The East WashCo Dems Candidate Forum is ONLINE
May 5th, 2022
Hear from Senate District 13 Democratic candidates. This new senate district replaces the old SD13 which was represented by Kim Thatcher.
7:00 PM meeting
Some of you have mentioned to me how hard it was to be represented by Kim Thatcher as your senator. Good news – with redistricting, she is not running and we have two good Democratic candidates in the primary to choose from and then to work for.
On Thursday May 5, East Washington County Dems will have a chance to hear from Senate District 13 Democratic candidates. This new senate district replaces the old SD13 which was represented by Kim Thatcher. It fairly radically changes the boundaries so that it now includes Tigard, Metzger, King City, and Sherwood in Washington County as well as parts of Yamhill County and Wilsonville in Clackamas County.
Both Chelsea King and Aaron Woods bring progressive ideas to this race. Several voters have expressed a wish to hear them talk about their priorities as a way to decide how to vote. I have asked them to lead off with the question we have asked many candidates in our Politicians as People series:
“Tell us a story about something in your life that shapes who you are and how you might govern.”
Please join us to get a chance to meet these candidates. We will also have updates on other races happening in our county. Even if you are not in this district, please join us to hear a discussion of issues and challenges we will face both in the 2022 election and the 2023 legislature. I find I learn so much from hearing dedicated Democrats as they discuss why they are running for office and what they hope to accomplish.
You are welcome to submit questions before the forum at EWCDems@gmail.com. We will use as many as we can in the time we have. For those who wish to look back at the CD6 candidate forum, we had last month (all 2.5 hours of it…) you can find it at EWCDems.us
As always, all are welcome to join us on Zoom for learning, caring conversation, and community. You can reach out to EWCDems@gmail.com with any questions or comments. We will meet at 6:30 for those who wish a social time with the program beginning at 7 pm on May 5, 2022. The zoom link is below.
*****To anyone helping out as a neighborhood leader or on a campaign – thank you for your good work! ****
Hoping to “see” you soon,
Chair, East Washington County Democrats.
Please reach out to Carol Greenough, if you have any questions:
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Zoom can be used on a computer and by phone, but it is easier to use by computer. We advise doing your best to attend via a laptop or desktop. You can also join using the link with your cellphone, but the screen will be more condensed. Those without a computer can also attend by calling the number listed above, and typing in the Meeting ID.
NOTE: Zoom via the phone has more limitations. You will be limited to:
- Mute/Unmute = *6
- Raising and lowering your hand = *9
***PLEASE MUTE WHEN NOT SPEAKING***
Please take a moment to review this helpful guide to having a good Zoom experience.
SPEAKING & BEING ON MUTE
Always check your mute status before speaking; the host may have muted you if you forget to.
On a computer:
- At the bottom left corner, MUTED = RED mic with a line through it…click on it to unmute
On a phone:
- If you dialed in with the phone number: Use *6
- on a smartphone: click on PARTICIPANTS & look to the bottom toolbar
ASKING A QUESTION OR… TO SPEAK DURING A DEBATE:
On a computer:
- Use the RAISE HAND feature. Click on the PARTICIPANTS tab (bottom middle of the screen); a box will pop up to the right…on the lower tab, click on RAISE HAND & click on it again to lower.
On a phone:
- If you dialed in with the phone number: Use *9
- on a smartphone: look to the bottom right & click on RAISE HAND