Moses Lake is getting started up for I-409 (Initiative 409 Respect for Law), thanks to Joe Holloway. I expect to be going there in the near future for the Power Point presentation. The Yakima team, Nick Hughes and Sherry Grant (MM) and Mary Ann Lockhart and Marge Heether (our friends from Grassroots of Yakima Valley) gathered over 70 signatures at Farmers Market in heat of over 105 degrees. This kind of dedication is to be applauded.
Jack Tipping and Chuck Miller along with Robin Roy report 2390 signatures gathered at the South Western Washington Fair. This team was out there every day while Jack was also working on the Packwood Flea Market. We still need volunteers to man the Packwood site August 29-September 1. This is an opportunity to go to the Market, enjoy the sights, sounds and food and man the I-409 booth for a couple of hours, to help, please contact Jack Tripping, Lee Rossen (a main guy in the Packwood operation) or Joe Ray for details.
Ray Knight (Heads up out Volunteer Services/Recruiting Team) in Liberty is also taking care of the Wenatchee area which we need badly to have I-409 be a success. The Liberty/Republic area is small but we have some dedicated Minutemen and women there.
I can’t thank the folks from Grassroots enough for their efforts. Betty Rohrick has been a driving force in getting petitions out to many businesses around the area; she is also a great little sign maker.
We have two Power Point presentations scheduled, the 3rd of Sept. at the Benton City-Richland American Legion Post (Nick Deacy organizing) and one at the Centralia American Legion Post (Jack Tipping organizing) on Sept. 21st. I either didn’t get a report from Mike Gleesom or I missed it but I know he is out there charging.
Keep up the good work folks MCDC, WFIR and Grassroots CAN make this a success.
Thank you all so much,
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.
WA State Director