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The floats in the 4th of July parades were a good hit with the crowds in both Forks and Port Angeles. 

Watch the Parade here, as videotaped by Stephanie Noblin

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Here are some photos from the Port Angeles parade:

  • Sarah Kincaid helps ready the CCRP hay wagon float.

 

Who will you vote for in the Washington State Superintendent race?

Here is a website that compares the different candidates and where they stand, especially on the issue of teaching transgenderism from kindergarten up.

Teaching transgenderism in Kindergarten – WA State Superintendent Candidates Positions

Do you think it’s appropriate to teach kindergartners about transgenderism?

The following was posted at SWW Education:

The State of Washington (in conjunction with the OSPI) issued new “guidance” that has the force of law to school districts for the 2017 school year. In this document (WA_State_HPE-Standards_2016) [it is 115 pages] on Page 29 they identify the teaching requirement for Kindergarten through 5th grade (other grades on the following pages). Following is a portion of a table from page 29 (click on image for larger view):

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According to the American College of Pediatrics, Gender Ideology Harms Children.  Read the report (along with several other papers) here: Scholarly Trangender Commentary It’s an easy but very revealing read.

Section 10 of our 2016 State Party Platform reads:
SECTION 10: We believe that the FAMILY unit is the cornerstone of a free and moral society.
We recognize and defend the unalienable right of human life, from conception to natural death. Public funding should not be used for any act, individual, or institution which violates the right to life of the innocent.
We believe it is self-evident that there are only two innate, distinct, and complementary genders, male and female, who may unite in a traditional marriage of one man and one woman, and who in union are genetically designed to conceive new life. It is the primary duty of parents, not the state, to protect, nurture and prepare their children for adulthood.
We believe it is the duty of Government to protect human life and promote healthy families by safeguarding traditional marriage. We strongly oppose the redefinition of marriage and family and the blurring of gender distinctions which threaten the personal safety and privacy of opposite gender children and adults in public toileting or bathing facilities.  READ THE ENTIRE PLATFORM HERE

State GOP Convention finishes its work

Convention floor - 850pxThe State Republican Party Convention was held in Pasco, WA from May 19 – 21, resulting in delegates, alternates and electors being elected to the national convention, plus the passage of the new State Platform and Resolutions.  Watch for more information in your next GOP newsletter.  Click here to read the 2016 Washington State Platform.

The statewide Primary Election was held on May 24th.  It offered the opportunity to every voter in the State to choose their delegate.  However, only the Republican ballot will actually count.  The Democrats picked their candidate in the caucuses, and left the folks who voted in the primary out in the cold.

From the Secretary of State’s website:

Secretary of State Kim Wyman has released the initial candidate list for Washington’s 2016 Presidential Primary, including five Republicans and two Democrats.

… The final list, updated with any withdrawals or candidates who qualify by submitting voter petitions, was certified and provided to the counties by March 18.

The initial list includes Republicans Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. Democrats are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

The Presidential Primary voting period ends on May 24. Ballots must go out to military and overseas voters by April 9, and regular ballots and Voters’ Pamphlets will be delivered the first week in May.

Republican and Democratic presidential candidates who were not on the Secretary’s preliminary list are permitted to circulate petitions. It takes at least 1,000 valid signatures of registered Washington voters to make the ballot this way.

April 25 is the last day to register by mail or online, or to update one’s address or name. Those not currently registered in Washington may register in person at the county elections offices until May 16.  READ MORE >>>

Want to know more about how the GOP National Convention will work?

ConventionFacts.gop is a tool for voters to learn about convention delegates, rules, and how the overall process works in a simple, easy to understand format.  This includes:

  1. New site to help answer FAQs about the rules, delegates, & exactly what happens at a national party convention
  2. What’s the purpose of the Republican National Convention? Get that answer + more
  3. ConventionFacts.gop answers your questions about the path to Cleveland and what will happen at the 2016 @GOP convention in July
  4. ConventionFacts.gop → the answer to all of your @GOPconvention questions, including how a nominee is chosen

 Caucuses held on Saturday, Feb. 20th –

folks enjoyed discussing issues, candidates

027The Clallam Republican caucuses were held on Saturday, February 20th, 2016.  The “grass-roots” aspect of Republicans’ political involvement, had Republicans getting together with others of like-mind from their precincts to share their opinions and set the direction of the party for the next several years. Caucus participants advocated for their preferred issues & candidates and had an opportunity to submit written proposals, amendments & resolutions to the county platform committee.

 

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Caucus participants reviewed the county platform, discussed issues and candidates, and elected delegates to the county convention.

Dennis Prager’s FOURTH OF JULY DECLARATION – a great idea for celebrating and remembering with your family and friends!  Start a new tradition!

Prager University now adds a new 5-minute course every week on topics from religion, history, economics, character etc. by scholars and practitioners eminent in their field of study and work. http://www.prageruniversity.com/    Courses – http://www.prageruniversity.com/courses.php


GOP Dinner meeting featured two candidates

Chris Vance headshot

Chris Vance, candidate for U.S. Senate running against Patty Murray, spoke to a full house at the CCRP Dinner meeting on April 26, 2016.  His main theme was protection of our country, bringing down the debt and turning the economy around.  Sign up for our newsletter and read more about his visit.

Vance fielded many questions on a variety of topics, and discussed issues like social security, Obamacare, and tax code reform.  He will be holding 8 townhall meetings across the State.  His website is at chrisvanceforsenate.com, where he goes into detail about where he stands on issues, and what his ideas are for solving the problems we face in the nation.

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Marty McClendon speaks1, 4.26Marty McClendon, candidate for lieutenant governor, spoke about his race for the open seat.  He talked about the important role the lieutenant governor can play in helping the people of Washington state.  He currently has a radio program, “Eyes on Washington”.  Marty’s website is at www.electmarty.com.  Check out our newsletter for more information.

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Where the Clallam County Republican Party stands as far as Republican candidates are concerned, from Dick Pilling, Chair.

In answer to questions as to which candidates that the Clallam County Republican Party (CCRP) supports in the upcoming elections, the CCRP makes the following comments:

The CCRP does not choose between candidates but equally supports all those candidates that declare themselves to be Republicans until such time as a primary election narrows the Republican slate to one candidate for a given position.  READ MORE >>>


Here are some thought-provoking questions to ask oneself before voting: Questions Before Voting


Abe Lincoln silhouetteLincoln Day Dinner a Success

Elizabeth Scott

The 2016 Lincoln Day Dinner annual fundraiser was attended by approximately 120 people, who enjoyed the social hour and silent auction, followed by a great dinner at the Red Lion and our wonderful speaker, State Representative Elizabeth Scott.  It was a fun time getting to visit with each other and catching up with those we haven’t seen for awhile during the social hour, while reviewing the wonderful array of donated items for the Silent Auction.

The invocation was offered by Pastor Rich Hay, followed by a terrific dinner served by the folks at the Red Lion.  State Rep. Elizabeth Scott talked about some of the bills she had introduced in the Legislature, her campaign for US House of Representatives, 1st District, and the future of the country.  You can read about Elizabeth at her website:  www.elizabethscottforcongress.com

The live auction followed, with auctioneer Mike Piper, with Maggie Roth, candidate for Clallam County Commissioner Dist. 2 assisting.

All in all, it was a fun evening, in addition to raising money for the Clallam County Republican Party.  More will be available on the GOP newsletter.  Sign up below!

Tax Reduction Proclamation Day held in Port Angeles

(Of course, as soon as two Democrats were in charge, they immediately reversed the sales tax reduction, and increased them.  Don’t you love the “tax and spend” Democrats?? )

cutting taxes by commissioners 2On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the Clallam County Republican Party Chair, Dick Pilling, read the Proclamation for Tax Reduction Day in celebration of the sales tax reduction passed by our three county commissioners, Jim McEntire, Bill Peach and Mike Chapman.  The event was held at the Liberty Bell Plaza at noon.  Here, McEntire, Pilling and Peach cut into “taxes” symbolically by cutting the cake!

Less than one year later, with our newly elected Democrat county commissioner, and the “independent” county commissioner announcing that he is now a Democrat, the two Democrats decided the citizens didn’t need a tax break, and so have rolled it back.  Republican county commissioner Bill Peach stands alone in fighting for lower taxes and less regulation.  Let’s elect a Republican in 2016 to help Bill with commonsense leadership that will HELP our county citizens.


2015 Lincoln Day Dinner a success

Thanks to all who made the Lincoln Day Dinner such a success!  We thoroughly enjoyed the speeches by Elizabeth Scott, State Representative, 39th District, as she shared the current state of affairs in the Legislature, along with State Committeeman Jeff Kent, who kindly filled in for WSRP Chair Susan Hutchison, who was unable to come due to the sudden passing of her father.  Our condolences and prayers go out to Susan.

A special thanks to county vice chair Jindy O’Donnell, who spearheaded the event with her team of volunteers.  Watch for more news about this event.

Thanks to Stephanie Noblin for videotaping the event!  Here are the videos from the two speakers.

 

Representative Elizabeth Scott WA #39 LD gives speech to Clallam County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner-March 7, 2015, Port Angeles, WA ” Olympia Update”.


Evening’s Main Speaker at the Clallam County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner, March 7, 2015 in Port Angeles, WA. Jeff Kent serves the Washington State Republican Party as National Committeeman. He is also a member of the Republican National Committee (RNC) 2016 Debate Committee.




At the Fair…


Heisels at County Fair, 8.2015OUR BOOTH AT THE FAIR – AUG. 20th thru 23rd, 2015.

Shown here:  Pete & Gayla Heisel with the “Tax-O-Meter”

2014 Port Angeles 4th of July a lot of fun!

(You can scroll through the photos by clicking on “Next” right below each photo.)

Republican signs on the 4th

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Republican signs on the 4th

Bob & Sue Forde provided the usual “hay wagon” float for the Port Angeles 4th of July Parade.  Marty McClendon and his family were there, along with Tom Greisamer and his wife, and Bill Peach – all candidates running for office.  Although the event started out with rain, it subsided through the course of the parade, and a fun time was had by all – parade participants as well as onlookers.  The crowds cheered as we came by – some of us were handing out flags, and the candidates were meeting and greeting people along the sidelines.  It’s always a fun way to get the Clallam County Republican Party’s name out there – and we had so much fun doing it!

Marty McClendon for U. S. House of Representatives  – www.mcclendonforcongress.com

Tom Greisamer for State Representative, 24th District Position 2 – www.drtomgreisamer.com

 

FUN AT THE 4th OF JULY PARADE IN PORT ANGELES!

County Commissioners Jim McEntire and Bill Peach joined us in the 4th of July parade last year, while Clallam County Republicans handed out flags along the parade route. Our usual decorated hay wagon float with lots of signs including two great banners thanking the county commissioners for lowering our sales tax, rolled down the parade route at the Port Angeles July 4th Parade.  It was plenty of fun with lots of good response from the crowds! 🙂

Our July 4th Parade for this year is right around the corner.  Would you like to participate?  It’s great fun for younger folks to help hand out flags along the parade route, and there’s room on the hay wagon float for those who would like to ride – young to old!  Email sueforde@clallamgop.com for more information.


2014 Lincoln Day Celebration & Dinner a Success

 

Bob Williams

The annual Clallam County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner and Auction was held on February 8, and featured lots of silent auction items for folks to bid upon, then a wonderful dinner served at the Port Angeles Elks’ Lodge, following by Chair Dick Pilling’s introduction of the main speaker, Bob Williams, co-founder of Freedom Foundation.  Bob shared some very interesting statistics and offered an 11-step plan of action toward helping candidates move our government back toward the ideals of the Constitutional Republic it was founded upon.

Jerry Levesque then held the regular auction, and was entertaining as well as professional in the way he ran it.  There were some great items that went for bid and our thanks go out to each and every individual and business who donated to make the auction a huge success.

Everyone had a great time, in addition to visiting with each other.  Our appreciation to those who traveled here from other counties to participate with us, including Bob and his lovely wife Jane, National Committeeman Jeff Kent, and Tony Stevens from Kitsap County.

 


Congratulations to Will Payne as the newly appointed Prosecuting Attorney

Will Payne headshot

 

Will Payne was appointed by the Clallam County Board of Commissioners to replace Deb Kelly as Prosecuting Attorney for Clallam County.

 

Because this is a partisan position, the Clallam County Republican Party was charged with providing three names for consideration to the BOCC, from which they appointed the final individual for the office.

Mr. Payne will finish out Kelly’s term.  The position is up for re-election this year (2014).  To learn more about William Payne, click here.

 


 Maybe we should go back to breaking out what every entity gets…

Costs then

 

From the “Good Ol’ Days, circa about 1964…

 


Clallam County Fair 2013 – Great Response and Lots of Fun!

 

 

2012 GOP State ConventionThe 2012 Washington State Convention was held  in Tacoma, WA.  Over 1,500 delegates represented the 39 counties across the State, and worked hard for two days to elect delegates to the national convention, and pass the new 2012 Washington State GOP Platform for the next two years, along with Resolutions (2012 State GOP Resolutions – Do Pass).

We are very pleased with the State Platform – it closely resembles the Platform we passed here in Clallam County, and stands for life, liberty and property. 

Please take a few minutes to download and read (it’s only four pages long!), so you will understand where the county and State Republican Party stands on the most important issues today.  Reading and understanding will allow you to share our views with family, friends and neighbors.

Here are some photos taken at the Convention (click on photos for larger images):


A very successful county convention took place on March 31 – and strong interest in the platform and Resolutions which will guide our Party over the next two yearCounty Delegates on the Convention Floor

Here is the 2012 County Platform, as passed at convention. The Resolutions will be posted as soon as the changes are made,per the debate, motions and passage by the convention delegates.

2012 Clallam County Republican Party County Platform.

2012 Clallam County Republican Party County Platform Resolutions

 

 

 


Sarah MarbleReport from Sarah Marble about Young America’s Foundation High School Conference at the Ronald Reagan Ranch

Sarah Marble, daughter of PCO Steve Marble and Sequim High School student, was recently chosen to attend the Young America’s Foundation High School Conference at the Ronald Reagan Ranch.  Here is her report… (Sarah Marble’s Report on her visit to the Reagan Ranch)

 


 

Lincoln Day Dinner & Auction

was held at the Red Lion Inn, Port Angeles   
Friday, March 9th 

GUEST  SPEAKER
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Contact us – and we’ll keep in touch!

Want to read the bills passed by Congress and pending before Congress? Go to www.opencongress.org


RNC passes Resolution in Support of Western States Taking Back Public Lands


“Would it not be better to simplify the system of taxation rather than to spread it over such a variety of subjects and pass through so many new hands.” ~Thomas Jefferson

“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.” ~Frederic Bastiat

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” ~Patrick Henry


 

The County Convention delegates, who represented you, did an great job of passing an excellent county platform and Resolutions. Our thanks to those who spent the day in hard work to get it done!


Central Committee

passes Resolution opposing and urging Clallam County Commissioners to rescind their support of the Wild Olympics

Click here to Read the Resolution and info.


Central Committee

passes Resolution to demand that Clallam County withdraw from ICLEI – Local Govts for Sustainability –

which promotes UN Agenda 21.

Click here to Read the Resolution and info.