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Oregon Democrats Take Center Stage for Convention

Oregon Democrats Take Center Stage for Convention By Carl Fisher We are approaching the 2020 Democratic National Convention. It is sure to be one of the most unique conventions in American history. The Convention at Home or Stay at Home Convention has become known as Convention Across America. The DNC [...]

OP-ED: Does Electronic Contact Tracing Compromise Your Privacy?

OP-ED: Does Electronic Contact Tracing Compromise Your Privacy? By Gary Peterson The answer to the question of whether Electronic Contact Tracing compromises your personal data is: it depends. A Centralized Data Model (CDM) puts your privacy at risk, but a Decentralized Data Model (DDM) protects your privacy. What’s the difference? [...]

August 3rd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

OP-ED: Finding the Roots for Good Governance

OP-ED: Finding the Roots for Good Governance By Dr. Jerilyn Felton In reviewing our current political landscape, I decided in February 2020, to change my registration as an “independent” to that of a Democrat, choosing to align with the Democratic Party. In doing so, I have thought long and hard [...]

July 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Two Women Standing Up for Gaston

Two Women Standing Up for Gaston By Clayton Callahan, WashCo Dems Communications Team Sarah Branch and Suzy Whittaker are two of Gaston City, Oregon’s seven city councilors. Voted into office in 2019, they’ve been working hard for their beloved town, but their labors may be unnecessarily cut short by a [...]

July 14th, 2020|Tags: , |

Single Payer Healthcare System: Understanding Today and the Future

The Development of a Single-Payer Healthcare System: Part 2 By Glendora Claybrooks, Chair of Washington County Democrats Black American Caucus, PhD Candidate, GCPM, MHA In developing the Single-Payer Healthcare Delivery System, the focus must not only be on the previous failed efforts, health interventions, and unequal and disparaging outcomes of [...]

June 23rd, 2020|Tags: , , |

Single Payer Healthcare System: The Issues within our Current Model

The Development of a Single-Payer Healthcare System: Part 1 By Glendora Claybrooks, Chair of Washington County Democrats Black American Caucus, PhD Candidate, GCPM, MHA The development of a comprehensive Single-Payer Universal Healthcare Delivery System is a necessary and urgent task. It will constitute a health and healthcare service model that [...]

June 23rd, 2020|Tags: , , |

“Juneteenth,” A Celebration of Freedom

“Juneteenth,” A Celebration of Freedom By Rosa Colquitt, PhD, DPO Black Caucus Chair   “While Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom, Juneteenth 2020 is bittersweet.  The recent events of 2020, the witnessing of the wrongful deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, is crushing our spirits [...]