43 Days to Election Day
What are the issues/measures on the Nov. 6 ballot?
Find out at the JCD Central Committee meeting, Thursday, September 27, 6:30, at the OEA Building 2495 S. Pacific Hwy. (next to South Medford Grange Co-op). State Representative Peter Buckley will explain them all as only he can. You'll learn a lot and have fun doing it. A short CC meeting will follow. There'll be lots of time to check out the volunteer opportunities.
All Hands On Deck! Now's the time to step up and elect Democrats
Check out the varied opportunities below. There's a place for you!
"Lift All Dems" Project: This is the Obama campaign in Jackson County
Training TODAY, Sunday, September 23, 3 p.m. at the HQ office, 40 S. Central, Medford
We'll call those Democrats who did not vote in the primary and remind them of the importance of the general election and the importance of voting for Obama and down the ballot. To volunteer, call 541-858-1050 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Scripts, talking points and training provided. OR you can come on in to the JCDems HQ between 11 and 3 Tuesdays through Saturdays, and Michael Rey, our office manager, will get you started. Make the Jackson County Democrats an effective voice for President Obama. There will be an additional training: Sunday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m. at the HQ Office.
WALKERS - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
A literature drop (hanging the slate on doors of Democrats) is planned for Saturday, October 6, for Talent and Phoenix (flat territory). This is so easy and every person is so important. Call the office (541-858-1050) to sign up.
MARCHERS - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
Join the candidates for the Talent Harvest Festival parade. Short, sweet and lots of fun. Signs and pompoms provided. Call the office (541-858-1050) to lend your feet and enthusiasm.
LETTERS! Be part of the letter writing team
From now on let's fill the "Letters to the Editor" page with letters to support President Obama and all our Democratic candidates. We'll get you started with tips and samples and lots of ideas. Call the office (541-858-1050) to put your name on the team list.
"Lift All Dems" Helpers Needed. You can make a big difference
We need a few people to recruit new callers and keep track of the current callers and supply them with new lists. We need you to fill out the team. Contact Jan Waitt at email@example.com or 541-482-8249. Or call Michael Rey at the office (858-1050).
Get-Out-the-Vote Coordinators and Callers Needed
Help fill the shifts for our Get-Out-The-Vote (GOVT) phone bank. The phone bank will operate approximately October 24- Nov. 6, but we need to fill out the schedule ahead of time. Two or three people would make a good team. Call the office (541-858-1050). Help fill the shifts. If you're willing to be a Get-out-the-Vote caller, call the office and get on the list.
Oregon Action Voter Registration
Oregon Action is leading the charge for voter registration. If you can help, call Virginia at 541-772-4029. There are 1 to 2 hr shifts tabling in Medford or Ashland, Saturdays or Sundays and some canvasses. The more volunteers, the more can be done.
Jackson County Democratic Candidate List is Now Available
Pick up your copy of the slate at Jackson County Democrats Headquarters, 40 S. Central, Medford during office hours (11-3 Tuesdays through Saturdays) or see it at www.jcdemocrats.org .
Obama Bumper Stickers, Buttons and Lawn Signs are Now in the HQ Office
Pick up whatever you can use, and please leave a donation to help cover our costs in obtaining them. Ask a friend or two if you can bring them any of the above while you are getting your own.
Blue Bash - Buy Your Tickets Today!
Supporters and volunteers for Democratic candidates are ramping up in Jackson County and across the nation.
This is an incredibly important election! Phone calls are being made; neighborhoods are being canvassed; candidates are spreading their message and babies are being kissed!
It all comes together at the Blue Bash on Election Night, Tuesday, November 6th and we want YOU to join in on the excitement at the Historic Ashland Armory!
Two massive 30' screens with up-to-the-minute elections results, both national and local, will be shown all evening while you meet and greet fellow Democrats and candidates. Appetizers and a no-host bar open at 5pm, and a fabulous dinner, catered by the Ashland Springs Hotel, will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Click here for more information about buying tickets and becoming a sponsor of the event.
Drawing Tickets - win prizes valued up to $1,000 for only $10
We are thrilled to be able to offer wonderful Drawing Prizes as a fundraiser.
Tickets are only $10, and you could win:
- A week at an elegant Phoenix, Arizona resort in May 2013 - valued at $1,000
- A fantastic 2-hour "from the air" tour of Northern California, the Cascades and Crater Lake with Oregon Executive Charters - valued at $1,000
- Politics, Poker & Pizza Party for two with Representative Peter Buckley and former Jackson County Commissioner Dave Gilmour - priceless!
- A basket of goodies and gift certificates from eateries throughout Ashland - valued at more than $200
- A case of delicious locally-grown wine from various Rogue Valley wineries -valued at $200
- 6 hours of "Obamacare" for your garden, from Master Gardener Myrl Bishop, and Landscape Designers Jane Hardgrove & Jose Gonzalas - valued at $400
- Shakespeare Clock by artist Richard Newman & Hilltop Gallery - valued at $325
- Original Watercolor by artist Rochelle Newman & Hilltop Gallery - valued at $300
Winning tickets will be drawn at the Blue Bash on Tuesday, November 6, but you do not need to be present to win, so please purchase Drawing Tickets, whether you're coming or not by clicking here!
JACKSON COUNTY & OREGON NEWS
Important Election Information Roundup
- Last day to register to vote for the Nov.6 general election: October 16. Register on line : www.sos.state.or.us/elections
- If you've moved, update your registration. Ballots are not forwarded.
- If you've changed your name, use the paper registration form.
- Registration forms are available at the DMV, all libraries, and the Jackson County Democrats office, 40 S. Central, Medford.
- Jackson County Elections Office: 1101 W. Main, Medford ( upstairs). Their telephone number is 541-774-6148 for any questions you may have.
- If you will be out of town during the election cycle, go to the Elections Office and vote early- call first to determine if ballots are ready.
- If you have not received your ballot by Nov. 1, call the Elections Office.
DPO in the News
Read Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley's statement after 42 Senate Republicans blocked a vote on the Veterans Job Corps Act, and catch up on the activities and legislative actions of our elected officials. Read it all here.
We Must Not Allow Voter Suppression in Oregon. Sign Kate Brown's petition!
As reported in the Oregonian, we now know that Republican Knute Buehler, Kate Brown's opponent, supports the movement to restrict ballot access that is gaining momentum in states across the country. Read Oregon Secretary of State Brown's complete statement and support her effort to nip voter suppression in the bud. Click here.
New Website for Jim Diefenderfer
Jim Diefenderfer, candidate for State Senate Dist. 2 has a new website: www.JimDiefenderfer.com. All of you living in Central Point and on north, Jim is your candidate. Check out his issues page; it includes brief statements on many important issues.
Segers points out differing views (Merkley vs. Walden) on the Farm Reauthorization Bill
"Voters need to remember when reading the article from the Klamath Herald and News that SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) has double benefits for Oregonians. One is the support of our agricultural industry through the purchase of farm products, and the second is aid to residents of our state, which has one of the highest hunger rates in the country. It is only too clear that Oregon ranks low on Walden's list of priorities."
Read the article here.
Putting Citizens First
The Segers for Congress Campaign has an amazing offer for you!
Act now and we will give you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to trade in your current outdated incumbent congressman and replace him with a brand new, hard-working, informed, caring and uncorrupted Woman of Integrity.
Yes, all it takes is a phone and list, which we will provide you FREE of charge, and you too will be instrumental in this historic event! Respond now and we will include an added bonus: a celebration party on November 6th, where you can relish a job well done and a new chapter in the lives of the people in the 2nd District!
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Phonebanking or call Michael Miles at 503-602-0608 and get your list today!
Don't Miss the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates
October 3, 6 - 7:30 p.m.; October 11, 6 - 7:30 p.m., October 16, 6 - 7:30 p.m.; October 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
For topics and complete details click the link here.
Should There Be Fact Checkers at the Debates?
If you feel that fact checkers at the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates would be a helpful feature, sign the petition here.
Climate Change as a Topic for the Presidential Debates?
The Climate Change Reality Project asks you to join them in requesting that the issue of climate change be addressed in the first Presidential debate October 3rd.
Sign their petition to bring climate change into the first presidential debate. Tell Debate Moderator Jim Lehrer that he must ask both presidential candidates about their views on climate change and what they are going to do about it.
Read about the entire Climate Change Reality Project article and sign their petition here.
Dinner with the President
Fly free to the last dinner with Barack Obama. Click here to donate and get into the drawing.
Ten Reasons Why Occupy Still Has It Right
An update on the Occupy Movement by DEMOS. Today marks the one-year anniversary of the movement that changed our country's conversation, spotlighting the greed and corruption in the financial sector keeping our economy down. Read our brief on the ways Wall Street is more than a mere symbol of the inequities in America.
TODAY! Marriage Equality Forum and Lunch
Sunday, September 23, 11:30 a.m., Medford Congregational Church, 1801 E. Jackson, Medford
Panelists will include representatives from Basic Rights Oregon, Lotus Rising Youth Led Social Change, and the Medford United Church of Christ, as well as Tara Wilkens, United Church of Christ Minister and Executive Director of Welcoming Congregations, Portland, OR. See the flyer here for more information.
TODAY! George Mann, NY Labor Singer/songwriter, Union and Anti-war Activist, Returns to Stir Up the Locals
Sunday, September 23, 7 p.m., Grass Shack Café in the Exit 24 mall, 205 Fern Valley Road, Phoenix
See the flyer for all the details.
TUESDAY! Inaugural Meeting of Rogue Valley Climate Protection Organization
Tuesday, September 25th in the Large Community Room of Medford Public Library, 205 S. Central.
Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.; Activities and discussions from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Participants are asked to come with ideas on what activities they think such an organization might spend time undertaking. The program will incorporate break-out group discussions involving brainstorming to develop a list of such activities which will then be clarified. From these we will then vote for those we think the best (most effective / most likely to succeed / most likely to generate active member involvement). Please visit the web site: http://kaconjour.com/Climate_Change/Organization.html and/or contact Alan Journet at email@example.com or call him at 541-301-4107.
Citizens for Peace and Justice Film Nights
Tuesday, October 2, 7 p.m., Medford Central Library Adams Room, 205 S. Central Ave.
CPJ typically shows films on the first Tuesday evening of each month. Our October offering will be HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? HEIST explores the reasons behind the 2008 collapse of Wall Street and lays the blame on government deregulation of big banks.
CPJ will not have a film on the first Tuesday of November because that is election day. Please see our website at www.cpjmedford.org for more information on our organization and our films.
SO Pride weekend, October 11 - 14
Join the parties, march in the parade, have brunch. Get the details here.
"SCOTT FREE" - A Play about Abigail Scott Duniway, and Women's Suffrage in Oregon
Saturday, October 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Masonic Center, Clover Lane, Ashland (see directions below)
Duniway worked 40 years to get women the vote. She lived to see victory in 1912. Celebrate the Oregon Women's Suffrage Centennial! Free presentation.
(Directions: Follow Route 66 east over 1-5. From the freeway, take Exit 14 and turn left. The first street on the right is Clover. Turn right on Clover; pass a Mexican restaurant and a Holiday Inn Express before the Masonic Center. At the Masonic Center, turn left into the driveway. There is plenty of parking in the lot behind the Masonic Center as well as on the street.)
League of Women Voters Series Presents Films with Election Themes
Saturday, October 13, 7 p.m. for discussion; 8 p.m. film in the large room at the Medford Library, 205 S. Central, Medford
The film will be "Wag the Dog", with a discussion led by Al Densmore .Click here for more details on this and other films to be presented in the series.
"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
JCD Facebook Page
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