Category Archives: State of Oregon

2017 Oregon Summit

The Oregon Summit is our state’s largest Democratic political conference where grassroots activists, elected officials, and progressive leaders gather to celebrate our achievements and identify new ideas and strategies for advancing our progressive agenda in 2018 and beyond.

This year it runs from Friday, Oct. 20 through Sun. Oct 22.

All events will be livestreamed on YouTube with the option of asking questions for panelists during the workshops. Click here to see a full schedule of livestream events along with links to the livestreams. Continue reading

Climate Change Denier Sen. Olsen Named to Climate Panel

In an unbelievable move, Senate President Peter Courtney, a Democrat, has named one of the Oregon Legislature’s most outspoken climate change denier to a state commission dedicated to addressing the issue of global warming. The commission is charged with looking for Oregon solutions.

Some would consider appointment of Alan Olsen, R-Canby, a Republican’s dream come true. After all, if you hate government and its views on subjects like this, why not get involved and turn stuff upside-down to retain the status quo? Continue reading

County HQ for Anti-Health Care Drive

Clackamas County is now the headquarters for a would-be ballot measure to remove 350,000 Oregonians from Medicare rolls, sort of applying the Trump-Ryan-McConnell anti-Obama thing strictly to Oregon. State Rep. Julie Parrish, R-West Linn, is the ringleader of this fake “look at the money we’ll save” scheme, and the reaction it is drawing is exemplified by this opinion piece in a recent Sunday issue of The Oregonian.

Multnomah and Clackamas County Commissioners to Choose Lininger’s Replacement

Commissioners from Clackamas and Multnomah counties will meet Sept. 13 in Lake Oswego to select the new state representative for House District 38. Incumbent Ann Lininger, D-Lake Oswego, resigned Aug. 15 as she was appointed to the Clackamas County Circuit Court by Gov. Kate Brown.

Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs) from both counties met Aug. 14 and selected four finalists for the commissioners to consider. They are Lake Oswego city councilors Joe Buck and Theresa Kohlhoff and Multnomah county residents Andrea Salinas and Neil Simon. Both have extensive government experience. Not making the final list were Moses Ross, Daniel Nguyen and Alex Josephy.

Read more about the process and how the finalists were selected in this Lake Oswego Review article.