HD 38 State Representative Election Aug. 14

We have an HD 38 election on Monday, August 14th. Prior to the election, we are holding a “mini-forum” beginning  at 5:30 p.m. at the Multnomah Arts Center. All are invited to attend, but only HD 38 PCPs can vote. (PCP credentialing process begins at 5 p.m.)

The agenda for the meeting is below. Continue reading

Parrish Damage Estimates Go from Bad to Worse

Julie Parrish, Clackamas County’s most outspoken and energetic Republican legislator, wants to take Oregon from bad to worse when it comes to knocking people off their health insurance. But wait! She’d save millionaires a ton of money — some $300 million.

Standing up to her is the group Our Oregon, a coalition of public labor organizations dedicated to improving the lot of all Oregonians, especially the poor. They had a Health Care Town Hall in Parrish’s West Linn district this week and invited her to defend her position. Apparently she forgot. Or had to sort her socks. She missed it.

Here’s what Our Oregon had to say.

 

Progress by the Oregon Legislature (Summary of Recent Session)

By Jeanne Atkins
Chair, Democratic Party of Oregon

DPO Chair Jeanne Atkins

As the Trump Administration’s disastrous agenda grinds on, here in Oregon we continue to make great strides in passing progressive policies. We’re proud of the work our Democratic team has done to pass legislation in Oregon that will improve the lives of many.

Not everything we asked for was passed in the legislative session that just ended, but I’d like to highlight just a few of these accomplishments which helped to achieve our State Party’s platform and legislative priorities, some of which were so persuasive that Republicans joined in support. Continue reading

Ohio’s Lesson for Clackamas County

An in-depth survey of likely midterm swing voters in Ohio provides useful insights for Oregon and Clackamas County.

Most important is that face-to-face contacts are crucial to help voters understand that politicians are not the only cause of all the problems. Instead, the finger should be pointed at those specific corporations or politicians who acted or supported actions which created the problems in the first place.

The survey found solid support across partisan lines and income levels to curb the outsourcing of jobs, address the opioid crisis, and pass paid family leave.

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Support Our Veterans

Stop the efforts to prevent veterans transitional housing on unused county lands. Send an email to:

bcc@clackamas.us

Tell our commissioners that veterans have earned our support. They deserve housing, transitional and permanent.

Real estate and development minded individuals are pressuring the Board of County Commissioners to block a partnership with community groups like Catholic Charities to provide much needed transitional housing services to our Clackamas County veterans. Continue reading

House District 38 Precinct Committee Persons Face Difficult Choice

Ann Lininger

When is a difficult choice an easy decision? When all of the choices are good.

That appears to be the situation facing Democratic House District 38 PCPs gathering August 14 to create a list of statute-limited three to five people to replace State Representative Ann Lininger; she was promoted to a Circuit Court judgeship by Governor Kate Brown.

County commissioners from both Clackamas and Multnomah counties will then make the ultimate decision as to which one of those candidates will fill the rest of Rep. Lininger’s term. Her resignation is effective August 15. The appointee must be of the same party — Democratic — as the departing legislator. Continue reading