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Commentary from our Chair, Carla (KC) Hanson on BlueOregon
The recent revelation of the Oregon GOP Leadership jaunt to a Palm Springs Strip Club has produced giggles among many Democrats, but generally, the "boys night out" will have few repercussions on the GOP as a whole. To be sure, each of these GOP House Leaders (Hanna, Cameron, Freeman), vets (Gilliam, Wingard) and their rookie House coherts (Wand and Sheehan) will have to dance mightly to justify their not-so-family-values-like excursion. But sadly, the electorate doesn't look at a situation like this in terms of what it reveals more broadly about the Grand Old Party.
There might as well be a “no gurlz allowed” sign over the House GOP leadership office. There are no women in leadership in the House Republican Caucus. Among the 30 GOP House members, a scant 5 are women. One woman did try to crack the ranks of House Republican leadership the same day Cameron resigned, but she was spurned by her colleagues, and another man was elected instead. When a woman sought the seat vacated by disgraced Rep. Matt Wingard, Republicans united to block her from gaining appointment. Even at the grassroots level, when Chair Rachel Lucas of the Washington County GOP became aware of Wingard's transgressions from the victim directly, she immediately informed Leader Cameron. Her reward for making the honorable, proper and very tough call? Some local WashCo GOP members are circulating a recall petition targetting her.
So let me get this right, no girls allowed, and if they do sneak in, well, it must be THEIR fault for not understanding, and quietly accepting that boys-will-be-boys.
The following Democrats have applied to be appointed PCPs at the August 9th Central Committee Meeting:
Ellen Flenniken, Pct. 4302
Kellie Johnson, Pct. 4608
Gregg Lande, Pct. 3601
Matthew Mattera, Pct. 4503
Travis Miller, Pct 4207
Craig Mosbaek, Pct. 4205
Tina Semko, Pct. 4709
David M. Smith, Pct. 3606
Roland Chlapowski, Pct. 4505
Mary Rita Hurley, Pct. 4302
Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 82℉
ROCK CREEK COUNTRY CLUB, Hillsboro, Oregon
Friday August 10th
THE 4TH ANNUAL DEMOCRATIC GOLF TOURNAMENT
MULTNOMAH COUNTY DEMOCRATS
CLACKAMAS COUNTY DEMOCRATS
WASHINGTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS
The PERFECT Tournament for Democratic Duffers, who ... um.... don't always win bragging rights! It's a fun 4 person, best ball scramble - no pressure! The festivities include an afternoon banquet, prizes, awards, and some incredible auction and raffle items. Win a 3 day stay on the coast, or a week in BALI! Even if you are a determined NON-golfer, you can join us at the banquet and take part in the after-golf fun.
OR... you can support our effort to elect Democrats to the State Legislature by sponsoring a golf cart in your name. Just click the link below, and join us - with golf clubs in hand or in virtual support. Oh, and if you are a single golfer, come on over! We’ve got room!
ARE YOU REGISTERED??
REGISTER to play by filling out this this downloadable form.
Return forms to: Multnomah County Democrats
232 NE 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97232
Register as a single or team.
SPONSOR a team, a hole, or any portion of the event and get your name out there for all to see.
For more info call: Joe Mazzara 503.622.1140
Town Hall on Foreclosure Protection, Monday, July 16
During the February session, the Legislature passed SB 1552, with significant protections for homeowners in distress. The new law goes into effect July 11. Please join Portland area legislators for an informational Town Hall to learn what these new provisions can mean for you and your neighbors.
Monday, July 16
3536 SE 26th Ave, 97202
(SE corner of SE 26th and Powell)