From the Chairman's Desk-October 4, 2016

The Clark County Republican Party is guided by Core Principles and the 2016 Clark County Republican Party PlatformNote that our platform states: We dedicate time, talent, and efforts to electing those candidates who represent these principles and commit to implementing them into public policy.

Send items for the newsletter to media@clarkrepublicans.com.

Please visit us at Republican HQ where we have yard signs and literature for many candidates (and Trump hats from a local vendor).   We are open Monday through Friday from noon - 6pm and Saturday 11am – 6pm.  9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver.

Support your local candidates!  With all the attention on the Presidential race, be sure to give some love to your hard-working statewide and local candidates.  Sign up for their updates and give them the help they need to win.  Just 35 days left!

Individual Candidate Sites:
President:
Donald J. Trump - Local Facebook Group
Governor: Bill Bryant  Watch the second debate here.
Secretary of State: Kim Wyman
Lt. Governor: Marty McClendon Grassroots Facebook Group
State Treasurer: Duane Davidson and Michael Waite 
State Auditor: Mark Miloscia
Public Lands Commissioner: Steve McLaughlin
US Senate: Chris Vance
Clark County Council Pos. 4: Eileen Quiring
Supreme Court Justice Forum: http://www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2016091115
State Supreme Court Justice Pos 1: David DeWolf (Be sure to check out his 4-part video series)
State Supreme Court Justice Pos 5: Greg Zempel
State Supreme Court Justice Pos 6: Dave Larson U.S. Congress: Re-Elect Jaime Herrera Beutler
LD14 WA State Senate: Curtis King (Incumbent) and Amanda Richards (CCRP Endorsed)
LD14 WA State Representative Pos 1: Norm Johnson (Incumbent)
LD14 WA State Representative Pos 2: Gina McCabe (Incumbent)
LD17 WA State Senate: Lynda Wilson
LD17 WA State Representative Pos 1: Vicki Kraft
LD17 WA State Representative Pos 2: Paul Harris (Incumbent)
LD18 WA State Senate: Ann Rivers (Incumbent)
LD18 WA State Representative Pos 1: Brandon Vick (Incumbent)
LD18 WA State Representative Pos 2: Liz Pike (Incumbent)
LD20 WA State Senate: John Braun (Incumbent)
LD20 WA State Representative Pos 1: Richard DeBolt (Incumbent)
LD20 WA State Representative Pos 2: Ed Orcutt (Incumbent)
LD49 WA State Senate: Lewis Gerhardt

VOTE NO - Initiative Measures 732, 735, 1464. 

Print out, share, and post on your refrigerator:  Ballot Recommendations

A new source for Clark County News! The much-anticipated launch of www.clarkcountytoday.com/ occurred this week.  Click here for Lars Larson’s interview on Clark County politics.  Clark County Today has assembled a very talented crew.  Congratulations!

Job openings: WSRP has paid and unpaid election worker positions available in Clark County from now until election day.  Contact Hal Palmer via phone/text 360-431-2733 or email hal.equitynw@gmail.com.

Check your voter registration.  You can verify your voter status at http://myvote.wa.gov/.  Changes must be made by October 10th and new registrations completed by October 31st.  We have voter registration forms at HQ that you can keep with you to share with others. 

A great way to serve.  The C-TRAN Citizens Advisory Committee is seeking applicants to fill multiple openings starting in January. The committee serves as a liaison between the community and the C-TRAN Board of Directors. Apply by October 15.

Donald Trump campaign HQ is open for business 9am – 5pm. 7005 NE 179th St. Vancouver, WA (360) 979-1900.  They have supplies on hand such as signs and literature.  They would love to show you how to help get Donald Trump elected.

Please consider donating to support our all-volunteer efforts during this critical time.  There are several ways to contribute: http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/membership_levels

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

Tonight - DEFENDING FREEDOM, WHY ELECTIONS MATTER TO THE CHURCH  October 4, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Grace Baptist Church 9400 NE 50th Ave, Vancouver
Without a doubt, the upcoming elections will define the United States for decades to come. Though we are a nation with deep roots in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the protections we have enjoyed for hundreds of years may soon be in jeopardy.  Religious freedom is eroding, our sacred institutions have been assaulted, and our government seems intent on ensuring that their authority reaches beyond all others. In these challenging times, how will you stand for what is good and true?  We'll walk you through what matters most in the upcoming elections, from the federal elections to the state legislature and the state courts. We'll work through the issues that are coming down the pike here in Washington and equip you with the information you need to steward God's authority well at the ballot box.  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more information.

Tonight - VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE October 4, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Your TV or Computer
All the networks are carrying the debate tonight as well as radio stations 101.1 FM KXL and 1190 AM KEX, but you should be aware of Right Side Broadcasting that has streamed each Donald Trump public event.  Their website is: rsbn.tv and their youtube channel is:  https://www.youtube.com/user/rightsideradio.  We encourage you to support them.

Tonight - COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING October 4, 6:00pm
Public Service Center, sixth-floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver
NOTE: This is the first Tuesday of the month so the meeting is in the evening rather than the usual 10am time.  The council has a surprise for us each week.  Come see what this week brings.  Clearly we need many activists there to watch and report what is happening to our county.  Please come to these county hearings, or at least watch them on www.CVTV.org (and then you’ll probably start attending anyway).

TRUMP CALL CENTER AT REPUBLICAN HQ October 5, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Join us for "Trump Talk" every Wednesday 2-5pm. Call into Washington or help out in "Battle Ground" states. Your laptop computer and a headset would be helpful, but we have some available for your use. Come join the action! At Clark County Republican HQ, 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver. 

POLITICALLY SPEAKING TOASTMASTERS October 6, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
You should join Toastmasters for the camaraderie and self-confidence… Remember what Dale Carnegie said, “My training in public speaking has given me the confidence, courage, poise and ability to meet and deal with people in business more than all the rest of my college courses put together!”

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY MEETING October 6, 7:30 – 830pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Come see how you can be involved this election season.  This is an all-volunteer organization that needs you (and we need you now)!  This meeting will last just one hour and then we will stay on hand to visit and answer questions.  There are many opportunities to make a difference.  Come check them out! 

VOTER ID CALL CENTER October 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Help make phone calls to identify voters.  There is just a very tiny window of opportunity to get this work done.  Please contact Kenny to get your name on the schedule.  KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com 360-521-8565.

Voter’s Pamphlet in the Mail,  October 8

GET OUT THE VOTE WITH VICKI October 8, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Please join me doorbelling this weekend. Meeting face to face with constituents is the most effective and rewarding campaigning effort!  Bring your smartphone and we can load the Ground Game app to make it even easier to get out and meet our neighbors in the 17th Legislative District. After, we’ll meet back at the CCRP HQ to enjoy some pizza.  Email us at ConnieJo@VickiKraft.com or 714-321-2776 if you can join us.

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE PARTY!  October 9, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Vancouver Church 3300 NE 78th St. Vancouver Rm 120, (Entrance around back)
Thank you to Vancouver Church for hosting this second debate party!  They have a wonderful location where you will be able to watch and hear the debate in comfort.  Come enjoy the great camaraderie.  We’ll supply pizza and beverages.  RSVP in the comments section on the Event Page so we know how many to expect. 

Deadline to change your voter registration, October 10.  You can make changes or register online at www.myvote.wa.gov, or in person at the Clark County Elections office - 1408 Franklin, Vancouver.  Call them for more info: 360-397-2345.

TRUMP CALL CENTER AT REPUBLICAN HQ October 12, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Join us for "Trump Talk" every Wednesday 2-5pm. Call into Washington or help out in "Battle Ground" states. Your laptop computer and a headset would be helpful, but we have some available for your use. Come join the action! At Clark County Republican HQ, 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver. 

MARTY MCCLENDON MEET & Greet October 12, 6:00pm (Tentative)
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
A terrific candidate for Lt. Governor!  Come meet him in person and learn about the position as well as the candidate.  Another critical statewide race that needs your support.  The time is tentative, so watch for an update next week.  He will be here.  We just need to verify the time.

STEVE MCLAUGHLIN MEET & GREET October 13, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Come meet the Republican candidate for Commissioner for Public Lands. With your support this is a race we can win.  Meet Steve and learn why this race is important to you.  This will be followed by a fundraising dinner in downtown Vancouver with limited seating.  Contact Kenny if you wish to attend the dinner.  KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com 360-521-8565.

STEVE MCLAUGHLIN FUNDRAISING DINNER October 13, 6:30pm
Thai Orchid Restaurant, 213 W 11th Street, Vancouver
Fundraising dinner with Steve McLaughlin, candidate for Commissioner of Public Lands.  Limited seating.  RSVP to Ann Donnelly to RSVP 360-921-1281 ADonnelly7@Comcast.net.  Suggested Donation $75-$500.  Contribution limit is $2000 per person.  Co-hosts include Jeanne & Steve Hix, Cathryn Treadwell-Nelson, Liz Pike, Valerie Vance, Ann Donnelly, Leslie Meharry, Kenny Smith

POLITICALLY SPEAKING TOASTMASTERS October 13, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
You should join Toastmasters for the camaraderie and self-confidence… Remember what Dale Carnegie said, “My training in public speaking has given me the confidence, courage, poise and ability to meet and deal with people in business more than all the rest of my college courses put together!”

Ballots in the Mail, October 19

Deadline for new Washington Voters to Register in Person, October 31.  Please go to the Elections Office – 1408 Franklin, Vancouver.  360-397-2345

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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