OKDems Dispatch – January 2018

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! 

OKDems Latest News

We had a great turnout this last Saturday at the Community Unity Potluck and OKDems General Meeting, with some new faces in attendance, delicious food and fantastic groups that are doing some awesome work in our county.

Welcome to the newest OKDems members and many thanks to all for what you do to make our county so wonderful.
There’s much to still do and there’s no doubt that, together, we can do it! 

Nominations and a E-Board Special Elections vote was held by member Precinct Committee Officers at OKDems meeting this last Saturday to elect new Treasurer, Tom Cloud and Vice Chair, MamaKeiki Hula Stacy Weigle.

WELCOME TOM!

Keiki will continue in a dual role as VC Social Media & Technology with her new responsibilities as VC, one of which is developing outreach and support for our LGBTQ and Millennial Women communities so their concerns are heard and represented.

As an FYI, the rest of the E-Board is as follows:

Michael Sarratt – Chair

Kirsten Williams – State Committeewoman

Harvey Moses – State Committeeman

Valerie Sarratt – Secretary

The following are the PCO Coordinator (PCOC) and Campaign Events Coordinator (CEC) Positions (we still need folks to step up to help) :

North County

CEC – Sandy Vaughn

PCOC – Terri Peterson

Nespelem/Coulee/Colville Reservation

CEC – Sandi Buzzard

PCOC – Open Position

South County

CEC – Susan Swanson

PCOC – Open Position 

Pateros/Brewster

CEC – Open Position

PCOC – Open Position

Methow

CEC – Open Position

PCOC – Open Position

Community Outreach Coordinator (COC) Positions

Native – Open Position

Latino – Open Position

LGBTQ – Open Position

Senior/Disabled – Open Position

Young Democrats – Open Position

Precinct Committee Officers

About a year ago, we started with 3 PCOs. We now have 47. We have a large county with hundreds of precincts in need of a PCO.

If you’re interested in any of the above roles, please let us know! Most of those listed above only require about less than an hour a week for the role and the ability to attend one or two meetings a month.

Special thanks to all our PCOs and members for all they’re doing to build #TheNewBlue to #FlipOkanoganCountyBlue!

This week there are signmaking parties scheduled in Methow, Tonasket and Omak to create the messages for We Will March – Hear Our Voices, hosted by #ResistForGOOD Indivisible. Also please think of what we want to say using our voices 😉

Folks will meet at Omak Civic League Park on Saturday, January 20th at 11:30am and the march up and down Main and Ash Streets (as well as side streets) will start at Noon. PLEASE RESPECT ALL PEDESTRIAN AND TRAFFIC LAWS, stay on sidewalks, in crosswalks, do not block traffic, sidewalks or driveways, and obey signal lights. It’s fine 8f we have to wait for a light to turn green and get a little broken up. A massive single file of marchers throughout all of downtown will be impressive! 

We will wrap up the march by around 1:00pm so everyone can head to Breadline Cafe for the Rise & Organize Canvass training and event immediate after the march.

RSVP for the March at https://actionnetwork.org/events/national-impeachment-march?source=direct_link&referrer=group-resistforgood

SAVE THE DATE! The next monthly meeting for the OKDems is at 12 Tribes Resort Casino and Spa on Saturday, February 3, 2018, starting at NOON. Further details will be emailed before the meeting.

See you all soon! Keep working to build #TheNewBlue so we can #FlipItBlue in #OkanoganCounty!

REMEMBER! 

Tonasket General Meeting

General Meeting – Tonasket PCOs and Members

SEE UPDATE BELOW  FOR MEETING & POTLUCK DETAILS

Submit agenda items by 01/06/2018.
SOME AGENDA ITEMS TO INCLUDE:
New business
Old business
Good of the Order
Organization updates and announcements.
Nominations for Treasurer
Outreach
Voter Registration
#BigBlueTsunamiTime
#FlipItBlue in #OkanoganCounty

FYI WAStateDems’ Maria Beltran would like to do a canvass event the day before, on or after the ResistForGOOD Indivisible We Shall March event on 01/20/2018

Learn more about becoming a PCO.

Join as a Member to support and grow our membership to help spread #TheNewBlue!

UPDATE

FYI the OKDems meeting is a lunch and dessert potluck unity celebration because all the various groups from those working toward public road access to environmental protection, from education to Marijuana legalization, from LGBTQ rights to Women’s rights, from DACA to Healthcare, from water rights to PAC, and from Indivisible groups to ROC and other geoups will be there…. The itinerary is loosely:

Noon Potluck Lunch
Introductions/Missions of County Activism Groups,
plus how OKDems can help each group and vice versa

1pmish OKDems Gen Meeting

2pmish Call for nominations, PCO Info and canvassing coordination post 1/20 march

3pm Dessert Potluck and Activism/Legislation calls to action coordination with OKDems and groups, as well as canvassing planning with Maria Beltran from WAState Dems.

OKDems hosts January Special Meeting with Community Groups in Tonasket

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
WITH LUNCH & DESSERT POTLUCK
OKDEMS, PCOs and Members Hosts Community Groups in TONASKET
Submit agenda items by 01/06/2018. to okdemocrats.sec @ gmail . com (remove spaces).
SOME AGENDA ITEMS TO INCLUDE:
New business
Old business
Good of the Order
Organization updates and announcements.
Nominations for Treasurer
Outreach
Voter Registration
#BigBlueTsunamiTime
#FlipItBlue in #OkanoganCounty
 
FYI WAStateDems’ Maria Beltran would like to do a canvass event after the ResistForGOOD Indivisible We Shall March – Hear Our Voices event on 01/20/2018
 
Learn more about becoming a PCO.
 
Join as a Member to support and grow our membership to help spread #TheNewBlue!
 
UPDATE
 
FYI the OKDems meeting is a lunch and dessert potluck unity celebration because all the various groups from those working toward public road access to environmental protection, from education to Marijuana legalization, from LGBTQ rights to Women’s rights, from DACA to Healthcare, from water rights to PAC, and from Indivisible groups to ROC and other geoups will be there…. The itinerary is loosely:
 
Noon Potluck Lunch
Introductions/Missions of County Activism Groups,
plus how OKDems can help each group and vice versa
 
1pmish OKDems Gen Meeting
 
2pmish Call for nominations, PCO Info and canvassing coordination post 1/20 march
 
3pm Dessert Potluck and Activism/Legislation calls to action coordination with OKDems and groups, as well as canvassing planning with Maria Beltran from WAState Dems post the We Shall March – Hear Our Voices event listed at https://www.facebook.com/events/392575137864467/ and https://actionnetwork.org/events/national-impeachment-march

One chart shows Democrats are now more eager than ever to run for office – Vox

https://www.vox.com/2017/12/11/16748716/chart-democrats-2018-midterms-elections

December 2017 PCOs and Members – General Meeting

Saturday-Noon, December 2, 2017 at 13 Tribes Resort Casino and Spa

RSVP at link above or post reply here. 

Nov 4th Meeting in Twisp

https://www.facebook.com/events/1934000553505726/?ti=as

It’s special election crunch time! Come learn more about what your county democratic party PCOs and members are doing! 

Okanogan Democrats

OKDems at Twispworks

Our November Newsletter Just Went OUt

PCOs and members should check their email 🙂

Not getting your copy? Make sure you’ve signed up for mailings or update your information at:

OKDems2017

OKDems2017 Email Forms

Writers/Translators

Do you have a way with words and stay active in our county democratic membership organization? We’d love your help writing articles about what we’re working on, calls to action, legislation and local activities.

We also need Spanish speaking writers and translators who can help communicate and do outreach.

If interested, please contact us!

Website Updates

We’ve added social media feeds that live stream the 4th CD and 7th LD Facebook Pages, along with our current OKDem 🙂

Social

Also *drum roll*…

We’ve added a Register to Vote section on the main menu with live links 🙂

REGISTER TO VOTE

As a reminder, there’s also a sub-section for Precinct Committee Officers at http://www.okanogan.wa-democrats.net/local-involvement/precinct-committee-officers/

 

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