Monday, January 29, 2024

1-29-24 Newsletter


Monday, January 29th, 6-7:30 pm, via Zoom
Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker is Tobias Read, State Treasurer
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May Primary - May 21, 2024

This year’s May primary will hold several important county and regional races. Tillamook small businessman Logan Laity (D), has filed to run for Representative for House District 32 against incumbent Cyrus Javadi (R-Tillamook). This contest is at the top of our priority list, and an “all hands on deck” to rally resources for this race.  Logan is a top-notch candidate who will serve the region with dignity and dedication.

Clatsop County’s Board of Commissioners have two positions open, District 2, which is currently held by John Toyooka (R-Gearhart) and District 4, held by Courtney Bangs (R-Knappa). Bangs has filed, but Toyooka has not. As of this publication additional candidates have not filed. A candidate wins in May who garners more than 50% of the vote.  If no one meets that margin, a run-off will be held in the November general election.

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Thanks to Rebecca Read and the Clatsop Democrats for this update. 

Thursday, February 1 at 12 noon
Conversation with Oregon State Senator Michael Dembrow

Senator Dembrow is a respected legislative leader serving his last term. He will share his views about the challenges and strengths facing our state, and his perspectives on the future as it relates to critical issues in education, housing, and natural resources.  Senator Dembrow serves as Chair, Senate Interim Education Committee, Co-Chair, Joint Committee On Ways and Means Subcommittee On Natural Resources and Co-Chair, Environmental Caucus. Bring your questions.

Register here for this event. You will receive a confirmation email about how to join the meeting.

Oregonians have a good chance to defeat Trump ally Lori Chavez-DeRemer for the US House of Representatives from the 5th Congressional District (CD5).  You can sign up to do postcarding to flip Oregon CD5 through the COIN DRAT team. Postcards to voters increase turnout, so you can make an important difference for Oregon and the US by participating. 

D.R.A.T. - The DeRemer Accountability Team tracks and responds to all the poor choices the current ORD5 representative makes and is working to make sure she's not re-elected. Sign up here to help defeat DeRemer.

Acclaimed journalist Dan Rather describes how Donald Trump has changed our our daily life, politics, friendships, conversations, and mutual civility. This article reminds us why we all have to be democracy activists. 


"Of course, we all have anxiety about where we are today as a nation, but when you allow doubt, uncertainty, and worry to dominate your engagement with politics, rather than pride, love of country, measured optimism, and hard work you are doing MAGA’s work for them. They are a negative sentiment machine. They want us to feel bad about our country, our democracy, our President, our leaders, our party, our leaders, our institutions. It is how radicals take over - for only when everything is broken, failed, and irredeemable will a nation resort to extreme solutions like the despicable Trump.

"Talking down America and Americans, and making us doubt the greatness of the American project is Trump’s central strategy. He wants us to do anything other than making the case for our country, our party, our President. Do not let him win in this way.

"Stay focused. Put positive sentiment into the discourse each day. Spread Hopium through your networks. Express your love of country and patriotism at every moment. Live in light not darkness. When you are getting blown off course, catch yourself.

Let it go, and return to what we know to be true: 

Joe Biden is a good President. The country is better off. The Democratic Party is strong and winning elections across the country. And they have Trump, the most unfit man to ever run for President in our history. 
-- Hopium Chronicles newsletter, January 23, 2024 


"A person is sometimes stronger than iron and sometimes weaker than a fly."
-- traditional Yiddish saying

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