Action Newsletter—24 June 2019

1. NEWThe Skagit County Democrats have endorsed Liz Lovelett for 40th Legislative District Senator at the Sunday, Jun 23 Endorsements Meeting

CORRECTIONSkagit County Democrats are hosting a Watch Party for the upcoming Presidential Candidates Debates, Wednesday and Thursday, 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.3. Liz 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 More details can be found here: NEWThe next scheduled meeting of the Young Democrats of Skagit County is Saturday, Jul 6, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 300A South First Street, Mount Vernon5. NEWFidalgo 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 360-293-7114.6. NEWThe next PCO Get-Together is scheduled for Tuesday, Jul 16, location and specific time still to be determined

7. NEWPrecinct Committee Officer County-Wide Doorbelling
Alex DelRosario and Lynn Campbell are excited to launch their first county-wide doorbelling event for all PCO’s. We are reaching out to our community in order to lay the groundwork for 2020. Please email Alex ( or Lynn Campbell ( 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
  • 39th Legislative District, Sedro-Woolley Meeting Location – TBD, Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • 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

8. NEWPurchase 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, “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.

9. 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 for more information, if interested.

10. 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.


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


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 – – We Do The Work’s program for Tuesday, Jun 25, 5:00pm and Sunday, Jul 2 – David Jepsen, Author, History Professor, Film Maker, Retired Reporter
Interview by Ken Winkes: David discusses his new history book called Contested Boundaries. For more information or to buy the book or film, go to or or or Do The Work Comments:

  • Labor Secretary Ocosta is doing a number on Labor.
  • Mourn Not the Dead Poem by Ralph Chaplin, recited by Mike Dumovich

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 anytime. Interested in getting SUSO e-News? Contact

3. UPDATEDCoffee ‘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.