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A 9/11 Fundraiser for the Lewis and Clark GOP

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An Open Letter to Congressman Dennis Rehberg, Montana GOP Chairman Will Deschamps and Montana GOP Executive Director Bowen Greenwood:

It recently came to my attention that the Lewis and Clark County Republican Women’s club is holding a "Remembrance Dinner" fundraiser on September 11.    The Republican Women’s Club gives most of the money it raises to Republican candidates and other political causes.

As a firefighter, I am very concerned about any attempt to politicize the events of one of the most tragic days in American History.  And I ask you to reject any plans to use money raised in "remembrance" of 9/11 for partisan politcal causes.  September 11 is a day to remember what makes us stronger as a nation, not to deepen partisan divides.

Sincerly, 
Ed Cleary

President

Montana State Firemen’s Association

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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