Last Call: Get Tickets for Wine in the Garden
Tuesday, August 12 from 5:00-7:00 P.M.
The Jackson County Democrats invite you to attend our 4th Annual “Wine in the Garden” fundraiser on Tuesday, August 12, 5 – 7 pm at South Stage Cellars in Jacksonville. Come enjoy the garden and mingle with Sen. Alan Bates, Rep. Peter Buckley, Candidates for County Commissioner Tonia Moro and Kevin Talbert, Candidate for Medford City Council Kevin Stine, Candidate for House District 4 Darlene Taylor, and Judge Adam Peterson.
$35 per person, includes delicious hors d'oeuvres and a glass of South Stage Cellars wine.
Please reserve your spot by August 5th.
Our guest Speaker will be Ramon Ramirez, co-founder and President of Oregon's farmworker union Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste, a union that represents 6,000 farmworkers.
To order tickets go to: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/jcd-wine-2014
Journalist, Edward Girardet to Present
Friday, August 15 from 6:30-9:00 P.M.
Jackson County Democrats are hosting a presentation by renowned journalist, Edward Girardet, on Friday August 15 from 6:30-9:00 P.M. in the Medford Library. Mr. Girardet has written from war-zones throughout Asia and Africa. In his book "Killing the Cranes", Mr. Girardet chronicles over 30 years of conflicts in Afghanistan, including meeting and debating with Osama bin Laden.
Senator Bates' Forums This Month
Senator Bates is hosting a second forum on Creating Jobs and Workforce Readiness next Thursday, August 7 from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Medford Public Library. A panel of experts will discuss how to close the divide between the skills employers need, and the skills the workforce has.
Panelists include Dr. Brian Shumate, MSD Superintendent and Dr. Peter Angstadt, President RCC; State Treasurer Ted Wheeler on Higher Education funding initiatives; Jessica Gomez, CEO Rogue Valley Microdevices and Chair Sustainable Valley Technology Group; Richard Csuk, VP Operations Alltrax Motors, Board member Drive Oregon; Nikki Jones, Express Employment Professionals and Rogue workforce Partnership; and Ron Fox, Executive Director Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc (SOREDI).
On August 13 at the Smullin Center from 7 to 8:30 PM, Senator Bates will be hosting a Forum on Improving Access to Healthcare.
Guests include Dr. Mark Bradshaw, Director of the Coordinated Care Organization All Care, Rita Sullivan On-Track, and Pat Garoutte, President NAMI of Southern Oregon, and Michelle Glass of Oregon Action.
On August 21 at the Medford School District Education Center from 7 to 8:30, Senator Bates will be participating in a panel discussion focused on Strategies to Close the Achievement Gap.
Guests include Oregon Stand Director Toya Fick, Superintendent Teresa Sayre of Phoenix-Talent SD, Tom Cole of Kids Unlimited, Superintendent Brian Shumate of MSD, Dee Anne Everson of United Way, and Marlene Yesquen MSD School Board.
Volunteers Canvas for Tonia Moro Saturday
Tonia Moro, Jackson County Commissioner Candidate for Position 1, will kick-off the volunteer canvass activities Saturday, August 9th, at 9:30 a.m. We will meet at the Jackson County Democrat Office for training and assignments, then head out to the East Medford area. Can’t make it on August 9th? Then join us on the following two Saturdays in Ashland! August 16th and 23rd we will be canvassing the Ashland area. Meeting location to be announced. Please RSVP your willingness to help by calling (541) 326-2650.
Please be sure to check out Tonia’s website at www.VoteForTonia.com. On the website, you can sign up to receive emails regarding upcoming activities, make a donation to her campaign, and contact us to volunteer. We are currently in need of volunteers to canvass, conduct phone banks, and to place/display lawn signs.
Tonia also has an active Face Book page at https://www.facebook.com/ToniaMoroForCommissioner.
Dem. Kevin Talbert to Run as Independent
Although no Democrat ran in the May primary election for Jackson County Commissioner Position #3, registered Democrat Kevin Talbert did run in the Independent Party of Oregon (IPO) primary in July - and WON! Kevin believes the County Commissioner positions should be nonpartisan, and is reaching out to Jackson County Democrats to support his campaign. His opponent this November is Colleen Roberts, an extreme conservative who won the Republican primary. For more information about Kevin, visit http://kevintalbertforcommissioner.com