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Shemia Fagan, Secretary of State – Candidate Interview

Shemia Fagan, Secretary of State – Candidate Interview Shemia Fagan has spent her life working in an elected office to help Oregonians. After graduating from law school in 2009, she was first elected to serve on the David Douglas School Board. She has since served in the Oregon House and [...]

October 14th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Jeanette Shaw, Tigard City Council – Candidate Interview

Jeanette Shaw, Tigard City Council – Candidate Interview Jeanette Shaw loves to go walking in her local park.  When she does, she wears her "Jeanette Shaw--Tigard City Council" mask and she finds that when people see the mask, they stop and chat with her about their concerns.  "They feel engaged [...]

October 12th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Metro 26-218 Measure Analysis

Metro 26-218 Measure Analysis by Jennie Bowser, Public Policy Consultant WashCo Dems Recommendation: Vote YES on Measure 26-218 Funds safety, transit and other transportation projects in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties (NOTE that this measure is only on the ballot in the Portland metro area, whereas Measures 107-110 are on [...]

October 9th, 2020|Tags: , |

Ballot Measure 110 Analysis

Ballot Measure 110 Analysis by Jennie Bowser, Public Policy Consultant WashCo Dems Recommendation: Vote YES on Measure 110 Provides statewide addiction/recovery services; marijuana taxes partially finance; establishes fund to create addiction recovery centers. What will change if this measure passes? Measure 110 expands treatment opportunities for drug addiction and reduces [...]

October 9th, 2020|Tags: , |

Ballot Measure 109 Analysis

Ballot Measure 109 Analysis by Jennie Bowser, Public Policy Consultant WashCo Dems Recommendation: Vote YES on Measure 109 Allows manufacture, delivery, administration of psilocybin at supervised, licensed facilities; imposes two-year development period. What will change if this measure passes? Under current Oregon and federal law, the possession and use of [...]

October 9th, 2020|Tags: , |

Ballot Measure 108 Analysis

Ballot Measure 108 Analysis by Jennie Bowser, Public Policy Consultant WashCo Dems Recommendation: Vote YES on Measure 108 Increases cigarette and cigar taxes. Establishes tax on e-cigarettes and nicotine vaping devices. Funds health programs. What will change if this measure passes? Oregon doesn’t presently tax nicotine vaping devices. This measure [...]

October 9th, 2020|Tags: , |

Ballot Measure 107 Analysis

Ballot Measure 107 Analysis by Jennie Bowser, Public Policy Consultant WashCo Dems Recommendation: Vote YES on Measure 107 Amends Constitution: Allows laws limiting political campaign contributions and expenditures, requiring disclosure of political campaign contributions and expenditure, and requiring political campaign advertisements to identify who paid for them. What will change [...]

October 9th, 2020|Tags: , |

Washington County Democrats Press Release: Patriot Prayer Video Referencing WCD

Washington County Democrats Press Release: Patriot Prayer Video Referencing Washington County Democrats For Immediate Release October  5, 2020 Who: Washington County Democrats What: Patriot Prayer Video Referencing Washington County Democrats ____________________________ Democrats of Washington County Respond to Patriot Prayer Video Referencing Washington County Democrats Press Release: October 5th, 2020 [...]

October 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Voting for people experiencing homelessness

Voting for people experiencing homelessness By Frances King, WashCo Dems Communications Team In 2000, Oregon became the first state to vote entirely by mail and remains the only state to do so. In the age of COVID-19, mail-in ballots have obvious advantages. However, it does pose challenges for unhoused populations [...]

October 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |
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