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2019 Early October eNews

posted Oct 1, 2019, 11:38 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends, 

We’re harboring many feelings and emotions, ranging from anger and exhaustion to fear and hope.  Although we find little joy in what our country has suffered over the past three years, we believe in our democracy.  We’ll keep working together to make it better.  Please join with us whenever you can. 

Notes for THIS WEEK and coming soon: 

Tuesday 10/1/2019Take a Democratic “Coffee Break” 10a—noon, at Dem HQ, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Come to catch up on local activities in an informal daytime setting.  

Wednesday 10/2/2019: Monthly General Meeting of Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties, 6:30p social/7:00p meeting and program, NEW LOCATION for this meeting: Teamsters Local 760, 1737 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee.  Our guests: Rep Laurie Jinkins, Speaker-Designate WA State House of Representatives, will join us for a presentation and discussion AND Dr Jim McFerson, former Executive Director of the WSU Tree Fruit Research Center, will share insights about the many impacts of tariffs on agricultural trade.  Business meeting to follow, including reports from last weekend’s meeting of the WA State Democratic Central Committee in Yakima. 

Tuesday 10/15/2019, 5pm: 4th Presidential Primary Debate Watch Parties hosted in 3 locations by NCW Democrats.  Milepost 111 (Cashmere), Bob’s Burgers & Brew (E Wen), private residence (Manson). 

Between now and 11/5:  Volunteer to help one or more of your favorite candidates running for non-partisan offices this year.  Spoiler alert: there are Democrats running!  They need an army of support to win their races.  Research shows that a friendly knock on the door by a sincere candidate or volunteer is THE most effective way to influence a voter.  Try it – you’ll find you like it! 

Tuesday 11/5/2019:  GENERAL ELECTION DAY – Please remember to VOTE and encourage every friend to do the same! 

Saturday 11/9/2019Annual Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner—KICKSTART 2020!, 5:30 social/ 6:30 Dinner and Program, Wenatchee Convention Center (lower level), $60 adults / $30 students.  Tickets available NOW – come by Dem HQ to purchase OR mail your check to 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Make checks payable to Chelan-Douglas Dinner Account.  Congresswoman Kim Schrier and WA-Dem State Party Chair Tina Podlodowski are confirmed speakers/guests (others, pending).  Great food, a little fun, lots of Democrats, positive messages and invitations to jump into 2020 to build a better future.  All are welcome!  Volunteers needed to help plan and staff the dinner and help with the auction!  All proceeds will support our local efforts in 2020 to elect Democrats, up and down the ballot. 

Dinner Entrée choices:

·        Sliced Skirt Steak w/ Famous House Made Coffee Rub, Topped with Sauteed Forest Mushrooms


·        Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Filet


·        Vegan Risotto Cakes (GF/DF/V/VEG), Vegan risotto cakes in chickpea "cream" sauce.


Each Entrée Served with Yukon Mashed Gold Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Apple Waldorf Green Salad, Assorted Warm Rolls & Butter, Coffee, Tea, Decaf, Dessert- Amaretto Apple Cobbler with Marion Berries.  If you have special dietary needs, please let us know in advance.  The union employees of the Wenatchee Convention Center are eager to please.


Notes to share:

·        Congresswoman Dr. Kim Schrier has an Republican challenger for 2020.  Donate.  Plan to help her.  Her opponent just filed with the FEC and put up this ad:

·        Matt Shea, (R, Spokane) – more bad news on the Liberty State and links to white supremacy in WA state.  Consider reviewing/sharing this website and calling out racism and white supremacist actions. 


From Tina Podlodowski tonight:  “Please navigate to this site today, take a look and send the link to your membership lists. Tweet and add to facebook. It’s the first step in comprehensively exposing Shea’s dangerous white nationalist ideology and actions, as well as who funds and supports his efforts here in Washington State. The sad reality is, Shea is just the tip of the iceberg of these efforts in our state…and, it’s not limited to eastern Washington.


For example, in Jefferson County, on the Olympia Peninsula and the in the 24th LD, Shea crony Joe D’Amico is planning a "Cedar Hills Recreational Facility", a proposed 40-acre gun range and recreational facility that is, according to several documents, going to be a paramilitary training center for anti-government groups similar to his his previous facility, Fort Discovery in Sequim.


There is FAR MORE going on here as well.


We know Shea is being investigated by the WA House for his activities - again, that is just one aspect of this blight on our state, and will keep going on and on and on unless we clearly explain it, expose it, stop the funding for it, and show how tangled the WA GOP is with these efforts again and again and again.


We will constantly be updating the site through the November 2020 election and expect LOTS more to come.


Again, please navigate to this site today, take a look and send the link to your membership lists.


Thanks for all you do,  Tina” 

In Memoriam:

Honoring an American patriot and diplomat, Joseph Wilson, 69, who passed away a few days ago.  He exposed the WMD reason given for the Iraq War as a lie.  In retribution, his wife, covert CIA agent Valerie Plame, was “outed” by friends of the Bush White House.  He said in his memoir, “I come away from the fight I’ve had with my government full of hope for our future.  It takes time for Americans to fully understand when they have been duped by a government they instinctively want to trust. But it is axiomatic that you cannot fool all of the people all of the time, and our citizens inevitably react to the deceit.”  Thank you, Joe Wilson, for a lifetime of service to our nation. 

We will persist together! 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats – HQ Office, 768 S Mission, Wen (509-436-8899)

HQ Office Hrs: Mon 10-2, Tue 12-4, Wed 10-2, Thur 3-7, Fri 10-2


Please find us on the web, by email, on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Let’s stay in touch! 

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Democrats of Chelan County (ChelanDems):

NCW Democrats (Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties): ncwdems@gmail.com