From the Chairman's Desk-July 5, 2015

Summer Events For Your Consideration!

Happy Independence Day!  Today we pay nearly half of everything we earn in taxes and fees to the king government.

Last week Senate Republicans teamed up with Senate & House Democrats to raise gas taxes by 11.7 cents per gallon, raise tab fees, add a studded tire fee, increase fees on large trucks, add a number of new driver’s license fees for truckers and much more.  You can read the entire bill here.

Clark County Republican Senators voting YES included:  Curtis King & Ann Rivers.
Clark County Republican Senators voting NO included: Don Benton.
Excused: John Braun (he voted NO on earlier versions).
Statewide 18 Senate Republicans voted YES, 7 voted NO.  21 Senate Democrats voted YES, 2 Voted NO.  (1 Democrat excused)

Clark County Republican Representatives voting YES included: Norm Johnson. 
Clark County Republican Representatives voting NO included: Gina McCabe, Paul Harris, Lynda Wilson, Brandon Vick, Liz Pike, Richard DeBolt, Ed Orcutt.
Statewide 9 House Republicans voted YES, 37 voted NO.  45 House Democrats voted YES, 7 Voted NO.  

You can read the history on the bill, including roll call votes here.

On a related note:  Tim Eyman turned in 337,000 signatures for his 2/3-For-Taxes Constitutional Amendment Initiative I-1366 so we will be voting in November on whether to add a constitutional amendment requiring the higher threshold to raise taxes. 

 

 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.

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB July 9th, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
The Toastmaster’s group has been very well attended, but we still have room for you.  This is a well-organized effort that will help you promote your point of view at town hall meetings or in the elevator.  An excellent opportunity for new candidates.

BIG FAT GREEK DINNER DANCE WITH REINCE PRIEBUS July 10th, 6:30pm
The Pantheon Banquet Hall 5932 SE 92nd Ave, Portland OR 97266
Put on your dancing shoes for the Oregon Republican Party's Big Fat Greek Dinner Dance across the river in Portland.  Featuring RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.  Join our table by emailing KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com


 

THE HOOTENANNY MUST GO ON! July 11th 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Shangri-La Farm  26300 NE Third St., Camas
Legislators in WA are are still under a fundraising freeze due to the ongoing obstructionists who are delaying the end of the 2015 Legislative session. Many months ago State Rep. Liz Pike planned her annual Hootenanny for Saturday, July 11th at 6pm. Lots and lots of good people have already RSVP'd and the event must go on!  For this reason Rep. Liz Pike has officially converted this year's Hootenanny to a constituent appreciation event and not a fundraiser. Please RSVP by Monday, July 6 if you would like to join the fun at this popular event! Text or call in with your RSVP to 360-281-8720 or email me at ElectLizPike@comcast.net. Be sure to leave the names of all guests who plan to attend. Liz and a few close friends cater this entire shindig so your RSVP is really appreciated. That way, Liz's team knows how much great homemade food to prepare!  Bring the whole family! Thanks for considering it! 

WEBINAR--FAST TRACK YOUR TWITTER SUCCESS July 13th, 11:00am – Noon
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
(We'll be showing these webinars at HQ or you can participate at home.)   In this purely practical webinar, learn the steps and tools to make an immediate impact with your Twitter account, from growing your audience, scheduling your tweets and creating engaging content to incorporating Twitter into your offline activities. For Advanced and Beginners.  More information here: http://americanmajority.org/blog-2/manning-school-webinars/

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB July 16th, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
The Toastmaster’s group has been very well attended, but we still have room for you.  This is a well-organized effort that will help you promote your point of view at town hall meetings or in the elevator.  An excellent opportunity for new candidates.

LINCOLN DAY & OFFICE VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY July 17th 
Save the date.  We have the location and the date.  Poolside fun planned for our great volunteers.  Details next week.

WALK WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE HARVEST DAYS PARADE July 18th
Details next week.  Join us in Battle Ground.

CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY GARAGE SALE Only 3 Weeks Away!!  July 25th 8:00am – 6:00 pm
Clark County Republican HQ 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
It is crunch time!  If you have household items to donate, please bring them to the Republican Headquarters M-F 11:30-5:30, or call Brenda at 503-380-6918 to arrange delivery and see how you can volunteer. This is a new opportunity to raise funds and reach out to the community.  
(Please, no mattresses, old computers or not-so-nice couches, etc.)"

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

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

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