Senator Ron Wyden Town Meeting June 1, 2016

Join Senator Wyden for a Union County Town Hall Meeting

June 1 2016 at 9:00AM
Eastern Oregon University, Ackerman Hall Rm 210, One University Blvd

La Grande, Oregon 97850

Easter Oregon "Feels the Bern!" Invites You To A Potluck Fundrasier

Sunday April 17th 4pm-7pm

Fort Union Grange, McAlister Rd/Gekeler Lane

The event is open to the public and children are welcome. Please bring a potluck dish to share, a beverage and your own table service. The suggested donation - to be made directly to the Bernie Sander's campaign* - is $27 per person, or whatever you can afford.

If you need a ride, please call 541-562-5465
Sponsored by Eastern Oregon "Feels the Bern"

NOTE: Union County Democrats work to elect and support Democrats.  We do not take positions in primary campaigns.  That said, we will post campaign events and information here.


Meeting Cancelled for Today December 12, 2015

Hi Fellow Democrats,

The regular monthly meeting scheduled for today, Wednesday December 2, 2015, is cancelled due to the weather and prediction of more snow in La Grande.

Please contact me with any ideas for the agenda, we'll try again next week, or if you want to be Chair or Secretary?


Carole Halvorson, Chairperson

Show your support for your favorite Democratic candidate

2016 Presidential Candidates

Do you support Lincoln, Bernie, Hillary, Jim or Martin for President of the United States in 2016? If you are excited about your candidate. please consider organizing voters in Union County to get out to vote.

The Union County Democrats welcome your energy and enthusiasm.

Please attend our next meeting and make something happen for your favorite Democrat.

We meet the first Wednesday of every month. The meeting is held in the 2nd floor conference room of the Sac Annex at 105 Fir Street in Downtown La Grande.

Join us. For information please use the form to contact us.

Join Us on Wednesday, April 2!

We'll be meeting this Wednesday, April 2, from 5 to 6 pm in the second floor conference room of the Sac Annex at 105 Fir Street in La Grande.

Here are some of the items for our agenda:

- Treasurer report
- Update on ballot measure making county commissioner races non-partisan
- Voter registration
- Getting out the vote for the May primary
- "Inequality for All" available for showing at home

If you have other topics to bring for discussion, let me know.

Thanks... see you Wednesday!

Glen Scheele
Chair, Union County Democrats



Come See "Inequality for All"

We are screening Robert Reich's movie Inequality for All on Wednesday, March 5.  The run time is 90 minutes - we'll start at 5 pm and finish at 6:30 pm.  We'll show the film in the 2nd floor conference room at the Sac Annex.

Robert Reich is an author, economist, professor (U.C. Berkeley), and was Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration.  Reich explores widening income inequality - now at historic highs - and its effects on our economy, the middle class, and our democracy.

Join us Wednesday, March 5, from 5 - 6:30 pm for this insightful and important film.  See you there!

Senator Jeff Merkley Visits Union County Democrats

Senator Merkley and Union County Democrats

Senator Jeff Merkley stopped to visit with Union County Democrats before his Town Hall meeting in Imbler on Monday, February 17. We discussed his legislative accomplishments to date and his priorities going forward. He noted that his campaign will be the target of mountains of out-of-state spending by national Republican and conservative PACs. But he expressed confidence that his record on behalf of Oregon, his focus on re-building the middle class, and the help of Democrats across the state could win his re-election.We are looking forward to his second term as our Senator!


Union County Democrats to Meet Wednesday, February 12!

We'll be meeting this Wednesday, February 12, from 5 to 6 pm in the second floor conference room of the Sac Annex at 105 Fir Street in La Grande.

Here are some of the items for our agenda:

- Push to recruit PCPs
- Local elections: Where are our Democrats for local office?
- May primary: Plan to Get Out The Vote
- Schedule showing(s) of "Inequality for All"
- Ask to host 3rd Qtr. State Central Committee meeting July 12-13?

If you have other topics to bring for discussion, let me know.

We need your voice and your help to elect more Democrats.  When Democrats run, and Democrats turn out, we win.  When Democrats win, great things happen at the local, state, and national level.

Let's hope for the roads to clear and see you Wednesday!

MLK Day Events

EOU marks MLK, Jr. Day with march against bullying

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3585 |
Source contact: Bennie Moses | Multicultural Center Director
541-962-3741 |
EOU file photo / Students participate in the annual MLK, Jr. Day march. The event begins at 11 a.m. Monday at Max Square and ends back on campus.

EOU file photo / An MLK, Jr. Day march begins at 11 a.m. Monday at Max Square in honor of Jadin and Joe Bell. All are welcome to participate.

January 14, 2014
– Eastern Oregon University’s commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day begins with a march at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20.

Participants are asked to meet at Max Square where a member of EOU’s Black Student Union will give a short welcome, followed by brief presentations from Bud Hill and Dr. William Whitaker.

Hill will share information about Faces for Change, an anti-bullying foundation established in memory of La Grande teenager Jadin Bell.

Whitaker, representing Oregon Rural Action, will talk about his experience in the American civil rights movement and lead the song “Stayed on Freedom” to start the march.

Social Hour Slated


Tonight was election night in many areas of the country.  Democrats celebrated key victories including the Virginia governorship and the New York City mayor's office. 

Sadly, labeling of GMO foods was defeated in Washington state where the distortion of politics by corporate money was on full display.  The No on 522 campaign spent a record $22 million - but only $550 came from Washington residents!  The rest was outside corporate money - the top five contributors were the Grocery Manufacturers Association, Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer, Dow AgroSciences, and Bayer CropScience.

Rather than a business meeting, we plan a social hour for next Wednesday, November 13th, from 5 to 6 pm.  We'll gather at Joe & Sugar's Cafe at 1119 Adams Avenue (next to Red Cross Drug).  Owner Wayla Chadwick will make sure the coffee is on and the treats are at the ready.

Please come on by!

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