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Curry County Democrats and our allies oppose hate-driven violence:
MEMORIALIZING THE CLUB Q ANNIVERSARY AND RECOMMITMENT TO OPPOSE HATE-DRIVEN VIOLENCE
WHEREAS, on November 19, 2022, at approximately 11:55 p.m., a gunman entered Club Q, an LGBTQ Bar in Colorado Springs, and unleashed a barrage of gunfire, killing five patrons and wounding and injuring 25 others; and
WHEREAS, victims of mass shootings, murders, and assaults, are often targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or who they love; and WHEREAS, in an average year over 25,000 hate crimes in the U.S. involve a firearm; and
WHEREAS, biased rhetoric and violence against people based on their status in one or more protected classes has risen dramatically in the nation and in Oregon over the past several years:
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CURRY COUNTY DEMOCRATS PROCLAIM THE FOLLOWING:
Section 1. We as Democrats make this proclamation to serve as a reminder that every time a bullet sears through flesh, the victims of that single bullet are exponential.
Section 2. Unified in both sorrowful memory and commitment, we as Democrats will endeavor to honor gun violence victims, survivors and their families, not simply with "thoughts and prayers," but by pushing our elected leaders to prioritize evidence-based, solution-oriented gun safety, civic safety and anti-bias legislation.
Section 3. We as Democrats make this proclamation on this sad anniversary to serve as a catalyst for our recommitment to allyship, inclusion and solidarity with all peoples, especially those who are increasingly marked for violence because of bias, discrimination and hate.
Congrats Kentucky Governor Beshear on your reelection! And congrats to Ohio voters and volunteers on your Issue 1 & 2 wins. Your protections of your reproductive rights will be enshrined in your State’s Constitution. Good on you! Democrats have retained the Virginia State Senate and at this hour stand a really good chance of taking the State House. “Off-year” elections matter! As your County Party Chair I ask for your attention and participation by volunteering and/or donating to our democratic cause in Curry County. I’m leading the charge to build our war chest to position us do BIG things in the 2024 Primary & General Elections. Visit our website for instructions and how to donate: CurryDemocrats.org ... See MoreSee Less
FUNDRAISING – New fundraising envelopes are on the way – be on the lookout for them and USE them! FUN FACT – In November 2022, there were 4347 registered Democrats in Curry County. If only half of those donated one dollar to the Curry County Democrats, it would amount to $2173. If those Democrats donated $5.00 a month, for only one year, it would amount to $130,380 - enough to keep the office open, pay our ongoing bills (insurance, internet, phone) and have important monies left over for supplies, postage, postcards, signs, copying, meeting expenses, and all the other activities that keep a robust Democratic presence in Curry County. For only $5.00! What a bargain – what an impact! And now, there’s even more in it for you as the donor – besides the satisfaction of saving our democracy and watching our red county turn ever bluer. As a donor to the Curry County Democrats, you will be entered in a monthly prize drawing, held at each CCD Central Committee meeting. Although you do not have to be present at the meeting to win, we would welcome your participation. You could experience firsthand the excitement of seeing your name drawn as the winner! ... See MoreSee Less
Statement from the Chair of The Curry County Democrats on the Terror Attack by Hamas on Israelis and Palestinians
I, sadly, recognize the attack that has taken place on our Jewish brothers and sisters in Israel on Saturday October 7th by Hamas from Gaza. Reports and images are horrific and shocking. Obviously, this is an inhumane act of hate and violence. An act that should not and is not condoned in any way by us as Oregonians, Americans or Humans.
Palestinians are not to be overlooked in this violence. They too, wish nothing more than to live their lives in peace. Hamas does not represent the people of Palestine. To the contrary, Hamas uses them as human shields in furtherance of their terroristic, hate-filled actions. We openly and outwardly condemn the behavior of Hamas.
As a County Party we support our Jewish and Palestinian neighbors and friends. We open our arms, ears and hearts to you, please reach out to the Curry County Democrats for our assistance and help in any way you may need.
We have been seeing increased acts of hate and violence on people of our own Nation. As your Chair, I ask you to pay close attention to where we stand as a Nation. We have a VERY important upcoming election in 2024 in which we can act through voting to reduce the power of those who wish to carry out this type of inhumanity in our own Country.
My intent is not to frighten you but rather to draw your attention to the ways in which we, as Democrats, make a difference.