From: Mary Warring
To: All those willing to participate in the development of a Democratic Platform for Ferry County:
Since it seems to be difficult to get people together for a preliminary
meeting in Sept. How about taking time to share ideas via e-mail in
preparation for the October 20th general meeting at the Malo Grange at
2:00 p.m. To aid the process, I have enclosed some ideas for you to
edit, add to, eliminate, and in general be severely critical of. All
suggestion welcome, I will compile your contributions, and the
suggested platform will be discussed, debated, and voted upon at the
October meeting. The October meeting will be open to all interested
Democrats. Further information as to the details of the October meeting
will be forthcoming.
Premise: Democracy can only survive if there is a grass roots
involvement in community activities: economic, political, and social.
It is the people who must be the "watch dogs" and supporters of
democratic principles in all phases of community activity. As democrats
we can all be actively involved in local government and community
activities on a volunteer basis.
Democratic Platform for More Effective Local Government and Ferry County Growth
Ferry County Democrats Support:
- A broader based economy which includes mining, ranching, and
lumber, small business, cooperative activity in the development of food
and energy production, cottage industries, advanced computer
technological facilities, housing, and the health and service
- Increased public involvement and participation in local and county government.
- Protection of the Interests of Private Property and Industry
without sacrificing environmental health and protection of the natural
- Encouragement of localized activities on a recreational level for families, the elderly, and youth.
- Cooperative action between the interests of the Colville Confederated Tribes and County Government and activities.
- The recommendations of "Ferry County Forward" and the appointment
of a community "watch dog" committee to evaluate and oversee community
progress based on the recommendations.
- Encouragement of public education on all levels: childhood through adult
- Increased effort to reduce the mentality that encourages
separation " it is them or us" and work toward a general community
- Improved community communication through newspapers and radio.
- Reaching out to new members of the community and encouraging their participation in community activities throughout the county.