The Democratic Party of Clackamas County invite you to join us on Saturday, October 12, 2019, for the Roosevelt Dinner & Auction. This gala event will be at the Tualatin Country Club and feature a delicious dinner, Congressman Earl Blumenauer and other guest speakers, and a live auction with auctioneer Dave Hunt
Friends — we’ll be speaking at the 2015 Oregon Summit and we hope you can make it. It’s our state’s foremost political conference, hosted by the Democratic Party of Oregon Oct. 16-18 in beautiful Sunriver.
Which Congressman representing part of Clackamas County is leading the way in asking President Obama to reclassify marijuana to allow more (legal) recreational and medical use? Democrat Earl Blumenauer, who serves a handful of precincts in our county, has gotten 17 other members of Congress, including a Republican, to join him in signing a letter to Obama requesting that he lighten up on the herbal smoke. This is on the heels of the Colorado and Washington plebiscites that move those states in that direction. And Oregon could well be right behind after this November’s election.
That Blumenauer is from a safe seat is helpful, though he’s rarely had trouble speaking his mind. Let’s hope Obama starts listening and gets AG Eric Holder on the bus, too.
Note to Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio of Springfield, whose district includes college towns Eugene and Corvallis and has some of the finest weed growing environment in the country: Time to sign up.