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

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.  

Introducing Our New Chairperson

Rebecca Tilley

Introducing Rebecca Tilley, the newly elected Chairperson of the Union County Democratic Central Committee. She is currently a Precinct Committee Person and was active as a local Union County organizer in the Obama for America 2008 and 2012 campaigns. 
Reflecting on how she became involved in the democratic process, Rebecca said, “As a 17 year old high school student in 1972, I participated in a mock Democratic Convention in Portland Oregon.  All the states were represented by high schools across Oregon and the moment I stepped into the convention hall, I was hooked. Hearing Senator George McGovern and Representative Patsy Mink speak that night sealed the deal.” 
Rebecca is a life long Oregonian and graduate of Southern Oregon State College.  She has been a resident of La Grande since 1995 and is employed as a registered nurse at Grande Ronde Hospital. Rebecca has held positions of leadership as a member of the Board of Directors for the Oregon Nurses Association and member and past chair of the Oregon Nurses Association – GRH Bargaining Unit. Locally she is involved with the Union County Progressives
Rebecca looks forward to her new position as Chairperson of the local Democratic Central Committee saying, “the Party represents my core beliefs of equality, fairness and freedom and I’m proud to be a member!”

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