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1/15/18 LOCAL DEMOCRATS – 2018 Mid-January e-news

posted Mar 28, 2018, 11:13 PM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Mar 28, 2018, 11:37 PM ]

 Dear NCW Democrats and Friends, 

Yes, we are still here one year after the first historic Women’s March.  A little tattered around the edges, a bit better informed, still energized for the work ahead.  We have some big tasks to fulfill—keep making phone calls and letting our legislators know our thoughts, support for Robert Mueller and others.  We have doors to knock, voters to register and engage, candidates to support, picnics and fundraisers and dinners to organize.  Successes to celebrate.  Yes, it’s time to keep pulling together to figure out how each of us can push the trump-isms back with one hand -- and swim forward with the other!  Whether your purpose lies with the environment or with Dreamers, with food and housing security or healthcare for all, human rights or science, there is work to do.  Together, we’ve made a difference this past year and together we’ll do it again. 

Over the weeks and months ahead, please consider joining in to help keep our democracy intact.  Attend local events, share -- and ask questions.  Meet the great candidates running to serve us.  Consider running for office yourself.  Help us connect with every possible Democratic voter in NCW—let them know their voice is crucial. 

This past week CD4 Candidate Christine Brown held an organizing retreat in Kennewick; it was a well-attended event and she’s raring to go.  Watch for Christine EVERYWHERE in the 4th CD!  Let’s help her defeat Dan Newhouse and send her to DC! 

Next week (Wed) the Kittitas County Democrats will host a CD8 Candidate Forum in Ellensburg, which will also be live steamed for everyone’s benefit.  Mona Das, Jason Rittereiser, Braden Olsen, Kim Schrier and Shannon Hader are expected to participate.  All of the candidates are eager to meet with us one-on-one over the months ahead.  Each possesses unique qualifications.  We anticipate that just one will emerge in August as the Democratic Party nominee to run against Dino Rossi (R).  Please take the opportunity to get acquainted, so that you can make an informed choice. 

Senators Murray and Cantwell are working for us every day.  Governor Inslee, AG Bob Ferguson, and many other members of the WA State executive are working for us on the local and national fronts.  Local Democrats and progressives serve us on boards, committees, and councils.  We are not alone. 

Last week was difficult.  Then came the weekend.  The Numerica PAC presented LA Theaterworks: The Mountaintop, a thought-provoking play that portrayed the author’s interpretation of the last hours of Dr. King’s life.  Then came a fusion of many cultures represented during the Wenatchee Valley Museum’s Multicultural Festival.  It was heartwarming and meaningful to see thousands of local people at these events.  There are good people everywhere—we are so fortunate. 

We look forward to seeing and working with you!

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) 


Calendar of Democratic Organizing Events and other events you may wish to attend!


·         Mon 1/15/2018 4:30-5:30p Celebrate MLK Day along Chelan St near Wenatchee Memorial Park: join with friends and neighbors in a peaceful demonstration of solidarity, vigilance, and persistence.  Family friendly gathering.  Bring signs and noisemakers!  Keep the dream alive for all DREAMERS!

·         Mon 1/15/2018 UNITE Wenatchee Valley monthly meeting, 5:30 potluck/6:30 discussion: How shall we honor Dr King in 2018?  Wenatchee Community Center Social Hall.

·         Tue 1/16/2018 10a Take a Democratic “Coffee Break” at Pybus Mkt.  Join with others for updates on current local Democratic activities.  No host, all are welcome.

·         Tue 1/16/2018 7p Wenatchee Valley Museum “Switch: Exploring the future of energy use” Also free Lego Make&Take for kids during the showing.

·         Wed 1/17/2018 6:30p CD8 Democratic CandidateForum, Hal Holmes Community Center, Ellensburg, OR watch live stream (beginning at 6:25p) sponsored by Kittitas County Democrats

·         Sat 1/20/2018 Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence Training, 2 sessions (10a-noon or 1:30-3:30p, ea includes lunch) Wenatchee City Council Chambers, Wenatchee Diversity Advisory Council, no fee, preregister

·         Sat 1/20/2018 4:15p Gather to watch “The Post” at Gateway Theater, Wen.  115 min.  (Matinee showings are cheaper.  Those who wish to can catch a bite to eat together afterward at – Saddlerock Pub!)

·         Sun 1/21/2018 1—4p One Year Later: Wenatchee Day of Action; Democratic grass roots training, 766 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Email us for more info.

·         Thur 1/25/2018 5-7p Democratic “Taste O’ Politics” network/social gathering, Jones Tasting Rm, Pybus Mkt, no host informal get-together.  All are welcome!

·         Fri-Sun 1/26-28/2018 WA-Democrats Central Cmte Mtg, Bellingham.  Leadership of local central committee organizations will attend quarterly meeting.

·         Sat 1/27/2018 9a-1p Snowshoeing in Leavenworth with CAFÉ! (click on link for details)

·         Mon 1/29/2018 5:30p LD12 Candidate Ann Diamond Meet-n-Greet, Wenatchee Public Library, all are welcome!  Come meet Ann and learn about her campaign to represent us in Olympia.

·         Tue 2/6/2018 10a Take a Democratic “Coffee Break” at Pybus Mkt.  Join with others for updates on current local Democratic activities.  No host, all are welcome.

·         Wed 2/7/2018 6:30 social/7p General Mtg NCW Democrats, Douglas Co Fire District #2 Mtg Rm, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wen ( for info)

Many other dates and events coming up!