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2018 Mid-October eNews

posted Oct 19, 2018, 11:46 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Hello, NCW Democrats and Friends,


·         DEBATE WATCH PARTY TONIGHT!  CD8 Candidates Kim Schrier v Dino Rossi, NCWDem HQ, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee, 6p potluck/7-8p televised debate (if you can’t attend at CWUniversity, Ellensburg, or come to the HQ, watch on

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

·         Canvassing and Phonebanking opportunities every day, everywhere!

·         Voter registration and information opportunities, Wed 7-8p, CAFE office, 766 S Mission

Ballots will “drop” into our mailboxes by Friday.  The work we do over the next 3 weeks will set the course for our future.  Join with other volunteers who will knock on doors and contact voters to ask for their commitment to 1) VOTE and 2) to vote for Democrats--up and down the ballot.  


If you’re a PCO, watch for a separate email soon.  


The office opens by 10a every day and doesn't close down until 9p.  There’s a constant stream of Democrats flowing through the space, signing up to help, picking up signs, writing notes to voters, so many tasks.  Feel free to call the Democratic Headquarters Office (509-436-8899), email us, or stop by to offer your support. Fresh coffee is always being brewed.

Our two full-time field organizers at Dem HQ need your help to meet their goals.  When William or Myra call, please say, "YES!"  During the days ahead, we’ll be contacting Dems who haven’t returned their ballots (GetOutTheVote--GOTV).  There are many ways you can help.



·         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 Sat-Thur/5-8p at Dem HQ (or stop by anytime and we can get you started); Canvass every Sat or Sun 11a-3p from Dem HQ; 10/21 at 3p and 11/3 at noon in Leavenworth, and from other locations throughout the weeks ahead. 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 on the same day 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 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 who are canvassing carry voter reg forms, distributing them as requested to household members of the voters we’re contacting.  Final registration deadline for new WA voters for this election is 10/29.

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)

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 17, 6 pm       LOCATION: Twisp Grange

                            Candidate forum

                            Hosted by the Twisp Grange

Oct 23, 4 pm       LOCATION: Wenatchee Valley College

                            Candidate forum

                            District 12 Representatives & Candidates

                            Hosted by Apple STEM Network & GWATA


Oct 26, 5-6pm CD8 Candidate Kim Schrier, Meet-n-Greet (location tbd) and other events throughout the day.  Watch for details.


Nov 3 Watch for details for event with Maria Cantwell, Kim Schrier

Watch for election night watch party details to come: Wenatchee area, Leavenworth, Chelan/Manson.  Together, we can make this a night we’ll want to remember!

Bill, Karen, & Dan

Please mark your calendar for these important dates, too:

·      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.