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10/1/2017 LOCAL DEMOCRATS--A special email for our PCOs and helpers,

posted Mar 28, 2018, 10:52 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear Douglas County PCOs, helpers and friends, 

This past nine months have been very busy for those of us in NCW who are pushing for social and economic justice and change in our elected representatives, as well as working to promote policies that will lead to a stronger society.  The influx of support since the Women’s March in January and from the local Indivisible groups has certainly added energy to our efforts.  Proof that it’s working is the retirement of Representative Reichert!! 

The WA State Democratic Party has instituted an organizing plan focused on the 2018 election cycle and beyond.  It will impact special elections and non-partisan elections in 2017. It is also strengthening our local party contacts.  The Summer of Canvass activities in our area have identified voters who will potentially support our political values of change. Regionally we are pleased to have the leadership of Maria Beltran from the State Party.  If you have helped on any of the Summer of Canvass activities, please contact Karen or Bill.  We plan to follow up on your work and try to engage those sympathetic to our goals.  These contacts will make the difference in the coming elections. 

We have added volunteers to our list of PCOs and helpers.  We’re focused on building that list to be a stronger team in order to impact the August 2018 primary election and the fall 2018 general election.  Our efforts will help re-elect Senator Maria Cantwell and Democratic US Representatives to the 4th and 8th Congressional Districts, as well as flipping state legislative positions. 

This week at the Joint Chelan / Douglas County Democratic meeting, at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall in East Wenatchee, we’ll focus on the tasks ahead.  Maria Beltran, the State Democratic organizer will speak. The canvassing of your own precinct, whether by walking or phoning, is an important step in identifying voters that support Democratic values and who will help elect candidates who will vote for those necessary social changes.  As PCOs and precinct volunteers, a one-time contact of your neighbors is not enough. Building a trust relationship to support circulation of information and persistent local activism is what will ensure a positive change over the long haul.  You, as neighborhood Democratic contact person (along with your team) are the keystone to success in our party structure. 

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 

Karen Keleman, Chair

Douglas County Democrats


PS We’re working on a way for folks in outlying areas to be able to join us by Skype, Hangout, or phone.  Let me know if you’re interested.