Category Archives: Clackamas County

CALL TO ACTION: Paid Family and Medical Leave

No Oregonian should have to choose between caring for a loved one and a paycheck. You can help! Support the Paid Family and Medical Leave bill (HB3031), which provides a portion of wages while an employee is on family and medical leave.

You can help pass HB3031 with this call to action:

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Coming Soon to Clackamas County: New 1400-Acre Eagle Creek Community Forest

Eagle Fern Park

About 10 minutes into the movie “Leave No Trace,” David Bugni began to feel he was in familiar territory. The 2018 film follows a veteran father who lives with his daughter in a forested public park near Portland. The woods where the movie is set were so familiar to Bugni … weren’t they part of Clackamas County’s beautiful Eagle Fern Park, not far from his home near Estacada?

A few minutes later, his suspicions were confirmed: the camera caught the corner of an interpretive sign, one of a dozen or so that marks a nature trail in the Clackamas County park. Bugni, a retired structural engineer and a long-time advocate and volunteer for the park, knew the signs quite well: he had designed them.

About a year before his movie theater revelation, Bugni learned that three large, forested parcels just outside Eagle Fern Park were up for sale. One parcel abutted Bugni’s property, so he looked into purchasing it. But the owner, the Weyerhaeuser company, wasn’t interested in selling just one parcel; it was looking for a buyer for all three. So Bugni began a quest to find that buyer.

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Standing and District Committees January Meetings Roundup

We’re pleased to share the highlights below from Standing and District Committee meetings held in January

House District 38, co-leaders Kathy Gordon and Gary Thompson

While HD 38 did not meet in February, there is an exciting meeting planned for Sunday, March 3, from 2:30-5:00 p.m., at the Foothills Condos Meeting Room, 5065 Foothills Drive, Lake Oswego. This will be an opportunity to meet and listen to our Clackamas/Lake Oswego State Senator Rob Wagner and State Representative Andrea Salinas discuss their legislative agenda/priorities for this session. We have also invited John Wallin, who is running for re-election to the Lake Oswego school board, and Kirsten Aird, a new candidate to the Lake Oswego school board. Although they are not running against each other, they will both make their case to the voters. An additional speaker will be Cheri Partain, a newly elected House District Leader from HD35. Cheri is the director of adoption services at Boys & Girls Aid, the oldest child welfare agency in Oregon.

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AROUND THE COUNTY: Getting Started on May 21 Local Election Campaigns

By Peter Toll

Gearing up for the off-year special district elections May 21 finds PCPs seriously looking all over the county for good candidates to step up and run for their local boards and commissions.

House District 39 — South Oregon City to Beavercreek, Canby and environs — has the most such entities with 26 special district elections. That’s a serious bunch. Co-House District Leaders Naella Tesch and Gay Lewis are anxious to give good candidates a hand with the election process.

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Pot O’ Gold 2019

2019, Info for the website:

Pot O’ Gold Dinner coming March 10th!

Please join the Clackamas Democrats for a casual dinner with a touch of Irish malarkey!  Sunday evening, March 10th, the fun starts at 5:00pm with cocktails and socializing at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. There’s a map if you click here.

During the cocktail hour guests can buy a necklace to participate in the “Heads or Tails” game with a chance to win a wonderful prize!  Dinner will be served at 6:00pm, followed by a live auction of wrapped gifts. Yes, wrapped gifts! That’s when the malarkey begins – although the gifts have a value of $20 or more, you have no idea what’s under the wrapping. The fun is in the surprise! Perhaps you’ll find ….  a Pot o’ Gold!

To support the auction, we encourage guests to bring a wrapped gift with a minimum value of $20, but it is not required. Please, no wine or alcohol.  To accommodate your budget,  tickets are priced from $30 to $60 each. You may buy your tickets by clicking on the Pot O Gold image on this website, or by following this link .  Please show your support for the Clackamas Democrats, write this event on your calendar and buy your tickets today!