by Daydre Phillips
The Outreach Committee has been very active reaching out to register voters throughout the county. Some of the places we went to are listed below:
Fiestas Patrias Parade Ferndale, September 8th. About 30 people, including R-74 supporters and Young Democrats joined the Democrats’ parade entry and distributed palm cards in both English and Spanish. Otto Graep drove his tractor again and Hue Beattie, one of our Democratic National Convention delegates, drove Liza Herzog’s pickup truck. Sherry Zeilstra and Steve Lydolph organized the LD-42 booth at Pioneer Park. A day long festival with wonderful dancing and music, including people from as far away as Columbia, it was a fun and colorful event.
Whatcom Democrats Garage Sale, September 22nd. Charlie Ward and Linda Schonborn staffed a booth and registered voters. Nooksack Days Pow Wow, September 22nd. This event was a very moving cultural event and is highly recommended by Alyce Werkema and Daydre Phillips. We distributed info and registered some voters.
Native Rock the Youth Vote, Lummi High School, September 27th. Catherine Chambers and Vernell Lane, Lummi Votes Coordinator, talked to a class about Citizenship, the importance of voting and the history of voting for Native Americans.
Northwest Indian College, September 27th through October 5th. Linda Schonborn and her volunteers assisted Vernell Lane with voter registration.
Lummi Community Breakfast: Silver Reef Casino, September 30th. Steve Schuck and Judy Mullenix helped Vernell Lane register voters. Candidates Natalie McClendon and Matt Krogh spoke to the capacity crowd. Sikh Temple, September 30th. Daydre Phillips, Steve Schuck and Judy Mullenix supported Sikh efforts to register voters. Coming opportunities: Opportunities appear frequently and on short