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From the Chairman's Desk-April 19, 2015

It's Up To Us!

The first line reads:  After five years and more than 50 votes in Congress, the Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is essentially over.  This article from the LA times has been all over social media this weekend. 

Samuel Adams once said: “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

Doesn’t it seem like those patriots are already a few years late?  Was Samuel Adams talking about us? 

We cannot trust our future to the political class.  It is up to us, the grassroots, the patriot, the average citizen, to find solutions to the problems vexing the nation.  That is why we have invited, as our Lincoln Day Dinner keynote speaker, Dr. Keith Smith, who is providing quality medical care that avoids the Affordable Care Act and insurance altogether.  You will want to hear his story about the Surgery Center of Oklahoma.

And we need YOU to make this event a success.  Please consider one or more of the following: 

Ideas for donations:

Baskets of items from other cultures                          Jewelry
Basket filled with books                                             Paintings, glass artwork, or sculpture
Basket filled with pet items                                        Beach house, mountain cabin for a weekend
Basket of spa items                                                  Fine furniture: patio, wine rack, gas grill
Home improvement basket                                         Guns, ammo
Financial services                                                      Home, business cleaning service

Or anything you can think of that will generate excitement and raise funds for your CCRP.
To discuss a donation or arrange a pickup Contact Katja at katjadelavar@clarkrepublicans.com.

All money raised supports candidates and political efforts in Clark County.  There are no paid positions in this all-volunteer organization.  Please act today.

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From the Chairman's Desk-April 12, 2015

We're Up Next!


Congratulations to the Cowlitz County Republican Party!

We’re very proud of our friends in Cowlitz County for putting together a fantastic Lincoln Day Dinner last night.  A successful Dinner raises money while inspiring and entertaining the members.  They appeared to be wildly successful with record attendance and a flawless program.  Organizing these events take a great deal of volunteer effort.  Our Lincoln Day Dinner is 7 weeks away, on May 30th, and we seek your participation. 

Here are ways you can make the Clark County Lincoln Day Dinner a success: 

Ideas for donations:

Baskets of items from other cultures                          Jewelry
Basket filled with books                                             Paintings, glass artwork, or sculpture
Basket filled with pet items                                        Beach house, mountain cabin for a weekend
Basket of spa items                                                  Fine furniture: patio, wine rack, gas grill
Home improvement basket                                         Guns, ammo
Financial services                                                      Home, business cleaning service

Or anything you can think of that will generate excitement and raise funds for your CCRP.
To discuss a donation or arrange a pickup Contact Katja at 360-771-4858 katjadelavar@clarkrepublicans.com.

All money raised supports candidates and political efforts in Clark County.  There are no paid positions in this all-volunteer organization.  Please act today.

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From the Chairman's Desk-April 5, 2015

Lincoln Day Dinner is Just Around the Corner!



Dear Michael -- 

The Lincoln Day Dinner
 is our most important fundraiser of the year.  This year our Keynote speaker is Dr. Keith Smith from the Surgery Center of Oklahoma who has a practical, free-market solution to the high cost of medical care.  It is no secret that the pricing of surgical services is at the top of the list of problems in our dysfunctional healthcare system. Bureaucracy at the insurance and hospital levels, cost shifting and the absence of free market principles are among the culprits for what has caused surgical care in the United States to be cost prohibitive. It is clear that something must change.  Please invite your doctor, dentist, and other medical provider friends.  Dr. Smith’s model is gaining popularity around the nation and your friends will thank you for the invitation. 

Purchase your tickets today at http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2015.  Contact Katja at 360-771-4858 if you want to volunteer, have auction items to donate, or wish to connect with someone about becoming a sponsor.    

Open Offices for 2015.  Tomorrow (see below) the Freedom Foundation is offering an introduction to running for office.  If you or someone you know is interested in running for one of these offices feel free to join us.  The names listed are the people currently holding the office who may or may not run for the office again. 

FREE Constitution Course from Hillsdale CollegeThe Meaning and History of the Constitution. Since first posting the link we have been hearing from many that they are enjoying the presentations and the supporting documents  Click here  for the free course.

This Saturday night--Alan Keyes and KrisAnne Hall to speak at Cowlitz Lincoln Day Dinner--April 11th. We have a special relationship with Cowlitz County since we share not just a border, but we share the city of Woodland, which is partly in Cowlitz and partly in Clark.  If you can support 2 Lincoln Day Dinner events this year, we encourage you to make the trip to Longview.  It is sure to be a crowd pleaser and comes 6 weeks before ours.  Click here for the flier and here for the Facebook event page.

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Mielke Press Release

Mielke Announces Run for Chairman of Board of County Councilors

Press Release:

Clark County Councilor Tom Mielke is announcing his campaign to seek the election to the new Clark County Charter created permanent Chairman position.

In November 2014, after the passing of the County Charter form of government, then Commissioner Tom Mielke announced that he would run for the newly created position of Chairman of the Board of County Councilors.

Tom's filings with the Public Disclosure Commission show he has already received donations in excess of $11,000 to start his campaign.

Councilor Tom Mielke has served twice as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners over the past six years and agrees with the concept that this new position needs to start with someone with direct experience with county government and not someone new or with less experience.  Tom has that experience and a proven record, serving eight years as a State Representative for the 18th Legislative District and now over six years as a County Commissioner for Clark County.

A former successful business owner and a conservative Republican, Tom has been elected two times countywide; the second time by a resounding margin.  Humbled and honored by his reelection, Tom has a  proven record of listening to and serving the people.  Since Tom's first election to the Board of Clark County Commissioners, he has been working to turn Clark County into an affordable place to live with good paying jobs for a good quality of life.  A father, grandfather and great grandfather, he knows what it takes to keep Clark County a great place to raise our families.

Tom has enjoyed serving the people and businesses of this wonderful county and looks forward to serving another four years as your Chairman of the Board of County Councilors.

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From the Chairman's Desk-March 29, 2015

Congratulations On Our 1-Year Anniversary!

One year ago we sent the first Sunday night email.  It had a great reception so we decided to continue and have not missed a single Sunday issue since.  This is actually week 54, so…Congratulations to us and this all-volunteer organization!  Send your event announcements to media@ClarkRepublicans.com and we’ll see if we can keep this winning streak going. 

The Lincoln Day Dinner is our most important fundraiser of the year.  This last election cycle, where there was a Republican in every race (Dems had 6 races with no candidate), nine Republican women running for office (Dems had 4 women) and where Republicans won 14 of 18 races in Clark County, the extraordinary success of the last two Lincoln Day Dinners was very evident.  The CCRP contributed nearly $40,000 directly to candidate campaigns- a 250% increase over 2012, dramatically upgraded technology to aid volunteers and campaigns, and unexpectedly got a great, highly-visible office besides!  The 2013 and 2014 Dinners were the most successful in our history and we expect 2015 to be just as rewarding for the party, the attendees and ultimately, the candidates.

We have secured a speaker in Dr. Smith who will show us that we can successfully compete with the federally mandated Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).  We hope to be inspired to search for our own solutions to the crushing burdens placed upon us. 

Please purchase your tickets today at http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2015.  Contact Katja at 360-771-4858 if you want to volunteer, donate auction items or connect with someone about becoming a sponsor.    

Don't forget to get your Initiative 1366 petitions!  Five times the voters have responded to initiatives to require a 2/3 vote of the Legislature to raise taxes. Voters approved all 5, supporting each one by a bigger vote than the time before. The last time it was on the ballot, in 2012, it received more votes than any initiative in state history!  Voters want it to be tougher to raise taxes. Please help gather the massive number of signatures required to get this final solution on the ballot.  We have them at our office.  Come in and sign our copy or take a petition with you and gather signatures on your own.  More information here.

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From the Chairman's Desk-March 22, 2015

Dr. Smith Comes to Washington!

Lincoln Day Speakers Announced!  How did Dr. Keith Smith and the Surgery Center of Oklahoma become the nation's leading free market medical provider?  The Surgery Center posts their prices online, does not accept insurance, and charges patients a fraction of the cost of big hospitals.  As our 2015 Lincoln Day Dinner Keynote speaker, Dr. Smith will show us how free-market practices will allow people to obtain world-class medical care while the Affordable Care Act collapses under its own weight.  Here is Dr. Smith on Stossel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-w1FBbm8xU

Also joining us will be Trevor Loudon from New Zealand to speak about Magna Carta on it's 800th Anniversary and why the United States Constitution is under continual assault.  You'll be exhilarated to hear him describe why your country's success is so important to an outsider from across the globe.

Come hear these great speakers at our largest fundraiser of the year, the 2015 Lincoln Day Dinner.  Tickets will go on sale this week for the May 30th event! 

FREE Course from Hillsdale CollegeThe Meaning and History of the Constitution. With 2015 being the 800thAnniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta we really should dig in for a greater understanding of our founding documents and ideals.  You can find the link for the Free Course here.

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From the Chairman's Desk-March 15, 2015

Your Feedback Requested!

Please take a minute to advise us here.  This list shows all the positions for election this year (except the new county councilor positions).  The names in the last column are the people currently holding the office.  Their term will expire with this election and they may or may not intend to run again.  We do not know each one of them so we need your help.  If you know people on this list, can you please tell us if we should encourage them to run again or should we find their replacement?  Would you like to run for one of these positions?  Please contact us if you have information.  Reply to this email or call Kenny @ 360-521-8565.  This is our 2015 opportunity to find the best individuals to serve our community. 

Do you know any family child care workers?  We have brochures at the office for family child care workers who want to see options regarding their automatically-deducted union dues.  If you know any of these workers tell them to stop by if they are interested.  You can find the story here.

We have Initiative 1366 petitions at the office for you.  Five times the voters have responded to initiatives to require a 2/3 vote of the Legislature to raise taxes. Voters approved all 5, supporting each one by a bigger vote than the time before. The last time it was on the ballot, in 2012, it received more votes than any initiative in state history!  Voters want it to be tougher to raise taxes. Please help gather the massive number of signatures required to get this final solution on the ballot.  Come in and sign our copy or take a petition with you to gather signatures from your friends.  More information here.

2016 Presidential Candidates.  This week fans of Dr. Ben Carson and Governor Scott Walker have organized gatherings to meet supporters.  They are both at the same time on Wednesdayevening in two different locations.  The Clark County Republican Party does not endorse candidates when more than one Republican is running for the same office, but we sure do support their supporters!  Our faith is in you, the grassroots.  We want you to know about the candidates and about the election process.  Please come out Wednesday and see what they have in mind.  Details below in the “coming events” section.

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From the Chairman's Desk-March 8, 2015

Julie Olson Will Seek Clark County Council District 2 Seat

(For the complete Press Release click here.)

Julie Olson is running for the new Clark County Council District 2 position which will be on the ballot this November as a result of the County Charter approved by voters last fall.  The west district encompasses the cities of Ridgefield and La Center and surrounding rural hamlets.  District 2 also includes most of Lakeshore, Salmon Creek and central county areas.

"I will bring a strong, independent voice to the Clark County Council," said Olson.  "At a time when our county is growing steadily in an improving economy, it's important to focus on economic development opportunities to grow jobs in Southwest Washington with a careful eye on fiscal responsibility," she said.  "Taxpayers deserve thoughtful consideration on how their tax dollars are spent as the county provides regional services including public safety, mental health services, a court system, adult and juvenile detention facilities, regional parks, land use planning and important transportation infrastructure," said Olson….  

…Olson's website is JulieOlsonforClark.com. She can be reached at (360) 609-3145 or by email at Julie@JulieOlsonforClark.com.

Alan Keyes and KrisAnne Hall to speak at Cowlitz Lincoln Day Dinner April 11th. We have a special relationship with Cowlitz County since we share not just a border, but we share the city of Woodland, which is partly in Cowlitz and partly in Clark.  If you can support 2 Lincoln Day Dinner events this year, we encourage you to make the trip to Longview.  It is sure to be a crowd pleaser and comes 6 weeks before ours.  Click here for the flier and here for the Facebook event page.

Initiative 1366 petitions now available at HQ!  Please stop in today and sign the petition to make the 2/3 requirement to raise your taxes a constitutional amendment.  Sign a petition and then take one with you to get more signatures.  Tim Eyman says they need to get 2000 signatures per day.  More information here.  Can you help?  Stop by the office M-F11:30am – 5:30pm 9401 NE Covington Rd. or call Kenny at the number below.

We still seek your input.  Can you advise us which school board members to encourage to run --or not?   Please get out your magnifying glass and open this link to view the positions we’ll be voting on this year.  Which of these people should we encourage to run for re-election and which should we replace?  Please send your advice to KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com or call 360-521-8565.  We need this information right now so we can find the right candidates to serve you.

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Julie Olson Will Seek Clark County Council District 2 Seat

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Julie Olson
Cell 360-609-3145; Email Julie.Olson@comcast.net

Olson.jpgJulie Olson is running for the new Clark County Council District 2 position which will be on the ballot this November as a result of the County Charter approved by voters last fall.  The west district encompasses the cities of Ridgefield and La Center and surrounding rural hamlets.  District 2 also includes most of Lakeshore, Salmon Creek and central county areas.
"I will bring a strong, independent voice to the Clark County Council," said Olson.  "At a time when our county is growing steadily in an improving economy, it's important to focus on economic development opportunities to grow jobs in Southwest Washington with a careful eye on fiscal responsibility," she said.  "Taxpayers deserve thoughtful consideration on how their tax dollars are spent as the county provides regional services including public safety, mental health services, a court system, adult and juvenile detention facilities, regional parks, land use planning and important transportation infrastructure," said Olson. 
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From the Chairman's Desk-March 1, 2015

Precinct Committee Officers Adopt Resolutions

(Really great turnout for the County Councillor meeting last week!  They would love to see your smiling faces down their every Tuesday.)



Precinct Committee Officers pass two significant resolutions on Saturday.
128 PCOs gathered on Saturday to consider several items of business.  Two interesting resolutions were adopted.

The first resolution builds two committees that will be guided by principles established in the Declaration of Independence, in the adopted Core Principles of the Clark County Republican Party and the sections on spending, federalism, and the first ten amendments in the Republican National Committee Platform.

Those two committees are:

Legislative Action Committee which will draft and recommend legislation for passage or repeal.  It's goal is to provide our elected servants with greatly improved leadership from the grassroots. 

Performance Review Committee to raise awareness of the many important actions taken on our behalf by our elected servants.  

Having both proactive and reactive committees should significantly improve our communication, which is key to victory and unity in the party.

In collaboration with many PCOs over the past several weeks, these committees were developed to address concerns with the voting records of elected servants of all parties.  This effort was spearheaded by the PCO who originally brought forth the idea of a censure resolution against Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler at the last Central Committee meeting.  This resolution replaced the censure resolution.

As was mentioned a few weeks ago, we trust our PCOs.  Though there was much hand-wringing among some friends because of the overblown and repeated reports in the Columbian, we never lost faith that the PCOs would develop a mechanism to meet their needs and perhaps even prevent future eruptions of frustration.

We are very proud of our PCOs and remain committed to the grassroots model of bottom-up politics.

The second resolution adopted by the PCOs on Saturday was in support of the people’s initiative process and was prepared by Tim Eyman.  It is identical to resolutions passed in other counties.  As you might recall, last year there was a bill introduced (HB 2552) which required people who collect voter signatures to first be registered by the government, licensed by the government, trained by the government, subjected to national criminal background checks, required to submit photo headshots, driver’s license, name, personal address, phone number, and email address to the government.  And only after jumping over all those burdensome hurdles would the person be allowed to “petition their government” and ask fellow citizens to sign initiative petitions.  The PCOs eagerly adopted this resolution.

Have a look at the 2 Resolutions:
Performance and Legislative Committees
Supporting the Initiative Process

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