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The event will be held in the cafeteria in building C.  Park in Lot C-1 or C-2.



HEADLINE:  Join us for a day of inspiration and workshops in response to the rise of anti-Democratic forces in our communities, to show our strength and unity during these times, featuring the efforts of our local and state-wide organizations doing the work of keeping Democracy alive. Learn about legislation these organizations are supporting in Olympia, and learn how to take action by supporting this legislation.

The event’s featured speaker will be Paul Benz of the WA Partners for Social Change, the Criminal Justice Committee of the Snohomish County NAACP, the WA Coalition for Police Accountability and Communities Against Hate and Violent Extremism. Paul will share current updates on local and state efforts to combat hate and violent extremism. He will update us on bills currently in our state legislature.

Other Speakers:  Andrew Vander Stoep- Mt Vernon City Council Ward 2, Position 1, and representatives from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 3000 (UFCW 3000)


Knutzen Cardinal Center Cafeteria , 2405 East College Way, Mt Vernon, WA 98273


January 27, 10-4 pm


WORKSHOPS: 10:30-12, 1:45-3:15 PM

LUNCH: 12:00-1:00 PM (Lunch and snacks served free)

SPEAKERS: 12:30-1:30 PM

Workshops will be presented by FairVote WA, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Skagit (PFLAG Skagit), and students at Skagit Valley College Breaking Free Club, with Civil Survival, an organization dedicated to making positive change to support people impacted by the criminal justice system, as well as a panel workshop on current legislation being considered and how to sign in online PRO or CON or participate in online hearings for bills.

See the workshop list below for more details.

The event will also feature music by Gary Kanter of Camano Island, and the Skagit Valley College
Mariachis Cardenales. Lunch, coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. Please Join us for this free event. See details below or on our website.


EQUITY AND JUSTICE FOR THE INCARCERATED- Information and a panel discussion with Civil Survival, and students from Skagit Valley College Breaking Free Club and others discussing opportunities and barriers of the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated. Bringing more awareness of the impacts that it has on our community.

SCIENCE OF GENDER- Presented by Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays  Skagit (PFLAG Skagit) Linden Jordan. Linden is a retired attorney, mental health counselor and college professor.  He will be discussing The Science of Gender.  We are taught that it is all so simple, yet nothing could be further than the truth.  We will explore the world of in utero development as it applies to the formation of sexual anatomy and our gender identity.  You will understand why gender identity is so critical and so interesting. This workshop prepares you for those all-important conversations when a loved one comes out to you. It will also help in this very confusing time regarding gender.  

RANKED CHOICE VOTING- Presented by FAIRVOTE WA- Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV) is the fastest-growing non-partisan reform in the U.S. Voters who try RCV say it’s simple and they want to keep using it. Come learn how it works, where it's used, and how it can make politics more civil and more inclusive.

CURRENT UPDATES ON WA STATE LEGISLATION AND HOW TO SUPPORT IT- Presented by 10th LD Democrats- Panel discussion featuring Andrew Vander Stoep of Mt Vernon City Council, Paul Benz of WA Coalition for Police Accountability, Tom Lambro of UFCW 3000 on legislation to support economic, labor, housing, criminal and racial justice in WA state – all pillars of the WA State Democratic party platform.

John Amell
Chair - 10th LD Democrats   


Dear Fellow Democrat,
We probably don’t need to tell you how critical it is for everyone to get
engaged as we prepare the groundwork for the 2024
election. Our very democracy STILL seems to be hanging in the balance.
Our local Democratic organization is active, with regular general
membership meetings every other month.
We invite YOU to become a member, to help us have a strong local
organization, who is able to support Democratic candidates and get boots
on the ground to GET OUT THE VOTE each election. This is all about
ACTING LOCALLY as you think globally.
By becoming a dues paying member of the 10th Legislative District, you
will have voting rights in our endorsement procedures, and you help keep
us strong. Dues are merely $20 per year for individuals, and $30 per
family. (Anyone who cannot afford dues merely has to ask to have them
waived). Your dues help us financially support endorsed candidates, and
help pay for venues for fundraisers or forums where you can hear from
candidates. These monies stay HERE, in our community.
JOIN AT:, or send your membership dues and
information to 10th LD Democrats, 2021 East College Way, Suite 104, Mount
Vernon, WA 98273.
Please include you email, address and phone number to help us stay in touch!




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