Letter: ‘This election year is critical’


Camas resident Marie Treadway shares her thoughts on the 3rd Congressional District race for U.S. representative

This is election year is critical – the world is facing a climate crisis threatening imminent devastation, our economy still clings to outdated, dwindling resources and failing commodities, and social upheaval is manifesting in hatred, violence, and attacks on our civil liberties as legislators attempt to drag us centuries backward.

Marie Treadway
Marie Treadway

That’s why I’m writing to implore your readers to vote for Marie Gluesenkamp Perez for Congress, a working-class mom and business owner with a degree in economics who will fight for our rights. She will invest in the next generation of industry and infrastructure to advance our antiquated economy by embracing innovation. She will work to ensure working families have a fighting chance to realize the American dream again and afford fundamental necessities like healthcare, fuel to drive to work, and higher education for their kids.

Her opponent is a dangerous extremist afraid of progress who will defund education, ban abortion nationally, and gamble away Medicare and Social Security through privatization. His vocal support of Trump, white nationalists, and the January 6 insurrection speak volumes about his radical, white supremacist agenda.

Please vote for Marie Gluesenkamp Perez to protect our future and defend this democracy!

Marie Treadway
Camas


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Crazy
Crazy
3 months ago

I would add that her opponent actively undermines the institutions upon which are democracy relies (promoting the lie the election was stolen) and encourages mob justice (so many examples, but let’s start with rousing a mob to the WA Board of Health based on unfounded mandatory vaccine camps that led to threats to board members).
I do not actually think he believes these things. I think he’s just doing it to get elected which may be scarier than if he actually believed them. I voted for JHB, but there is really only one choice now. If Perez is elected I hope she knows that many of her votes are from centrists who are voting to reject extremism and conspiracy rather than a wholesale endorsement for the democrat agenda.

Susan
Susan
3 months ago
Reply to  Crazy

“If Perez is elected I hope she knows that many of her votes are from centrists who are voting to reject extremism and conspiracy rather than a wholesale endorsement for the democrat agenda.” The trouble with this is that it doesn’t really matter… the end result is another tax-and-spend-democrat being in office, who will support the democratic agenda.

I’m hoping Kent is elected. We all know that individual politicians cannot get good, or bad, ideas passed into law without the support of many of their Congressional colleagues. Those Congressional colleagues will serve as the “brakes” for Kent and some of his far-right ideas. As an individual, he is harmless.

I’d much rather have Kent and his ideas in office with the “brakes” in place, than Kristina-whats-her-name who will support the current woke-mentality that is bringing this country to its knees.

Last edited 3 months ago by Susan
Wolfie
Wolfie
3 months ago

Wow. There are so many things incorrect with this letter, where do you even start? And the first comment about it.. shows volumes. The letter is like a talking point from the msm. To point out all the flaws is mind boggling. Do your own research, turn off the TV and realize what is being poured out from CBS, KOIN, et al is backed by an agenda that you really don’t want.

Crazy
Crazy
3 months ago
Reply to  Wolfie

How is my comment flawed. You just resort to the same old tired lines of main stream media blah blah blah.
Tell me, how it is good for this country to perpetuate that the election was stolen? It wasn’t stolen when Gore lost and it wasn’t stolen when Trump lost. If you want to point to some 2000 mules nonsense or tell my about what you learned after you paid $15 dollars to some snake oil salesman to hear about how it was we can’t have an intelligent conversation about it.
Tell me, how is it good leadership to jump on a conspiracy bandwagon about the Board of Health creating quarantine camps? He wants to convict Fauci? I don’t care for Fauci but what does that accomplish for the nation or Clark County. He wants to impeach Merrick Garland. For what? This is what he is focued on? It’s just looney and it all alt-right, 4-chan crap. And he is going to bring all that nonsense to Congress as our representative and accomplish something? One more thing, tell me wow does a guy who served in our military (which I respect) somehow jump on the five-time deferment (because his dad had money) Trump wagon? Nothing about it makes any sense.

Jen
Jen
3 months ago
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Jen
Jen
3 months ago
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Jen
Jen
3 months ago
Reply to  Crazy

Their work touched every aspect of the election. They got states to change voting systems and laws and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time. They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears. They executed national public-awareness campaigns that helped Americans understand how the vote count would unfold over days or weeks, preventing Trump’s conspiracy theories and false claims of victory from getting more traction. After Election Day, they monitored every pressure point to ensure that Trump could not overturn the result. “The untold story of the election is the thousands of people of both parties who accomplished the triumph of American democracy at its very foundation,” says Norm Eisen, a prominent lawyer and former Obama Administration official who recruited Republicans and Democrats to the board of the Voter Protection Program.”

https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/

Marie Treadway
Marie Treadway
3 months ago
Reply to  Wolfie

I don’t watch television, but I agree I want everyone to educate themselves before making their own minds up.

Republican Voter
Republican Voter
3 months ago

Wow Marie… You have NO CLUE Who Marie Glusenkamp Perez really is her actual real name is Kristina Marie Perez, Her business isn’t in rural Skamania county like she claimed her business is in Portland, Oregon where she own a home and is registered to vote and she has a home also in Washougal and is registered to vote in Washington, that is a huge problem, she is deceiving and just speaking lies because she wants votes. I am voting for KENT because he will get Stuff done without a doubt. I don’t see how you can call him a Radical.

Last edited 3 months ago by Republican Voter
Foxx Star
Foxx Star
3 months ago

After watching the debate, you’ll see that Marie doesn’t understand the topics. How can you be an independent thinker for SW Washington, if the problems you have for your business are from Portland leadership? Marie, or is it Kristina, will vote lock in step with Pelosi and increase inflation. Anyone who was for the “Inflation Reduction Act” was for increasing inflation. A real economist and independent thinker knows this.

After failing twice in Skamania County elections, 2016 & 2018, it’s clear she was recruited and groomed. Look back at those elections and you’ll see why she lost. She needs more life experience, and understanding why the biggest topics are inflation and crime.

Richard MacMinn
Richard MacMinn
3 months ago
Reply to  Foxx Star

My Ph.D. is in economics and I believe Marie did understand the topics that were debated. Economists and independent thinkers may disagree on the impact of the IRA but that does not make them any less real.

Jen
Jen
3 months ago

Every home on my block has a Kent sign in the yard, and his signs are heavily dispersed throughout our neighborhood.The people who live here are well-informed, educated, good-hearted, decent, diverse people who are invested in our community, work hard, volunteer, pay their taxes and vote.They love their families and our country.

Do you seriously believe that tens of thousands of your fellow citizens are supporting a candidate who is a white supremacist? That the people who share your community would vote for a candidate who is a “dangerous extremist?” Do you think that you are smarter, morally superior, or more entitled in some way than your neighbors? If not, please stop the hysterical, shamelessly false, disgusting rhetoric and stick to policy analysis if you’re capable.

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