DEMOCRATIC EVENTS
1. Democratic Women on the Rocks, Monday, Jul 8, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, 13 Moons Restaurant, Swinomish Casino, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes

2.
NEWAttention 39th Legislative District members – Alex Del Rosario is conducting a Volunteer Convention and Strategy Session, Wednesday, Jul 10, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Marysville Public Library, 6120 Grove Street, Marysville
This is the first volunteer convention in the Northwest this year. Why? To build foundation and more infrastructure in these LDs that may be a bit more purple or red. During this time, we will re-cap some of the 2018 election cycle, understand what we’re up against for 2020, go over our team model, and do some in-depth training on our organizing and voter turnout tactics. Bring a dish to share with folks! Click Here to sign up.

3.
Fidalgo Democrats Candidate forum Tuesday, Jul 9, 7:00pm, Anacortes Library, 1220 10th Street; Impeach Trump slide show begins at 6:45pm
Fidalgo Democrats will host the four candidates for the 40th LD senate seat:  Sen. Liz Lovelett, Carrie Blackwood, Daniel Miller, and Greta Aitken. The moderator for the forum will be Dave Allen, fielding questions to the candidates from the Fidalgo Democrats Steering Committee and from the audience. Please bring a non-perishable item for the food bank donation box. For more information contact Corinne Salcedo, chair, at 360-293-7114.

4. The Skagit County Democrats Executive Board meets Saturday, Jul 13, 10:00am – Noon, Headquarters, 300A South First Street, Mount Vernon

5. NEW10th Legislative District Representative Dave Paul will present a Camano Island Town Hall, Saturday, Jul 13, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Camano Island Library – Sno-Isle Libraries, 848 North Sunrise Boulevard, Camano Island

6. The next PCO Get-Together is scheduled for Tuesday, Jul 16, 6:00pm, Max Dale’s Steak & Chop House, 2030 Riverside Drive, Mount Vernon

7. UPDATEDPrecinct Committee Officer County-Wide Doorbelling, Saturday, Jul 20
Alex DelRosario and Lynn Campbell are excited to launch their first county-wide doorbelling event for all PCO’s. (This event is also open to members and volunteers.) We are reaching out to our community in order to lay the groundwork for 2020. Please email Alex (alexd@wa-democrats.org) or Lynn Campbell (rlcampbell1@comcast.net) if you are interested in participating in this event. It would be awesome if you can come to one of these events:

  • 10th Legislative District, Mount Vernon Meeting Location – Lynn Campbell’s house (address will be given if you express interest in going to this event), Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm, Sign up here
  • 39th Legislative District, Sedro-Woolley Meeting Location – Germaine Kornegay’s house (address will be given if you express interest in going to this event), Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm, Sign up here
  • 40th Legislative District, Anacortes Meeting Location – Bob Doll’s house (address will be given if you express interest in going to this event), Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Sign up here

8. NEW10th Legislative District Democrats Executive Board Meeting, Saturday, Jul 20, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 300A South First Street, Mount Vernon

9. The 39th Legislative District Democrats General Meeting and Potluck Brunch is scheduled for Sunday, Jul 21, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Stillaguamish Room, 154 West Cox Street, Arlington
We know meetings in the summer can be challenging but it is crucial for important business (like endorsements) to be dealt with in a timely manner. We are not expecting a particularly business-heavy meeting, so bring the family and a potluck brunch item and join us for a laid back general meeting.

10. Endorsement Committee to continue with non-partisan endorsements
The Endorsement Committee of Skagit County Democrats has elected to offer non-partisan candidates an opportunity to be considered for endorsement. The Committee has established a new deadline for the receipt of certification and/or endorsement requests from non-partisan candidates of 4:00 pm on 22 July, either electronically or at the Skagit County Democrats Headquarters in Mount Vernon. The Committee will hold interviews for requesting candidates, starting at 4:00pm on Tuesday, Jul 23. The Skagit County Democrats Executive Board will consider scheduling an all-membership meeting, tentatively planned for Saturday, Jul 27, 10:00am, to consider the Endorsement Committee recommendations.

11. Purchase opportunity to help the Skagit County Democrats – Portable Canvas Shed
We have, at the Skagit Democrats Headquarters in Mount Vernon, a large Portable Canvas Shed (Click Here), “ABBA SHED” 8’x14′. It is a large cover that can be used for a party, shed to store items, and other potential uses, like a large picnic. This item was donated by a great Democrat as part of the Gala auction. The proceeds from this Shed will be used in much needed Party expenses. The suggested value is $400. However, if you are interested, please do make an offer at/to Headquarters Staff, 360-366-1555. Your support will be greatly appreciated

12. 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. NEWSedro-Woolley Alumni and Schools Foundation All-Class Picnic, Saturday, Jul 13, 11:00am, Riverfront Park , 1001 River Road, Sedro-Woolley
This popular annual event brings 300-500 attendees; many classes meet up with their friends for a lively reunion. Classes are encouraged to bring signage so that your fellow CUBS can find you.  Price: $5 admission; food available for purchase – prices vary.

2. The next Planned Parenthood rally is scheduled for Saturday, Jul 13, 11:00am – 12:00pm, 1805 East Division Street, Mount Vernon

3. NEW25th Annual Skagit Valley Highland Games, Saturday & Sunday, Jul 13 & 14, 8:00am – 4:00pm, Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Millett Road, Mount Vernon
The Celtic Arts Foundation will hold the 25th annual Skagit Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon. This Festival attracts over 10,000 people each year and is part of an annual circuit of Scottish competitions held in the Pacific Northwest and Lower Mainland of British Columbia. As such, the quality of performers in solo bagpiping and drumming competitions, bagpipe bands, fiddling, traditional Scottish athletics and Scottish Highland dancing is at an extremely high level. Click Here for admission pricing.

4. NEWConcrete Old-Fashioned Fly-In, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, Jul 12, 13 & 14, dawn to dusk, Concrete Municipal Airport (Mears Field), 7879 South Superior Avenue, Concrete
Vintage aircraft are front and center at the annual fly-in at Mears Field in Concrete. This year the Concrete Old-Fashioned Fly-In will be held July 13–14, from dawn to dusk both days.Admission to the fly-in is free. Look for food vendors, live music, a modest car show, and a free shuttle bus that will take you virtually anywhere you want to go in Concrete and neighboring Grasmere.

5. NEW2019 Burlington-Edison High School All-Class Picnic, Sunday, Jul 14, 12:00pm – 3:00pm, Maiben Park, 1011 Greenleaf Avenue, Burlington
While the event is free of charge, we will have food available for a donation. Proceeds will help fund scholarships for B-E graduates.

6. NEWBellingham Pride Parade, Sunday, Jul 14, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Downtown Bellingham
The parade starts at the corner of Halleck Street and Ohio Street, continues along Cornwall Avenue to West Chestnut Street and Railroad Avenue to find the main Pride Festival at Market Depot Square. The second largest Pride event in Washington state includes live entertainment, food, fun, and vendors. Click Here for more information.

7. NEWEast County Public Forum, Wednesday, Jul 31, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad Street, Concrete
If you live in the eastern part of the county and have questions for us, we’re hosting a public forum on July 31.We’re happy to talk about whatever is on your mind. We’ll have representatives from the Sheriff, Parks, Public Works, Public Health, Emergency Management, and more!

 

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, Jul 9, 5:00pm and Sunday, Jul 14 – Andy Nicholas, Assoc. Director of Fiscal Policy, for the WA ST Budget & Policy Center, Part 2
Interview by Ken Winkes: Andy continues his report on the Washington State Legislature’s wins and losses for working families and explains more about the policy center. For more information, go to https://budgetandpolicy.org/.

We Do The Work Comment: “Medicare for All” numbers prove it is much cheaper than our current mishmash arrangement and covers everyone.

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 – 1,454, grand total – 6,048.