Sarah Grider’s statement is missing from the official Votor’s Pamphlet for the November 2018 General Election. We have provided it belowSarah Grider 2018 Voter's Pamphlet Statement
Clackamas Democrats are pleased to publish our slate cards for the November General Election.
There are ten different cards, one for each House District with significant areas in the county. Some of the candidates and measures are different on each card.
Meanwhile Neighborhood Leaders all over the county are distributing cardstock versions of these cards to many Democrats. Why not join them?
Have you seen what the Oregon papers are saying about our governor’s race?
Don’t let Knute Buehler and his right-wing allies buy this election!
We’re pleased to share the highlights below from Standing and District Committee meetings held in June and July.
Communications Committee, July 19th; chaired by Simon Springall
The October 6 Roosevelt Dinner will feature a silent auction of basketfuls of goodies donated by each committee. Fundraising Committee Chair Anita Gregory has advised that each basket should have a theme. We agreed that the theme of our basket will be: “Read a Good Book Lately?” and it will be stuffed with items of special appeal to Democratic bookworms. Continue reading
Charles Gallia is the Democratic candidate running for the Senate District 20 seat currently held by Republican Alan Olsen. Gallia has met with and listened to thousands of SD20 residents during his campaigning, and as he notes below, he aims to talk with many thousands more before November. He reports that one issue many residents have mentioned to him is climate change, which Gallia believes is “one of the most pressing issues of our time.” This, among other Gallia positions, stands in stark contrast to Olsen, a strident climate change denier.
Q: What message can you give to SD20 residents that will inspire them to vote in November, perhaps for the first time?
Gallia: It might sound cliché, but their vote really does matter. This will be a very close race. Now, more than ever, we need leadership in Salem that will be bold and work with others in the State House and Senate to pass economic, education, and transportation legislation that benefits all Oregonians. This is the time for first-time voters and for consistent voters to make their voices heard. I encourage voters to find out more about my priorities by visiting my campaign website or reaching me via email.
Startling statistics reveal an increasingly dire situation in Clackamas County: while the average renter here earns about $15 an hour, the wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment is $22 an hour; one out of four renters pays more than half of their total income in rent, while seven out of ten renters with very low incomes pay more than 50 percent for rent; since 2012 the median rent in the county has steadily increased to nearly $2,000 monthly, which is $400 more than Oregon’s average monthly rent.