From The Chairman's Desk- January 25, 2014

Republican Party Stands Strong with Grassroots

Another Terrific “I Vote Republican” Video.  This one featuring a Washington State voter.  Watch it on YouTube at this link.

Once again the news is apparently not being reported correctly.  We received a number of contacts about the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that would ban abortions after the 20th week (5 months) of pregnancy.  There was supposed to be a vote on it the same day as 500,000 marchers descended on the capital mall for the annual March for Life rally, but it was scuttled by a group of Republican women House members, causing quite the uproar as many touted pro-life positions during their campaigns.  A couple media reports showed our congresswoman as part of the opposition to the bill, but Ryan Hart, Congresswoman Herrera Beutler’s District Director, made this statement to correct the record:

"Jaime stood ready to support the bill. There is a story in the Oregonian today that incorrectly portrays Jaime as one of the women GOP member who tried to get the bill pulled from the House calendar. This is simply not true.  Here is a statement from Jaime. Please share with others:

"A recent media report implied that I helped attempt to block the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act from being considered by Congress.  That is not true, and I must correct the record.

"Earlier this week, I attended two meetings organized by GOP leadership that I believe all other Republican Congresswomen were invited to as well.  While I did attend, I did not attempt to stop the House from voting on the bill.  In fact, I supported the identical bill in the previous Congress and would have voted for it again this year."

We thank Ryan and Jaime for the correction.  We have been suffering ourselves under the media’s reporting of late.   If you have any questions about the Clark County Republican party, please feel free to give Kenny a call.  He is willing and eager to set the record straight. 

Last week we explained how county political parties are organized and the role of the Precinct Committee Officer (PCO).  As a refresher, each precinct may elect a PCO who becomes a member of the governing body (central committee).  Clark County has 247 precincts, so potentially there could be 247 members of the governing body of the Democratic or Republican parties.  The Clark County Republican party has 188 PCOs, the Democratic Party has 91.  The dramatic difference in the numbers is probably a reflection of the deep concern Republicans have for the future of their Party.  Yes, there is a struggle between concepts and visions of the various members, but we believe they will find a path to unity through open dialog and respect. 

Washington State Republican Party (WSRP)--There are 39 Counties in Washington State.  Each County party sends 2 members to form WSRP’s governing body (central committee).  Those two members, by state law, are the State Committeeman and the State Committeewoman which are elected by the PCOs in their respective counties.  The Washington State Republican Party has also added County Party Chairmen, via their bylaws, to their central committee so the number on their governing body is 117, or 71 fewer than the current Clark County Republican Party central committee.

By the way, each of the state parties elect a National Committeeman and Committeewoman.  They, along with their counterparts around the nation, make up the governing body of the Republican National Committee (RNC).

You can find your PCO at our website: http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/precinct_committee_officers

You can also find our Bylaws at the website: http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ccrc_bylaws

Become a Contributor
Many have asked how to contribute financially to this all-volunteer organization.  A monthly contribution specifically to keep us in our terrific office space can be set up here https://clarkrepublicans.nationbuilder.com/office_upg_donate and would be especially appreciated right now as the new board evaluates the viability of keeping the office open.  There are other ways to contribute listed here: http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/membership_levels. Of course, you can always deliver your contribution to the office which is dependably staffed by volunteers.  The address is 9401 NE Covington Rd.  Call 360-695-1609 to speak with someone at the office.

Communication with your elected servants

Check out the Officeholder tab at our website for frequent updates from many of our servants.  We will be adding more rss feeds in the weeks ahead and getting contact information current.  Please let us know if you find areas needing improvement.

 Coming Events
The events listed may or may not be organized, sponsored or endorsed by the CCRP.  If you have events that you would like to see listed, please direct them to Media@ClarkRepublicans.com

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB January 22nd  5:00pm – 6:30pm
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
A Toastmasters club is forming at CCRP.  It has been very well attended and very well organized.  If you want to become more effective at getting your points across and become a better public speaker, please join us each Thursday from 5-630pm.  All Republicans are welcome.

LINCOLN DAY DINNER PLANNING MEETING January 28th 6:30pm – 8:30pm
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
Planning meeting of the Lincoln Day Dinner committee.  We’re always looking for volunteers.  For information call Vicki at 360-771-5201

Opportunities to Serve Your Community

The city of Washougal has vacancies on a variety of volunteer boards and commissions.   Visit the city of Washougal website at www.cityofwashougal.us.  Click on  volunteer opportunities under quick links to learn more.  

 

Feel free to contact me.   I am available to you any time,

Kenny Smith
Chairman
Clark County Republican Party
360-521-8565 
KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com

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