Dean A. Fischer
237 Marbelle Rd.
Republic, WA 99166
509/ 775-3957

Dear Democrat, a Joyous Holiday Season to you!

        As decided at our October meeting of the Central Committee, our first meeting of the new year we will put together a "core belief' declaration that we as Ferry County Democrats may- embrace. This statement of principles will be built by consensus, will be general in nature, will set goals, offer vision, and attempt to encompass why we are Democrats. The issues we bring up will be varied, contentious, disparate, so let us have some ground rules: keep to local issues, accentuate the positive, everyone must agree or it won't work.

            “We are all tolerant enough of those who do not agree with us, provided only they are sufficiently miserable." David Grayson (1907)
        This nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds.   It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened." John F. Kennedy (1963)

        Some local issues we may address are:
Please be ready with your own input. The meeting will be held Thursday, January 13th, 4:45 PM at the Coulee Dam Credit Union in Republic. Let us work together to elect good Democrats in 2000.

Sincerely Dean,

"Sometimes with secret pride I sigh
        To think how tolerant I am;
Then wonder which is really mine:
        Tolerance, or a rubber spine?"        Ogden Nash (1938)