News from the Skagit County Democrats

Posted on September 26th, 2022

Skagit County Democrats Action Newsletter for September 26, 2022



1. UPDATEDSkagit County Democrat’s “Ensuring Democracy Together” Gala & Auction! OCTOBER 8 IS FAST APPROACHING! Reserve your seat or table now!
We’ve previously detailed the trips for sale now and at the Gala 2022, and here we present the remaining two.

Enjoy luxury accommodations in Viet Nam and Cambodia. You will have a private driver and an English-speaking guide for your tours, which include a visit to the incredible temple complex of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Priced at only $4,200 (market value $6,100) – Airfare is not included.

In the Dominion Republic, 6 people will spend days of leisure in a beautiful villa with a pool, nearby beaches, and prime golf courses. A chef will prepare meals, a maid will clean, and a concierge will help plan activities. Priced at only $4,400 (market value $11,800) (exclusive of air fare).

Click Here to see the flyer for the all the Gala Special Travel Packages. The established purchase prices make the trips fantastic deals. Email for information."

Gala Reminders

  • 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 (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.

EDITOR'S NOTE: We no longer have a Post Office (P.O.) Box. Please make sure all checks are sent to: Skagit County Democrats, 2021 East College Way, Suite 104, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

2. Weekend of Action! October 1st: Knock Doors in Anacortes, Saturday, Oct 1, 10:30am – 1:00pm, Volunteer Park, 1915 13th Street, Anacortes
"Join the Washington State Democrats during our Weekend of Action in canvassing fellow Democrats in our community to increase voter turnout and support for our awesome candidates up and down the ballot ahead of the critical November general election! We’ll meet on Saturday 10/1 at 10:30am at the Volunteer Park Baseball Fields (off 13th St) for a brief training before we head out to knock doors." Click Here to register.

3. NEWThe 40th Legislative District Democrats Executive Board meets Tuesday, Oct 11, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, via Zoom
"Please email if you would like to attend this meeting."

4. NEWThe 40th Legislative District Democrats General Membership meets Sunday, Oct 16, 11:00am – 1:00pm, via Zoom
"A zoom link will be sent to all members of the 40th LD Democrats the day before the meeting."

5. Campaign Activities and Issues

  • Clyde Shavers, candidate for 10th Legislative District Representative
    • Meet and Support, Thursday, Oct 6, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Village Pizza, Village Pizza, 807 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes – We will have snacks like Pizza and other appetizers. Your kind donations will help Clyde’s campaign greatly. We hope you can join us for a fun yet supportive evening! RSVP to
  • Sandy Perkins, Skagit County Auditor
    • "Dear Friends and Fellow Democrats, I'm Sandy Perkins and I'm running for re-election as your Skagit County Auditor. The position of Auditor is a vital one in preserving our democracy and ensuring our free and fair elections. I am being currently challenged by a Republican opponent and as we all have heard, certain fringe Republicans are trying to take over this office and at the very least, alter our voter lists.
    • As I strive every day to do my very best as your County Auditor, I find that there is little time left for fundraising and doorbelling. Winning this re-election is critical to us all, so I respectfully ask for your help. If you are able, would you please help with my re-election campaign? If you would like to make a donation, please visit my website at card donations), or please mail a check to The Committee to Re-elect Sandy Perkins – 1004 Commercial Ave. #1101, Anacortes, WA 98221. Please include your contact information and your current occupation. If you are able to help with doorbelling, please contact Lynn Campbell at the Skagit County Democrats 360-336-1555. Thank you very much for your help and especially for your vote! "
  • Germaine Kornegay for Public Utility District
    • "Hey Democratic friends! This is the Germaine for PUD campaign asking you to please help. I could use some help with donations and volunteering. It's a nonpartisan race but clearly it has become partisan despite all of my efforts. So we're calling out to you now for sign locations, donations, and volunteering. Every donation of $100 will help us reach over 400 voters! Reach out on the website –"
  • Jessica Wadhams, candidate for 39th Legislative District Representative
    • Door Knocking Event, Saturday, Oct 1, 11:30am, Bingham Park, 340 Bingham Park Loop, Sedro-Woolley
    • The campaign is hosting multiple door knocking and other events. Click Here for a listing of upcoming events.

6. Candidate signs
We have campaign signs to distribute at our Headquarters, 2021 East College Way, Mount Vernon; hours – 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Monday – Thursday. Let's cover/plaster/saturate the County with Democrat campaign signs! Currently available:

  • Clyde Shavers
  • Dave Paul
  • Sandy Perkins
  • Rick Larsen
  • Germaine Kornegay
  • Debra Lekanoff
  • Patty Murray

7. Fidalgo Democrats has posted the video of their most recent Candidate Night event of Tuesday, Sep 13
Click Here to watch the video.

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

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. NEWFall Tire Round-Up: Free Used Tire Recycling Event, Tuesday, Sep 27, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Clear Lake Recycling & Compactor Site, 23202 Howey Road, Clear Lake
"One Day Only! Bring your used tires to recycle for FREE at the Clear Lake Recycling & Compactor Site Car, truck, motorcycle, or semi-truck tires from Skagit County residents only. Tires can be on-rim or off-rim. No tractor tires. Limit of 20 tires per household. This free event is for Skagit County residents only; no commercial disposal. Questions? Call (360) 416-1575"

2. NEWThe Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms, Saturday and Sunday, Oct 1 & 2, 10:00am – 4:00PM, throughout Skagit County
"Free Admission & Parking! Festival of Family Farms is a two-day self-guided tour through the beautiful Skagit Valley where the barn doors are open just for you. You will experience farming practices and taste the harvest straight from the farm." Click Here for a map of participating farms.

3. Support the Planned Parenthood Rally – Women's March, Skagit Wave, Saturday, Oct 8, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Skagit County Courthouse, 205 West Kincaid Street, Mount Vernon
"In Skagit County, we'll lift our voices to join with those all across the country on Saturday, Oct. 8th, in this fight for reproductive rights and freedom for all. We'll have a table to register to vote and a table to find out more about volunteering for Planned Parenthood in this area. Bring your family and friends. Join us at the Skagit County Courthouse at noon!"

4. Washington State League of Women Voters is offering an online training event on "Election Security: A Ballot's Journey", Monday, Sep 26, 10:00am – 11:00am, via Zoom
"Ever wonder how WA State counties can guarantee election security? Follow a ballot through the entire process to learn how, each step of the way, security and accuracy is assured. Snohomish County Auditor Garth Fell will be our guide."

5. Diaper Awareness Week is coming up from September 24 – October 2 – Diaper Bank of Skagit County
"Diaper need affects 1 in 3 families, and are essential to a baby's healthy development, yet most state and national safety-net programs do not recognize diapers as a basic need. As such, diaper banks are one of the only resources struggling families have to acquire diapers. In Skagit County, our diaper bank provides over 20 organizations with diapers and supplies!"

Do you want to host a drive? Hosting a diaper drive is a great way to come together as a community to support a large need in our county! Click Here for more information. Click Here for the Diaper Bank of Skagit County Facebook page

6. UPDATEDCOVID-19 Information
Current Skagit County Information – The following is taken from the Skagit County COVID-19 Update of Sep 17

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 – 11:00am, Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 2021 East College Way, Suite 104, Mount Vernon
Coffee and Cards meets on Wednesdays from 10-11 am. This is the group that was previously led by Carol Sullivan and is now lead quite capably by Judy Farrar. The group 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, Mount Vernon, 360-336-1555."

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