Illinois Valley Committee
Whether you’re a tried and true party supporter or only interested in the Democratic Party because it’s the best option you can see to make some crucial issues into political reality, if you live in Southern Oregon’s Illinois Valley, we hope you join us.
The purpose of this group is to host regular, efficiently managed meetings in which we can facilitate support, education, and actions on Democratic Party Platform issues.
Join the Illinois Valley Democrats Committee:
The Hope Mountain Barter Faire, held at Lake Selmac County Park, off McMullen Creek Road in the Illinois Valley, is a 3-day celebration of culture and creative energies. Over thirty bands and musical artists will perform over the course of the three days. The Faire features unique entertainment, trading, live music, and great food.
We of the Illinois Valley Democrats will be hosting a booth there on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17. The theme of our booth will be Protect Your Mother Earth, and we will be encouraging attendees, many of them non-voters in their 20’s and 30’s to VOTE. (We will also be helping people to register to vote.)
We REALLY could use some help in staffing the booth, as we are a very small group.
If interested in helping out, call Nicole at (541) 660-2419. It will be fun!!!
Real News, Fake News, Freedom of the Press
|WHAT:||A Nonpartisan Panel Discussion and Community Dialogue|
|WHERE:||Kerby Belt Building (RCC Illinois Valley Learning Center)
24353 Redwood Hwy; Kerby OR
|WHEN:||Sunday April 8, 2018, 3-5PM|
|COST:||Free (donations appreciated)|
An informed citizenry is the lifeblood of democracy. But how do we figure out what information is truthful and which news sources are reliable?
Join us as an outstanding group of media representatives and educators from throughout Southern Oregon address these questions and more:
- How do news outlets verify their stories?
- How can we tell the difference between real news and fiction?
- Where does news leave off and propaganda begin?
- A free press: why is it important for safeguarding democratic institutions?
- When, where, and how has freedom of the press been attached or curtailed? What happened?
Following the panel, enjoy refreshments and smaller discussions where you can exchange thoughts and ideas with fellow community members.
- Geoffrey Riley, JPR News Director/Host of The Jefferson Exchange
- Scott Stoddard, Editor, Grants Pass Daily Courier
- Niki Theis-Coulter, RCC History Professor
- Mike Zacchino, Digital Content Manager, KDRV TV; Digital Content Producer, The Oregonian newspaper
- Dan Mancuso, Owner/Editor, Illinois Valley News
- Michelle Binker, former editor of the Illinois Valley News, the Illinois Valley Daily View and The Valley Times
For more information, call 541-761-4746
In Grants Pass and want to car pool?? A group will be meeting at 2:00 PM in the Albertson’s parking lot at the end past Mc Donalds. Fill out the form below and let us know you will be wanting to car pool.
At our December meeting, we put together a list of priorities for 2018 and from that drafted a timeline to accomplish our goals. This is just a working document so that we can hammer this out quickly at our next meeting and get on to business.
There was energy about having a local event or protest as well as a lot of environmental passion in the room, so I thought about shooting for an environmental event around Earth Day, April 22. That gives us some time plus beats the primary after which our main energy should be election focused. What do you all think?
Join us on Saturday January 13 at 10:00 AM at the Illinois Valley Coalition.
Saturday, December 16th, 10:00AM, Illinois Valley Coalition
We hope you’ll join us. Among other interesting topics, we will have a guest presenter from the Rural Organizing Project here to share what they’re doing to organize rural communities and learn what’s up with us. Here is the agenda.
Join Illinois Valley Democrats at their monthly meet-up at the Illinois Valley Family Resource Center building (535 E River St, Cave Junction, OR 97523), River Room. Agenda includes:
9:45: Door unlocked, social time
10:00: Call to order, Guidelines & Platform reviewed
10:05: Go ‘round: Introductions & what’s most on your mind as a democrat today?
10:15: Minutes: Willa
10:20: Treasurer’s report: Nancy
10:25: JoCo Dems Updates: Dorothy, Brian or Gary
10:30: Labor Day festival Review: Nicole, ?
10:40: Actions coming and recently passed: Resist? Indivisible? Letter to Editor options
10:55: Education: Climate Change: George Herring
11:20: Support?: Medicare for All: Nicole
11:27: Support: What should we do for Defazio & Brown & about Walden, & state folks up in 2018?
11:37: Flex time
11:50: Review & Close. Next meeting: Saturday, September 16, 10 – 12.
Illinois Valley Lions
45th Annual Labor Day Parade and Festival
Join the IV Democrats in celebrating the Illinois Valley by marching in the parade! We will be broadcasting our core values with homemade signs. And maybe even have a donkey to carry our banner! The parade starts at 10:00, Monday, Labor Day. Please contact Nancy Lindquist firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. This is an opportunity to help turn our red county blue, we need you!
IV Democrats will have a table at the festival in Jubilee Park to share information and play the Bowling for Values game! Shifts are available to man the table. Please email Nicole Rensenbrink at email@example.com to get on the schedule! The festival is open September 2, 3, and 4 from 10:00 to 7ish.