We just got word that Oregon’s US Senator Jeff Merkley will hold a town hall in Medford this Sunday, January 5th at 12:30pm in the Old Carnegie Library.
He will update constituents on his work in Washington, DC and answer questions and invite suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America.
“I invite all residents of Jackson and Lane Counties to come and discuss what we need to do to strengthen our state and nation,” said Merkley.
In 2008, Merkley pledged to hold town halls in each of Oregon’s 36 counties every year. He upheld his pledge in the previous five years. Jackson County will be his 187th town halls as a U.S. Senator.
When: Sunday, Jan 5th at 12:30PM
Where: Medford Old Carnegie Library, 413 West Main Street
Cathy Allen is the featured speaker at a fundraiser for the Jackson County Democrats on Friday, January 24, 5 – 7 p.m., at the Imperial Event Center, 40 N. Front St. in Medford.
Allen is founder and president of The Connections Group, a consulting firm based in Seattle. She and her staff have trained candidates and worked on nearly 700 successful political campaigns all over the world.
In her remarks Allen will review the current domestic political landscape and highlight the issues most important to Americans heading into the 2014 mid‐term elections. Also, she will size up likely 2016 Presidential hopefuls, both Democrat and Republican, and make a few highly‐informed predictions.
The Jackson County Democrats Central Committee meeting will be held on January 16th, a different date than usual. We will have a guest speaker and a chance for people to mingle and chat.
When: Thursday, January 16th at 6:30 PM.
Where: OEA Building 2495 South Pacific Highway (HWY 99) across from Grange Co-Op.
Help us enjoy the holiday spirit and another great year of activism in Jackson County! We’ll have the dishes, utensils, cups, glasses etc, water, punch and beer. Please bring a dish to share plus whatever other drinks you enjoy.
This event is free and a great chance to visit and network with fellow democrats while enjoying delicious food!
WHEN: Thursday, December 12 from 6:30 to 9 pm
WHERE: Woolworth Building (33 N. Central, corner of Central and Bartlett in Medford) in the spacious 2nd floor conference Room.
Last Years Holiday Potluck
Come meet Cathy Allen, a nationally known campaign manager and consultant based in Seattle. She’ll be in Medford on Friday, January 24 from 5 to 7 pm. This is a reception and fundraising event held by the Jackson County Democrats. We’ll have wine and refreshments, and Cathy Allen will present about trends in national politics and elections in 2014 from an insider perspective. Tickets and more information will be available later in December, so hold the date and check the next newsletter for additional details about this event.
Learn the ins and outs of campaign strategy during this day-long campaign school on Saturday, January 25th in Medford. Featured speakers include Cathy Allen (Seattle-based campaign manager) and Cathy Shaw (former Ashland mayor, and author of “The Campaign Manager”).
Topics will include: Campaign Strategy, Securing the Votes to Win, Fundraising, Getting the Word Out, Developing Your Team, Direct Voter Contact and more. An “Ask the Experts” reception will follow. If you are working on a campaign or running for office, you should plan to be there. More information to follow in the next newsletter.
The January Central Committee meeting will be a different date than usual - it will be Thursday January 16 at 6:30PM in the OEA building.
Senator Jeff Merkley will be holding Town Halls around the state, and we’ve been told that he will be in Jackson County in January. We’ll send out a notice as soon as we hear plans for our area.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 3:00PM TO 4:30
STEVENSON UNION’S ROGUE RIVER ROOM, SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
This panel presentation will be focused on two themes, International Trade Agreements and Universal Health Care. The SOU student United Nations Club is the campus host working in coalition with Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice the community host. The panel will be followed by a concert at 5:00 p.m. with musician David Rovics singing "songs of international solidarity."
DECEMBER 9, 10, AND 12TH AT JACKSON COUNTY LIBRARIES
Looking for answers about Cover Oregon? Michelle Glass from Oregon Action, a Cover Oregon Community Partner, will be giving presentations at local libraries this week in Ashland (Dec 10), Medford(Dec 9) and Phoenix (Dec 12).
She can answer questions about the Cover Oregon Website and application process and give application assistance. She will also schedule individuals for appointments to help to fill out the full application. For more infomation, visit http://jcls.org/info-news-events.html.
Citizens for Peace and Justice - Films first Tuesday
GMO Free Jackson County
Immense Possibilities - SOPTV, Fridays, 8:30 p.m.
Move to Amend
Peace House - Activities Calendar
Rogue Valley Veterans for Peace - First Wednesdays, Check Website for Location
Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
Unete - Center for Farmworker Advocacy