Please join us for the next meeting of the Whitman County Democrats, Wed., May 22, 6:00 pm at Denny’s in Pullman. We will be discussing the City Council seats and other positions in the County that will be up for re- election this year, as well as possible events this summer and fall.
THE STATE OF K-12 EDUCATION:
Charter Schools, Teacher/Principal Evaluations, and Funding
5 p.m., Tuesday, April 9
Compton Union Building, Jr. Ballroom
WSU Pullman campus
Free public lecture
Q + A and reception follow
Free parking available
For more information:
RSVP for lecture
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
State of Washington
About our speaker
Randy Dorn is the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction. As an educator and politician, Superintendent Dorn is deeply involved in K-12 education policy that matters to people in our state. He will address three current policy issues that have attracted the attention of citizens and educators throughout the state:
Teacher and principal evaluation, or TPEP
The McCleary funding decision
Co-sponsored by the College of Education and the Whitman County Superintendents
We will not be having a regular meeting in April. We are, however, sponsoring a food drive for the Community Action Food bank on April 14th at Dissmores. There is no cost to us and all we have to do is provide volunteers. See the information below. Please help if you can. This is the time to work on getting our name out in the community and build a positive image, thus building name recognition and garnering support. Plus, it’s just good to serve our community when we can.
I’m working on a getting a speaker for May – more on that soon.
Thank you for your support!
Do you want to help the CAC Food Bank? Would you like to sponsor a food drive at Dissmores on Mothers’ Weekend (April 13) from 9 a.m. – noon? You would need to provide 12 volunteers (4 per hour). I can provide the signs, the handouts, and a van to put the food in. If you are interested contact Liz Siler by April 10. Elizabethsiler@gmail.com or 509-432-9694. Please indicate the hour your are interested. This is a great way to get the word out about WCD (the flyers indicate that WCD is sponsoring the drive).
There is a new website against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash) from the 5th Congressional District. It is We-Can-Do-Better.org by Eastern Washington Voters.
McMorris Rodgers would like us to believe that she is just a down-home girl from the fruit stands of Eastern Washington. That is simply not true.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers is Not Citizen Legislature!
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers a career politician and one of the most conservative and partisan in the U.S. congress. McMorris Rodgers is not a citizen legislature. We need to stop spreading the silly notion that she will retire anytime soon and return to Eastern Washington to raise her family. Everything this women does is a calculated move to advance up the Republican Party hierarchy. If we repeat these ideas of her as a citizen legislator, we are reinforcing her PR machine to create exactly the kind of image that she wants.
U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris-Rodgers has been in office since 2005, and she has voted almost exclusively along party lines against working class families in these difficult economic times. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers has worked to cut programs and services for working class and low income families while giving the top 1% even bigger tax breaks. This includes McMorris’ vote for the 2013 GOP Budget to destroy Medicare as we know it. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers voted with the Republican leadership 97% of the time in the 111th congress while casting 1654 votes making her one of the most partisan members of congress. The open-minded Walla Walla Union Bulletin had this to say.
McMorris-Rodgers is a rigid conservative and highly partisan . . . [and] isn’t willing to compromise on major national issues.
–Editorial Board, Walla Walla Union Bulletin.
She is really that conservative. Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers voted with the American Conservative Union 96% percent of the time. Also, the Club for Growth scored her as voting with them 94% of the time, Family Research Council 100% of the time, the National Taxpayers Union 89% of the time, and the National Chamber of Commerce 100% of the time (see WikiPedia).
We need to be telling people the truth about Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Help us get the word out.
Bryan E. Burke
Eastern Washington Voters
March 20, Wednesday; 6pm-7pm
Denny’s on Bishop Blvd. in Pullman
Come a few minutes early to get your food order in if you’re going to have your evening meal at the restaurant.
VOLUNTEER NEEDED: You can join Ann Parks, Nathan Weller, and Mike Lowery as the leadership team by volunteering to be Secretary for the Whitman County Democrats. Call or e-mail Carolyn Cress if you might consider this or have questions about what the secretary does.
Hello and Happy New Year!
The next meeting of the Whitman County Democrats will be Wednesday, January 16th, 6 p.m. at Denny’s Please consider arriving earlier if you will be ordering dinner.
On the agenda will be goal-setting for the next year or two. We can identify what we have done in the past that has been effective as well as brainstorm to come up with new ideas and strategies, for everything from recruiting and organizing volunteers to fundraising. If you are unable to make it to the meeting but have some ideas, thoughts, or comments, please email them to me at email@example.com and I will make sure they are included in the discussion.
The new slate of officers is as follows:
Chair – Ann Parks
Vice Chair – Nathan Weller
Treasurer – Mike Lowery
Secretary – OPEN
State Committeeman – Pat O’Neill
State Committeewoman – Natalie Flipper
We are in need of a secretary. If you’d like to be secretary, you can let me know at the meeting.
Thank you, and I hope to see you all there next Wednesday.