We meet every Tuesday at 6 p.m. in ED 276!
Hope to see you there!
OSPIRG has generously made a guide on understanding Cover Oregon, Oregon’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act at http://ospirgstudents.org/resources/or/so-you-need-health-insurance-now-what
Be sure to check it out!
Our members were asked to write why they choose to identify as Democrats. These are their responses!
This is a reminder that we will be meeting this Tuesday at 6pmin Lillis 112. During the meeting we will elect a new secretary! (The current secretary will be studying abroad Winter and Spring term). You are eligible to vote and run if you have attended at least one meeting this term. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If time permits, discussion will include:
Israel/Gaza conflict: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/18/gilad-sharon-israel-gaza-op-ed_n_2155932.html
Global Warming/Hurricane Sandy: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/18/world-bank-climate-change-report_n_2156082.html
Republican Party losing crucial minority groups: http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2012/11/lindsey-graham-to-romney-when-youre-in-a-hole-stop-149866.htm
This is a reminder that we will be meeting this Tuesday in Lillis 112 at 6pm. We will meet with our committees and discuss the future of College Democrats post election. We will also discuss the election results!
Lastly, on November 20th we will hold an election for a new secretary!
REMEMBER TO VOTE by November 6th!
This is a reminder that we will be meeting this Tuesday at 6pmin Lillis 112. If you have not already voted, you can cast your ballot in the drop box on campus outside the ASUO office. We are also collecting ballots on Monday and Tuesday on 13th and University, so join us!
Do you have questions about voting? Check out the Democratic Party of Oregon’s endorsed measures and FAQ here: http://dpo.org/voting/election2012
Did you or your friend not receive a ballot or experience other problems? Then QUICKLY go to Lane County Elections (275 W 10th Avenue Eugene)
Please volunteer during these last crucial hours for:
We will be selling T-shirts at our table from 12-4pm on Election Day. They are $7 and come in all sizes!
What: After our meeting we will head over to the fishbowl for some fun. Enjoy free pizza, DJ, election updates, $300 in prizes, political costumes contest, and Emerald photo booth.
Where: Fishbowl, EMU
President of the United States – Barack Obama
U.S. House of Representatives – Peter DeFazio
Secretary of State – Kate Brown
Labor Commissioner – Brad Avakian
Attorney General – Ellen Rosenblum
State Treasurer – Ted Wheeler
State Court of Appeals – Tim Volpert
State District 9 – Arnie Roblan
House District 8 – Paul Holvey
House District 11 – Phil Barnhart
House District 12 (Springfield) – John Lively
House District 13 – Nancy Nathanson
House District 14 – Val Hoyle
Democrats in Lane County
Lane County Commissioner (South Eugene) – Pete Sorenson
Lane County District Attorney (Countywide) – Alex Gardner
Lane County Sheriff (Countywide) – Tom Turner
Mayor of Eugene – Kitty Piercy
Judge of the Circuit Court, 2nd District, Position 7 – Write In Alan Leiman
Democratic Party Measure Endorsements –SUPPORT
Measure 77: Amends Constitution: Governor may declare “catastrophic disaster” (defined); requires legislative sessions, authorizes suspending specified constitutional spending restrictions.
Measure 78: Amends Constitution: Changes constitutional language describing governmental system of separation of powers; makes grammatical and spelling changes.
Measure 85: Amends Constitution: Allows Corporate Income/Excise Tax “Kicker” Refund to additionally fund K-12 public education
Democratic Party –OPPOSES
Measure 79: Amends Constitution: Prohibits real estate transfer taxes, fees, other assessments except those operatives on December 31, 2009.
Measure 82: Amends Constitution: Authorizes establishment of privately-owned casinos; Mandates percentage of revenues payable to dedicated state fund.
Measure 83: Authorizes privately-owned Wood Village Casino; Mandates percentage of revenues payable to dedicated state fund
Measure 84: Phases out existing heritance taxes on large estates, and all taxes on intra-family property transfers
Democratic Party –NO ENDORSEMENT
Measure 80: Allows personal marijuana, hemp cultivation/use without license; commission to regulate commercial marijuana cultivation/sale
Measure 81: Prohibits commercial non-tribal fishing with gillnets in Oregon “inland waters,” allows use of seine nets
Democratic Party of Lane County Local Measure Endorsements –SUPPORT
Measure 20-195 Springfield: Five year levy for Springfield Jail Operations and Police Services
Measure 20-197 Eugene: Bonds to fix streets, fund bicycle and pedestrian projects
Measure 20-198 Eugene: Advisory question on corporate/union constitutional rights and campaign spending
Measure 20-199 Willamalane Park and Recreation District: Bonds to improve parks, trails; protect water, natural area, wildlife
Measure 20-203 Upper McKenzie RFD: Five year local option levy for general operations
Measure 20-204 Fern Ridge Library District: Five-year local option levy for general operations
Measure 20-205 South Lane County Fire & Rescue District: Five-year local option tax for staffing and general operations
Measure 20-209 Bethel School District: Bonds to repair, update, replace facilities; maintains existing tax rate