When the person with the key to the building didn’t show up on Thursday to let Clackamas Democrats into the union hall for their monthly meeting, flexibility became the highlight as Chair Peter Nordbye creatively conducted the shortened meeting on a lawn next to the parking
lot in Oregon City. More than 100 folks showed up and stayed for the program featuring Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba.
Clackamas Democrats take August off so the next Central Committee meeting will be in September.
This is both a national and a global problem, but it hits Oregon harder than almost any other place: Oregon has the lowest corporate taxes in the country — by a lot. When corporations don’t pay taxes, working families are left with the burden of supporting our communities. And the results of this are felt in every community, every day: Our schools have been cut to the bone — We have the 3rd largest class sizes in the nation! — services for seniors are getting cut, and healthcare costs are skyrocketing.
Ben Unger of Our Oregon talked with us about this problem at our September meeting. You can read more about it on the Our Oregon website.
Tomorrow evening, at the Operating Engineers’ Hall, 555 E. First St. in Gladstone, will be our monthly meeting. Social/snack period starting about 6:15 followed by our meeting starting promptly at 7 pm.
This month we will have a very significant presentation by Melissa Erlbaum, Executive Director of Clackamas Women’s Services. She will highlight the Family Justice Center for victims of domestic violence or abuse.
Please also remember to bring items for our continuing food bank collection; the need continues to grow. Thank you.