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Truth Tuesdays

Join the Truth Tuesdays Gathering EVERY TUESDAY at 12:00 noon in front of Representative Greg Walden’s Office 1211 Washington Ave. La Grande. 

Come with signs, posters or letters and meet people who are working to RESIST Trump's agenda.  We encourage our Member of Congress Representative Greg Walden to represent us, not Trump. 

If we stand together, indivisible, we will win. Welcome to the resistance!

ALSO: Join us for the Next Meeting of the Union County Democrats

We meet every first Wednesday of the month from 5 to 6 pm in the second floor conference room of the Sac Annex at 105 Fir Street in La Grande.

Carole Halvorson
Chair, Union County Democrats

For more information use this form to contact us via email.

Rep. Walden to host pair of town hall meetings

Greg Walden 
Representative Greg Walden. Photo credit: Sam Churchill / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

From the East Oregonian - Published on February 7, 2017 10:12AM

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Oregon) will host a pair of town hall meetings Friday in Weston and Boardman.

Walden will meet with constituents at 11:30 a.m. at Weston Memorial Hall, 204 E. Main St. in Weston, before heading west for a town hall at 2:15 p.m. at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center, 2 Marine Drive in Boardman.

Friday’s meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Walden’s office at 202-225-6730.

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SAVE HEALTH CARE Rally in La Grande

Union County Democrats Past Chair Glen Scheele and other Precinct Committee Persons organized OUR FIRST STAND: SAVE HEALTH CARE Rally in La Grande, Oregon with more than 20 people braving 10 F weather to gather and march to Rep. Greg Walden's office to post our demands. Then on to share stories at Oregon Rural Action about the importance of health care for all people. Some participants traveled from Baker City to join the Rally. We expect to rally again in the weeks to come. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

An Open Letter to the Electors

This letter was in a variety of papers across the country on December 14th, 2016.

Esteemed Electors:

We, a bipartisan coalition of Americans including Electors, scholars, officials, and concerned citizens write to you in the spirit of fellowship, out of our sense of patriotism, and with great urgency.

There are times in the life of a nation when extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures. Now is a such time, and your courage and leadership are required.

Never in our Republic’s history has there been a President-apparent comparable to Donald Trump. His inauguration would present a grave and continual threat to the Constitution, to domestic tranquility, and to international stability:

Please Attend the Next Meeting of the Union County Democrats

We'll be meeting this Wednesday, December 7, from 5 to 6 pm in the second floor conference room of the Sac Annex at 105 Fir Street in La Grande.

The biggest item on our agenda is discussion about: "Union County Democrats Response to Trump!"  Please bring your ideas for action!

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

Thanks... see you Wednesday!

Carole Halvorson
Chair, Union County Democrats

For more information use this form to contact us via email.

Fair Success!

Thanks everyone who helped organize and staff our booth at the Union County Fair.  Despite the sweltering heat, it was a great success!



Gray McGuire deserves a HUGE round of applause for chairing the event.  Once again he brought great energy and innovative ideas to the task.  The booth looked GREAT!

Everyone who volunteered for a shift (or two) deserves our thanks, too.  Here is our list of stalwart supporters: Terry Edvalson, Lanetta Paul, Maryellen Laberge, Harris Shelton, Lynn Strandberg, Jerry Sebestyen, Margaret Mead, Jim Booker, Kelly Elliott, Kathleen Cathey, Dick McDaniels, Betty Hughes, Donna Skovlin, Cheryl Marie Cosgorve, Doug Ross, Norm Cimon, Shelly Cimon, Kathy McGuire, Mary Calder, Carol Halvorson, Bob Delve, Joyce Coulson, and Sandy Coulson.  (My apologies if I missed someone!)

While overall Fair attendance was down, we still had lots of visitors to our booth.  Nearly 700 votes were cast in our straw poll.  Here are the results:

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
541-975-4149 

 

 

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!

 

Thanks... here's to success in 2014!

 

 

 

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