From The Chairman's Desk- November 23, 2014

We Are Thankful For You!

We are an all-volunteer, local, hardworking grassroots organization and we are thankful for your support and encouragement this past year.  Thanksgiving is a time to praise God for His blessings and a time to contemplate the sacrifices made by our ancestors for our benefit.  If you sense that our country still needs citizens willing to sacrifice to preserve liberty for future generations, please join us as much as you are able during the coming year. 

Republicans won 14 of the 18 positions in Clark County this month and now our job is to study the issues to help our elected servants make the best possible decisions.  Let us know your area of expertise and let’s find a way to share it with others.   

 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

BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER FOR 49TH DISTRICT CANDIDATES!  December 4, 5:00pm – 8:30pm  There is no formal program so just come any time that is convenient and enjoy the camaraderie and remove the burden from our terrific candidates in the 49th.  
At the home of Ann and Mike Donnelly, 4305 Oregon Drive, Vancouver

Why:    Our outstanding candidates for State Rep. in the 49th District, Lisa Ross and Anson Service, worked so hard in such a challenging district. With their principled, innovative, and well-reasoned campaigns, they enhanced the GOP brand throughout the county.  They made a huge contribution to our success with their ads, mailings, speeches, and their telegenic appearances/photos.  Just think how important they were to our big success in the Commissioner race that put superstar Jeanne Stewart over the top!  We need one more fund raiser to honor them to make sure their families do not bear the burden of their candidacies.  Please join with us in thanking them in this very important and material way. Many hands make light work.

Where: Home of Ann and Mike Donnelly, 4305 Oregon Drive Vancouver WA 98661 (corner of Umatilla Way and Oregon Drive in Southcliff).  If needed, Ann’s email is adonnelly7@comcast.net.   No need to RSVP.

Who:   We are inviting all our GOP stars to be present and that means you.  This is a time to celebrate and share “lessons learned”.  We are confident that many of our GOP elected officials will be there too.

Baking Committee:    We are seeking a 30-person baking committee to produce between 1 and 3 yummy plates of baked treats each.  We already have a number of bakers signed up.  Would you like to bake with us?  (Easy, quick, economical and delicious – that is our style).  This is so simple and fun: the baking committee members will bring their treats (wrapped and labeled with their names and selection name) to Ann Donnelly’s home on December 3 or 4th.  If you are in a hurry, just put the item(s) at Ann’s front door – she will be looking for them.  That is all you need to do.  Then come to the event and buy someone else’s treat. Or buy your own!

Eating/Buying Committee:    Non-bakers (everyone else) will be assigned to the Eating/Buying Committee. All the treats will be priced at $25.  (Larger contributions will be gratefully accepted.)

Can’t make it that night?        We will take your order and bring you a treat in exchange for your contribution of $25.00.

I WILL NOT COMPLY RALLY IN OLYMPIA  December 13th, 11:00am – 1:00pm
WA State Capital, Gateway Park. 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW Olympia
According to the Facebook Event Page, 6300 people have already signed up to attend this civil disobedience event. According to the organizer, Gavin Seim: On Nov 4th 2014 a new gun law was passed in Washington that will make as much as handing a friend your gun a felony. We will not tolerate this law and I am going to do what I said I would do in my video. We’re not waiting for politicians, judges or lawyers. Our birthright is NOT to be touched. We call on our Sheriffs, local representatives and legislators to stand with us and uphold their oaths. The Constitution is the supreme law and our God given rights are NOT open for negotiation. We choose to uphold the law as peacefully and principled as possible, but it will be upheld. We will buy and sell guns from whom we please, we will not submit to background checks, we will not give up our rights, WE WILL NOT Comply. On Dec 13th we will hold our first rally at the capital, openly exchange guns, unveil and plan to break apart the entire legislation and violate i594 in every possible way. Because ALL law that violates the Constitution is not law, it is VOID!

DANA LOESCH COMING TO PORTLAND w/Special Guest Lars Larson 1st Quarter 2015
Dana is bringing her fiery personality to Oregon & SW Washington!  KXL is hosting a panel discussion with Ms. Loesch and syndicated Portland radio host Lars Larson.  This will be a ticketed event with audience participation and a book signing. The date has not been confirmed, but if you would like more information or would like to volunteer, the organizers are requesting help from Friends of the NRA in the Portland or SW WA areas. Please email Alex at alex@accelevant.com.

Opportunities to Serve Your Community

We have posted a number of Clark County advisory board positions over the past few months.  We would like to call your attention to this page which lists all the boards, current vacancies (box on the right side) and Recent Appointees (also on the right side).  We’d sure like to see your name there.  Please take a look at the opportunities to help the commissioners and join them if you can.  In addition to those listed, there is a Transportation Impact Fee Commission being formed that could certainly use your talent.  The link is here

The city of Vancouver has several committee openings as well.  You can see them right now at their home page under the "stay connected" heading.  http://www.cityofvancouver.us/.  You can find links to all the cities here.  Just click on the city name to go to their website.

May you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  
Feel free to call.  I am available to you any time,

Kenny Smith
Chairman
Clark County Republican Party
360-521-8565 Cell
360-695-1609 Office


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