News from the Skagit County Democrats
Skagit County Democrats Action Newsletter for August 8, 2022
1. NEW – The Skagit County Democrats Executive Board meets Saturday, Aug 13, 10:00am – 12:00pm, via Zoom
Click Here for the Zoom link. Our annual budget and review of the Primary election will be discussed.
2. UPDATED – The next Fidalgo Democrats meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug 9, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, via Zoom
"Join us to hear Viki Harrison of Common Cause explain the dangers of an Article 5 Constitutional Convention. Viki leads the work on the Common Cause campaign informing the public about an Article V Convention, and partners with a national coalition on the issue.
There is an effort by right-wing special interests to hold a Constitutional Convention to re-write the U.S. Constitution to abolish freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, and other freedoms we hold dear. Under Article 5 of the US Constitution, Congress is required to convene a constitutional convention if two-thirds of state legislatures (34 states) call for one. Agreement by just seven more states is needed to hold such a convention. There will be time for questions/comments after Viki’s presentation. For more information, call Barbara Cooper 360-293-4123."
3. UPDATED – Volunteer for the Skagit County Democrats booth at the Skagit County Fair, Wednesday – Saturday, Aug 10 – 13
"Skagit County Democrats will be at the fair again this year August 10th-13th! There are lots of shifts and we need volunteers! This will be a great event and a great way to connect with fellow Democrats across Skagit County. Sign up and grow the Skagit Democrats and support our local candidates! Click Here to sign up. Please contact Hannah Oliver if you have any questions – call or text: 360-421-7570; Email: Hannah.email@example.com."
4. Jessica Wadhams, candidate for 39th Legislative District Representative, is hosting multiple door knocking and other events
Click Here for a listing of upcoming events.
5. UPDATE – Skagit County Democrat’s “Ensuring Democracy Together” Gala & Auction!
"Many thanks to those of you who have donated to our Silent and Live auctions. We’ve received items ranging from political ephemera to home décor to get-aways. Exciting! Please keep those donations coming; the deadline is 9/20. Contact us at (360) 336-1555 to arrange delivery or pick up.
This year's Gala will feature travel opportunities we've never been able to provide before. Belize chocolate, Kenya Safari, Rwanda monkeys, and South African wine are just some of the featured travel experiences available through the Gala at discount prices you won't believe. Best of all, there is no need to wait until October to get started – you can book any of this exciting travel at any time before the Gala. Email to staff@skagitDemocrats.org for the details.
- Event will be October 8th, starting at 4:00pm at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge
- Seats are $75, table for 8 is $600.
- Pay on line at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/skagit-county-democratic-party-1 (put number of seats in “Purpose” at the bottom of the page) or at our office at 2021 East College Way, #104, Mount Vernon, between 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Monday – Thursday.
- We still need volunteers to help in a variety of areas. Please email us at staff@skagitDemocrats.org with “Volunteer for the Gala” in the subject line. Thank you.
6. Skagit County Democrats continues to mandate facemasks at our Headquarters Office
7. NEW – Links 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.
- The Lessons—and Limits—of the Jan. 6 Committee
- The Origins of Covid-19 Are More Complicated Than Once Thought
- Trump Merch, Rabid Fans, Disgraced Ex-Officials: Inside the Right-Wing Conference Circuit
- How to Block Spam Calls and Text Messages
- Physicists think they've finally figured out how Egyptians built the pyramids
1. NEW – Felony Convictions and Voting Rights
Effective January 1st, 2022, if you were convicted of a felony in Washington State, another state, or in federal court, your right to vote will be restored automatically as long as you are not currently serving a DOC sentence of total confinement in prison. Click Here for more information including registering to vote.
2. Skagit County North Star Project Call to Action Signed by Local Elected Officials
"Earlier this year, Skagit County launched the North Star project, a multi-phased whole-of government effort to address behavioral health and homelessness in Skagit County. Subsequently, in March, the Mayors and Commissioners issued a public statement in which they committed to join forces and align their efforts to work toward a healthy and thriving community to ensure the well-being of every Skagitonian." Click Here for the full press release.
3. Cascade Days 2022, Saturday and Sunday, Aug 20 & 21, Concrete
4. UPDATED – COVID-19 Information
Current Skagit County Information – The following is taken from the Skagit County COVID-19 Update of Jul 19
Click Here for the full report and resources.
1. Anacortes Sunday Demonstrations
Democrats are again demonstrating in Anacortes each Sunday, 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the corner of 12th Street and Commercial Avenue. "We carry signs for Dem candidates, get out and vote signs, women's right-to-chose in healthcare and so on and so on. We need more people to show up."
2. Coffee & Cards is BACK! Wednesdays, 10:00am, Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 2021 East College Way, Suite 104, Mount Vernon
"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 $.44. 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."