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2018 0612 Mid-June eNews

posted Jun 13, 2018, 11:23 AM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,


What a roller coaster ride we’re on.  Keep reminding yourself, “This is not normal.  Not the way it’s supposed to be.”  We must keep working for a good future for ourselves, our neighbors, and all children!


Thank you to all (more than 50) who attended last week’s Democratic “Coffee Break” and NCWDem General Meeting.  We were pleased to host and hear from seven candidates.  Thank you to non-partisan judicial candidates Kristin FerreraRobert McSeveney, Roberto Castro, Charles Steinberg, Robert Hunter, and Eric Biggar for sharing a snapshot of your backgrounds and interests, and legal experience.  Thank you also to LD12 Democratic candidate Valerie Sarratt for attending and sharing some of your goals and ideas AND to CD8 Dem candidateShannon Hader, who phoned in to say “Hello!”  LD12 Democratic candidate Keiki Weigle will visit with us soon.  Watch for future opportunities to get acquainted with the people who are stepping up to represent us. 


Please consider attending and/or helping at some of the events listed here.  This week is packed full of opportunities to meet candidates, to learn about asylum-seeking families and kids, to volunteer to help at the Democratic Convention (at our convention center!), to support efforts of the Latino community, to help register new citizens and new voters, to canvass neighborhoods.  No time to waste—please carve out a few hours and VOLUNTEER.  There’s a place for each of us.


THIS WEEK AND BEYOND (event sponsored by Democratic organizationsother organizationsBOTH):


Wed June 13Fleeing For Our Lives: Women and Children at the Border, 6:30—8p Celebration Lutheran Church, E Wenatchee.  Join local nurse practitioner, Irene Morrow, as she shares her recent experience as a legal volunteer at a South Texas detention center for women and their children who are seeking asylum from violence in Central America. There will be refreshments after the discussion.


Thur 6/14CD8 Candidate SHANNON HADER Meet-n-Greet:  5—6p, Weeds Café, 201 Cottage Ave Ste 5, Cashmere.


Thur 6/14CD8 Candidate JASON RITTEREISER Meet-n-Greet:  5—6p, location tba, Cashmere


Thur 6/14CD8 CANDIDATE KIM SCHRIER Meet-n-Greet: 5—6p, Café Agave Azul, 128 Cottage Ave Cashmere.

Thur 6/14, CD8 CANDIDATE ROUND ROBIN6:30—8p, 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

Fri-Sat 6/15-16, 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.

Fri 6/15Door Knocking in E Wenatchee with CD8 Candidate SHANNON HADER: 10a—4p, United Steelworkers Union Hall, 180 Rock Island Rd, E Wenatchee

Fri 6/15, CD8 CANDIDATE COFFEE WITH KIM SCHRIER IN WENATCHEE: 11a—12p, Lemolo Café & Deli, 114 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee

Fri 6/15Phone Banking with CD8 Candidate SHANNON HADER:  5:30—8:30P, United Steelworkers Union Hall, 180 Rock Island Rd, E Wenatchee

Sat 6/16, 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.  2-hr shifts from 9a to 3p.  2 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at Pybus this Saturday!  If you’d like to volunteer to help, SignUp HERE.

Sat 6/16Pancakes at Smitty’s with Democrats and SHANNON HADER 9:30--10:30a, Smitty’s, 1621 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee—event especially to meet with Democrats!

Sat 6/16, Listen & Learn Town Hall with CD8 Candidate JASON RITTEREISER: 11a—12:30p, Wenatchee Public Library, 310 Douglas St, Wenatchee.  Focus on Economy, Trade, Immigration.

Sat 6/16, Meet-n-Greet with SHANNON HADER 4—5:30p, Hosted by The Spectrum - a group of people in NCW who strive for an accepting atmosphere for all, regardless of gender, sexuality, or intersecting identities.  616 Valley Mall Pkwy, E Wenatchee.  Call 509.264.5725 for more info.

Sat 6/16Phone Banking with CD8 Candidate SHANNON HADER:  5:30—8:30P, NCWCentral Labor Council, 27 N Chelan Ave, Wenatchee.

Sat 6/16Meet-n-Greet with CD8 Candidate SHANNON HADER:  6—8P, Home of Mario and Maria Reyes, Wenatchee.  RSVP.

Sun 6/17Phone Banking with CD8 Candidate SHANNON HADER:  10A—4P, United Steelworkers 310A Union Hall, 180 Rock Island Rd, E Wenatchee.

Tues 6/19, DEMOCRATIC “COFFEE BREAK”:10a—Noon, Chelan and Douglas County and 12th LD Democrats meet for coffee and conversation at Pybus Market on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.  Look for some red/white/blue on tables located in the fairway between Royal Produce and Ice Restaurant.  We hope you can join us.  Contact us

Tues 6/26, 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 6:00p at Town Toyota Center, Wenatchee.  If you’d like to celebrate with our neighbors as they become new citizens, please attend.  Many VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  If you’d like to help with voter registration, SignUp HERE.

Tues 6/26Wenatchee Canvass with TEAM SCHRIER: 3—7p, Meet at Memorial Park, Wenatchee.  Training and tools provided.

Thur 6/28, DEMOCRATIC “TASTE O’ POLITICS”: 5—7p, Chelan and Douglas County and 12th LD Democrats meet for a no-host evening social/action gathering at Pybus Market on the last Thursday of each month.  Meet other Democrats and learn about upcoming opportunities to engage.  All are welcome.  Contact us at



·         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;

·         July 4, FUSE Voter Registration Drive, Walla Walla Point Park, Wenatchee.  Email for more information.


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 7 (Tues), PRIMARY ELECTION

·         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