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Wanna be on the Covid Recovery/Green New Deal Committee of the Dems? One of our issues to tackle is growing a green economy that has family wage jobs...and training our kids to hold them. Home Remaking is a great way grow green and we can help train our youth how to do so. And we need talkers and researchers as well as Carpenter Aunts...and Uncles. ... See MoreSee Less
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Chair's Report: April 8, 2021Lovely 45 minute chat with our State Treasurer Tobias Read today! He contacted me to hear our Curry County concerns and to share some of his plans for Oregon. We are so lucky to have Democratic leaders who are open to our comments. I told him about the Committee just starting in Curry Democrats (open to any Democrat): Green New Deal/Build it Back Better. Among other things, we will look at building local green economy and the education needed to prepare our citizens to participate in this economic progress.Treasurer Read mentioned several leads for help with our issues: Money from the Oregon WildFire Recovery Plan for housing (affordable housing being a green new deal committee priority). He also reminded me to contact Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle personally to discuss more opportunities for apprenticeship training here in Curry County (which I followed up on). He also mentioned two of his favorite state plans: the College Savings Plan (refundable tax credit for college savings!) and the Baby Grad program that I'm gonna enroll my grandaughter, Kyah in ASAP. More about these later. ... See MoreSee Less
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Women's History Month Spotlight: Dolores HuertaDolores Clara Fernández Huerta (born April 10, 1930) is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta helped organize the Delano grape strike in 1965 in California and was the lead negotiator in the workers' contract that was created after the strike. She is a Activism legend in AmericaIn this speech from Dec 2019, she discusses the simple way to end racism in America. More biography in commentswww.youtube.com/watch?v=MZpIZUsyHZg ... See MoreSee Less
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Women's History Month Spotlight: Shirley Chisholm.The speech I post here is one of thousands of phenomenal speeches Shirley Chisholm had given in her remarkable lifetime, but this one in particular, every single word she spoke in 1983 on this stage still applies to today. She was truly an inspiration! Also a written historical summary of some of her many accomplishments in comment sectionwww.youtube.com/watch?v=NrN8N0dHMsc ... See MoreSee Less
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Our new Window is in! Thanks to all for the generous donations that made this happen! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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The American Rescue PlanThe Need for Action in OregonThe pandemic and the associated economic crisis have had a severe impact on Oregon. The need for action is clear:• Since the pandemic began, more than 157,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 and more than 2,200 people have died.• The unemployment rate is 6.3%, up from 3.5% before the pandemic.• Since February 2020, more than 26,000 fewer people are employed.• 282,000 adults – 10% of all adults in the state – report not having enough food to eat. This includes 90,000 adults living with children, or 10% of all adults living with children, who report that the children in their household do not have enough to eat.• An estimated 124,000 renters or 12% of renters are not caught up on rent.• An estimated 974,000 adults or 31% of all adults statewide report having difficulty covering normal household expenses.The Effect of the American Rescue Plan on OregonPresident Biden’s American Rescue Plan will provide Oregon with:• $2.758 billion in state fiscal relief• $1.5 billion in local fiscal relief• More than $1.1 billion in relief for K-12 schools• Economic impact payments of up to $1,400 per person (above the $600 per person provided in December) for more than 2.7 million adults and 971,000 children. This is 86% of all adults in the state and 86% of all children in the state.• Additional relief of up to $1,600 per child through the Child Tax Credit to the families of 779,000 children, lifting 40,000 children out of poverty• Additional relief of up to nearly $1,000 through the Earned Income Tax Credit to 264,000 childless workers, including many in frontline jobs• Marketplace health insurance premiums that are $1325 lower per month for a 60-year old couple earning $75,000 per year ... See MoreSee Less
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