Slate Cards Are Ready — Get Yours Now!

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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.

Please locate the House District for where you live, download the appropriate card, and share it with your friends and neighbors.

Click here for a full list of candidates and measures on the November ballot.

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Meanwhile Neighborhood Leaders all over the county are distributing cardstock versions of these cards to many Democrats.  Why not join them?

 

 

 

Standing and District Committees June & July Meetings Roundup

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 Encourages Senate District 20 Voters to Learn about His Priorities, Make Their Voices Heard

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.

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HARD TIMES IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY
Veterans Village: One Step toward Solving a Growing, Pernicious Problem

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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.

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