Remembering Senator Alan Bates
Jackson County, and all of Oregon, has suffered a great loss with the passing of Senator Alan Bates. The video below was shown at his memorial on August 20. Hundreds of people came to say goodbye to our beloved senator, and there were speeches from Gov. John Kitzhaber, Rep. Peter Buckley, and Samantha Bates.
Tonia Moro Selected as Senate Candidate
During a convention of Presinct Committee People on August 19, Tonia Moro was selected as the senate candidate for Disctrict 3 to replace Senator Bates. Tonia Moro will appear on the November ballot and will need lots of help. To volunteer for her campaign, or to get involved with the Jackson County Democrats, call 541-858-1050.
Tonia Moro, Mike Moran, and Kevin Talbert Selected as Intrim Senator
On August 19, Presinct committee people selected 3 candidates as a possible intrim senator, who will serve until January. Jackson County Board of Commissioners will now select the senator from that list.
6th Annual "Wine in the Garden"
featuring Brad Avakian, Oregon Labor Commissioner and Candidate for Secretary of State
Tuesday, August 23, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Please join the Jackson County Democrats and Oregon Labor Commissioner and Democratic Candidate for Secretary of State, Brad Avakian, for the 6th annual "Wine in the Garden".
South Stage Cellars
125 S 3rd St.
Jacksonville, OR 97530
During the evening, we'll get updates from our local candidates. Special guest, Brad Avakian, Oregon Labor Commissioner and Candidate for Secretary of State, will deliver the keynote address.
Invite your friends for this casual fundraising event that's only $35 per person, which includes your first glass of South Stage Cellars wine (no‐host bar) also and delicious hors d'oeuvres.
You can order tickets online by clicking here.
For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone, contact our office at 541.858.1050. Office hours are Tuesday - Thursday, 11 AM - 3 PM.
Please reserve tickets by August 16. See you there!
VOLUNTEER WITH THE JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATS!
We are an all-volunteer organization that encourages political participation from all individuals in Jackson County. We are a diverse group of community members in Southern Oregon from Medford, Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Central Point, Jacksonville, Applegate, Butte Falls, Eagle Point, Gold Hill, Shady Cove, Prospect, Rogue River, Ruch, Trail, Foots Creek and Wimer.
We represent people who are committed to the environment, human rights and an economy that is fair for everyone. Contact Jackson County Democrats today and have your voice heard.
To become a volunteer, call the Jackson County Democrats Office at 541-858-1050 or email us at mail@JCDemocrats.org.
Please Look Before you Sign That Petition
Extreme conservative group "Oregonians for Immigration Reform" is trying to get signatures on ballot measures that would marginalize poverty-stricken and migrant people unfairly. The following right-wing ballot petitions are currently circulating:
IP 40 will make English the official language of Oregon.
IP 51 will increase barriers to voter registration by canceling every Oregonian voter's registration until they can reprove they are Oregon citizens.
IP 52 will mandate that Oregon employers use the flawed E-verify federal program.
Please look before you sign!
Some Good News! We just received notice that two measures failed to collect sufficient signatures to qualify for the Oregon November ballot. This is very good news for Oregon and our party.
* Measure 50 would have blocked access to voter records prior to the election making it very difficult to conduct an effective GOTV effort.
* IP49 sought to have a 2/3 majority requirement in the Legislature for any emergency clause attached to legislation. Loren Parks, with help from national conservative groups, poured millions into the campaigns trying to qualify them for the ballot.
This means we can focus more attention on our core mission of electing candidates to office.