Save the date: September 22nd for an Oregon NOW legislative meeting

We’re planning to meet in Bend on the 22nd. Details will follow, but the basic agenda is to strategize about how we can support candidates and issues in the upcoming election and to take a look ahead to the 2019 Oregon legislative session. We  will then have an opportunity to spend some time canvassing or phoning for the Jamie McLeod-Skinner campaign. There will be a recommended donation, payable onsite, to help defray the cost of the meeting room and any equipment that we need.

Basics:
Location – Bend’s Environmental Center
Time: 10a – 2p for formal meeting, preceded by coffee hour, followed by canvassing in the late afternoon
We are looking into the option of having remote sites (Portland, Coast?) connected electronically if there is demand for such an option. If you are interested in remote participation, please respond to this email [rnowlegislativetf@gmail.com] as soon as possible. It will take some time to make sure arrangements.
All of you have participated in legislative activities in the past. Please feel free to pass this information along to other NOW members who may be interested. We’ll post a registration page on the Oregon NOW website soon.
Thanks,
Becky Callison
Chair, Oregon NOW Legislative Task Force

Find sanctuary in the facts about law (NO on Measure 105)

Oregonian/OregonLive Editorial

Republican gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler recently made a campaign stop on conservative radio host Lars Larson’s show. Asked how he’ll vote on the controversial Measure 105, Buehler shared that he endorses the measure and will vote to repeal Oregon’s so-called sanctuary law.

“People who are here and committing crimes,” he continued, “there needs to be that kind of coordination and communication” between local law enforcement and immigration officers. “It is common sense.”

It is common sense and, in fact, that’s exactly what Oregon’s sanctuary law already provides. And that’s exactly why Measure 105 is wholly unnecessary…

Source: Editorial: Find sanctuary in the facts about law

Oregon’s New Equal Pay Act: What Everyone Needs to Know – July 24 – 6pm

The 2017 Oregon Legislature passed a landmark Equal Pay Act, putting Oregon at the forefront toward equalizing pay between women and men. Trish Garner, Public Policy Chair of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Oregon, will lead a discussion of this important legislation at the Tuesday, July 24 meeting of the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). The discussion will take place at 6 pm in the McEntee Meeting Room, Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street, Newport. The public is invited.

OREGON’s new FAIR PAY ACT specifies that: (1) an employer cannot pay an employee less because of their sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, disability or veteran status; (2) an employer can’t pay an employee’s coworker more for a comparable job unless the entire pay gap is based on one or more of these conditions: seniority, merit, quality or quantity of production, education, training, experience, workplace location or travel; (3) an employer cannot screen job applicants based on current or previous compensation or determine salary on that basis; (4) an employer cannot ask a potential new hire how much he or she is currently paid or has been paid in the past until after making a job offer that includes compensation; and (5) an employer cannot cut an employee’s pay to follow this law or retaliate against the employee for asking for equal pay.

Public Comment Sought on Jordan Cove Energy Project’s Request for Exemption

This is not good. They are trying to avoid the Tsunami & other location issues. They should not get an Exemption.
Read the News Release here:
Written comments, Due by August 13, 2018, can be submitted to:

Sean Mole, Federal Projects Coordinator
Oregon Department of Energy
550 Capitol St. NE

Salem, OR 97301

Email: 
[Jordancove.comment@oregon.gov]Jordancove.comment@oregon.gov 

 

Oregon voters overwhelmingly pass health care taxes

Oregon’s Medicaid program survived intact Tuesday, after voters approved hundreds of millions of dollars in health care taxes in a special election. Measure 101, which led 64 percent to 36 percent with returns partially tallied, was the only issue on the ballot. It will raise $210 million to $320 million in taxes on Oregon’s largest hospitals and many health insurance policies by 2019.

Source: Oregon voters overwhelmingly pass health care taxes | OregonLive.com

Local Presentation on Climate/Jobs Legislation – Jan. 30

 

The Democratic Party of Lincoln County would like to extend an invitation to attend a presentation on climate / jobs legislation that will affect the state of Oregon. Representative David Gomberg will moderate the presentation.

Our local group of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby is sponsoring a presentation about the Clean Energy Jobs bill at 6:00 pm, Tuesday January 30th, at the Newport Recreation Center [225 SE Avery St, Newport, OR 97365].  This ambitious legislation to be considered by the upcoming State Legislation session places a cap and trade on greenhouse gas emissions by large emitters in Oregon.

We have four speakers for the event:
Representative Ken Helm, Chair, Clean Energy Jobs Work Group on Agriculture, Forests, Fisheries, Rural Communities, and Tribes
Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall
Renew Oregon coalition director Shilpa Joshi
Portland State University Professor of Environmental Biochemistry John Perona

For further information about this event please contact Martin Desmond at 541-968-5143 or cclnewport@gmail.com Please feel free to circulate this news release.  Thank you.

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Lincoln County Democratic Central Committee

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Gleneden BeachOregon 97388