DEMOCRATIC EVENTS
1. NEWWelcome to the following Precinct Committee Officers and Captains

2. NEWLiz Lovelett would like to invite you to her Campaign Kick Off, Monday, Jun 10, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Pelican Bay Books and Coffeehouse, 520 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes
Questions: Email anna@lizlovelett.org.

3. Democratic Women on the Rocks, Monday, Jun 10, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, 13 Moons Restaurant, Swinomish Casino, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes

4. NEWCarrie Blackwood Kickoff, Tuesday, Jun 11, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, YWCA Bellingham Ballroom, 1026 North Forest Street, Bellingham,
RSVP to madison@katherinebobmanconsulting.com.

5. Fidalgo Democrats meet Tuesday, Jun 11, 7:00pm, Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th Street, Anacortes
Morgan Steele Dykeman, Legislative Affairs Manager for NARAL Pro-Choice, Northwest Region, will speak on “The Continuing War on Women.” She will cover how the last legislative session addressed reproductive rights, the threat to those rights across the nation, and reproductive freedom in this year’s local elections. A moderated discussion will follow the speaker. Please bring friends, family, or colleagues. Help yourself to coffee and Rita Sullivan’s homemade cookies. Also, please bring a non-perishable item for the food bank donation box. For more information contact Corinne Salcedo at 360-293-7114. Our meetings are lively!

6. Labor-Dem Work Group Meeting, Wednesday, Jun 12, 5:30pm, United Steel Workers Hall, 47 Alder Lane, Mount Vernon
We will discuss our plans for the Skagit Fair, organize for a showing of the new documentary “Labor Wars of the Northwest,” and next steps for the Grocery Workers and the proposed new refinery safety regulation.

7. UPDATEDThe 40th Legislative District Democrats Executive Board Meets Friday, Jun 14, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, Whatcom County Democrats Office, 215 West Holly Street, Suite B-27, Bellingham

8. The 10th Legislative District Democrats‘ Quarterly General Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Jun 15, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Flyers Restaurant & Brewhouse, 15426 Suite B, Airport Drive, Burlington

9. PCO Social Get-Together, Wednesday, Jun 19, 6:00pm, Mi Mexico, 481 South Burlington Boulevard, Burlington
Vice Chair Lynn Campbell and Alex Del Rosario have scheduled some social get-togethers and a doorbelling activity for this summer. This is the first. This location was chosen as a central location for all legislative districts. You are under no obligation to order anything. We will all be responsible for our own orders. This is a chance for us all to get to know each other better so that we don’t feel so isolated, and and to promote team building. We are excited to have social gatherings with one another. Please RSVP to rlcampbell1@comcast.net.

10. NEWOld Voter Registration Forms are no longer valid
From our Skagit County Democrats Facebook page – You need to get new registration forms. There is no cost to order them. Recycle any forms that you have since they will not accept them. Click Here for “Requesting Voter Registration Forms By Mail” on the Secretary of State website.

11. Please consider helping the Skagit Democrats with a project for the Skagit County Fair
We want to create a ‘Donkey Flipper’ that flips bean bag donkeys into the ‘2020 Democrats Winners Pot!’ A carpenter is needed for the Donkey Flipper (not very hard to make and we have examples of the flipper) and a sewer (one who sews) for the 6 bean bag donkeys. If interested in helping, please contact Janet at cedarwaxwings@gmail.com or 360-770-3512.

12. The Skagit County Democrats are recruiting
The Skagit County Democrats need a cleaning person. Time involved is one or two hours a month. Job includes cleaning the bathroom, vacuuming the space and wiping down the food area and other counters. A salary is offered subject to negotiation. Please email staff@skagitdemocrats.org for more information, if interested.

13. NEWA message from 2nd Congressional District Representative Rick Larsen
“Dear Neighbor: I wanted to let you know about an exciting new video series, “Recap with Rick” where I highlight my work on behalf of Washington’s Second District. Every Friday, I discuss the important votes I took in the House of Representatives and highlight organizations and people I met with in Washington’s Second District. In the first episodes, I recapped the first 100 days of the 116th Congress, how I am protecting people with pre-existing conditions, how I helped to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and how I am ensuring all Americans are treated equally under the law. Subscribe to my channel so you do not miss any weekly updates. Sincerely, Rick Larsen”

14. NEWA message from 1st Congressional District Representative Suzan DelBene
“Dear Friend, I am pleased to announce that earlier this week the House of Representatives passed my legislation, the National Landslide Preparedness Act, which would establish a National Landslide Hazards Reduction Program through the U.S. Geological Survey to better identify and understand landslide risks, protect communities and property, improve emergency preparedness, and save lives.

None of us will ever forget March 22, 2014, when a tragic landslide took the lives of 43 people and wiped out homes, businesses and roads. Passage of this legislation will allow us to make significant progress in landslide science and will allow communities to be better prepared for when landslides do occur. This is a critical step. We now await passage of the legislation in the Senate so that we can move forward with this important work.

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”

15. NEW Links of the Week
The Link of the Week provides in-depth pieces the Editor has found to be relevant, insightful, and thorough on important issues of the day.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS
1. NEWLincoln Elementary Talent Show, Monday, Jun 10, 6:30pm, Lincoln Theatre, 712 South First Street, Mount Vernon
Lincoln Elementary again brings its talented students downtown to present their annual Talent Show. Students in grades one through five audition to be part of this wonderful community event, with only the best acts accepted. Lincoln Elementary is populated with many talented children, so expect a great show of dance, music, drama and more! And the now notorious teacher’s performance is something not to be missed! Lincoln Elementary just celebrated 80 years of education and will be closing its doors at the end of this term, so help them celebrate their last talent show at the Lincoln Theatre! Admission is free!2. Berry Dairy Days, Friday – Sunday, Jun 14 – 16, various locations in Burlington
Grand parade, Saturday, 11:00am. Berry Dairy Days is one of the oldest festivals in Skagit County celebrating Burlington’s history of agricultural and farming communities. 2019 marks the 82nd Annual Berry Dairy Days including delicious strawberry shortcake, food, and craft vendors, spectacular City of Burlington fireworks show, Grand Parade, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, live music, Big Rigs, and more!

3.
NEWBerry Dairy Days Burlington BBQ Battle, beginning 11:00am, on the road near the Burlington Visitor Information Center and Chamber of Commerce, 520 East Fairhaven Avenue, Burlington
Hungry spectators: $10.00 (includes: 5 tickets, veggie side, water)

4. Farmers Markets

  • Anacortes – open – Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm, The Depot: 7th Street & R Avenue
  • Bow – opens Jun 13, Thursdays, 1:00pm – 6:00pm, Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Road
  • Concrete – open, Saturdays, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Concrete Center, 45821 Railroad Avenue
  • Edison – closed
  • Mount Vernon, open, Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm, Riverwalk Park, 501 Main Street
  • Mount Vernon, open, Wednesdays, 2:00pm – 7:00pm, Kincaid Entrance lawn at the Skagit Valley Hospital
  • Sedro-Woolley, open, Wednesdays, 3:00pm – 7:00pm, Hammer Heritage Square, Ferry and Metcalf Streets

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. Listen to We Do the Work, Tuesdays, 5:00pm, and Sundays, 5:30pm at KSVR, 91.7 FM or KSVU, 90.1 FM
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, Jun 11, 5:00pm and Sunday, Jun 16 – Trevor Smith, Business Agent for the Laborers Local 292
Interview by Lori Province: Trevor talks about the importance of local politics and how his union helps their members engage with their officials. For more information, go to https://nwlaborers.org/ or http://www.nwlett.org/.

We Do The Work Comments:

  • Republicans use scare tactics to win elections.
  • Farmworkers who were blacklisted were awarded with a financial settlement.
  • To have ‘freedom’ includes responsibilities.

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 FM 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 susoradionews@qsoup.net.

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.

Card writers needed from the 39th Legislative District! Your 3 legislators consistently vote against any environmental legislation (just one example). They need to know their CONSTITUENTS are watching and are wanting to see a greener Washington. Your voice needs to be heard in Olympia.

Tally: 2019 – 1161, grand total – 5,673.