It has been a busy couple of weeks. On January 15th I went to the Martin Luther King Day celebration in Ashland. After the presentation I walked to the Square where, for the first time, I heard Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech in its entirety. It was impressive to say the least. It was a beautiful day and I introduced myself to many of those in attendance.
After the MLK celebration I drove up to Grants Pass to attend Senator Merkley’s town hall. Listening to him speak I was pleased that what he was talking about and what my issues are, are totally congruent. I was especially happy to hear him talk about my signature issue regarding the need to get big money out of politics so we can get rid of “Government by and for the rich” and return to “Government of, by and for the people”. Again, I introduced myself to as many people as I could and I was pleased at the warm reception I received and the very strong desire to “Repeal and replace” Walden.
I have also had meetings with a union representative, volunteers and people with expertise in water rights and climate change. Meeting with people, one-on-one, to hear their concerns and or to help me understand an issue better is one of the most enjoyable parts of running for Congress.
I was going to attend Senator Wyden’s town hall on the 19th in Medford but that was cancelled due to the government shutdown.
On Saturday, the 20th, I along with many of our volunteers walked in the Women’s March in Medford. I came early and stayed late. Again, introducing myself to, and talking with, as many people as time permitted. I was gratified by the warm reception I received and the very strong desire to “Repeal and replace” Walden. My voice was hoarse at the end of the march but my spirits were super high from participating in a demonstration that was both peaceful and so overwhelmingly positive.
On the 21st I went to a meet and greet/fundraiser in Eagle Point. I had a very warm reception and again saw and heard the strong desire to give Greg the boot.
On Tuesday, the 23rd I was on Dave Hyde’s KSKQ radio show, “We the People”. It was my third (or fourth) time on his show. We talked primarily about my proposal for the public funding of elections which while it would not get rid of big money in politics would neutralize (and hopefully actually overwhelm) big money so that the loudest voices in Washington would not belong to corporations, the ultra rich and other special interests but the people. All of which fits in nicely with my campaign slogan of, “Voice to the people”.
I am so pleased with the resounding support for the passage of Measure 101. Oregonians care about our neighbors and on Tuesday, January 23rd, we proved it again!
I am both very humbled and appreciative of all of your support, your campaign contributions and your encouragement and, together, we will “Repeal and replace” Walden November 6th!
If anyone wants to talk to me about an issue or has a question please give me a call at 541-531-2912.
Let’s keep in touch!