Hi Deschutes Dems,
Join us on Thursday, May 9 at the Environmental Center (16 NW Kansas Ave) in downtown Bend at 6:30pm (social) 7pm (business) as we host our final meeting before the May Elections. Take a look at this great slate and remember to tell your friends and families to turn in those ballots to ensure we have progressive candidates making decisions about our schools, parks, and libraries.
TOP LEFT SIDE - BEND LA PINE SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES CAROLINE SKIDMORE, SHIMIKO MONTGOMERY, AND MELISSA BARNES DHOLAKIA
MIDDLE LEFT SIDE - BEND LA PINE SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE AMY TATOM AND REDMOND SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE LIZ GOODRICH
BOTTOM LEFT SIDE - COCC BOARD CANDIDATE OLIVER TATOM AND DESCHUTES COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT AND DESCHUTES LIBRARY CANDIDATE RAYMOND MIAO
TOP RIGHT SIDE - BEND PARKS AND REC CANDIDATES ARIEL MENDEZ AND JASON KROPF
BOTTOM RIGHT SIDE - LA PINE PARKS AND REC CANDIDATE DEREN ASH AND SISTERS PARKS AND REC CANDIDATE ROSEMARY VASQUEZ
As I write to you today, ballots are starting to come into the Elections Office on Wall Street. We are twelve days away from Election Day. Our amazing slate of candidates has been very active in their pursuit of your support. Voter turnout is always much lower in these May Elections, however, these are the candidates that will have a huge impact on the decisions that will have the greatest influence on our community.
Take a look at the voters' pamphlet and you can see that we have so many strong candidates ready to represent you in Deschutes County.
We would love to see all of these candidates win on May 21. Come celebrate with us at Broken Top Bottle shop (1740 NW Pence Lane, #1) from 7pm-9pm for our Deschutes Democrats Election Night Watch Party. Click on the link to the right to learn more about our slate and learn how you can help them in the coming days to victory.
NEXT MEETING - JUNE 13
Deschutes County Democratic Central Committee meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm (meet and greet starts at 6:30pm) at the Central Oregon Environmental Center at 16 NW Kansas Street in Bend.
NOW IS THE TIME TO DONATE
As we have increased our efforts in these campaigns, we also need your financial support. We have seen the other side spend over $160,000 on two City Council races and they are spending over $25,000 to win a school board seat. We do a lot more with a lot less. That being said, we need to raise $10,000 this year and $20,000 next year in order to provide our candidates with the tools to succeed. Please consider making a donation today!
Booth Season is Around the Corner and Time to Get Those Letters into the Paper
Earth Day is complete but we still have Pride Day and the Fourth of July booth. If you are interested in helping out, you can reply to this message. These events are always a lot of fun. Looking forward to those nice Spring and Summer Days.
If you are interested in writing letters to the editor on behalf of our great slate, now is the time. Be sure to get them in immediately for inclusion before the Election. Our candidates have some great stories to share and would love your help.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SLATE
We have created a page on our website with all of the candidates in the May Election. We have links to websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter handles. We will continue to update as candidates provide their online information. You can get there by clicking here.
Be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep updated on events in our community. Our great candidates are posting events on Facebook and really need your help to win in May. We will continue to share profiles and links to their pages. Just click on the buttons below.
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Bend, OR 97709