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OP-ED: It’s Up to Us; It’s Always Been Up to Us

OP-ED: It's Up to Us; It's Always Been Up to Us By Stefan Jones, WashCo Dems Communication Committee Member Millions of people invested great enthusiasm in the Mueller investigation, giving them hope as the president added to his dismaying roster of gaffes, lies, and assorted assaults on democracy. Congressional Democrats [...]

August 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Washington County Fair Stories and Straw Poll Results

Washington County Fair Stories and Straw Poll Results The WashCo Dems recently hosted a booth at the Washington County Fair. Over the course of four days, our volunteers met thousands of people and many of them participated in our straw poll by selecting their favorite and second favorite Democratic [...]

August 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Our Values: Restoring Governmental Integrity

Our Values: Restoring Governmental Integrity by Karolina Newcombe, Communications Committee Member When it comes to voting and election law, Democrats and Republicans don't just have a different approach--they are polar opposites. Democrats want as many Americans as possible to vote. Republicans prefer it when fewer people vote, and have publicly [...]

August 4th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

WashCo Dems Op-Ed: Presidential Elections & Legislative Power

WashCo Dems Op-Ed: Presidential Elections & Legislative Power By Gary Peterson, PCP, Washington County We need to remind ourselves of what the constitution says when we elect a President. The President does not have any legislative powers and can’t legally implement any of their agenda, plans, or initiatives. I ask, [...]

August 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Minamata: Critically Thinking About Our Health

Minamata: Critically Thinking About Our Health By Dr. Michael Steele, Washington County Democrats Communications A few decades ago methyl mercury poisoning afflicted a Japanese town called Minamata, with local industrial wastes dumped into the bay adjacent to the town, eventually entering the food chain, working its way up the scale [...]

July 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Recap of the 3rd Annual Muslim Cultural Festival

Recap of the 3rd Annual Muslim Cultural Festival By Chrissy Erguiza, DPO Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus Chair I’ve been attending the Muslim International Cultural Festival for the past three years and I’ve always had the delight being in this communal space. This year, Portland Parks and Recreation District [...]

Our Values: A Just System

Our Values: A Just System by Gabe Mendez, Communications Committee Member The United States leads the world in mass incarceration. From the 1980s to 2013, state and local expenditures on education increased 107%, while total state and local corrections expenditures rose by 324%. The War on Drugs, first started by [...]

July 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Democrats Get Things Done in Salem

Democrats Get Things Done In Salem By Clayton Callahan, Washington County Democrats Communications Team The 2019 Legislative Session will long be remembered for the Republican walk out that stymied HB2020 that would have created a statewide cap and trade program similar to California’s successful law. But despite that drama, Democrats [...]

July 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

WashCo Dems Op-Ed: Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in Politics

WashCo Dems Op-Ed: Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in Politics By Ania Ty, PCP, Washington County This is not an endorsement of Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, or Andrew Yang; the purpose of this note is to highlight the importance of Asian-American & Pacific Islanders representation and political engagement. Cultural norms [...]