Clallam County Democrats Newsletter: July 6

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July 6, 2017
Clallam County Democrats…
Thanks to all who marched with the Democrats in the Forks and PA 4th of July parades!  The signs were terrific, Tim Wheeler and Honeybee led us in chants that animated marchers and resonated with crowds in both locations, and the response was the most positive that any of us can remember. Photos follow …
Saturday, JULY 8th
24th Legislative District Meeting
Saturday July 8, 2017Quinault Beach Resort (Ocean Shores)
Jefferson, Grays Harbor & Clallam Democrats
10:30 am – 3:00 pm

If you plan to go, please RSVP to:
altmen56@gmail.com

With the recent resignation of Jeff Engels as State Committeeman from the 24th Legislative District (due to unforeseen positive circumstances), there will be an election for a new State Committeeman to represent the 24th District at the Washington Sate Democratic Central Committee.  Joe McGimpsey has announced his candidacy. Nominations will be taken from the floor, and any potential candidates are encouraged to contact me or Julie so that we can ensure that every candidate has access to the materials and information he/she needs.
Tuesday, JULY 11th
Clallam County Elections will be conducting Observer Training
on Tuesday, July 11 at 9:00 a.m. 
in the Elections Center, located on the basement level in the
Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. 4th St. in Port Angeles.If you are interested in participating, please email Nancy Martin atnancy@tennishockey.com
Wednesday, JULY 12th
LWV Forum
Port Angeles City Council Candidates

Positions 1 and 2
Wednesday, July 12
6:30 pm
Commissioners Meeting Room*
Clallam County Courthouse
223 East 4th Street
*Please use the after-hours entrance to the Commissioners Meeting Room to the west of the main Courthouse entrance.

Candidates for Position 1:

  • James (Jim) Moran
  • Todd Negus
  • Marolee Smith

Candidates for position 2:

  • Lee Whetham
  • Mike French
  • Jacob Oppelt.
Audience members are encouraged to bring questions for the candidates.
CCD Program Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 12
2:30 pm
CCD/UDF Resource Center

Sunday, JULY 16th
 PCO TRAINING
COMMUNICATION, CANVASSING AND ENCOURAGEMENT

Our trainer is Brian Grad.  Brian is a trainer for the Washington State Democrats and a Sequim PCO.

Join other PCOs on  JULY 16TH AT 4:00 pm at the Democratic Headquarters in Port Angeles

For additional info contact
Nancy Martin
nancy@tennishockey.com

Sunday, JULY 23rd
Sunday, July 23, 2017 – 7 pm – We will welcome back Anne Feeney, self-branded Unionmaid and Hellraiser, who will perform a concert at the CCD Resource Center as part of her 2017 Summer of Resistance Tour.
Anne’s songs unite people in the fight against social and economic injustice.  Have You Been to Jail for Justice? is one of her most popular hits.

Dubbed the “minister of culture” to the movements for economic and social justice and human rights, Anne is “the best labor singer in North America” according to late, great Utah Phillips.

See more about Anne and her music at www.annefeeney.com.

Friday, JULY 28th
SAVE THE DATE

“Protecting Legal Rights: Immigration Law In An Age of Uncertainty”

Friday, July 28, 2017
Little Theater, Peninsula College, Port Angeles Campus
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Washington State’s Solicitor General, Noah Purcell, and the Executive Director of Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Jorge Baron, will present on “Protecting Legal Rights: Immigration Law In An Age of Uncertainty” for a special fundraiser on behalf of Clallam-Jefferson Pro Bono Lawyers.
This event will be open to the legal community, college students,
and general public.


MARCHING WITH DEMOCRATS
2016 Democrats of the Year
Catherine Harper and LeRoy Martin
Our youngest marcher…and the cutest!
THE DEMOCRATIC MESSAGE
No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor!
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?
They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (R)

President Trump has doubled down on his egregious claim  that “millions voted illegally” in last year’s election by ordering Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to “investigate” the integrity of our elections — both of whom have backed Trump’s irresponsible and false claim.

Kris Kobach led the charge in his state to demand documentary proof of citizenship from already legitimately registered voters, which courts later struck down as unconstitutional, and pushed a “cross-check” program that purges thousands of legitimate voters.

The Pence-Kobach Voter Fraud Commission is a partisan attempt to capture voter information that can be used in a host of ways that affect our democratic processes, including nationwide voter restrictions.

At least 44 states and the District of Columbia are declining to hand over private voter data to the White House’s “election integrity” commission.

Under pressure from WA Democrats, Secretary of State Kim Wyman (R) has agreed to provide the “minimal amount of assistance.”  [Tina Podlodowski, WA Democratic Chair]

U.S. Image Suffers as the World Questions Trump’s Leadership
Although he has only been in office a few months, Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations. According to a new Pew Research Centersurvey spanning 37 nations, a median of just 22% has confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. This stands in contrast to the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency, when a median of 64% expressed confidence in Trump’s predecessor to direct America’s role in the world.  Across the 37 nations polled, Trump gets higher marks than Obama in only two countries: Russia and Israel.
The European Union and Japan appear ready to announce a broad agreement that could create a free-trade zone to rival the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The deal, expected on Thursday (7/6), would be a pointed challenge to President Trump’s protectionist stance at a time when growth in some sectors of the American economy, such as the American auto industry, is slowing.   [NY Times.com, July 5, 2017]

According to the U.S. Commerce Department, orders to U.S. factories fell for the second straight month in May…the biggest drop since November, 2016. [PDN, July 6, 2017]

Recruiting Volunteers!

If you are able to share your time and talents with Democrats who are committed to reversing the destructive effects of the Trump administration and the GOP-led Congress by electing Democrats to public office, registering new voters, and getting out the vote, please consider volunteering your time and/or talents to support the work of the Clallam County Democratic Party and the United for a Democratic Future.

Thank you for being an active member of the Clallam County Democrats.  You are what makes this organization necessary and effective.

Our headquarters on First street in Port Angeles is a place of outreach and action. Please help us continue to grow and work for Democratic policies in our community, state and country.

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