Present: Mike Kohlhoff (chair), Ron Carl, Cornelia Gibson, Peter
Norbye, Michael DeWitt, Jason Pierson, Connie Lee, and Mary Post (secretary).
Mike presented two draft resolutions: one addressing Criminal
Justice and the other, a proposed State Bank. Jason will make changes to
the first, and both will be forwarded to the Platform and Resolution Committee
A tentative resolution, “Clackamas County Changing Energy
Sources,” was discussed and will be further considered at our next
From the Racial
We continued our discussion of the health threats posed by racism. Connie outlined several paths to explore. Peter requested that we address racism in our own Democratic Party.
Present: Mike Kohlhoff (Chair), Greg Hunt, Ron Carl, Don Klosterman, Mike DeWitt, Sally Hardwick and Mary Post
We discussed options for funding to improve the Juvenile Justice System in Clackamas Co. Greg Hunt will draft a resolution to use funds previously used for capital punishment.
From the Environmental Sub-Committee
- Reminder of two Sept upcoming climate change events: the Youth Climate Strike and a public forum hosted by the Climate Reality Project
- Clear-cutting near streams continues as the state legislature did not pass remedies
- Zenith Energy is still bringing volatile and toxic oil into NW Portland. Two NGOs — 350PDX and Extinction Rebellion Portland — are still pushing back.
- The Jordan Cove pipeline is still being developed in spite of protests. (Update: in mid-September Oregon’s Dept. of State Lands delayed the decision for a construction permit for a second time.)
From the Racial Justice Sub-Committee