News from the Skagit County Democrats
Skagit County Democrats Action Newsletter for November 21, 2022
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!
1. Skagit County Democrats Headquarters Office closure over Thanksgiving
Our Headquarters Office will be closed from Wednesday, Nov 23 through Monday, Nov 28, opening again on Tuesday, Nov 29.
2. NEW – March with the Skagit County Democrats in the Mount Vernon Holiday Parade, Sunday, Dec 4, 4:30pm, beginning in the Library Parking Lot, 315 Snoqualmie Street
Santa’s coming to town! Kick-off the Holiday Season and create family memories at Mount Vernon’s Annual Holiday Parade! Sponsored this year by our new neighbor, WECU! Enjoy glittering floats, music, and lights from local organizations, schools & businesses.
Please join us and march in the Mount Vernon Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 4th, at 5pm. Meet in the library parking lot (315 Snoqualmie St.). Email Charles at email@example.com to let us know you will be participating. You should arrive at 4:30 to organize for walking the parade route. You are encouraged to bring family and friends. We had a terrific time last year. This is an important year to be visible to thank our community for their election support! Click Here for the parade route.
3. NEW – The 39th Legislative District Democrats report they have no meetings scheduled for the remainder of this month
4. NEW – Reorganization is coming up
(From Washington Democrats Chair Tina Podlodowski's newsletter of Nov 18) "Reorganization is the process by which local parties, who have newly elected Precinct Committee Officers from the midterm elections, meet for the first time with their new memberships and elect their officers. All 88 Legislative Districts and Counties meet to reorganize between the beginning of December, 2022, and the end of January, 2023."
5. Election Results
Several races are still in the process of being counted. To review the latest information:
- Local Skagit County Results: https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20221108/skagit/
- Washington State Federal and Legislative Results: https://results.vote.wa.gov/
6. Please return signs to the originating campaigns
If you have candidate signs in your yard, please contact the candidate. Signs cost money and candidates may be able to re-use them. Please DO NOT bring your signs to our headquarters. We don't have the space for them.
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.
- Putin’s Fear of Retreat – How the Cuban Missile Crisis Haunts the Kremlin
- Democracy on the line: This is the Supreme Court case that frightens me the most
- The Questions We Don’t Ask Our Families but Should
- Prevalence of Dementia Is Declining Among Older Americans; Inequalities Reduced but Still Persist
- Africa’s informal cities need more than green infrastructure to weather the effects of climate change
1. NEW – Small Business Saturday, Saturday, Nov 26, Downtown Mount Vernon
Sponsored by the Mount Vernon Downtown Association. Santa's Elves, live music, in-store events, and good cheer throughout Downtown!
2. NEW – County’s 2023 Preliminary Budget Available November 21; Public Welcome to Attend Upcoming Budget Presentation Tuesday, Nov 22, 10:30am, Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon
Click Here for more information.
3. The Skagit County Board of Commissioners is seeking two (2) applicants for Commission Members of the Housing Authority of Skagit County Board
Applications are due by Nov 30. Applicants must be residents of Skagit County. Click Here for the application process. Click Here for a description of the Housing Authority of Skagit County.
4. Community Input and Comment on the 2023-2028 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program
"Skagit County Public Works is in the process of compiling proposed projects for the 2023 – 2028 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP is considered a mid-range planning tool for regionally significant transportation projects that may have State and Federal funding. These projects include new construction or improvements to the transportation system under the jurisdiction of the County, such as road projects, bridge projects, ferry projects, and trail or non-motorized projects. The County will be accepting public comment until 4:30 p.m. on November 23, 2022." Click Here for more information.
5. Sedro-Woolley seeks new planning commissioner
"Those interested in the position must live within city limits or within the city’s urban growth area. They are asked to submit a one-page letter of interest by Nov. 22. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Planning Department at 360-855-0771." Click Here for the article in GoSkagit.
6. COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 Testing Site at Cascade Mall to Reduce Hours Beginning October 31, 2022
"Effective October 31, 2022, the hours of operation at Skagit County Public Health’s COVID-19 testing site at Cascade Mall, located at 150 Cascade Mall Drive in Burlington, will be changing. Testing services will be available the following days and times until further notice."
- Mondays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Thursdays: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Click Here for the most current 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. UPDATED – Coffee & Cards, Wednesdays, 10:00am – 11:00am, Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 2021 East College Way, Suite 104, Mount Vernon
SUSPENDED THIS WEEK DUE TO OFFICE CLOSURE FOR THANKSGIVING.
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."