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Camano Island Democrats met April 15th, 7PM. Program included a presentation on the Healthy Environment for All (Heal) Act created by the Front and Centered Coalition. Other environmental legislation being considered in Olympia was also discussed. Kathryn Wells from Snohomish Conservation District informed us on the work they are doing and resources available to us on Camano. We also met with several people, who are working to make the Camano Fire Covid Vaccination Center such a success. Our Island County Commissioner, Janet St Clair, provided updates from the County.

Camano Island Democrats Met March 18th, 7PM

Jeff Wheeler, Salish Foothills Area Manager for the State Parks met with Camano Island Democrats March 18th.

Jeff shared his knowledge of the Park system, new Parks to explore, Navy SEAL training and other areas of interest. We also heard from Not In Our Parks, the citizen group opposing the Navy’s use of our state parks for training purposes. 

Good questions and discussion by members followed the presentations.

Camano Island Democrats met February 18th. The Zoom meeting was on the Rise of Hate Groups in our area and how our neighbors have organized to counteract them. Guest speakers were Charles Tanner research director, Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. He is a longtime civil and human rights activist who has worked to counter the organized white supremacist and anti-Indian movements. 

Craig Cyr, Council Member City of Langley spoke on the

3 percenters taking over the South Whidbey Grange and the organization that formed to counter them.  https://www.reclaimthegrange.org 

Brian Grad, Chair of  Anti-Vigilantism Action, Training and Research (AVATAR) and Lowell Rathbun who will spoke on the psychology of QAnon and hate groups. 

 We were also updated on the Covid 19 vaccine by Island County Commissioner Janet St Clair. 

Guest Speaker, Camano Island resident and Island County Commissioner candidate, Janet St Clair,  

Janet introduced herself and her campaign. Her campaign has embraced the Civility First Pledge. Janet believes “you can disagree but not be disagreeable.” Janet talked about her family and her professional and personal life experiences that have prepared her to take on the challenges and needs of our community and county government.

She has solid budget management experience.  “I have the head and heart for management.”

Her campaign emphasis is healthy communities, strong families, resident’s being able to age in place, public safety, protecting the natural beauty of our islands.

Janet answered questions on a wide range of topics from the membership.

 

Her campaign is looking for volunteers and donations. Contact Janet at
www.janetstclair.com.

Meeting Notes May 18th:

Indivisible Stanwood Camano was well represented by guest speakers and group leaders, Louise Key, Sharon Callaghan and Barbara Garnett. They gave us background on the group's formation and the actions the group is doing to resist the Trump Agenda.  

Janet St Clair, Vice Chair of Island County Democrats,  and Kim Burden of ICD presented Island County Democrats Strategic Plan to promote the progressive agenda and get more Democrats elected!