Newsletter: Initiative 552, local news

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State Initiative I-552

I received this email from “Just Want Privacy,” an advocacy group:

“Dear San Juan County Republicans,

On May 20th the Washington State Republican Party passed a resolution stating:

“Be it resolved that the Washington State Republican Party calls on all Washington state voters to sign and gather signatures to certify initiative 1552 before the July 7thdeadline.”

Our State needs to gather 330,000 signatures supporting this petition by July 1st to place this initiative on the November ballot.  Divide that number by 39 counties, and each county needs to get approximately 8,400 signatures….but 1,600 signatures from   San Juan County  would be wonderful!

If each Republican accepts the challenge of gathering signatures then we can have a great impact in this important issue that will bless our community for years to come!

Here is the challenge:  Will each GoP member take responsibility to fill out 1 full petition page (20 signatures on each page.)?    We know some  will get more and some will get less; that is completely acceptable.  Remember every signature counts!!”

I have placed the full article on our website here. For Just Want Privacy’s website, go here. We need people who are willing to help organize this.

Other News 

I am in the paper a lot, and can only be published occasionally. Please consider writing the local papers and responding! I do not necesarily endorse these articles, I post them for the sake of awareness. 

Islands Weekly reports on a coalition of democratic governors to oppose the Trump administrations environmental plans. Here is President Trump’s response to Gov Inslee.

San Juan Islands awarded the “Gold” designation for BLM lands by the “The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.” Islands Weekly reports. The Leave No Trace group sent out a press release about it as well, posted by the Journal.

Ruth Mckenna, a candidate for school board, wrote a letter about a recent school board decision to cut spending. Journal reports

Another pro-tourism editorial by the Journal.

Democratic representative to the US House, Rick Larsen, wrote an editorial called “Trumpcare lacks common sense.”

OPALCO has published more information on their solar power and alternative energy initiatives. Journal reports.

An Orca advocacy group is advocating for the Candadian and US stardards for boat distance to Orcas to be standardized. Journal Reports.

Restripping of road on Cattle point begins on the 12th. San Juan Islander or San Juan Update.

Liberals try to destroy a small business alliance in Whatcom County. Seriously. The Fourth Corner reports.

State of the Nation on the Comey firing. An internet meme has been making the rounds with the following caption: “A good day to Remind everyone that AG Eric Holder ran guns to Mexico, lied to congress about it, was found in contempt and never prosecuted.” — Ann Coulter

Calendar: (county calendar here)

Human Services Advisory Board
June 12, 2017, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM @ Large Legislative Conference Room

Ferry Advisory Committee
June 14, 2017, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Large Legislative Conference Room

Water Resources Management Committee Meeting
June 14, 2017, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Town of Friday Harbor Fire Hall Meeting Room

Housing Bank Commission Meeting
June 14, 2017, 11:30 AM @ Health and Community Services

OPALCO Board meeting (click here for more details)

June 15th, 8:45 am @ Friday Harbor Conference room
Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District Meeting
June 15, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Lopez Island Fire District 4

Land Bank Commission Meeting
June 16, 2017, 8:30 AM @ To Be Determined


Nathan Butler

Chair, San Juan County Republican Party



“No matter how conservative your views may be, unless you do something about it you really aren’t that conservative.”