Influencing Olympia – Timing is Everything!

The legislative session is underway. This is a short session which means there is very little time to stop some very horrible bills. That is because the session is structured with dates that move bills along in the process at an incredible speed and at the same time,...

Contact Your Legislators – Writing Letters

Session began last Monday, and there are hundreds of new bills that are being added to the thousands that didn’t get passed last year. It is a short session which means it will move fast. Many bills will go before the House and the Senate without the public being able...

Influencing Olympia Part IV – Putting it all together

This is the fourth and last in a series of emails entitled how to influence Olympia. All I’ve done so far is to tell you how to get information. But how do you use that information most effectively? Two things – develop a network and communicate with specific action...

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Opinion Corner

Below are the most recent opinion piece articles by Lewis County Republicans.

Olga Miller is awarded the Longevity Award

Olga Miller was recently presented with the Longevity Award by the Lewis County Republicans at our Lincoln Day Dinner. This is the tribute that was presented by our Vice-Chair, Colleen Morse. Almost 20 years ago, my husband, Bill, and I moved south from an...

Update from Olympia – Budget

The legislative session is more than half over, but time is critical because next month will be too late – bills will pass quickly during the next few weeks. Action needs to take place now, if we are going to make an impact. Today's message is budgets and taxes –...

How to Participate in the Legislative Process

Whether you support or oppose legislation being considered during session, it is important as residents of Washington State to know how to participate in the legislative process. The following list will have links to the public legislative website where you can search...

Update from Olympia

Here is a small taste of what is going on in Olympia. The news isn’t good. I’m going to discuss just a few of the bills that have been introduced. If you read media information about these bills, they are sold as legislation that will be so very helpful. But remember...

The 2019 Legislative Session has begun

The first week of the 2019 Legislative Session has ended. This will be a tough year for Republicans, and indeed, all taxpayers in the state of Washington. Unlike the past 6 years, the Republicans are in a distinct minority. There have already been many bills...

Vote NO on I-1631 – the Carbon Tax

Vote NO on I-1631 this November. It will increase costs at the gas pump and when you heat your home. Here is a summary of the Initiative. This will be a tax on CO2 - $15/metric ton going up annually to over $40/metric ton in 10 years. The increase in our gas prices...

Vote NO on Initiative 1639

This fall, there will be several Initiatives on the Ballot. This is some information about one of them - Initiative 1639 - that might help you understand just how invasive this initiative is. We need to get out the vote in this state and work to defeat I-1639. Vote NO...

Why get involved with republican politics?

This post answers two questions; Why should I get involved in republican politics, and who are the Lewis County Republicans, anyway? You need to be involved, because the decisions that are made every year in Olympia and Washington D.C. affect every part of your life....

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