A border wall is “meaningless”, says Fox News
The Columbian editorial for Tuesday January 08, 2019 quoted Fox News as one more source to say the Trump border wall should not be built. The editorial is thoughtful, well documented, and thorough. They quote the Cato institute as saying the wall will really cost $25-30 billion.
Trump will promote his lies for his Ego Wall on all TV stations Tuesday January 08 - hopefully the Democrats will get a chance to tell the truth in response.
Read the whole editorial at LINK.
A partial Federal Government Shutdown Began at midnight Friday 12/21/18
over Trumps $6 Billion Wall funding.
There are other useful border security means that can be funded, like personnel and electronic surveillance, for a lot less money. Trump made an airy promise to build a wall on the US southern border, and have Mexico pay for it. This standoff is more Trump emotion and ego.
ED BARNES honored as a First Citizen of Clark County
We are so proud of Ed Barnes who is being honored with the First Citizen of Clark County award for his lifetime of promoting democratic principles with his work, his labor union leadership, his volunteer work. and his role on the Governor’s Transportation committee to name a few. For more detail read The Columbian article - LINK
New Central Committees for 2019/2020
Congratulations - Clark County Democrats
Chair: Rich Rogers
Vice Chair: Audrey Matoon
Treasurer: Dorothy Gasque
Secretary: Giovanna Larrea
State Committeeman: Tyler Davis
State Committeeman: Angela Wilkinson
Congratulations - 17th LD
Chair: Harrison Toepher
Vice Chair: Jeanne Al-Ghamdi
Treasurer: Scott Kershaw
Secretary: Terri Niles
State Committee Man: Anthony Taylor
State Commitee Woman: Tanisha Harris
Congratulations 18th LD
Chair: Candy Bonneville
Vice Chair: Wiley McCallum
Treasurer: Xavier Reynolds
Secretary: Laureen Burger
State Committeman: Ian Coker
State Committeewoman: Jackie Lane
Communications Officer: John Oberg
PCO Coordinator: Betty Cooper
Congratulations 49th LD
Chair: Veronica Child
Vice Chair: Steve Perkel
Treasurer: Elaine Brown
Secretary: Carmen McKibben
State Committeeman: Jose Gasque
State Committeewoman: Bre’t Kertz
Congratulations - Clark County Democratic Women
President: Terri Niles
Vice President: Maureeen Winningham
Treasurer: Keshia Blandford
Secretary: Tiffany Burnett
Congratulations - Young Democrats of Clark County
Chair: Heather Lindberg
Vice Chair: Nina Cavel
Treasurer: Kim Cunningham
Secretary: Chantel Okorie
Democrats’ Official Social Media
The Clark County Democrats have been receiving complaints about a Facebook page run by one person pretending to be a group page for PCOs in Clark County.
Our “public” Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/ClarkCountyDems/
We can also recommend the following Facebook page for PCOs and volunteers moderated by Terri Niles:
Our website is: https: www.clarkcountydems.com
If you have questions, please let us know.
CLARK COUNTY DEMOCRATS
Check for truthfulness
Fact checking is a necessity these days with whomever publishing whatever on social media as if it is truth. Untruths hurt the persons they are aimed at and they hurt the person who is swayed by them by influencing them incorrectly.
Lately there has been rather a torrent of postings from a single individual that try to cast aspersions on contribution cash flow within various party organizations and campaigns. In short, none of this is true. Given an open mind, and a little time to understand some of the legislated processes, can offer explanation, understanding, and acceptance of all of the transactions from party organizations to candidates.
It is good to question things that you do not understand, but it is not good to make a poor supposition and present it as fact for others to believe. That is the stuff of Fox News. Presenting untruths as facts is the stuff of the Republican party.
If you want to join the Democratic party, do it to enhance the Party’s core beliefs of electing Democrats. Don’t come into the Party to cause mayhem and stop real campaign and candidate work from being done. Bring an open mind, a mind that can hear real values, to the endeavors the Party has set for itself. Anything less than that is divisive and allows major slippage, like ending up with Trump in the White House.
If you have questions, call your Chair:
Terah Pitchford - 17th LD
Candy Bonneville – 18th LD
Veronica Child – 49th LD
Rich Rogers – County
Or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONALLY, we have Taken the US House of Representatives, but not the Senate!
RESULTS as of ELECTION NIGHT
US Senator Maria Cantwell - winner at 58.6% statewide & 53.4% in Clark County
3rd CD House of Representatives - Carolyn Long is behind by about 10,000 votes district-wide. Long is ahead by about 5,200 in just Clark County where there are about 45,000 votes left to count.
Eric Holt - For Clark County Council Chair - Behind Quiring by about 1200 votes. Still counting ballots
Barbara Melton - for County Clerk, lost to the incumbent.
Alishia Topper - For County Treasurer - A 69% victory!
Tanisha Harris - For 17th LD State Rep Pos 1 - Trailing by 575 votes. Ultimately conceded.
Damion Jiles - For 17th LD Sattate Rep Poss 2 - Lost to Paul Harris.
Chris Thobaben - For 18th LD State Rep Pos 1 - Lost to Vick
Kathy Gillespie - For 18th LD State Rep Pos 2 - Behind by 1973 votes. Ultimately conceded.
County Councilor District 1 - Temple Lentz at 60.6%.
Vancouver City Council - Lebowsky ahead by 2160 votes over Fox
Jim Malinowski - Winner at 56%
I-1631 (Impose Carbon Tax) - No, State & Local
I 1634 (Ban Grocery tax) - Yes, State & Local,
I-1639 (Gun Restrictions) - Yes, State & Local
I-940 (Police Training) - Yes, State & Local
A Clear Victory