WSRP Executive Board Meeting Report from Tyler Miller
Some news from the WSRP E Board meeting this past weekend:
First, we adopted two resolutions that are attached. One is nearly identical to one that we adopted here in Kitsap a few months back regarding the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, and the other was an “emergency” resolution which endorses the signature gathering effort underway for I-1094 to repeal 1639. I want to stress that this resolution is specifically for the signature gathering effort, and not a general endorsement of the initiative itself.
Second, we discussed the implementation of a new policy that will govern ballot access for presidential candidates. The legislature made changes this past session that moved our primary up to March 10 and took the role of determining ballot access away from the Secretary of State and put it with state party chairpersons. As a result, we wanted to put a written policy into place so that there was no question as to how we do business. The results of that discussion are also attached, along with the “petition” that is mentioned in the policy. If you have any questions on the policy, please contact me.
Additionally, we met an exciting (in my opinion) candidate that will be challenging AG Ferguson who will officially announce in the coming weeks, so stay tuned on that. There is also a new website for people to visit in the effort to unseat Kim Schrier in CD 8, https://seattlestyleschrier.
We also heard good news from the GROW (Growing Republican Organization to Win) front where we were the first state to reach the “chairman’s circle” level of involvement. The next (and highest) level is the “president’s circle,” which carries with it a $50,000 contribution from the RNC toward operations.
Also specifically addressed by me at the request of some of our PCO’s was:
A) The fairness and impartiality of the WSRP for statewide races, especially Governor. Every candidate has equal access and support from the WSRP through the primary and it will remain that way. If there is any concern over this point, please contact me.
B) We briefly discussed the need for the Party to take a firm stance on and support efforts to improving the linking of voter registration with citizenship. There was general agreement on the need for this, and I will continue to push for it as an action item in state committee meetings going forward.
C) I also informed the Board of our county’s stance regarding Michele Caldier and that we no longer consider her to be a Republican. I also passed along (with permission) the stance of the 26th LD Chair on this point, and that the PCRP was leaning in this direction. No further action was taken at this time.
Of course there was the regular old business of the party as well (budgets, audits, etc.) and I can share those points with you upon request. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me for either clarification or more information. Until then, onward!
State Committeeman, Region 6 Executive Board Rep.
PCO, 275th Precinct.