News from the Skagit County Democrats

Posted on March 17th, 2024

Skagit County Democrats Action Newsletter for March 18, 2024



1. NEWGala News
Mark your calendar – this year's Gala will be Saturday, June 1 at the Swinomish Lodge and Casino. Begin thinking about items for the Live and Silent Auctions. Click Here for Auction Items DOs and DON'Ts. Click Here for some ideas for baskets and other auction items ideas. We will be accepting donations for the Gala until May 5.

2. The 39th Legislative District Democrats Executive Board meets Tuesday, Mar 19, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, via Zoom
Click Here for the Zoom link.

3. NEW10th Legislative District Bipartisan Virtual Town Hall, Tuesday, Mar 19, 6:00pm, featuring Representatives Paul and Shavers and Senator Muzzall
Click Here for the Facebook feed or Click Here to watch on YouTube. You can post a question now via this survey.

4. NEWBob Ferguson for Governor signs
"Skagit County Democrats has over 300 Bob Ferguson signs in our office with another 200 on their way! Please get his sign up. We do have a sheet of paper requiring the address and contact information for the campaign to come pick up the signs after the election. Let's flood our County with his signs! He will be an exceptional Governor for our state!"

5. Consider running to be a Delegate to the Washington State Democratic Party Convention, Saturday, Jun 22, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 Northeast 6th Street, Bellevue
Registration is now open to be a delegate to the 2024 Washington State Democrats State Convention! Registration is open until 5:00pm on Sunday, March 31, so please get your registration in soon! Delegates will be elected by members of their Legislative District Democratic Party on April 6, 2024. You can register here and see other candidates running for delegate in our directory page here. If you’re looking for more information please visit our Delegate Information Hub here, or join us for a virtual training on how to run!

This registration is only for people interested in running for state delegate. National Delegate registration will open after April 6th so please be on the lookout for that email if you are interested in running for national delegate. The State Convention will be held on June 22nd at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue Washington. If you have any questions, please reach out to Nathaniel Block at and he will be happy to assist you in your run for delegate!

6. 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. The League of Women Voters of Skagit County present "News Literacy for an Election Year", Monday, Mar 18, 10:00am via Zoom
This session "will focus on news and information in our current political environment. Chelsey Cartwright, LWV US Program Manager for the Democracy Truth Project, will join us from the “other” Washington, where, in her work at the League, she strives to counter dis and misinformation and to advance a better public understanding of the democratic and electoral process. Chelsey works with Leagues Nationwide to develop and implement training sessions and events that advance this mission." This is part of the ACTviaZoom program of the Skagit LWV. Click Here to register for this event.

2. NEWThe Anacortes R Avenue Long Term Improvements Project has now been completed and the detour no longer necessary

3. NEWApplebee's Flapjack Fundraiser for S.P.O.T. (Saving Pets One at a Time), Saturday, Mar 23, 8:00am – 10:00pm, Applebee's, 188 Cascade Mall Drive, Burlington
Tickets: $10. Juice, coffee, bacon, sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs. "Come support our cat & dog rescue of 24 years in Skagit County."

4. NEWSkagit/Island Counties Builders Association (SICBA) Home & Garden Show, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, Mar 22, 23 & 24, Skagit County Fairgrounds, 501 West Taylor Street, Mount Vernon
Adults $7, Military $5, Seniors $5, Kids 15 & under are free. Click Here for schedule, activities, and other information.

5. NEWHillcrest Park's 100th Anniversary, Saturday, Mar 23, 12:00pm to 3:00pm, Hillcrest Park, 1717 South 13th Street, Mount Vernon

6. March is Women's History Month
Here are some resources for this event.

7. Ramadan began at sundown on Sunday, Mar 10, and ends at sundown on Tuesday, Apr 9

8. Diaper Drive for United Way of Skagit County and the Diaper Bank of Skagit County – Support your local Chamber of Commerce by dropping off items until Friday, Mar 29
There is a challenge between the Mount Vernon, Burlington, and Sedro-Woolley Chambers of Commerce. Items needed include: Diapers (Unopened packages, opened packages, loose diapers), Wipes (Unopened packages), Baby Formula (Unopened packages), Adult Incontinence products (Unopened packages, opened packages, loose diapers).

9. The La Conner Daffodil Festival runs through the month of March


1. 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 led quite capably by Judy Farrar and Judith Chilcote. 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 $.51. 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."

2. Anacortes Sunday Demonstrations
Progressive folks regularly demonstrate each Sunday, 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the corner of 12th Street and Commercial Avenue in Anacortes. While this is not an official Skagit County Democrats activity, turnout is encouraged.
Browse by Page
Connect on Social Media
Accessibility Options
Bigger Text

We are committed to continuously improving access to our goods and services by individuals with disabilities.
If you are unable to use any aspect of this website because of a disability, please call 360-336-1555 and we will provide you with prompt personalized assistance.

If you have trouble seeing web pages, the US Social Security Administration offers these tips for optimizing your computer and browser to improve your online experience.

If you are looking for mouse and keyboard alternatives, speech recognition software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking may help you navigate web pages and online services. This software allows the user to move focus around a web page or application screen through voice controls.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are several accessibility features available to you.

Closed Captioning
Closed captioning provides a transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is synchronized with the video and audio tracks. Captions are generally visually displayed over the video, which benefits people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and anyone who cannot hear the audio due to noisy environments. Most of our website’s video content includes automated captions. Learn how to turn captioning on and off in YouTube.

Volume Controls
Your computer, tablet, or mobile device has volume control features. Each video and audio service has its own additional volume controls. Try adjusting both your device’s volume controls and your media players’ volume controls to optimize your listening experience.


Search the Website

Use keywords in the search box below to find what you're looking for.

Common Searches
Go to the Top of the Page