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Will McMorris Speak Out against Manweller?

matt-ManwellerWill Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers be a leader and speak out against Republican Rep. Matt Manweller and ask him to resign if found guilty? She has remain largely quite about the alleged improprieties by members of her Republican Party (see here). While the rest of the country had already made up their minds, it took McMorris two weeks to come forward with a statement.

Manweller has been place on an involuntary leave of absence while he is further investigated for the sexual harassment of college students at Central Washington University. Witness testimonial was found to be credible. Matt Maweller (born August 23, 1969) is an member of the Republican Party and was elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012 to representing a seat 13th Legislative District, which he has occupied since January 2013. He is also a Associate Professor of Political Science at the University, which is where the allegations are involved.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A state lawmaker who is facing scrutiny over past allegations of sexual harassment while teaching at Central Washington University has been placed on leave by the school because of a new investigation.

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“What Matters Most” from Lisa Brown

I received this email from Lisa Brown

For the first time in 20 years, Congress missed the deadline to reauthorize the enormously successful Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This puts four million kids at risk of losing their coverage, including as many as 17,500 children here in Washington state.

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Ben Stuckart for Congress

I also received an email from Democrat Ben Stuckart who has declared his candidacy for 2018 primary election to run for the 5th Congressional District seat to run in the 2018 general election against McMorris .  Ben is currently the President of the Spokane City Council.  He was first elected in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015.

Friend,
I believe that big money should have no place in politics.  Our government must be of the people, by the people, and for the people – otherwise we descend into tyranny.
That’s why last year I was a statewide co-sponsor of Initiative 1464.  I partnered with the League of Women Voters and the Seattle Tea Party on the Initiative.

Vote for Joe Pakootas

(Letter-to-the-editor) So the Republican House of Representatives leadership now wants to sue President Obama over certain executive orders, even though he has made less of them than most other presidents.  But the real ethical, if not legal, offense is that the Republican leadership, including our Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (http://www.we-can-do-better.org), won’t allow a vote of the full House on the Senate-passed immigration bill S.744 even though it has enough House votes to pass and thus become law with Obama’s promised signature.

Please join me and vote for Joe Pakootas who will represent all of the people with an independent voice rather than simply echo the political leadership.

 

Norm Luther
Spokane, WA

610x(crop)(Letter to the editor) We know Mother’s Day is a day in which we honor women for the good they have done. However, some Congressional folks just don’t agree.  Ironically, one of those Congressional women is Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington State’s 5th district.

McMorris Rodger’s has shown her lack of caring of women by : Opposing raising the minimum wage, voting to stop overtime pay for working families and opposing the Lily Ledbetter Paycheck Fairness Act. She was adamantly against the Violence Against Women Act until 10 minutes after her amendment against it was defeated, then voted for it. She is against any background checks for gun purchases.  She supports decreasing funding for Head Start and education as well as supporting the layoff of thousands of teachers, most of whom are women. In healthcare she  opposes the Affordable Care Act and supports decreasing funding for Planned Parenthood.  She solidly supports the sequester, which will cost Americans 750,000 jobs.

We now know what she gave us for Mother’s Day; I wonder what she got?  For more on Rep. McMorris Rodgers, see this website.

Patricia Bates
Clarkston, WA