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2018 0415 Mid-April e-news

posted Apr 25, 2018, 9:58 AM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and friends,


We encourage everyone to help turn the tide of this administration in a way that is appropriate for themselves.  There is much to do, much that can be done.  Each of your efforts matter.  


Our job, as local party officials, is to support efforts and help elect people who aspire to the principles and values held by the Democratic Party.  The election season for 2018 is heating up, with many great candidates hoping to gain our support.  Listed below are numerous opportunities to meet candidates in person.  There will be many future opportunities, too.  We apologize whenever there is short notice of these events—we’ll do our best to get the info into your hands as soon as possible, but sometimes there is quick turn-around.  We also have needs for volunteers for many events coming up.  Please show up or sign up to help!




Sunday (4/15) opportunities to meet CD8 Democratic candidates Dr. Kim Schrier and Dr. Shannon Hader (select “blue” links below for details).

·         Coffee with Kim Schrier on Sunday morning, 11a—noon, O’Grady’s Pantry at Sleeping Lady.  Hosted by NCW United.  All are welcome.

·         Meet-n-Greet/Q&A with Kim Schrier on Sunday afternoon, 3—4:30p, 1725 N Wenatchee Ave, Ste F (meeting being held in the Teamsters Union office).  All welcome.

·         Canvass with Shannon Hader, 3:15—5:30p, Wenatchee, Washington Park area. 




·         April 27-29, Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser for YOUR local Democratic Party organizing efforts; cookies and volunteers needed!  SIGN UP HERE! (or cut/paste this link:  Twice each year our county organizations staff the Nason Creek Rest Stop as a community service and to raise funds to help with annual operating expenses.  It’s also a soft way to advertise that Democrats are alive and well in NCW!  Please consider helping by donating cookies or other supplies (see the list via the link) or volunteering to spend a couple of hours in the good company of other Dems and travelers.

·         Great need for Democrats to step up to become a Democratic PCO for your precinct.  We want to fill all positions in NCW: 89 precincts in Chelan County and 47 in Douglas County! 

o   You are the grassroots activists who will make the difference to help elect the best people to represent us.

o   Help in this vital work to make sure everyone in your neighborhood knows how important it is to vote.

o   PCOs must file for this 2-year-term publicly elected office during the week of May 14—18, 2018. 

o   You may file online that week via the county elections websites OR complete the attached form and take/mail it in.  There is no fee to file. 

o   If your precinct presently has someone who is the PCO (and who is willing to continue), you can volunteer to be part of the team and help do the work. 

o   Email or call Bill or Karen if you are interested. 


Multiple upcoming events to assist with voter ID / voter turnout canvasses, AND voter registration:


·         April 14, “Flip The 8th” Canvass with Bill and Jan, THANK YOU FOR HOSTING THIS EVENT!

·         May 27, “Flip The 8th” Canvass with Frances (date change*), 12:30—3:30p, Cashmere.

·         Help Register Voters at Pybus Market in June and September



“DEMOCRATIC COFFEE BREAK” twice-monthly no-host daytime gathering of Democrats to share and organize —

1st & 3rd Tues ea month. 

·         WHEN:  Tues, April 17 and May 1 & 15, 10a-noon,

·         WHERE:  Pybus Mkt concourse (near Ice Restaurant)


NCW DEMOCRATS’ GENERAL MEETING: monthly program and business meeting—first Wednesday ea month,

Douglas Co Fire District #2, East Wenatchee.

·         WHEN: Wednesday, May 2, 6:30p social/7:00p meeting

·         WHERE:  Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee

·         PROGRAM:  TBA


“TASTE ‘O POLITICS” monthly no-host “happy hour” gathering of Democrats to share and organize—last Thurs ea month.  

Please mark your calendar to attend the next “TO’P” on Thursday, May 26, 5—7p, location TBA.




·         April 16, “White Privilege: The Other Side of Racial Inequality” 7pm, Canyon Wren Recital Hall – Icicle Cr Center, Leavenworth.  FREE.  Co-hosted by NCW United and Humanities Washington.

·         April 16, “Town Hall Meeting” with LD12 Candidate DR. ANN DIAMOND (Ind), Wenatchee Valley Museum, 7—9p.

·         April 25, CAFÉ Monthly Meeting, 5:30 dinner/6:30 program, 766 S Mission, Wenatchee

·         April 26, Stand Against Racism—Wenatchee, Wenatchee Valley College, 9a—3:15p

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


Please mark your calendar for these important dates:

April 27-29, Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  Sign-up coming soon.

May 14-18, Statewide Candidate Filing Week; file to run for PCO or other elected office!

June 16-17, WA-Democratic State Convention, Wenatchee Convention Center; volunteers and observers needed.

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


August 11, NCWDem Summer Ice Cream Social, Walla Walla Pt Park;

August 22-26, NCW District Fair, Waterville; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth

Sept 5-9, Chelan County Fair, Cashmere; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth

Sept 28-30, Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  Sign-up coming soon

November 6, 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

Douglas County Democrats,
Apr 25, 2018, 9:58 AM