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Asotin County Democrats,

Come join us at the Bamboo Gardens --
6 p.m. on October 30th for great food and
 good conversations.


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Sandy and Pat at Walla Walla Parade for Joe

Can you go to only public debate
McMorris Rogers-Joe Pakootas Debate Oct 8th Maxey Hall 12:30 PM
in Walla Walla?
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Here’s Your Chance to Support Joe Pakootas for Congress
Candidate Raised Spent Cash on Hand Last Report
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) * $1,822,091 $1,547,102 $669,505 July 16, 2014
Joe Pakootas (D) $82,484 $64,039 $18,445 July 16, 2014
Opportunities to  Donate:
Meet the Candidates - meet Joe in person
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10 AM
Clarkston City Hall
Bring a check
 
Mail a check to:
Asotin County Democrats
P.O. Box 337
Asotin, Washington 99402
Make checks payable to: Pakootas for Congress
 
Donate on Line:
 
Donations are not tax deductible.


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Asotin County Democrats

Monthly Meeting Minutes : August, 28, 2014

 

Members in attendance:

Nick Fiore, Chair

Rose Araya, Secretary

Pat Bates, Committee Woman

Steve Lee, Treasurer

Other Attendees: Ren Gron, Kathleen Warren, Sandy Stiffarm, Skip and Donna Norman, and Cathy Vilgos

Meeting was called to order at 6:35p.m. at the Bamboo Gardens.

The Treasurer's report was passed around and approved.  Pat was reimbursed for the cost of attending State Committee Meetings.

Minutes - there were no minutes from last month’s gathering. 

Deloris updated us on the August session at Walla Walla CC with C. McMorris Rodgers.  For once Cathy was there in person, but her talk was the usual.  Deloris described the CMR’s talk: the usual GOP “talking points” and the woman who stood up and defended the ACA (“Obamacare”).  Rose added the point that if Congress had simply given everyone Medicare it would have been much better.  There were also discussions on veterans issues, etc.

Pat described activities organized to support Joe Pakootas (see Addendum).  We also discussed purchasing Signs supporting him and agreed to authorize up to $500 for that purpose.  In addition, several of us ordered t-shirts ($20 each) with his name.  Rose will send out general email asking for volunteers to display the yard signs in Asotin County.  She will collect the names of those willing to post the signs. The signs should go up from mid to late September as the ballots will be mailed 10/17.

Nick discussed the Port Festival and bike races on September 27th, from 12 noon to 7p.m.   We should be able to make it a fund raiser, selling hot dogs and cup cakes, etc.  Nick will have and Rose has a food handling card already.  The cost for a table spot is $15; Nick will go ahead and reserve a space for us.  Those setting up should get to Granite Lake Park at 11:30 on that day.

We then discussed further activities supporting Joe Pakootas, such as phone banks and walking the neighborhoods with flyers.  His campaign will provide us with scripts.  We will also work on voter registration.  Pat will contact the Young Democrats at WSU to see if they can help with the canvasing, or can suggest students who come from Asotin County.

There will be a pre-walking meeting to help first timers .  It will be on September 20th at 1 p.m. at Dailys Bakery. 

Nick then discussed the ongoing problems with getting younger people out to  meetings.   We need to have more social media, such as the use of bar codes and QR codes to get information on gatherings out.  Deloris and Rose will gather information on how the codes work.  These codes are already in use in Asotin for the Historical Society, etc.  PC Laser in Lewiston can do it for us (cost?)

Rose will investigate putting a link for voter registration for Asotin County on our web page and FaceBook page.  For those of us with smart phones or tablets and IPads, there is an app you can get called BuyPartisan which scans bar codes and tells you if the company owner is Democrat or Republican.  This is another way we can support companies who treat their workers well, and are not trying to turn this country against us.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p. m.

Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary


Addendum:

 

How You Can Support the Pakootas for Congress Campaign (5th Dist. Counties: Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman)

Sign Waving : Co- Captains/Campaign Contact: 

Art Hathaway, 509-235-8509509-235-8509, e-mail: arthurhathaway2@gmail.com

Carol Eugene, 425-387-3487425-387-3487, e-mail: carol.eugene@gmail.com

Purpose: To organize volunteers for arterial intersection sign waving beginning the week of Oct. 5th and running through the last weekend before the Election. 

Fund Raising : Co-Captains/Campaign Contact:

Susan Brudnicki, 509-217-2965509-217-2965, e-mail: sbrudnicki@hotmail.com

Carol Eugene, 425-387-3487425-387-3487, e-mail: carol.eugene@gmail.com

Purpose: To organize Fund Raising Events, Meet and Greets, Luncheons, Dinners, Coffees for the purpose of raising funds for the Campaign.

Letters to the Editor:  Captain/Campaign Contact

Gayle Cain, 509-710-6493509-710-6493, e-mail: travelingtwo@gmail.com

Purpose: To coordinate writing of letters in support of Joe and letters about McMorris Rodger’s voting record. To see these letters are published in as many papers in the 5th CD as possible.

GOTV/Phone Banking:   Co-Captains/Campaign Contact

Andrew Brewer, 509-879.3086, email: andrewbrew@earthlink.net

Bob Eugene, 425-387-3486425-387-3486, e-mail: bobeugene1@msn.com

Purpose: To provide phone bank lists/walk lists County Chairs/County Contact and PCOs prior to Oct 17th with a script developed by the Campaign.

To provide County Chairs/County Contacts and PCOs lists of strong Democrats who have not returned their ballots with a phone bank script.

Voter Registration:  Co-Captains/Campaign Contact

Joyce Weir, 509-447-2142509-447-2142, e-mail: jaweir@povn.com

Lila Lopeman, 509-724-1358509-724-1358, e-mail: lilalopeman@gmail.com

Purpose: To register new voters focusing on under registered populations, i.e., Native American, Latino, etc.

 

Tell your friends, neighbors & family to vote for Joe! Send E-Mails to your circle of influence!

Talk about how you’re involved in the Campaign & working to get Joe elected! Get the word out about Joe! Tell everyone you come in contact with that this is an election of national importance for our State!

NOTE:

Do you have a good place to display a yard sign for Joe?
Let me know and we'll supply a sign (with metal stand)
like the ones Sandy and Pat are holding.


Rose



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Asotin County Democratic Central Committee

Meeting Minutes

May, 29, 2014

 Members in attendance:

Nick Fiore, Chair

Rose Araya, Secretary

Pat Bates, Committee Woman

Tom Van Horn, Committee Man

Other Attendees: Ren Gron, Myrna Wiltse, Monika Lawrence, Kathleen Warren, Ronda Fiore and Ren Gron

Meeting was called to order at 6:35p.m. at Bamboo Gardens.

Nick welcomed Myrna back after being away for 6 months.  Good to have her with us again.

The Treasurer's report was not available.  Pat has still to be reimbursed for the cost of attending State Committee Meetings. Since we invited Joe Pakootas down to accept the donation of those funds and got no response, she has withdrawn her offer.

Minutes - there were no corrections to the minutes from last month’s convention as published on the web.

On the Citizens United front, we have set up a table in front of Albertsons and collected signatures on I 1329 which puts it on the Washington ballot in November.  This Saturday will be the last at Albertsons, but we will continue the effort on 6/5 at Alive After 5 on Sixth Street from 5-8 p.m.. 

AA5 will be only on the first Thursday of June and August, and 2nd Thursday in July.  Nick has paid for a spot, but has not yet heard back what spot will be assigned. This year the hours are setup 4-5 and take down 8 p.m.  We discussed displays and handouts such as flags and candy.  Pat will bring one table in addition to 2 with Nick, and our tent.  We approved that Nick order a new banner with correct web addresses.

We continued discussing a forum on the I 1329 issue at City Hall and have decided to postpone it for now.  Pat has a short instructive video which she will get to Rose who will see if it can be put up on our web site.

We then discussed the upcoming State Convention 6/20-21 in Spokane.

Pat updated us on the monthly sessions with C. McMorris Rodgers representative.  If there is interest, these are from 2-4 p.m. at SEWAD as before.  Pat urged us to be there with our issues. 

Under new business, Nick suggested that Rose generate a list of single Democratic women from Votebuilder so that we can focus on that group.  Rose has already generated a list of  people not longer voting from Votebuilder. Nick, and Pat will begin calling and Rose will contact other members to help in the effort.

Pat brought a copy of the Heroes Handbook to show us.  It gives responses to Republican Talking points.  Monika has taken it to copy for the rest of us.

Myrna reported that she had been notified (as had Nick) that PCOs like herself will not be on the ballot.  This is because none of the positions are contested.

Nick asked if we would be interested in having a table at the bike race in late September.  It is becoming a ‘happening’ and we should be able to make it a fund raiser, selling hot dogs and cup cakes, etc.  Nick and Rose have food handling cards already.  The cost for a table spot will be $15, which he will go ahead and reserve a place for us.

Nick reported that Gov. Insley had visited Asotin County to swear in a new judge, but did not contact any local Democrats.  Nick and others have written to the State Democratic party and pointed out how much harm their lack of support is doing.

The meeting was Adjourned at 7:30 p. m.

Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary

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Asotin County Democratic Central Committee

Meeting Minutes

March 27, 2014

 

Members in attendance:

Nick Fiore, Chair

Rose Araya, Secretary

Steve Lee, Treasurer

Pat Bates, Committee Woman

Tom Van Horn, Committee Man

Other Attendees: Deloris Jungert Davisson, Ren Gron, and Mike Mossler

Meeting was called to order at 6:35p.m. at Bamboo Gardens.

The Treasurer's report was submitted.  The we had a balance of $1,742.87.  Donations of $56.00 were collected in cash and checks.  Pat has still to be reimbursed for the cost of attending State Committee Meetings.  She invite Joe down to accept the donation.

Minutes - there were no corrections to the minutes as published on the web.

Nick contacted Pete Gertonson in Lewiston about getting signatures on the Citizens United petitions at the Nez Perce County Fair at their booth.  Pete said it would be better to set up in front of Albertsons.  Nick will talk to the store manager.

We continued discussing a forum on this issue at City Hall. We are now planning to have a Sunday afternoon movie on this issue followed by a discussion.  It may be that this could be the first in a series. The first would be on May 18th from 3-7p.m.  Popcorn would be provided.  Steve will bring suggestions for relevant movies to our next meeting.  We then discussed the best ways to advertise. Rose said she had heard from Mary Lou Yocum again offering to help.  Rose will keep in touch with Mary.

Rose contacted Valerie Brady Rongley for an up to date training on Votebuilder for herself and Monika, Pat and Ron.  Training will take place at Monika’s on Saturday.  It looks like it will be able to pull a list of  people not longer voting from Votebuilder.

We then discussed the upcoming County Convention 4/12  at the Heights Grange.  We should arrive at 8 a.m. for setup. 

Ren showed us a list of the rules for the convention (a copy of which will be added to these minutes.  She will be making a poster with the requirements to vote at the convention.  Ren also suggested providing forms for anyone who would like to propose a Resolution.  We agreed this will be a good thing to do.

Ren, Deloris & Pat discussed the Platform & Resolutions they have been working on.  Rebecca is doing excellent work on pulling them all together.

We still need a Sargent at arms, time keeper, and parliamentarian.

Nick said the Rules we will be sending out will provide the order of the proceedings which will last from 10a.m. to about 1p.m.

For refreshments, Nick will bring a pasta casserole, soft drinks, water and coffee, (Kathleen will bring coffee maker).

Deloris then handed out her focus paper on minimum wage and a general discussion followed.  Nick brought up the Feinstein Challenge and suggested Rose as the Asotin County Food Bank manager if we are elegible; and if the Post Office food drive could be moved up to April.

 

 The meeting was Adjourned at 7:30 p. m.

Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary


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Asotin County Democratic Central Committee

Meeting Minutes

February 27, 2014

Members in attendance:

Nick Fiore, Chair, Rose Araya, Secretary, Steve Lee, Treasurer, Pat Bates, Committee Woman,Tom Van Horn, Committee Man

Other Attendees:  Sandy Stiffarm, Deloris Jungert Davisson, Kathleen Warren, and Ren Gron

Meeting was called to order at 6:30p.m. at Bamboo Gardens.

Minutes - there were no corrections to the minutes as published on the web.

The Treasurer's report for for 2013 was submitted.  The ending balance for the year was $1,764.37.  Nick has been reimbursed for $182.50 for the amount he paid for using Lincoln Middle School.  Donations of $89.00 were collected in cash and checks. 

Nick invited Pat to speak first.  She described the State Democrats meeting where the new State Chair, Jaxon Ravens, former vice chair,  was elected.  She also reported that she met and was impressed by Joe Pakootas.

The next State Convention will be in Spokane June 20-21, and Pat suggested that we have a hospitality table, which can be discussed at our next meeting.

Nick then suggested using teleconferencing for state wide meetings. Pat will bring it up to the Technology group.

Pat also told us about an organizational meeting she had attended in Pullman the night before on I1329, which is a citizens petition to reduce the influence of big money on elections. For further information go to WAmend.org (Washington State Coalition to Amend the Constitution). The purpose of the meeting is to have people sign a petition to get a citizens  initiative on the November ballot.   The group signed the one Petition she had.  We will have further discussions on how to proceed.  Nick will contact Pete Gertonson in Lewiston about getting signatures at the Nez Perce County Fair at their booth.  We will also investigate a forum on this issue at City Hall.

From the WSDCC meeting in Vancouver Pat discussed discussed the need for us to be interactive on Facebook, and other social media. She explained that we can do hashtags on Facebook (enter #CathyMcMorrisRodgers [followed by your comment]) 

At Nick's suggestion Rose will contact Valerie Brady Rongley for an up to date training on Votebuilder for herself and Monika, and anyone else interested.  Valerie, WSDCC Vice Chair, has offered to come down to Clarkston to train us. 

Rose related Carolyn Cress' suggestion of getting the list of inactive voters from the County Auditor and contacting them to remind them of the importance of voting.

Pat then went over some of the resolutions voted on, such as living wage, closing tax loopholes, code of ethics for the Supreme Court, etc.  One resolution, on climate change, was tabled to the June convention.

We then discussed the invitation to meet staff from Cathy McMorris Rodgers office at the SEWEDA office on March 4th. Pat will send out a list of topics for us to bring up.  Deloris told us how to describe the issue, review CMR's voting record on it, ask how she will vote this time, then say we will be watching and keeping it in mind when it is time for us to vote in November.

Upcoming dates:             County Convention 4/12 

                                    State Convention in Spokane 6/20-21

Nick then moved on to the County Convention on April 12th.  Tom has the Heights Grange of us.  For the committees, the following volunteered:

            Rules, Ren

            Credentials and sign in, Kathleen & Rose

            Platform & Resolutions,  Deloris & Pat

We still need a Sargent at arms, time keeper, and parliamentarian.

Nick then ran thru the order of the proceedings which will last from 10a.m. to about 1p.m.

For refreshments, Nick will bring soft drinks, water and coffee, (Kathleen will bring coffee maker).

Deloris then handed out her focus paper on minimum wage and a general discussion followed.

  The meeting was Adjourned at 7:40 p. m.

Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary

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Asotin County Democratic Central Committee
Meeting Minutes
January 30, 2014

Members in attendance:
Nick Fiore, Chair, Rose Araya, Secretary, Steve Lee, Treasurer, Pat Bates, Committee Woman,
Judy Broumley, Vice Chair
Other Attendees: Rebecca Nourse, Beth Aram, Sandy Stiffarm, Keith Kopischke, Mike R. Mossler. Gerrie Lee stopped by and asked to be added to mailing list
Meeting was called to order with the pledge of allegiance at Bamboo Gardens 6:30pm.
Minutes - since the last meetings did not have quorums there were no current minutes.
Nick invited Beth to speak first.  She reported on the petitions we signed along with others and she turned over to her son, Phillip.  They were taken to Olympia along with 345,000  others and submitted to the legislature. This is to get  Initiative 594, which would establish universal background checks in Washington State, on on the ballot in November.
The Treasurer's report for for 2013 was submitted.  The ending balance for the year was $1,864.37.  Donations of $72.00 were collected in cash and checks.  
Nick discussed the problems he had with paying for use of Lincoln Middle School, paying one amount and then being asked for more.  He has still not be reimbursed for last year.  Rebecca moved and Rose seconded that he be reimbursed $182.60 for the check he wrote for the school usage.
Next we discussed the election of a new Chair for the Washington State Democrats.  The current Chair is retiring and will be replaced in a vote on Feb. 2 by the County Committee Men and Women.  Two of the 4 candidates came to visit us.  First, Jim Kainber, met with Nick, Monika and Rose and 2 others at Dailys Bakery on Jan. 20th.    Then on Sunday morning Dana Laurent and Elizabeth her campaign manager met with Nick, Pat, Rebecca, Rose, and Monika at Dailys.Nick discussed how both of these candidates would be good for us on the east side of the state.  Another candidate, Jaxon Ravens, also contacted Pat and we reviewed the problems with his continuing the policies of the previous Chair.
Next we discussed meeting venues - Bamboo Gardens and possibly Tomato Bros.
Pat is working on a list of things we can do that were suggested by Dana.
Upcoming dates:      County Caucus 3/9
                                 County Convention 4/12  
                                 State Convention in Spokane 6/20-21
We also discussed Sunday afternoon gatherings showing a movie followed by a discussion.  The venue would be City Hall.  We will be in touch with title suggestions.  
Pat suggested letters to the editor, especially about CMR's answer to the Obama's State of the Union address last Tues.
Rose related Carolyn Cress' suggestion of getting the list of inactive voters from the County Auditor and contacting them to remind them of the importance of voting.
We discussed what we knew of CMR's challenger, Joe Pakootas.  A second challenger, Dan Morrissey, has pulled out of the race.  Due to bad weather we had not been able to attend Joe's speaking to the Whitman County Democrats in Pullman. Carolyn sent her apologies for not being able to attend.
Rebecca told us what she has learned about the real life of CMR, which is not what she described in her response to Obama.  CMR was born in Washington (or Oregon), grew up in Canada until her family returned to Washington State when she was a Jr. in high school.  The college from which she graduated was a non-credited Pentecostal school in Florida.  

On a final note, Judy announced that she is resigning from her position as Vice Chair.  We all thanked her for the tremendous job she has done to bring the Asotin County Democrats Central Committee back to life.

The meeting was Adjourned at 7:30 p. m.
Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary


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Asotin County Democrats   Washington State Legislative District 9   Congressional District 5

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Welcome to the Asotin County Democratic website.  We actively promote Democratic principles through building community coalitions, educating and empowering voters, recruiting, supporting and electing effective, ethical candidates.  We have twenty-six elected Precinct Committee Officers who hold monthly meetings with elected officials, candidates and neighbors who participate in the political process.  
"WORKING TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW"

 
                            10-11 Luncheon of Asotin County Democrats with Joe Pakootas, Susan and Gayle after the LWV Candidates Forum

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                                                     Link to Pakootas and Rogers debate in Walla Walla on Wednesday 10/8/2014

                                                                           http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/53729338      
                
                                               Attended by Pat Bates, Rose Araya, Monte and Sally Small, and Skip and Donna Norman

                                                      
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Asotin County Democrats,

Come join us at the Bamboo Gardens --
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Sandy and Pat at Walla Walla Parade for Joe

Can you go to only public debate
McMorris Rogers-Joe Pakootas Debate Oct 8th Maxey Hall 12:30 PM
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Here’s Your Chance to Support Joe Pakootas for Congress
Candidate Raised Spent Cash on Hand Last Report
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) * $1,822,091 $1,547,102 $669,505 July 16, 2014
Joe Pakootas (D) $82,484 $64,039 $18,445 July 16, 2014
Opportunities to  Donate:
Meet the Candidates - meet Joe in person
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10 AM
Clarkston City Hall
Bring a check
 
Mail a check to:
Asotin County Democrats
P.O. Box 337
Asotin, Washington 99402
Make checks payable to: Pakootas for Congress
 
Donate on Line:
 
Donations are not tax deductible.


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Asotin County Democrats

Monthly Meeting Minutes : August, 28, 2014

 

Members in attendance:

Nick Fiore, Chair

Rose Araya, Secretary

Pat Bates, Committee Woman

Steve Lee, Treasurer

Other Attendees: Ren Gron, Kathleen Warren, Sandy Stiffarm, Skip and Donna Norman, and Cathy Vilgos

Meeting was called to order at 6:35p.m. at the Bamboo Gardens.

The Treasurer's report was passed around and approved.  Pat was reimbursed for the cost of attending State Committee Meetings.

Minutes - there were no minutes from last month’s gathering. 

Deloris updated us on the August session at Walla Walla CC with C. McMorris Rodgers.  For once Cathy was there in person, but her talk was the usual.  Deloris described the CMR’s talk: the usual GOP “talking points” and the woman who stood up and defended the ACA (“Obamacare”).  Rose added the point that if Congress had simply given everyone Medicare it would have been much better.  There were also discussions on veterans issues, etc.

Pat described activities organized to support Joe Pakootas (see Addendum).  We also discussed purchasing Signs supporting him and agreed to authorize up to $500 for that purpose.  In addition, several of us ordered t-shirts ($20 each) with his name.  Rose will send out general email asking for volunteers to display the yard signs in Asotin County.  She will collect the names of those willing to post the signs. The signs should go up from mid to late September as the ballots will be mailed 10/17.

Nick discussed the Port Festival and bike races on September 27th, from 12 noon to 7p.m.   We should be able to make it a fund raiser, selling hot dogs and cup cakes, etc.  Nick will have and Rose has a food handling card already.  The cost for a table spot is $15; Nick will go ahead and reserve a space for us.  Those setting up should get to Granite Lake Park at 11:30 on that day.

We then discussed further activities supporting Joe Pakootas, such as phone banks and walking the neighborhoods with flyers.  His campaign will provide us with scripts.  We will also work on voter registration.  Pat will contact the Young Democrats at WSU to see if they can help with the canvasing, or can suggest students who come from Asotin County.

There will be a pre-walking meeting to help first timers .  It will be on September 20th at 1 p.m. at Dailys Bakery. 

Nick then discussed the ongoing problems with getting younger people out to  meetings.   We need to have more social media, such as the use of bar codes and QR codes to get information on gatherings out.  Deloris and Rose will gather information on how the codes work.  These codes are already in use in Asotin for the Historical Society, etc.  PC Laser in Lewiston can do it for us (cost?)

Rose will investigate putting a link for voter registration for Asotin County on our web page and FaceBook page.  For those of us with smart phones or tablets and IPads, there is an app you can get called BuyPartisan which scans bar codes and tells you if the company owner is Democrat or Republican.  This is another way we can support companies who treat their workers well, and are not trying to turn this country against us.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p. m.

Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary


Addendum:

 

How You Can Support the Pakootas for Congress Campaign (5th Dist. Counties: Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman)

Sign Waving : Co- Captains/Campaign Contact: 

Art Hathaway, 509-235-8509509-235-8509, e-mail: arthurhathaway2@gmail.com

Carol Eugene, 425-387-3487425-387-3487, e-mail: carol.eugene@gmail.com

Purpose: To organize volunteers for arterial intersection sign waving beginning the week of Oct. 5th and running through the last weekend before the Election. 

Fund Raising : Co-Captains/Campaign Contact:

Susan Brudnicki, 509-217-2965509-217-2965, e-mail: sbrudnicki@hotmail.com

Carol Eugene, 425-387-3487425-387-3487, e-mail: carol.eugene@gmail.com

Purpose: To organize Fund Raising Events, Meet and Greets, Luncheons, Dinners, Coffees for the purpose of raising funds for the Campaign.

Letters to the Editor:  Captain/Campaign Contact

Gayle Cain, 509-710-6493509-710-6493, e-mail: travelingtwo@gmail.com

Purpose: To coordinate writing of letters in support of Joe and letters about McMorris Rodger’s voting record. To see these letters are published in as many papers in the 5th CD as possible.

GOTV/Phone Banking:   Co-Captains/Campaign Contact

Andrew Brewer, 509-879.3086, email: andrewbrew@earthlink.net

Bob Eugene, 425-387-3486425-387-3486, e-mail: bobeugene1@msn.com

Purpose: To provide phone bank lists/walk lists County Chairs/County Contact and PCOs prior to Oct 17th with a script developed by the Campaign.

To provide County Chairs/County Contacts and PCOs lists of strong Democrats who have not returned their ballots with a phone bank script.

Voter Registration:  Co-Captains/Campaign Contact

Joyce Weir, 509-447-2142509-447-2142, e-mail: jaweir@povn.com

Lila Lopeman, 509-724-1358509-724-1358, e-mail: lilalopeman@gmail.com

Purpose: To register new voters focusing on under registered populations, i.e., Native American, Latino, etc.

 

Tell your friends, neighbors & family to vote for Joe! Send E-Mails to your circle of influence!

Talk about how you’re involved in the Campaign & working to get Joe elected! Get the word out about Joe! Tell everyone you come in contact with that this is an election of national importance for our State!

NOTE:

Do you have a good place to display a yard sign for Joe?
Let me know and we'll supply a sign (with metal stand)
like the ones Sandy and Pat are holding.


Rose



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Asotin County Democratic Central Committee

Meeting Minutes

May, 29, 2014

 Members in attendance:

Nick Fiore, Chair

Rose Araya, Secretary

Pat Bates, Committee Woman

Tom Van Horn, Committee Man

Other Attendees: Ren Gron, Myrna Wiltse, Monika Lawrence, Kathleen Warren, Ronda Fiore and Ren Gron

Meeting was called to order at 6:35p.m. at Bamboo Gardens.

Nick welcomed Myrna back after being away for 6 months.  Good to have her with us again.

The Treasurer's report was not available.  Pat has still to be reimbursed for the cost of attending State Committee Meetings. Since we invited Joe Pakootas down to accept the donation of those funds and got no response, she has withdrawn her offer.

Minutes - there were no corrections to the minutes from last month’s convention as published on the web.

On the Citizens United front, we have set up a table in front of Albertsons and collected signatures on I 1329 which puts it on the Washington ballot in November.  This Saturday will be the last at Albertsons, but we will continue the effort on 6/5 at Alive After 5 on Sixth Street from 5-8 p.m.. 

AA5 will be only on the first Thursday of June and August, and 2nd Thursday in July.  Nick has paid for a spot, but has not yet heard back what spot will be assigned. This year the hours are setup 4-5 and take down 8 p.m.  We discussed displays and handouts such as flags and candy.  Pat will bring one table in addition to 2 with Nick, and our tent.  We approved that Nick order a new banner with correct web addresses.

We continued discussing a forum on the I 1329 issue at City Hall and have decided to postpone it for now.  Pat has a short instructive video which she will get to Rose who will see if it can be put up on our web site.

We then discussed the upcoming State Convention 6/20-21 in Spokane.

Pat updated us on the monthly sessions with C. McMorris Rodgers representative.  If there is interest, these are from 2-4 p.m. at SEWAD as before.  Pat urged us to be there with our issues. 

Under new business, Nick suggested that Rose generate a list of single Democratic women from Votebuilder so that we can focus on that group.  Rose has already generated a list of  people not longer voting from Votebuilder. Nick, and Pat will begin calling and Rose will contact other members to help in the effort.

Pat brought a copy of the Heroes Handbook to show us.  It gives responses to Republican Talking points.  Monika has taken it to copy for the rest of us.

Myrna reported that she had been notified (as had Nick) that PCOs like herself will not be on the ballot.  This is because none of the positions are contested.

Nick asked if we would be interested in having a table at the bike race in late September.  It is becoming a ‘happening’ and we should be able to make it a fund raiser, selling hot dogs and cup cakes, etc.  Nick and Rose have food handling cards already.  The cost for a table spot will be $15, which he will go ahead and reserve a place for us.

Nick reported that Gov. Insley had visited Asotin County to swear in a new judge, but did not contact any local Democrats.  Nick and others have written to the State Democratic party and pointed out how much harm their lack of support is doing.

The meeting was Adjourned at 7:30 p. m.

Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary

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Asotin County Democratic Central Committee

Meeting Minutes

March 27, 2014

 

Members in attendance:

Nick Fiore, Chair

Rose Araya, Secretary

Steve Lee, Treasurer

Pat Bates, Committee Woman

Tom Van Horn, Committee Man

Other Attendees: Deloris Jungert Davisson, Ren Gron, and Mike Mossler

Meeting was called to order at 6:35p.m. at Bamboo Gardens.

The Treasurer's report was submitted.  The we had a balance of $1,742.87.  Donations of $56.00 were collected in cash and checks.  Pat has still to be reimbursed for the cost of attending State Committee Meetings.  She invite Joe down to accept the donation.

Minutes - there were no corrections to the minutes as published on the web.

Nick contacted Pete Gertonson in Lewiston about getting signatures on the Citizens United petitions at the Nez Perce County Fair at their booth.  Pete said it would be better to set up in front of Albertsons.  Nick will talk to the store manager.

We continued discussing a forum on this issue at City Hall. We are now planning to have a Sunday afternoon movie on this issue followed by a discussion.  It may be that this could be the first in a series. The first would be on May 18th from 3-7p.m.  Popcorn would be provided.  Steve will bring suggestions for relevant movies to our next meeting.  We then discussed the best ways to advertise. Rose said she had heard from Mary Lou Yocum again offering to help.  Rose will keep in touch with Mary.

Rose contacted Valerie Brady Rongley for an up to date training on Votebuilder for herself and Monika, Pat and Ron.  Training will take place at Monika’s on Saturday.  It looks like it will be able to pull a list of  people not longer voting from Votebuilder.

We then discussed the upcoming County Convention 4/12  at the Heights Grange.  We should arrive at 8 a.m. for setup. 

Ren showed us a list of the rules for the convention (a copy of which will be added to these minutes.  She will be making a poster with the requirements to vote at the convention.  Ren also suggested providing forms for anyone who would like to propose a Resolution.  We agreed this will be a good thing to do.

Ren, Deloris & Pat discussed the Platform & Resolutions they have been working on.  Rebecca is doing excellent work on pulling them all together.

We still need a Sargent at arms, time keeper, and parliamentarian.

Nick said the Rules we will be sending out will provide the order of the proceedings which will last from 10a.m. to about 1p.m.

For refreshments, Nick will bring a pasta casserole, soft drinks, water and coffee, (Kathleen will bring coffee maker).

Deloris then handed out her focus paper on minimum wage and a general discussion followed.  Nick brought up the Feinstein Challenge and suggested Rose as the Asotin County Food Bank manager if we are elegible; and if the Post Office food drive could be moved up to April.

 

 The meeting was Adjourned at 7:30 p. m.

Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary


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Asotin County Democratic Central Committee

Meeting Minutes

February 27, 2014

Members in attendance:

Nick Fiore, Chair, Rose Araya, Secretary, Steve Lee, Treasurer, Pat Bates, Committee Woman,Tom Van Horn, Committee Man

Other Attendees:  Sandy Stiffarm, Deloris Jungert Davisson, Kathleen Warren, and Ren Gron

Meeting was called to order at 6:30p.m. at Bamboo Gardens.

Minutes - there were no corrections to the minutes as published on the web.

The Treasurer's report for for 2013 was submitted.  The ending balance for the year was $1,764.37.  Nick has been reimbursed for $182.50 for the amount he paid for using Lincoln Middle School.  Donations of $89.00 were collected in cash and checks. 

Nick invited Pat to speak first.  She described the State Democrats meeting where the new State Chair, Jaxon Ravens, former vice chair,  was elected.  She also reported that she met and was impressed by Joe Pakootas.

The next State Convention will be in Spokane June 20-21, and Pat suggested that we have a hospitality table, which can be discussed at our next meeting.

Nick then suggested using teleconferencing for state wide meetings. Pat will bring it up to the Technology group.

Pat also told us about an organizational meeting she had attended in Pullman the night before on I1329, which is a citizens petition to reduce the influence of big money on elections. For further information go to WAmend.org (Washington State Coalition to Amend the Constitution). The purpose of the meeting is to have people sign a petition to get a citizens  initiative on the November ballot.   The group signed the one Petition she had.  We will have further discussions on how to proceed.  Nick will contact Pete Gertonson in Lewiston about getting signatures at the Nez Perce County Fair at their booth.  We will also investigate a forum on this issue at City Hall.

From the WSDCC meeting in Vancouver Pat discussed discussed the need for us to be interactive on Facebook, and other social media. She explained that we can do hashtags on Facebook (enter #CathyMcMorrisRodgers [followed by your comment]) 

At Nick's suggestion Rose will contact Valerie Brady Rongley for an up to date training on Votebuilder for herself and Monika, and anyone else interested.  Valerie, WSDCC Vice Chair, has offered to come down to Clarkston to train us. 

Rose related Carolyn Cress' suggestion of getting the list of inactive voters from the County Auditor and contacting them to remind them of the importance of voting.

Pat then went over some of the resolutions voted on, such as living wage, closing tax loopholes, code of ethics for the Supreme Court, etc.  One resolution, on climate change, was tabled to the June convention.

We then discussed the invitation to meet staff from Cathy McMorris Rodgers office at the SEWEDA office on March 4th. Pat will send out a list of topics for us to bring up.  Deloris told us how to describe the issue, review CMR's voting record on it, ask how she will vote this time, then say we will be watching and keeping it in mind when it is time for us to vote in November.

Upcoming dates:             County Convention 4/12 

                                    State Convention in Spokane 6/20-21

Nick then moved on to the County Convention on April 12th.  Tom has the Heights Grange of us.  For the committees, the following volunteered:

            Rules, Ren

            Credentials and sign in, Kathleen & Rose

            Platform & Resolutions,  Deloris & Pat

We still need a Sargent at arms, time keeper, and parliamentarian.

Nick then ran thru the order of the proceedings which will last from 10a.m. to about 1p.m.

For refreshments, Nick will bring soft drinks, water and coffee, (Kathleen will bring coffee maker).

Deloris then handed out her focus paper on minimum wage and a general discussion followed.

  The meeting was Adjourned at 7:40 p. m.

Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary

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Asotin County Democratic Central Committee
Meeting Minutes
January 30, 2014

Members in attendance:
Nick Fiore, Chair, Rose Araya, Secretary, Steve Lee, Treasurer, Pat Bates, Committee Woman,
Judy Broumley, Vice Chair
Other Attendees: Rebecca Nourse, Beth Aram, Sandy Stiffarm, Keith Kopischke, Mike R. Mossler. Gerrie Lee stopped by and asked to be added to mailing list
Meeting was called to order with the pledge of allegiance at Bamboo Gardens 6:30pm.
Minutes - since the last meetings did not have quorums there were no current minutes.
Nick invited Beth to speak first.  She reported on the petitions we signed along with others and she turned over to her son, Phillip.  They were taken to Olympia along with 345,000  others and submitted to the legislature. This is to get  Initiative 594, which would establish universal background checks in Washington State, on on the ballot in November.
The Treasurer's report for for 2013 was submitted.  The ending balance for the year was $1,864.37.  Donations of $72.00 were collected in cash and checks.  
Nick discussed the problems he had with paying for use of Lincoln Middle School, paying one amount and then being asked for more.  He has still not be reimbursed for last year.  Rebecca moved and Rose seconded that he be reimbursed $182.60 for the check he wrote for the school usage.
Next we discussed the election of a new Chair for the Washington State Democrats.  The current Chair is retiring and will be replaced in a vote on Feb. 2 by the County Committee Men and Women.  Two of the 4 candidates came to visit us.  First, Jim Kainber, met with Nick, Monika and Rose and 2 others at Dailys Bakery on Jan. 20th.    Then on Sunday morning Dana Laurent and Elizabeth her campaign manager met with Nick, Pat, Rebecca, Rose, and Monika at Dailys.Nick discussed how both of these candidates would be good for us on the east side of the state.  Another candidate, Jaxon Ravens, also contacted Pat and we reviewed the problems with his continuing the policies of the previous Chair.
Next we discussed meeting venues - Bamboo Gardens and possibly Tomato Bros.
Pat is working on a list of things we can do that were suggested by Dana.
Upcoming dates:      County Caucus 3/9
                                 County Convention 4/12  
                                 State Convention in Spokane 6/20-21
We also discussed Sunday afternoon gatherings showing a movie followed by a discussion.  The venue would be City Hall.  We will be in touch with title suggestions.  
Pat suggested letters to the editor, especially about CMR's answer to the Obama's State of the Union address last Tues.
Rose related Carolyn Cress' suggestion of getting the list of inactive voters from the County Auditor and contacting them to remind them of the importance of voting.
We discussed what we knew of CMR's challenger, Joe Pakootas.  A second challenger, Dan Morrissey, has pulled out of the race.  Due to bad weather we had not been able to attend Joe's speaking to the Whitman County Democrats in Pullman. Carolyn sent her apologies for not being able to attend.
Rebecca told us what she has learned about the real life of CMR, which is not what she described in her response to Obama.  CMR was born in Washington (or Oregon), grew up in Canada until her family returned to Washington State when she was a Jr. in high school.  The college from which she graduated was a non-credited Pentecostal school in Florida.  

On a final note, Judy announced that she is resigning from her position as Vice Chair.  We all thanked her for the tremendous job she has done to bring the Asotin County Democrats Central Committee back to life.

The meeting was Adjourned at 7:30 p. m.
Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary


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