1. Ballots for this year’s General Election must be submitted
or postmarked by tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov 5
2. NEW – From Skagit County Democrats Election Monitor jim justice
If you haven’t mailed your ballot yet, DO NOT. The last ballots picked up
from mailboxes in Skagit that will count in this election was Friday
before 5:00pm. If anyone drops (or dropped) off a ballot in a post box
since Friday at 5:00pm, they will NOT be counted as they go to Seattle to
be processed. That processing takes about 2-3 days. Please use the
ELECTION drop boxes BEFORE 8:00pm on Tuesday. You can also go INTO a post
office before 5:00pm and have the clerk hand cancel your ballot (do not
just drop it into the inside dropbox).
Also, be sure your address and signature are up to date. Over time our
signatures tend to change, so revising what is on file is a good idea. At
this point, that must be done in the election office. People who have not
yet registered to vote may still do so in the Skagit Election office in
Mount Vernon if they are 18 or older on election day.
3. NEW – Medicare Open Enrollment assistance
A volunteer from SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisers)
will be available at Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 300A South
First Street, Mount Vernon, each Tuesday in November from 12:00pm to
3:00pm. SHIBA volunteers help understand Medicare and your Open
Enrollment options in Skagit County. No appointment required.
4. NEW – 40th Legislative District Democrats Executive Board
meets Wednesday, Nov 6, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Skagit County Democrats
Headquarters, 300A South First Street, Mount Vernon
5. NEW – Skagit County Democrats Executive Board meets Saturday,
Nov 9, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 300A
South First Street, Mount Vernon
6. 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.
7. NEW – Democratic Women on the Rocks, Monday, Nov 11, 4:00pm –
6:00pm, 13 Moons Restaurant, Swinomish
Casino, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes
8. Fidalgo Democrats meet Tuesday,
Nov 12, 7:00pm, Anacortes Library, 1220 10th
Mark Lundsten, Rhea Miller, and Maryon Attwood, board members of Sound Defense Alliance, will discuss
“Growler Jet Noise: Restoring the Balance.” A moderated
discussion will follow the panel. Please bring friends, family, or
colleagues. Help yourself to coffee and Rita Sullivan’s homemade cookies.
Please bring a noon-perishable item for the food bank donation box. For
more information call Corinne Salcedo, Chair, at 360-293-7114.
Also, to view last month’s presentation from Bud Anderson on
“Hanford’s Unintended Consequences: Clean-Up Nightmare”, Click Here.
9. 40th Legislative District Representative Debra Lekanoff plans
a Community Coffee, Friday, Nov 15, 8:00am – 9:00am, Skagit Valley Food
Co-op, 202 South First Street, Mount Vernon
Click Here for more information.
10. 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.
11. NEW – A Lurking Hidden Political Danger
Conservatives plan to use an Article V Constitutional Convention to amend
the U.S. Constitution in some drastic ways in addition to their stated
intent for a balanced budget amendment (BBA). Right now 32 conservative
state legislatures have already called for an Article V Convention to
create a BBA and it takes only 2/3 of the states (34) to call for a
constitutional convention. Learn more about Constitutional Conventions
and how close the Republican controlled states are to calling for one at
the following links:
U.S. Constitution Threatened as Article V
Convention Movement Nears Success
Conservatives call for constitutional
intervention last seen 230 years ago
12. NEW – Links of the
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.
The Ransomware Superhero of Normal, Illinois
The Unprecedented Effort to Preserve a Million
Letters Written by U.S. Soldiers During Wartime
The True Story of Henry V, England’s Warrior
This is how democracies die – Defending our
constitution requires more than outrage