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posted Aug 5, 2021, 8:32 PM by Douglas County Democrats

We’re thinking today of the life and the words of Martin Luther King, Jr, whose last book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? could be a testament for these times.  Our tomorrows are looking a little better, but the insurrection in Washington DC and threats around our country are serious.  Our democracy of "We the People" – requires a great deal from each of us. 

 

Again today, our message will be short, sharing just a few topics.

 

·   Governor Inslee held a press conference today, during which he shared the plan to significantly ramp-up the roll out of vaccinations.  Please sign up to check your eligibility for the current and upcoming phase at www.FindYourPhaseWA.org.  Then, be persistent if you aren't able to make an appointment the first try. Consider helping a neighbor or friend, if they have trouble with tech.  According to Gov Inslee's presser, the eventual goal will be to vaccinate 45k people every day, but it will take awhile for supply to catch up with demand. Town Toyota Center will become a drive-through vaccination center (once it has been "stood up" with trained personnel and equipment), plus many healthcare providers, pharmacies, and other sites throughout our counties will provide the shots. According to the press conference, it may be 2 wks until appointments will be readily available.

·   Take a Democratic "Coffee Break"  Join with other Democrats any Tuesday between 11:00 am and noon, for a Zoom event.  Gathering provides an unstructured hour of conversation and discussion about topics of interest and upcoming events.  Drop in for an hour or a few minutes to meet other Dems!  RSVP for link HERE (https://forms.gle/9zjFsV4v64c6CQY97).  

·  Join with NCW Democrats and Friends to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris!  Wednesday, January 20, Zoom room will open at 8:30 AM; Inauguration Swearing-In will take place at 12:00:01 PM on the dot!

Watch from the comfort of your own home as you join a Zoom meeting with friends.  RSVP to https://forms.gle/ULb8XA7QoppmwsNt9.  You will be emailed the meeting Zoom link before the inauguration.  Time for a celebration!

 

Last week, we held the rescheduled general meeting of the Democrats of Chelan County and Douglas County Democrats.  We were pleased to welcome members of the newly elected executive board of the 12th Legislative District Democrats and guest speakers, Karen Bruggman and Britany Mieklen, Chelan Douglas Community Action Council Food Distribution and Food Donation Program coordinators.  They provided important information about the local food bank programs, which have doubled in number of people served during the pandemic.  Local programs have grown from feeding 10,500 people per month to more than 20,000 people – in Chelan and Douglas counties!  The need is great and for that reason, we were happy to help organize a food drive event for food distribution programs in NCW.  We did this to honor the service of Martin Luther King Jr and to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.  Seventeen local organizations joined with us to co-sponsor the week-long event, which ended tonight.  More than 135 people registered and contributed.  We’ll share more detail in our next eNews.  If you missed the opportunity to join this event, feel free to contact one of the following food programs:

 

CHELAN DOUGLAS COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL (509-662-6156), More than 20 NCW Food Pantry Locations, over 21,000 people served each month Contribute by mail: CDCAC, 620 Lewis Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801 * Donate online: http://www.cdcac.org/, (click on the DONATE button)

OKANOGAN COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL (509-422-4041) 9 Food Program Locations Contribute by mail: OCCAC, 424 2nd Ave South, Okanogan, WA 98840, * Donate online: http://occac.com/get-help/food-programs/ 

COMMUNITY SERVICES OF MOSES LAKE (509-765-8101) 12 Food Banks in Grant, Adams, and Lincoln counties, Contribute by mail: CSML, PO Box 683, Moses Lake, WA 98837,   * Donate online: https://donorbox.org/mlfood-org

We were honored to partner in this community service event with Co-hosts

Wenatchee Interfaith Climate Group
350 Wenatchee
Climate Conversations NCW
UNITE Wenatchee Valley
Wenatchee for Immigrant Justice
NCW United
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho
YWCA NCW
NCW Black Lives Matter Action Council
Confluence Indivisible
Grant County Democrats
12th Legislative District Democrats
Okanogan County Democrats
Wenatchee CAFE
Wenatchee Womxns’ March
Chelan County Democrats
Douglas County (WA) Democrats

We’re all looking forward to a peaceful transition of power this week, followed by a long and productive period ahead.  Both at the local and national level, we all know there is work to be done.

 

Please take care of yourselves.

 

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

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

 

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