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2018 0508 Early-May eNews

posted Jun 13, 2018, 10:06 AM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Jun 13, 2018, 10:07 AM ]

Dear NCW Democrats and friends,


Thank you to all who all who attended the general Democratic meeting last week.  One of the items on the agenda was a request for endorsement of Democratic CD4 candidate Christine Brown.  Each of our three organizations voted enthusiastically to endorse Christine.  The next general meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 6.


As you know from our recent emails, it’s time to renew our PCO team.  Since our primary goal as PCOs is to encourage every supportive registered voter to VOTE in each election, our work involves becoming acquainted with the voters in our precincts – a pleasant experience!  Thank you to those who are stepping up to the challenge to become a neighborhood PCO leader or team member.  Please call us if you have questions.  We’re also making calls to many of you. 


We hope you’ll take the opportunity to come shake the hands of candidates holding events this week.  They need our support and we surely need them in Olympia and DC.  This year, filing week will give us great Democrats and progressive candidates to support. 




Wednesday (5/9) Opportunities to meet CD8 Democratic candidate, Dr. Shannon Hader (select “blue” links below for details).

·         Brunch with Shannon Hader on Wednesday morning, 11a—noon, O’Grady’s Pantry at Sleeping Lady, Leavenworth.  Hosted by NCW United.  All are welcome.

·         Meet-n-Greet/Q&A with Shannon Hader on Wednesday evening, 6:30-7:45p, Wenatchee Public Library auditorium.  Hosted by local Democratic organizations.  All are welcome.


Wednesday—Friday (5/9—5/11) Opportunities to meet CD4 Democratic candidate, Christine Brown as she tours the entire district before filing for office on May 14!  (select “blue” links below for details).

·         Meet Christine Brown-Bridgeport on Wednesday morning, 5/9, 12:30-2:30p, Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport.  Hosted by Christine Brown and Douglas Co Dems.  All are welcome.

·         Town Hall/Q&A with Christine Brown-Coulee Dam on Wednesday evening, 5/9, 6-8p, Coulee Dam Town Hall.

·         Coffee with Christine-Grand Coulee on Thursday morning, 5/10, 8-10a, Voltage Coffee, Grand Coulee.

·         Meet Christine Brown-Waterville on Thursday mid-day, 5/10, 12-2p, Blue Rooster Café, Waterville.

·         Town Hall/Q&A with Christine Brown-East Wenatchee, Thursday evening, 5/10, 6:30-8:30p, Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room, E Wenatchee.

·         Coffee with Christine-Rock Island on Friday morning, 5/11, 8-10a, Island Restaurant, Rock Island.



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

1st & 3rd Tues ea month. 

·         WHEN:  Tues, May 15, 10a-noon,

·         WHERE:  Pybus Mkt concourse (near Ice Restaurant)


“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 31, 5—7p, location TBA (the weather might allow us to be out of doors!).





·         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   Grassroots activists make the difference.

o   Vital work.

o   2-year-term, publicly elected office, file between May 14—18, 2018. 

o   File online OR attached form (take/mail before May 18).  No fee. 

o   Be the change. 

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:


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

·         Help Register Voters at Pybus Market in June and September




·         May 21, “Independents Day” Candidate Event, 6:30 at Gustav’s, Leavenworth.  Meet Ann Diamond (LD12-1) and Bob Bugert (Chelan Co Comm). Hosted by NCW United.  RSVP.

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

·         June 14, CD8 Candidate Roundtable, watch for details.  Co-hosted by NCW United and local Democratic organizations.

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


Please mark your calendar for these important dates:

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,
Jun 13, 2018, 10:06 AM