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2018 0602 Early-June eNews

posted Jun 13, 2018, 11:21 AM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and friends,


Thank you to all who answered the call to file for office to become the PCO for your precinct.  In the 89 precincts of Chelan County, 50 Democratic PCO candidates filed(vs 22 Republican).  In the 47 precincts of Douglas County, 22 Democrats filed (vs 18 Republican candidates).  Our two counties will have an elected PCO in about half of our precincts, which is many more than we’ve had in recent times.  We will also appoint others who will do the work in “vacant” precincts!  Please say yes, when your PCO calls to ask for just a little of your time and help. They will be building teams in their neighborhood precincts—your neighborhoods—whose primary goal will be to encourage every supportive registered voter to VOTE in each election.  How that is accomplished may differ from one precinct to another, but many skills are needed. Many hands will make the work lighter.  It’s through our collective efforts that we’ll support and elect candidates to represent our Democratic principles.  Please say you’ll help!


We hope you’ll take the opportunity to come shake the hands of candidates as they hold events over the weeks ahead.  Listen to them speak and gain a sense for who they are and what talents they bring to the table.  Be kind.  Most are just beginning this public journey.  If you can afford it, make a donation to help them pay for the expenses they amass running for office.  Every dollar is precious to them.  Remember that they are doing this work to represent us.  They need our support and we surely need their voices at local council tables, in Olympia, and in DC.  This year, we’ll have great Democrats, progressive and sensible candidates to vote for in many races. They have all stated they will work for a clean environment, meaningful living wage jobs, affordable healthcare for all, a great public education, a dignified retirement, and respect and fair treatment for our friends, family, and neighbors.  In a nutshell, this is the platform of the Democratic Party.  (Contrast this with that of the other major party here.  Just read the preamble and let the content seep in.)


Our local Democratic Party organizations strive to live up to these principles.  We exist under federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations.  We have certain authorities and responsibilities.  We have structure and purpose.  We work for you, most effectively when you are involved.



DEMOCRATIC “COFFEE BREAKS”:  Chelan and Douglas County Democrats meet for coffee at Pybus Market on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.  Our next “Coffee Break” is Tuesday, June 5, 2018 between 10:00 and 12:00 noon (and again Tues June 19), located in the fairway between Royal Produce and Ice Restaurant.  We hope you can join us.  Contact us at

DEMOCRATIC GENERAL MEETING:  Democrats of the 12th LD and of Chelan and Douglas counties will hold their monthly general meeting on Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 social/7:00 program, at the Douglas County Fire District No 2 Meeting Room, 377 Eastmont Avenue, East Wenatchee.  Confirmed guest speakers will be Judge Robert McSeveney, Judge Kristin Ferrera, Attorney Roberto Castro, and Attorney Robert Hunter.  All are candidates running in 2018 for local non-partisan judicial positions.  All who are interested are welcome to attend.  Contact for more information.

CD8 CANDIDATE ROUND ROBIN: 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 HERE

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.

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.  If you’d like to volunteer to help, SignUp HERE.

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 6:00pat Town Toyota Center, Wenatchee.  If you’d like to celebrate with our neighbors as they become new citizens, please attend.  If you’d like to help with voter registration, SignUp HERE.

DEMOCRATIC “TASTE O’ POLITICS”:  Chelan and Douglas County Democrats meet for a no-host evening social/action gathering at Pybus Market on the last Thursday of each month.  The next event is June 28, 5—7p.  Meet other Democrats and learn about upcoming opportunities to engage.  All are welcome.  Contact us at



·         June 13, Fleeing For Our Lives: Women and Children at the Border, Celebration Lutheran Church, E Wenatchee, 6:30—8p

·         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;


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 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