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4/3/2018--LOCAL DEMOCRATS--Early-Mid April e-news

posted Apr 4, 2018, 8:36 AM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Apr 4, 2018, 8:39 AM ]

Please join us Wednesday to welcome both CD8 Candidate Jason Rittereiser and CD4 Candidate Christine Brown.

Jason will be in town all day, meeting with constituents and the media.  Christine will join us for the evening gathering. 

The past week has been like an episode of fast and furious, both at home and around the country and world.  Keep walking toward the light and DON’T STOP!  On the plus side,

·         We marched with over 700 local students and community members, raising voices for safety for our kids and families, improved mental health treatment, and sensible gun laws. 

·         Both counties held conventions to revise and adopt platforms and to elect delegates and alternates who will participate in June in the adoption of the WA State Democratic platform.  Thank you, to the 32 people who participated in this most-democratic process!  Congratulation to

o   Chelan County Delegates/Alternates: Kevin McKee and Frances Titus, Julianne Martinez and Daniel Hammond;

o   Douglas County Delegate/Alternate: Christopher Goehner, Suellen Harris.

·         Democrats showed up for “Coffee Breaks” at Pybus and, even though it had been cancelled, they showed up for the “Taste O’ Politics” event last Thursday!  All who attend are full of ideas and energy and rolling up their sleeves, ready to help organize and engage.  Thank you!

·         Last Saturday, accompanied by a crowd of hundreds in Yakima, Governor Inslee signed a bill into law recognizing Cesar Chavez Day as an official Washington state holiday. Chavez, the legendary farm worker advocate and social justice defender (with Dolores Huerta) fought for justice and representation during his career as an organizer in California from the 1950s onward.  We enthusiastically say, “Si Se Puede!” 


NCW DEMOCRATS’ GENERAL MEETING: monthly program and business meeting—first Wednesday ea month, Douglas Co Fire District #2, East Wenatchee.

·         WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 6:30p social/7:00p meeting

·         WHERE:  Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee

·         PROGRAMMeet-n-Greet and Q&A with CD8 candidate, Jason Rittereiser – one of several great Democratic candidates running to represent the people of WA 8th Congressional District.  Come meet Jason, learn about his life and how he plans to represent us. 

  ALSO meet CD4 Candidate, Christine Brown (Democrat, running unopposed against Dan Newhouse). 


Meet CD8 Candidate Kim Schrier on 4/15, 3-5p: location to be announced.


·         April 14, RISE & ORGANIZE Canvass – Wenatchee: SIGN UP HERE! (or cut/paste this link:

·         April 27-29, Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  SIGN UP HERE! (or cut/paste this link:  Twice each year our county organizations staff the Nason Creek Rest Stop as a community service and to raise funds to help with annual operating expenses.  It’s also a soft way to advertise that Democrats are alive and well in NCW!  Please consider helping by donating cookies or other supplies (see the list via the link) or volunteering to spend a couple of hours in the good company of other Dems and travelers.

·         April 29, FLIP THE 8TH CANVASS – Cashmere: SIGN UP HERE! (or cut/paste this link: 


·         April 16, “White Privilege: The Other Side of Racial Inequality” 7pm, Canyon Wren Recital Hall – Icicle Cr Center, Leavenworth.  FREE.  Co-hosted by NCW United and Humanities Washington. 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates:

May 14-18, Statewide Candidate Filing Week; file to run for PCO or other elected office!

June 16-17, WA-Democratic State Convention, Wenatchee Convention Center; volunteers and observers needed.

July 15 (Sun), 5-8p, NCWDem Summer Picnic, HydroPark, E Wenatchee; music, food, music, candidates, kids activities.  All welcome!


August 11, NCWDem Summer Ice Cream Social, Walla Walla Pt Park;

August 22-26, NCW District Fair, Waterville; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth

Sept 5-9, Chelan County Fair, Cashmere; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth

Sept 28-30, Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  Sign-up coming soon

November 6, GENERAL ELECTION and election night watch party, location tbd

December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd


Watch for an email with additional info, dates/events to consider.


Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Dan Maher, Chair, 12th LD Democrats