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Democrats Support Health Care for All

Dwight Dill, member of ORA Health Care Reform Action Team volunteers at the Fair Booth.

Why Should We Protect Medicare?

Stories for the Pill Bottle Campaign for Rep. Walden!

Recognizing Medicare's 52nd Birthday! Join the Oregon Rural Action Health Care Reform Action Team (HCRAT) 6:00-7:00 pm, Tuesday, July 18th at the ORA office. We are filling hundreds of pill bottles that will be displayed at the July 29th Farmer's Market and then presented to Rep. Walden expressing our concern for proposed changes to the Medicare program.  

Don't Repeal - Improve  Medicare for All!


 

Now is the Time Film and Panel Discussion a Roaring Success

The room was full with people standing in the back and along the sides. The film received a rousing round of applause!
 
Thanks to the great group of people from sponsoring organizations that planned, promoted and produced this 2-hour community presentation.  Special thanks to our panelists Gene Uphoff, MD; Kathy Phister-Minogue, Retired MSN; Rebecca Tilley, RN Surgical Nurse, Steve Clement, La Grande City Mayor and Moderator Thorman Hulse. 
 
Universal, publicly funded healthcare -- single payer -- the only way to go.

Everybody in and Nobody out!
 
Evening Sponsors 
Union County Democrats meet first Wednesday of the month, 6:00 pm, Umpqua Bank, Adams Street, La Grande

ORA Health Care Reform Action Team meets third Tuesday of the month, 6:00 pm, ORA 1119 Washington, La Grande

Union County Progressives meet last Tuesday of the month, 6:30, at St. Peters Episcopal Church, 4th Street, La Grande
 
Cheryl Simpson, Facilitator 
cksw46@msn.com 
Mobile - 541-663-6468

UPDATE: Health Care Panel discussion featuring Mad as Hell Doctor in La Grande

Walden Town Hall Participation

Union County Democrats, Oregon Rural Action Health Care Reform Action Team and Union County Progressives are collaborating in response to Rep. Greg Walden's leadership in developing the cruel American Health Care Act.  We urge you to attend one or more of the Town Hall meetings.  Look for people wearing red Health Care for All shirts if you want to participate with the red, green or yellow response cards! Cheryl Simpson cksw46@msn.com

Rep. Greg Walden's Monday, May 8th Town Hall Schedule

  • Baker City 9:30-10:30 am, High School Gym 2500 E. Street 541-524-2260
  • Elgin 12:15-1:30 pm Stella Mayfield Ele. School 1111 Division Street 541-437-2321
  • Wallowa 2:30-3:45 pm Wallowa Ele. School 315 W. 1st Street 541-886-2061

Photo from The White House

Health Care Panel discussion featuring Mad as Hell Doctor in La Grande

Democrats Rally at Walden's Office in La Grande

Greg Walden's empty chair

A crowd of 70 people gathered in front of Rep. Greg Walden's office Saturday, February 25th for a Healthcare Rally. An invitation was sent to Walden earlier in the week but no reply was given. One empty chair was provided in case he decided to show up. Families with young children, someone in a wheelchair, retired and working folks were there to show Walden that they won't stand for repealing the ACA or changing Medicare or Medicaid. The rally ended with a show of hands by people involved in the many progressive organizations in the area, including Union County Democrats.  

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:

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