May 19 Election
For the following election, our Candidate Committee and Central Committee voted to endorse the following candidates:
Position 4: Karen Starchvick
Position 5: Michael Campbell
Position 6: Janet Lightheart
Position 7: Lilia Caballero
Rogue Valley Transportation District Board:
Position 3: Tonia Moro
Our Committees did not vote on every candidate and measure, so we encourage you read more about them in the voters pamphlet which you can download here. Other election items include the Jackson County Library District Board, Ashland School District's 5-year Levy, RCC Directors, Ashland School District, Central Point School District, Phoenix-Talent School District and Fire Districts.
If you are interested in volunteering for a particular candidate or measure, please go to their website for further information.
Greg Holmes To Speak at Central Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 PM
The Jackson County Democratic Party invites you to join our Central Committee Meeting on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 PM at the OEA Building (2495 S. Pacific Highway, Medford).
Greg Holmes, a Southern Oregon planning advocate for 1000 Friends of Oregon will be speaking about the Urban Growth Boundary Amendment process which is occurring in Medford and is starting in Talent and Central Point. Mr. Holmes works with residents, affiliates, and communities throughout Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties.
The Central Committee meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of every month and are open to the public.
Wider Community Events
LNG Rally in Salem
Tuesday, May 26
Salem Capitol, 900 Court St. SE
Over 150 people came out in Medford last Sunday to stand up against the LNG Pipeline in a rally organized by Rogue Climate and Rogue Riverkeeper. Now activists from throughout Oregon are bringing their voices to Salem. You can join hundreds of people as they ask Governor Kate Brown to protect Oregon's environment from the LNG pipeline. RSVP HERE.
FAIR SHOT TOWN HALL
Saturday, May 23, 2PM
RCC/SOU Higher Education Building, 101 S. Bartlett, Medford
Learn about laws in Oregon that could raise the minimum wage, increase paid sick leave, improve retirement security, end profiling, and ban the box (criminal question on job applications). Learn More or RSVP at Oregon Strong Voice's Facebook Page or by emailing Shaun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROJECT COMMUNITY CONNECT
Friday, May 29, 9-3:30pm
Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Hwy, Medford
Jackson County Community Services Consortium Homeless Task Force. ONE DAY ONE PLACE ONE GOAL. It's a collaborative effort between service providers, government agencies, businesses, and individuals in the community working together to help change for the better the lives of people threatened with or experiencing a loss of their homes and security. Join in! Help make a difference! Contact Jan for more information at 541-773-5339 or JCCommunityServicesConsortium@gmail.com.