Washington State Legendary Women’s Suffrage Leader (and a Republican)

Did you know? A piece of Tacoma History! Emma Smith DeVoe the legendary women’s suffrage leader (and later the Vice Chair of the Washington State Republican Party) who directed the “still hunt” strategy to pick off political opponents and quietly stalk enough male votes to amend the Washington constitution to include the vote for women. In November 1910, she and other leaders in the movement succeeded in making Washington one of the first States to give women the vote. A decade after the State amendment, Emma was at a seat of honor when the Washington legislature voted to ratify the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution on March 23rd, 1920 (second from the last state to do so). DeVoe went on to become vice chair of the State Republican Party and held leadership positions in the National party. Her column in the Tacoma News Tribune, called “The Viewpoint of a Republican Woman”. She was elected to the National Women’s Hall of Fame in the year 2000.
Read more about Emma’s Sense of Equality | Wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Smith_DeVoe

Capital Gains Disaster

New capital gains disaster in Connecticut a warning for Washington, Fortunato says

State Senate Republicans introduce new bold bill

The new Republican Senate Bill introduced Friday, states if nothing happens, the State Department of Licensing will stop collecting the fee altogether.

“We’re not going to allow a state agency, the Department of Licensing, to basically be an accomplice to collecting this MVET schedule that is inflated and unfair,” said Sen Steve O’Ban, (R-Lakewood).
…. Full Article at this link

#FakeNews Breakdown

There sure has been a lot of Fake News! Watch Jesse Watters of “Watters World” take it on in a great breakdown of the most recent ones!

Message from our Chair

What a crazy, exciting and momentous year 2016 was and now we are launching into a future that is brighter, more hopeful and full of opportunity in 2017. As President Donald J. Trump begins the first 100 days in office, your newly elected Pierce County Republican leadership is hard at work to make sure that 2017 and 2018 are the best Pierce County has seen. As the second largest county in the State, a county that has consistently added Republican seats over the last several elections, we aspire to kick this into high gear and fill every available elected position with a thoroughly vetted and equipped Republican. We believe it is time that the Pierce County Republican Party played a pivotal role in the betterment of our county by engaging and supporting our candidates, elected Republicans, our Veterans and Active Military, our local businesses, our churches, and our youth. Your Pierce County Republican Party leadership has specific plans and objectives to achieve in the coming months and I as your Chair will be sharing those objectives and the progress toward them in subsequent newsletter postings.
We are forming specific committees and are looking for volunteers to join and bring your thoughts, skills, and efforts to bear. These Committees are as follows: Candidate Recruiting and Vetting, Active Duty and Veterans Affairs, Business Community engagement, Finance and Fundraising, Church engagement and mobilization, Events Planning, Community engagement, and Education and Training. We are also looking for willing volunteers to staff the office and perform necessary administrative duties. Please e-mail me at Chair@piercegop.org if you are interested in volunteering, joining, or if you have any questions about the Pierce County Republican Party. Thank you and God Bless
…. Marty McClendon, Pierce County Republican Party Chair