DEMOCRATIC EVENTS
1. 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.2. NEWCarrie Blackwood for 40th Leglislative District Senate Skagit Kickoff, Saturday, Jun 22, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Bakerview Park, 3101 East First Street, Mount Vernon

3. NEWSKAGIT COUNTY DEMOCRATS MEET TO ENDORSE CANDIDATES, Sunday, Jun 23, 1:00pm, Skagit County Public Utility District (PUD), 1415 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon
Once again campaign season is upon us and we have a chance to provide voters with our recommendations for candidates running for public office. Our members will get together at a County Endorsement Meeting on Sunday, Jun 23. This is your chance to meet with all Skagit County Democrats paid members to select candidates for endorsement. We’ll hear from the candidates and have a chance to ask them questions, so come make your choices. We look forward to seeing you!

4.
NEWSkagit County Democrats are hosting a Watch Party for the upcoming Presidential Candidates Debates, Thursday and Friday, Jun 26 and 27, 6:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm), Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 300A South First Street, Mount Vernon
Refreshments and snacks will be served.

5. NEWLiz Lovelett for 40th Legislative District State Senate Bellingham Campaign Kick Off, Thursday, Jun 27, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Mountain Room at Boundary Bay, 1103 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham
Email anna@lizlovelett.org. More details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/662094560923411/.

6. 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.

7. NEWCheck out the Democratic National Committee Store for some Democrat branded items

8. NEWLinks 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. Farmers Markets

  • Anacortes – Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm, The Depot: 7th Street & R Avenue
  • Bow -Thursdays, 1:00pm – 6:00pm, Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Road
  • Concrete – Saturdays, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Concrete Center, 45821 Railroad Avenue
  • Mount Vernon – Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm, Riverwalk Park, 501 Main Street
  • Mount Vernon – Wednesdays, 2:00pm – 7:00pm, Kincaid Entrance lawn at the Skagit Valley Hospital
  • Sedro-Woolley – 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 18, 5:00pm and Sunday, Jun 23 – Joel Bleifuss, Editor & Publisher of In These Times
Interview by Ken Winkes: Joel talks about the 43-year history of the magazine along with its mission, operations, and current politics. For more information or to subscribe to the magazine, go to https://inthesetimes.com/.

We Do The Work Comments:

  • Trump’s budget reneges on protecting Social Security and Medicare benefits.
  • This is what happens when corporations run the government.

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.