CCRP Newsletter – October 2021

CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE

I am writing this month concerning several critical items on the November ballot: the Clark County Charter amendments. In short, I will say that my recommendation is to vote NO on all the proposed amendments.
 
At last month’s Central Committee meeting, I decided that it would be wise to hear from the Clark County Charter Review Commission. This commission was, unfortunately, made up of all Democrats. The commission drafted these amendments without listening to any conservative Republican voices. There was no balanced representation in crafting the proposed amendments.
 
So what is a county charter? Washington state law defines a charter as a local jurisdiction constitution. Think of it as our county’s constitution. Do we want 15 Democrats structuring and restructuring our constitution?
 
PCO Carolyn Crain has put in much time and research to help us understand what precisely these Democrats are doing. Check this link for more information: https://clarkrepublicans.org/proposed-charter-amendments/
 
Read this well-written, informational document and share!
 
We must work hard to ensure that the charter amendments are ALL defeated.
 
I am taking a “DO NOT PASS” position and strongly recommend a NO vote on all the amendments.
 
Is the charter we have a good one? No.
 
Will it be improved with these amendments? Absolutely NOT!
 
Please review this information and call, email, and write everyone you can to encourage them to vote NO on all the amendments.

Joel Mattila, Chairman

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    GET READY TO VOTE

    Are you ready to vote in November? If you’re eligible to vote and haven’t registered or need to update your registration, go to VoteWA.gov.

    GET INVOLVED WITH CCRP

    We need our American citizen voters in Clark County – Volunteer to SAVE AMERICA!  Signup to volunteer for:

    • canvassing
    • sign waving
    • sign placing
    • calling voters
    • writing letters
    • helping with events
    • and more

    There’s a place for you with the CCRP!

    Thank you to all those who have done so!

    EVENTS & MEETINGS

    When What Where
    October 2nd & 9th, 9:00am "Super Saturday" Canvassing Events Location Information
    October 5th, 5:30 Town Hall Meeting: Vancouver Public School Families Felida Community Park
    Every Tuesday, 8:30am Patriot Breakfast Cameo Cafe: 7703 NE 72nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661
    Every Saturday, 8:30am Patriot Breakfast Peachtree Restaurant: 6600 NE Highway 99, Vancouver, WA 98665
    Every Monday, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Citizen Education Team Sessions CCRP Resource Center: 2702 NE 114th Ave, Vancouver
    October 20th Elder Advocacy Online
    October 20th Presentation - Clark County Charter Online

    NEWS & VIEWS

    2021 Clark County Charter Amendment Measures

    Seven resolutions have been passed by the first-ever Clark County Charter Review Commission. These measures will be on the General Election ballot in November 2021. The seven proposals cover the following:

    • Making county executive elected official positions and county council positions nonpartisan
    • Electing five county council members
    • Redefining the appointment and duties of council chair
    • Requiring the adoption of a new ethics code
    • Creating a new office of diversity, equity, and inclusion

    Learn more about these measures.

    Proposed Legislative District Maps Released

    Negotiations to redraw political boundaries in Washington have begun. Washington State Democrats and Republicans have released competing maps for the state’s 49 legislative districts. The bipartisan panel has until November 15th to finalize the maps.

    For more information on Washington’s redistricting timeline and the public-input process, visit redistricting.wa.gov.

    The Washington State Republican Party’s (WSRP) Statement on Afghanistan 

    The Washington State Republican Party’s (WSRP) Chairman Caleb Heimlich has called for Governor Inslee to give asylum to our Afghan allies and others whose lives are now in jeopardy because of President Biden’s disastrous withdrawal of the U.S. military from Kabul. Read More. 

    Washington State Democrats Are Trying to Gerrymander Our State

    The Washington State Republican Party (WSRP) released the following statement in response to the Washington State Redistricting Commission unveiling draft Legislative District maps:

    “Democrats are trying to gerrymander our Legislative Districts and stop the voters from deciding elections. Republicans are working to give more voters a choice on election day,” said WSRP Chairman Caleb Heimlich. “The Democrat Commissioners’ draft redistricting maps are the definition of political hackery with the majority of seats drawn to be safe and keep Democrats in perpetual control. Voters deserve competitive districts, not gerrymandered franken-districts, and unlike the Washington State Democrats, we will not be retracting this statement.”

    Washington State Republicans Endorse Tiffany Smiley for U.S. Senate

    “This is an unprecedented action taken by the Washington State Republican Party, but Tiffany Smiley is an unprecedented candidate. We have a golden opportunity to change our state and country for the better by standing with Tiffany in her race to win this U.S. Senate seat,” said WSRP Chairman Caleb Heimlich. “In less than six months as a candidate Tiffany Smiley has shown her skills as a tireless champion for conservative ideals, a coalitions builder, and inspiring speaker at Republican events statewide. We are proud to endorse Tiffany, and we know with her skillset and passion, she will never stop fighting for Washingtonians.” Read more. 

    Mapped: Afghan Refugees Headed to 46 States

    Washington State has accepted 1,679 new Afghan refugees. These Afghans are from the first group of thirty-seven thousand people. Half of the Afghans relocating to America helped the U.S. government or are a relative of someone who did. Thousands of other evacuees are waiting in U.S. military base shelters and third-world countries. Flights from these countries to the U.S. have been suspended due to measles cases. Read more. 

    REDISTRICTING MAPS

    The proposed maps for redistricting from the Washington State Redistricting Commission are online. The public is welcome to make comments.

    CONSTITUTION 101

    Free College Course: Constitution 101

    Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution is a free course from Hillsdale College. These lectures examine: 

    • The design and purpose of the Constitution
    • The challenges our Constitution faced during the Civil War
    • How the Constitution has been undermined for over a century by progressivism and post-1960s liberalism 
    • How limited government under the Constitution might be revived

    Sign up and go at your own pace. 12 lectures. Average lecture time: 30 minutes.

    STREAM & READ

    Free to Stream: The Hornet's Nest

    With unprecedented coverage, award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan’s most hostile valleys. What started as a single-day strike turned into nine harrowing days of combat against an invisible, vicious enemy. Go with these journalists and American troops where no foreign troops have ever gone before. Movieguide calls this documentary “gripping” and “emotionally riveting.” The reviewer writes, “In an age where a multitude of documentaries focus on war crimes and scandals that many times slanders the large majority of American troops who have ethics and integrity, it’s highly encouraging to see a movie that highlights real heroism.” 

    This documentary contains strong language and extreme violence. View discretion is advised. Not recommended for children.

    Stream “The Hornet’s Nest” on:

    • Amazon Prime Video
    • Hulu

    Stream for free with ads on:

      • Tubi TV
      • The Roku Channel
      • Pluto TV
      • VUDU Free
      • Kanopy – a free streaming service available with your FVRL library card.

    Book: They're Not Listening

    Ryan Girdusky is the founder of the 1776 Project PAC. He is dedicated to electing school board members who oppose critical race theory. His new book is titled, They’re Not Listening: How the Elites Created the National Populist Revolution. Learn about his book and fascinating insights on CRT in this interview with Rob Smith on the podcast, Newt’s World.

    SURVIVE & THRIVE

    With the chaos and uncertainty thrust upon us by the madness and depravity of the radical leftist, it’s essential to prepare ahead of time for crises. We want to not only have what our families need to survive in difficult times, but we also want to be able to help others. Let’s all prepare to not only survive but thrive.

    DIY Meals-Ready-To-Eat Buckets

    Put together as many Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MRE) buckets as you want for your family with this simple, affordable plan. No dishes and no cooking required. In a one-gallon bag, you’ll have three meals plus snacks for one person for one day. The contents in each gallon bag will have at least 2400 calories and 100 grams of protein. Adjust for more or fewer calories or protein as desired by swapping out the items for something else. Just pay attention to the calorie count to make sure you’re meeting the need of each person. This plan focuses on affordable prepackaged foods that provide needed calories and are also high in protein. Adjust according to your own needs and taste. Get food that you know your family will eat!

    Here’s what you’ll need to store and transport your homemade MRE’s:

    • Gallon ziplock bags
    • Ziplock sandwich bags
    • 5 gallon food grade buckets
    • Gamma Seal lids

    For Breakfast

    • 2 Kodiak oatmeal packets – 380 calories, 24 g protein. Yes, you can add water and eat from the packet.

    For Lunch 

    Option 1 : 

    • Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice – 300 calories, 4 g protein. Get Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice with beans if you want more protein.
    • Chicken Creations Buffalo Style – 160 calories, 20g protein OR
    • Chicken Creations Classic BBQ – 90 calories, 11g protein

    Option 2: 

    • Chef Boyardee Beef in Tomato & Meat Sauce Ravioli – 220 calories, 7g protein

    For Dinner

    • Hormel Compleats Turkey Entree 220 calories, 17g – 20g protein, One entree has potatoes, and one has dressing.

    For Snacks

    • 4 Sailor Boy Pilot Bread crackers – 180 calories
    • 4 Tbsp (in a ziplock bag) PBfit All-Natural Organic Peanut Butter Powder – 140 calories, 16g protein
    • 1 Quest Protein bar – 190 calories, 20g protein
    • 1 Nature Valley Chewy XL Protein Granola Bar – 300 Comes in many flavors, 15g protein
    • 1 Spam single – 230 calories, 9g protein
    • 1 Applesauce pouch – 70 calories OR
    • 1 Pudding cup – 100 calories
    • Dried Fruit
    • Jerky
    • Electrolyte or other drink mixes in a small packet
    • Multivitamin and other vitamins or supplements

    Make sure to include a plastic fork, spoon, knife, and napkin in each bucket. It would also be a good idea to include a garbage bag in each bucket for collecting and disposing of all the packaging.

    There will be some extra spaces in your buckets. You could fit more rice packets, pasta cups, etc., in those nooks and crannies. 

    It takes two 5 gallon buckets to store one week of MRE’s for one person. Store your buckets in a cool, dry place. Check your buckets at least once a year. Replace the food items as needed for freshness and quality.

    ONLINE ACTIVISM

    Petition: Impeach AG Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee

    Washingtonians across the state are seeking to impeach the Governor and the Attorney General for not upholding the Oath of Office and protecting our State and Federal Constitution. Sign the petition here.

    Petition: Say No to Critical Race Theory

    Judicial Watch attorneys are suing school districts, government agencies, politicians, and bureaucrats pushing the radical revolutionary agenda of Critical Race Theory. Sign the petition here.

    Petition: DOJ Must Appoint a Special Counsel to Investigate Evidence of Biden Family Corruption 

    Judicial Watch – From documents and witness statements, there is substantial evidence that the Biden family, including President Joe Biden, may have been involved in criminal activity involving, among other issues, foreign entities tied to Ukraine and China. A special counsel should immediately be appointed because the Justice Department is conflicted in investigating any matter that could implicate President Biden or his immediate family. Sign the petition here.

    Petition: No Vaccine or Mask Discrimination in Clark County

    Waking Up Washington – “We believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We ARE anti-tyranny. We are NOT anti-COVID (i.e., that it doesn’t exist) or anti-vaccination, but we will not be subjected to these oppressions any longer nor be a part or participate in active discrimination.” Sign the petition here.

    PROTECT & EDUCATE YOUR CHILDREN

    Dr. Ben Carson's Answer to CRT for Parents and Grandparents

    Dr. Ben Carson’s American Cornerstone Institute has launched a free, online curriculum that’s an answer to Critical Race Theory (CRT). The new curriculum called The Little Patriot’s Program is an online program that teaches children about America’s founding principles. Parents and grandparents can use this free curriculum to teach elementary-aged kids — anytime, anywhere — essential lessons they need to know about our country. Check it out, support Dr. Carson, and enroll your children and grandchildren at Little Patriot’s Learning. 

    Back to School for Parents

    You know the news stories about what’s happening in our nation’s schools and now in your backyard. To help you meet these challenges, Focus on the Family and the Family Policy Institute offer a free e-book called Back to School for Parents. This book provides the practical information parents need in these difficult times.

    “Left-wing activists have completely infiltrated our schools and are doing everything they can to indoctrinate our kids into their dangerous ideology. We have to stop them. Kudos to the Family Policy Alliance and Focus on the Family for developing this educational guide to help parents protect their children.” Terry Schilling, Executive Director, American Principles Project

    It’s a parent’s fundamental right to direct the education of their children without unreasonable state interference. Learn more about these rights, recognized by the Supreme Court, and how to stand up and win against the political and social agenda of the left.

    In this book, you’ll get resources on:

    • How to fight back against the sexualization of children and LGBT indoctrination
    • How to help children develop a conservative, faith-based worldview
    • Where to find legal help
    • Letter templates for:
      • Objection to library material
      • Open bathroom policies
      • Supporting fairness in sports
      • Accessing your child’s library record

    Get your free copy!

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