Well, we are past the primaries, and we had a particularly good showing of the 40th LD delegation. We should all be immensely proud of Senator Lovelett, and Representatives Lekanoff, and Ramel.

But that does not mean that our work is done.

We are now looking to November, and the surrounding legislative districts, and the counties inside of the 40th. There are critical races in Skagit County that we as an LD have endorsed candidates in for county commission. In the 10th LD, there are three Democrats working hard to represent all the people in that district but are opposed by strong Republican challengers. In the 42nd LD, there are two extraordinarily talented women running for the state house, and they need our support.  

We are in unprecedented times when it comes to voting. As a fully mail-in ballot state, we rely upon the US Postal Service to deliver and return the bulk of all ballots cast in a timely fashion to be counted.

We, the executive board, encourage you all to mark you ballots and return them either via the USPS, inside the pre-paid envelope provided, or directly to the county auditor’s office, in one of the many ballot drop boxes, as soon as possible after you receive your ballot.

If there are problems, or if you do not receive your ballot, notify your county auditor’s office asap.  The current administration in the white house has undertaken the crippling of the USPS, and we can’t let that happen, or keep us from voting!

As chair of the 40th, I encourage you all to work with the local coordinated campaign that is closest to you, through the county Democrat offices.
There are ongoing phone banks, post card writing drives, and a whole host of creative and imaginative ways of getting out the messages for our candidates and who we are as Democrats.

Below, are links and information about opportunities in the surrounding communities to help get Democrats either elected or re-elected.

Please give those a look and volunteer if you’re so inclined.
In the age of COVID- 19, the ability of a campaign to reach out to voters is all digital or through mailings. We need your help!

Also included in this email, is a document about donating money to campaigns in battle grounds outside our area.

It is not a fundraising letter, it’s a “how-to” guide with online links to a group that explains how to best donate to a battleground race that we are not physically close to.

It is a great resource, a primer on how to, and why. I hope that you will give it a look.  

Trevor Smith,  Chair, 40th LD

40th LD General Meeting is Sunday, October 4, via zoom

Please add the date to your calendar!

Zoom link will be sent in September to 40th members and PCOs, current and newly elected. (Though newly elected PCOs don’t start voting until December 2020.

Phone Banking Opportunity with the 40th LD, Aug 29 and Sep 19, 4 to 6 pm

Calling all PCOs and 40th Members for phone banking:

First 40th phone bank is Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 4 PM – 6 PM,
Facebook Event:  www.facebook.com/events/770122090429785/

Calling all our 40th newly elected and current Precinct Committee Officers for a PCO phone bank to your precincts:

Next is Saturday, September 19, 2020, from 4 pm – 6 pm

Facebook Event:  www.facebook.com/events/1027492854337741/

We are excited to have you on board. This event will be a great opportunity to hit the ground running as a PCO.

We will be providing training and contact information for your precinct so you can further build the meaningful connections that will kick trump out of office in November.

These phonebanks will eventually be held weekly! Phone Banking will be for the 10th and 42nd LDs.

We will be posting a RSVP link soon. If you have any questions, please message our FB page at www.facebook.com/40thDems/ or Spencer Lively at spencerelively@gmail.com

All are welcome so come join the 40th LD Democrats as we call our neighbors to support local candidates and help flip the nearby 10th and 42nd legislative districts.

Please consider donating to the 40th LD to help keep our organization functioning.

Link to our donation page: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wa40thdems