Category Archives: The Nation and Beyond

Pro-Trumpers in County Plan March to Support Him

It had to happen. Some local characters are fed up with all these popular anti-Trump marches, so they’re going to respond with their own pro-Trump event in Lake Oswego on March 4.

Kevin Kerwin owns a computer repair store prominently positioned (for political signs, which he displayed during the election) at the busy intersection of A and State Streets. State is also Highway 43, a main traffic arterial for commuters to Portland.

Kerwin, proud of Trump’s activities and record, said the march will be on sidewalks, thereby avoiding the need for permits (and, we suspect, because he’s only expecting a handful of people to participate) or simply reaffirming Republicans truly disdain certain regulations.

Already the word is out that groups are organizing a counter-march to Kerwin’s effort, at this point the only one of its kind in Oregon, though there are others planned nation-wide.

Check out this link for more about this strange but not unexpected occurrence.

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.

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That’s It! No More Electoral College!

By Jim Gilbert

That was the essence of my remarks at the Central Committee meeting on Jan. 19. I spoke on the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump, the second candidate in 16 years to become president without receiving a majority of the votes cast. We all know what happened after George W. Bush was so elected in 2000, and the consequences of a Trump presidency look to be even more dire.

With almost 3 million more votes than Trump, Hillary Clinton would be president in virtually every other democratic country. The reason she isn’t president in the U.S. is because of our archaic and peculiar method of electing a president.

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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.s1488244573medsa1488244573makca1488244573lc@re1488244573tsamb1488244573ew1488244573.

Bernie Sanders’s Hard Fight for Hillary Clinton

By Eric Carlson, PCP, Precinct 152

To my friends in Clackamas County ~

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Three things in the following article caught my attention:

The first one is in the lead sentence. “…Bernie Sanders does not seem to hold grudges.”

The second is a paragraph toward the end. “I disagree with Donald Trump on virtually all of his policy positions,” Sanders said. “But what upsets me the most — what upsets me, it’s beyond disagreement — is we have struggled for so many years to overcome discrimination, and he is running his campaign, the cornerstone of which is bigotry. Now, as Americans we can disagree on many issues. But we have come too far — too many people have gone to jail, and too many have died in the struggle for equal rights. We are not going back to a bigoted society.” Continue reading

U.S. Senator Merkley To Hold Town Hall In Wilsonville

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is holding a town hall at the Wilsonville Public Library on Monday, August 10, 2:30 p.m.

Sen Jeff Merkley

Sen Jeff Merkley

He will update constituents on his work in Washington, DC, and answer their questions and invite their suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America.

“There are huge issues facing Oregonians and the best way for me to effectively advocate for Oregon’s families and businesses is by getting out on the road and holding a town hall in every county, every year to hear directly from Oregonians,” said Merkley. “I invite all residents of Clackamas County to come and discuss what we need to do to strengthen our state and nation.”

Also, if you are running into red tape accessing veterans benefits, dealing with the Social Security or Medicare administrations, or facing foreclosure, Senator Merkley will have caseworkers on hand who may be able to help.

Since joining the Senate in 2009, Merkley has held a town hall in each of Oregon’s 36 counties every year. Clackamas County will be his 247th town hall as a U.S. Senator.

 

What:

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley holds town hall in Wilsonville.

When:
Monday, August 10, 2015
2:30 pm

Where:
Wilsonville Public Library (map)
8200 SW Wilsonville Road
Wilsonville, OR 97070