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 
Mobile - 541-663-6468

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

Adopt a Highway Cleanup Friday, May 26th!

The Union County Democrats have been maintaining the same section of Hwy 82 since 2012. We will meet on the east side of Hwy 82 at the Booth Lane intersection in the parking area on Friday, May 26 at 9:00 am. Bring gloves and appropriate footwear.

ODOT equipment, water and snacks will be provided. The cleanup work is usually completed by noon.

Email us if you have questions about how to participate. 

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

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

Meet Jim Crary, Candidate for Congress in 2018

Jim Crary For Congress in 2018

Jim Crary is a Democratic Candidate for Congress in 2018.

You can meet him in Pendleton on Monday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m.
BMCC Science and Tech Building, St. 200
Pendelton, OR

Union County Democrats New Location and Meeting Time - Join Us

Join Us the First Wednesday of the Month!

Union County Democrats now hold their monthly meetings at 6 pm in the Community Room of the Umpqua Bank, 1215 Adams Avenue, La Grande. 

The next meeting is Wednesday, May 3rd.

All Precinct Committee Persons and Democrats are urged to attend. Guests welcome.

If you have topics for discussion, let me know and they will be put on the agenda.

Thanks... see you Wednesday!

Rebecca Tilley
Chair, Union County Democrats

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

Note: Arriving at 5:50 pm will make it possible to enter the front door of the bank without difficulty

Senator Ron Wyden Town Meeting Saturday, April 22

Please Join Your United States Senator

Ron Wyde

for a

Town Hall Meeting

at the

La Grande High School Auditorium

708 K Ave, La Grande

(Entrance on Second St between H & K Aves)


Saturday, April 22

At 4:30 p.m.


If you have any questions, please contact

Senator Wyden’s La Grande Office: (541) 962-7691 or by email at

In Memory of Our Treasurer, Janet Hume-Schwarz

Janet Hume-Schwarz died March 31 at her residence in La Grande. She served for many years as a volunteer in the UCDCC before becoming its Treasurer. Janet's personal belief and good nature was to serve many public service and non-profit organizations throughout the valley and as such Janet served the UCDCC. Many, who knew Janet, will reflect on her life as one of sharing her professional skills for the benefit of local community organizations and individuals. Many of these organizations continue to proper because of Janet’s guidance based on sound business values. She leaves a legacy of caring and excellence – Janet will be missed.


Beginning Wednesday, April 5th Union County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting in the Community Room of the Umpqua Bank, 1215 Adams Avenue.  The new meeting time is 6:00 p.m.  

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