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Westside Candidate Meet and Greet

Next Tuesday

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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

 

WAGOP’s Plan to Fight Crime

WAGOP HQ - This week, Chairman Jim Walsh unveiled Republicans’ plan to fight crime in Washington. “The citizens of Washington state should always feel safe in their homes, their communities, and at work,” said Chairman Walsh. “Olympia and D.C. have failed the people of Washington on public safety.” The WAGOP principles to fighting crime in Washington State: Protect Citizens

  • Get Back to Prosecuting Criminals

  • Support Practical Rehabilitation

  • Champion Law Enforcement

  • Restore Safe Neighborhoods

The top priority of government is to protect its citizens. From Seattle to Spokane, Washington citizens are less safe in their communities, at work, and even at home. The headlines on violent crime in our state have become part of our daily lives. Here are some of the facts. According to a report from Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC), murders in Washington increased by 96% between 2019 and 2022.

  • Washington has the fewest police officers and deputies per capita of any state in the country.

  • Washington is ranked third highest for total car thefts—and that number is rising.

  • Between 2015 and 2021, rape increased by 51%—and that number is also rising.

The data points go on and on and on…. “Soft on crime” and “defunding the police” rhetoric and policies promoted by Democrat lawmakers and liberal judges are to blame. Our criminal justice system is empowering criminals, not protecting citizens. As Republican state legislator Rep. Dan Griffey stated recently: “People that would do harm to society know the rules now, and they’re playing by it.” In Olympia, GOP lawmakers were able to help restore some measure of common sense by making fixes to recent anti-cop and drug-possession laws. They are committed to protecting WA citizens and fighting crime to make our neighborhoods safe again. But there’s more work to do. WAGOP’s Plan to Fight Crime includes the following policy proposals:


  • Hire more law enforcement officers—not community safety officers, not social workers. And provide those officers ample support. The anti-police rhetoric needs to stop. According to War on Cops author Heather Mac Donald, there is no epidemic of fatal police shootings against unarmed Americans. And yet, that’s all we hear from the media and Democrat politicians.

  • Allow police officers to pursue criminals and defend themselves. WAGOP has endorsed I-2113, which would allow reasonable vehicular police pursuits. Having more police officers establishes a visible community presence to create positive relationships. This prevents crimes from occurring.

  • Celebrate law enforcement professionals, don’t denigrate them. For the past several legislative terms, Democrats in Olympia and D.C. have disparaged sheriff’s deputies and police. This affects how the media—and even some impressionable young people—treat law enforcement officers. And it isn’t good. We need to restore positive interactions between the public and police.

  • Get back to prosecuting criminals. We need to fix our criminal justice system. Too many local prosecutors have become politicians first. Their focus needs to be on protecting their communities. We cannot afford criminals roaming free in our streets creating more crime and chaos. We need to prosecute crime and get criminals off the street.

  • Enforce strong bail and parole processes. When felons are released without bail and/or strong parole accountability, they quickly re-offend. It is critical to call out bail funds, like Northwest Community Bail Fund. Michael Sendejo, 51, was found guilty by a jury in a King County court of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon— after NCBF bailed him out of jail, following his arraignment in 2021.

Left-wing policies that started in Seattle have spread across Washington through radicalized city councils, activist legislators in Olympia, and prosecutors who refuse to prosecute. The WAGOP and Republican lawmakers in Olympia are committed to restoring safety in our streets and stopping repeat offenders. Victims of violent crime do not have peace of mind that their attackers will be brought to justice. Police officers are now the ones “handcuffed” as radical lawmakers curtail their ability to pursue criminals. At the same time, the prospects for our youth decline as they fall into drugs, gangs, and homelessness. “The time for cheap rhetoric is over,” concludes Chairman Walsh. “These problems can be fixed. Troubles caused by bad policies can be cured by better policies. All it takes is telling the truth about crime and being courageous enough to enforce our laws. We’ve been timid for too long. Now we need to be brave.” ###

Team WAGOP


 


Clark County Event This Weekend!


Join us for this Full Day Event which includes a Full Concert from Ryan Weaver's band! Mike Lindell Supports Patriots United and The Great Northwest Awakening and we will be Giving Away 200 MyPillow Travel Pillows! Register for the event and you are entered to Win! Winners will be randomly selected and Pillows will be given out at the event.


Patriots United Presents: The Great Northwest Awakening Saturday, October 21st inside the Clark County Event Center near the Clark County Amphitheater. Doors open at 9am!



Are you fed up with: Public Schools becoming Government Schools, Churches not standing up for our 1st Amendment that protects our freedom of faith and speech, Government overreach on our Health decisions, Parents Rights, and our 2nd Amendment with our Right to protect ourselves! Register Here For Tickets: www.PatriotsUnitedWA.com Ryan Weaver, 21 year Army Veteran Blackhawk pilot, two time Gold Star family member turned Country Music Star. Speakers include: Conservative Comedians Tim Young and Bobby Sauce, Lindsey Graham “The Patriot Barbie”, Captain Seth Keshel, Rep. Jim Walsh, Dr. Bryan Ardis, Glen Morgan, and more. This will be a massive day of Unity amongst We The People. We have way more that Unites us than Divides us. The day will be packed with real solutions to help make a real difference locally. Tickets sold online at www.PatriotsUnitedWA.com. Save on Tickets to The Great Northwest Awakening presented by Patriots United! (Ridgefield, WA) Current and Veteran Military, current and retired Law Enforcement, current and retired Corrections Officers, current and retired First Responders, current or retired Teachers and Education Admin will Receive $15 off their ticket. Use the following code: PUWVETLAW Save 50% on Front Row seats for a limited time use code: PUWFRONTROW Save 17.76% on Tickets use code: PUW1776 Register Here For Tickets: www.PatriotsUnitedWA.com



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