July Likes It Hot!
Support the Candidates at the Jackson County Fair: THERE ARE STILL SHIFTS LEFT TO FILL!
- Jackson County Fair booth staffing, Tuesday, July 17 - Sunday, July 22
- SIGN UP on this interactive link.
OR - you can contact the JCD HQ at (541) 858-1050, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
You're Invited to our Second Annual Wine in the Garden Event
Sunday, August 19th, South Stage Cellars, Jacksonville. Join us for the JCDs 2nd annual fund raising rendezvous featuring fine wine, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and convivial conversation with candidates. See the beautiful flyer here and call the office for tickets at 541-858-1050.
JCD Central Committee meeting
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 p.m. at the OEA Building 2495 S. Pacific Highway, Medford
James Adams, guest speaker, will talk on exploiting the opportunities of the end of the nation state in the 21st Century. An intriguing topic. Bring a friend, bring two. A short meeting will follow.
Blue Bash Planning Underway
Yes, we're already making plans for the Jackson County Democrats Blue Bash on election night, November 6, at the Historic Ashland Armory. Mark your calendars! We need YOUR help! We are looking for a vacation home or timeshare that we can use as the Grand Prize for the drawing, which helps us raise approximately $5,000 in the election year to cover the cost of supporting local, state and national candidates and important issues on the ballot.
Do you have anything you can donate to this fabulous cause? If yes, please contact the JCD fundraising committee at email@example.com. Thank you!
Jeff Scroggin, Candidate for County Commissioner, Opens Office
Tuesday, July 17th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at his new office in the Jackson County Democratic Headquarters, 40 S. Central, Medford (across from the Craterian Theater). Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Help us to prepare for the upcoming election by taking an evening to welcome Jeff Scroggin, candidate for County Commissioner, at his "Meet, Greet and Mingle Office Kick-Off". Information on Jeff is at www.jeffscrogginforjacksoncounty.com
Help the "Lift All Dems" Blue Crew Phone Project
We'll call those Democrats who did not vote in the primary and remind them of the importance the general election. To volunteer, call (541) 858-1050 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Scripts, talking points and training provided. We'll get started as soon as the voter lists are updated.
Make the JCDs a Force in this Election Cycle! Add Your Force!
Volunteer Management, Voter Registration and Outreach activities are critical positions. They create the force that makes us effective. If you have the skills or are willing to learn the skills, we need you. Contact Jan Waitt at email@example.com or 541-482-8249. Our website will have the details for all the positions. Find your place to help here.
Laptops Needed by Jeff Scroggin's Campaign
His campaign for Jackson County Commissioner is in need of a couple of donated or loaned laptops to put in the back office at JCD HQs to use for data entry for the remainder of the campaign. If you have a laptop to lend or donate, please contact his Campaign Manager, Hannah Howell, at 541-941-7015 or mobile number 208-521-4596.
JACKSON COUNTY & OREGON NEWS
"Oregonian" Editorial: Foreclosure mediation seeks to keep homeowners above water
When your home is under water, the distance you have to swim to catch a breath of air can seem insurmountable. This Wednesday, Oregon will begin throwing lifelines to distressed homeowners. The Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program goes into effect today, giving Oregonians facing foreclosure the right to meet with their mortgage servicer and a mediator to seek alternatives. Read the editorial here.
DPO In The News
The format for the Democratic Party of Oregon emailed newsletter has changed
County party and DPO events will be listed first. Current articles about our elected officials follow, organized by the name of the official. This will make it much easier to follow a particular official, and make it much easier for letter writers. For example, scroll down to Senator Ron Wyden and find out about his meeting in Medford advocating for the Violence Against Women Act.
Click here to go to the DPO Newsroom and sign up for this informative emailed newsletter.
Are you a Ted fan? Join Ted Wheeler, candidate for Oregon State Treasurer, on his e-mail list and on Facebook
His addresses are: www.tedwheeler.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ted-Wheeler/16936308619
Can you host a friend-raising house party for Brad Avakian, Democratic candidate for Labor Commissioner?
Have a dozen friends who just might want to talk about fighting discrimination? Willing to open your home and share a cup of coffee with Oregon's Labor Commissioner? Interested in helping out the campaign, but don't want to make phone calls or knock on doors?
If yes, his campaign would love to hear from you. Click here to learn more about him, and to learn more about hosting a friend-raising house party for Brad.
Sign Today! The Vote to DISCLOSE is tomorrow!
The DISCLOSE Act is once again up for a vote in the Senate
It's time that Republicans feel the heat for their unprecedented obstruction and it's time that voters, who deserve to be able to make informed choices, get to know who is behind all the money being donated. The People For the American Way has an emergency petition. Click here to join your voice to the demand for disclosure.
The Affordable Care Act: What the Supreme Court's Ruling Means to You
The Supreme Court has issued an historic ruling!
They upheld the Affordable Care Act and ensured that millions of American families will have access to health care and protection from the worst abuses of the insurance industry. Learn what it will do for you and all Americans. Click here.
Another angle on limiting the influence of corporate money in politics
Ask Harry Reid to introduce legislation requiring corporations to get opt-ins from shareholders to use resources for political purposes. A recent Supreme Court ruling requires that unions must get opt-in permission, therefore so should corporations. Read the Daily Kos article here about union vs. corporate spending, and sign the petition.
Pass the Voter Empowerment Act Now!
The right to vote is under attack. A key component of the GOP's campaign has been orchestrated by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which receives substantial funding from the Koch brothers. Already, the Koch brothers have poured up to $245,550 in campaign contributions to politicians supporting new, more restrictive voter ID laws, such as Scott Walker and Rick Perry. These voter suppression laws are designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to prevent minorities, seniors and young people from voting. That's not just wrong, it's downright un-American.
Now there is a positive way to stop voter suppression. Join US Action/True Majority to tell Congress to pass the Voter Empowerment Act now. Add your name to the petition by clicking here.
America the Beautiful: A Fire Sale for Foreign Corporations
Written by a prominent Utah physician and member of the Union of Concerned Scientists, the article discusses the international trade agreement negotiated by our government which he feels is a give away to foreign corporations. It was primarily drafted by international corporations and gives foreign corporations more rights than domestic ones. (Submitted by Don Morris, also a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists.) Read more here.
TODAY! Southern Oregon Pride Presents its Third Annual Fundraiser
Sunday, July 15, 2012, 2 - 5 p.m., 451 Lindsay Lane, Ashland, Oregon
Surprise Hostesses, Local Politicians, Live Entertainment, silent auction. Minimum $25.00 donation at the door. See the flyer at www.sopride.org
Voices for the Wild: focus on LNG & proposed pipeline: Meet. Greet. Learn and Act.
Thursday, July 19, 6 - 7 p.m. Old Headwaters Building, 84 4th Street, Ashland
Southern Oregon has been targeted by energy companies for a proposed 235-mile pipeline and liquefied natural gas terminal. This project would be used to export domestic natural gas, extracted via fracking, to Asian markets. Oregon communities are concerned about the impacts to salmon, property rights, public lands, and ratepayers. Join us to learn about updates to the project, and see how you can take action.
"Voices for the Wild" is a meeting for advocates of public lands in the Klamath-Siskiyou. Join KS Wild supporters to learn about important issues facing public lands. Share snacks and wine while learning about KS Wild campaigns and discovering how you can take action. Contact Monica Vaughan, Grassroots Organizer, KS Wild (Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center) 541-488-5789 or at www.kswild.org.
Jackson County Move to Amend meeting
Saturday, July 28, 9 - 11 a.m., Medford Library Adams Room, 205 S. Central, Medford
Formed in September 2009, Move to Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests.
"Save our Communities" Foreclosure & Debt Victory Celebration
Saturday July 28, 6 to 9 p.m. in Medford
RECONOMY needs volunteers to fight foreclosure abuses
Sign up for a summer program to help with phone banking and projects to assist homeowners in Oregon in building and coordinating a statewide, grassroots movement against wrongful foreclosures and lost revenues to Oregon communities due to MERS and big bank fraud. Call 541-690-8334 to join this worthwhile project, contact www.projectreconomy.org.
"Our Dysfunctional Health Care System and What We Can Do About It"
Wednesdays at 6 p.m., July 4, with repeats July 11 and 18
Coming to you via Rogue Valley Community Television - available throughout Josephine & Jackson Counties - on RVTV Cable Channel 15. This special hour-long video features talks by two distinguished physicians and scholars who toured Oregon recently speaking about health care reform. Get more information at the Rogue Independent Media Center.
Citizens for Peace and Justice Film Nights Are Back
First Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Lidgate Hall, Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson Street, Medford.
Tuesday, August 7 will feature The Strangest Dream. For further information, contact Allen Hallmark. E-mail: Hallmark@mind.net
AMP (Activists Mobilizing for Power) workshop at Reed College July 27 - 29
Western States Center's annual organizer training, previously called the Community Service Training Initiative (CSTI), is back this year with a new name: "AMP"!
AMP provides a great opportunity for emerging and experienced leaders to learn some new organizing skills and get to know others from different backgrounds that have the same passion for social justice. Click here to find information about the workshops. There's something for everyone this year, including workshops in Spanish and for youth. Registration ends on July 22nd! If you are interested in getting a scholarship through ROP to attend AMP 2012, please contact Keyla at (503) 543-8417 as soon as possible.
"Immense Possibilities" is moving to Fridays
"Immense Possibilities" will now be seen on SOPTV, Friday, 8:30 p.m.
See what's coming at www.immensepossibilities.org
JCD Facebook Page
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