Have you seen the new Title IX regulations? These new regulations raise the cost of women’s healthcare! What’s the point here? Do Republicans want women pregnant and poor—too poor to afford education and think for themselves? Are they worried because women might care about nutrition for children (as opposed to subsidizing and advertising junk food?
If you missed July’s Democratic Lunch, you missed an informative presentation and discussion on Healthcare proposals. What follow is a summary of Sandra Coyner’s talk. Democrats need to start with what we really want healthcare in America to be, then compromise. Don’t compromise first. That was the advice given by Sandra Coyner, a retired professor, […]
It has been a long time since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision. Anti-abortion folks have been chipping away since then, with the now grand push to overturn the decision before us. The topic is not just “abortion”; it is protecting access to a woman’s reproductive health. Here is an Opinion Piece related to […]
High among its prescriptions for limiting global sea level rise and climate disruption is an advisory for humanity to reduce its collective consumption of animal products by at least 30 percent. After all, between the feed production required to raise cattle and other livestock and these animals’ massive release of methane, animal agriculture harms the […]
The local Democratic Health Committee has focused on Josephine County Public Health over the past four months. In February we became aware of a decision by the county commissioners to explore outsourcing of the county public health programs via an RFP( request for proposals). Our group sought more information on reasons for public health changes […]
Oregon HB4005 was signed into law on March 13 by Governor Kate Brown. The bill brings greater transparency around drug pricing, an important step towards making life-saving and essential drugs more available and affordable. https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/03/02/drug-price-transparency-bill-passes-oregon-senate.html
The following story by reporter Anita Savio appeared in the March 28, 2018 edition of the Illinois Valley News. New Josephine County Public Health Director Michael Weber brings a wealth of background and a strong commitment to ensuring his department continues to serve Josephine County residents in the face of changing community needs. For instance, […]
This is to invite any of you who have not yet seen the movie, “Big Pharma: Market Failure” to come to a free showing this coming Monday evening, Feb 26, at 6:30 pm. Its about outrageously priced drugs in the U.S. and what we can do about it. Hint: it involves collectively organizing, but it […]
We will be doing a Yes on Measure 101 get-out-the-vote canvass this Saturday, January 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the Democratic Party office on the corner of 7th and C Streets in Grants Pass above the “Bark, Bath, and Beyond” business. We will have a short training, distribute walk sheets and […]
Heads Up! January Meeting. . . Speakers Panel on Ballot Measure 101- & January 23, 2018 Special Election Josephine County Democrat’s Meeting Tuesday, January 9 6:30pm at UU Center, 129 NW E Street Speakers: Josh Balloch, All Care Health Lisa Callahan, NP Pediatrics Constance Palaia, Business owner David Smith: moderator The Oregon Democratic Party and over 70 […]
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