Greg Walden won't seek re-election
“I will not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, nor election to any other office, but instead I will close the public service chapter of my life,” Walden said in a statement today, 10/28/2019
Candidates for Oregon's Secretary of State - video interviews
The race is on for Oregon's next Secretary of State, and it appears to be the statewide race to watch in 2020. Currently, four Democrats are running in the May primary.
The $1 billion lawsuit that could decide the fate of Oregon’s state forests
Fourteen counties are suing the state, arguing they’re owed $1 billion because Oregon failed to maximize logging on the land.
Let's get on the Ballot!
Eileen Kiely is collecting signatures to get on the primary ballot to become the Democratic candidate who will face off against Tim Knopp in Senate District 27
Impeachment Inquiry into Trump 2019
The Democratic-led House has opened a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Here’s a quick break down of the top committees investigating the President, his businesses, campaign, and his administration.
Gerrymander guru's secret files: He used racial data to disenfranchise black voters
Former Salon editor David Daley reveals Thomas Hofeller's plans to stop black people and students from voting
Sunriver: Know Government - Oregon and the Votes for Women Movement
This presentation will detail how and why Oregon women and their allies achieved voting rights in 1912
15 To 20 Foot Sea Level Rise Possible Sooner Rather Than Later
Noted climate scientist with a specialty in glaciers and ice sheets, warns the possibility that sea levels will rise 15 to 20 feet within the lifetime of our children and grandchildren
There Is More At Stake In The Census’s Citizenship Question Than Response Rates
Because of the perceived anti-immigrant sentiment coming from the presidential administration, people are concerned that both documented and undocumented immigrants will be reluctant to answer this question, and potentially not respond to the census at all.
Why is biodiversity so important?
Our planet’s diverse, thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent fixtures, but they’re actually vulnerable to collapse. Jungles can become deserts, and reefs can become lifeless rocks. What makes one ecosystem strong and another weak in the face of change?
What state ranks highest on the amount corporations donate to political candidates, per resident? It’s Oregon !!
Oregon is one of just five states without campaign contribution limits, and we have some of the weakest campaign finance laws in the country
If Global Warming Exists, Why is it so Cold Outside?
Climate scientists, communicators and educators join us to talk about why, after one of the hottest years on record, the country has suddenly gone into deep freeze. On today’s Climate One: climate science explained, and climate myths debunked.
The Urgency Of Climate Change: Moving Towards A Green New World
A pretty cool two-part series that OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) is offering on climate for free in Bend next month on April 5th and 12th.
Democratic Stuffing Party This Weekend
Help us prepare by joining us this weekend for our Lit Stuffing Party.
Understanding Trump's chaos strategy
Trump is using immigrants and refugees at the border to stoke fear and create chaos. Watch this two-minute video to learn more.
Spring Cleaning our Congressional Maps
The American people deserve a fair hearing to determine how the For the People Act might strengthen our democracy. We are urging voters to contact their Senators to demand a hearing on the For the People Act.
Greg Walden Goes Into Full Troll Mode To Rename Health Care Bill
Greg Walden is recommending joke name changes to the “Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act,” slated for a vote this week.
There’s Nothing Clean About Burning Garbage
When you think of clean energy, what do you think of? If you’re like Covanta—one of the biggest waste-incineration plants in Oregon—you think of burning trash.
President Trump NEVER lies.
Trump lies almost every time he opens his mouth. Trump lies to the American people. Greg Walden supports Trump 98+% of the time. Greg Walden obviously thinks a lying president is a good thing.
Deschutes Coordinated Campaign - May 21 Special Election
Join our local candidates and their supporters to help increase turnout for our May 21 election by getting their information directly to voters in our community.
The Democrats of Deschutes County have endorsed these candidates for the Bend/Lapine School District
Take a look at this great slate and remember to tell your friends and families to turn in those ballots.
Tell OR Senate Republicans: Stop Hiding
For three days in a row, Oregon’s Republican Senators haven’t shown up for work at the Capitol. In exchange for them to come out of hiding, Republicans' demand: kill the Clean Energy Jobs bill (HB 2020), kill the bill to clean up dirty diesel (HB 2007) and kill the bill to ensure guns are safely stored in homes.
WaPo piece on the economy: When did Trump take office?
Take a look at these economic charts and see if you can tell when Donald Trump took office?
Deschutes County Democratic Slate Meet & Greet
Join us on Thursday, April 11 at the Enviornmental Center (16 NW Kansas Ave) in downtown Bend at 6:30pm (social) 7pm (business) to hear from our May 2019 Endorsed Slate. We are very excited for you to meet these great candidates and see what you can do to help ensure that they win on May 21, 2019. Please read about our need for your donations. APRIL DOLLARS BRING MAY VICTORIES.
Africa is building a wall—a wall of trees across the entire continent and it's changing the world
A decade in and roughly 15% underway, the initiative is already bringing life back to Africa’s degraded landscapes at an unprecedented scale, providing food security, jobs and a reason to stay for the millions who live along its path.