News from the Skagit County Democrats

Posted on August 28th, 2022

Skagit County Democrats Action Newsletter for August 29, 2022



1. Skagit Democrats and Indivisible Skagit collaborate on "WITH Arizona" phone banking for Arizona
"Washington Indivisible Teams Helping Arizona (WITH-AZ) made 2770 phone calls since mid-July leading up to the AZ primary election on August 2. Our Skagit Team contributed a nice chunk to that total.

We now know that Senator Mark Kelly will be running against venture capitalist Blake Masters who describes himself on his website as "an early member of President Trump’s MAGA movement” and who has advocated the overturning of the 2020 election. We all know what the stakes are in November, with the Senate divided 50/50 counting Senator Kelly. Losing him would be catastrophic for our democracy, and for all of us as well as Arizonans.

You can join our team, get full training and support, set your own calling schedule, and free Arizonans to do the in-person work on the ground in their state. Please contact Lynn ( or Christie ( to sign up. This is not only crucial work, but it’s fun, fascinating, and flexible! Thanks for pitching in!"

2. Jessica Wadhams, candidate for 39th Legislative District Representative, is hosting multiple door knocking and other events
Click Here for a listing of upcoming events.

3. UPDATEDSkagit 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.

NEW – "Chocolate! Birds! Mayan Ruins! All for you In Belize. You'll enjoy all of these adventures from the Lodge at Big Falls which is centrally located in the Toledo district. Enjoy chocolate tasting, a visit to a spice farm, visit Mayan ruins – enjoy Belize to the fullest. Two people, 5 days, a gorgeous lodge, $3100.

Kenya Safari Extravaganza. Luxury accommodations at Sopa Lodge Lake Naivasha. Visit Masais, the home of Out of Africa, and more. Truly the experience of a lifetime! $4000 for two people for 7 days. Exciting and memorable.

These are just two of several vacation getaways the Skagit County Democrats are offering at the Gala 2022. Because we are able to offer more than one of each trip, you may purchase now as well as bid at the Gala. Air fare is not included, but the highly competitive pricing still makes the trips fantastic deals. Future newsletters will provide information on other opportunities. Email for information."

Gala Reminders

4. Skagit County Democrats continues to mandate facemasks at our Headquarters Office

5. 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. NEWThe monthly Planned Parenthood rally is Saturday, Sep 3, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, on the sidewalk in front of the Mount Vernon Health Center, 1805 East Division Street, Mount Vernon
"Bring your friends, your family members, your signs, and your energy!! We’re meeting in front of the MV Planned Parenthood Health Center to show our support for reproductive rights and access to abortion for all. I’ll have signs and shirts available while supplies last. Please email me with questions. Looking forward to being with you all next Saturday." Debbie Grant,

2. UPDATEDBack to School 2022 – Be aware! Kids will be going back to school STARTING THIS WEEK!

3. NEWSafe and Sane Skagit is hosting ‘Seeds of Change', a fair of non-profits and groups around Skagit Valley, Saturday, Sep 17, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, The Granary, Edison, 14136 Gilmore Avenue
"Meet representatives of some of the leading groups in the valley seeking to increase our progressive community. Network, celebrate, educate. Mingle and enjoy refreshments and music by “Ladies Men”.

Nine groups will be tabling:

  • Alliance for Gun Responsibility
  • Safe and Sane Skagit
  • Indivisible Skagit
  • Evergreen Islands
  • League of Women Voters of Skagit County
  • Transition Fidalgo and Friends
  • No More Bombs
  • Home Rule Skagit
  • Moms Demand Action of Skagit County

At 3:00pm: Guest speaker from the Alliance for Gun Responsibility followed by group introductions. Candidates endorsed by the Alliance may stop by. Join us! We hope to see you there."

4. NEWThe North Sound Evaluation and Treatment Center (E&T) located at 1420 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley will open Thursday, Sep 1
" . . . This 16-bed facility will be operated by Telecare, an agency with extensive experience, and will provide inpatient mental health services to individuals ages 18 and above who are experiencing severe acute psychiatric symptoms. The E&T will provide 24-hour support to stabilize symptoms and prepare individuals to return home, or to other community-based programs as appropriate . . ." Click Here for more information.

5. Friendship House Benefit Concert, Sunday, Sep 4, 12:00pm – 7:00pm with music starting at 1:00pm, Christianson's Nursery outdoor field, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon
"Five bands performing live all with a touch of Americana sound, food trucks and beverage garden with microbrews from Bastion Brewery, North Sound Brewing and Woolley Boys Cider. Please join us, as we celebrate our successes in sheltering Skagit residents since 1986 and be sure to bring a friend because we need your support to grow for the future." Click Here for ticket information.

6. UPDATEDCOVID-19 Information
Current Skagit County Information – The following is taken from the Skagit County COVID-19 Update of Aug 23

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, 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."

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