From the Chairman's Desk-July 27, 2015

Vote For 1!

A BIG thank you to all who got wet this weekend serving Republican candidates and causes!  Thanks especially to Tom & Lisa Tangen, Brenda Poletti & their team for a successful Garage Sale in spite of the rain.  And thank you to all the Camas parade participants who got wet while supporting their candidates!  Your dedication is an inspiration! 

Turn in your ballot--Vote for ONE! Several of our supporters wish they could vote for all our great Republican candidates in this election, but we are voting for just ONE candidate in the County Council Chair race and just ONE candidate in the County Council District 2 race.  We know it is hard, but do not mark more than one or your vote won’t count. 

For County Council Chair your Republican choices include (in ballot order): Tom MielkeJeanne Stewart and David Madore.  You must vote for just one!
For District 2 we have Republicans, Mary Benton & Julie Olson.  You must vote for just one!

We are proud of the many current and former Republican PCOs running for non-partisan positions.  All will be in the November election, but just two positions are on this current ballot and need your vote:
--Kathleen Metzger, a former PCO and chairman of the 49th Legislative District is running for Vancouver City Council Position 5.
--Bill Hughes (current PCO) and Lisa Ross (current PCO and Vice Chairman of the Party) are running for Port Commissioner.  You must vote for just one!

Because of low voter turn-out your vote is worth even more!  Be sure to get your ballot in!

On Wednesday, July 29th 6:30pm at HQ we will continue our preparation for an effective 2016 presidential caucus.  Whether you attended our first meeting or not please attend Wednesday if you are interested in building neighborhood grassroots teams through the caucus system or if you just want to become familiar with the caucus process.  Many people have lived here for decades without realizing that the caucus is the starting point for the selection of the presidential nominee.  If you did not participate in the 2012 caucus you did not participate in the nomination.  Don’t let the other 49 states choose our nominee.

School Board Races:  The Freedom Foundation is preparing information on school board candidates around the state which can be found here.  Only Battle Ground has a race on the primary ballot, but this will be a good resource for the rest of us during the general election.

Do you have a sports bar connection? It was suggested by Pat Anderson, a former PCO, that we find a public place to watch the presidential debates and invite the community.  What a great idea!  So far we have not found the perfect spot, but if you know of a location please contact us.  The first debate is August 6.  We’re looking for public venues, probably not a private room.  Or maybe you have a better idea?

Campaign sign help: If you have some free time and could put up campaign signs or repair vandalized signs to keep our candidates looking sharp please contact Kenny at KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com  or 360-521-8565.

Time to volunteer for the fair!  It is time to sign up for your 4 hour shift at the fair.  It runs from Aug 7 to Aug 16 and is a huge opportunity for the party and for our candidates.  Please contact Katja at 360-771-4858 or KatjaDelavar@ClarkRepublicans.com to volunteer.  The Ben Carson campaign volunteers will also have a booth at the fair and they seek your help as well.  Contact Maureen Trullinger 360-513-3375 dleroyt@q.com to volunteer for their booth. 

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 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 send them to media@ClarkRepublicans.com.

“WOMEN BETRAYED” RALLY WITH KEYNOTE TANI ZARELLI July 28, 12:45 – 1:15pm
Esther Short Park, 415 West 6th Street, Vancouver, WA
In scores of cities across the U.S., folks are speaking out against abortion giant Planned Parenthood and its depravity, and crying out for an end to taxpayer funding (over $500 million per year) of this highly profitable business.  Undercover videos show horrific revelations of its sale of aborted baby body parts.  Several states have called for investigations, and some have stopped funding with taxpayer dollars, but not Washington State.  We must show that we're sick of being forced to fund Planned Parenthood.  Our local “Women Betrayed” rally is in conjunction with Pro-Life Future and Students for Life of America.  Thanks, Ann Makar 910-1907

CAUCUS PLANNING MEETING - EVERYONE INVITED July 29, 6:30 – 830pm
GOP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
If you are interested in a caucus that will build winning grassroots neighborhood teams for 2016 please attend this meeting to lay out a plan for success.  Everyone is invited.  There will be a caucus training presentation, but the primary focus is on your comments, ideas and action.  Help us plan a great event!  Everyone is invited.

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB July 30, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
GOP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
Many have commented lately that they want to visit our Toastmaster’s group.  Please do!  This is a fun and well organized program and it even gets out on time!  Everyone benefits with improved speaking skills, and it is an excellent opportunity for new candidates.

JAIME HERRERA 1ST ANNUAL BBQ & PICNIC August 2, 1:30 – 4:00pm
The Red Barn 1605 Caples Rd. Woodland, WA 98674
Please join us for the 1st Annual BBQ & Picnic supporting Jaime Herrera Beutler, Congresswoman, with special guest Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.  Please RSVP, with your name and number of attendees, to rachel@votejaime.com.  Thank you!

ELECTION DAY! August 4
Get your ballots in!  Ask your friends & neighbors to vote.

SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR HOSTED BY JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER August 5, 9:00 – 10:30am
Armed Forces Reserve Center 15005 NE 65th St. Vancouver
Come join us for a FREE Resource Fair.  This event will allow seniors and their families to connect with helpful resources already available to them, right here in our community.  These resources include:  Help for starting a business or non-profit, Mature learning opportunities, Volunteer opportunities, Financial planning and education & Housing assistance.  A complete list of resources will be available soon at www.JHB.house.gov

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB August 6, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
GOP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
This is a well-organized effort that will help you promote your point of view at town hall meetings, in the elevator or on the campaign trail.  Why don't you check it out this week?

FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE August 6, 5:30pm on FOX
Invite neighbors to your house and watch the debate!  (If anyone knows a public place where we could invite Clark County Republicans to watch the debate as a group, please let us know). 

REPUBLICAN BOOTH AT THE CLARK COUNTY FAIR August 7 – 16
Clark County Fairgrounds 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642
We need your help now in scheduling for the fair booth.  We need several volunteers each day.  Sign up for a shift by contacting Katja Delavar 360-771-4858 katjadelavar@clarkrepublicans.com.  We have the same excellent spot as last year, booth 903. 

DR. BEN CARSON VOLUNTEERS AT THE FAIR August 7 – 16
Clark County Fairgrounds 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642
We need you at the Clark County Fair August 7th-16th.  The theme for the fair this year is "HERO UP" and our hero is Dr. Ben Carson.  We have a very interactive booth so fair goers can learn about this great American hero. We need 2 volunteers per shift to man the booth.  The times are everyday: 10:00am - 2:00pm2:00pm - 6:00pm6:00pm - 10:00pm (except Fridays and Saturdays the booth is open until 11:00pm).  Please contact me to sign up for a 4hr shift.  Maureen Trullinger Clark County WA Coordinator 360-513-3375 dleroyt@q.com.  If working in the booth is not your thing, we can use help Monday August 3rd at 9:00am to help set up the booth and Monday August 17th to tear down the booth. It should be great fun and remember:  "There is nothing better than working together as a team for the future of America!" Dr. Ben Carson

Thank you for everything you do.   Be sure to turn in your ballot.  I am available to you any time,

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

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