News from the Skagit County Democrats

Posted on May 15th, 2022

Skagit County Democrats Action Newsletter for May 16, 2022



1. The Skagit County Democrats Annual 2022 Gala has been postponed until Oct 8
The gala team has made the difficult decision to postpone our 2022 fundraising gala and auction from our original date of Saturday, June 4th to Saturday, October 8th.  

We continue to sell tickets! – $75.00 per person or $800.00 per table. If you have already purchased gala tickets, you can either keep them for the October date or you can request a re-fund by calling: 360-336-1555.

We will continue to gratefully accept any auction item donations through spring and summer in preparation for our fall gala. Donations can either be dropped off at our Headquarters, 2201 East College Way, Mount Vernon, from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Monday-Thursday or you can request an item be picked-up – email:

2. ATTENTION!This is Candidate Filing Week – May 16 – 20!
This includes Precinct Committee Officers. Filing can be done online. Click Here for more information.

3. NEWAlex Ramel Re-election Anacortes Kick-off, Friday, May 20, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Secret Cove, 209 T Avenue, Anacortes
“The patio is reserved. RSVP here! You’re welcome to bring friends or family. We ask that all guests be vaccinated for Covid-19. The gathering will be held in a private area of a public restaurant. Light refreshments will be provided.”

In addition, Alex’s Re-Election Campaign announced strong support from Washington State unions. Click Here for the press release.

4. NEWA recording of Fidalgo Democrats’ recent meeting with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is now available
Click Here for the recording.

5. Sandy Perkins announced that she is running for re-election as Skagit County Auditor!
Click Here to see her letter to Friends and Supporters.

6. Indivisible Skagit is recruiting volunteers to do phone banking or text banking in the swing states of Arizona and Pennsylvania
“The project organizers are from Indivisible Port Townsend, but they are working directly with Democratic Party organizers in each of those states. They’ve done all the work setting up the program, all we have to do is join in. Like us, I’m sure some of your members want to be involved in helping at the national level. We’d like to build a small team of 6-8 folks to join WITH (Washington Indivisible Teams Helping) as a Skagit-based team. I’ve offered to act as team lead if we can gather the group . . . Be sure to check the box that you’re from Indivisible Skagit . . . Christie Stewart Stein, 360-424-1999.” Click Here to volunteer.

7. Washington State Democratic Convention
“Join us for our party’s annual convention June 24-25 at the Tacoma Convention Center. More information will be released soon, including the names of our VIP guests!”
8. Skagit County Democrats will continue to mandate facemasks at our Headquarters Office
While the Statewide mask mandate has been lifted for many situations, we will continue to require facemasks at our Headquarters until further notice.

9. NEWLinks of the Week
The Links of the Week provide in-depth pieces and resources the Editor has found to be relevant, insightful, and thorough on important issues of the day.


1. NEWAnnual Skagit Valley College Powwow, Saturday, May 21, 12:00pm – 10:00pm, Tollefson Plaza, Skagit Valley College, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon
“The SVC Powwow will include drummers, dancers, and participants in regalia from across the U.S. and Canada. Admission and parking are free. Doors open to the public at noon . . . Grand Entry will take place at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and will include grass dancers, fancy dancers, traditional dancers, and jingle dancers. There will be intertribal dances that are open to all. In addition, there will be “tiny tots” sessions for children birth to six years of age. The SVC Powwow will include time to honor veterans from all walks of life and recognize their service and all Veterans are welcome to take part in the Grand Entry.”

2. UPDATEDFarmer’s Markets Opening in Skagit Valley

  • Anacortes – Open – Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm, At the Depot, 7th Street & R Avenue
  • Concrete – Opens May 28 – Saturdays, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad Avenue
  • Mount Vernon – Open – Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm, Riverwalk Park, 501 Main Street
  • Sedro-Woolley – Opens May 18 – Wednesdays, 3:00pm – 7:00pm, Hammer Heritage Square, Metcalf and Ferry Streets

Farmers Market Vouchers Available Beginning June 1 for Eligible Seniors – “Beginning Wednesday, June 1, the Skagit County Senior Nutrition Program will have a limited number of Farmers Market Vouchers available for Skagit County seniors, age 60 years or older (55+ if Native American/Alaska Native), who meet certain income requirements. A monthly income requirement of $2,096 or less for individuals, and $2,823 or less for couples, must be met to be eligible. Each eligible person will receive up to 80 dollars in vouchers to be used at any approved Skagit County Farmers Market or Farm Store. Vouchers will be given on a first-come/first-served basis, with one set available per person. Vouchers will be available while supplies last.” Click Here for more information.

3. UPDATEDCOVID-19 Information
Current Skagit County Information – The following is taken from the Skagit County COVID-19 Update of May 11

Click Here for the full report and resources.

Skagit County Public Health Publishes 2021 COVID-19 Summary Report
Skagit County Public Health has published its 2021 COVID-19 Summary Report, chronicling the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report focuses specifically on Skagit County Public Health’s role in the ongoing pandemic during 2021 and presents data in graphic format that can help provide insight into the impact the second year of the pandemic had on our county. Click Here for the press release. Click Here for the full report.


1. Coffee & Cards is BACK!
“Are you looking for a way to make a positive contribution to our democracy while enjoying the company of others? Coffee and Cards is starting up again on Wednesdays from 10-11 am. This is a group that was previously led by Carol Sullivan (who sadly moved away) and is a way for us to express ourselves about issues of importance to us all. We will write messages of encouragement and support to people who are making positive contributions as well as messages of concern and opposition to people who are negatively impacting our world. This includes legislators on the local, state, and federal level as well as CEOs of corporations and other people having a significant impact in our world. We will share ideas for people to write to and issues to address. Postcards and stamps will be provided, but we ask that people bring money to cover the cost of the postcard stamps which are currently .40 (and will be going up to .44 in the summer). Coffee will be provided or bring your own. As Carol always reminded us, “We are stronger together.” Our office is located at 2021 East College Way, Suite 104, 360-336-1555.”

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