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Message From The Chair

Legislative Bills in support of Correction Workers

Senator Bill Hansell and Representative Greg Barreto have been working on the following bills to submit to the Oregon Legislature during this coming 2017 session. We would like you to contact your representatives to support them, when they are on the floor next year. Email: Sen.BillHansell@state.or.us Email: rep.gregbarreto@state.or.us

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A Thanks for Giving

With the holidays rapidly approaching, shop please take a moment to give thanks to those who do not get the holidays off. Our troops whether they are severing overseas or not, treat deserve a big thanks for keeping us safe. While we are safe in our homes eating our favorite meals, please take a moment […]

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Another View on ‘Motor Voter’

The right to vote is a fundamentally important and basic right for the citizens of our great county, paid for since its inception by the blood of patriots.  Equally as patriotic is the act of helping those citizens who have a hardship or are otherwise unaware of the requirement of our state to register to […]

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The Partisan Political Divide, Part 2

After writing last month’s message detailing my view of the partisan nature of our nation’s political parties (and how this has manifested very publicly in Oregon and the national Republican party), I ran across a Pew Research article outlining this exact phenomenon influencing our everyday lives after polling 10,000 adults nationwide.  Some of the findings […]

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The Partisan Political Divide

For someone fairly new to the minutia of statewide politics, it has been very interesting observing the overall political landscape and impact of the last couple of national election cycles.  The unfortunate fallout of one party gaining power across consecutive presidential elections (going back to the year 2000) has been the growth of polarizing forces […]

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Push to Privatize OLCC

It should come as no surprise that after achieving a victory in the State of Washington, proponents of privatizing liquor sales have set their sights on Oregon.  Major corporate interests behind the privatization effort were able to convince the citizens of Washington that divorcing government regulation and control of the alcohol market would result in […]

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Success Through Positive Lobbying (HB4035)

As hinted in last month’s message, I wanted to use my message to our caucus this month to recognize the importance of positive lobbying efforts and how they can lead to success. The tragedy stemming from the murder of Buddy Herron is one that many of us will not soon forget.  As an AFSCME member […]

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A Caucus For, But Not Limited To ‘Conservatives’

I recently had a enlightened conversation with one of our caucus members regarding how hard it could be to globally define a ‘conservative member’ within our caucus.  This then led to how hard it would be for me to personally define ‘conservative’ and have it represent all context of opinions which we openly encourage in […]

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Strength in Solidarity

Power in numbers, strength in solidarity is spoken so much in union circles these days that it has become almost a cliche – however no truer words can be expressed when someone is trying to organize or rally support for an action or cause.  It boggles my mind when I think about how Oregon AFSCME […]

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2013 Year in Review

Looking back over the course of 2013, I’m amazed as to how far our caucus has come.  I remember meeting the caucus for the first time in 2011 in one of the small conference rooms in Salem, having discussions over topics of interest and a hopeful outlook going forward of further organizing and growth.  Back […]

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