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2018 Early October eNews

posted Oct 19, 2018, 11:44 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Hello, NCW Democrats and Friends,




·         NO GENERAL MEETING TONIGHT!  All efforts now going into voter activation and turnout!  Please volunteer to help.

·         PCO and volunteer workshop tonight and every Wed 6:30-8:30p

·         Canvassing and Phonebanking opportunities every day, everywhere!

·         Voter registration and information opportunities

·         Debate info, watch-parties, more


During the last couple of weeks, we've hosted dozens of phonebanks and canvasses, with volunteers knocking on doors and contacting voters, asking for their commitment to 1) VOTE and 2) to vote for Dems.  We've held a big dinner, hearing from candidates and other inspirational speakers; hosted a successful fundraiser at Nason Creek Rest Area (thank you to the wonderful volunteers and cookie-bakers/donors who raised over $800!); distributed hundreds of signs; trained many PCOs and other volunteers; and networked with allies throughout our area.  The office starts hopping at 10a each day and doesn't close down until 9p.  Feel free to call the Democratic Headquarters Office (509-436-8899), email us, or stop by to offer your support. The coffee is always on.


We now have two full-time field organizers in residence at Dem HQ.  You may receive invitations from them to help elect our great Democrats.  Please say, "YES!"

With just 2 weeks+ until ballots arrive in our mailboxes and a month-and-change until election day, it’s crunch time.  Many PCOs and neighborhood volunteers are leading the effort to turnout voters.  Right now, we’re “nudging” sporadic Dem voters to vote.  After ballots “drop” we’ll contact Dems who haven’t returned their ballots.  There are many ways you can help. 


CAMPAIGN NOTES:  We may not turn every neighborhood blue this year, but every Democratic vote we can turn out counts toward getting our Democratic candidates elected -- moving local, state, and US leadership toward Democratic majorities.

·         Coordinated Campaign helping elect all Dems/Cantwell-Schrier-CBrown-Sarratt-Duvall: Contact William Stewart-Wood (253-363-5075,  Sign up for canvass or phonebanks:  Phonebanking Tues/Thur 5-8p at Dem HQ (or stop by anytime Sun-Thur and we can get you started); Canvass every Sat 11a-3p/Sun 12-4p from Dem HQ; Sun 10/14 12-4p in Chelan; Sat 10/20 in Leavenworth, and from other locations throughout the week. Once you’ve received basic training, you can pick up, or we can send you, a list and you can canvass or phonebank any time that’s convenient for you.  For all candidates, the script is specific and the target voters are strategic.  It’s critical that you work from these lists and that the data be entered into the database quickly to avoid duplication of effort and redundant contacts with voters.  Lists available anytime in the Dem HQ (with tutorial to get you started).

·         Schrier Campaign: Contact Myra Hernandez (206-491-3024, Sign up for canvass or phonebanks:  Myra is eager to help you get to work for Kim!  Canvass every Sat 10a-2p/Sun 12-4p/Wed 5-8p from Dem HQ and from other locations throughout the week.  Myra can create lists for you anytime—lists that can be picked up in our office (we’ll offer tutorial, if desired) or emailed to you.  Phonebank from Dem HQ Tues/Thur 6-8p.  Note that whenever you canvass with the Coordinated Campaign, you also turn out CD8 voters for Kim Schrier!

·         Christine Brown Campaign:  Contact Amanda (509-551- 4277,  OR canvass for the Coordinated Campaign via our office and turn out CD4 voters for Christine!

·         About Campaign SIGNS and Swag:  We have them and more will be coming in soon.  Do you live on a busy corridor or in a neighborhood dominated by Republican swag?  You can make a statement that Dems are alive and well in NCW!  Call or stop by the Dem HQ to request or pick up.  Delivery is possible. Call 509-436-8899 or email  Your donation in any amount will help us pay the rent!


ONGOING PCO AND Grassroots Organizer TRAINING WORKSHOPS: Stop by Dem HQ any Wednesday from 6:30—8:30p for personalized and small group trainings.


VOTER REGISTRATION:  Volunteers help register voters at Pybus Market before each election.  Saturdays (all slots filled!) until 10/8 online/paper registration deadline.  ***NEW OPPORTUNITY: volunteers needed to staff voter reg table at CAFÉ “garage sale” this Saturday, 8a-4p.  Call 667-1926.


VOTER INFORMATION EVENTS:  **new** courtesy of CAFÉ: every Wednesday evening in October, 7—8p, 766 S Mission St, Wenatchee,informal NON-PARTISAN voter help(click link for detail)—how to vote, fill out a ballot, deadlines, candidate/issue info.  Sign up to help HERE.  Bilingual skills appreciated, but not necessary!


U.S. Senate Debate between Maria Cantwell and Susan Hutchison (click for add’l info)

Monday, October 8, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma,  

Saturday, October 20, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., at Spokane Community College, Spokane.
Alternative: Sign up to canvass before or after, then return to Dem HQ for a debate watch-party! 




Oct 10, 5:30pm CD4 Candidate Christine Brown, “Immigration Town Hall” Le Chateau, Yakima,


Oct 17 (Wed) CD8 Candidates Schrier v Rossi debate, CWU in Ellensburg (sold out): watch party at DemHQ 6p potluck, 7-8p debate.


LOCAL CANDIDATE DEBATES/FORUMS (LD12-2 Valerie Sarratt and others):


Oct 4, 11 am       LOCATION: Auditorium of the Lucy Covington Government Center, Nespelem,

                             Candidate forum—“Get Out the Indian Vote”

                             Hosted by the Colville Business Council


Oct 10, 7 p          LOCATION: Numerica PAC, Wenatchee

                             Candidate forum

Hosted by NCWLIFE Channel, the Wenatchee World, KOHO Radio.

                             TELEVISED LIVE

State Legislature, District 12, Positions 1 & 2. Chelan County Sheriff. Douglas County Sheriff.  Chelan County Commission, Position #2. Douglas County Commission, Position #3. Chelan County Assessor. Chelan County PUD Commission, Position #2.  Congressional District 8.


Oct 8, 6 pm                   LOCATION: Brewster American Legion

                             12th District candidate forum

                             Hosted by the Brewster American Legion


Oct 1112 pm     LOCATION: Red Lion, Wenatchee

                             Candidate forum

                             Hosted by the Wenatchee Rotary Club


Oct 176 pm       LOCATION: Twisp Grange

                             Candidate forum

                             Hosted by the Twisp Grange


Oct 234 pm       LOCATION: Wenatchee Valley College

                             Candidate forum

                             District 12 Representatives & Candidates

                             Hosted by Apple STEM Network & GWATA


HELP STAFF DEM HQ AND MANY OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:  Join the Blue Crew.  Check out the many ways you can help SignUp HERE!  Stop by and help us write “thank you for voting” notes to new voters (they’ll be mailed after ballots drop), make a few phone calls, get a list for a few doors to knock.  Say “Hi” to all our staff and volunteers.  Enjoy a cup of fresh coffee.  Watch for debate-watch parties, election night events, and other ways to get involved.


Bill, Karen, & Dan


Please mark your calendar for these important dates, too:

·   Oct 1-31 October GOTV maximum push; canvasses scheduled Sat/Sun (or anytime you can squeeze it into your life); phonebanks M/Tu/Th/Sa/Su (or anytime—just call us!)

·   Oct 3 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg --CANCELLED in lieu of PCO/volunteer training,  NCWDem HQ Office, 6:30-8:30p

·   Forums/Debate watch parties (see complete list above)

·      Oct 10 (Wed) All candidate forum at the PAC, 7p:

·      Oct 17 (Wed) Schrier v Rossi debate, CWU in Ellensburg: watch party at DemHQ 6p potluck, 7-8p debate.

·   November 6 (Tues), GENERAL ELECTION and election night watch party, location TBA

·   Nov 7 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30/Social, 7/meeting,  6:30-8:30, NCWDem HQ Office

·   Nov 15 (approx) Close NCW Dem HQ

·   Dec 5 (Wed) NCWDem General Mtg, 6:30/Social, 7/meeting, NCWDem HQ Office (or location TBD)

·   December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd


We look forward to seeing and working with you soon.