Author Archives: Noel Lee

Gorsuch Nomination: a Payback to Wall Street

Judge Neil Gorsuch was on the Hobby Lobby case which granted corporations, as natural persons, the right to violate the religious freedom cause of the US Constitution.

This strategy of packing the court, if successful, could threaten fundamental rights in America, including workers’ right to organize, women’s reproductive rights, and the rights of ordinary citizens to have their voices heard in elections rather than being drowned out by the corrupting influence of dark money from the richest Americans.

— Sen. Jeff Merkley Continue reading

Help Defeat a Land Grab in the Willamette Valley

From 1000 Friends of Oregon

SB 186 would undo specific rural reserve designations in Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties, thereby opening up certain areas designated as “rural reserves” for eventual development. It would undermine the region’s multi-year effort to come to a consensus about where long-term growth should — and should not — happen.

Recall that a major purpose of Urban & Rural Reserves is to provide landowners, cities and counties certainty for the longer term on how the land could be used. It should prevent land speculation where political pressure is used to change zoning. This bill would break that contract; where certainty was promised, the rules are changed just because a small number of wealthy individual land owners did not get their way. Continue reading

Clackamas Democrats March for Women’s Rights

Several Clackamas Democrats traveled to the nation’s capital to participate in the massive Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21st, including Chris Roth, and former Leader of the Oregon House Dave Hunt who went with his daughters. Throughout the day, we posted photos and reports from Chris on the Clackamas Dems Facebook page.

A large number of our fellow Clackamas Democrats joined 100,000 marchers in the PDX Women’s March. Around 60 people indicated they would attend in a straw poll at the Clackamas Dems Central Committee on Jan 19th. Marchers include Rep. Ann Lininger, Lisa Ortiz, Connie Lee, Clarity Sanderson, Mark Gamba, Cornelia Gibson, and many others.

Congratulations to all our marchers for a wildly successful, awe-inspiring event. Add a comment below if you attended, or send your photos to gro.s1488244560medsa1488244560makca1488244560lc@re1488244560tsamb1488244560ew1488244560.

What Should the Message Be? Depends Who’s Listening

By Peter Toll

Democrats in Clackamas County and across the state are challenged more than ever with the task of crafting a winning message for the next election. What are those magic words?

Do the folks in Milwaukie want to hear the same thing as the folks in Molalla? Sometimes, perhaps, but much of the time probably not.

Here in Clackamas County, perhaps more than most Oregon counties, the political split between urban and rural is very real. Continue reading

Reorganization Meeting Election Results Summary

Democratic Party of Clackamas County
Reorganization Meeting
November 17, 2016

Election Results Summary

(see the full election results here)

OFFICERS

Chair: Peter Nordbye
Vice Chair: Erika Kane
Secretary: Scott Hays
Treasurer: Eric Carlson

DELEGATES TO STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Peter Nordbye (Ex Officio)
Mark Gamba
J. Kevin Hunt
Dan Riker

Erika Kane (Ex Officio)
Cheryl Fisher
Fiona Gwóźdź
Cornelia Gibson

ALTERNATE DELEGATES TO STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Ken Chappuis
Craig Stephens
John DeHaas
James Freed

Kathy Gordon
Kate Greenfield
Christine Chin-Ryan
Jan Lee

DELEGATES TO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 3

Dan Riker
Peter Nordbye

Jan Lee

ALTERNATE DELEGATES TO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 3

Scott Hays

Linda Garland
Marcia P. Brown

DELEGATES TO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 5

John DeHaas
Peter Toll
J. Kevin Hunt
Klaus Gibson

Cheryl Fisher
Cornelia Gibson
Grae Lewis

ALTERNATE DELEGATES TO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 5

Jerry Greenfield
Craig Stephens
James Freed

Kate Greenfield
Rosie Stephens
Christine Irwin
Chris Lewis

HOUSE DISTRICT LEADERS

HD 18 Erika Kane, Tom Kane
HD 26 Cornelia Gibson, Simon Springall
HD 35 Duaine Weston
HD 37 Ken Chappuis, Mary Shortall
HD 38 Kathy Gordon, Gary Thompson
HD 39 Naella Tesch, Grae Lewis
HD 40 Bill Street, Faith Leith
HD 41 Cheryl Fisher, Matthew Westergaard
HD 48 Dave McTeague, Justin Swall
HD 51 Dan Riker, Norm Tarowsky
HD 52 Dennis Ghelfi, Jan Lee