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SECOND CALL TO MEETING - Biennial Reorganization of the Douglas County Democrats

posted Dec 8, 2020, 6:30 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear Elected PCOs,

We are nearing the end of a very long struggle to bring sanity back to our national government.  Most of us have fought this battle daily for five years.  We all know that the work needs to continue.  With your help, we have brighter days ahead!

Your journey as a newly Elected PCO, with a two-year term of office,  has just begun.  One of the most important obligations of the position is the SOLE responsibility to elect new Democratic leadership for our county.  We are counting on you to participate.

Some of you have already responded that you will attend the reorganization meeting next Saturday morning.  Thank you!  For others, completing this RSVP form will permit us to plan and prepare more efficiently.

DCDem Reorg PCO RSVPhttps://forms.gle/FZ6dFmx34Byr865k7  

Please RSVP by Friday morning.  Those who indicate they will attend will be sent the slate of nominated candidates and their personal statements, as well as Zoom meeting link information.  Expect to receive this emailed material by midday Friday.

At the reorganization meeting, positions of Chair, Vice-chair (2), State Committee Member (2), Secretary, and Treasurer will be elected.  Because of our bylaws, the virtual nature of the meeting platform (Zoom), and guidelines provided to us by the Washington State Democratic Party, all nominations for elected party offices must be made in advance in order for ballots to be created and candidate statements distributed to YOU in a timely manner.  There will be no nominations from the floor.  The deadline for nominations is 11:59 pm Tuesday (tomorrow), 12/8/2020.  If you would like to run for one of the offices, please complete this form:

DCDem Reorg Nomination Formhttps://forms.gle/Ud3gZHdv7uEamM53A

If you have questions, please contact us by email, phone, or text.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

It has been an honor to serve for the past two years as your elected leadership team.    

Karen Keleman, Chair, (509) 630-3055
Luther Beaty, Vice-chair, (509) 884-1282
Rebecca Cattin, Secretary, (509) 860-5873
Pam Morris, Treasurer, (509) 669-7608
LaVern Strawn, State Committee Member, (509) 470-1301
Don Spurlock, State Committee Member, (509) 264-7004

CALL TO MEETING: Douglas County Democrats' Biennial Reorganizational Meeting

posted Dec 8, 2020, 6:29 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Congratulations and welcome, newly Elected Precinct Committee Officers and Friends,


To our newly Elected PCOs: Thank you for filing to run for your elected office in May 2020, for being elected in August, and now for serving as Elected PCO for your neighborhoods for the next two years.  By statute, your official term of office began on December 1, 2020, and will end on December 1, 2022. You are among 24 individuals who filed to become Democratic PCOs in Douglas County, which has 47 precincts.  Two elected PCOs have subsequently moved outside their jurisdictions and are no longer eligible to vote as Elected PCOs in this election.  (Note: we need your participation and vote at the reorg meeting on Saturday, December 12) 


Being a Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) is one of the most important roles in our Party. As a PCO, you are on the front lines of winning elections up and down the ballot – from the School Board to the Senate. Here’s what PCOs do:
  • Working in a close relationship with the Local Party Organization, PCOs are the main point of information and contact for voters in their neighborhood and within the Democratic Party. PCOs are also a central part of our local Democratic organization.
  • PCOs vote to help fill vacancies in elected office, and lead their precinct caucus every two years.
  • Becoming a PCO is one of the most important roles you can play in helping Democrats win up and down the ballot in our area.
  • PCOs can be Elected (by running for office in a public election).  The county chairperson has the sole authority to fill PCO vacancies outside of an election.  A PCO can be Appointed by the chair (to fill a vacancy in their own precinct) or Acting (to fill a  vacancy in a neighboring precinct). 
  • Elected PCOs have the special and sole responsibility of electing Party leadership.  

A note about outgoing PCOs and Executive Board Members (Officers): We thank you for your service as members of the Democratic Central Committee for Douglas County.  We've been in the trenches together, some for much more than a decade.  Any success we reap today is due to the work you have done, and the work of those who came before.  We invite your continued involvement for the benefit of all of us.


To All Elected PCOs: This CALL TO MEETING is being made for the purpose of calling "electors" to elect local Democratic Party officers, who will serve for the next two years.  

  • WHAT: Douglas County Democrats' Biennial Reorganization Meeting
  • WHEN: Saturday, December 12, 2020, 10:00 am -- 12:00 noon.
  • WHERE: All Elected PCOs must RSVP here:  https://forms.gle/RRTcJfQoicG1tJWTAYou will be sent a link to the Saturday morning Zoom meeting, on Friday, December 11. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS EMAIL OR PCO RSVP LINK. 
  • WHO MAY VOTE:  ONLY newly Elected PCOs may vote in this election.   For this reason, newly Elected PCOs should make every effort to participate.    
  • WHO MUST ATTEND: All candidates whose nomination for office is submitted (All candidates must use this formhttps://forms.gle/vFaEZnaTu4FGJqR78 ) and received by Tuesday, December 8, 11:59 pm.  Because of challenges posed by virtual meeting environments, no nominations will be permitted from the floor at the meeting.  Each candidate must be nominated in advance.
  • WHO MAY ATTEND:  Any interested member of the community, including current PCOs, officers, Democrats.  We'll set up a live YouTube feed for the non-voting attendees to use. 
WHAT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE REORGANIZATION MEETING?
  • Election of officers will be the only business conducted during the meeting.
  • Ballots, which will include names of all nominated candidates (either self-nominated or nominated by an Elected PCO), will be prepared in advance and distributed.
  • All voting members will receive additional information, distributed electronically, which will include a summary of candidates for each office with their respective statements, voting procedural information (ballots/unique voter ID’s), and any other relevant information.  
  • Watch for an email to all voting members (Elected PCOs) by noon on Friday, December 11, 2020.  

WHAT POSITIONS WILL BE ELECTED FOR 2021-2022?

  • Chair *
  • 1st Vice Chair *
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • State Committee member **
  • State Committee member **

 WHO CAN RUN FOR OFFICE:

  • Any Democrat who lives in the jurisdiction may run for office.  Candidates must be present at the meeting in order to be elected.  Non-PCOs must be nominated by an Elected PCO.  PCOs may self-nominate.  Only PCOs are eligible to vote.  All nominations must be made by 11:59pm on Dec 8 in order to be included on the ballot. Elected PCOs and all nominees will be sent a Zoom invitation, rules and voting instructions prior to the election on Dec 12.
  • Note for written short statements:  please submit 500 words or less for the position you seek.  Include information that may assist the PCO voters who do not know you in making an informed decision.  Relevant experience, skills, personal attributes/assets, Democratic Party involvement, political and community activities, DESIRE to be involved as a member of a dynamic, grassroots political organization!
  • Note for Nominating Speeches - Chair - 4 minutes or less; Vice Chair, State Committee Members - 3 minutes or less; Others - 2 minutes or less (time may be partially allocated to a nominating speaker, but may not exceed the total time allocated)
  • *Note for Chair and 1st Vice-chair - it is recommended, but not required, that these positions be filled by persons of different genders.
  • **Note for State Committee Members - 2 candidates will be elected, but they must be of different genders (i.e. 1 male/1 female OR 1 male/1 gender non-binary; OR 1 female/1 gender non-binary).
We look forward to seeing each Elected PCO and others at the reorganization meeting.  Please contact any member of the current executive board of officers if you have questions.

It has been an honor to serve as your elected leadership team.    

Karen Keleman, Chair, (509) 630-3055
Luther Beaty, Vice-chair, (509) 884-1282
Rebecca Cattin, Secretary, (509) 860-5873
Pam Morris, Treasurer, (509) 669-7608
LaVern Strawn, State Committee Member, (509) 470-1301
Don Spurlock, State Committee Member, (509) 264-7004

PS  Attached for your review is a good reference to what the state party does and what the role of the State Committee Member is.

2020 Dec 1 eNews

posted Dec 8, 2020, 6:19 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

 

Welcome to December 2020.  We’ve had a little time to examine election results and anecdotes, and there is great reason to celebrate!

·   We voted in record numbers in North Central Washington, with dramatic increases in turnout by 18-35 year olds.  Voter turnout in Chelan and Douglas counties was 86.2% and 83.9%, respectively, and 84% statewide.  Nearly 60% of voters in WA support Biden/Harris.

·   Without fanfare, our counties certified their elections on Nov 24, as will our state on Dec 3.

·   On Dec 14, Washington State’s Democratic Party electors will cast their 16 votes for the Biden/Harris ticket, as will a majority of the other states’ members of the Electoral College. 

·   On January 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn into office as president and vice-president of the United States.  

 

Safe.  Secure.  Robust.  We have a brighter future ahead.  Still, the work on behalf of our democracy must continue.  If we grow complacent, satisfied – or disillusioned, history reflects a cautionary tale.  On the other hand, vigilance and advocacy will move us toward better tomorrows.  Together, we will stay the course to Build Back Better!

 

Here are some notes for the coming weeks:

 

NCW Dem General Meeting (first Wed ea mo):  Wednesday, Dec 2, 7 - 8:30p on Zoom.  On the agenda: Party reorganization plans and dates, preliminary results of recent Democratic leadership and PCO surveys, upcoming Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plans, election support for GA, and regular business.  All Democrats are welcome.  RSVP for a meeting link HERE (https://forms.gle/Ru3fiwka86etap54A).

 

Democratic “Coffee Break” Tuesday Dec 8, 11a – noon via Zoom (and every Tue); RSVP for link HERE (https://forms.gle/9zjFsV4v64c6CQY97).  These are informal conversations with other Democrats to share information about local issues and more.  All are welcome.  There’s still time to join today!

 

Biennial Democratic Party Reorganization Meetings:  This is an exciting time when we gather to elect new party leadership!  While this year will look much different from many prior reorganizations due to our need to utilize virtual tools, much of the core work and process will be the same.  At our reorganization meetings, newly elected PCOs elect new leadership, like chairs, vice-chairs, state committee members, secretaries and treasurers.  These local Party leaders dedicate a considerable amount of time and make a significant commitment to sustaining and building our local Democratic Party.

 

Please mark the following dates and times on your calendars.  Utilize the accompanying links if you would like to run for a leadership position to serve our community.  Any Democrat who resides within the jurisdiction may run for office.  All nominations must be submitted by the deadline listed below.  From these nominations, ballots will be prepared and distributed to voting members prior to the election.  No nominations will be permitted from the floor.  Only elected PCOs may nominate.  Only elected PCOs are permitted to vote.

 

Reorganization meetings via Zoom will be held for the following organizations:

·   Douglas County Democrats: Saturday, Dec 12, 10:00a, https://forms.gle/9GECujvKBYwEXVGR7 (nominations must be submitted by 11:59p on Tue, Dec 8)

·   Democrats of Chelan County: Saturday, Dec 12, 1:00p, https://forms.gle/G2Ycb2a8P3XZF7Hm7 (nominations must be submitted by 11:59p on Tue, Dec 8)

·   Democrats of the 12th Legislative District: Saturday, January 9, 1:00p, https://forms.gle/6iRYqJm9WDNxAwB77 (nominations must be submitted by 11:59p on Tue, Jan 5)

·   WA State Democratic Party: Saturday, January 30, 2021 (will be elected by new state committee members, details to follow)

 

PCOs and Party Leaders should watch for an email later this week dedicated solely to reorganization rules and procedures.  Also watch for a YouTube link for non-voting attendees.  The biennial reorganization meetings on Saturday Dec 12 will launch a new cycle of leadership.  Let us know if you’re interested in becoming more involved!

 

GA and the Senate:

 

We are told that the best way to help in Georgia, between now and the Jan 6 2021 Senatorial Runoff Election, is to donate to or work with the following organizations, as there is much voter registration work and voter turnout to be done.  This is currently the HIGHEST priority for out-of-state folks.  Donate, phone bank, or write postcards NOW.

Fair Fight: https://fairfight.com

New Georgia Project: https://newgeorgiaproject.org

Black Voters Matter: https://blackvotersmatterfund.org

 

Next, or if those opportunities don’t appeal, go right to he campaigns but expect to be phone banking:

https://warnockforgeorgia.com

https://election.com

 

HOW CAN WE HELP LOCALLY?  With regard to POSTCARDS, to do our part, we are working with FairFight (Stacey Abrams) and other allies in GA, and have received the names and addresses of 3000+ GA voters.  The first 1000 voters will receive our personal messages by 12/7.  Volunteers are writing those postcards now. 

 

A second group of 2000 voters must be contacted by 12/12 in order to provide time for them to request absentee ballots.  We need more postcard writers – 20-30 would be nice!  You supply the postcards and stamps (we have some postcards available for purchase – see picture/first come-first served/ ~$1.50 per 10 cards – or you have time to order online).  Please sign up to write 10, 25, 50 or more, to encourage every Democrat in GA to vote – let them know how much their vote means to the entire country!  Isn’t it worth a little bit of your time to help Flip the Senate BLUE?  Fill out this form (https://forms.gle/PygFhU6oGyBWzVJz5) and we’ll send you instructions, a script, and a list of names of GA voters.  Let us know if you need postcards.

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Postcards available for your writing pleasure!

 

 

NEXT STEPS

 

SIGNS:  For those still wanting to drop off unwanted yard signs, please leave signs and wires in the box outside the office door.  We are storing reusable signs and wires off-site and repurposing others for future needs.  Signs are made of a material that is not currently recyclable.  Thank you, to our amazing group of “sign support” folks – your help was invaluable.

 

#GivingTuesday:  Please consider supporting the ongoing work of our local Democratic Party to cultivate and recruit local candidates, build effective neighborhood teams, register and inform voters, participate in the statewide Democrat Party, and keep our NCWDem Headquarters Office OPEN!  Yes, the office is temporarily closed to the public, but we’re still doing work, responding to calls and emails, planning for the months ahead.  Your recurrent or one-time contribution (preferably split between our two county organizations) will allow us to plan for 2021 and beyond. 

·   Via ActBlie to Douglas County Democrats: DONATE/DCDems

·   Via ActBlue to Democrats of Chelan County: DONATE/ChelanDems

·   By check made payable to NCW Democrats, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee 98801

 

On behalf of the Democratic Central Committees of Chelan and Douglas counties and our HQ Team, we look forward to seeing or talking with you soon.  Please take care of yourselves.

 

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

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

 

NCWDems@gmail.com – HQ Office, 768 S Mission, Wen (509-436-8899/leave a msg) HQ Office Hrs: temporarily CLOSED to the public.  MASKS REQUIRED.

 

Please find us on the web, by email, on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Let’s stay in touch! 

 

Douglas County Democrats (DCDems): https://www.facebook.com/DouglasCountyDemsWA/http://www.douglascountydems.com/

Democrats of Chelan County (ChelanDems): https://www.facebook.com/ChelanDems/https://www.chelancountydemocrats.org/

NCW Democrats (Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties): ncwdems@gmail.comhttps://twitter.com/NCWDemocrats

2020 Nov 4 eNews

posted Dec 8, 2020, 6:12 PM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Dec 8, 2020, 6:13 PM ]

Gen Meeting Update

SIGNS: retrieval, stolen signs/form (info and link)

Election security (ballot curing, election certification)

Next Steps (local party reorg, HQ, work ahead, funding)  

 

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

 

We remain extremely optimistic on the cusp of this new month and a new era.  We encourage you to be, too.  It's been such a challenging four years.  We've worked so hard for this moment, and we'll press on for a better future for all.  You've done your part: you've rallied, made calls, knocked on doors, spoke up, and you voted!  THE BEST congresswoman, Dr Kim Schrier, has been re-elected.  We admire and embrace Adrianne Moore and the promise she holds for the future of NCW.  From both a local and national perspective, the pain of the moral loss is palpable, but we are ONE today in our conviction that democracy will win.  Let's be patient and persistent as we move forward.

 

Here are some very quick updates:

 

NCW Dem General Meeting (usually first Wed): RESCHEDULED for next Wednesday, Nov 11, 7-8:30p on Zoom, RSVP for a meeting link HERE (https://forms.gle/Ru3fiwka86etap54A)

 

SIGNS:  In most local jurisdictions, political signs are supposed to be removed within a week after an election is past.  Seems reasonable.  So, here’s a plan!  Sign material is not recyclable.  Please consider storing sign/wire(s) if the candidate will likely run again OR return the sign/wire to our office for storage or repurposing.

·         Yard Signs: Return to the HQ Office on MWF from 12-4.  Or call us for pickup (509-436-8899).  If you live in an outlying area, we'll work with your local “Sign Depot” host to coordinate return of signs to us.

·         Large Signs:  We will be in touch soon for retrieval.  If you want to keep them up for awhile - until the election is settled- that's OK.  Call us if you need help taking down the large sign(s).  We will make arrangements to pick them up.

·         Stolen or damaged signs:  We're curious and would like to have a way to quantify the extent of loss of signs.  We purchased and distributed over 2700 yard signs to Democrats in NCW.  If you haven't already filled out this form, please let us know if you had a sign(s) stolen or damaged.  https://forms.gle/cpjgza9tGNqXTVjC8

 

 

Election Security: The WA State Democratic Party has developed a new and comprehensive Voter Protection Plan that is reaching every corner of the state.  Voters whose ballots have been challenged are being contacted by trained volunteers who are providing support to "cure" the ballot issue, which is most often a missing or mis-matched signature.  Local Dem "observers" were positioned at each ballot dropbox last night.  They recorded the safe and secure procedures, and reported any concerns.  Ballot curing support to voters will continue until 11/23.  Local attorneys have volunteered to work in concert with the Party as "eyes and ears on the ground" to observe the validation and certification of ballots by our county election canvassing boards.  They will assure that every valid vote is counted.  So, we take a deep breath and wait.

 

NEXT STEPS:  The road ahead for our local party organizations, the NCW Democratic Headquarters Office, and the HQ Team is solid.  In the past 6 mos, we have met and worked with hundreds of new-to-us Democrats.  From age 14 to 80+, their enthusiasm and dedication to making our world a better place is a common and encouraging thread.  We’ve also visited with thousands of “old friends.”  We've gently organized and directed.  You've done the important work.  We are a stronger team.  But we know we need to do more than before to help "Build Back Better."  Please take a little time now to breathe, to reflect, to imagine.  Then, we'll roll up our sleeves together and go at it again.

 

We plan to staff the headquarters office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 12-4.  We have a lot of work to do.  Stop by when you’re healthy and able.  We’ll take your temp and O2 level, ask you to sign in, and enjoy seeing you. We may even have a project for you to help with!

 

During the next two months, we’ll hold semi-annual reorganization meetings where individuals will run for local party offices.  Elected PCOs will vote for chair, vice chair, state committee members, secretary, and treasurer for each organization.  Dates for these elections will be announced soon.  The process needs to take place before Jan 17 2021.  Let us know if you’re interested in becoming more involved!

 

On behalf of the Democratic Central Committees of Chelan and Douglas counties and our HQ Team, we look forward to seeing or talking with you soon.

 

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

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

 

NCWDems@gmail.com – HQ Office, 768 S Mission, Wen (509-436-8899) HQ Office Hrs: M-W-F, 12-4p.  MASKS REQUIRED.

 

Please find us on the web, by email, on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Let’s stay in touch! 

 

Douglas County Democrats (DCDems): https://www.facebook.com/DouglasCountyDemsWA/http://www.douglascountydems.com/DONATE/DCDems

 

Democrats of Chelan County (ChelanDems): https://www.facebook.com/ChelanDems/https://www.chelancountydemocrats.org/DONATE/ChelanDems

NCW Democrats (Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties): ncwdems@gmail.comhttps://twitter.com/NCWDemocrats

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posted Dec 8, 2020, 6:10 PM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Dec 8, 2020, 6:25 PM ]


2020 July 14 eNews

posted Aug 3, 2020, 12:02 AM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear PCOs, campaign volunteers and area Democrats,

Putting together a successful political organization takes a lot of moving parts (volunteers) and from the NCW Democratic point of view that means assisting with a number of political campaigns – national (presidential and the US House races), state (electing and re-electing individuals who want to protect and improve our WA society), and local (individuals who put public health and safety above party).

Our core leadership has been working on preparation for this Presidential Election year since the fall of the 2018 and it’s clear we have created a great foundation of volunteers to take on this year’s campaign activities.  In both Chelan and Douglas counties we had more individuals file to become PCOs (precinct committee officers) than ever before! Together with those other individuals who have stepped forward, our list of active volunteers is growing every day.

Join us at 11am every Tuesday for a Democratic “Coffee Break”.  We’re often joined by candidates, staff, or other interesting guests.  Request a Zoom invitation by signing up HERE.

Summary of activities:

·                 Core activities – team building and laying the foundation for then 2020 campaigns

·                 The March 10 Presidential Primary Election turnout was HUGE in both counties – an increase of more than 8k voters over the 2016 Presidential Primary

·                 We plan to send a Postcard to those voters; Special Project fundraising now underway

·                 Filed for PCO – Chelan 44 plus additional 7 more appointed PCOs / Douglas 24 plus additional 6 more appointed or acting PCOs

·                 Still seeking volunteers to assist with vacant precincts

·                 Meetings with Coordinated Campaign staff from the Washington State Democrats – an on-going activity

·                 Meeting with the staff to re-elect Dr. Schrier

·                 Meeting with the staff of Adrianne Moore

·                 Meeting with Doug McKinley (CD4 Dem candidate) campaign

·                 Planning virtual visits from our WA State Executive Democratic candidates

·                 Switching from door-to-door canvassing to Virtual Phone Banking; first targeting the No Data voters to identify Dems vs Repubs; includes calls being made locally and from the State org. 

·                 This will increase the number of positive voters we’ll need to contact during the GOTV push and will assist every Democratic candidate.

·                 Working communication between individual campaigns and our area – sign distribution and suggesting volunteers to assist

·                 Fund raising for basic office activities and Special Project –

·                 Office expenses still need at least 25 new contributors at $10 per month via ActBlue to meet our election year expenses.

·                 Special Project – have raised about $3,500 of the needed $6,000 per mailing but have enough in our funds to get this started in time to meet the Primary Election “ballot drop”.

·                 Organizing our yard sign distribution to have regional pickup areas – requesting donation to cover cost of nearly $8 per sign

·                 VOTER TURNOUT is the key to winning

·                 Virtual Joint Douglas and Chelan Democratic meetings, Coffee Hours, and special events with candidates will continue

If you want to help create a bigger impact for the elections ahead, send us a note. 

Sign up to Volunteer HERE  (https://forms.gle/33r3hfqsKj2d8CJh7 

We certainly could use additional financial support for our Special Post-Card project and future outreach.  Your donation – one-time or recurrent – will be most helpful.

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

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

 

NCWDems@gmail.com – HQ Office, 768 S Mission, Wen (509-436-8899) 

HQ Office Hrs: M-W-F, 12-4p.  MASKS REQUIRED.

 

Please find us on the web, by email, on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Let’s stay in touch! 

 

Douglas County Democrats (DCDems): https://www.facebook.com/DouglasCountyDemsWA/http://www.douglascountydems.com/DONATE/DCDems

 

Democrats of Chelan County (ChelanDems): https://www.facebook.com/ChelanDems/https://www.chelancountydemocrats.org/DONATE/ChelanDems

 

NCW Democrats (Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties): ncwdems@gmail.comhttps://twitter.com/NCWDemocrats

 

2020 June 30 eNews

posted Jul 5, 2020, 1:36 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear Democrats and Friends,

 

It’s been such a busy month.  There is so much at stake.  Lives lost, lives born, lives celebrated and all of us fighting for a better tomorrow.

 

TUESDAY, June 30 Take a Democratic "Coffee Break" with friends.  Join us between 11:00a-noon for a coffee break! General sharing of information and updates.  We may be joined by candidates and/or staff. If you've attended before, the Zoom mtg login is the same. To join for the first time, respond to this form https://forms.gle/MR5AeSLkyXZtSBaLA and you'll be sent the Zoom meeting ID and PW info. Join a bit early if this is your first Zoom experience.  And bring your favorite cuppa’.

 

WEDNESDAY, July 1 NCW Democrats General Meeting, 6:45p/"Get comfy with Zoom", 7:00p/Meeting. Join a monthly meeting of the central committee members (PCOs) and elected leadership for the Democrats of Chelan and Douglas counties. Generally occurs on the first Wednesday of each month, currently via Zoom.  *During the time of COVID-19 social distancing - meetings will take place in virtual space. Complete this Google form - we'll send the Zoom invitation to you, along with the draft agenda. https://forms.gle/datatg5awL63Uop49  The 070120 agenda will include (but not be limited to) Special Guest Mike Pellicciotti (D, WA House Representative for LD30 AND candidate for WA State Treasurer); Special Guests Devon Davenport and Max Toubman (campaign manager and field director for Congresswoman Kim Schrier), updates from Chelan and Douglas Co Dem PCO coordinators; state/national convention updates; coordinated campaign updates/needs; and regular business.

 

TUESDAY, July 7, 14, 21, 28 Take a Democratic "Coffee Break" with friends. See info above and sign up by responding to the same form.

 

WEDNESDAYS, Aug 5, Sept 2, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2 NCW Democrats General Meetings via Zoom (mark your calendars)

 

ELECTION DATES: Tues Aug 4 Primary Election, Tues Nov 3 GENERAL ELECTION!

 

CALENDAR OF OTHER EVENTS

Given the need for safety via social distancing, we’re reviewing alternatives for holding regularly scheduled summer and fall events.  These include the July 19 picnic, Aug 14 ice-cream social, Sept 19 Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner, and the Nov 3 Election Night Party.  Both county fairs have been cancelled, as have our scheduled hosting of the Nason Creek Rest Stop.  Stay tuned for updates. 

 

Instead of planning events and auctions, we are pouring all of our time and energies into contacting voters.  Since there will be no door-knocking, we’re using phone calls, texts, and written postcards.  Please dedicate a few hours to help with this VERY IMPORTANT work.

Volunteer PCOs and others are building teams in every one of the 137 precincts in our two counties. Their goals: help elect Democrats up and down the ballot and find every Democrat and make sure they vote -- first in the August 4 primary election, then on November 3, 2020, when we'll celebrate a BLUE LETTER DAY for our country and the world.

 

SIGNS: We now have signs for Schrier, Biden, and Moore.  Come to NCWDem HQ for signs, if you live in the Greater Wenatchee area.  Check with us if you live in Mansfield, Coulee Dam, Waterville, Leavenworth, Lake Wenatchee, Entiat, or Chelan.  We now have people in outlying communities who are our “sign depots,” willing to distribute campaign signs to people nearby.

 

A very brief word about finances.  We hope each of you will consider making a one-time or recurrent contribution to help us pay the rent and keep the lights on at our office, buy campaign signs and swag, and to print and stamp several mailings to the many people whose doors we can’t knock on this year.  If stopping by the office, cash or checks (payable to “NCW Democrats”) are welcome, or use the ActBlue links below.

 

It’s good for our souls when we work together to make this community and our country a better place.  Thank you for doing some of the heavy lifting!



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

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

 

NCWDems@gmail.com – HQ Office, 768 S Mission, Wen (509-436-8899) 

HQ Office Hrs: M-W-F, 12-4p.  MASKS REQUIRED.

 

Please find us on the web, by email, on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Let’s stay in touch! 

 

Douglas County Democrats (DCDems): https://www.facebook.com/DouglasCountyDemsWA/http://www.douglascountydems.com/DONATE/DCDems

 

Democrats of Chelan County (ChelanDems): https://www.facebook.com/ChelanDems/https://www.chelancountydemocrats.org/DONATE/ChelanDems

 

NCW Democrats (Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties): ncwdems@gmail.comhttps://twitter.com/NCWDemocrats

2020 May 6 eNews

posted Jul 5, 2020, 1:32 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

Over recent weeks, we've taken time to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on our community and our local Democratic efforts.  We're shifting our focus from in-person events and thousands of doors visited, to (temporarily) moving most of our meetings and events into a virtual environment.  We'll be watchful -- but not idle -- as our governor and science lead us forward.  In the meantime, we have work to do.  We need to elect thoughtful, smart, and effective leaders.  We're reminded of the importance of that every day.  And we invite you to be involved in whatever way you can.

For the benefit of this eNewsletter, we have 3 important things to share:
  • NCW Democrats General Monthly Meeting  Wednesday, 5/6/2020, 7:00p: Join us for a Zoom meeting to learn about coordinated campaign updates, precinct committee officer recruitment efforts, upcoming events, and much more.  For this online event, you can join by computer or smartphone using both audio and video, or by standard phone, using only audio.  To enhance the security of the Zoom environment, fill out this form https://forms.gle/AXapBwEn4dvQywZB8 and we'll send you the Zoom invitation link and instructions.  Hope to see you at the meeting. 
  • NCW Democrats will host Tuesday "Coffee Breaks" -- every week!  Tuesdays, 5/12/2020, 11a--noon.  Join as early as 10:30 to get comfortable with the Zoom technology.  At these virtual gatherings we'll host guest speakers, candidates, share information about how to get involved and make it count, and so much more.  Again, use this link: https://forms.gle/2KfnSnFTmF68coBt5.  Fill out the simple form and we'll send you a Zoom invitation to join the "Coffee Break."   Feel free to "Bring your own beverage!"  
  • Precinct Committee Officers NEEDED!  May 11--15 is filing week for local elections.  In order to be elected as a PCO, you must file to run for office with your county elections office.  We have wonderful volunteers who lead precinct teams in approximately half of the voting precincts in Chelan and Douglas counties.  In order to elect Democrats up and down the ballot, we need to expand the team.  We hope that you'll become a member of the "Blue Crew!"  Contact us to help.
At this time, we are finalizing the election of local delegates to our state and national Democratic conventions.  Congratulations to the 36 people who are running for those delegate positions.  Names and results in our next eNews.

Our HQ Team continues to work on projects that you'll see soon.  Yard signs will be available in ~June.  We anticipate a Field Organizer will join us in June.  Phone banking is happening every day, Sunday thru Thursday.  It's easy and good training is available.

Adrianne Moore is running a smart campaign to replace Keith Goehner in the WA House!  Doug McKinley just entered the CD4 race and plans to beat Dan Newhouse.  Let's get behind them.  Offer to host a Zoom meeting to introduce them to your closest friends.  Volunteer to make calls.  Donate to their efforts. 

Say, have you thought about running for office?  We have resources to help.

We're still hoping to be able to hold the annual picnic on 7/19 5p at Hydro Park in E Wenatchee.  We also have the county fairs scheduled in late Aug and early Sept, and our annual dinner at the Wenatchee Convention Center on 9/19.  Everything is, of course dependent upon best practices for social distancing.  

Join us for a Zoom gathering soon.  We miss you.  And don't forget that if you can spare the price of one coffee each month, you could help us make up our budget shortfall.  All of our fundraising events are cancelled or on hold, but we still have the work to do.  Together.

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County (425-444-9598)
Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats (509-630-3055)

NCWDems@gmail.com – HQ Office, 768 S Mission, Wen (509-436-8899) 

HQ Office Hrs: call for hours during COVID-19 response


Please find us on the web, by email, on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Let’s stay in touch! 

 

Douglas County Democrats (DCDems): https://www.facebook.com/DouglasCountyDemsWA/http://www.douglascountydems.com/DONATE/DCDems

 

Democrats of Chelan County (ChelanDems): https://www.facebook.com/ChelanDems/https://www.chelancountydemocrats.org/DONATE/ChelanDems

 

NCW Democrats (Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties): ncwdems@gmail.comhttps://twitter.com/NCWDemocrats

2020 Early March eNews

posted Mar 10, 2020, 12:26 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends, 

We’re ramping it up at Dem HQ and throughout NCW, and we’re getting to work.  All we need is you.  There is no effort too small or passion too large for the work we have in front of us.  We all understand just how important it is that we join together in a coordinated effort to rescue our country, our democracy.  We welcome and value your ideas, talents, and time. 

RIGHT NOW: Call us for a list of Democrats to call to make sure they vote in the Presidential Primary Election!  Whether you have 5 min or 5 hours, we can use your help. 

Since our last email, many of us have rallied and marched (thank you, Wenatchee Women’s March and Wenatchee350!);  gathered to watch debates in Cashmere, E Wenatchee, and Manson; we’ve attended town halls with CONGRESS WOMAN DR KIM SCHRIER!; we’ve trained and practiced using some new Democratic Party tools; registered new voters (thank you, Dems of Cashmere, volunteers for CAFÉ, and many others!); we’ve written notes and postcards to voters; knocked on doors and made phone calls to campaign for candidates AND now to Get Out The Vote before March 10.  That’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Our HQ Office is staffed with a team of volunteers who will help drive democratic activism in the months ahead.  Come on down! 

Watch for more frequent updates.  After the election, we’ll share details about the legislative district caucuses and county conventions, etc.  There will be so many opportunities for you to help, in your neighborhood and throughout NCW.  But please make sure to VOTE. 

THIS WEEK and coming soon: (Organized/hosted by Democrats or Other Groups) 

Tuesday 03/03/2020Take a Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a—noon, at Dem HQ, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Come for all or part of the discussions.  These coffee gatherings happen in Wenatchee on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Drop in!  This week, we’ll be joined by reps from the Michael Bloomberg campaign – come to get acquainted and ask a few questions. 

Wednesday 03/04/2020: NCW Democrats General Meeting 6:30p social/7:00p program and meeting, Wenatchee Veteran’s Hall, 504 S Chelan St, Wenatchee.  Agenda will include regular business meeting agenda: election or appointment of local Dems from LD12, Chelan and Douglas county to participate in WA Democratic State Convention organization (Rules, Platform, Credentials committees), review of plans of work and budgets for 2020.  Introduction of special guests, including candidate for the legislature and presidential candidate staff for Mike Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders.  Presentation by Wenatchee for Immigrant Justice members. 

Saturday 03/07/2020WA State Democrats Warren G Magnuson Dinner, Seattle (raising funds to hire field organizers for 2020 to elect Democrats!) 

Tuesday, 03/10/2020Presidential Primary Election 8p deadline to register in person at the county elections offices (Wenatchee or Waterville) and/or VOTE. 

Sunday 03/15/2020, 5pm: 11th Presidential Primary Debate Watch Parties Debate starts at 6p.  Debate starts at 6p.  Cashmere location tbd, and Bob’s Burgers & Brew (E Wen). 

Tuesday 03/17/2020Take a Democratic “IRISH Coffee Break” 5p—7p, at Wenatchee location to be announced—it’s St Patty’s Day.  Plan to come join us at the parade (if it happens) and for a beverage somewhere! 

March 12 - 20: 2020CENSUS Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.   2020CENSUS.gov 

 

Mark Your Calendars: 

·         4/1 NCWDem Gen Mtg, 6:30p, Vet’s Hall, 504 S Chelan, Wen

·        4/7 & 4/21 NCWDem “Coffee Break” Dem HQ, 10a-12p

·        4/28--5/1 Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser

·        5/3 County Conventions, LD12 Sub-caucuses (Wen HS, E’mont HS)

·        5/5 & 5/19  NCWDem “Coffee Break” Dem HQ, 10-12p

·        5/6 NCWDem Gen Mtg, 6:30p, Vet’s Hall, 504 S Chelan, Wen

·        5/30 Congressional District Caucuses

·        5/30--6/1 Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser

·        6/2 & 6/16 NCWDem “Coffee Break” Dem HQ, 10-12p

·        6/3 NCWDem Gen Mtg, 6:30p, Vet’s Hall, 504 S Chelan, Wen

·         6/12--14 WSDCC State Convention, Tacoma

·        7/13--16 Dem Nat’l Convention, Milwaukee

·         7/19 NCW Dem Summer Picnic, Hydro Park

·         9/19 Annual Chelan Douglas Democratic Dinner, Wenatchee 

 

Office Hours:

We’re open for business, M—F (Saturdays/Sundays for scheduled canvassing, too).  If you see the “OPEN” light on, come on in!  Help Kickstart 2020 – Stop by for coffee or business.  Sign up for various ways you can help turn NCW blue.  Hope to see you soon. 

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County 

 

NCWDems@gmail.com – HQ Office, 768 S Mission, Wen (509-436-8899) 

HQ Office Hrs: Mon 10-2, Tue 12-4, Wed 10-2, Thur 3-7, Fri 10-2 

 

Please find us on the web, by email, on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Let’s stay in touch!  

Douglas County Democrats (DCDems): https://www.facebook.com/DouglasCountyDemsWA/http://www.douglascountydems.com/DONATE/DCDems 

Democrats of Chelan County (ChelanDems): https://www.facebook.com/ChelanDems/https://www.chelancountydemocrats.org/DONATE/ChelanDems 

NCW Democrats (Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties): ncwdems@gmail.comhttps://twitter.com/NCWDemocrats

2020 Mid-Jan eNews

posted Jan 13, 2020, 11:21 AM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

 

Join us – we look forward to working with you.  Note: CORRECTIONS

 

THIS WEEK and coming soon: (Organized/hosted by Democrats or Other Groups)

 

Tuesday 01/14/2020, 5pm: 7th Presidential Primary Debate Watch Parties Enjoy watching this debate in the company of other Democrats.  Milepost 111 (Cashmere), Bob’s Burgers & Brew (E Wenatchee).

 

Thursday 01/16/2020, 3—7p Women+s March SIGN-MAKING  Bring friends and sign ideas to 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  We’ll have poster board and markers for you.  Snacks/beverage provided or bring something to share.

 

Saturday 01/18/2020, 10—12ish: 2020 Women+sMarch Wenatchee  BACK for the annual *new and improved* rally and march!  The national focus this year is on climate justice, immigration, and human rights/women's rights. Get your signs ready!  Bring your noise-makers.  Gather with hundreds of others!  We're pleased and privileged that AG Bob Ferguson will join us again, as well as other distinguished speakers.
Click here for details and to RSVP.  https://www.facebook.com/events/443915576559402/  Volunteers also needed!
Arrive at 10:00a.m. and visit ally tables in the upper lobby.  Be indoors in your seat at the PAC either in the balcony or downstairs theater by 10:30 a.m. After the PAC presentations (at about 11:30), we'll take to the street for a march through downtown Wenatchee, returning to the PAC (route is approx 1.0 mile).  Voter registration will be available upstairs, as well as information tables hosted by local allies and affinity groups. Why do you march?

NOTE: Your contribution to offset expenses will be appreciated. Please bring a few dollars to donate at the event, if you are able.

 

Tuesday 01/21/2020Take a Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a—noon, at Dem HQ, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Come for all or part of the discussions.  These coffee gatherings happen in Wenatchee on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Drop in!  

 

Mark Your Calendars:

 

Tues 02/04/2020 and 02/18/2020: Take a Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a—noon (similar to above)

Wednesday, 02/05/2020 General Meeting Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties 6:30p social/7:00p meeting, *Wenatchee Community Center Veteran’s Hall (*Note New Location), 504 S Chelan Ave, Wenatchee.  Regular business meeting, and other items tba.  All Democrats are welcome!

Friday 02/07/2020, 5pm: 8th Presidential Primary Debate Watch Parties Enjoy watching this debate in the company of other Democrats.  Milepost 111 (Cashmere), Bob’s Burgers & Brew (E Wenatchee).

Wednesday 02/19/2020, 5pm: 9th Presidential Primary Debate Watch Parties Enjoy watching this debate in the company of other Democrats.  Milepost 111 (Cashmere), Bob’s Burgers & Brew (E Wenatchee).

Tuesday 02/25/2020, 5pm: 10th Presidential Primary Debate Watch Parties Enjoy watching this debate in the company of other Democrats.  Locations tba.

 

Office Hours:

We’re open for business, M--F.  If you see the light on, the office is open!  Help Kickstart 2020 – Stop by for coffee or business.  Sign up for various ways you can help turn NCW blue.  Hope to see you soon.

 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

 

NCWDems@gmail.com – HQ Office, 768 S Mission, Wen (509-436-899)  

HQ Office Hrs: Mon 10-2, Tue 12-4, Wed 10-2, Thur 3-7, Fri 10-2

 

Please find us on the web, by email, on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Let’s stay in touch! 

 

Douglas County Democrats (DCDems): https://www.facebook.com/DouglasCountyDemsWA/http://www.douglascountydems.com/DONATE/DCDems

 

Democrats of Chelan County (ChelanDems): https://www.facebook.com/ChelanDems/https://www.chelancountydemocrats.org/DONATE/ChelanDems

 

NCW Democrats (Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties): ncwdems@gmail.comhttps://twitter.com/NCWDemocrats

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