The following are the Democratic candidates for Oregon’s Congressional District 2, the position currently held by Representative Greg Walden:
Jim Crary, Ashland, OR
Email: Micah Furlong is his campaign manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Representative Pam Marsh and the Jackson County Democrats’s Health Care Action Group for a Town Hall on Sunday, August 13 from 4-6PM at the Medford Public Library. Come ask questions and learn how we can work together to improve health care for everyone. For more information, contact Lauri Hoagland at email@example.com.
By David Lane
When a paid signature gatherer innocently asks you to sign the “Stop Healthcare Taxes” petition (Referendum 301) PLEASE DO NOT SIGN IT!
The background: the referendum originators are misleading the public by calling a newly passed bill, the Health Care Provider Tax (HB 2391), a “sales tax on your healthcare premiums”. This bill passed both state houses in Salem with a bipartisan majority of more than 60%! It is a finely crafted compromise, agreed to by hospitals and insurance companies, to allow themselves to be taxed for the express purpose of using the $660 million raised to match an additional $1.9 billion in federal funds. These combined funds would provide care for 370,000 Oregonians and reduce the healthcare insurance premiums for an additional 200,000 for the next two years!
If the sponsors of the “Stop Healthcare Taxes” petition manage to gather the necessary 59,000 signatures before October 5, the Health Care Provider Tax bill would be immediately placed on hold. This could interrupt the healthcare coverage for the above 570,000 Oregonians for the next 6 months, or longer.
Let our message be: STOP PLAYING POLITICS WITH OUR HEALTHCARE! Just say “NO” to the petition.
Thursday, August 17 @ 5PM
South Stage Cellars, 125 S. 3rd St., Jacksonville
Mark your calendar for Jackson County Democrat’s 7th Annual Wine in the Garden on Thursday, August 17 at 5PM. Join Rep. Pam Marsh, Sen. Sara Gelser, and many progressive community leaders for our summer event in the South Stage Cellars’ garden at 125 S. 3rd St. in Jacksonville. Invite your friends to this casual fundraising event. Tickets are $35 per person which includes your first glass of South Stage Cellars wine and hors d’oeuvres. A no host bar will also be available. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets early. Reserve your ticket by calling 541-858-1050 or book on our website at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wine-in-garden-2017.
Neighborhood Leaders Program
Help us connect with neighbors and other people in our community who care about environmental protection, human rights, quality healthcare, working families, education, and equality for all.