From the Chairman's Desk-September 27, 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.   We are open Monday through Friday from noon - 6pm and Saturday 11am – 3pm.  9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver.

Volunteer Opportunity Meeting each Thursday 7:30 – 8:30pm.  In one short meeting you can learn all the ways your participation during the next six weeks can make the difference for our county and our country.  We meet at Republican HQ 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver.

Super Saturday!  You are needed!  The Washington State Republican Party has assembled a large canvassing team that has been working diligently in Clark County for us.  This Saturday we get to work with them.  Many candidates and their volunteers will also be there.  This promises to be a terrific canvassing effort which they hope to duplicate in the weeks ahead.  There is no substitute for meeting people at the door.  Please come be a part of it!  Experienced and novice canvassers welcomed.  You will be given everything you need.  WSRP’s Direct Voter Contact program is part of a nationwide effort.  Meet at 9:30am.  DeWils Training Center, 11012 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver.

And Speaking of the nationwide voter contact program, Hal Palmer still has paid and unpaid positions available if you want to expand beyond Super Saturdays.  Contact him via phone/text 360-431-2733 or email hal.equitynw@gmail.com.

Are your friends and family registered to vote?  They can verify their status and update their registration at http://myvote.wa.gov/.  It must be done by October 10th.  New registrations can be completed as late as October 31st.  We also have voter registration forms at HQ that you can hand out at church or other venues.  Here is a recent Clark County Election Office press release regarding deadlines.

Serve on a board or commission.  Here is an ideal way to serve your community, gain experience, establish a reputation and build name recognition for future service.  Interested persons should be ready to document their skills and be prepared for an in-person interview during their application process.  A board or commission selection is done by the staff of the sponsoring entity on behalf of the elected officials of that entity.”  Public Facilities District Board  2 positions Apply by September 30.
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.

Don't forget the local races!  Especially because all attention seems to be on the Presidential race, be sure to study and promote our statewide and local candidates! 

Individual Candidate Sites:
President:
Donald J. Trump - Local Facebook Group
Governor: Bill Bryant
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
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
Clark County Council Pos. 4: Eileen Quiring
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

Lynda Wilson's Campaign for State Senate Endorsed by The Columbian
The Columbian newspaper officially gave Lynda Wilson their endorsement for state Senator in Washington’s 17th Legislative District.  “…the Columbian believes Lynda Wilson is the better choice.” the Columbian Editorial Board writes in its endorsement.  Read More


Wilson Campaign Gets National Spotlight!
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) has named Lynda’s race as one of 16 “Top Races to Watch” in the nation!  The RSLC is the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country and the only national organization whose mission is to elect down-ballot, state-level Republican officeholders. Since 2002, the RSLC has been working to elect candidates to the offices of lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state legislator, the judiciary and other down ticket races. Read More

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.

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

TRUMP CALL CENTER AT REPUBLICAN HQ September 28, 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. 

DOORBELL BLITZ FOR LIZ PIKE AND EILEEN QUIRING September 28, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Call Liz at (360) 281-8720 or Eileen at (360) 606-0151 to find where to meet.  Come out and doorbell with these two true conservatives who work for us! 

POLITICALLY SPEAKING TOASTMASTERS September 29, 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 September 29, 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 September 30, 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.

SUPER SATURDAY!  CALLING EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE October 1, 9:30am
DeWils Training Center – 11012 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver
You are needed! The Washington State Republican Party has assembled a large canvassing team that has been working diligently in Clark County for all of us.  This Saturday we get to work with them!  They will be joined by many candidates and their volunteers.  This will be a spectacular canvassing effort.  Please be a part of it!  Experienced and novice canvassers welcomed.  You will be given everything you need. 

CLARK COUNTY ROCKS FOR EILEEN QUIRING! October 1, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Stout Family Farm 16312 NE Caples Rd.  Brush Prairie
Special Guest: Senator Don Benton, Washington State/Western States Director, Trump for President.  Come for fun, food and fellowship – we will have burgers and hot dogs off the grill.  RSVP to Winde Chavez, Tel. (360) 936-3788 / Email windechavez@icloud.com or Eileen Quiring, Tel. (360) 606-0151 / Eileen2Q@hotmail.com

TRUMP RALLY AT ESTHER SHORT PARK October 2, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Esther Short Park, 415 W 6th Street, Vancouver
(Mr. Trump is not expected to attend).  This is a grassroots volunteer-organized event.  If you support freedom and are sick of corruption please come down to Esther Short Park to support Mr. Trump and the movement.  Speakers are there to inspire and inform us of our rights and our duty to be part of the revolution.  We will come together as a family and community of patriots that want a better country for our children.  Additional details can be found at this Facebook link.

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.

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. 

VOTER ID CALL CENTER October 5, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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