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Elephant Update: June

Summer news from the Supreme Court

Overturning of Roe v. Wade:

Statement to the Press from Chairwoman Lisa Evans: “Any day that moves toward protecting life is a momentous day. Any action that protects the heartbeat of someone who may have a positive impact on their family, community, nation or the world is a day worth celebrating. The overturning of Roe v. Wade returns the decision of abortion back to the states, to the grassroots voter, as set forth by the 10th Amendment. The Klickitat County Republicans firmly believe that a strong family is the core for building a strong nation, and we will continue to stand up for the sanctity of human life at all stages of development.”

Striking down NY’s law that placed undue burden to prove “proper cause” to carry inside or outside the home. This article is a good summary of the ruling.

While this does not impact WA state or impact I-1639, it is the first time in over a decade that the Supreme Court has ruled on a 2nd Amendment issue, and it creates a “more clear roadmap” to the lower courts when considering gun control laws.

Finally, a big one for the state of WA, the First Amendment, and religious liberty in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. This has been ongoing since 2015:


August 2nd is the Primary. Expect to see ballots in your mailbox in the next few weeks. Vote wisely, and most importantly, return your ballot!


Mark your calendars:

The next Klickitat County Republican meeting is Tuesday, July12th 6-8 pm at the Dallesport Community Center. Rep. Brad Klippert, candidate for Congress CD04, is a confirmed attendee. We have had several candidates, from both the County and the District, at our meetings. This is a great time to ask questions so you can vote with confidence.


Lincoln Day Dinner, Saturday, July 30th, Glenwood Rodeo Grounds

Just confirmed Guest Speaker: Scotty Smiley

Scotty Smiley, husband of WA State Senate Candidate Tiffany Smiley, was blinded by an explosive device while serving overseas in the US Army. Tiffany and Scotty refused to sign his medical retirement papers and worked with the VA and Pres. Trump. Scotty became the first blind active duty member of the US Armed Forces. You don't want to miss his story, and to hear the updates from Tiffany's campaign trail as she fights to unseat Senator Patty Murray.

Doors open at noon

Tickets: $35/adult, $10 for ages 17 and younger

There will be an area for kids’ activities so bring the whole family.

Guest speakers are already being lined up. There will be a raffle for Coastal Ranch Supply gift cards among many other great items.

Be a sponsor of our Dinner!

Sponsorship levels:

$1000 steak

$500 bratwurst & buns

$100 coleslaw, beans, and beverages

$50 condiments, plates and utensils

Your name will be published as a sponsor, and you will be recognized at the dinner for your generous support of a great meal that everyone enjoys.

Contact for more information on being a sponsor.

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