Republican United States Senator Tom Cotton, (Arkansas), said the Juneteenth holiday “is a fitting addition to our national holidays.”
“On Independence Day, we celebrate our Declaration of Independence and our country’s birth on the principle of the natural equality of all mankind,” Cotton said in a statement.
“On Martin Luther King Day and now Juneteenth, we remember our striving to live up to our founding principles in practice. On Veterans Day and Memorial Day, we honor those who fought and died for our country and its noble heritage. And we give thanks to God on Thanksgiving for the blessings of liberty and prosperity. So, on this first national holiday of Juneteenth, let us all take pride in our great nation and the strides it has made to realize fully the promise of America.”
Juneteenth is the date that marks the true end of slavery in the United States.
Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, news of it did not reach Texas until more than two years later when union troops entered Galveston on June 19, 1865, and informed the residents that slavery was abolished.
The news was greeted by former slaves with dancing, prayer, feasting and music.
The first anniversary of that day was the first Juneteenth celebration in Texas and the commemoration eventually made its way into other states. Texas made the day a state holiday in 1980.
District Chairman Dale Fonk invites you to our scheduled Zoom meeting. Open to all interested local Republicans. Get to know our Precinct Committee Officers, dedicated volunteers and other Republicans.
Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:00 PM Pacific Time
Meeting room will open at 7:00 PM. Actual meeting will start at 7:30 PM.
Those on our regular email list have been sent a Meeting Access code.
Join us for our monthly Coffee and Conservative Meetup
We’re back to in-person meetups! Join us and let’s compare the state of the state and Nation!
Wednesday, April 21st, 10am at Redmond’s Family Pancake House restaurant.
Open to all greater eastside Republicans/conservatives to get together, enjoy good company and converse with fellow conservatives.
Right now we will meet each month on the 3rd Wednesday, 10am at the Pancake House. (The restaurant’s banquet room is now reserved each month on our old regular date on 3rd Friday, so note the change to 3rd Wednesday)
Masks are required to enter restaurant, but optional once you are seated.
Find us in the banquet area of the Family Pancake House, 17621 Redmond Way, Redmond.
No-host coffee and other beverages. Menu items available as well.
Hope you can join us and bring a friend!
RSVP is not required, but since this is our restart please reply to email@example.com to let me know if you plan to attend just so I have an initial idea of how many to expect. Thanks!
Ballots must be turned in not later than 8:00 PM on November 3rd, 2020.
Ballots can be dropped off into a King County Elections Ballot Drop box. Here are the Eastside locations and they are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until 8PM sharp on November 3rd:
Kirkland City Hall
Redmond City Hall
Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village
Sammamish City Hall
Woodinville Library (on Avondale Rd.)
Duvall Police Department Depot Park
Bothell City Hall
Kenmore City Hall
If you are going to drop your ballot off at a ballot drop box on November 3rd, please allow extra time. Expect long lines as 8:00 PM approaches and the cut off is 8:00 sharp. If you find a long line, park and walk your ballot directly to the drop box so it arrives by 8PM. There are often people who are in line but did not get their ballot dropped in the box by 8:00. Their ballot will be collected but it will not be counted. Don’t be one of those who missed being counted by ‘just a minute’. Take care of it earlier in the day.
You can also mail your ballot via the US Postal Service with no postage required. Again, it must be mailed in time to be postmarked before 8:00 PM on November 3rd. Do not mail after 4pm Tuesday – go to an Official Drop Box instead, as they are open until 8pm.
Your ballot envelope must be signed and dated
Things to keep in mind if you need help:
You can designate someone to help you, but it is up to you who you select.
It is a crime for someone to deceive you or record your vote inaccurately
You can get assistance from King County Elections if you have a disability that makes using the ballot difficult. You may have to go to their Renton office for this help. Your residential facility may be able to provide transportation. King County Elections is located at 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA and can be reached via phone at (206) 296-8683.
Don’t let anyone influence how you vote your ballot. It is YOUR ballot.
Protect the possession of your ballot until it is properly submitted in the ballot drop box or postal service receptacle.
Do not let anyone inhibit your access to your ballot. Nobody can vote for you. It is the law.
Our goal is to have very high participation and an election with no fraud. We are all well served when the outcome of any election is an accurate reflection of the will of the people. Please be vigilant in protecting your ballot; don’t be a victim of any kind of ‘ballot harvesting’ scheme.
Please take a minute to email our two U.S. Senators to vote to CONFIRM Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court!
If the procedural steps are followed, the final vote is expected Monday evening, so you have Sunday or early Monday to send your email. Your message can be just a simple “please vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court”. This is an historic nomination and Amy Coney Barrett has more than earned this confirmation. Let’s help boost her support!
Phone calls on Monday to their Seattle or D.C. offices also help.
Governor – Loren Culp
Lt. Governor – WRITE IN Joshua Freed
Attorney General – Matt Larkin
Secretary of State – Kim Wyman
State Treasurer – Duane Davidson
State Auditor – Chris Lebya
Commissioner of Public Lands – Sue Pederson
Supt. of Public Instruction – Maia Espinoza
45th State Representative, Pos. 2 – Amber Krabach
State Supreme Court Justice, Pos. 3 – Dave Larson
King County Issues
KC Charter Amendment 1 – NO
KC Charter Amendment 2 – NO
KC Charter Amendment 3 – YES
KC Charter Amendment 4 – NO
KC Charter Amendment 5 – NO
KC Charter Amendment 6 – NO
KC Charter Amendment 7 – NO
KC Proposition 1 – YES
Wednesday, October 7th is DEBATE NIGHT and it’s a DOUBLE HEADER!
Vice-president Mike Pence and Democrat Kamala Harris will debate from 6PM to 7:30PM.
Tune in to cheer on our Vice-president!
It will be carried live on C-Span, as well as on KING, KOMO, KIRO, CNN and Fox.
C-Span provides it without interruptions by commentators.
Following the Vice-presidential debate, Republican Loren Culp will get his one and only chance to debate Jay Inslee
(Hey, Inslee was only in one presidential debate — and then dropped out!)
Governor debate will run from 8PM to 9PM
It will be carried on TVW as well as KING, KIRO, Q13 and KCTS according to the debate coalition.