News from the Skagit County Democrats

Posted on June 4th, 2023

Skagit County Democrats Action Newsletter for June 5, 2023



1. NEWResults of the Endorsements Meeting of Jun 4
The following candidates and positions have been approved for endorsement by the Skagit County Democrats (in no particular order):

  • Hannah Oliver – Sedro-Woolley School Board
  • Paul Cocke – Sedro-Woolley City Council
  • Ashly Gregorious – Hospital District 304 Board
  • Cecilia Ponce-Sanchez – Burlington School Board
  • Mary Hudson – Mount Vernon City Council
  • Andrew VanderSloop – Mount Vernon City Council
  • Lucy Madrical – Mount Vernon City Council

2. NEWThe Skagit County Democrats Executive Board will meet Thursday, Jun 8, 6:30pm, via Zoom
Click Here for the Zoom link – Meeting ID: 231 460 3118. While only Executive Board Officers may vote, members may attend.

3. Skagit County Young Democrats meet Sunday, Jun 11, 11:00am – 12:00pm, via Zoom
Click Here for the Zoom link.

4. NEWThe Fidalgo Democrats next meet Tuesday, Jun 13, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th Street, Anacortes
Linden Jorden, The President of PFLAG Skagit will be talking with us about the fascinating topic of Gender. PFLAG is a non-profit that works to support, advocate for and educate about the LGBTQ+ community. He will be joined by Anastasia Brencick a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. She helped start the Fidalgo Nature School and The Anacortes Pride parade and works with the anti-racism collective. Pease join us for a lively discussion. Bring your questions. If you have any questions, call Barbara Cooper 360 770-3506.

5. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Anacortes PRIDE Parade, Sunday, Jun 17, 11:00am, Commercial Avenue from 3rd to 10th Street, Anacortes
Join Skagit County Democrats and walk in the Anacortes PRIDE Parade. We will be walking with Fidalgo Democrat sisters and brothers. Last year the PRIDE Parade was a great success with crowded sidewalks of families attending. We have 400 PRIDE flags to distribute to children, and PRIDE neck scarves for pets. Given the cultural struggles we are having across our Country, NOW is the time to be PRESENT to support diversity, humanity, and justice. We organize at 10:30AM in the area of 3rd Street and O Avenue. The Parade Route is Commercial Avenue from 3rd to 10th Street. Bring your family and friends. A Family Picnic follows the parade.

6. "Masking up" is now OPTIONAL for volunteers and visitors at our Skagit Democrats Headquarters Office

7. 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. NEWBurn Ban takes effect June 9, 2023, for all of Skagit County
Click Here for more information.

2. Guemes Island Ferry Fare Proposal Public Hearing Scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon
"To access the full Rate Study Report, the 2023 Fare Proposal, and the 2023 Ferry Fare Revenue Target Report, please visit: [the 2023 Ferry Fare Proposal] page . . . The public can attend in-person or via Zoom using the following link:"

3. NEWFriends of the Anacortes Library Summer Book Sale, Saturday, Jun 10, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th Street, Anacortes
"Bring your OWN BAG* and fill it with books, cds and dvds for $7! All proceeds go directly towards Anacortes Public Library programs and collections. [*Bags must be a regular grocery/tote-sized bag (approx. 16"L x 14"W x6"D)]"

4. NEWEmployer Summit to Be Held to Discuss Local Child Care Challenges and Opportunities to Increase Capacity, Thursday, Jun 15, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Safety & Training Center, 15066 Josh Wilson Road, Burlington
"Join us for a discussion of current child care challenges and the effect on our local economy and workforce. Hear options about what we as employers can do to address the child care need and how we can improve our workforce retention, recruitment, and productivity by promoting child care solutions." Skagit County partners with the EDASC (Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County) and others for this summit. This is a free event. Click Here to register.

5. NEWHomeless population spikes in Skagit County
Click Here for the King 5 News articled of May 29.

6. NEWSkagit County’s Farmland Legacy 2022 Annual Report
Click Here for the Everett Post article on Skagit County's successful preservation program. Click Here for the full report.

7. Farmer's Markets
The 2023 Farmer's Markets are now all open.

8. COVID-19 Information
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. Coffee & Cards, Wednesdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Skagit County Democrats Headquarters, 2021 East College Way, Suite 104, Mount Vernon
Coffee and Cards meets on Wednesdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm. 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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