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2019 Mid-Sept eNews

posted Sep 12, 2019, 1:47 PM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Sep 12, 2019, 1:48 PM ]

Dear Democrats and Friends, 

Here’s a short message today, filled with dates for upcoming events (and a few requests for help needed). 


TONIGHT (9/12, 5p) Presidential Debate Watch Parties hosted in 3 locations by NCW Democrats.  Milepost 111 (Cashmere), Bob’s Burgers & Brew (E Wen), private residence (Manson).  SignUP HERE (  Plan to attend with other Democrats, order a meal from the vendors’ menus, discuss the merits of our candidates with friends.  Also, watch for next SignUP for Oct 15 debates! 

FRI / SAT & SUN (9/13-15) Democratic Booth at Fiestas Mexicanas!  Help staff the booth as we celebrate the diversity in our community.  Volunteers will greet thousands of FM attendees, help register voters, and make sure our big-tent message of welcome and inclusion is shared at the largest cultural celebration in NCW.  SignUP HERE to fill the schedule below:

NEXT TUES (Tues 9/17, 10a-noon) We hope to see you for a Democratic “Coffee Break” at the NCWDem HQ, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee.  Conversation, sharing and planning, community.  We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 

PLAN TO ATTEND (11/9, 5:30 social / 6:30 dinner) ANNUAL CHELAN-DOUGLAS DEMOCRATIC DINNER – Kickoff 2020! at the Wenatchee Convention Center, tickets available next week ($30 students / $60 adults)  Congresswoman Kim Schrier and WA-Dem State Party Chair Tina Podlodowski are confirmed speakers/guests (others, pending).  Great food, a little fun, lots of Democrats, positive messages and invitations to jump into 2020 to build a better future.  All are welcome!  Volunteers needed to help plan and staff the dinner and help with the auction! 


Thank you to all those who set up, staffed, or stopped by the Democrats’ Booth at the Chelan County Fair.  It was great to see everyone.  We arrived Sunday morning and were amazed to find our canopy still intact after the Saturday night thunder and lightning storm!  We registered another dozen voters, made the acquaintance of lots of new-to-us Democrats, and engaged in lots of intense conversations.  Thank you especially to Andrew, Becky, Bill, Clark, Diane, Herb, Don, Donny, Frances, Karen, Laurie, Lynn, Mary, Nancy, Pamela, Patricia, Penny and Larry, Shelley, and Terry – and to all who are standing up for democracy throughout North Central WA. 

Thank you to Beth Sattler and Mary Katherine Deen who shared information about the formation of the Wenatchee Neighbors for Immigrant Justice group at the 9/4 general meeting.  They invite our engagement in an effort to support immigrant community members as they face increasing pressure from this Administration.  Their next meeting will take place at Celebration Lutheran Church (E Wen) on Mon 9/23 at 6:30.  The Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) will conduct Accompaniment Training remotely.  All who are interested are welcome. 

Thank you to Kelli Scott, Congresswoman Schrier’s new Central Washington Representative (can we hear a BIG hoo-rah!) who attended our 9/4 general meeting, and who shared a bit about the responsibilities of her position.  She invited constituents to contact her for assistance at the Congresswoman’s Wenatchee office (Kelli Scott, Central Washington Representative, Office of Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), 301 Yakima Street, Rm 329 | Wenatchee, WA 98801, Cell: (509) 850-5340 | FAX: (425) 392-4729,, 

Thank you to Rafael Aguilar and LaPeraRadioTV to volunteering to broadcast from our fair booth to inform listeners of the importance of participating in our democracy 

Thank you to Suellen Harris and the LD12 Democratic Executive Board for holding an informative candidate forum on 9/9. 

Thank you to Suzi Lane for training PCOs and other volunteers who are knocking on doors NOW throughout our communities to identify voters for upcoming elections. 

Thank you to Frances Titus and Pam Morris for going the extra miles to keep us fiscally sound and meet PDC compliance requirements AND who offer support to candidates and their campaigns. 


Moving into fall, we have lots on the calendar: through work conducted from our HQ office and throughout the counties, we will:

·         provide support for key local candidates in their 2019 races,

·         conduct grassroots training and organizing to turn out likely Democratic voters and help them engage,

·         organize annual BIG Chelan-Douglas Democratic Dinner (now scheduled for Sat 11/9),

·         collaborate with allies in every way that we can! 

Help do this work!  Join in wherever it fits best for you.  Together, we can! 

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats – 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):; DONATE/DCDems

Democrats of Chelan County (ChelanDems):; DONATE/ChelanDems

NCW Democrats (Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties): ncwdems@gmail.com