1. NEW – Back to School Week! Drive carefully morning and afternoon and watch out for the kids and busses
See below for dates of the first days of school by school district.2. Labor Day Picnic 2018, Hosted by NorthWest Washington Central Labor Council, Monday, Sep 3, 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Squalicum Creek Park, 1001 Squalicum Way, Bellingham
BBQ – music – games! Please ask your union members, labor movement activists, family, and friends to join us for a day of solidarity. It’s a potluck, so bring a side dish to share and your own beverage if you can. If you can’t, please come anyway! NWWCLC is providing the hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, paper plates, napkins and silverware. For more information, call NWWCLC President, Michele Stelovich @ 425-931-6522 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need to keep the importance of maintaining a strong working class and keep the issues effecting working families in the forefront of our nation. Now is the time for unity so we can work to advance our concerns and help stop the assault on workers. A great way to energize activism is by having fun together and by having the time to talk to each other. Let’s all meet for a Labor Day Picnic!
- From I-5, exit at ramp 256 A/256-B for WA 539 N/Meridian Street
- Turn Left onto Meridian Street
- Turn right onto Squalicum Way/Squalicum Parkway
- Turn Right onto West Street
- Turn Right – Reached destination – 1001 Squalicum Way
3. A Message From The Sister District Project – Join us in meeting Democratic candidate Pinky Vargas, running for Washington State Senate in Legislative District 42, Thursday, Sep 6, 7:00pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 East Washington Street, Burlington
4. The Skagit County Democrats Executive Board next meets Saturday, Sep 8, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 300A South First Street, Mount Vernon
“Our GOTV efforts are continuing and I’d like to encourage anyone who’d like to participate in phone banking on Tuesday evenings or doorbelling on Saturday afternoons to let me know. We especially need doorbellers, the most effective way to contact voters. Those interested in maximizing the Democratic turnout in November can contact me through my email address or my phone, (360) 202-6212.” Conference call information for this meeting (for those who wish to connect remotely) is as follows:
- Participant dials: 712-432-6100
- Participant will hear a brief “sales pitch” and then be told to enter the Participant PIN
- Participant should then enter: 10151069 followed by the # sign
- Participant will then be prompted to enter “1” to confirm
- Participant will then be connected to the conference call
5. UPDATED – Fidalgo Democrats meet Tuesday, Sep 11, 7:00pm, Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th Street, Anacortes
“Effects of Chinese Tariffs on Skagit County Exports” – Don McMoran, Director of WSU Skagit County Extension, will talk about agricultural products, and Sean Connell, Director of EDASC, will talk about effects on non-agricultural ones. Please bring a non-perishable item for the food bank donation box. For questions call Corinne at 360-293-7114.
6. Young Democrats of Skagit County Spaghetti Feed, Thursday, Sep 13, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, La Conner Garden Club, 622 South 2nd Street, La Conner
Tickets – $15. Click Here for more information.
7. The Young Democrats of Washington has scheduled an event to Paint the Town Blue with YDWA in Skagit County!, Friday through Sunday, Sep 14 – Sep 16. NOTE: This event was moved from Aug 24 – 26
Click Here for more information.
8. NEW – Fundraiser for Dave Paul, candidate for 10th Legislative District Representative, Position 2, Sunday, Sep 16, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Whidbey Island Winery, 5237 Langley Road, Langley
RSVP to email@example.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/267159033896256/.
9. Snohomish County Democrats Blue Wave Gala, Saturday, Sep 29, 5:00pm – 11:30pm, Everett Yacht Club, 404 14th Street, Everett
Featured speaker: Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Tickets – $100. A majority of the funds raised will be donated to races targeting red seats for the final push before the general election ballots hit the mailboxes. Only 200 tickets are being sold, so act fast. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
10. UPDATED – It’s a great day for a picket! Support the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 in their strike for a fair contract. It’s time for Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington to come back to the bargaining table
All those cranes in #Seattle aren’t moving an inch until an agreement is reached. If you see an Operating Engineers Local 302 picket line, stop by and grab a sign for a few hours in solidarity. Or bring them some water and snacks. The Strike Sites in Skagit and Whatcom Counties are at the following locations and pickets are usually 6:00am to 6:00pm:
- Barnhart Crane & Rigging: Cedardale Road at 1021 Sicklesteel Lane, Mount Vernon (parallel to I-5)
- Ness Crane: 738 North Hill Boulevard, Burlington
- Interwest Construction, Inc. (ICI) Construction: 609 North Hill Boulevard, Burlington
- Lakeside Industries: 11497 Havekost Road, Anacortes (where A Avenue turns into Havekost Road)
- Granite Construction: 6956 Everson Goshen Road, (where Everson Goshen Road turns into Hwy 544 (also Pole Road) for a short way and then it continues as Everson Goshen again)
- Lakeside Industries: 8198 Old Highway 99 North Road, Burlington (north of Cook Road – moved its location to the back entrance to their plant)
UNITED WE BARGAIN DIVIDED WE BEG!
11. Mark your calendars – Our bi-annual Reorganization is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Dec 8, 10:00am at our Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 300A South First Street, Mount Vernon
“The Central Committee will elect replacements for all of our officers, appoint committee members and chairs, and generally set ourselves on course for the presidential election process in 2020. That’s the year when we want to elect a replacement for the current embarrassment, as well as a Democratic congress. We need the best talent we can attract to serve in all our leadership positions. So please give serious thought to the position in which you’d like to serve and help lead us to success in 2019-2020. While anyone may attend the reorganization meeting, only elected PCO’s may vote. PCO’s who were elected in the August primary will take office on Dec 1 of this year and thus may vote at the reorganization. I hope to see all PCO’s at our December meeting. Have a great Democratic day! Bob Doll”
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