News Updates


2018 Mid-November eNews

posted by Douglas County Democrats

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Counties

Democratic 

vote in 2012 in 8thCD

Democratic 

vote in 2014   in 8th CD

Democratic vote in 2016 in 8th CD

Democratic 

vote in 2018  in 8th CD (Nov10th*)

Average increase 

in support

(Nov10th*)

Chelan

33.91%

29.76%

32.40%

44.83%

12.81%

Douglas

31.77%

26.72%

29.12%

39.7%

10.5%

Kittitas

43.44%

33.19%

35.59%

44.34%

6.94%

 

 

 

 

 

 

*waiting for final certified results Nov 27, 2018

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

Dan Maher, Chair, LD12 Democrats

2018 Nov General Election eNews

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

Hello, NCW Democrats and Friends,  

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

QUICK SUMMARY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 Mid-October eNews

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

Hello, NCW Democrats and Friends,

QUICK SUMMARY:

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

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

·         Canvassing and Phonebanking opportunities every day, everywhere!

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

CAMPAIGN NOTES:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

DEBATE INFO:

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

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

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

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

Oct 17, 6 pm       LOCATION: Twisp Grange

                            Candidate forum

                            Hosted by the Twisp Grange

Oct 23, 4 pm       LOCATION: Wenatchee Valley College

                            Candidate forum

                            District 12 Representatives & Candidates

                            Hosted by Apple STEM Network & GWATA

 

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

 

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

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

Bill, Karen, & Dan

Please mark your calendar for these important dates, too:

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

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

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

·   Nov 15 (approx) Close NCW Dem HQ

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

·   December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

We look forward to seeing and working with you soon.

2018 Early October eNews

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

Hello, NCW Democrats and Friends,

 

QUICK SUMMARY:

 

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

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

·         Canvassing and Phonebanking opportunities every day, everywhere!

·         Voter registration and information opportunities

·         Debate info, watch-parties, more

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

DEBATE INFO:

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

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

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

 

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CANDIDATE FORUMS/DEBATES:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

                             Candidate forum—“Get Out the Indian Vote”

                             Hosted by the Colville Business Council

 

Oct 10, 7 p          LOCATION: Numerica PAC, Wenatchee

                             Candidate forum

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

                             TELEVISED LIVE

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

 

Oct 8, 6 pm                   LOCATION: Brewster American Legion

                             12th District candidate forum

                             Hosted by the Brewster American Legion

 

Oct 1112 pm     LOCATION: Red Lion, Wenatchee

                             Candidate forum

                             Hosted by the Wenatchee Rotary Club

 

Oct 176 pm       LOCATION: Twisp Grange

                             Candidate forum

                             Hosted by the Twisp Grange

 

Oct 234 pm       LOCATION: Wenatchee Valley College

                             Candidate forum

                             District 12 Representatives & Candidates

                             Hosted by Apple STEM Network & GWATA

 

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

 

Bill, Karen, & Dan

 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates, too:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

·   Nov 15 (approx) Close NCW Dem HQ

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

·   December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

 

We look forward to seeing and working with you soon.

2018 Mid-September eNews

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

Hello, NCW Democrats and Friends,


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


Bill, Karen, & Dan

 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates, too:

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


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

 

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

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

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

2018 0807 - Primary Election Day!

posted Aug 22, 2018, 8:49 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear Friends,

 

It's election day.  Please Vote!  Return your ballot to a drop box by 8p tonight OR make sure it's mailed and post-marked with today's date. (And pls be kind to all the local PCOs and helpers who are calling with reminders!)

 

Your vote is especially important for candidates in the contested races.  They have all worked hard to earn your trust.  Please vote.

 

Tomorrow, we reset our goals and it will be full-steam on until Nov 6.  Please join us, as you're able.  Our new HQ office is located at 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Office hours are still being established as we get the internet and phone secure, but plan on someone being there from 10-2, M-F.

 

Democratic "Coffee Breaks" (1st & 3rd Tues ea mo) are now also being held at the office.  Come on down today.  Chat, Connect.  Sign up to help!

 

·         August 7 (Tues) Dem “Coffee Break” 10a-noon Dem HQ Office, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee – bring your phone and help GOTV!·         

·         August 7 (Tues), PRIMARY ELECTION: phone-banking AND watch party, 5-8p, Dem HQ, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee

·         August 21 (Tues) Dem “Coffee Break” Pybus

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

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

·         August 30 (Thurs) Dem “Taste O’ Politics” Suspended until after General Election

·         Sept 4 (Tues) Dem “Coffee Break” Dem HQ

·         Sept 5 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg

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

·         Sept 18 (Tues) Dem Coffee Break” Dem HQ 

·         Sept 22 (Sat)Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner: Pls mark your calendar and watch for details, dinner at the Wenatchee Convention Center—don’t miss this event!

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

·         Oct 1-31 October GOTV maximum push

·         TBD Debate watch parties 

·         Oct 2 (Tues) Dem “Coffee Break” Dem HQ

·         Oct 3 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg Dem HQ

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

·         Nov 7 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg Dem HQ

·         December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

 

Review and SignUp for ALL local Dem volunteer opportunities using this link and watch for emails about upcoming training for PCOs and other grassroots organizers! 

 

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

 

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

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

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

2018 0810 - Ice Cream Social Tomorrow

posted Aug 22, 2018, 8:48 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Hello, Democrats!


This is a reminder about tomorrow’s Ice Cream Social.  We hope you have it on your calendar and plan to attend!  The major things we'll need have been covered.  Ice cream, syrups, serving/eating things.  Feel free to bring fruit, candies, etc, to make sundaes.  Other desserts are welcome, too.

 

For the agenda, we expect it to be casual, take a little breather with friends as we begin our march toward November and beyond.  We’ll ask people to get engaged and we'll share info from Tina’s GOTV tour stop here Sunday.  Recap the election.  We have many new PCOs and helpers in the field and encourage everyone to join their neighborhood teams.  Our new Dem HQ is up-n-running.  We’re ready to do this!

 

Hope to see you all tomorrow.  Sign up here. http://signup.com/go/MtXVppu

 

Ice Cream Social, 5p at Walla Walla Park Shelter #1  (set-up at 4p, help cleaning up afterward appreciated)

 

Bill, Dan, and Karen

2018 0812 Mid-August eNews

posted Aug 22, 2018, 8:44 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear Friends,

 

Thank you to the nearly 50 NCW Democrats who turned out for the ice cream social yesterday!  It was a pretty low-key and relaxed event, with time to visit and refocus our energies a bit.  We needed that!  We thanked and congratulated candidates and talked about the work ahead.  Speaking of which:

 

Focus on the goal

 

Great news, the turnout in Chelan (44.98 %*) and Douglas (34.5 %*) Counties has marked a new phase in our Democratic footprint. In Chelan we had the highest Democratic turnout for a primary election this century and this is from a non-presidential election year, WOW!  Thanks for all the hard work, especially for the Douglas volunteers who work Chelan precincts! *With still more ballots.

 

The final certifications of ballots is still weeks away but here are links to the count from 4pm August 10th posting, which includes nearly 98+% of all ballots cast. (Ballots that were postmarked by 8pm Tuesday still may be coming in.) http://www.co.chelan.wa.us/elections/pages/current-election-results

http://www.douglascountywa.net/elected-offices/auditor/elections/current-election/election-results

 

The energy around the state with our GOTV calling for Democratic candidates certainly helped us rally our supporters in the last two weeks and it shows with this big turnout.  This has been accomplished in cooperation with the Coordinated Campaign of the State and National Democrats and the many progressive organizations in our area.  In the 5th CD, where they had a single high profile Democratic candidate, Lisa Brown, the results were astonishing.  She is neck-n-neck with CMR!  At this point Dr. Kim Schrier is leading Jason Rittereiser by 1,100 votes, with thousands of votes yet to be counted, so the 8th CD race is still too close to call.  But our challenge will remain the same: find more like-minded voters who will commit to push us over the finish line in November.

 

Our goal now is to elect Democrats.  The general election is breathing down our necks.  We have thousands of supporters that we still need to identify through our VoteBuilder database.  There, they are classified as No Data voters because we don’t know where they stand, politically.  Past election results show us that a great portion of those voters have supported our high profile candidates in the past – Senators Murray and Cantwell, President Obama and Hillary Clinton.  Now our task is to identify and connect with those voters (and others), update the VoteBuilder database, then FLIP the 8th CD and 4th CD, and support other progressive candidates. 

 

Our timeline starts now and won’t end until Election Day in November.  However, we need to do the bulk of our work before mid-October so that the data inVoteBuilder is updated with accurate contact information – phone #s and email addresses. Each of us will be needed to achieve that goal.  For those in large precincts, it means creating a team of volunteers to share the task of ‘working’ your precinct. We suggest one additional team member for every 200 to 350 voters. Look for individuals willing to canvass, others to make phone calls, and others willing to partner up in a precinct and do drive-arounds in remote area at different times of the day or week to contact the maximum number of voters.  Most precincts should have a friend sharing the work load regardless of size.And we will need volunteers to upload the new data in the office.

 

In Chelan County we have more than 18k voters classified as No Data and another 3K classified as Independent or Unknown.  The election returnsfor Senator Murray from the 2016 election can be our guide to setting this year’s goals. If we use 45% as our target (Senator Murray received 46% in the recent 2016 election // some precincts more and some less.) we should be able to reclassify 9,450 voters. That is a huge task but if accomplished it could make the difference this fall.   We don’t have an average size precinct.   http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20161108/chelan/Precincts-3.html  click on this link and find your precinct. That will tell you how many voters in your precinct voted for Senator Murray. It is a larger number than we have classified as Democrats. Our goal is to match that number with those we can classify as Democrats. This next week we will be sending out precinct lists (to precinct volunteers) that contains the identified Democrats and the voters for whom we have No Data.  Use this link to access the Senate race in Douglas County http://www.douglascountywa.net/elected-offices/auditor/elections/archived-elections/results?ed=201611   There are over 11K No Data voters in Douglas County and Senator Murray received over 40% of the vote. Our goal in Douglas is to seek out the 4,400 voters who have voted for progressives in past elections and who will commit to doing it again!   (Alma set a goal to talk with one "NoData" voter in her precinct each day!  Can you match that?)

 

When each of our precinct teams has reached out to an average of 40—45% of the voters in your precinct and we have identified those who are Democrats or like-minded voters, and then updated that data into VoteBuilder, we will be able to make a difference.  This is how the upset victories have been accomplished across the nation – not by talking about it, but by doing the ground work – person to person contact, then update the VoteBuilder data file, and then follow-up with those voters in time to get those ballots turned in.  That’s called GOTV!

 

Will we complete every precinct in NCW before November?  No, but each of us can make an effort, set some realistic goals, make a difference!  We’ll build a team, learn some new skills, meet new Democrats, create a stronger framework to WIN and GOTV as great candidates continue to emerge and run.  There is something that each of us can do to take our country back.

 

Our NCWDem HQ Office, 768 S Mission St, Wenatchee, is now OPEN FOR BUSINESS, Moday – Friday, 10a—2p (often longer).  SignUp HERE or stop by to volunteer.  Soon, we’ll have lots of campaign signs and swag for you.  Contributions you make between now and the November election will all go toward expenses of maintaining the office and holding other joint activities.  Contribute by cash or check at our office, OR Chelan County Democratic ActBlue:https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/chelandems1718 OR to Douglas Co Democrats by mailing a check to 630 Valley Mall Pkwy #175, E Wenatchee. so far, we have received contributions = to 60% of our monthly budget!

 

Do you hear the people sing? 
Singing the songs of angry men (and women)? 
It is the music of the people 
Who will not be slaves again!*” and bring along your friends and neighbors?  America is depending upon activists like us.  *Lyrics from the musical Les Mis

 

If you want to help in your precinct with this work, please volunteer. (Bold note above is meant for those who are PCOs, aPCOs, partners and newly ID’d volunteers who want to help in their precinct or in a neighboring precinct.)

 

Bill, Karen, & Dan

 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates, too:

 

·         August 21 (Tues) Dem “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office

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

·         August 30 (Thurs) Dem “Taste O’ Politics” Suspended until after General Election

·         Sept 4 (Tues) Dem “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office

·         Sept 5 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg 6:30/Social, 7/meeting, NCWDem HQ Office

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

·         Sept 22 (Sat)Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner: Pls mark your calendar and watch for details, dinner at the Wenatchee Convention Center—don’t miss this event!

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

·         Oct 1-31 October GOTV maximum push

·         Oct 2 (Tues) Dem “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office

·         Oct 3 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30/Social, 7/meeting, NCWDem HQ Office

·         TBD Debate watch parties

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

·         December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

 

Review and SignUp for ALL local Dem volunteer opportunities using this link and watch for emails about upcoming training for PCOs and other grassroots organizers! 

 

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

 

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

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

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

2018 0822 Mid-August eNews

posted Aug 22, 2018, 8:39 PM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Aug 22, 2018, 8:40 PM ]

Hello, NCW Democrats and Friends,

 

Although sad in one sense that the nation (and world) is having to go through these very murky times, yesterday’s announcements about Paul Manafort's convictions and Michael Cohen's plea deal reinforce our hopes and beliefs that our system of government will work.  Let's keep our ears on the efforts in the “other Washington” AND focus our eyes like a laser on changing the balance of power in DC and gaining ground in Olympia and locally.  Consider this—what is it worth to you?  Can you pledge to work on the upcoming elections for 3 days per week for the next 10 weeks?  We can help turn your time and energy into productive volunteer time.

 

We want to thank the large group of folks who came to the Dem "Coffee Break" at the headquarters office yesterday.  In addition to general political discussion, we met Coordinated Campaign Regional Field Director, Guy Thompson, Coord Campaign Field Organizer, Luis Alfaro, and Schrier Campaign Field Organizer, Asa Smith.  They described the program of work ahead and how we can best help our candidates cross the finish lines ahead of their opponents--and the magic ingredient is YOU!  Yes, we need to knock on doors and make phone calls, but there are many other ways that each of us can help out.  We'll be posting additional sign up opportunities for you to consider soon.

 

In the meantime, phone banking and canvassing will ramp-up next week, office staffing/data entry/other off-site volunteer work (the NCW District Fair in Waterville this weekend,, Chelan County Fair, a watch party for RBG on 9/3, etc). Please consider taking a shift or two and share in being a Proud Democrat In Public!  


SignUp HERE (http://signup.com/go/UnbqrFTfor the fair in Waterville--quite a few spaces available.

 

SignUP to help in the office, at the Nason Creek, voter registration, and in other ways: http://signup.com/go/jzXgjT.  Watch this site for new volunteer opportunities and events!


phone-banking and canvass schedules:  Here's a rough schedule for the next week or two, as the campaigns ramp up.  

  • Coordinated Campaign (NCW area, launching from Dem HQ, working for all Dem candidates on our ballots): Canvassing on Fri/Sat/Sun 5-7p; Phone-banking Tue/Fri 5-8p.  Go to WA-Democrats/Events to sign up OR email us or stop by the HQ.
  • Kim Schrier Campaign: Canvassing postponed for a week or so; Phone-banking this Sunday 5-8 and every Thurs/Sun afterward.  Go to Schrier website, email us, or stop by HQ

NOTE DATE CHANGE: Our annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner will be on Friday Sept 21, 5:30 social/6:30 dinner and program, Wenatchee Convention Center.  $55 ($30 student).  Great dinner, speakers, and friends.  Details for speakers are still being locked in, but you don’t want to miss this event.  Tickets will be available next week.  Email us to reserve yours—bring friends!  Silent Auction: do you have a nice item, a service, or experience that you'd like to donate for auction at the dinner?  Our ticket prices just cover the dinner expenses--keeping them as low as possible so that more people can affort to attend (also some people donate tickets to help others be able to come--ask us if you want to be a donor or recipient).  Profit from all auction items will help support the work for our candidates--Flip the 8th, etc!  Email us with suggestions.

 

SIGNS AND CANDIDATE LITERATURE:  We’ll have candidate signs soon.  The campaigns have ordered them and we’ve requested quantities.  We’ll let you know when they arrive.  Email us to reserve yours!  Let us know if you have an especially great location in a well-traveled corridor.

 

ENDORSEMENTS:  Our 3 Local Political Organizations have a process for recommending candidate endorsements.  Each is slightly different, dependent upon bylaws and policy, but all basically involve the convening of a chair-appointed endorsement committee that will draft a slate of candidates to recommend to its membership.  These committees have been meeting, communicating with candidates, and drafting their recommendations.  The first recommendations will be presented at our joint general meeting on Wed, Sept 5.  You are welcome to attend and vote.  We will invite candidates to speak at our October meeting who are in contested races and who are not running as Democrats.  We’ll let you know in advance if the location changes due to expected larger attendance.


DONATIONS:  Although the office is being staffed by local volunteers, we appreciate your support to help us pay the bills, to have the materials and equipment to support our candidates/canvassers/phone-bankers/staff.  The office expenses are approx $1200 per month (rent, utilities).  Any contribution you can make will be appreciated.  Make donations via ActBlue, or by check (payable to "Democrats")--no limit; OR cash (limit $100 cash/person at any one time; multiple donations are fine!); OR your time; OR supplies (ream of copy paper, TP, box of granola bars or bottled water for volunteers, N-95 face masks for canvassers... we'll create a SignUP "Wish List" soon with current needs, so you can check it before coming in to volunteer or visit!)

 

Bill, Karen, & Dan

 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates, too:

  • August 22-26 (Wed—Sun), NCW District Fair, Waterville; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth; SignUp HERE.
  • August 27 until Nov 6 Canvassing and Phone banking from Dem HQ, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Email us for times.
  • August 30 (Thurs) Dem “Taste O’ Politics” Suspended until after General Election
  • Sept 3 (Mon) CNN watch party at Dem HQ—6-8p “RBG”
  • Sept 4 (Tues) Dem “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office
  • Sept 5 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg 6:30/Social, 7/meeting, NCWDem HQ Office (or location TBD)
  • Sept 5-9 (Wed—Sun), Chelan County Fair, Cashmere; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth; SignUp HERE.
  • Sept 21 (Fri)Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic DinnerPls mark your calendar and watch for details, dinner at the Wenatchee Convention Center—don’t miss this event!  Tickets avail next week--email us to reserve yours!
  • Sept 28-30 (Fri—Sun), Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  SignUp HERE.
  • Oct 1-31 October GOTV maximum push
  • Oct 2 (Tues) Dem “Coffee Break” 10a-noon, NCWDem HQ Office
  • Oct 3 (Wed) NCWDemMtg6:30/Social, 7/meeting, NCWDem HQ Office (or location TBD)
  • TBD Debate watch parties
  • November 6 (Tues), GENERAL ELECTION and election night watch party, location TBA
  • Nov 7 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg6:30/Social, 7/meeting, NCWDem HQ Office (or location TBD)
  • Nov 15 (approx) Close NCW Dem HQ
  • Dec 5 (Wed) NCWDemMtg6:30/Social, 7/meeting, NCWDem HQ Office (or location TBD)
  • December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

 

Review and SignUp for ALL local Dem volunteer opportunities using this link and watch for emails about upcoming training for PCOs and other grassroots organizers! 

 

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

 

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

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

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

2018 0612 Mid-June eNews

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

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONSIDER THESE OTHER LOCAL EVENTS:

 

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

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

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

 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates, too:

 

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

·         August 7 (Tues), PRIMARY ELECTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

·         December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd

 

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

 

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

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

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

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