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8/21/2017 LOCAL DEMOCRATS--Help needed and more

posted Mar 28, 2018, 10:40 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear Democrats and Friends,


Thank you to all who attended the ice cream social last weekend.  Your presence and input was appreciated.  Upcoming opportunities and events to engage in political activism.  To be clear, help organize and share activities that will build a stronger Democratic Party, those that will educate and inform, and those that will increase and activate voters.  Your input and support is always welcome.


·        Please consider helping out at one of the upcoming events where Democrats are out in public in NCW.  We need volunteers and appreciate your support!

o   8/23—28, shift times vary DEMOCRATS’ BOOTH - NCW District Fair, Waterville.  Volunteers needed—only 6 of 32 volunteer slots filled so far! Please consider helping staff the fair booth for a few hours, greet fair-goers, sign-up volunteers, register voters.  SignUp here (  WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO SIGN UP THIS WEEK!

o   9/6—10, shift times vary, DEMOCRATS’ BOOTH - Chelan County Fair, Cashmere.  Volunteer to staff the fair booth for a few hours, greet fair-goers, sign-up volunteers, register voters.  SignUp here ( (10 of 32 volunteer slots filled so far!)

o   9/15—16, shift times vary, VOTER REGISTRATION at Fiestas Mexicanas, Lincoln Park, Wenatchee.  Watch for details.

o   9/16, 23, 30, 10/7, shift times vary, VOTER REGISTRATION at Pybus Mkt, Wenatchee.  In cooperation with CAFÉ, NCWDems volunteer to help staff a voter reg table and help people register, answer questions about voting and upcoming elections, participate in a great public service.  SignUp here (

o   9/26, NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY, all communities around NCW.  Help organize or staff a voter registration event in your city or town.  SignUp here (

o   End of September (date tbd) NATURALIZATION CEREMONY FOR 200 NEW CITIZENS!  Watch for details, many volunteers will be needed to help welcome new citizens and help them register to vote!

o   SUMMER OF CANVASS—many dates available, host-leaders ready for you:  Help get to know your neighbors, build relationships, and make our outreach more effective.  Be part of a precinct team that will turn each neighborhood BLUE.  Sign up to be a Canvass Host, Canvasser, or if you’re a PCO you can sign up to work your own precinct:  Email us if you’re interested, but don’t know how you want to help!  (Some canvassing can be done by walking/knocking or by phone.)

·        Mark your calendar:

o   8/31 “TASTE ‘O POLITICS” No-host gathering of Democrats and friends, 5-7p on the deck at Pybus Fire Restaurant.  Drop in for a few minutes after work or come to enjoy food and drink with friends.

o   9/5, 9/19 “COFFEE BREAK” No-host gathering of Democrats and friends, 10a-noon, 1st/3rd Tues ea mo, at Pybus Mkt, near Fire.  Enjoy company and conversation, catch up on Democratic issues, meet new friends.

o   9/6 NCW DEMOCRATS GENERAL MEETING, 6:30p social, 7p meeting, Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Rm, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee.  All welcome.

o   10/13 BALLOTS MAILED:  Watch for your ballots to arrive within a few days.  Call the county elections office if you have questions.

o   11/7 GENERAL ELECTION and Election Night Party:  Make sure to VOTE and return your ballot!  Election night gathering details tba.

o   11/8 ANNUAL CHELAN-DOUGLAS DEMOCRATS DINNER: Special guest, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Wenatchee Convention Center.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from our top advocate for justice for the people of Washington (and the nation).  Ticket info and other details tba soon.  Please mark this date and plan to attend!

·        Other events of interest:

o   8/30 CAFÉ General Mtg, 6:30p, 802 S Mission, Wenatchee.

o   8/21 UNITE Wenatchee Valley, 5:30p potluck/6-7:30 discussion and program, Wenatchee Community Ctr Social Hall, 504 S Chelan, Wenatchee.  Join other progressives who wish to learn about issues of concern and take action.


Hope to see you soon.


Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats (509-630-3055)

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County (425-444-9598)

Dan Maher, Chair, 12th LD Democrats (509-433-7336)