| DEMOCRATIC EVENTS
1. Fidalgo Democrats meet Tuesday, Oct 22, 7:00pm, Anacortes
Public Library, 1220 10th Street, Anacortes
Bud Anderson, retired engineer and member of No More Bombs, will present “Hanford’s Unintended Consequences—Clean-Up Nightmare”. A moderated discussion will follow. Please bring friends, family, or
colleagues. Help yourself to coffee and Rita’s homemade cookies.
For more information call Corinne at 360-293-7114. Please note change of date.
2. NEW – Labor Neighbor Day of Action, Saturday, Oct 26, 9:00am, Union Hall (upstairs), 1700 North State Street, Bellingham
The stakes are too high in this election for working people to sit it out. Join us as we speak up together and go door-to-door to talk to our neighbors about candidates who will stand up for working people!
Or write post cards! Everyone is welcome. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. NEW – Coffee w/ Rick Larsen & Tina Podlodowski, Saturday, Oct 26, 10:30am – 11:30am, Brigid Collins Family Support Center, 1231 North Garden, Suite #200, Bellingham
Please RSVP to Zach Martin at (360) 797-9256 or email@example.com. Citizens to Elect Rick Larsen, P.O. Box 326, Everett, WA 98206.
4. NEW – 10th Legislative District Senate candidate Helen Price-Johnson will be at Coffee ‘n Cards (see below) for an informal session on Monday, Nov 11, 11:00am, Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 300A South First Street, Mount Vernon
Come enjoy a cup of coffee and get to know Helen and what she has
to offer to our district.
5. The Skagit County Democrats Central Committee passed the
following resolutions on Saturday, Oct 12
Support the passage of Referendum 88 (I-1000)
This can be a confusing issue. If passed by the voters, it enables implementation of I-1000 (previously passed by the Legislature and signed by the
Governor) which allows affirmative action policies (without the use of preferential treatment or quotas as defined in the initiative) in public
employment, education, and contracting.
Click Here for the Ballotopedia description.
Oppose the passage of Initiative 976.
This is another Tim Eyman originated initiative to
roll back car tabs to $30. Passage would severely impair critical infrastructure projects throughout the State. Click Here for the Ballotopedia description. Click Here for a graphic describing the funding impacts on
Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and San Juan counties.
6. Request for Assistance for Halloween
The Downtown Trick-or-Treat and Lincoln Theatre Costume Contest is Thursday, Oct 31, 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Our Headquarters would appreciate
help with candy/prizes/school supplies to be handed out and for
volunteers to assist.
7. Skagit County Democrats Essay Contest for 2019
The topic for this year’s contest is: “The Most Pressing Issue
Confronting America”. Essays may be submitted Oct 15 – Nov 30.
Click Here for contest guidelines.
8. 2020 Skagit County Democrats County Convention
“The Skagit County Democrats are assembling a team to plan the 2020 County Convention, to be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the
Mount Vernon High School. This committee will be responsible for
securing a site, ordering supplies, scheduling speakers and other events, and making sure that the event complies with rules set by the state and
national parties. If you would like to be involved in this project, please
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
9. NEW – Karl de Jong’s Top 10 Reasons to Vote in this Election Local elections are won by a handful of votes. Your vote will make a difference. You have the power to hold school districts, municipal, county,
state, and the federal government to a responsible budget and funding
your priorities. Make no mistake, who we elect into office matters.
Government officials live in our communities and make decisions that
impact our lives every day. You don’t have to know everything about
every candidate. Register and vote for the candidates who share your
opinion on the issue you care about most. Sometimes we all get sick of politics, but it is better to be a part of the effort to make things better.
Thus, you can be an important part of that change. Our families,
especially our children, are greatly affected by the choices politicians
make. Be their voice, be their vote. They say the squeaky wheels get the grease. Communities that vote more make a bigger impression on
politicians who need those votes, and get more attention. So many have,
and continue, to lay down their lives to preserve your right to vote. Honor their sacrifice: Vote. The power to make a difference in these
elections is really in your hands. And believe it or not, it does make a
difference in your life every day. Join your fellow citizens. Stand up and
fight for our jobs, our families, and our future. 10. There were a total of 444 ballots that could not be counted in the August Primary 98 ballots uncounted at certification because the signature could not be confirmed after mail and telephone reminders. 206 ballots could not be counted because the ballot envelope was not signed. Without a return address and/or phone number there was no way to contact the voter. 140 ballots had a postmark past the election date and could not be counted. Put your ballot in the mail a couple of days before election day or hand carry it into the post office to be hand cancelled. Sign your ballot envelope. Every signature is manually compared to the signature on file. A phone number and return address can help with the signature problems. Mail your ballot a couple of days before they are due. Carry it into the Post Office to get it hand cancelled if your mail it on election day. The ballot boxes are locked at 8:00pm sharp on election day. NO ballots submitted after that time will be counted.
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