From the Chairman's Desk-May 3, 2016

Get Your Lincoln Day Dinner Tickets Now!

If you have items for the calendar or newsletter, send them to media@clarkrepublicans.com


Lincoln Day Dinner Tickets now available!  Click here to reserve your spot. This will be an evening of inspiration and entertainment.  We are very proud to bring our keynote speaker, Bill Whittle, to Washington State.  Bill is a conservative blogger, political commentator, director, screenwriter, editor, pilot, and author.  You will love meeting him and he has a great message for you.  He will be joined by Washington State’s own Glen Morgan, Executive Director of Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) and founder of www.WetheGoverned.com.  This should be fun as Bill & Glen are acquainted with each other, as you can see in this video: https://www.billwhittle.com/firewall/tie-dyed-tyranny.

Membership in the Century Club+ gives you entrance into VIP reception prior to the dinner.  You can purchase membership for $150 at the above link, but anyone who has contributed that amount in the past year is already a member.  Elected servants and this year’s candidates are invited to join as our guests and are anxious to meet you.

Is Donald Trump coming to Vancouver?  As reported last week, Donald Trump called his state campaign coordinator, Senator Don Benton, at a meeting at our HQ last week.  You can see a recording of the call here where they discuss a visit to Vancouver this Saturday, May 7.  We don’t know if they have been able to work out the details of that visit yet, but we have heard that they have been diligently trying to make it happen.  When they release details of a visit we will be sure to send you an immediate email alerting you to the event, so please watch closely for any extra communications from us!

Call for auction items:  The Clark County Republican Party operates entirely on volunteer labor and your contributions.  The largest fundraiser of the year is the Lincoln Day Dinner which raises the needed funds to keep a visible presence in the county, conduct a fantastic Get Out the Vote effort (last year including nearly 100 volunteers) and allow us to contribute to candidate efforts.  We need you to partner with us by providing items for our silent and live auction.  You can bring items to our HQ M-F noon – 4pm or call us at 360-521-8565 and we’ll arrange pickup.  You can also fill out our online form at https://clarkrepublicans.ejoinme.org/2016ItemDonation.

Some Auction Baskets you could create (or provide items for) include:
*Gardening, Camping or Cleaning supplies; *Date Night or Night Out; *Pamper Her or Spa; *Poker; *Shop Tools; *Indoor or Outdoor Games; *Sports; *Microbrew; *Coffee; *Candy *Collectables, *Sportsman, *Artwork, *Jewelry.

Other items desired for the auction include:
Vacation getaway, A ride in a race car, a day on the river, hot air balloon or glider ride, any sort of adventure, item, or service that you think would be fun to share.

Let them eat cake! (at the Lincoln Day Dinner)  Hi,  My name is Georgiana Buckler.  I am asking for professionally crafted cakes for the Lincoln Day Dinner Dessert Dash June 4th at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver.  The cakes must be delivered between 2 and 4PM on June 4th.  We need many cakes for this big event.  Having you deliver the cake(s) is best.  If you are not able to deliver your cake(s) you can be a cake sponsor with a donation of $50.00 each.  My contact information is:  303-503-6670mrs.buckler@outlook.com.  Let me know if you need bakery names and numbers and how many you are donating.   I truly appreciate your generosity and effort to make this a great event.  Please pass this information to others whom you believe would be willing to donate cake(s).  Thank you so much, Georgiana Buckler.

Tonight (Tuesday)!  (From Carol Levanen)  CCCU needs your help!  Please come to the County Council hearing at 6:00 pm to protest the new Comp Plan!  1300 Franklin Street - 6th floor hearing room.  CCCU has just seen the proposed new 2016 Comprehensive Plan for rural and resource lands, and it is HIDEOUS!  They are telling landowners that your agriculture land, zoned 20 acres, will go to 10 acre zoning and your 40 acre forest zoned land will go to 20 acres.  But what they don't tell you is that you CANNOT DIVIDE the land into those lot sizes.  The only way you will be able to divide the land AT ALL, is to cluster the land into a one acre parcel and preserve all of the rest of the land for the cities.  Your remaining large lot will then be required to have a county COVENANT, filed with the deed, that will prevent you from doing anything else with the land, and allows the county to have TOTAL control of it.  CCCU believes this is a property rights takings, under the Constitution, and is opposed to the Plan and the cluster ordinance, as written.  

Help Wanted:  We have not listed community advisory board positions lately.  Would someone like to monitor the county and cities so that we could regularly post opportunities on our website and newsletter?  These advisory boards are an excellent way to contribute to your community and gain political experience.  We really need to fill these positions with talented Republicans.  Each city has a website and is often looking for skilled volunteers.  Here is a link to Vancouver’s: http://vancouver.ca/your-government/vacancies-for-advisory-boards-committees.aspx

Campaign Signs:  We have signs, literature and bumper stickers for many candidates at HQ.  Current office hours are noon – 4pm M-F.  Just arrived: 250 Donald Trump bumper stickers.  If you would like to help us expand office hours contact Rich Johnson, office manager richj@tairedd.com  360-253-2250

Have a great spot for a 4X8 Donald Trump sign?  Please call 360-979-1900

Other campaigns also need sign locations and volunteers to put them up.Please contact Kenny at 360-521-8565 if you can help or have a great location for a sign.

Looking for a Champion to lead efforts for candidate Phillip Yin running for Lt. Governor.  From Campaign Manager Chris Terrell: “Newspapers recognized Phillip as "The Most Prominent Republican..." and “The GOPs best hope…”  A real opportunity. He’s raised over $125,000.  The Lt. Governor represents businesses for our state.  Phillip is uniquely qualified given he was an anchor for news organizations CNBC and Bloomberg focused on financial matters.  The campaign welcomes your help to lead, guide and direct Clark County.”  Contact Chris at Chris@PhillipYin2016.com, or, 202-285-2245

Help Wanted: Parade Coordinator.  There are a number of parades coming up fast and we need an organizer.  We have had some pretty awesome floats in the past and this year’s election requires careful attention to detail with volunteers and representation from each candidate.

How do I change my registration from Democrat to Republican? One of the most frequent questions we hear.  You don't have to do anything because we have never registered by party affiliation in Washington State.  Each registered voter will receive a Democratic and Republican ballot in the mail.  We will have to sign a declaration on the envelope choosing a party just for this one vote.  Confirming that the ballot in the envelope and the declaration match is an additional task for the elections office and our election observers.

Hillsdale College has free lectures again.  Political Issues and Controversies.  You can find them here: http://nls.hillsdale.edu/index.php?session=6

From Pauline regarding the Target boycott: https://www.afa.net/action-alerts/sign-the-boycott-target-pledge/  The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Target after the retail giant said it would allow men to use the women's restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores.   Currently, there are over one million people who have signed their petition to pledge to boycott their stores.  See the above link to join their ranks.  Also, brand new Initiative, I-1515, is ready for your signatures and gathering.  This Initiative “concerns gender-segregated facilities and civil liability and would override state/local prohibitions against gender-identity discrimination in certain public-accommodation facilities, require that public schools restrict access to specific facilities based on sex at birth, and allow related lawsuits against schools.”  This is the direct quote from the Initiative protecting women and girls from entrance of biological males into their bathrooms, dressing rooms, etc.  This needs lots of support from family-friendly voters.  Get your petition from Turning Point Church.  I will also bring some to Republican Headquarters.  Must be turned in beforeJuly 1st.

Study the election process in your county.  If you would like to become an election observer or just want to learn about the election process, please note the June 8 training in the “Coming Events” section below.  Only certified observers are allowed on the floor during ballot processing.  Training is only offered one day per year so don’t miss this opportunity. 

Our Statewide candidates seek your support:

Governor: Bill Bryant
Secretary of State: Kim Wyman
US Senate: Chris Vance.  
Lt. Governor: Marty McClendonJavier FigueroaPhillip Yin
State Treasurer: Duane Davidson and Michael Waite 
State Auditor: Mark Miloscia

We support the supporters of all the candidates!  Here are local leaders for the presidential candidates:
Ted Cruz - contact Vanessa Amundson dansvan@hotmail.com 360-833-2231 & Michael Ware mkirbyware@gmail.com 360-608-5986
John Kasich – Marlene Adams ArnoldA100@aol.com : 360-574-9650.
Donald Trump – Joel Mattila   360-903-9940 TrumpClarkCounty@gmail.com

Donate to your local Party!  Set up monthly contributions to provide reliable ongoing support for the Party here.  You can also mail your check to: Clark County Republican Party, PO Box 205, Vancouver, WA  98666.  As an all-volunteer organization we very much depend on your generosity to responsibly conduct the business of the Republican Party in Clark County. 

Coming Events (also found on our calendar)
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

COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING May 3, 6:00pm
Public Service Center, sixth-floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver
NOTE: First Tuesday of the month so this meeting is at 6pm for those of you who cannot make the regular 10am meetings held the other Tuesdays.  These council meetings have been rather shocking.  We really need people to attend and express their views.  You can also watch these live or recorded at www.cvtv.org .  Watch some of the past meetings and it will become obvious that we need more Republican participation. 

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB May 5, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Would you like to improve your communication skills? This is a brilliantly designed program that helps improve both your speaking AND thinking skills.  Efficient and fun!  Please join us and become more competent in public settings.

Presidential Primary 18-day voting period begins - regular ballots mailed  May 6

Tentative - DONALD TRUMP COMING TO VANCOUVER May 7, Time TBD
Location to be determined.  
Donald Trump told us that he would try to come to Vancouver May 7.  We are still waiting for details and will notify you as soon as we get more information.  Joel Mattila  360-903-9940 TrumpClarkCounty@gmail.com.

COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING May 10, 10:00am
Public Service Center, sixth-floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver
These council meetings have been rather shocking.  We really need people to attend and express their views.  You can also watch these live or recorded at www.cvtv.org .  Watch some of the past meetings and it will become obvious that we need more Republican participation. 

CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF PARTY HONORING LYNDA WILSON May 10, 5:30pm
DeWils Showcase 11014 NE Fourth Plain Rd, Vancouver
Mark it on your calendars! Kickoff time once again! Only this time for the Senate! The senate has been the back stop to a lot of bad legislation. We need to keep the Majority Coalition to hold the line on government accountability and fiscal responsibility while maintaining individual liberties.  Special Guests: Sen. Ann Rivers, Sen. Curtis King, Sen. Judy Warnick, Sen. Mike Padden, Rep. Brandon Vick, Rep. Paul Harris and more to be announced.  Music by Thomas Mann and great food- by Mill Creek Pub!  See you there!!

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB May 12, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Would you like to improve your communication skills? This is a brilliantly designed program that helps improve both your speaking AND thinking skills.  Efficient and fun!  Please join us and become more competent in public settings.

TECHROANOKE CONFERENCE IN BELLEVUE May 14, 9:00 – 6:00pm
Red Lion Hotel Bellevue, 11211 Main Street, Bellevue, WA
In 2014, the Roanoke Conference made a decision to help accelerate the spread of knowledge and skills in the center-right community in Washington.  Three years later, the TechRoanoke Conference has become the must-attend political tech event in the state. You can learn more at www.facebook.com/events/497084690484408/.

Deadline for new Washington state voter registration (in person only)  May 16

Deadline to file as a National Delegate candidate  May 16
You do not have to be a delegate to the state convention to run as a delegate to the national convention.  But you do have to file this form to be on the preprinted ballot.  According to an email from WSRP Chairman, Susan Hutchison “If you are interested in attending the (national) convention as a Delegate or Alternate, we want you to be aware of the personal financial commitment required.  Our estimate for the total cost per person in Cleveland is over $4,000.”  We can send you Chairman Hutchison’s email if you want more information.

FILING WEEK FOR POLITICAL OFFICE May 16 – 20
https://www.clark.wa.gov/elections/candidates for details.  If you have ever considered running for office, this is the week your decision will be made for 2016.  If you would like to discuss filing, feel free to call Kenny at 360-521-8565.  This is the big one, where nearly every partisan office is up for election.  There are still a few statewide and local offices where no Republican has declared intent to run.

RE-ELECT KIM WYMAN SECRETARY OF STATE May 17, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Grant House – Restaurant on the Row 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661
Coffee and Scones on Officers’ Row.  Arch Miller, Greg Kimsey, Ann Donnelly, Margie Ferris, Cathy Treadwell Nelson, and Donna Roberge Nozel Invite You to Join Special Honored Guest Senator Slade Gorton to benefit Kim Wyman for Secretary of State.  RSVP to Ann Donnelly at adonnelly7@comcast.net.  Suggested donation $50-$100

WASHINGTON STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION May 19 – 21
TRAC Center in Pasco, WA
Our 105 Delegates will join 1400 more from across the state to choose 11 statewide delegates and alternates and 3 delegates and alternates per Congressional District to represent us at the National Republican Convention.  We will also adopt a party platform and debate resolutions.

Washington state presidential primary May 24

FREEDOM FUNDRAISER TO RE-ELECT STATE REP. LIZ Pike May 26, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Home of Sarah and Steve Bang 2701 NW Lacamas Drive, Camas
Sarah and Steve Bang invite you to a fundraising reception for State Representative Liz Pike.  Kindly RSVP to Liz Pike; Call/Text: (360) 281-8720 Email: ElectLizPike@comcast.net.  Liz is fighting for less government, lower taxes and more freedom!  Attend or donate online at LizPike.us.  Paid for by Friends to Elect Liz Pike, PO Box 662, Camas, WA 98607.

CHRIS VANCE TOWN HALL May 31, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way
I am going to try and do something different. We will be conduct eight townhall meetings. At these events I will make brief opening remarks, and then take questions from the audience. The townhalls will also be streamed live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chrisvanceforsenate/, and questions can be submitted on Facebook or Twitter, @chrisvance123

CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY LINCOLN DAY DINNER June 4 
The Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr, Vancouver
Enjoy a great night with friends and help raise funds for the Clark County Republican Party.  Keynote Speaker Bill Whittle, an American conservative blogger, political commentator, director, screenwriter, editor, pilot, and author.  Tickets will soon be available at http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2016.

ELECTION OBSERVER TRAINING June 8, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Clark County Elections Office, 1408 Franklin Street, Vancouver
Take a look at the vote counting process.  Hear a description of the steps involved and see the equipment and the steps taken to verify a fair election.  This class certifies you to become one of the party's official observers if you desire, but the class is also for anyone with an interest or concern in ballot counting process.  Register with Kenny Smith 360-521-8565 KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com

2016 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION July 18 – 21
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

Call 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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