DEMOCRATIC EVENTS
1. NEWThe Skagit County Democrats Headquarters will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov 22 & 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday

2. 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 (Precinct Committee Officers)  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”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Although only PCOs may vote at the reorganization meeting, Skagit County Democrats officers are not required to be PCOs.

3. NEWThe next Young Democrats of Skagit County meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Dec 8, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, location TBD

4. The 10th Legislative District Democrats will conduct their Reorganization meeting Saturday, Dec 15, 2:00pm, Flyer’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, 15426 Suite B, Airport Drive, Burlington
“We will have By-Laws changes to deal with and, of course, the regular election of officers for the next two years.  Only newly elected PCOs will be able to vote for the new officers, but all are welcome to participate in all other activities of the organization . . . Our By-Laws do not limit our officers to being only PCOs. Only PCOs get to vote on them, but the officers can be any Democrat in the Tenth District.”

5. NEWLinks of the Week
This week we are deviating from convention a bit with some quick and informative articles from the world of tech and one really off-beat world view . . .

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS
1. NEWFidalgo Danceworks‘ The Nutcracker is presented Friday, Nov 23 – 7:00pm and Saturday, Nov 24 – 2:00pm, Lincoln Theatre, 712 South First Street, Mount Vernon
Advance Reserved Seating Tickets: $18.00. This production will feature students in Pre-Ballet – Ballet 7. We hope that many of you will join us for this timeless, holiday classic.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. Listen to We Do the Work, Tuesdays, 5:00pm, and Sundays, 5:30pm at KSVR, 91.7 or KSVU, 90.1
A weekly local worker radio program that features news, interviews, music, and comments, “We Do the Work” believes American workers are at the heart of our economy and culture, deserving dignity, respect, and a decent family wage. To hear our other shows, go to We Do The Work Archives. Questions about interviews? Email – ksvrwedothework@gmail.com.

NEW – We Do The Work’s program for Tuesday, Nov 20, 5:00pm and Sunday, Nov 25, 5:30pm – John Burbank, Executive Director of the Economic Opportunity Institute (EOI)
Interview by Lori Province: John talks about the mission of the Economic Opportunity Institute, its successes, and plans for the future. For more information, go to http://www.opportunityinstitute.org/ or http://eoionline.org.

We Do The Work Comment: What is the difference between Patriotism and Nationalism?

2. Listen to Speak Up! Speak Out! Radio
Listen to Speak Up! Speak Out! – a half hour weekly radio show committed to community, peace, justice, and non-violence issues – on KSVR, 91.7 FM in Mt. Vernon; KSVU, 90.1 in Hamilton. Airs Wednesday at 5:00pm on both, Thursday at 8:00am on KSVU and Sunday at 5:00pm for both. Our shows are available online. Stream or download a show at http://speakupspeakoutradio.org/ anytime. Interested in getting SUSO e-News? Contact SUSOenews@gmail.com.

NEW – This week on Speak Up! Speak Out! Ginny Wolff plays a talk by, and conversation with, Rep. Kristine Lytton sponsored by Indivisible Skagit. Kris talks candidly about her experiences in the Legislature on the eve of her retirement. She shares her thoughts on “next moves” to support progressive values in our state, and how ordinary citizens can become involved.
This a Part 1 of what will likely be a 2 part show.

3. Coffee ‘n Cards
All are invited to drop in (for any length of time). Coffee ‘n Cards is now operating from 10:00am – 12:00pm each Monday at the Skagit Democrats Headquarters. Sending postcards to give a PoB (Pat on the Back), oppose/support a specific issue, or occasional SOY (Shame On You) to deserving individuals or groups is a positive way to react to the negative news from Trump administration. Colorful postcards, pens and topic cards with addresses are provided, stamps sold 3/$1, and you bring your own coffee! Return address labels for your cards are timesavers. We have sent out an average of 50 cards per week, since the first of the year to local, state, and national lawmakers, government officials, individuals and groups. We have sent out over 2800 cards since January.