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Elephant Update



Tonight! Tuesday, October 10th

Guest Speaker: Representative Gina Mosbrucker

Dallesport Community Center

6:00-8:00 pm

 

WAGOP Chairman Jim Walsh condemns Hamas attack on Israel; calls out AG Bob Ferguson for his silence on Kirkland violence

Bellevue - With Israel declaring war on Hamas, after the Islamist terrorist group killed more than 700 Israelis in a surprise attack on Saturday, protests are continuing worldwide, even locally. In Kirkland, Washington, violent clashes broke out Sunday afternoon between pro-Hamas and pro-Israel demonstrators. In the wake of that violence, WAGOP Chairman Jim Walsh released this statement: “Republicans and common-sense people all around the state condemn the violence perpetrated against the State of Israel and echoed in the recent street brawls here in western Washington. What happened in the Middle East—and then here in Kirkland—is violent extremism. As Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party, I call on all elected officials in this state to join me in condemning this violent extremism, at home and abroad.” To date, Washington’s left-wing politicians and activists—including current Governor Jay Inslee and State Attorney General Bob Ferguson—have been conspicuously silent about the domestic violent extremism taking place in Kirkland. AG Ferguson’s silence is especially striking, because his office recently promoted and supported House Bill 1333 which aimed to prevent “domestic violent extremism.” Specifically, HB 1333 declared: “It is the intent of this [bill] to build upon the findings of the domestic terrorism study assembled by the Washington State Attorney General in 2022.” In turn, that “domestic terrorism” study said: “Domestic violent extremism encompasses various forms of extremist and political violence like threats, coercion, and intimidations….” But now, confronted with actual domestic violent extremism on the streets of Kirkland, the state’s left-wing politicians can’t find their voices. If the current State Attorney General is serious about preventing actual domestic violent extremism (instead of just trying to criminalize free speech his political allies don’t like), he should join Chairman Walsh in condemning what happened in Kirkland. Here’s a link to the details on HB 1333.

 

Tuesday, October 24th. "Meet the Candidates" in White Salmon

This is a community event to mingle and ask the local candidates the questions on your mind. Ballots are being mailed on October 18th so you should have them in hand by this event.

Appetizers will be provided.


 

On Thursday, October 26, Rep. Chris Corry will travel across the 14th District to meet with constituents ahead of the 2024 legislative session. "Hearing from those I represent is a crucial part of my job as a state representative, but I know it can be challenging to visit Olympia during session or even come to my district office in Yakima other times of the year," said Rep. Corry, R-Yakima. "My hope is, this tour across the district provides a convenient opportunity for all to meet with me face-to-face in a casual setting and share their thoughts, concerns, and ideas to help inform my work in the next session." The five-stop tour will begin in White Salmon, wrap up in Yakima, and include stops in Goldendale, Toppenish, and Selah along the way. "From creating a fiscally responsible budget and improving our education system, to addressing the drug crisis and public safety and everything in between, I know there is much work to do in Olympia," said Corry. I hope you can find time to come tell me what is most important to you." WATCH: Rep. Chris Corry discuss the 2024 legislative session on TVW's Inside Olympia here. Full Schedule for October 26 Coffee with Corry District Tour 9 a.m. - White Salmon/Bingen Carmen's Kitchen 223 W. Steuben St., Bingen, WA 98605 11 a.m. - Goldendale American Legion Post 116 108 N. Grant Ave., Goldendale, WA 98260 1 p.m. - Toppenish Dad's Family Restaurant 433 S. Elm St., #1650, Toppenish, WA 98948 2:30 p.m. - Selah Sundance Espresso 406 S. 1st St., #1934, Selah, WA 98942 4 p.m. - Yakima North Town Coffeehouse 32 N. Front St., Yakima, WA 98901



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