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2019 Mid-January eNews

posted Jan 18, 2019, 7:43 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

Are you ready to march?  We hope so!  Tomorrow’s Women+s March in Wenatchee (the + signifies an all-inclusive event) promises to embody our persistence and progress as a people.  We are #still here, standing on the shoulders of others, working for a healthy future for the generations to come.

Here’s an update on 2019 Women+s March:  Terry Sloan has led an enthusiastic group of organizers to plan a rally and march for NCW on Saturday, January 19, from 11a-2p.  The entire event is nonpartisan and inclusive.  The event will begin at the steps of the Chelan County Courthouse, with a kick-off by AG Bob Ferguson, and followed by other speakers who will inform and inspire us:


Terry Sloan, Women+s March Coordinator - MC

·         Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General - anything he wants to say

·         Sunshine Poliquin, Local criminal defense attorney – Importance of Civic Action

·         Karen Francis-McWhite – President Cascade Educational Foundation, Feeding American Democracy – One Amish Friendship Bread at a Time.

·         Cecilia Anguiano, Staff Attorney, NWIRP - Immigration Rights

·         Clare Nelle, Junior at Cascade High School - Environmental Justice

·         Verna Fitchner, Local educator, Native America community – the Disappearance of Indigenous Women

·         Jenny Pratt, Executive Director, YWCA - Homeless Women

·         Felisha Rodriguez, Community Outreach, Planned Parenthood – AND Jillian Danley, Donor Relations Officer, Planned Parenthood - Reproductive Rights and Justice

·         Cintia Murillo, Wenatchee Valley College – Persistance

Amanda Taub, President, Greater Wenatchee Jewish Community

Genjo Marinello, Zen Roshi at Seattle’s Rinzai-style Zen temple

Laura Shennum, Pastor, Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship


TABLES WITH LITERATURE AVAILABLE WILL INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM: CAFÉ, Parque Padrino, YWCA, Planned Parenthood, Voter Registration, QSA, Kelsey Eberth #28 Day Challenge, SAGE.

Sound system by DJ Shelda


Marchers may then walk a mile+ route, proceeding north from Memorial Park to Second Street, heading east, then looping back to Memorial Park.  Check updates on Facebook at  Before the event, find Jorge Chacon to get an orange vest and volunteer to help with event security.  Sign up, show up, share, bring others!  (Also plan to attend the MLK Multicultural Day event 10-3 that day at the Wenatchee Valley Museum!)




As we said in the last email, although we accomplished a great deal during the 2017-2018 biennium, we realize that there is much more to do.  Working together, we can accomplish great goals and effect change.


For the next few weeks, we’ll staff the Dem HQ office (768 S Mission, Wenatchee) on Tues 12-4, Wed 10-2, and Thurs 3-7, and at other unscheduled times.  If you see the "Welcome-OPEN" light on in the front window, stop by to say “Hi!”  


On behalf of our Executive Committees,


Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats


Upcoming Calendar Dates (* organized by affinity group/s)

1/19    Women+sMarch: 11a-1p, begin at Memorial Park, Wenatchee

1/19    * Martin Luther King Day Diversity Event, 10-3 at Wenatchee Valley Museum

1/22    State Of The Union Address

1/25-27  WA-Dem State Reorganization Meeting, Olympia

2/5       Democratic “Coffee Break” at Pybus Market, 10a—noonish, Political conversation.  All are welcome.

2/6       NCW Dem General Meeting, 6:30/Social, 7/Meeting, Douglas Co Fire District #2 Mtg Rm, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee

2/19     Democratic “Coffee Break” at Pybus Market, 10a—noonish, Political conversation.  All are welcome.

2/19     3rd Tues Training: Dem HQ, sessions at 3p and 6p, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee