1. You are invited to join Coffee ‘n Cards, Indivisible Skagit and Safe and Sane Skagit (SaSS) for two national legislation education sessions with aides from Representative Suzan DelBene’s office, Monday, Jan 28 and Monday, Feb 11, 10:00am – 11:30am, Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 300A South First Street, Mount Vernon
The first session (Jan 28) will focus on environmental concerns and the Green New Deal. Local concerns will be presented by Brenda Cunningham from Indivisible Skagit. The second (Feb 11) will review gun violence prevention legislation, and Julia Hurd will be the SaSS spokesperson. The sessions are informal, with opportunity to ask questions and learn how we can make our voices heard in Congress. (For these events, there just might be coffee available – but bring your own mug! The Co-op allows us to bring coffee in their mugs with guarantee of mug return that morning.) Also, Coffee ‘n Cards will be writing on Monday and Tuesday, Jan 21 and 22.2. NEW – Special Caucus of 40th Legislative District Democrats Precinct Committee Officers to vote on Senate Vacancy, Saturday, Feb 2, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham
Click Here for more information. This is an opportunity for 40th LD PCOs to vote on candidates to fill the state senate vacancy left by former state senator Kevin Ranker. Only duly elected or appointed 40th LD PCOs who were in office at the time of the vacancy or appointed by the County Chair prior to the Senate vacancy, January 11th, can vote.
3. NEW – Labor-Dem Work Group Meeting, Monday, Feb 4, 5:30pm, USW Hall, 47 Alder Lane, Mount Vernon
We will discuss our plans for the year and how to support the Skagit Nurses and Grocery Workers.
4. NEW – Essay Contest
Now that the election and the holidays are over we need to get cracking on the essay contest for this year. Anyone interested in participating on the Essay Committee, please contact Pat Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org. A tentative first meeting has been scheduled for Monday, Feb 11, 3:00pm at the Skagit Democrats Headquarters, 300A South First Street, Mount Vernon.
5. NEW – The next meeting of the Gala Team is scheduled for Thursday, Feb 7, 1:00pm, Skagit Democrats Headquarters, 300A South First Street, Mount Vernon
6. NEW – Everyone who loves grocery workers – Happy Hour, Tuesday, Feb 12, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, UFCW Office, 1510 North 18th Street, Mount Vernon
We hope that you can join the workers from UFCW 21 and Teamsters 38 at the Community Kick-Off of the 2019 Grocery Campaign in one of the UFCW 21 offices. This is an historic campaign as grocery workers here in Washington have aligned their contract dates with grocery workers in Colorado and California – over 100,000 workers bargaining at the same time! It is a unique opportunity to understand the common challenges facing grocery workers and demand change. More details will follow.
7. The Washington State Democrats’ 2018 Crab Feed & Grassroots Forum will be held Sunday, Feb 24, 4:00pm, McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest, Lakewood
The Crab Feed is the State Party’s largest annual event and we hope you will join us for a locally sourced seafood buffet, live music, and a speaking program featuring some of our top elected Democrats! (Vegetarian options will be available, in addition to a variety of local seafood.) Purchase a discounted, $65 Early Bird Ticket before they switch to a general admission rate of $80 on Feb 1. Click Here to purchase tickets.
8. Congratulations to the new 40th Legislative District Democrats Executive Board
- Chair – Anna Berch-Norton – Whatcom County
- Secretary – Suzan Munson – Whatcom County
- Treasurer – Rosemary Ryan – Skagit County
- San Juan Vice Chair – Geri Turnoy – San Juan County
- Skagit Vice Chair – Janet McKinney – Skagit County
- Whatcom Vice Chair – Linda Pace – Whatcom County
- State Committeeperson – Andrea Doll – Skagit County
- State Committeeperson – Spencer Lively – Skagit County
9. NEW – Links of the Week
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