News from the Skagit County Democrats
Skagit County Democrats Action Newsletter for June 19, 2023
1. NEW – Headquarters Closures
We are closing the Headquarters office this Monday, June 19th, for the Juneteenth holiday. In addition, the Headquarters office will be closed Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th, in celebration of our Independence Day.
2. NEW – The 40th Legislative District Democrats General Membership Meeting is Sunday, Jun 25, 10:00am, via Zoom
Click Here for the Zoom link – Meeting ID: 372 671 4899, Passcode: 40th. The June meeting will include:
- Joel Jordan (40th LD Dems Whatcom Vice-Chair) update on the Legislative Session
- Races to endorse in the General Election and meeting date
- Just Transition update
- Reminder of LD Boundary and Redistricting
- Other business, but no endorsements for the Primary
3. The 39th Legislative District Democrats General Membership Meeting is Sunday, Jun 25, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, via zoom
Click Here to register for this meeting. Click Here for the agenda.
4. NEW – The Fidalgo Democrats' most recent meeting of Jun 13 on Gender and "Celebrate Pride" can be viewed on YouTube
5. Calling serious golfers!
The Skagit County Democratic Party is in the planning stages of a golf tournament as a fundraiser for the Party. We badly need immediate help from golfers who have participated in tournaments and/or helped to organize one. For details, please contact Sheila Mulligan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. "Masking up" is now OPTIONAL for volunteers and visitors at our Skagit Democrats 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.
- Supreme Court: How White People Stole Affirmative Action — and Ensured Its Demise
- Millionaires who want to tax the rich lobby working-class voters
- China's Economy Is Imploding. That's a Problem for US, Wall Street
- 4 tips to outsmart dopamine if your kid is hooked on screens or sweets
- A Simple Way to Regulate TikTok
1. NEW – Skagit County Job Fair, Wednesday, Jun 21, 2:30pm – 6:00pm, Northwest Career & Technical Academy, 2205 West Campus Place, Mount Vernon
No cost. Parking is free in the Skagit Valley College lot just south of the NCTA building. Click Here to register.
2. NEW – I-5 Skagit Transportation Study Survey
"The Washington State Department of Transportation is assessing the safety, operations and performance of I-5 in Skagit County between the Old Highway 99 South interchange at exit 224 [South Mount Vernon] and the Cook Road Interchange at exit 232. This project is part of a larger statewide effort to study the interstate from the U.S. / B.C. Canadian border to the Washington / Oregon border . . . As we begin to develop strategies to address challenges, WSDOT needs your help to understand how the community uses I-5 and local roads to move throughout the study area and Skagit County."
"WSDOT invites you to share your comments via an online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DP5KP5X (survey open through June 26, 2023). Input will guide decisions about potential solution alternatives."
3. Farmer's Markets
The 2023 Farmer's Markets are now all open.
- Anacortes – Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm
- Concrete – Saturdays, 10:00am – 2:00pm
- Mount Vernon – Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm
- Sedro-Woolley – Wednesdays, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
4. 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."