News Updates


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!

2019 Feb 13 e-News

posted Feb 13, 2019, 1:53 PM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Mar 21, 2019, 1:59 PM ]

First things, first.  Please consider these events: 

·         2/13   *  “Harvest of Empire:  The Untold Story of Latinos in America” community viewing, Wednesday, Feb. 13th 6:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran, 224 Benton St., Leavenworth.  Eat dinner before coming and enjoy the desserts that will be provided. This critically acclaimed documentary examines the history of Latino migration into the United States. 

·         2/14    Dem HQ Office Hours, 3—7p: Remembering the victims of school violence and their families.  Honoring school safety and sensible gun laws. drop by to write a postcard to our legislators, local law enforcement, or the survivors of these tragedies.

·         2/21    12th LD Democrats 6:30p Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee.  The 12th LD Democrats have reserved a space to come together and to share interests and concerns for the current legislative session, for our 12LD organization, and about the state party delegate selection in 2020. We are meeting 2/21 at 6:45 at the Douglas County Fire Station on Eastmont in East Wenatchee. This is not a business meeting. It is a time for sharing. Officers will be there to listen and to answer questions, and to provide resources when possible. All are welcome. You can see a post about the event on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/12thLDDemocrats/ . Please RSVP on the page or to me personally. Hope to see you there, Suellen Harris, 12LD Chairperson, suellenwa@mac.com 

(see additional dates for events below) 

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends, 

In recent weeks, we've rallied and marched.  We've called for "no wall" and for ending the Republican government shutdown.  Your Democratic representatives in both Washingtons are doing their utmost to hold the line and take back our government, one hearing and one vote at a time. We have trust and faith in these good people, but we need to stay informed and engaged on the home-front. 

Recently, your local party state committee members and chairs attended the biennial reorganization meeting for the WA State Democrats.  We examined budgets and data, received updates and training, passed resolutions critical to the current legislative session, re-elected Tina Podlodowski as chair, and set course on the path that will bring Democratic wins -- and a change of tone and direction -- throughout 2019-2020 and beyond.   

Data we examined at the meeting reflect gains due to HUGE efforts across the state over the past 2 years.  Lessons learned from the 2016 election were turned into strategic actions.  Keen analysis and effective fundraising enabled the hiring and placement of field organizers throughout the state, a proactive communication plan, and deep research that will lead us to success in the future.  

·         In 2017, the "Summer of Canvass," put thousands of volunteers on their neighbors' doorsteps, asking voters what was most important to them.  The results: putting people first via 1) more jobs/pay equity, 2) healthcare for all, 3) quality and free public education, 4) affordable housing, and 5) a dignified retirement, plus much more.  Lead with issues and values; not partisan labels.  

·         2018 brought a year of "Rise & Organize" efforts.  In North Central WA, we opened a Dem HQ office in an unprecedented mid-term election year.  We paid for it with your small donations, staffed it with volunteers, and not one, but three field organizers were placed here to coordinate efforts to knock on thousands of doors.  Volunteers from all over the state, as well as Oregon and British Columbia came to help us!  Those contacts resulted in big increases in voter turnout over prior-year voter participation.  If you'd been a sporadic voter or had never voted before, a front-door conversation with our sincere volunteers increased turnout by 12% in Chelan Co and ... wait for it... 17% in Douglas County!  There was a Democrat on the ballot in 97 of the 98 WA House legislative races and 48 of 49 WA Senate races.  And we re-elected Senator Maria Cantwell!  And we increased our voice in DC by sending Dr. Kim Schrier there to speak up for all of us.  If you made one phone call, knocked on one door, donated one dollar, if you voted--you are part of the "Rise & Organize" success story of 2018!

·         During the next two years we’ll "RISE & Run!"  At all levels of government, we must bring our values to the table. We need good people to run for office and we’ll do our best to provide them with support to run, win, and serve.  Sign up to "RISE Run!"  Receive access to amazing FREE materials and trainings, created and compiled by the amazing staff of the Washington State Democratic Party, a model for states throughout the country.  Whether you want to run for office this year or in 5, or whether you just want to help a good candidate, we want you to  "RISE & Run!"  .  Locally, we'll conduct grassroots trainings and workshops, organizing, getting to know the voters better (basic precinct work, strategic, measurable, rewarding); we'll recruit, train, and support one another and potential candidates; and we'll build teams in every corner of NCW.  

Part of our plan for success involves continuing to work from our Democratic Headquarters Office, sharing the workload and the costs between our two county organizations.  We will support our volunteers who travel to the far reaches of our counties and the state, in order to perform their duties.  Our plan is ambitious, the goals critical to our future.  To do these things, we need your help.  Commit to volunteer, RUN for office, and/or donate to our efforts.   

Your contributions will help pay the Dem HQ rent, train PCOs and other volunteers, purchase supplies, cover expenses for our local party representatives and treasurers to attend mandatory training and meetings, rent meeting venues, run fundraisers and meet-n-greets, conduct voter registration and education, and so much more. 

Please consider a financial donation, large or small, one-time or recurring, to support our goals.  Contribute by check (see the addresses below), in person (at Dem HQ), or online via our secure ActBlue accounts: Democrats of Chelan County OR Douglas County Democrats (LD12 Democrats -- coming soon!)   

Watch for sign-ups for upcoming events/fundraisers.  Donate supplies for Dem HQ here: http://signup.com/go/nmKctbP  

Upcoming Calendar Dates (* = events of interest, held/organized by affinity group/s) 

·         February Dem HQ Office hours:  Tues 12-4, Wed 10-2, Thur 4-7 OR any time you see the "OPEN" light on in the front window, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee

·         2/13   *  “Harvest of Empire:  The Untold Story of Latinos in America” community viewing, Wednesday, Feb. 13th 6:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran, 224 Benton St., Leavenworth.  Eat dinner before coming and enjoy the desserts that will be provided. This critically acclaimed documentary examines the history of Latino migration into the United States. 

·         2/14     Dem HQ Office Hours, 3—7p: Remembering the victims of school violence and their families.  Honoring school safety and sensible gun laws. drop by to write a postcard to our legislators, local law enforcement, or the survivors of these tragedies.

·         2/14     12th LD Democrats 6:45p Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee.

·         2/18  * "Sharing What We Stand For!!!!!": ClimateConversationsNCW President's Day Rally at Memorial Park Noon to 1:30 (Bring Signs to Support: * The Green New Deal, * Immigrants, * Equality, * Diversity)

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

·         2/19     Democratic Training A--Z: Lessons Learned: Running a Local Campaign (Bob Bugert), One session ONLY at 6--7p, NW Family Svcs Office, 766 S Mission, Wenatchee (similar one-hour trainings/workshops will occur on the 3rd Tues of ea month)

·         2/20  * TedX Wenatchee: Education, 12p Grove Recital WVCollege (and live-stream elsewhere)

·         2/20  *  Naturalization Ceremony, 1:00p at Wenatchee Community Center.  Support community members as they become new citizens at a ceremony presented by Hand-In-Hand Immigration Svcs and USCIS personnel.  Volunteer to assist members of CAFÉ as they welcome new citizens and help them become registered voters!  

·         2/23     "Coffee with Dr. Kim" 2:30p at Dem HQ.  Representative Schrier expects to be in her home district over the weekend of 2/22--2/24 and will hold numerous events around the district.  Some will be open to the public, such as townhalls, and offered in her "official political" capacity as our US Representative.  On occasion, she will may have time in her schedule and will ask her "campaign" staff to arrange for meetings with her local supporters. The 2:30p event is one such event organized under the campaign umbrella.  She especially asked to meet with Democratic Party activists who worked to help her become elected.  She'd like to bring us up-to-date on what she's learned and how we can engage.  And of course, she hopes for our continued dialogue and support.

·         2/24  *  Our Voice, 2-6p, Latinx community meeting regarding how to run for office. Location tbd, call (509) 667-1926

·         2/27  *  CAFÉ monthly mtg, NWFamSvcs, 5:30dinner/6:30mtg, 766 S Mission, Wenatchee

·         3/5    *  Wasted: The Story of Food Waste, 7p WVMuseum, donation

·         3/5      Democratic “Coffee Break” at Pybus Market, 10a—noonish, Political conversation.  All are welcome.

·         3/6      NCW Dem General Meeting, 6:30/Social, 7/Meeting, Douglas Co Fire District #2 Mtg Rm, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee

·         3/14    12th LD Democrats 6:45p Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee.  Not a business meeting, but an opportunity to meet with local education union leadership and to learn and ask about the needs of education districts and how the legislature is addressing those needs.

·         3/19    Dem Training A--Z: Political Compliance Training, 3 & 6p, Dem HQ

·         4/12 -14  Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser (all hands on deck!)

·         5/13 -18  Candidate Filing Week

·         6/multi  VoterReg events, Pres debates begin

·         7/15    NCWDem Summer Picnic (candidate intros)

·         8/6      PRIMARY ELECTION

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

·         8/16-18  Nason Creek Rest Stop fundraiser

·         8/21-25 NCW Fair, Waterville

·         9/4 - 8   Chelan Co Fair, Cashmere

·         10/tbd  Annual C-D Dem Dinner (watch for updates)

·         11/5   GENERAL ELECTION

·         Other dates will be added as we progress through the year 

On behalf of our Executive Committees, 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County, POBox 1061, Wenatchee, WA 98807

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats630 Valley Mall Pkwy #175, E Wenatchee, WA 98802

Suellen Harris, Chair, 12th Legislative District Democrats914 Briarwood Dr, E Wenatchee, WA 98802

2019 Jan 23 e-News

posted Jan 23, 2019, 8:10 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Are you upset about the dirty tactics of the president, holding our government hostage until he gets what he wants?

 

Are you concerned about the local Federal employees and their families who live here and provide essential services, but who are impacted through this shutdown?   Some are furloughed, receiving no paycheck (2+ paydays, so far), and their important work is going undone.  Some are in "essential" positions and go to work every day with a smile on their face, but they’re not being paid.  They may have savings, credit cards, family or friends who can help.  Or maybe NOT.  They have bills and loans to pay, transportation needs, medical care/medications to purchase, obligations, pride.

 

These are people who work for the State Department, the Justice Department, the Transportation Department (GSA), the Agriculture Department (US Forest Service, US Conservation Service, US Forest & Sciences Lab, US Farm Service Agency/Tree Fruit Research Lab), the Department of the Interior  (US Fish & Wildlife/Nat'l Fish Hatcheries, BLM, Nat'l Park Svc )Department of Homeland Security (USCIS, TSA , US Coast Guard), and so many other organizations.  Or they may be people who hold contracts with one of the agencies.  (this list was created based upon a few phone calls and brief review of our local phone directory).  These are our friends and neighbors.  

 

Although specific local data is difficult to parse out, in part because the affected offices have no one answering their phones, we have received the following information from the office of our WA State Regional Labor Economist.  These comparison numbers are for the first quarter in 2018.

 

Chelan Co. 11 Federal offices/agencies, 512 Federal workers*, avg wkly wage $1277 (total qtrly wages: $8,499,865)

Douglas Co, 8 agencies, 232 Federal workers*, avg wkly wage $1715 (total qtrly wages: $5,172,067)

Okanogan Co, 11 agencies, 558 Federal workers*, avg wkly wage $1383 (total qtrly wages: $6,436,503)

*some individuals work for agencies not affected by the shutdown: post office, Social Security, etc.  

 

After one month, roughly $7 million in unpaid wages has already gone unspent in our region.  If the shutdown persists, more than $20 million per quarter will be lost to our regional economy.

 

What can we do to help in the short-term?

 

·        Call Senator McConnell's office tonight and tomorrow (202-224-2541).  Ask that he end the shutdown, period.  No wall funding.  Personalize your message, be respectful.  Leave your name and ph#.   The Senate will vote Thursday on two funding bills: one that holds the government hostage to border security, one a clean Continuing Resolution—putting government back to work.

·        Offer to help Federal workers who cannot pay their bills or put food on their tables.  Let Federal workers know you care about them (support them in person or online; don’t buy into the Republican rhetoric), value them, demonstrate that you are willing to help.  Ask how you can help.

·        Give a gift card for goods/essentials/cash, $20 maximum per person per donation, $50 aggregate per year from any one source.  Ethics rules apply: https://www.doi.gov/ethics/gifts?fbclid=IwAR0vdOIZ0nh1q7-uSUm7HhDerPXYLDrWG0-9pzBFDE7qDTjqdgTZJVXuzCk.  Yes, there are rules for all Federal employees, furloughed or not.

·        Donate to our local food banks (food or monetary donations) and let Federal workers know they can use the resource—most have never needed to tap into the resources of poverty or unstable income.  Even one less grocery bill will help.  The Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council manages the NCW Food Distribution Center, which collects and distributes food through 9 regional food pantries.  Alan Walker, Exec Director of C-DCAC, received authority yesterday to distribute Federal food commodities to affected Federal employees and their families.  Use this link to donate or learn more:  http://www.cdcac.org/food-banks-pantries.html.  You can drop off donations at Dem HQ and we'll take them to C-DCAC!  (Tue 12-4, Wed 10-2, Thur 3-7)

·        Call Senator McConnell's office again (202-224-2541) Ask that he end the shutdown, now.  Vote for a clean Continuing Resolution (CR)Warning—the phonelines are busy, inboxes full.  The Democratic House has voted.  There appear to be enough votes in the Senate, but McConnell just needs to do his job!

 

What can we do in the longer-term?  Help register every voter.  Help make sure each voter votes.  Run for office.  Elect Democrats.

 

Thank you to all who showed up for the 2019 Women+s March, whether in person or spirit.  All speakers left us with important messages.  Save your signs because we know there’ll be an opportunity to bring them out again.  It was a good feeling to join in solidarity with so many others, working for a better future for all. 

 

Your chairs and state committee members will attend the WA-Democratic Central Committee reorganization meeting in Olympia this weekend.  Watch for updates about this important meeting and other events in the next eNews letter.

 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

Suellen Harris, Chair, 12th LD Democrats

2019 Mid-January eNews

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

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

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

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

 

Terry Sloan, Women+s March Coordinator - MC

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

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

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

·         Cecilia Anguiano, Staff Attorney, NWIRP - Immigration Rights

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

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

·         Jenny Pratt, Executive Director, YWCA - Homeless Women

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

·         Cintia Murillo, Wenatchee Valley College – Persistance

Amanda Taub, President, Greater Wenatchee Jewish Community

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

Laura Shennum, Pastor, Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

 

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


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



 

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

 

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

 

On behalf of our Executive Committees,

 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

 

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

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

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

1/22    State Of The Union Address

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

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

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

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

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

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