The HCDCC Environment Committee encourages all HC Dems to write and call their state representative to support the bill. It is easy to call or write. Act today! Call or write this week to support of HB2020a - the clean energy jobs bill. The bill is in the ways and means committee and needs to get to the floor of both houses to be voted upon. Encourage our representatives to support the bill and get it out of committee and onto the floor for a vote. Local Dems can do this by calling Lynn Findley and Cliff Benz or by writing them:
Senator Bentz (Sen.CliffBentz@oregonlegislature.gov)
Representative Lindley (Rep.LynnFindley@oregonlegislature.gov)
Easy patch through number: 503-773-6620
www.RenewOregon.org -- Renew Oregon web site has more information and you can join their team to get the word out
Clean Energy Jobs is a policy to put a limit and price on climate pollution from the largest polluters in the state. It will secure greenhouse gas reductions and reinvestment into communities across Oregon to create clean energy jobs and a thriving economy, especially in communities that need it most.
Harney County Democratic Central Committee
July 8, 2019
6:00 PM~7:30 PM
Hines City Council Room
With July bringing much celebration and flag waving in honor of our independence from England in 1776, it is always a good time to reflect as we celebrate with family and friends, about our country, our democracy, and the many political symbols we honor and what they might mean to us and why. At our July meeting we will have an open discussion on patriotic symbols and 'why' and 'how' these symbols effect us.
Our July guest speakers are Harney County Veteran Service Officers Guy McKay, CVSO and Tim Mosher, ACVSO. They will talk about Veteran homelessness and suicide. If you are a veteran this might be a good time to come to our meeting and hear about serious issues facing our local veterans.
I am pleased to announce that Burns High School graduate, Christian Boyd, the recipient of the HCDCC 2019 Scholarship. Congratulations to Christian. He will be at our August 12, 2019 HCDCDD meeting along with Steve Quick, Harney County School District 3 Superintendent.
Oregon Legislative Woes:
July brings the end of the Oregon legislative session. As you have probably seen, the Oregon Senate Republicans still haven't shown up for work. Instead, they've fled the state, abandoning the more than 1.5 million Oregonians they represent and blocking the legislative process from moving forward. This in spite of the fact that they already cut a deal in Salem that included concessions to HB 2020. Now they're going back on their word and jeopardizing hundreds of other bills (driver cards, paid postage, healthcare- paid family leave, state budgets, and so much more).
Call Senator Bentz's office and ask why he supports this action. It is important the Senate Republicans get back to works and do their jobs.
Now to National Debates: 2020 is just around the corner and the candidates are ready to rumble. You are invited to watch the debates with other like-minded citizens, Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday, June 27th at the home of Isabelle Fleuraud. Debates start at 6 pm - 8 pm PST. Please contact Isabelle for more information at 520-262-6129.
Here is the lineup for the debates: Wednesday, June 26, the first night, will feature Bill de Blasio, Tim Ryan, Julián Castro, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, and John Delaney.
Thursday, June 27, the second night, will feature Marianne Williamson, John Hickenlooper, Andrew Yang, Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennet, and Eric Swalwell.
There is so much happening across the county, state and nation. Come and chat with us at our July monthly meeting to share your thoughts and political philosophy. Don't forget to check out our Face Book page and the Harney County Dems website. The links are listed below. Thanks for all you do as citizen of this great county, state and nation. Keep up the DEMOCRATIC movement!