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2019 End of October eNews

posted Oct 31, 2019, 5:30 PM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Oct 31, 2019, 5:32 PM ]

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

 

A sober and grave day, but let’s “right” this ship!  The House just voted to begin public impeachment hearings with nearly all Democrats (+ Justin Amash) voting yes.  Not one Republican joined them.  The timeline for hearings and successive actions promises to be short and intense.  Our republic will need your input and support.  


At local, state, and national levels, Democrats are working for us.  Although progress seems excruciatingly slow, we know they’re being methodical, thorough, and strategic, and trust the outcomes will bring better tomorrows for our country and the world.  Whether you consider yourself to lean blue or green or purple, we know there are BIG problems to be solved, and to do that we need to work together. 

 

In the meantime, here on the home-front, we have work to do to become a more cohesive Democratic organization.  Grassroots training and work in every neighborhood, an increased visibility and voice, continued civic involvement, outreach to one another to hold up a truly big umbrella – all will help foster the democracy that we desire.   Consider attending the dinner on 11/9 – it’s being organized and held for you to meet one another and to hear from people who are on the front lines right now.  We’d love to have you join us!

 

Notes for THIS WEEK and coming soon:

 

NOW:  BALLOTS should be in your hands (or you’ve already voted!).  If you haven’t received yours, call your county elections office.  Remember that you can register AND vote up until 8p on election day, if you go to your election office.  Go to your personal online voter registration page to check out what’s in your personal voter file and on your ballot (https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx).

 

Between NOW and 11/5:  Volunteer to help one or more of your favorite candidates running for office this year.  There are Democrats on our ballots who are running for these non-partisan positions!  They need an army of support to win their races.  Also, if you’d like a short phone list of Democrats to “nudge” to vote before the election, let us know!  Or stop by the office and we’ll make phone calls together!

 

Tuesday 11/5/2019Take 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.  These coffee gatherings happen in Wenatchee on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Drop in!

 

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

 

Wednesday 11/6/2019CANCELLED Monthly General Meeting of Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties, due to preparation for annual dinner.

 

Wednesday, 11/6/2019: Deadline to order tickets and meals to attend the annual dinner!  Stop by the Dem HQ or call 509-393-2377.

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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.  WA LD30 Rep Mike Pellicciotti, running for WA State Treasurer, will also attend.  Great food, a little fun, lots of Democrats, positive messages and invitations to jump into 2020 to build a better future.  All are welcome!  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 Sautéed Forest Mushrooms

***OR***

·        Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Filet

***OR***

·        Vegan Risotto Cakes (GF/DF/V/VEG) 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.

 

A word about the silent auction: we’re gathering many interesting items, but could use more. 

*  Do you own a biz or know someone who does?  Consider donating an item, service, basket, or gift cert

*  Do you have a book or video that other Dems might enjoy?

*  Want to make a $ donation?: We'll purchase an item or gift card to offer at auction,

Contact Jim jim@losgrajos.com to discuss!

 

Tuesday 11/19/2019Take 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.  These coffee gatherings happen in Wenatchee on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Drop in!

 

Wednesday 11/20/2019, 5pm: 5th Presidential Primary Debate Watch Parties hosted in 3 locations by NCW Democrats.  Milepost 111 (Cashmere), Bob’s Burgers & Brew (E Wen), private residence (Manson).  Eight candidates (so far) have met the criteria to be in the November debate.

 

Wednesday, 12/4/2019, General Dem Mtg: we are considering combining a very brief end of the year meeting with our December gathering/party.  Details tba soon.

 

Thursday 12/19/2019, 5pm: 6th Presidential Primary Debate Watch Parties hosted in 3 locations by NCW Democrats.  Milepost 111 (Cashmere), Bob’s Burgers & Brew (E Wen), private residence (Manson).  Twelve candidates will be in this debate.

 

Kudos:

 

·        Thank you to Diane Young, Suzi Lane, Pam Morris, and Frances Titus for helping keep our Democratic Headquarters Office open 5 days each week!  We have more than 30 monthly donors and numerous others who make individual contributions.  We organize and train Democrats, meet community members, and plan for wins in 2020 and beyond.  How do you measure success?

·        Thank you to all of the volunteers working on the dinner!  Please consider coming – we’d love to see you there, celebrate our successes, and share inspiration for the important year ahead!

 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

 

NCWDems@gmail.com – 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! 

Douglas County Democrats (DCDems): https://www.facebook.com/DouglasCountyDemsWA/http://www.douglascountydems.com/DONATE/DCDems

Democrats of Chelan County (ChelanDems): https://www.facebook.com/ChelanDems/https://www.chelancountydemocrats.org/DONATE/ChelanDems

NCW Democrats (Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties): ncwdems@gmail.comhttps://twitter.com/NCWDemocrats

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