It's August; Less Than Three Months to Election Day
Incredible Candidates - Plus "Wine in the Garden" - Deadline TOMORROW, August 13
Let us know you're coming at 541-858-1050
Sunday, August 19, 4 to 6 p.m., South Stage Cellars, Jacksonville
Join candidates Jeff Scroggin (County Commissioner), Joyce Segers (2nd Congressional District), and Ted Wheeler (State Treasurer) for a lovely afternoon of fine wine, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and convivial conversation. Tickets are only $35 per person, and your first glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres are included! We're only half-full! Bring your friends! Please show your support for our hard-working Democratic candidates. View the flyer here and call the office for tickets at 541-858-1050 ASAP to reserve your space! Seating is limited.
Come on Down! "Lift All Dems" Blue Crew Phone Project Underway. Training TODAY, August 12
We'll call those Democrats who did not vote in the primary and remind them of the importance of the general election. To volunteer, call (541) 858-1050 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Scripts, talking points and training provided. Calling packets are ready. Join us for a training session August 12 (TODAY), 3 p.m. at the HQ office, 40 S. Central, Medford. Just come on down! It will be fun and make the Jackson County Democrats an effective voice in the county.
Ice Cream and Candidates
Thursday, August 23, 6:30 p.m. at the OEA Building, 2495 S. Pacific Highway, Medford
Let's fill the hall for all our local Democratic candidates and have a dish of ice cream, too. It's one of the few chances we'll have to see and hear them together, live and in action. They'll be practiced and eager.
A very brief Central Committee will follow the candidate's presentations and we'll have some time to circulate and talk. Bring a friend. Bring several. Let's get the enthusiasm up for the big election.
Volunteer Management Needs Three More!
Volunteer Management now has one of the four persons needed to energize JCD projects ("Lift All Dems" project for one.) and get them off the ground for this election cycle. We need you to fill out the team. Contact Jan Waitt at email@example.com or 541-482-8249. Our website has details for all the positions. Find your place to help here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
JACKSON COUNTY & OREGON NEWS
Joyce Segers Says It's Past Time to Replace Greg Walden!
The Segers Campaign for Congress invites you to join us as we plunge into the next phase. Greg Walden appears to be about to step into the position of Chairman of the Republican National Congressional Committee when Pete Sessions steps down. This means he will no longer have the capability to vote for any bill that is not supported by the Republican Party. We must make sure this does not happen. Bring your ideas, your fervor and dedication and help us in phone banking, canvassing and in any way you feel you can make a difference.
Our Volunteer Coordinator, Kathleen Connair-Rau can be reached at email@example.com or through the Segers campaign at 541-601-1100. Our website is segersforcongress.org where you can find ways to sign up and learn more about our campaign.
Pick up your copy of the slate at Jackson County Democrats Headquarters, 40 S. Central, Medford during office hours (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.Tuesdays through Saturdays) or see it at www.jcdemocrats.org
DPO booth needs Volunteers for Rural Counties Day at the Oregon State Fair, September 3, Salem
There are a large number of people that attend the state fair from all over the state, and rural county Dems are best prepared to engage these folks. Getting new people to register makes one feel that the effort is worthwhile! People need to know that we are the party that is on their side. We also provide buttons and stickers for sale at the booth and provide folks with a free cup of water. We will offer people with a list of issues to vote on and we have a video that is continuously playing messages from Obama.
Contact Jan Waitt at Jackson County Democrats at 541-858-1050, or Loyd Henion, Chair, Linn County Democrats (firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-619-8861) for more information. Don't worry about a place to stay in Salem. Democrats in Salem will provide lodging in their homes. You will also be provided with free fair passes.
Two Congressional District 2 Delegates to the National Convention Need Help
They are Stacy Bannerman, Jackson County, and Patrick Vroman, Klamath Falls. Please help them if you can. It's an exciting year.
- See Stacy's statement here. She has offered to keep us updated on all the doings.
- See Patrick's information here.
Kate Brown Says: Let's get the record straight
Kate's opponent has been tossing out one wild accusation after another about the performance of the audit team overseen by the Secretary of State. Kate's audits have, among other things:
- Identified more than $180 million in savings and efficiencies.
- Discovered 66,000 Oregonians that weren't paying their state income taxes.
- Uncovered substantial mismanagement at the Commission for the Blind and the Willamette Education Service District.
- Published a financial report for all 36 Oregon Counties - for the first time ever.
Visit her Website, read more about her efforts on our behalf, and endorse her campaign for Secretary of State here.
DPO In The News Provides a List of Links to Recent Articles that Keep Us in Touch With What Our Elected Officials Are Doing
Read all the interesting articles here. These articles provide material that inspires letters to the editor.
Hit the court with Patrick Ewing and Melo? Trade stories with the President? This is the kind of stuff your kids will tell their kids, and no one will believe it until you show them a photo. Click here to donate and get your name in the drawing.
Celebrate the Voting Rights Act. Join the League of Women Voters
Forty-seven years ago (Aug. 6), President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the historic Voting Rights Act (VRA) into law. But, the law is not just history; it remains critical to ensuring that every American can cast a ballot and have it counted. Even as we celebrate the VRA, unnecessary and costly new state voting laws remind us that voter suppression and intimidation tactics continue to plague our nation. Join the League of Women Voters in honoring and celebrating this historic legislation by following this link.
Win A Trip to The National Convention
The Democratic Governors Association is offering a chance to win one for yourself and a guest to Charlotte. Every dollar you give will be put towards electing strong Democratic candidates all over the country. That means whether you give $50 or $100, you should know that your gift makes a difference in electing strong Democratic governors. They'll send every single dollar out the door to help elect candidates who represent your values. Enter the drawing here.
Romney Trying to Restrict Rights of Veterans and Others in Ohio
Late last week, the Romney campaign came out in defense of a new Ohio law, which would take away early voting rights for Ohio citizens - a law which President Obama is fighting against in court. This includes 900,000 Ohio vets. Read the article from VoteVets.org and sign their petition..
Add Your Name to a Petition To Reinstate the Ban on Assault Weapons
Move-On has a sign-on petition asking Congress to take action. See the petition here.
USAction/TrueMajority Bird-Dogging Congress. What would you ask Congress?
With members of Congress home for their month-long vacations, and with the election just a few short months away, we want some answers. We want to ask members of Congress, "Whose side are you on?" If you had one question to ask your member of Congress, what would it be? And, if you had one story to share with your member of Congress, what would that be? Get your voice heard! Click here.
"Walmart -- We can't afford it!" Rally with RAW
Wednesday, August 15, 5 p.m. at the new Walmart, South Medford
That's the rallying cry of a brand new Southern Oregon community action group called Residents Against Walmart or RAW, which invites you to attend a rally and press conference at the opening of the new Medford Walmart. The event begins at 5 p.m. and continues for an hour with a press conference designed to inform and educate our community about Walmart's opening, what it means for Medford and what can be done to protect our community. The RAW campaign is led by a Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice steering committee, which is fighting for local businesses as well as the rights of the employees of Walmart.
Foreclosure & Debt Rally Victory Celebration!
Saturday August 18, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 1801 East Jackson Street, Medford
Please come, bring friends and interested community members. Let us know if you can also bring cookies or snacks. For information, contact Nancie Koerber, Executive Director, Project REconomy/Good Grief America at www.ProjectReconomy.org, or call her at 541.690.8334. Read the flier here.
Immigration Event Sponsored by RVUUF Social Justice & Action Committee
Sunday, August 19, 6:30 p.m., Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth Street, Ashland
Peg Bowden, former Director of the Jackson County Nursing Department, will be visiting us in the valley again from Arizona. She has kindly consented to present her work with the Samaritans (a nonprofit volunteer group working with migrants on the border of Arizona and Mexico). She will be sharing her experiences with us. She will relate personal stories of migrants, both those trying to enter the United States and those who are dumped at the border by ICE.
Oregon Action Voter Registration
1 to 2 hr shifts tabling in Medford or Ashland, Saturdays or Sundays. Some canvasses. To schedule call Virginia 541-772-4029
Segers for Congress Town Hall Meeting and Forum
Thursday, September 6, Time TBA, Medford Library
Join The Segers For Congress Campaign as we hold our next Town Hall on September 6. Invite your friends, family and neighbors and learn the latest about new legislation and how it will affect you. Bring your ideas and suggestions and let's join together to WIN this election. Segersforcongress.org where we PUT CITIZENS FIRST!
"Immense Possibilities" Has Moved to Fridays
"Immense Possibilities" will now be seen on SOPTV, Friday, 8:30 p.m.
See what's coming at www.immensepossibilities.org
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