What: Adopt-a-Highway Road Clean-Up
When: Saturday, September 29th 2018 9-11 a.m.
Where: Hwy 199 at Hubbard Lane, Grants Pass
Please come and help keep Josephine County beautiful! The Josephine County Democrats do a road clean-up every three months to help keep our highways uncluttered and attractive. We have adopted a section of highway that begins near Hubbard Lane on Hwy 199. Please bring sturdy footwear, water, gloves, and perhaps a hat. We need at least 8-10 volunteers to help out (the more, the merrier). Bags, litter-grabbers, and safety vests will be provided for you.
From Grants Pass, drive on Hwy 199 to Hubbard Lane (the last light on 199, near the college). Make a left at the light, then take the first right and park in the field to the right. Participants need to be at least 16 years old. It should be a beautiful morning.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-295-8691 so we can get an accurate head count of our volunteers.
The monthly lunch is back from vacation just in time for Election Season. Join us at Wild River on Thursday September 27th. We have invited Rhiannon Henkels, candidate for County Clerk.
Date: September 27th Noon
Place: Wild River Brewing, 595 NE E St, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526, Lower level
The next meeting of the Josephine County Democratic Central Committee will be Tuesday, September 11, 2018. The social time starts at 6:30 with the meeting call to order at 7:00. We will have a short business meeting, and then we will have some of the local candidates who are running for sheriff (Jonathon Knapp) and for county commissioner (Ron Smith) introduce themselves to us, present their views on issues, and participate in question and answer sessions with our members. In October we plan on their opponents joining us for the same.
As informed voters, these are two meetings you don’t want to miss. This is your opportunity to know more about your candidates. Hope to see you there!
Date: September 11, 2018, 6:30PM
Where: 129 NW E St; Grants Pass–Unitarian Universalists Building
Join your neighbors in a civil discussion of facts, observation and visions for forestry and wildfire management moderated by State Senate candidate Shannon Souza. All respectful voices are welcome and encouraged to come.
When: 9/13/18 5:00 PM
Where: Wild River Brewing & Pizza Deli; 249 N. Redwood Highway; Cave Junction
Save the date for the third event in Illinois Valley Indivisible’s Democracy at Risk series, “Making Your Vote Count.”
Where: Wild River Brewing & Pizza co. “Pizza Deli”, 249 N Redwood Hwy, Cave Junction
When: Sunday, October 14th, 5:30-7:30
Short presentations interspersed with video and theater will illuminate the many reasons voting is more crucial than ever, in spite of increased threats to our election system from numerous directions. We’ll also hear about those threats and possible ways to remedy them, along with numerous other voting-related topics. Community dialogue will follow.
The event is free. No-host pizza and beverages available.
For more information or to help, call 541-761-4746, or email email@example.com
Don’t forget we have our team Jamie canvass training scheduled this Saturday, September 1st from 10-12 pm.
Get trained as a canvasser and join more than 1400 volunteers working around our district to elect our exemplary candidate Jamie as our representative!
Bring comfy shoes and a positive attitude and everything else will be provided.
Training will be held at the Democratic Headquarters 514 NE 7th St (7th and C), Grants Pass, OR 97526 on the second story.
Use the RSVP link below to indicate your attendance and join our training session.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions.
Thank you for your interest!
Where: RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford, in HEC 129b
When: August 31, Friday, noon – 1:30 pm
Jamie McLeod-Skinner has challenged Greg Walden to a debate. The debate will proceed with or without Greg Walden, who has yet to follow through on his agreement to schedule debates with Jamie. It will be hosted by Channel 5 of Medford and the moderator is Craig Smullen. The topics will be unlimited and based on the interests of journalists and voters.
Help Jamie McLeod-Skinner
Become Congressional District 2 next Congresswoman.
Where: Reynolds-Flynn Ranch, 1118 Walker Rd; Grants Pass
When: Tuesday, September 18th, 5:00-7:30 PM
What: Meet Jamie, food catered by Cartwrights, music by Broadway Phil and Dave Pinsky, emceed by Cherryl Walker.
Suggested donation: $50 per person or $90 per couple.
Questions? Contact Dixie.
The last week of August will mark 500 days since Greg Walden has had a town hall anywhere in Oregon Congressional District 2. A lot of Indivisibles have gotten tired of his little secret meetings and have decided to do something about it.
If he won’t bring a town hall to us, we’ve decided to take one to him.
On the weekend of Aug. 24-26, please join us for what we hope is the first and last cross-district “Where’s Walden?” caravan.
confirm exact times and locations. But here is the schedule so far:
10 a.m. Gather with Rogue Indivisible at Riverside Park, 304 E. Park St., in Grants Pass, or with ORD2 at the left side of the Bi-Mart parking lot, 2280 Ashland Street at the south end of Ashland. Caravan leaves at 10:30.
11 a.m. Meet the Medford caravaners at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Hwy. Caravan leaves at noon.
2 p.m. Arrive in Klamath Falls at the Pavilion area of Moore Park, 740 Lakeshore Dr. Caravan leaves at 3:30.
6 p.m. Arrive in Bend for a potluck hosted by Indivisible Bend at Moody Park, 2225 NE Daggett.
Spend the night in Bend.
10 a.m. Meet for a “Where’s Walden?” Rally at Moody Park. Caravan leaves at 11.
1:30 p.m. Arrive in The Dalles and meet Indivisible Columbia Gorge at The Dalles City Park, 707 Union St. Caravan leaves at 3:00.
4 p.m. We arrive at the Hood River. Meet at the Chamber of Commerce, 720 E. Port Marina, for a party and town hall outside Greg Walden’s office. We don’t know if he’ll be there, but Jamie McLeod-Skinner will!
Spend the night in Hood River.
We’ll gather for a little coffee and canvassing before we all head home.
You can drive or ride along for any or all of the route, or just meet us at one of the locations to help us tell Greg Walden that we’re tired of not having town halls, so we’re taking our questions and concerns to him. In each city along the way we’ll stop for pictures, press conferences and to collect more cars, motorhomes, and campers as we go. Of course, carpools are encouraged! Indivisibles from across the state are invited to form their own mini-caravans and join us anywhere along the route for all or part of the caravan. Or they can just meet and greet us as we pass through.
Everyone will be responsible for their own gas, food and accommodations. Some Indivisibles have offered homestays. Others are looking for someone to ride with. (Anyone coming over from Baker City?) Dress up your car if you can. We’ll have t-shirts and “Where’s Walden?” signs available at every stop.
To learn more about available homestays or to make ride-along arrangements, either as a driver or a passenger, or if you have other questions, please send an e-mail to Teresa Safay at email@example.com or send her a private message via Facebook. Please let us know – soon! — if you plan to be part of the caravan, so our wonderful hosts can get a headcount.
ORD2 Indivisible has ordered special “Where’s Walden?” t-shirts for the event and will share the graphic so you can print out signs to post in your vehicles. Participants are encouraged to dress up their cars with signs, windshield markers or whatever you can think of that looks festive! Wear a funny hat or “Where’s Walden?” glasses. Let’s make this fun – and effective!
If you have specific questions or ideas or would like to volunteer to assist in any way, please join the discussion in our ORD2 Indivisible Facebook group. If you aren’t on Facebook, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have friends who aren’t on the internet or don’t get our ORD2 Indivisible newsletter, please share this information with them.
Where’s Walden? Let’s go looking!