Letter from the Chair
It is with great sadness that I share the loss of one of our own, Christian Avana. Christian was energetic, enthusiastic, a willing volunteer. Christian knew how important community involvement was to life in Douglas County, and he brought his gentle spirit and wonderful smile to each event. He will be greatly missed. We grieve with his partner, family, and friends.
Although April will be viewed through the lens of this loss, we continue to make strides in bringing the Douglas County Democratic Party out of the shadows. Letters to the editors, meeting personally with folks, ever-changing Douglas County Facebook posts (check it out for yourself!), and an Earth Day Event at the office, along with an accompanying quilt raffle. Check your email for more information forthcoming on both events.
We have also reopened our office with some amazing new and previous volunteers. We will be open 5 days a week, from 10-2. Stop in and say hello, get to meet your fellow Democrats, and find out what’s going on. Remember that we are all volunteers, so be patient if you stop by and we aren’t there. Life happens and we sometimes need to adjust our schedule.
The Flegel Committee is hard at work, so put the Flegel Dinner on your calendar for October 9th. We are also hoping to have a picnic in August, but we don’t have a date yet.
If you have a home or land on a busy road/highway where you would like to post a sign or two highlighting the American Rescue Plan, let us know. We have volunteers hard at work on them and will have 20 or so available. And last but far from least, we have ordered more “In My America” signs. They are a great way to let people know what you want your America to look like. Amazingly, I have had one in my yard for approximately 2 years and it has not been stolen! We will be charging $10 per sign.
Please email me at if you are willing to write a letter to the editor but need a
subject to write about or some more information to get started. We can help you.
And, to all of you who make life a little better for those around you—with a visit, a smile, a letter,
volunteering, random kindnesses—THANK YOU!