News Updates


2019 End of October eNews

posted Oct 31, 2019, 5:30 PM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Oct 31, 2019, 5:32 PM ]

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

 

A sober and grave day, but let’s “right” this ship!  The House just voted to begin public impeachment hearings with nearly all Democrats (+ Justin Amash) voting yes.  Not one Republican joined them.  The timeline for hearings and successive actions promises to be short and intense.  Our republic will need your input and support.  


At local, state, and national levels, Democrats are working for us.  Although progress seems excruciatingly slow, we know they’re being methodical, thorough, and strategic, and trust the outcomes will bring better tomorrows for our country and the world.  Whether you consider yourself to lean blue or green or purple, we know there are BIG problems to be solved, and to do that we need to work together. 

 

In the meantime, here on the home-front, we have work to do to become a more cohesive Democratic organization.  Grassroots training and work in every neighborhood, an increased visibility and voice, continued civic involvement, outreach to one another to hold up a truly big umbrella – all will help foster the democracy that we desire.   Consider attending the dinner on 11/9 – it’s being organized and held for you to meet one another and to hear from people who are on the front lines right now.  We’d love to have you join us!

 

Notes for THIS WEEK and coming soon:

 

NOW:  BALLOTS should be in your hands (or you’ve already voted!).  If you haven’t received yours, call your county elections office.  Remember that you can register AND vote up until 8p on election day, if you go to your election office.  Go to your personal online voter registration page to check out what’s in your personal voter file and on your ballot (https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx).

 

Between NOW and 11/5:  Volunteer to help one or more of your favorite candidates running for office this year.  There are Democrats on our ballots who are running for these non-partisan positions!  They need an army of support to win their races.  Also, if you’d like a short phone list of Democrats to “nudge” to vote before the election, let us know!  Or stop by the office and we’ll make phone calls together!

 

Tuesday 11/5/2019Take a Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a—noon, at Dem HQ, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Come to catch up on local activities in an informal daytime setting.  These coffee gatherings happen in Wenatchee on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Drop in!

 

Tuesday 11/5/2019:  GENERAL ELECTION DAY – Please VOTE and encourage every friend to do the same!

 

Wednesday 11/6/2019CANCELLED Monthly General Meeting of Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties, due to preparation for annual dinner.

 

Wednesday, 11/6/2019: Deadline to order tickets and meals to attend the annual dinner!  Stop by the Dem HQ or call 509-393-2377.

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Saturday 11/9/2019Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner—KICKSTART 2020!, 5:30 social/ 6:30 Dinner and Program, Wenatchee Convention Center (lower level), $60 adults / $30 students.  Tickets available NOW – come by Dem HQ to purchase OR mail your check to 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Make checks payable to Chelan-Douglas Dinner Account.  Congresswoman Kim Schrier and WA-Dem State Party Chair Tina Podlodowski are confirmed speakers/guests.  WA LD30 Rep Mike Pellicciotti, running for WA State Treasurer, will also attend.  Great food, a little fun, lots of Democrats, positive messages and invitations to jump into 2020 to build a better future.  All are welcome!  All proceeds will support our local efforts in 2020 to elect Democrats, up and down the ballot. 

 

Dinner Entrée choices:

·        Sliced Skirt Steak w/ Famous House Made Coffee Rub, Topped with Sautéed Forest Mushrooms

***OR***

·        Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Filet

***OR***

·        Vegan Risotto Cakes (GF/DF/V/VEG) in chickpea "cream" sauce.

 

Each Entrée Served with Yukon Mashed Gold Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Apple Waldorf Green Salad, Assorted Warm Rolls & Butter, Coffee, Tea, Decaf, Dessert- Amaretto Apple Cobbler with Marion Berries.  If you have special dietary needs, please let us know in advance.  The union employees of the Wenatchee Convention Center are eager to please.

 

A word about the silent auction: we’re gathering many interesting items, but could use more. 

*  Do you own a biz or know someone who does?  Consider donating an item, service, basket, or gift cert

*  Do you have a book or video that other Dems might enjoy?

*  Want to make a $ donation?: We'll purchase an item or gift card to offer at auction,

Contact Jim jim@losgrajos.com to discuss!

 

Tuesday 11/19/2019Take a Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a—noon, at Dem HQ, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Come to catch up on local activities in an informal daytime setting.  These coffee gatherings happen in Wenatchee on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Drop in!

 

Wednesday 11/20/2019, 5pm: 5th Presidential Primary Debate Watch Parties hosted in 3 locations by NCW Democrats.  Milepost 111 (Cashmere), Bob’s Burgers & Brew (E Wen), private residence (Manson).  Eight candidates (so far) have met the criteria to be in the November debate.

 

Wednesday, 12/4/2019, General Dem Mtg: we are considering combining a very brief end of the year meeting with our December gathering/party.  Details tba soon.

 

Thursday 12/19/2019, 5pm: 6th Presidential Primary Debate Watch Parties hosted in 3 locations by NCW Democrats.  Milepost 111 (Cashmere), Bob’s Burgers & Brew (E Wen), private residence (Manson).  Twelve candidates will be in this debate.

 

Kudos:

 

·        Thank you to Diane Young, Suzi Lane, Pam Morris, and Frances Titus for helping keep our Democratic Headquarters Office open 5 days each week!  We have more than 30 monthly donors and numerous others who make individual contributions.  We organize and train Democrats, meet community members, and plan for wins in 2020 and beyond.  How do you measure success?

·        Thank you to all of the volunteers working on the dinner!  Please consider coming – we’d love to see you there, celebrate our successes, and share inspiration for the important year ahead!

 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

 

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

Annual Dinner Announcements

posted Oct 27, 2019, 9:54 AM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Oct 27, 2019, 10:14 AM ]

Join Democrats and friends for an evening of that will inspire and motivate.  Social hour and silent auction start at 5:30, with dinner and program to follow.  Music by The Saddle Rockers.  Honored guest speakers: Congresswomen Dr. Kim Schrier and WA-Dem State Party Chair,Tina Podlodowski.  Great food, people, much more.  Join us to "KICKOFF 2020!"  

2019 Mid October eNews

posted Oct 15, 2019, 8:50 AM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends, 

Our system of checks and balances is working, though not fast enough for most of us.  Please keep shining a light on the path forward – we’re all in this together! 

Notes for THIS WEEK and coming soon: 

Tuesday 10/15/2019: Take a Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a—noon, at Dem HQ, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Come to catch up on local activities in an informal daytime setting.  These coffee gatherings happen in Wenatchee on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Drop in! 

Tuesday 10/15/2019, 5pm: 4th Presidential Primary Debate Watch Parties hosted in 3 locations by NCW Democrats.  Milepost 111 (Cashmere), Bob’s Burgers & Brew (E Wen), private residence (Manson).  Twelve candidates will be in this debate. 

Friday 10/18/2019:  BALLOTS expected to arrive in our mailboxes.  If you don’t receive yours before the following Monday, call your county elections office.  Remember that you can register AND vote up until 8p on election day, if you go to your election office.  You can register or update your voter registration by mail or online until 10/28/2019.  Check out what’s in your personal voter file and on your ballot at https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx. 

Between NOW and 11/5:  Volunteer to help one or more of your favorite candidates running for non-partisan offices this year.  Spoiler alert: there are Democrats on our ballots!  They need an army of support to win their races.  Research shows that a friendly knock on the door by a sincere candidate or volunteer is THE most effective way to influence a voter.  Try it – you may find you like it!  Also, if you’d like a short phone list of Democrats to “nudge” to vote before the election, let us know!  Or stop by the office and we’ll make phone calls together! 

Tuesday 11/5/2019:  GENERAL ELECTION DAY – Please remember to VOTE and encourage every friend to do the same! 

Wednesday 11/6/2019: Monthly General Meeting of Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties, 6:30p social/7:00p meeting and program, location and program tba. 

Saturday 11/9/2019: Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner—KICKSTART 2020!, 5:30 social/ 6:30 Dinner and Program, Wenatchee Convention Center (lower level), $60 adults / $30 students.  Tickets available NOW – come by Dem HQ to purchase OR mail your check to 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Make checks payable to Chelan-Douglas Dinner Account.  Congresswoman Kim Schrier and WA-Dem State Party Chair Tina Podlodowski are confirmed speakers/guests (others, pending).  Great food, a little fun, lots of Democrats, positive messages and invitations to jump into 2020 to build a better future.  All are welcome!  Volunteers needed to help plan and staff the dinner and help with the auction!  Thank you, Jim Crawford and Michelle Lahd for leading the auction committee!  Do you have an item or experience to offer for the auction?  All proceeds will support our local efforts in 2020 to elect Democrats, up and down the ballot. 

Dinner Entrée choices:

·        Sliced Skirt Steak w/ Famous House Made Coffee Rub, Topped with Sauteed Forest Mushrooms

***OR***

·        Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Filet

***OR***

·        Vegan Risotto Cakes (GF/DF/V/VEG) , Vegan risotto cakes in chickpea "cream" sauce.

 

Each Entrée Served with Yukon Mashed Gold Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Apple Waldorf Green Salad, Assorted Warm Rolls & Butter, Coffee, Tea, Decaf, Dessert- Amaretto Apple Cobbler with Marion Berries.  If you have special dietary needs, please let us know in advance.  The union employees of the Wenatchee Convention Center are eager to please. 

Wednesday 11/20/2019, 5pm: 5th Presidential Primary Debate Watch Parties hosted in 3 locations by NCW Democrats.  Milepost 111 (Cashmere), Bob’s Burgers & Brew (E Wen), private residence (Manson).  Eight candidates (so far) have met the criteria to be in the November debate. 

 

Notes to share: 

·        Jim McFerson and Laurie Jinkins: thank you for your very informative presentations at our general meeting this month. 

·        Thank you to the local Democrats who are helping keep our Democratic Headquarters Office open 5 days each week!  We have more than 30 monthly donors and numerous others who make individual contributions.  We organize and train Democrats, meet community members, and plan for wins in 2020 and beyond.  How do you measure success?

·        Attend a candidate forum or two before you mark your ballot.  Or consider reading some of the candidate coverage online and in print.  Call us if you want to discuss. 

Look forward to seeing you soon.  Please consider coming to the 11/9 dinner – we’d love to see you there! 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

 

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

2019 Early October eNews

posted Oct 1, 2019, 11:38 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends, 

We’re harboring many feelings and emotions, ranging from anger and exhaustion to fear and hope.  Although we find little joy in what our country has suffered over the past three years, we believe in our democracy.  We’ll keep working together to make it better.  Please join with us whenever you can. 

Notes for THIS WEEK and coming soon: 

Tuesday 10/1/2019Take a Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a—noon, at Dem HQ, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Come to catch up on local activities in an informal daytime setting.  

Wednesday 10/2/2019: Monthly General Meeting of Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties, 6:30p social/7:00p meeting and program, NEW LOCATION for this meeting: Teamsters Local 760, 1737 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee.  Our guests: Rep Laurie Jinkins, Speaker-Designate WA State House of Representatives, will join us for a presentation and discussion AND Dr Jim McFerson, former Executive Director of the WSU Tree Fruit Research Center, will share insights about the many impacts of tariffs on agricultural trade.  Business meeting to follow, including reports from last weekend’s meeting of the WA State Democratic Central Committee in Yakima. 

Tuesday 10/15/2019, 5pm: 4th Presidential Primary Debate Watch Parties hosted in 3 locations by NCW Democrats.  Milepost 111 (Cashmere), Bob’s Burgers & Brew (E Wen), private residence (Manson). 

Between now and 11/5:  Volunteer to help one or more of your favorite candidates running for non-partisan offices this year.  Spoiler alert: there are Democrats running!  They need an army of support to win their races.  Research shows that a friendly knock on the door by a sincere candidate or volunteer is THE most effective way to influence a voter.  Try it – you’ll find you like it! 

Tuesday 11/5/2019:  GENERAL ELECTION DAY – Please remember to VOTE and encourage every friend to do the same! 

Saturday 11/9/2019Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner—KICKSTART 2020!, 5:30 social/ 6:30 Dinner and Program, Wenatchee Convention Center (lower level), $60 adults / $30 students.  Tickets available NOW – come by Dem HQ to purchase OR mail your check to 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Make checks payable to Chelan-Douglas Dinner Account.  Congresswoman Kim Schrier and WA-Dem State Party Chair Tina Podlodowski are confirmed speakers/guests (others, pending).  Great food, a little fun, lots of Democrats, positive messages and invitations to jump into 2020 to build a better future.  All are welcome!  Volunteers needed to help plan and staff the dinner and help with the auction!  All proceeds will support our local efforts in 2020 to elect Democrats, up and down the ballot. 

Dinner Entrée choices:

·        Sliced Skirt Steak w/ Famous House Made Coffee Rub, Topped with Sauteed Forest Mushrooms

***OR***

·        Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Filet

***OR***

·        Vegan Risotto Cakes (GF/DF/V/VEG), Vegan risotto cakes in chickpea "cream" sauce.

 

Each Entrée Served with Yukon Mashed Gold Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Apple Waldorf Green Salad, Assorted Warm Rolls & Butter, Coffee, Tea, Decaf, Dessert- Amaretto Apple Cobbler with Marion Berries.  If you have special dietary needs, please let us know in advance.  The union employees of the Wenatchee Convention Center are eager to please.

 

Notes to share:

·        Congresswoman Dr. Kim Schrier has an Republican challenger for 2020.  Donate.  Plan to help her.  Her opponent just filed with the FEC and put up this ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLaS5jRQ_yI&feature=youtu.be

·        Matt Shea, (R, Spokane) – more bad news on the Liberty State and links to white supremacy in WA state.  Consider reviewing/sharing this website https://www.cancelmattshea.com and calling out racism and white supremacist actions. 

 

From Tina Podlodowski tonight:  “Please navigate to this site today, take a look and send the link to your membership lists. Tweet and add to facebook. It’s the first step in comprehensively exposing Shea’s dangerous white nationalist ideology and actions, as well as who funds and supports his efforts here in Washington State. The sad reality is, Shea is just the tip of the iceberg of these efforts in our state…and, it’s not limited to eastern Washington.

 

For example, in Jefferson County, on the Olympia Peninsula and the in the 24th LD, Shea crony Joe D’Amico is planning a "Cedar Hills Recreational Facility", a proposed 40-acre gun range and recreational facility that is, according to several documents, going to be a paramilitary training center for anti-government groups similar to his his previous facility, Fort Discovery in Sequim.

 

There is FAR MORE going on here as well.

 

We know Shea is being investigated by the WA House for his activities - again, that is just one aspect of this blight on our state, and will keep going on and on and on unless we clearly explain it, expose it, stop the funding for it, and show how tangled the WA GOP is with these efforts again and again and again.

 

We will constantly be updating the site through the November 2020 election and expect LOTS more to come.

 

Again, please navigate to this site today, take a look and send the link to your membership lists. https://www.cancelmattshea.com

 

Thanks for all you do,  Tina” 

In Memoriam:

Honoring an American patriot and diplomat, Joseph Wilson, 69, who passed away a few days ago.  He exposed the WMD reason given for the Iraq War as a lie.  In retribution, his wife, covert CIA agent Valerie Plame, was “outed” by friends of the Bush White House.  He said in his memoir, “I come away from the fight I’ve had with my government full of hope for our future.  It takes time for Americans to fully understand when they have been duped by a government they instinctively want to trust. But it is axiomatic that you cannot fool all of the people all of the time, and our citizens inevitably react to the deceit.”  Thank you, Joe Wilson, for a lifetime of service to our nation. 

We will persist together! 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

 

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

 

2019 Mid-Sept eNews

posted Sep 12, 2019, 1:47 PM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Sep 12, 2019, 1:48 PM ]

Dear Democrats and Friends, 

Here’s a short message today, filled with dates for upcoming events (and a few requests for help needed). 

LOCAL EVENTS 

TONIGHT (9/12, 5p) Presidential Debate Watch Parties hosted in 3 locations by NCW Democrats.  Milepost 111 (Cashmere), Bob’s Burgers & Brew (E Wen), private residence (Manson).  SignUP HERE (https://signup.com/go/hXKcqXx).  Plan to attend with other Democrats, order a meal from the vendors’ menus, discuss the merits of our candidates with friends.  Also, watch for next SignUP for Oct 15 debates! 

FRI / SAT & SUN (9/13-15) Democratic Booth at Fiestas Mexicanas!  Help staff the booth as we celebrate the diversity in our community.  Volunteers will greet thousands of FM attendees, help register voters, and make sure our big-tent message of welcome and inclusion is shared at the largest cultural celebration in NCW.  SignUP HERE to fill the schedule below: https://signup.com/go/hSfBFRz

NEXT TUES (Tues 9/17, 10a-noon) We hope to see you for a Democratic “Coffee Break” at the NCWDem HQ, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Conversation, sharing and planning, community.  We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 

PLAN TO ATTEND (11/9, 5:30 social / 6:30 dinner) ANNUAL CHELAN-DOUGLAS DEMOCRATIC DINNER – Kickoff 2020! at the Wenatchee Convention Center, tickets available next week ($30 students / $60 adults)  Congresswoman Kim Schrier and WA-Dem State Party Chair Tina Podlodowski are confirmed speakers/guests (others, pending).  Great food, a little fun, lots of Democrats, positive messages and invitations to jump into 2020 to build a better future.  All are welcome!  Volunteers needed to help plan and staff the dinner and help with the auction! 

KUDOS 

Thank you to all those who set up, staffed, or stopped by the Democrats’ Booth at the Chelan County Fair.  It was great to see everyone.  We arrived Sunday morning and were amazed to find our canopy still intact after the Saturday night thunder and lightning storm!  We registered another dozen voters, made the acquaintance of lots of new-to-us Democrats, and engaged in lots of intense conversations.  Thank you especially to Andrew, Becky, Bill, Clark, Diane, Herb, Don, Donny, Frances, Karen, Laurie, Lynn, Mary, Nancy, Pamela, Patricia, Penny and Larry, Shelley, and Terry – and to all who are standing up for democracy throughout North Central WA. 

Thank you to Beth Sattler and Mary Katherine Deen who shared information about the formation of the Wenatchee Neighbors for Immigrant Justice group at the 9/4 general meeting.  They invite our engagement in an effort to support immigrant community members as they face increasing pressure from this Administration.  Their next meeting will take place at Celebration Lutheran Church (E Wen) on Mon 9/23 at 6:30.  The Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) will conduct Accompaniment Training remotely.  All who are interested are welcome. 

Thank you to Kelli Scott, Congresswoman Schrier’s new Central Washington Representative (can we hear a BIG hoo-rah!) who attended our 9/4 general meeting, and who shared a bit about the responsibilities of her position.  She invited constituents to contact her for assistance at the Congresswoman’s Wenatchee office (Kelli Scott, Central Washington Representative, Office of Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), 301 Yakima Street, Rm 329 | Wenatchee, WA 98801, Cell: (509) 850-5340 | FAX: (425) 392-4729, Kelli.Scott@mail.house.gov, https://schrier.house.gov 

Thank you to Rafael Aguilar and LaPeraRadioTV to volunteering to broadcast from our fair booth to inform listeners of the importance of participating in our democracy 

Thank you to Suellen Harris and the LD12 Democratic Executive Board for holding an informative candidate forum on 9/9. 

Thank you to Suzi Lane for training PCOs and other volunteers who are knocking on doors NOW throughout our communities to identify voters for upcoming elections. 

Thank you to Frances Titus and Pam Morris for going the extra miles to keep us fiscally sound and meet PDC compliance requirements AND who offer support to candidates and their campaigns. 

 

Moving into fall, we have lots on the calendar: through work conducted from our HQ office and throughout the counties, we will:

·         provide support for key local candidates in their 2019 races,

·         conduct grassroots training and organizing to turn out likely Democratic voters and help them engage,

·         organize annual BIG Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner (now scheduled for Sat 11/9),

·         collaborate with allies in every way that we can! 

Help do this work!  Join in wherever it fits best for you.  Together, we can! 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

 

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

 

 

 

2019 Early July eNews

posted Jul 9, 2019, 11:36 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

 

We have to keep reminding ourselves that this is not normal.  Continue to fight smart to regain our vision and practice of democracy.

 

THIS WEEK AND NEXT:

ATTEND *“Lights for Liberty” rally/vigil on 7/12, 8—9:30p at Wenatchee Memorial Park.  SignUP here.  On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps, will bring thousands of people to locations worldwide as well as to concentration camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants.  Local events in Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Twisp, Okanogan, and elsewhere.  Bring a sign and candle. 

ATTEND the NCWDem Summer BBQ Picnic on 7/14, 5—8p at E Wenatchee Hydropark.  SignUP here.  Meet local candidates, special guest Dow Constantine (King Co Executive), enjoy music by The Saddle Rockers, free bbq (bring a potluck dish to share) and just enjoy an evening in the good company of other Democrats.  Last year, we had about 150 people attend, but only a handful have signed up so far this year.  Please use the link to let us know that you’re coming—we look forward to seeing you Sunday!

ATTEND “Democratic Coffee Break” on Tuesday, 7/16 from 10a--noon.  For the foreseeable future, we’re meeting at the NCWDem Headquarters Office. 

DON’T FORGET Mr Mueller will testify before two committees of Congress on 7/17!

 

ATTEND NCWDem “Think & Drink” on 7/25, 6:30—8p at Wenatchee Riverside Pub.  the second event – Thank you to Aaron Woodward, Kelly Delong, and Ed Martinez for organizing these no-host gatherings, where ideas and information are shared.

 

WATCH/ATTEND Second Presidential Primary Debates on July 30 and July 31.  Join your friends and neighbors at Bob's Burgers & Brew E Wen or Milepost 111 Cashmere, 5-8p.

 

 

KUDOS

 

Congresswoman Kim Schrier:  Join Rep. Schrier for two recent visits to our area, first to discuss the 2019 fire season and the next generation of GOES Satellite systems that will be deployed. Again last Saturday at Wenatchee City Hall, 7/6, to field questions from a gathering of constituents.  There was a good turnout at each of the events and Dr Kim continues to work hard to represent everyone in CD8.

 

Independence Day Celebration Democratic Booth:  Thank you, Pamela Pasquale, for spearheading this activity and carrying it off so well!  Thank you also to Craig Rainwater, Betsy Yount, Donna Wendt, Don Spurlock, Jim Allyn, Shelley English, Karen and Bruce Keleman, and the many folks who stopped by to say, “Hi!” to vote for their current presidential preference, and to register to vote.

 

Donations:  We’re pleased that so many have made contributions to support our work.  Thank you!  If you haven’t yet made a donation, here’s the info:

·         Donate

o   by cash (at the Dem HQ Office, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee – or when we see each other at events),

o   by check (Chelan Democrats, POBox 1061, Wenatchee; Douglas Co Democrats, 630 Valley Mall Pkwy #175, E Wenatchee),

o   online (via our convenient ActBlue accounts): Democrats of Chelan County  OR  Douglas County Democrats

·         SignUP to help do work at the office, to register voters, to help your neighborhood team: NCW Democrats Events & Support SignUPs.  The website for each county organization also has a volunteer form to complete and submit (use the county org links above).

We appreciate you putting “ a little skin in the game!”  Please make a donation, big or small.  Consider making it monthly.  And stop by the office for coffee or to help with ongoing work.  We’re staying in touch with voters, planning events, and have tons of data entry to accomplish this summer.

 

OTHER CALENDAR EVENTS: Here are some upcoming events that may be of interest.  You are welcome to join us at any or all of them! 

“ * “ indicates events sponsored by other organizations, bold blue = clickable link, yellow highlight = new or updated info

·         Mult dates“Coffee Break” at DemHQ or Pybus, Wen! 1st/3rd Tue ea mo.

·         Multi datesNCWDem Gen Mtg, DCFD#2 377 Eastmont, E Wen, 1st Wed ea mo. (except July) All are welcome. (6/5, etc)

·         Last Thurs ea month: Join us for “Think & Drink” - watch for new/recurrning evening events

·         7/12  * “Lights of Liberty” vigil, 8p Wenatchee Memorial Park, 7p Leavenworth City Hall

·         7/14  NCWDem Summer Picnic (all welcome/candidate intros)

·         7/17  MUELLER TESTIFIES BEFORE CONGRESS!

·         7/25  “Think & Drink” social event, 6:30-?, Riverside Pub, Wenatchee (come join the conversation)

·         7/30&31 SECOND Presidential Debates, (5-8p, Bob's Burgers & Brew E Wen, Milepost 111 Cashmere)

·         8/6, 8/20 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office!

·         8/6  PRIMARY ELECTION

·         8/7 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         8/10  NCWDem Ice Cream Social (candidate celebration)

·         8/16-18  Nason Creek Rest Stop fundraiservolunteers needed!

·         8/21-25 NCW Fair Democrat’s Booth, Waterville

·         9/multi  VoterReg events (Pybus, var markets, gatherings, etc)

·         9/3, 9/17 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office!

·         9/4 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         9/4-8 Chelan Co Fair Democrat’s Booth, Cashmere

·         9/12&13 THIRD Presidential Debates, (watch parties! Locations tba)

·         9/13-14 *Wenatchee Fiestas Mexicanas, Lincoln Park

·         9/14 Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner, Wenatchee Convention Ctr SAVE THE DATE!

·         9/27-29 WSDCC Mtg, Yakima

·         Oct/Nov/Dec 4th/5th/6th Presidential Debates (dates tba)

·         10/multi  VoterReg events, (Pybus, var markets, gatherings, etc)

·         10/1, 10/15 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office!

·         10/2 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         Oct—maximum GOTV efforts (regional precinct teams, PCOs, all volunteers)

·         11/5  GENERAL ELECTION

·         11/5, 11/19 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office!

·         11/6 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         12/3, 12/17 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office!

·         12/4 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         12/tbd End-of-year celebration!  Gear up for 2020!

·         Plus many other dates and events to be added

 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

 

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

HQ Office Hrs: Mon 10-2 (Diane), Tue 12-4 (Suzi), Wed 10-2 (Pam), Thur 3-7 (Karen), Fri 10-2 (Frances)

SignUP for upcoming NCWDem events: https://signup.com/go/jzXgjT

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

12th Legislative District Democrats: https://www.facebook.com/12thLDDemocrats/

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

2019 Late-June eNews

posted Jul 9, 2019, 11:31 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

 

Situations beg for our attention and communal efforts. 

 

ATTEND or VOLUNTEER:

 

Join with friends to watch the FIRST Presidential Primary Debates on June 26 and/or June 27!, Watch parties will be held at Bob’s Burgers & Brew in E Wen, Gustav’s in Leavenworth, and ***NEW***at the Haggerty home in Chelan/Manson (509-881-4435).  SignUP here to help us take a count of how many people to expect.  We’ll be set up by 5p. Come anytime during the evening.  Please plan to order dinner to support the businesses!  IF you can’t attend one of the Candidate Debate activities at these locations, consider rounding up a few friends at someone’s home and begin the analysis process.  The campaign will go on for months – watching and listening will help everyone of us become better informed.  Let us know about your experience.

Attend “Democratic Coffee Break” on Tuesday, 7/2.  We’re now meeting from 10a—noon at the NCWDem Headquarters Office. 

Volunteer to help staff our NCWDem Booth at the Wenatchee Independence Day Celebration (Walla Walla Park) on 7/4.  Be a Democrat in public.  SignUP here.

Attend our NCWDem Summer Picnic on 7/14.  SignUP here.  Meet candidates, special guests, enjoy music by The Saddle Rockers, free bbq (bring a potluck dish to share).

NEWS & UPDATES:

Local elections, candidates, Dem support links:  Democrats throughout Chelan and Douglas counties have stepped up to run for local non-partisan offices in order to serve our community.  Call or email us for suggestions about how to help them win their elections.  Donate to them, offer to help them contact voters.  Let them know you support and appreciate them.

PCO/Precinct volunteer Kickstart Campaign and orientations:  Many Democrats have received invitations and joined our “Kickstart Campaign” to begin grassroots team-building work for 2020.  Coulee Dam Democrats met for training last weekend – thank you!  Groups all over our counties are preparing to do the work to take our country back.  You’re interested?  We’ll help you every step of the way!

Robert Mueller, the report and more: Here’s a version of the complete report that is searchable: https://www.justsecurity.org/63708/word-searchable-version-of-mueller-report/  Some interest has been expressed in holding a read-a-thon.  Watch for updates.  Also, breaking news today: Mr Mueller will testify before two committees of Congress on 7/17!

Immigration, Immigrants, and the 2020 Census:  We’re working with numerous local and statewide organizations who are collaborating to educate the public about immigration issues, prepare for upcoming elections and beyond, support new citizens—and old.  Watch for a vigil on behalf of kids and families on 7/12.

 

KUDO’S

 

Congresswoman Kim Schrier:  Join Rep. Schrier to learn about the 2019 fire season and the next generation of GOES Satellite systems that will be deployed. This Friday at Wenatchee City Hall, 6/28, 5—6p (Doors open at 4:30). Free, but sign up here.

 

“Think & Drink” the inaugural event – Thank you to Aaron Woodward, Kelly Delong, and Ed Martinez for organizing the first gathering on 6/20 at Riverside Pub.  There was a great turnout.  Next event on 7/25, 6:30p at the same place.

 

Ongoing HQ Support:  Special thank you’s to Suzi Lane, Pam Morris, Frances Titus, and Diane Young for daily coverage to do work and keep the office open!

 

Donations:  Quite a few people have responded to the call for support for our local office and work.  Thank you!  Also looking for stamps, toilet paper, and other items for the office work – please see links below.

·         Donate

o   by cash (at the Dem HQ Office, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee – or when we see each other at events),

o   by check (Chelan Democrats, POBox 1061, Wenatchee; Douglas Co Democrats, 630 Valley Mall Pkwy #175, E Wenatchee),

o   online (via our convenient ActBlue accounts): Democrats of Chelan County  OR  Douglas County Democrats

·         SignUP to help do work at the office, to register voters, to help your neighborhood team: NCW Democrats Events & Support SignUPs.  The website for each county organization also has a volunteer form to complete and submit (use the county org links above).

We appreciate you putting “ a little skin in the game!”  Please make a donation, big or small.  Consider making it monthly.  And stop by the office for coffee or to help with ongoing work.  We’re staying in touch with voters, planning events, and have tons of data entry to accomplish this summer.

OTHER CALENDAR EVENTS: Here are some upcoming events that may be of interest.  You are welcome to join us at any or all of them! 

“ * “ indicates events sponsored by other organizations, bold blue = clickable link, yellow highlight = new or updated info

·         Mult dates“Coffee Break” at DemHQ or Pybus, Wen! 1st/3rd Tue ea mo.

·         Multi datesNCWDem Gen Mtg, DCFD#2 377 Eastmont, E Wen, 1st Wed ea mo. (except July) All are welcome. (6/5, etc)

·         Last Thurs ea month: Join us for “Think & Drink” - watch for new/recurrning evening events

·         6/26 *CAFÉ mtg, 5:30p, 766 S Mission

·         6/26&27 FIRST Presidential Debates, (watch parties! Bob’sBurgers&Brew/E Wen, Gustav’s/Leavenworth, Chelan-Manson/Haggerty’s)

·         6/28  *Rep. Schrier Wenatchee Fire Preparedness Forum, 5-6p Wenatchee City Hall TICKETS

·         7/multi  VoterReg events, (Pybus, var markets, gatherings, etc)

·         7/2, 7/16 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office!

·         7/3 No NCWDem General Mtg (attend 7/14 picnic instead!)

·         7/4 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: help staff the NCWDem Booth at the Wenatchee 4th Celebration

·         7/12  Possible Lights of Liberty vigil, tba

·         7/14  NCWDem Summer Picnic (all welcome/candidate intros)

·         7/17  MUELLER TESTIFIES BEFORE CONGRESS!

·         7/25  “Think & Drink” social event, 6:30-?, Riverside Pub, Wenatchee (come join the conversation)

·         7/30&31 SECOND Presidential Debates, (5-8p Bob's Burgers & Brew E Wen; Milepost 111 Cashmere)

·         8/6, 8/20 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office!

·         8/6  PRIMARY ELECTION

·         8/7 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         8/10  NCWDem Ice Cream Social (candidate celebration)

·         8/16-18  Nason Creek Rest Stop fundraiservolunteers needed!

·         8/21-25 NCW Fair Democrat’s Booth, Waterville

·         9/multi  VoterReg events (Pybus, var markets, gatherings, etc)

·         9/3, 9/17 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office!

·         9/4 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         9/4-8 Chelan Co Fair Democrat’s Booth, Cashmere

·         9/12&13 THIRD Presidential Debates, (watch parties! Locations tba)

·         9/13-14 *Wenatchee Fiestas Mexicanas, Lincoln Park

·         9/14 Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner, Wenatchee Convention Ctr SAVE THE DATE!

·         9/27-29 WSDCC Mtg, Yakima

·         Oct/Nov/Dec 4th/5th/6th Presidential Debates (dates tba)

·         10/multi  VoterReg events, (Pybus, var markets, gatherings, etc)

·         10/1, 10/15 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office!

·         10/2 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         Oct—maximum GOTV efforts (regional precinct teams, PCOs, all volunteers)

·         11/5  GENERAL ELECTION

·         11/5, 11/19 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office!

·         11/6 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         12/3, 12/17 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office!

·         12/4 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         12/tbd End-of-year celebration!  Gear up for 2020!

·         Plus many other dates and events to be added

 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

 

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

HQ Office Hrs: Mon 10-2 (Diane), Tue 12-4 (Suzi), Wed 10-2 (Pam), Thur 3-7 (Karen), Fri 10-2 (Frances)

SignUP for upcoming NCWDem events: https://signup.com/go/jzXgjT

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

12th Legislative District Democrats: https://www.facebook.com/12thLDDemocrats/

NCW Democrats (Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties): https://twitter.com/NCWDemocrats

2019 Mid-June eNews

posted Jun 17, 2019, 11:21 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends, 

3 things:

         1)  Thank you to the 20+ people who “put a little skin in the game!” by making a financial contribution during the past 2 weeks.  We really appreciate you!  For those who still want to donate, here’s how you can do it.  Spoiler alert: wishing for change only works in dreams and fairy tales.  It takes work – over time – to bring about the change we need.  Please consider a donation in any amount (to each county, if possible) to support keeping our office open, to train volunteers, and to help host public events to make everyone in North Central WA know that DEMOCRATS ARE ALIVE AND GROWING!  You count on us.  Can we count on you? 

·         Donate

o   online (via our convenient ActBlue accounts): Democrats of Chelan County  OR  Douglas County Democrats

o   by check (Chelan Democrats, POBox 1061, Wenatchee; Douglas Co Democrats, 630 Valley Mall Pkwy #175, E Wenatchee),

o   by cash (at the Dem HQ Office, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee – or when we see each other at events),

·         SignUP to help do work at the office, to register voters in the community, to help your neighborhood team: NCW Democrats Events & Support SignUPs.  The website for each county organization also has a volunteer form to complete and submit (use the county org links above).

 

2)  This week:

·         Our regular Democratic “Coffee Break”, held on the 1st and 3rd Tues of ea month, will move to the headquarters office TOMORROW 6/18, 10a—noon, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  All Democrats and friends are welcome!

·         Also, we’ll begin a new monthly event that we’re calling “Think & Drink.”  The first one will take place this Thursday, 6/20, from 6:30-7:30p at the Riverside Pub/Columbia Brewing Co, 538 Riverside Dr, Wenatchee.  Casual no-host get together to network, discuss the week’s events, get to know your fellow like-minded friends in Chelan and Douglas counties. 

          3)  Join with friends to watch the FIRST Presidential Primary Debates on June 26 and/or June 27!, Watch parties will be held at Bob’sBurgers&Brew in E Wen and Gustav’s in Leavenworth.  SignUP to help us take a count of how many people to expect.  We’ll be set up by 5p. Come anytime during the evening.  Please plan to order dinner to support these businesses! 

Kudo’s!

Congresswoman Kim Schrier:  Thanks for reaching out to our community, for showing up at our schools, on our trails, meeting with local business owners and community members, for your enthusiastic support for the Wenatchee Pride Festival!  Come back often.

NCWDemocrats who staffed the booth at Lincoln Park and registered voters at the Wenatchee Pride Festival: Shelley English, Don Spurlock, Pam Morris, Bruce Keleman, Michelle Hedges, Rebecca Cattin, Zane Cattin, Diane Young, Sandi Bammer, Suzi Lane, Nancy Miller, Bill Miller, and others who stopped by to say “Hi!”  We registered 24 new voters and met lots of wonderful friends.  Thank you also to Suellen Harris and the 12th LD Democrats who paid the booth fee for the day!

Ongoing HQ Support:  Special thank you’s to Suzi Lane, Pam Morris, Frances Titus, and Diane Young for daily coverage to do work and keep the office open! 

Other calendar eventsUpcoming events that may be of interest.  You are welcome to join us at any or all of them!  “*“ indicates events sponsored by other organizations.  “Click” on blue links to SignUP.

·         Mult dates“Coffee Break” at DemHQ, Wen! 1st/3rd Tue ea mo.

·         Multi datesNCWDem Gen Mtg, DCFD#2 377 Eastmont, E Wen, 1st Wed ea mo. (except July) All are welcome. (6/5, etc)

·         Late Thurs ea month:  “Think and Drink” with friends – new evening event, 6:30-9:30p, Riverside Pub, Wenatchee

·         Dem Trng A-Z: (program will continue through the summer throughout our region as part of our “Kickstart” Program to train teams)

·         6/18 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office

           ·         6/22 DCDem Regional “Kickstart” Team Mtg, Voltage Coffee Shop, 2p, COULEE DAM (Thank you, Bonnie Femling, for organizing this!)

·         6/26 *CAFÉ mtg, 5:30p, 766 S Mission

·         6/26&27 FIRST Presidential Debates, (watch parties! Bob’s Burgers & Brew in E Wen and Gustav’s in Leavenworth)

·         7/multi  VoterReg events, (Pybus, var markets, gatherings, etc)

·         7/2, 7/16 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office

·         7/3 No NCWDem General Mtg (attend 7/14 picnic instead!)

·         7/4 *INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

·         7/14  NCWDem Summer Picnic (all welcome/candidate intros)

·         7/30&31 SECOND Presidential Debates, (watch parties! Locations tba)

·         8/6, 8/20 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office

·         8/6  PRIMARY ELECTION

·         8/7 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         8/10  NCWDem Ice Cream Social (candidate celebration)

·         8/16-18  Nason Creek Rest Stop fundraiservolunteers needed!

·         8/21-25 NCW Fair Democrat’s Booth, Waterville

·         9/multi  VoterReg events (Pybus, var markets, gatherings, etc)

·         9/3, 9/17 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office

·         9/4 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         9/4-8 Chelan Co Fair Democrat’s Booth, Cashmere

·         9/12&13 THIRD Presidential Debates, (watch parties! Locations tba)

·         9/13-14 *Wenatchee Fiestas Mexicanas, Lincoln Park

·         9/14 Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner, Wenatchee Convention Ctr SAVE this tentative DATE!

·         9/27-29 WSDCC Mtg, Yakima

·         Oct/Nov/Dec 4th/5th/6th Presidential Debates (dates tba)

·         10/multi  VoterReg events, (Pybus, var markets, gatherings, etc)

·         10/1, 10/15 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office

·         10/2 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         Oct—maximum GOTV efforts (regional precinct teams, PCOs, all volunteers)

·         11/5  GENERAL ELECTION

·         11/5, 11/19 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office

·         11/6 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         12/3, 12/17 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ

·         12/4 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         12/tbd End-of-year celebration!  Gear up for 2020!

·         Plus many other dates and events to be added

 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

 

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

SignUP for upcoming NCWDem events: https://signup.com/go/jzXgjT

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

12th Legislative District Democratshttps://www.facebook.com/12thLDDemocrats/

NCW Democrats (Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties): https://twitter.com/NCWDemocrats

2019 Early June eNews

posted Jun 3, 2019, 11:38 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,


It’s been a wild couple of months, breath-taking in scope.  From the highs of Mueller’s reports to the continued abuse of asylum-seekers and erosion of women’s rights, the news leaves us reeling each day.  At home, we’re on the cusp of the 2019 election cycle.  Lots of new local candidates have thrown their hats in the ring.  Our mission and goals, however, remain clear: continue to organize and train, recruit and elect Democrats up and down the ticket, do everything we can to save our Democracy.  This is not a drill.


Before we get into details about upcoming events, we want to ask for your help.  Most of you have received these emails for more than a decade.  You know that we’ve rarely asked for anything but your attendance, an occasional batch of cookies, and your vote.  These are different times.  We need your help in the weeks and months ahead.  Our organizations have made a commitment to lead the local effort, to do the work, to make a visible change in North Central Washington.  Grassroots Democrats are doing the same in every county and district in our country.  The combined work of Democrats, labor groups, MoveOn, Indivisibles, Swing Left, Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, and so many others will take this country back and lead us to our better future.  We truly believe that!


What we need now is a commitment from you. 


·         Sign up to help build our team!  Whether you help in the office, at events, or in your neighborhood, we need you!

·         We need money, too – to help pay rent for our office, train volunteers, buy materials to support volunteers, and host events to bring Democrats together. 


Together, we’ll register and educate voters in every nook and cranny, knock on doors to learn what voters want and who they support, hold candidate meet-n-greets and forums, picnics, BIG dinners, improve our database, and so much other important work.  This takes a little money, lots of time, and huge dedication by many hands.  Please help—there has never been a time so critical as NOW.  Our joint budget for the office is about $1500 per month (each county is responsible for one half).  You’ve counted on us.  Now, can we count on you?


·         Donate

o   by cash (at the Dem HQ Office, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee – or when we see each other at events),

o   by check (Chelan Democrats, POBox 1061, Wenatchee; Douglas Co Democrats, 630 Valley Mall Pkwy #175, E Wenatchee),

o   online (via our convenient ActBlue accounts): Democrats of Chelan County  OR  Douglas County Democrats

·         SignUP to help do work at the office, to register voters, to help your neighborhood team: NCW Democrats Events & Support SignUPs.  The website for each county organization also has a volunteer form to complete and submit (use the county org links above).


We’re asking you to “put a little skin in the game!”  Please make a donation, big or small.  Consider making it monthly.  And stop by the office for coffee or to help with ongoing work.  We’re staying in touch with voters, planning events, and have tons of data entry to accomplish this summer.  Current hours posted below!


Next things:


Tuesday, 6/4 Take a Democratic “Coffee Break” and join friends from 10a-noon at Pybus Mkt for conversation and sharing.


Wednesday, 6/5 General Meeting of the NCW Democrats, 6:30 social/7:00 meeting, Douglas County Fire District #2 meeting room, 377 Eastmont, E Wenatchee.  Dr. Kim Schrier’s WA political director, Maria Leininger, will be on hand to share an update.  Discussion about the recent candidate filings throughout our district.  Planning for upcoming events.


Saturday, 6/15 12th LD Democrats and Democrats of Chelan and Douglas counties will host a table/booth at the Wenatchee Pride Celebration, 11-4 at Lincoln Park.  Consider volunteering in the Dem booth for an hour or two and enjoy the celebration of diversity in our communities.

NCWDem Headquarters Office Days/Hours: Mon 10-2 (starting on 6/10), Tue 12-4, Wed 10-2, Thur 3-7, Fri 10-2!  768 S Mission St, Wenatchee!


Local elections, candidates, Dem support links:

·         “We Want You!”—now, more than ever before.  All across WA State, Democrats have filed for election for local nonpartisan races.  It’s more important than ever that Democratic voices be heard and counted at every board and commission table.  From cemetery board to city mayor, this is truly where the rubber meets the road.  Candidates will want your help!

·         As of today, there are four races in Chelan County and four in Douglas County where more than two people are vying for the same position.  We’ll make a special effort to invite them to meet you before the August 6 Primary Election.  Although they will all appear on the ballot, only the top-two vote-getters will advance to the Nov 5 General Election.

·         The WA Secretary of State elections website provides great info: find all offices on the 2019 ballot for each county, learn who is currently in office, and who has filed to run.  https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/candidates/online-candidate-filing.aspx

·         If you – or someone you know – have filed to run for office and you consider yourself to be a Democrat, the WA State Democratic Party has great resources to share with you!  We can’t run your campaign, but will lend as much support as possible.  Sign up to RISE&RUN (https://www.wa-democrats.org/riseandrun) and we’ll be in touch soon.

·         If you’re running for a municipal office, consider connecting with Washington Democratic Municipal Officials for endorsements and possible support.

·         Written by Democrats, for Democrats and friends, learn to run the most tech-savvy and effective campaign by signing up for this BRAND NEW training: #TECHYOURSELF https://techyourself.org/


PCO/Precinct helper Kickstart Campaign and orientations:  Be prepared to receive invitations to join our “Kickstart Campaign” to begin team-building work for 2020. 


Mueller Report: Wow! What’s next?  Here’s a version of the complete report that is searchable: https://www.justsecurity.org/63708/word-searchable-version-of-mueller-report/  Robert Mueller said in his remarks this week that we should all read the full report and that it says everything he intends to say about the investigation  Here is a link to his press conference: https://www.c-span.org/video/?461196-1/special-counsel-robert-mueller-doj-policy-prohibited-indictment-president.  Next stop, Congress.  If you haven’t downloaded the pdf or audio, consider joining the Mueller Book Club https://www.muellerbookclub.com/.  Read by yourself or gather a group of friends.  It’s never too late to start! 


Immigration, Immigrants, and the 2020 Census:  We’re working with numerous local and statewide organizations who are collaborating to educate the public about immigration issues, prepare for upcoming elections and beyond, support new citizens—and old. 

 

Thank you’s!

April Nason Creek Fundraiser report:  35 volunteers donated cookies and other needed items, and spent approx. 87 hours greeting travelers from all over the world (incl travel).  They raised more than $400 in contributions for their efforts over the April 12-14 weekend.  Thank you, to all who contributed.  And if you missed this opportunity to help, you can SignUP to help in August!


May Dem Training A-Z: Life of a Ballot report: Thank you to Douglas Co Auditor Thad Duvall, and to his elections staff for providing an informative workshop on May 21.  The room was filled with folks who learned about the new voter laws, when and how they’ll be implemented, and what they will mean to voters throughout our state.


Elected official visits:  Have you noticed that Congresswoman Kim Schrier has already come to our area more frequently in six months than Dave Reichert did in six years?  She comes to meet with small and large groups, for open coffee hours, to meet with industry and social activists, elected officials, and more.  She is PRESENT!  Her staff welcomes constituents at all of her offices.  In fact, she reached out to the Wenatchee Pride organizers and plans to attend their event on 6/15 (11-4).  Welcome and thank her, keep donating to her, and come work with us to help prepare for her 2020 re-election!


Ongoing HQ Support:  Special thank you’s to Suzi Lane, Pam Morris, Frances Titus, and Diane Young (beginning next week) for daily coverage to do work and keep the office open!


Other calendar events: Here are some upcoming events that may be of interest.  You are welcome to join us at any or all of them!  “*“ indicates events sponsored by other organizations.

·         Mult dates“Coffee Break” at DemHQ or Pybus, Wen! 1st/3rd Tue ea mo.

·         Multi datesNCWDem Gen Mtg, DCFD#2 377 Eastmont, E Wen, 1st Wed ea mo. (except July) All are welcome. (6/5, etc)

·         Last Thurs ea month:  watch for new/returning evening events

·         6/4, 6/18 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, Pybus Mkt

·         6/5 NCWDem General Mtg, Candidate Intros, Kim Schrier’s State Political Director – Maria Leininger, 6:30 social/7:00, DCFD#2 Mtg Rm, 377 Eastmont, E Wen

·         6/10 *CCNCW Meeting - SOMETHING NEW!!! - meeting at the Wenatchee River Institute in Leavenworth 5:00-6:30 pm (Bring snacks) THEN attend the "Zero Waste" Program with speaker Jana Fischback @ the Barn Beach Reserve.

·         6/13 *Wenatchee PRIDE Planning Mtg, 6:45p, Lincoln Park, Wen.

·         6/15 *Wenatchee PRIDE event, Lincoln Park, Wen.  SignUP to help staff NCWDem Booth/Table to help register voters and greet guests.

·         6/15 DCDem Regional Team Mtg, 10a BRIDGEPORT

·         6/18 Dem Trng A-Z: (program tbd)

·         6/22 DCDem Regional Team Mtg, COULEE DAM

·         6/26 *CAFÉ mtg, 5:30p, 766 S Mission

·         6/26&27 FIRST Presidential Debates, (watch parties! Bob’sBurgers&Brew in E Wen and Gustav’s in Leavenworth)

·         7/multi  VoterReg events, (Pybus, var markets, gatherings, etc)

·         7/2, 7/16 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, Pybus Mkt

·         7/3 No NCWDem General Mtg (attend 7/14 picnic instead!)

·         7/4 *INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

·         7/14  NCWDem Summer Picnic (all welcome/candidate intros)

·         7/30&31 SECOND Presidential Debates, (watch parties! Locations tba)

·         8/6, 8/20 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, Pybus Mkt

·         8/6  PRIMARY ELECTION

·         8/7 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         8/10  NCWDem Ice Cream Social (candidate celebration)

·         8/16-18  Nason Creek Rest Stop fundraiservolunteers needed!

·         8/21-25 NCW Fair Democrat’s Booth, Waterville

·         9/multi  VoterReg events (Pybus, var markets, gatherings, etc)

·         9/3, 9/17 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, Pybus Mkt

·         9/4 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         9/4-8 Chelan Co Fair Democrat’s Booth, Cashmere

·         9/12&13 THIRD Presidential Debates, (watch parties! Locations tba)

·         9/13-14 *Wenatchee Fiestas Mexicanas, Lincoln Park

·         9/14 Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner, Wenatchee Convention Ctr SAVE THE DATE!

·         9/27-29 WSDCC Mtg, Yakima

·         Oct/Nov/Dec 4th/5th/6th Presidential Debates (dates tba)

·         10/multi  VoterReg events, (Pybus, var markets, gatherings, etc)

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

·         10/2 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         Oct—maximum GOTV efforts (regional precinct teams, PCOs, all volunteers)

·         11/5  GENERAL ELECTION

·         11/5, 11/19 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, Pybus Mkt

·         11/6 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         12/3, 12/17 Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, Pybus Mkt

·         12/4 NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30social/7mtg, DCFD#2MtgRm

·         12/tbd End-of-year celebration!  Gear up for 2020!

·         Plus many other dates and events to be added

 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

 

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

SignUP for upcoming NCWDem events: https://signup.com/go/jzXgjT

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

12th Legislative District Democrats: https://www.facebook.com/12thLDDemocrats/

NCW Democrats (Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties): https://twitter.com/NCWDemocrats

2019 0409 e-Request

posted Apr 26, 2019, 2:57 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

Just a quick note to ask for your help.  

Have a few hours to spare this weekend for a great cause? Or could you donate cookies or other host items? All efforts and proceeds will benefit both Chelan and Douglas county Democratic Party organizations. Please help, if you can!  

WHAT:  Fund/friendraiser for Democrats of Douglas and Chelan counties
WHERE:  Nason Creek Rest Stop, about 2 miles west of Coles Corner, near Lake Wenatchee
WHEN:  Donate items Wed/Thurs (HQ Office is open 10-2 Wed, 4-7 Thurs), and/or volunteer to help staff the booth Fri--Sun (4/12-4/14)
HOW:  SignUp HERE (https://signup.com/go/ctcCXPm) or send us an email.  There are still shifts to fill.
COOKIES IDEAS!: Attached are a few great cookie recipes for your baking pleasure ;-) OR consider purchasing (fyi - Snyder's Bakery, 1433 N Miller, Wen sells day-old for ~3 doz for $5)



Thank you for helping!

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