1. UPDATED – Our annual Gala is set for Saturday, Jun 2 at the Swinomish Lodge, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes – Next Saturday!
- Doors Open and Silent Auction begins at 4:00pm
- Candidate Meet and Greet from 4:30pm – 5:30pm
- Dinner and Live Auction begin at 6:30pm
Currently the Gala is sold out. We have started a “wait” list and are actively searching for possible empty seats. So, if the last minute works for you, give a call to Headquarters (360-336-1555) or email email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need those silent auction items you’ve been hiding away for this years’ Gala. Indeed, it is not too late and items would be greatly appreciated. Staff will even help you fill out the form. We have a wine rack that needs wine; unique items are fun; gift certificates are useful and handmade items are a real treat. The list goes on. Items can be delivered to Headquarters from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Tuesday – Thursday this week or before/after by arrangement. Heck, we may even be able to pick them up. Questions – call Headquarters. Staff can help. The last day for items is Thursday noon, May 31.
2. Join in for a “Make-Over at Macy’s”, Wednesday, May 30, Noon-1:00pm, Bellis Fair Macy’s, 50 Bellis Fair Parkway, Bellingham
Wouldn’t it be fun to . . .
- Make-Over Macy’s while also giving ourselves a little TLC?
- Put management on notice that Macy’s workers deserve a good contract-while also getting up to speed on seasonal color trends?
- Stand with UFCW 21 Macy’s make-up artists and skin experts, by sitting down and allowing them to work their magic on us?
Please RSVP so we can let our members know how many shining faces to expect. You will be able to choose what advice/service would be most interesting-or none at all if you want to join as a supporter or advisors! Also if you have a co-worker or friend who you think might want to join-just let me know.
All Macy’s workers appreciate the solidarity as they negotiate in the face of the Amazon-ization of retail that is decimating jobs in the industry, largely impacting women and people of color. Please say yes to yourself! – Kristen, Community Organizer, email@example.com, 206-436-6595, http://www.ufcw21.org
3. 40th Legislative District Democrats Endorsement Meeting, Saturday, Jun 2, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Anacortes Library, 1220 10th St, Anacortes
Deadline to become a 40th member and vote on endorsements June 2 has passed. 40th LD Website: http://40thdems.org/index.html
4. Skagit Democrats Central Committee and Endorsement Meeting, Saturday, Jun 9, 9:00am – Noon, Skagit Public Utility District Aqua Room, 1415 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon
All Skagit County Democrats are welcome to attend, but only paid members may vote. Voting will be by written ballot. Beverages and snacks will be available. Lunch will not be provided; we expect to finish work about noon.
Just a reminder that according to our endorsement policy people must be paid members 14 days before June 9, our endorsement meeting. Deadline was midnight May 26. From our bylaws: “(d) Eligibility to vote and quorum requirements are prescribed in the bylaws, except that voters must be eligible fourteen (14) days prior to an endorsement vote.”
5. NEW – Young Democrats of Skagit County‘s monthly meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Jun 9, 1:00pm, Skagit Democrats Headquarters, 300A South First Street, Mount Vernon
6. Lavone Newell Reim and Dick Reim are hosting a fundraiser for Maria Cantwell, Saturday, Jun 9, 11:00am – 1:00pm at their home at 18598 Skagit City Road, Mount Vernon
7. Homerule Charter for Skagit County Presentation, Saturday, Jun 9, after the Skagit Democrats Endorsement Meeting, around Noon, Skagit Public Utility District, 1415 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon
The following questions will be answered:
- What is a Homerule Charter and why is it right for Skagit County?
- What is Skagit County’s current system?
- What is the Homerule Charter process?
- What changes with a charter?
- Why change the form of Skagit County government?
- What would a Skagit County charter look like?
For more information, go to http://www.homeruleskagit.org/index.html
8. NEW – Fidalgo Democrats meet Tuesday, Jun 12, 7:00pm at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th Street, Anacortes
“Homelessness Affects Us All” will be the topic. Anacortes City Councilwoman Liz Lovelett, Joan Penny of the Coalition For the Homeless, and Jodi Monroe, executive director for Home Trust of Skagit, will speak. A moderated discussion will follow. Please bring a non-perishable item for the food bank donation box. For more information call Corinne Salcedo at 360-293-7114.
9. NEW – The 2018 Washington State Democratic Convention is scheduled for Friday, & Saturday, Jun 15 & 16, Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee
Click Here to register to attend. Click Here for the Convention Rules.
10. There will be actions taken for the H2A Farm Workers at Sarbanand in Sumas this summer.
NO MORE FARMWORKER DEATHS! Please Stop Eating Naturipe Berries, the label which Sarbanand and Munger use to sell produce!
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