Kathy Gillespie has announced her 2018 candidacy for 18th Legislative District Representative for Position 2. Kathy is a democrat running for the seat apparently being vacated by Liz Pike. Kathy ran for the seat in 2016 and received an encouraging 43% of the vote. This year's race is off to an early start with a focus on fundraising.
Donations to Kathy's campaign can be made at LINK
There's an article in The Reflector (09/21/17) on Kathy and her 2 Republican opponents - CHECK IT OUT.
Froma Harrop is an op/ed writer for Creators.com. Here she clarifies the value of the Debt-limit ceiling raise made by Trump with the Democrats and also explains the debt-limit principles. READ the Article
Statement on the Events at the Protest September 10th in Vancouver, Washington
Vancouver (WA) – September 16, 2016
Last weekend, Vancouver, Washington joined the growing list of U.S. cities experiencing some level of violence or threat of violence when protesters and counter-protesters clashed on issues revolving around race, nationalism and religion.
The Clark County Democrats would like to recognize and thank the Vancouver Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Department and local officials for their professional, calm and effective handling of what could have become an explosive, perhaps deadly situation.
We also want to state loud and clear that any violence or threat of violence is unacceptable when Americans are exercising their right to peaceably assemble for any reason as protected by the United States Constitution.
Without hesitation, we condemn violence in protests from any group identifying itself as “left” or “right” wing. We want to be clear that groups like “Antifa” have no association with the local democratic party nor do we support or condone their actions. There is never a reason to justify violence against fellow Americans or vandalism to personal property and small businesses.
That, being said, we are alarmed by the continuing rise in white nationalism and racial tensions which is being contributed to by the president. As recent as yesterday, President Trump was defending his remarks equating the peaceful protesters in Charlottesville with violent Nazi sympathizers. The president’s attitude and words have a great danger of spurring hate groups into further agitation and potential violence. We would ask the president to recall his own tweet from September 2014 quoting Ronald Reagan that “Peace is not the absence of conflict, it’s the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means”.
For more information, please contact CCDCC Chair Rich Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org
City Councilman Bart Hansen andformer City Attorney Ted Gathe had their civic views published Sunday 09/10/17 in The Columbian. They clearly are against the Oil Terminal proposed by the Port of Vancouver. They clarify that the final decision for it is not up to the Governor but can be more easily and directly decided by voting for the Port of Vancouver Commissioner candiate who is opposed to it. READ the Article and Vote ORANGE in November
Here's a little column by Rex Huppke of the Chicago Tribune published August 23, 2017, and reproduced in The Columbian Sun Aug 27, 2017. It neatly summarizes many of the most recent lies by Trump and skewers him, as well, referring to him as an "infantile madman" - a succinct, usable reference for sure.
Read it all HERE
The Mooch is gone. His short-lived term as white house Communications Director will give him an important blot on his resume. He probably doesn't care. He was not scary like Trump, but he was even a bigger boor and a total pottie-mouthedembarrasement. Pundits are hoping that his demise will not put the President into a snit of coverups, like a war with North Korea. See article LINK
The annual Clark County Democrats Gala Dinner and Auction went off without a hitch and with the energetic effort of 250+ attendees. It was planned to have a smaller, more fun approach to the dinner with lots of different aspects and that was the way it went down. The venue was charming - a little warm, but not excessive, the speeches were energetic and genuine by Liz Luce, Sen Maria Cantwell, Rich Rogers, Sen Annette Cleveland, and State Chair Tina Podlodowski.
The food was provided by Company Tonight, a Portland catering firm that set up grills outside and provided delicious salmon steaks and flank steaks. Auction participation was very good.
Now it's time for the annual Clark County Fair. We Democrats have a booth this year, as usual, to make contact with frustrated citizens. We have a few 3 hour shifts left to fill and expect there's several of you that would jump at the chance to participate. Click this LINK to go to a web page showing the open times, and a form below to submit your request to be a Democrat at the Fair.