Curry County Democrats

MEET THE CANDIDATES!

 

Calla Felicity

Kat Stone

You are invited to join us on July 15th at 5:30 PM to meet the Democratic Candidates running for Oregon State Senate District 1 (Kat Stone) and Oregon State House of Representatives District 1 (Calla Felicity). Each candidate will be presenting their political platform and will have the opportunity to answer questions from the attending audience.

Advance registration is required. Click HERE to register.

Note: You are required to have the Zoom app on the device you will be using for this event. If you have attended zoom meetings in the past, you are good to go. If not, you will need to download the app. Anyone can join a meeting using the free Zoom mobile apps or desktop applications for Windows and Mac. Visit Zoom.com for downloading instructions for your device.
 
If you have difficulties registering contact: Vicki.Ann.Bradley@gmail.com for assistance.

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It isn't about comfort, for any one of us, and it's not about personal freedoms.

It is everyone's responsibility to stop the spread, before it happens HERE (that would be: wherever we are).

This isn't a presumption that if wearing a mask impacts my disability I can assume others will respect my rights to reasonable accommodations, and ""not judge" me. I have the same ethical duty to keep others around me in my care, as well as I am able, as others do, who are also ethically (and legally) responsible to offer accommodations that will keep my health in their common care.

From the ADA website (thanks to friend's post)
....The requirement to modify a policy, practice, or procedure does not include individuals without disabilities, as they are not protected under the ADA.

Examples of reasonable modifications to a face mask policy

Allow a person to wear a scarf, loose face covering, or full face shield instead of a face mask;
Allow customers to order online with curbside pick-up or no contact delivery in a timely manner;
Allow customers to order by phone with curb-side pick-up or no contact delivery in a timely manner;
Allow a person to wait in a car for an appointment and enter the building when called or texted; or
Offer appointments by telephone or video calls.

[Note: none of these reasonable modifications include allowing an unmasked customer to enter and mingle with others who are masked, or allowing an employee to have no face covering while working indoors with other employees or customers who are themselves masked or otherwise reasonably accommodated]

If you have a condition that that impacts your ability to wear a mask, please discuss with your employer reasonable accommodations that could be made to allow you and others to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and if you are a potential customer, help the businesses you want to purchase from accommodate you within the ADA guidelines, to keep you and others within them and everyone else showing how much we care about the health and well being of everyone in our communities.

"Just not wearing one" isn't ethically or morally responsible. And it's not a reasonable accommodation, either.

Disclaimer: I do have a breathing difference that can be impacted negatively by wearing certain types of face coverings depending on what I am doing while wearing them.

CO2 poisoning is something the Earth is experiencing, not particularly me behind my facial covering.

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(Thanks to friend Dane Zahner for the ADA reference)
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Statement from Democratic Party of Oregon Leadership on Protests and Police Violence

The Democratic Party has not lived up to our Party’s vision for true equality. This is why we are recommitting ourselves to the actions necessary to bring about needed changes that are so long overdue. Our eyes are open, we share the anger, and we stand in humble solidarity with all who are working to bring about critical cultural transformation.

We stand united with millions of people around the world in our condemnation of police violence against George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and far too many other innocent black Americans whose lives were taken way too soon. Black lives matter. They are precious, glorious, and irreplaceable.

In these most extraordinary times, anger and frustration about the status quo is not just understandable but justified. Violence and destruction are not. We will march shoulder to shoulder with those who have taken to the streets to peacefully protest. Making our voices heard is a moral imperative. If we want to bring about real systemic change, then the choice isn’t between protests and politics. We have to do both.

At a time when our nation is suffering under misguided and malevolent leadership that seeks to divide us and turn back the clock to a supposed “greater” America, we know that the greatness of our nation is in its diversity. And as we work to take back our democracy, we must move forward with a full understanding of our historical strengths and weaknesses. That means fighting against the forces that seek to divide us — including fascists, right-wing agitators, and those inclined to incite violence for violence’s sake.

DPO Black Caucus Chair, Rosa Colquitt, PhD, said it best last week when she wrote:

The very core of both our Platform and our belief system as Democrats is about the equality of all. But in the wake of yet another senseless killing, we face the sad reality that our advocacy and even our most heartfelt, passionate beliefs were not enough to save George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the thousands who came before.

As the leadership of the Democratic Party of Oregon, we demand the public right to equal treatment before the law — regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical ability, or economic means.

We see and understand “unequal justice before the law.” In this tragic moment in history, we will work tirelessly to elect candidates who demand and act on reform to bring real systemic change for Black Americans and all other communities of color. With our eyes firmly on the prize, we will work with those who are striving to create a just and prosperous future for all.

Thank you,

Carla “K.C.” Hanson
Democratic Party of Oregon Chair

Pete Lee
Democratic Party of Oregon Vice Chair

Michelle Risher
Democratic Party of Oregon Vice Chair

Eileen Kiely
Democratic Party of Oregon Secretary

Eddy Morales
Democratic Party of Oregon Treasurer

Tanya Shively
Democratic National Committee Member

Travis Nelson
Democratic National Committee Member

Matt Keating
Democratic National Committee Member

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Thank you Rep. Peter DeFazio for standing with our communities in opposing Jordan Cove LNG! After years of hearing from his constituents and from impacted landowners, youth, business owners, and more, Rep. Peter DeFazio sent an email out explaining why he can no longer support Jordan Cove LNG. Now we need Governor Kate Brown to stand with our communities too.

Click HERE to read Peter DeFazio’s email.

Please take a minute to call Rep. DeFazio at (202)-225-6416 to thank him. Then give Governor Kate Brown a call at (503) 378-4582 to ask her say #NoLNG.

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