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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!

 

 

 

MLK Day Events

EOU marks MLK, Jr. Day with march against bullying

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3585 | lhancock@eou.edu
Source contact: Bennie Moses | Multicultural Center Director
541-962-3741 | bmoses@eou.edu
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
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – 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.

MLK Day Events

EOU marks MLK, Jr. Day with march against bullying

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3585 | lhancock@eou.edu
Source contact: Bennie Moses | Multicultural Center Director
541-962-3741 | bmoses@eou.edu
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
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU)
– 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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