1. Gala tickets are now available for purchase at the Skagit County Democrats Headquarters
$60 per ticket. To purchase tickets or to donate an item for the auction, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-336-1555 during office hours (Monday – Friday, Noon to 4:00pm). Also, you may purchase tickets online by going to the homepage and clicking on the ‘Donate‘ button. All proceeds benefit the work of the Skagit County Democrats.
2. NEW – 40th Legislative District Democrats Executive Board Meeting, Wednesday, Apr 3, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Whatcom County Democrats Office, 215 West Holly Street, Suite B-27, Bellingham
3. NEW – Telephone Town Hall with 10th Legislative District Representative Dave Paul, Wednesday, Apr 3, 6:30pm
“A number of you have reached out to me because you couldn’t make either of the town halls. In order to help reach the entire district, I’m doing a telephone town hall next Wednesday, April 3. I’ll answer your questions and provide an update on my work in Olympia.” Click Here to sign up to participate or call in at 1-877-229-8493. Use PIN 118321.
4. The next Gala Team Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Apr 4, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 300A South First Street, Mt Vernon
The Gala scheduled for Jun 1 has some volunteer positions to fill during the event. The Gala is our major fund raising event of the year.
Time committment for Gala volunteers begins at 4:00pm and ends right after the live auction. If you are interested please call Headquarters at 360-336-1555 or email staff@skagitdemocrats and request more information. A Gala Team member will return your call.
5. NEW – Skagit County Democrats will be participating in the Mount Vernon Downtown Association’s Art Walk, Thursday, Apr 4, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 300A South First Street, Mount Vernon
The featured artist is Tammy Lanphere Oomen. Tammy will display her beautiful photograpy. Come in to look and enjoy hor d’oeuvres. We look forward to seeing you.
6. NEW – Fidalgo Democrats next meets Tuesday, Apr 9, 7:00pm, Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th Street, Anacortes
Skagit County Auditor Sandy Perkins and Chief Deputy Auditor/Election Supervisor David Cunningham will speak on “How Can We Speed Up the Vote Count in Skagit County?” A couple of issues slowed down the count after the November election. A moderated discussion will follow the speakers. The meeting is open to the public. Please bring friends, family, or colleagues. Also, please bring a non-perishable item for the food bank donation box. For more information call Corinne Salcedo, Chair, at 360-293-7114.
7. Call for Headquarters volunteers for the Tulip Festival Street Fair, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Apr 19, 20, and 21
Skagit County Democrats try to keep the Headquarters doors open during the Tulip Festival Street Fair. It takes 12 or more people to do so. Sunday of the street fair this year is Easter. Shift coverage is needed as follows:
Friday and Saturday – 9:30am – 2:00pm
2:00pm – 6:30pm
Sunday – 9:30am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 4:30pm
If more than 6-8 volunteers sign up to work with a key carrier some hours could be shortened. Please call Headquarters at 360-336-1555 or email email@example.com to volunteer.
8. Democratic Women on the Rocks, Monday, Apr 9, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, 13 Moons Restaurant, Swinomish Casino, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes
9. NEW – A doorbelling event is being scheduled for Anacortes, Saturday, Apr 27, 10:00am – 2:00pm, organizing location To Be Determined
The event is being organized by Northwest Field Organizer Alex del Rosario in collaboration with the 40th Legislative District Democrats and Fidalgo Democrats.
10. NEW – A message from 1st U.S. Congressional District Representative Suzan DelBene
“Dear friend, D+ is not something that we should be proud of, but that is the grade the American Society of Civil Engineers gave to our nation’s infrastructure. It’s estimated that this failing grade would require more than $1 trillion in investment to fix. Here at home, Washingtonian state is doing only slightly better, receiving the grade of a C; still far from acceptable. Even in the first district, the city of Everett has the unfortunate claim of having one of the highest congestion rates in the country.
For this reason, I started an infrastructure tour across the first district to get a firsthand look at projects that will strengthen our local economy and create good-paying jobs. My tour began last week with a stop at the I-405-522/527 improvement project in Bothell. It continued at the US 2 trestle project east of Everett, which would help alleviate traffic and improve safety. We also stopped by the Kirkland Totem Lake Connector Bridge Project site. Once completed, the connector bridge will be a bicycle and pedestrian bridge connecting two ends of the Cross Kirkland Corridor.
Listening to folks on the ground is profoundly helpful. I will take their concerns back to Washington, D.C., where I’ll continue to fight for the federal dollars and commonsense legislation we need to improve the roads, bridges, rails and tunnels that are critical to the economic and transportation future of our region. If there is a site you would like me to visit, please reach out to my office.
As always, I am here to help you. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my Bothell office at (425) 485-0085. If you have questions or comments about the topics that matter most to you, I encourage you to contact me through my website. You may also keep up-to-date on what I’m doing by following me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Sincerely, Suzan”
11. NEW – Links of the Week
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