Once thought unwinnable for a Democrat, Oregon’s Congressional District 2 is now getting national media attention with this Democratic candidate’s pledge not to take special interest, corporate money and instead give a voice to the people!
Campaign Finance Reform
The billionaire Koch brothers plan to spend close to $400,000,000.00 in 2018 to elect Republicans, like Greg Walden. The Koch brothers are not spending this mountain of cash because they are altruistic or because they are seeking better government. They are spending it for one reason only and that is to ensure that they (the Koch brothers) will have the loudest voice in Washington. If they are successful, our voices will be drowned out and we will lose.
Unlike Greg Walden who wants to give the loudest voice to the Koch brothers and his many out-of-state, large dollar, corporate contributors. As evidenced by Walden’s unwavering support last spring for a health care plan that would have caused more than 64,000 of our friends and neighbors to lose their health insurance and his support to get rid of Net Neutrality. I want to give the loudest voice in Washington to you, the people.
When I go to Washington, I am going to only represent you, the people of Congressional District 2.
My signature issue is Campaign finance reform which is admittedly about as unsexy an issue as I could dredge up. But while totally lacking in sex appeal, campaign finance reform is absolutely necessary if the voice of the people, our voices, are ever going to be the loudest voice in Washington.
Keeping our current system is the perfect example of what Albert Einstein meant when he defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result.
Let’s stop the insanity by “repealing and replacing” Greg Walden, the first step is voting May 15th.
Read the article here: Koch brothers network spending more to save the GOP in the midterms than ever before
The radio show was recorded on 89.5 FM Ashland & 94.1 FM Medford, on January 23, 2018. To listen to more of KSKQ’s programs and to learn more click here. Jim discussed his campaign, and his plans for campaign finance reform.
You can read Jim’s campaign finance reform plans in detail here.
My name is Jim Crary, and I want to serve as your US Congressman in Oregon’s Second Congressional District. My goal is: “To do the most good, for the most people, who need it the most.” My campaign is financed 100% from individual donations. No corporate money. No union money. By only taking donations from individuals I will remain loyal to my constituents and I will serve ALL constituents to the best of my ability.
I am so angry, upset and disgusted with how much money is in politics right now. It’s obscene as far as I’m concerned. It gives people that have the money an inordinate amount of influence.
I propose and have written a legislative fix that would help reverse the impact of Citizens United.
The second issue I want to address if elected is climate change. I am firm believer in switching to renewable energy and electric cars. We need to be off fossil fuels, like yesterday. I would impose a carbon tax on gas and diesel sales and put the money earned from the tax into renewable energy sources like wind, solar and biomass. Energy created from these sources could then be used to power electric cars.
No discussion of issues would be complete without healthcare. I firmly believe in a Single Payer health care program, or Medicare for All. We need to make sure nobody is denied healthcare coverage because of a preexisting condition. Other countries pay less per their GDP than we do and they have comprehensive healthcare for their people. We can do the same.
I am also very concerned and will focus on our crumbling infrastructure.
The U.S. used to have infrastructure that was the envy of the world. We don’t have that anymore. A national gas tax has not been raised since 1993 and a 20-cent-per-gallon tax increase would give the nation enough money to repair its roads and bridges as well as provide high-speed internet to rural areas.
Updating the nation’s infrastructure would provide a myriad of family wage jobs, kickstarting economies across the nation and putting people to work.
To learn more about me https://crary4congress.com/bio/
Top 20 contributors (2017-2018) to Campaign Committee & Leadership PAC for Greg Walden
*registrants, or active lobbying firm
These tables list the top donors to candidates in the 2017 – 2018 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Representative Greg Walden has already reported a total of 935 contributions ($200 or more) totaling $1,019,603 in the current cycle.