democrats and friends,

 

Thank you to all who all who attended the general Democratic meeting last week.  One of the items on the agenda was a request for endorsement of Democratic CD4 candidate Christine Brown.  Each of our three organizations voted enthusiastically to endorse Christine.  The next general meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 6.

 

As you know from our recent emails, it’s time to renew our PCO team.  Since our primary goal as PCOs is to encourage every supportive registered voter to VOTE in each election, our work involves becoming acquainted with the voters in our precincts – a pleasant experience!  Thank you to those who are stepping up to the challenge to become a neighborhood PCO leader or team member.  Please call us if you have questions.  We’re also making calls to many of you. 

 

We hope you’ll take the opportunity to come shake the hands of candidates holding events this week.  They need our support and we surely need them in Olympia and DC.  This year, filing week will give us great Democrats and progressive candidates to support. 

 

THIS WEEK AND BEYOND:

 

Wednesday (5/9) Opportunities to meet CD8 Democratic candidate, Dr. Shannon Hader (select “blue” links below for details).

·         Brunch with Shannon Hader on Wednesday morning, 11a—noon, O’Grady’s Pantry at Sleeping Lady, Leavenworth.  Hosted by NCW United.  All are welcome.

·         Meet-n-Greet/Q&A with Shannon Hader on Wednesday evening, 6:30-7:45p, Wenatchee Public Library auditorium.  Hosted by local Democratic organizations.  All are welcome.

 

Wednesday—Friday (5/9—5/11) Opportunities to meet CD4 Democratic candidate, Christine Brown as she tours the entire district before filing for office on May 14!  (select “blue” links below for details).

·         Meet Christine Brown-Bridgeport on Wednesday morning, 5/9, 12:30-2:30p, Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport.  Hosted by Christine Brown and Douglas Co Dems.  All are welcome.

·         Town Hall/Q&A with Christine Brown-Coulee Dam on Wednesday evening, 5/9, 6-8p, Coulee Dam Town Hall.

·         Coffee with Christine-Grand Coulee on Thursday morning, 5/10, 8-10a, Voltage Coffee, Grand Coulee.

·         Meet Christine Brown-Waterville on Thursday mid-day, 5/10, 12-2p, Blue Rooster Café, Waterville.

·         Town Hall/Q&A with Christine Brown-East Wenatchee, Thursday evening, 5/10, 6:30-8:30p, Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room, E Wenatchee.

·         Coffee with Christine-Rock Island on Friday morning, 5/11, 8-10a, Island Restaurant, Rock Island.

 

 

“DEMOCRATIC COFFEE BREAK” twice-monthly no-host daytime gathering of Democrats to share and organize —

1st & 3rd Tues ea month. 

·         WHEN:  Tues, May 15, 10a-noon,

·         WHERE:  Pybus Mkt concourse (near Ice Restaurant)

 

“TASTE ‘O POLITICS” monthly no-host “happy hour” gathering of Democrats to share and organize—last Thurs ea month.  

Please mark your calendar to attend the next “TO’P” on Thursday, May 31, 5—7p, location TBA (the weather might allow us to be out of doors!).

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

 

·         Become a Democratic PCO for your precinct.  We want to fill all positions in NCW: 89 precincts in Chelan County and 47 in Douglas County!  

o   Grassroots activists make the difference.

o   Vital work.

o   2-year-term, publicly elected office, file between May 14—18, 2018. 

o   File online OR attached form (take/mail before May 18).  No fee. 

o   Be the change. 

o   Email or call Bill or Karen if you are interested. 

 

Multiple upcoming events to assist with voter ID / voter turnout canvasses, AND voter registration:

 

·         May 27, “Flip The 8th” Canvass with Frances, 12:30—3:30p, Cashmere. https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/6178

·         Help Register Voters at Pybus Market in June and Septemberhttp://signup.com/go/HcCjCNu

 

CONSIDER THESE LOCAL EVENTS:

 

·         May 21, “Independents Day” Candidate Event, 6:30 at Gustav’s, Leavenworth.  Meet Ann Diamond (LD12-1) and Bob Bugert (Chelan Co Comm). Hosted by NCW United.  RSVP.

·         May 30, CAFÉ Monthly Meeting, 5:30 dinner/6:30 program, 766 S Mission, Wenatchee

·         June 14, CD8 Candidate Roundtable, watch for details.  Co-hosted by NCW United and local Democratic organizations.

·         June 23, Wenatchee PRIDE Festival 2018, Pybus Public Market, 11a—4p

 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates:

May 14-18, Statewide Candidate Filing Week; file to run for PCO or other elected office!

June 16-17, WA-Democratic State Convention, Wenatchee Convention Center; volunteers and observers needed.

July 15 (Sun), 5-8p, NCWDem Summer Picnic, HydroPark, E Wenatchee; music, food, friends, candidates, kids activities.  All welcome!

August 7, PRIMARY ELECTION

August 11, NCWDem Summer Ice Cream Social, Walla Walla Pt Park;

August 22-26, NCW District Fair, Waterville; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth

Sept 5-9, Chelan County Fair, Cashmere; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth

Sept 28-30, Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  Sign-up coming soon

November 6, GENERAL ELECTION and election night watch party, location tbd

December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

 

Watch for emails with additional info, dates/events to consider.

 

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 0502 Early May eNews

posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:52 AM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and friends,

 

Thank you to all who volunteered to help make the Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser a success.  We appreciate the many donations of goods and time.  Your efforts enabled us to raise hundreds of dollars for use in hosting upcoming events and candidate support.  We met many traveling Democrats, registered voters, built our party, and generally had a good time.  And just in case you missed the chance to help, you'll have another opportunity in September!  Please consider volunteering then.

 

As you know from our recent emails, it’s time to renew our PCO team.  We hope you’re planning to step up to the challenge—as a neighborhood PCO leader or team member.  Please call us if you have questions.  We’re also making calls to many of you.

 

Concurrently, candidates are busy visiting us at meetings and informal settings.  Take the opportunity to come shake their hands and ask them questions.  They need our support and we surely need them in Olympia and DC.  Filing week will also give us Democrats and progressive candidates to support.

 

 

ON THE HORIZON – REMINDERS FOR WEDNESDAY AND BEYOND:

 

NCW DEMOCRATS’ GENERAL MEETING: monthly program and business meeting—first Wednesday ea month,

Douglas Co Fire District #2, East Wenatchee.

·         WHENWednesday, May 2, 6:30p social/7:00p meeting

·         WHERE:  Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee

·         PROGRAM:  Regular business meeting.  Announcements.  Originally scheduled candidate event has been rescheduled for 5/9 (see below).

 

Wednesday (5/9) opportunities to meet CD8 Democratic candidate, Dr. Shannon Hader (select “blue” links below for details).

·         Brunch with Shannon Hader on Wednesday morning, 11a—noon, O’Grady’s Pantry at Sleeping Lady, Leavenworth.  Hosted by NCW United.  All are welcome.

·         Meet-n-Greet/Q&A with Shannon Hader on Wednesday evening, 6:30-7:45p, Wenatchee Public Library auditorium.  Hosted by local Democratic organizations. All are welcome.

 

Opportunities to meet CD4 Democratic candidate, Christine Brown as she tours the entire district before filing for office on May 14!  (select “blue” links below for details).

·         Meet Christine Brown-Bridgeport on Wednesday morning, 5/9, 11a—1p, Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport.  Hosted by Christine Brown and Douglas Co Dems.  All are welcome.

·         Town Hall/Q&A with Christine Brown-Coulee Dam on Wednesday evening, 5/9, 6:30-8:30p, Coulee Dam Town Hall.

·         Coffee with Christine-Grand Coulee on Thursday morning, 5/10, 8-10a, Voltage Coffee, Grand Coulee.

·         Meet Christine Brown-Waterville on Thursday mid-day, 5/10, 11:30-1:30p, Blue Rooster Café, Waterville.

·         Town Hall/Q&A with Christine Brown-East Wenatchee, Thursday evening, 5/10, 6:30-8:30p, Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room, E Wenatchee.

·         Coffe with Christine-Rock Island on Friday morning, 5/11, 8-10a, Island Restaurant, Rock Island.



“DEMOCRATIC COFFEE BREAK” twice-monthly no-host daytime gathering of Democrats to share and organize —

1st & 3rd Tues ea month. 

·         WHEN:  Tues, May 15, 10a-noon,

·         WHERE:  Pybus Mkt concourse (near Ice Restaurant)

 

“TASTE ‘O POLITICS” monthly no-host “happy hour” gathering of Democrats to share and organize—last Thurs ea month.  

Please mark your calendar to attend the next “TO’P” on Thursday, May 26, 5—7p, location TBA (the weather might allow us to be out of doors!).

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

 

·         Great need for Democrats to step up to become a Democratic PCO for your precinct.  We want to fill all positions in NCW: 89 precincts in Chelan County and 47 in Douglas County! 

o   You are the grassroots activists who will make the difference to help elect the best people to represent us.

o   Help in this vital work to make sure everyone in your neighborhood knows how important it is to vote.

o   PCOs must file for this 2-year-term publicly elected office during the week of May 14—18, 2018. 

o   You may file online that week via the county elections websites OR complete the attached form and take/mail it in.  There is no fee to file. 

o   If your precinct presently has someone who is the PCO (and who is willing to continue), you can volunteer to be part of the team and help do the work. 

o   Email or call Bill or Karen if you are interested. 

 

Multiple upcoming events to assist with voter ID / voter turnout canvasses, AND voter registration:

 

·         May 27, “Flip The 8th” Canvass with Frances12:30—3:30p, Cashmere. https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/6178

·         Help Register Voters at Pybus Market in June and Septemberhttp://signup.com/go/HcCjCNu

 

CONSIDER THESE LOCAL EVENTS:

 

·         May 21, “Independents Day” Candidate Event6:30 at Gustav’s, Leavenworth.  Meet Ann Diamond (LD12-1) and Bob Bugert (Chelan Co Comm). Hosted by NCW United.  RSVP.

·         May 30, CAFÉ Monthly Meeting5:30 dinner/6:30 program, 766 S Mission, Wenatchee

·         June 14, CD8 Candidate Roundtable, watch for details.  Co-hosted by NCW United and local Democratic organizations.

·         June 23Wenatchee PRIDE Festival 2018, Pybus Public Market, 11a—4p

 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates:

May 14-18, Statewide Candidate Filing Week; file to run for PCO or other elected office!

June 16-17, WA-Democratic State Convention, Wenatchee Convention Center; volunteers and observers needed.

July 15 (Sun), 5-8p, NCWDem Summer Picnic, HydroPark, E Wenatchee; music, food, friends, candidates, kids activities.  All welcome!

August 7, PRIMARY ELECTION

August 11, NCWDem Summer Ice Cream Social, Walla Walla Pt Park;

August 22-26, NCW District Fair, Waterville; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth

Sept 5-9, Chelan County Fair, Cashmere; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth

Sept 28-30, Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  Sign-up coming soon

November 6, GENERAL ELECTION and election night watch party, location tbd

December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

 

Watch for emails with additional info, dates/events to consider.

 

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 0424 Late-April e-news / COOKIES NEEDED!

posted Apr 25, 2018, 10:27 AM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Apr 25, 2018, 10:31 AM ]

Dear NCW Democrats and friends,

 

Spring is here, thankfully.  New growth and color, warmer weather, cleansing rains—all remind us to be hopeful and to dig into important tasks ahead.

 

Over the past 7-10 days, we said “hello” to CD8 candidates Kim Schrier and Shannon Hader as they worked their way throughout NCW.  They’ll be back, as will Jason Rittereiser and CD4 candidate Christine Brown.  Each of them has told us how valuable it is to meet you and hear your comments, answer your questions.  We've offered support to each of the candidates, in hopes that meeting them will help you decide who will earn your votes in August and November.  


As Democrats, we've also continued to express our thoughts through voting, contacting elected officials, and by showing up at canvasses, forums, and rallies.  Each civic action matters.  We know there’s a lot to do, but many people are working hard to right this ship.  Please join in when you can.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WEEK/WEEKEND:

 

·         April 27-29Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; Dems to staff rest stop booth and serve cookies/coffee/conversation to Stevens Pass travelers!  Cookies and volunteers needed!  SIGN UP HERE (control+click)! (or cut/paste this link: http://signup.com/go/qZDBmsO)  Twice each year our county organizations staff the Nason Creek Rest Stop as a community service and to raise donated funds that help with our annual operating expenses.  It’s also a soft way to advertise that Democrats are alive and well in NCW and to do some internal team-building!  Please consider helping by donating cookies or other supplies (see the list via the link) or by volunteering to spend a couple of hours in the good company of other Dems and weekend travelers—you meet the most interesting people.  This will be a great weekend! 

The schedule, so far (need 2 per shift):

Date

9a—Noon

Noon—3p

3p—6p

6p—9p

Fri, April 27, 2018

Karen K

Dick A

Dick A

Pam M

Dick A

Pamela P

 

 

Sat, April 28, 2018

Karen K


 

Frances T

 

Sun, April 29, 2018

Pam M

Lois R

 

 

Karen K

Bill M

Donations to-date:

Past experience suggests we’ll need ~125 dozen cookies and add’l supplies for a 3-day weekend (maybe more, as this is Apple Blossom!).  So far, 45 doz cookies and various supplies have been donated (thank you, to all who’ve signed up!)  There’s still plenty of opportunity for you!  If you can make or purchase cookies/etc or spend a few hours staffing the booth, your contributions will really help!  PS Homemade or store-bought—all are fine.

***If you intend to donate cookies or other supplies, you can call or text 509-630-3055 for pick-up/delivery options OR bring them to “Taste O’ Politics” on Thursday evening!

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

 

“Taste O’ Politics” Democratic Gathering: monthly no-host evening social gathering of Democrats and friends

·         WHEN: Thursday, April 26 (last Thurs ea mo), 5—7pm

·         WHERE:  Jones Tasting Room, Pybus Market, Wenatchee

·         PROGRAM:  Relaxed political discussion among friends, sharing info about upcoming events.  Bring friends

 

“Coffee Break” Democratic Gathering: twice-monthly no-host social gathering of Democrats and friends

·         WHEN: Tuesday, May 1 and 15 (1st and 3rd Tues ea month), 10a—noon

·         WHERE:  In the center concourse near Ice Restaurant, Pybus Market, Wenatchee

·         PROGRAM:  Enjoy political discussion among friends, share about upcoming events.  Drop by for a few minutes or an hour!

 

NCW DEMOCRATS’ GENERAL MEETING: monthly program and business meeting—first Wednesday ea month, Douglas Co Fire District #2, East Wenatchee.

·         WHEN: Wednesday, May 2, 6:30p social/7:00p meeting

·         WHERE:  Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee

·         PROGRAM:  Candidate announcements.  Brief business meeting to follow.  Refreshments. (Shannon Hader will not attend on 5/2, but will be in NCW on 5/9).   

 

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET THE CANDIDATES!

Wednesday, 5/9 opportunities to meet CD8 Democratic candidate Dr. Shannon Hader (select “blue” links below for details).

·         Coffee with Shannon Hader on Wednesday morning in Leavenworth.  Details in next email.

·         Canvass with Shannon Hader in Wenatchee/E Wenatchee, times tba.  Volunteers welcome.

·         Meet-n-Greet/Q&A with Shannon Hader, Wednesday evening, 6:30—7:45p, Wenatchee Public Library, 309 Douglas St, Wenatchee.  Hosted by NCW Democrats.  Public event – all are welcome!

MULTIPLE opportunities to meet CD4 Democratic candidate Christine Brown.  Join Christine as she travels throughout the 4th Congressional District during the week before Candidate Filing Week.  Meet her and let her know what’s important to you.  Brief schedule below.  More details to follow—please mark your calendars and bring friends.

·         Monday, 5/7 Oroville, Omak, Okanogan

·         Tuesday, 5/8 Winthrop, Twisp

·         Wednesday, 5/9 Bridgeport, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam, time and locations tbd

·         Thursday, 5/10 Waterville, East Wenatchee, time and locations tbd

·         Friday, 5/11 East Wenatchee morning coffee, Ephrata, Moses Lake, time and locations tbd

·         Saturday, 5/12 other locations in the 4th Congressional District

 

MORE DEMOCRATIC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

·         May 14-18, CANDIDATE FILING WEEK:  Consider filing to become a PCO for your precinct!  Call us—we’ll have fun doing GOOD together!

·         May 27 (Sunday), FLIP THE 8TH CANVASS with Frances – Cashmere: SIGN UP HERE! (or cut/paste this link: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/6178)  Learn how to do the grassroots work that’s needed to turn out with every voter!  Many future opportunities to help.

 

 

CONSIDER ATTENDING/PARTICIPATING IN UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS OF INTEREST:

·         April 25 (Wed), CAFÉ monthly meeting, 5:30 dinner/6:30 program, 766 S Mission St, Wenatchee.  Community for the Advancement of Family Education, a 501c3 organization providing support and education to the immigrant communities of NCW.

·         April 26 (Thurs), STAND AGAINST RACISM—WENATCHEE, 9a—3:15p WVCollege campus, hosted by Wenatchee YWCA.  Info HERE.

·         Register NOW thru 5/11: Climate Conversations NCW Eco-Challenge – “The NCW EcoChallenge is a community-wide competition only for Chelan and Douglas county residents.  Participants challenge themselves to try new, environmentally-friendly behaviors for two weeks. You choose the behaviors you want to commit to doing (from dozens of options) and report your progress online daily. In addition to learning how to reduce your carbon footprint, you have a chance to win valuable individual prizes and cash for the nonprofit agency* of your choice!”  INFO AND SIGN-UP HERE! 

·         June 23 (Sat), 11a—3p: Wenatchee PRIDE Festival 2018, Pybus Market

·         June 26 (Tues): Naturalization Ceremony, time and location tba.

 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates:

 

May 14-18, Statewide Candidate Filing Week; file to run for PCO or other elected office!

June 14 (Thurs), CD8 Candidate Forum – Hader/Rittereiser/Schrier, hosted by NCWUnited, time and location tba (probably evening at Cashmere Riverside Center)

June 15-16, WA-Democratic State Convention, Wenatchee Convention Center; volunteers and observers needed.

June 16, 23, 30, July 7 (Saturdays)Voter Registration at Pybus: Help staff a table and register voters, provide voter info.  Non-partisan activity, volunteering with CAFÉ.  SignUp here!

July 15 (Sun), 5-8p, NCWDem Summer Picnic, HydroPark, E Wenatchee; music by The Saddlerockers, food, candidateskids activities.  All welcome!  SignUp here!

August 7PRIMARY ELECTION

August 11(Sat), NCWDem Summer Ice Cream Social, Walla Walla Pt Park;  SignUp here!

August 22-26, NCW District Fair, Waterville; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth.  Sign-up coming soon.

Sept 5-9, Chelan County Fair, Cashmere; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth.  Sign-up coming soon.

Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 6 (Saturdays), Voter Registration at Pybus: Help staff a table and register voters, provide voter info.  Non-partisan activity, volunteering with CAFÉ.  SignUp here!

Sept 28-30, Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  Sign-up coming soon.

November 6GENERAL ELECTION and election night watch party, location tbd.  Sign-up coming soon.

December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

 

Watch for future emails with dates/events to consider.  Moving into the election season, 2017 candidates will appreciate your donations of time and/or money.  Please engage as you are able.

 

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Dan Maher, Chair, 12th LD Democrats


2018 0420 An Invitation To Change History

posted Apr 25, 2018, 10:16 AM by Douglas County Democrats


A commitment of your time and talents!

Our community needs you.  Yes, we Democrats need to have a Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) in every precinct.  The effort this year to elect Democrats at the local, state, and federal levels is dependent upon volunteers who will help identify and encourage like-minded voters to cast their ballots. This can’t be done without person to person contact.  Democratic candidates may not have as much media money as will the Republicans, but with your help we will be able to out-organize them with an effective GOTV (Get Out The Vote) grass-roots campaign.

The Goal: Recruit a great Democrat for each precinct to become PCO.  Filing week occurs during mid-May of even-numbered years (this year: during the week of May 14–18). Filing can be done in person, by mail, or via a link on the county website.  Because a PCO is a volunteer position, there is no filing fee.  PCOs are elected in the August Primary Election and serve 2-year terms.

Some folks have been PCOs for many years.  We thank them for their service and hope they will continue to lead.  Half of the precincts in Chelan and Douglas counties, however, are vacant and in need of representation.  We need and welcome your involvement

Once elected, we’ll provide you with tools, training, and support.  The PCO team that signs up for the 2018-2020 term will be working with existing PCOs and other volunteers and staff for this year’s very important mid-term elections.  They will form the core team for the critical 2020 Presidential election year.  Let that sink in!  Democracy is at risk.  Each PCO and volunteer will make a difference.

Contact either Karen or Bill if you have questions. If you’re willing, but don’t know the number of your precinct, go to MyVote Login—WA.gov and check your personal voter file. Fill out and mail the PCO Declaration of Candidacy Form or go to the county elections site on May 14 to file online (we’ll provide in next email).

Remember, every vote counts and could make the difference.

Karen Keleman, (509) 630-3055                 Bill Miller, (425) 444-9598

Chair, Douglas County Democrats                Chair, Democrats of Chelan County


2018 0415 Mid-April e-news

posted Apr 25, 2018, 9:58 AM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and friends,

 

We encourage everyone to help turn the tide of this administration in a way that is appropriate for themselves.  There is much to do, much that can be done.  Each of your efforts matter.  

 

Our job, as local party officials, is to support efforts and help elect people who aspire to the principles and values held by the Democratic Party.  The election season for 2018 is heating up, with many great candidates hoping to gain our support.  Listed below are numerous opportunities to meet candidates in person.  There will be many future opportunities, too.  We apologize whenever there is short notice of these events—we’ll do our best to get the info into your hands as soon as possible, but sometimes there is quick turn-around.  We also have needs for volunteers for many events coming up.  Please show up or sign up to help!

 

ON THE HORIZON – REMINDERS FOR TODAY AND BEYOND:

 

Sunday (4/15) opportunities to meet CD8 Democratic candidates Dr. Kim Schrier and Dr. Shannon Hader (select “blue” links below for details).

·         Coffee with Kim Schrier on Sunday morning, 11a—noon, O’Grady’s Pantry at Sleeping Lady.  Hosted by NCW United.  All are welcome.

·         Meet-n-Greet/Q&A with Kim Schrier on Sunday afternoon, 3—4:30p, 1725 N Wenatchee Ave, Ste F (meeting being held in the Teamsters Union office).  All welcome.

·         Canvass with Shannon Hader, 3:15—5:30p, Wenatchee, Washington Park area. 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

 

·         April 27-29, Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser for YOUR local Democratic Party organizing efforts; cookies and volunteers needed!  SIGN UP HERE! (or cut/paste this link: http://signup.com/go/qZDBmsO)  Twice each year our county organizations staff the Nason Creek Rest Stop as a community service and to raise funds to help with annual operating expenses.  It’s also a soft way to advertise that Democrats are alive and well in NCW!  Please consider helping by donating cookies or other supplies (see the list via the link) or volunteering to spend a couple of hours in the good company of other Dems and travelers.

·         Great need for Democrats to step up to become a Democratic PCO for your precinct.  We want to fill all positions in NCW: 89 precincts in Chelan County and 47 in Douglas County! 

o   You are the grassroots activists who will make the difference to help elect the best people to represent us.

o   Help in this vital work to make sure everyone in your neighborhood knows how important it is to vote.

o   PCOs must file for this 2-year-term publicly elected office during the week of May 14—18, 2018. 

o   You may file online that week via the county elections websites OR complete the attached form and take/mail it in.  There is no fee to file. 

o   If your precinct presently has someone who is the PCO (and who is willing to continue), you can volunteer to be part of the team and help do the work. 

o   Email or call Bill or Karen if you are interested. 


​ 

Multiple upcoming events to assist with voter ID / voter turnout canvasses, AND voter registration:

 

·         April 14, “Flip The 8th” Canvass with Bill and Jan, THANK YOU FOR HOSTING THIS EVENT!

·         May 27, “Flip The 8th” Canvass with Frances (date change*), 12:30—3:30p, Cashmere. https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/6178

·         Help Register Voters at Pybus Market in June and Septemberhttp://signup.com/go/HcCjCNu

 

 

“DEMOCRATIC COFFEE BREAK” twice-monthly no-host daytime gathering of Democrats to share and organize —

1st & 3rd Tues ea month. 

·         WHEN:  Tues, April 17 and May 1 & 15, 10a-noon,

·         WHERE:  Pybus Mkt concourse (near Ice Restaurant)

 

NCW DEMOCRATS’ GENERAL MEETING: monthly program and business meeting—first Wednesday ea month,

Douglas Co Fire District #2, East Wenatchee.

·         WHEN: Wednesday, May 2, 6:30p social/7:00p meeting

·         WHERE:  Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee

·         PROGRAM:  TBA

 

“TASTE ‘O POLITICS” monthly no-host “happy hour” gathering of Democrats to share and organize—last Thurs ea month.  

Please mark your calendar to attend the next “TO’P” on Thursday, May 26, 5—7p, location TBA.

 

CONSIDER ATTENDING THESE LOCAL EVENTS:

 

·         April 16, “White Privilege: The Other Side of Racial Inequality” 7pm, Canyon Wren Recital Hall – Icicle Cr Center, Leavenworth.  FREE.  Co-hosted by NCW United and Humanities Washington.

·         April 16, “Town Hall Meeting” with LD12 Candidate DR. ANN DIAMOND (Ind), Wenatchee Valley Museum, 7—9p.

·         April 25, CAFÉ Monthly Meeting, 5:30 dinner/6:30 program, 766 S Mission, Wenatchee

·         April 26, Stand Against Racism—Wenatchee, Wenatchee Valley College, 9a—3:15p

·         June 23, Wenatchee PRIDE Festival 2018, Pybus Public Market, 11a—4p

 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates:

April 27-29, Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  Sign-up coming soon.

May 14-18, Statewide Candidate Filing Week; file to run for PCO or other elected office!

June 16-17, WA-Democratic State Convention, Wenatchee Convention Center; volunteers and observers needed.

July 15 (Sun), 5-8p, NCWDem Summer Picnic, HydroPark, E Wenatchee; music, food, friends, candidates, kids activities.  All welcome!

August 7, PRIMARY ELECTION

August 11, NCWDem Summer Ice Cream Social, Walla Walla Pt Park;

August 22-26, NCW District Fair, Waterville; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth

Sept 5-9, Chelan County Fair, Cashmere; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth

Sept 28-30, Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  Sign-up coming soon

November 6, GENERAL ELECTION and election night watch party, location tbd

December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

 

Watch for emails with additional info, dates/events to consider.

 

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

4/3/2018--LOCAL DEMOCRATS--Early-Mid April e-news

posted Apr 4, 2018, 8:36 AM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Apr 4, 2018, 8:39 AM ]

Please join us Wednesday to welcome both CD8 Candidate Jason Rittereiser and CD4 Candidate Christine Brown.

Jason will be in town all day, meeting with constituents and the media.  Christine will join us for the evening gathering. 

The past week has been like an episode of fast and furious, both at home and around the country and world.  Keep walking toward the light and DON’T STOP!  On the plus side,

·         We marched with over 700 local students and community members, raising voices for safety for our kids and families, improved mental health treatment, and sensible gun laws. 

·         Both counties held conventions to revise and adopt platforms and to elect delegates and alternates who will participate in June in the adoption of the WA State Democratic platform.  Thank you, to the 32 people who participated in this most-democratic process!  Congratulation to

o   Chelan County Delegates/Alternates: Kevin McKee and Frances Titus, Julianne Martinez and Daniel Hammond;

o   Douglas County Delegate/Alternate: Christopher Goehner, Suellen Harris.

·         Democrats showed up for “Coffee Breaks” at Pybus and, even though it had been cancelled, they showed up for the “Taste O’ Politics” event last Thursday!  All who attend are full of ideas and energy and rolling up their sleeves, ready to help organize and engage.  Thank you!

·         Last Saturday, accompanied by a crowd of hundreds in Yakima, Governor Inslee signed a bill into law recognizing Cesar Chavez Day as an official Washington state holiday. Chavez, the legendary farm worker advocate and social justice defender (with Dolores Huerta) fought for justice and representation during his career as an organizer in California from the 1950s onward.  We enthusiastically say, “Si Se Puede!” 

ON THE HORIZON – THIS WEEK AND BEYOND: 

NCW DEMOCRATS’ GENERAL MEETING: monthly program and business meeting—first Wednesday ea month, Douglas Co Fire District #2, East Wenatchee.

·         WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 6:30p social/7:00p meeting

·         WHERE:  Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee

·         PROGRAMMeet-n-Greet and Q&A with CD8 candidate, Jason Rittereiser – one of several great Democratic candidates running to represent the people of WA 8th Congressional District.  Come meet Jason, learn about his life and how he plans to represent us. 

  ALSO meet CD4 Candidate, Christine Brown (Democrat, running unopposed against Dan Newhouse). 

 

Meet CD8 Candidate Kim Schrier on 4/15, 3-5p: location to be announced.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 

·         April 14, RISE & ORGANIZE Canvass – Wenatchee: SIGN UP HERE! (or cut/paste this link: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/5613)

·         April 27-29, Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  SIGN UP HERE! (or cut/paste this link: http://signup.com/go/qZDBmsO)  Twice each year our county organizations staff the Nason Creek Rest Stop as a community service and to raise funds to help with annual operating expenses.  It’s also a soft way to advertise that Democrats are alive and well in NCW!  Please consider helping by donating cookies or other supplies (see the list via the link) or volunteering to spend a couple of hours in the good company of other Dems and travelers.

·         April 29, FLIP THE 8TH CANVASS – Cashmere: SIGN UP HERE! (or cut/paste this link: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/6178) 

CONSIDER ATTENDING:

·         April 16, “White Privilege: The Other Side of Racial Inequality” 7pm, Canyon Wren Recital Hall – Icicle Cr Center, Leavenworth.  FREE.  Co-hosted by NCW United and Humanities Washington. 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates:

May 14-18, Statewide Candidate Filing Week; file to run for PCO or other elected office!

June 16-17, WA-Democratic State Convention, Wenatchee Convention Center; volunteers and observers needed.

July 15 (Sun), 5-8p, NCWDem Summer Picnic, HydroPark, E Wenatchee; music, food, music, candidates, kids activities.  All welcome!

August 7, PRIMARY ELECTION

August 11, NCWDem Summer Ice Cream Social, Walla Walla Pt Park;

August 22-26, NCW District Fair, Waterville; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth

Sept 5-9, Chelan County Fair, Cashmere; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth

Sept 28-30, Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  Sign-up coming soon

November 6, GENERAL ELECTION and election night watch party, location tbd

December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

 

Watch for an email with additional info, dates/events to consider.

 

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Dan Maher, Chair, 12th LD Democrats

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