News from the Skagit County Democrats

Posted on May 26th, 2024

Skagit County Democrats Action Newsletter for May 27, 2024



1. Our Skagit County Democrats Headquarters Office is closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day

2. Gala Information
We are virtually sold out for our 2024 Gala. Our profound thanks to the many people who have contributed to its organization. Special thanks to the Gala Committee for the months of work you have already put in! Additional thanks go to the volunteers and contributors that will make this a success on Saturday. Now, folks, all that is needed is for you to bring your checkbooks and debit cards and be prepared to bid on the many great items in our auction!

3. NEWEndorsements
The following candidates and issues were approved at our Endorsements Meeting, Saturday, May 25

4. Event to Support 10th Legislative District Representative Clyde Shavers’ Re-Election Campaign, Thursday, May 30, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Pioneer Park Large Shelter, 1200 South 4th Street, La Conner
Hosted by: Bennett Massey Helber and John & Evlyn Schmidt. You can RSVP with a contribution HERE or by emailing

5. Dave Paul's campaign is seeking volunteers to join their doorbelling team, with a particular focus on areas like Oak Harbor, Camano Island, Stanwood, and Arlington
Click Here to sign up to help the campaign.

6. NEWBob Ferguson's campaign for Governor will conduct a fundraising luncheon in Whatcom County, Tuesday, Jun 4, 11:30am – 1:00pm, site to be disclosed upon registration
Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets.

7. Watch the latest video of the Fidalgo Democrats meeting of May 14 on the Sunflower F.U.N.D., supporting the nonprofit organization that funds critical aid for Ukrainian civilians and their brave defenders
Click Here for the YouTube link.

8. NEWThere will be no Skagit County Democrats Membership Meeting in the month of June

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. The monthly Planned Parenthood rally is Saturday, Jun 1, 11:00am – 12:00pm, on the sidewalk in front of the Mount Vernon Health Center, 1805 East Division Street, Mount Vernon
Bring your signs, your friends, and your family.

2. NEWAnacortes Waterfront Festival 2024, Saturday Jun 1, 10:00am – Jun 2, 6:00pm, Cap Sante Marina
Featured activities 2024: Car show, Boat racing, Children’s boat building, Giant slide, Live entertainment, Local food vendors, Arts & crafts, Educational exhibits, and Free boat rides.

3. NEWPeace & Dignity Journey 2024, Spiritual Run: Alaska to Columbia, Swinomish portion, Saturday, Jun 8
Click Here for more information about Peace and Dignity Journeys.

4. NEWWear Orange will be taking place Friday, Jun 7 – Sunday, Jun 9
We wear orange for a future free from gun violence. Safe and Sane Skagit members and friends are invited to meet outside i.e. Gallery in Edison [5742 Gilkey Ave] for a group photo opportunity Friday, Jun 7, 3:00pm. Join us in honoring survivors of gun violence. SaSS will also be hosting a table for an informal meet and greet. Stop by and join us and WEAR ORANGE!

5. NEWSkagit County Public Works Publishes Farmland Legacy 2023 Annual Report
Click Here for the press release.

6. Farmer's Markets

  • Anacortes – Saturdays, 9:00am to 2:00pm, The Depot, 611 R Avenue – Open Now
  • Concrete – Saturdays, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad Avenue – Open Now
  • Mount Vernon – Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm, Skagit Riverwalk Park, 509 South Main Street – Open Now
  • Sedro-Woolley – Wednesdays, 3:00 – 7:00pm, Hammer Heritage Square, 617 Metcalf Street (Ferry & Metcalf), Open Now
  • Click Here for a listing of Skagit Valley farm stands and stores


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 $.53. 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.
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