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Eric Burnette in La Grande!


https://burnette4congress.org/

Come Meet Congressional Hopeful Eric Burnette
Saturday, February 17th in the Community Room
of the La Grande Public Library.

Eric is a long-time resident of Oregon's 2nd Congressional district and has deep roots in the Hood River community. He stands for working families, health care, and wants more infrastructure dollars spent in eastern Oregon. Bring any questions or concerns you have! 

When: Saturday, February 17th, 4-6 pm
Where: Cook County Library, 2006 Fourth St, La Grande

This is not an endorsement of any candidate for office by the Union County Democratic Party. This is a service available to all Democratic candidates.
 

NOTICE: TWO IMPORTANT MEETING NOTICES!!

PLEASE READ THE NEXT TWO ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING

Candidate Meetup with Dr. Jenni Neahring

and

Canceling Monthly Democratic Meeting to Attend 
the La Grande City Council Meeting in support of
the Union County Health Care Resolution

Meet Congressional Candidate Dr. Jenni Neahring

www.facebook.com/drjennineahringforcongress
https://drjennineahringforcongress.com/

Meet The Candidate #6 in the Series
A Conversation With Dr. Jenni Neahring
Candidate for US Congress CD2

Dr. Jenni Neahring will hold a Meet and Greet for the public on Friday, February 9, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at La Bebe's, 1101 Washington Avenue in La Grande.
Come and talk with her about your issues and concerns.

PUBLIC IS INVITED
Sponsored by
Union County Progressives
and Union County Democrats

This is not an endorsement of any candidate for office by the Union County Democratic Party. This is a service available to all Democratic candidates.

Union County Democrats Attend February 7th La Grande City Council Meeting

The regular February meeting of the Democrats (2-7-18)
is canceled so you can attend this City Council Meeting

Union County Democrats are urged to attend the La Grande City Council Meeting in support of the Union County Health Care Resolution. The resolution, with 260 signatures, asks the Oregon Legislature to present universal, publicly funded health care for all to a vote of the people in 2020.

When: February 7, 2018 ~ 6:00 pm
Where: La Grande City Hall Council Chambers, 1000 Adams Ave
What: Wear your red Health Care for All shirt or something else red
What Else: Contact members of City Council prior to February 7th and ask them to

“Have a Heart” and pass the Health Care Resolution
La Grande City Council

Why Us?

The Union County Democratic Party states their interest in promoting
Health Care as a Human Right in this Platform and Principles Statement:
We, the members of the Democratic Party of Union County Oregon, support…
Healthcare as a Human Right--It is a moral outrage for a country as wealthy as ours to leave 60 million people with no reliable access to health care and tens of millions more with inadequate or overly expensive coverage.

Local Women's March Was Well Attended!


La Grande Women's March. Health Care for All on signs, posters and banners.  Fuji Kreider read the Union County Democrats Platform Plank on Health Care is a Human Right as part of the Max Square Program


Jim Kreider and Dwight Dill promote health care for all!


Marchers with signs assembling for group photo - very happy with the March and celebrating the power of women!

Union County Democrats Believe Health Care is a Human Right

Health Care as a Human Right is one of the platform planks of the Union County Democrats and key to the Union County Health Care Resolution signed by 260 persons.

Thanks to the 23 of these supporters that attended the 1-17-18 Union County Board of Commissioners meeting. Eleven (11) supporters shared personal stories about: working only to access health insurance; high monthly cost of personal policies exceeding $1,000 for one person plus additional cost of health care; responsibility of government to provide healthcare as a "public good"; physician and nurse telling how patients post-poned accessing health care because of the cost; tragic physical outcomes for people with no access to health care; financial impacts on young people who have no access to affordable medical care; emergency rooms used for health care by people with no other resources; 60% of US bankruptcy due to cost of health care (and most had insurance) and more. 

Health care resolutions like this have passed in other parts of the state. Union County has been a state public health leader in the past, now is time to step up again and provide leadership in Union County and ask the Oregon legislature to bring a vote about health care to the people in 2020!
Better Care
for More People 
At Less Cost
The Resolution was referred to a Commission work session on February 14, 2018. 

Women's March January 20

Women's March Saturday, January 20
For information, Cheryl Simpson 541-663-6468

Local Citizens Support Health Care as a Human Right

Supporters of Oregon Rural Action's Health Care Resolution filled the La Grande City Hall on January 10, 2018. They presented testimony and more than 260 signatures to Mayor Steve Clements and the City Council asking them to request Oregon Legislature bring universal health care to a vote of the people in 2020. The Council will discuss and vote on this request at their February meeting. Union County Democrats support this effort as stated in this plank of their platform:

  • We support Healthcare as a Human Right -- It is a moral outrage for a country as wealthy as ours to leave 60 million people with no reliable access to health care and tens of millions more with inadequate or overly expensive coverage. In addition, despite spending nearly twice as much as other developed nations on health care, our system performs poorly, because the private U.S. insurance bureaucracy soaks up as much as one-third of all the money and pharmaceutical interests overburden America by avoiding price competition. The Affordable Care Act and the proposed American Health Care Act must be replaced with universal, publicly funded Improved Medicare for All HB676.

Join us January 17, 2018, 9:00 am when petitions will be presented at Union County Board of Commissioners, 1106 K Avenue, La Grande

UNION COUNTY DEMOCRATS MEETING NOTICE!

CALLING ALL DEMOCRATS
PLEASE ATTEND THE MONTHLY MEETING


Meeting Date: January 3, 2018

TIME TO MAKE PLANS FOR 2018!


BRING YOUR IDEAS - THE UNION COUNTY DEMOCRATS IS YOUR GROUP!


6:00 pm – Arrive at 5:50 for easy front door access
Meeting Location: Umpqua Bank, 1215 Adams Avenue, La Grande, Oregon 97850

Meet Congressional Candidate Eric Burnette


https://burnette4congress.org/

Meet The Candidate #5 in the Series
A Conversation With Eric Burnette
Candidate for US Congress CD2

Wednesday, December 20, 10:30 am ~ noon
Community Room, Cook Memorial Library
La Grande, Oregon

PUBLIC IS INVITED
Sponsored by
Union County Progressives
and Union County Democrats

This is not an endorsement of any candidate for office by the Union County Democratic Party. This is a service available to all Democratic candidates.

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