Natalie McClendon runs for Legislature
Many of you already know me as Natalie, the Chair of the party, but once I was just Natalie the citizen. I’ve been involved in my community all my life, from the Sierra Club and community radio to the PTA and Boy Scouts. But about ten years ago, all hell broke loose. How can we forget: the stolen election of 2000, September 11, 2001, and the illegal, unprovoked invasion of Iraq. So in 2004, I decided it was time to get directly involved in electoral politics. It was clear, elections have consequences.
For the last eight years I’ve worked side by side with many of you. We’ve celebrated hard-fought victories, and mourned our losses.
I’ve watched as 42nd Legislative District Rep. Jason Overstreet and the rest of his Republican friends in the legislature try to gut our schools and strip our teachers of their collective bargaining rights. I’ve watched as they have taken a sledgehammer to our environmental protections, our social safety net and women’s health. I watched a few weeks ago as Overstreet had an opportunity to vote for the infrastructure Jobs Bonds bill that would create 20,000 desperately needed jobs in Washington. He voted NO. Overstreet “just says no” to almost everything. I say we should just say no to Jason Overstreet.
The 42nd Legislative District needs someone fighting to solve the very real problems that our families and neighbors are facing daily. We have to work together -- business, community groups, ordinary people -- to create smart, efficient, and fair government policies and programs that help us all in the long run.
I am running to be your next State Legislator in the 42nd! I’ve taken the leap. Are you with me? Join me to kick off my campaign on Wednesday, May 16, 5:30 to 7:30 at the YWCA, 1026 North Forest Street, in Bellingham. The campaign website is peoplefornatalie.com, and contact me at 319-8287.