Valdez Bravo, first vice chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, will be the guest speaker Thursday, Nov. 2, at the monthly general meeting of the Linn County Democrats.
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E. A social time starts at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Bravo is expected to talk about campaign finance reform, Ballot Measure 101 and his takeaways from the Democratic National Committee Fall Meeting, held Oct. 18-21 in Las Vegas. He’ll also field questions from the audience.
“I mostly look forward to hearing what’s on the minds of Linn County Democrats,” he said.
Bravo, 40, a native Oregonian, has spent his life in public service. After serving eight years in the Army, including a deployment to Afghanistan, he returned home and went to work at the Portland VA Hospital. He continues to work there as a healthcare administrator.
His volunteer efforts have centered on veterans, education, and health care.
A lifelong Democrat, Bravo was elected as the state party’s first vice chair in March. He also serves on the Portland Community College Board of Directors.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Portland State University and a master’s degree in health administration and an MBA from Baylor University.
Bravo lives in Portland with his wife and daughter.
Also on the agenda Nov. 2 will be a discussion and vote on a draft resolution supporting Ballot Measure 101, which will appear on the Jan. 23 mail ballot. Measure 101, if approved, would affirm the Healthcare Protections Bill passed by the Oregon Legislature earlier this year.
Bravo said he supports Measure 101. “Anything we can do to fund health care we have to do, he said. “Health care is a human right.”
For more information, contact Linn Dems Co-Chair Graham Kislingbury, 541-974-2075.
Crazed Weasel – Linn Dems Judy Arter and Loren Ford – will perform during another bad-moon-rising-esque Halloween party at the Downtown Dog, Friday, October 27, 6-8 pm, Grant and Main, Lebanon.
Songs about ghosts, murder, monsters, and disasters. Plus old favorites like Monster Mash, Purple People Eater, Long Black Veil, and Love Potion #9. (They'll bring song sheets so folks can sing/read along.)
Costumes are encouraged. (Judy and Loren will bring a variety of extra hats and masks to help out those who are costumely-challenged.) They'll also have costume prizes. They might also have a supply of aluminum foil for those all-important alien mind control deflector helmets.
So grab your masks and join Crazed Weasel at the Dog.
Linn Dems Genny Lynch, Wendy Nilsen and Janet Quinn pose Sunday afternoon on Short Bridge in Cascadia. Janet, our Precinct 20 (Cascadia area) PCP, organized a two-hour gathering at adjacent Short Bridge Park. Despite the light turnout, everyone had fun, with good conversation and snacks, along with an abundance of brilliant foliage. And no rain! Thank you, Janet!
The three-day Oregon Summit starts today (Friday, Oct. 20) and the Democratic Party of Oregon will be livestreaming every event!
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From engaging workshops to inspiring speakers, there will be plenty of exciting content to take in. Be sure to tune in for our Keynote Speaker Congressman Ted Lieu on Saturday night!
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The hour will feature personal testimonies from Dreamers, who will share what it is to be a Dreamer in college, in the community and in the workforce. Listen and learn from current and past LBCC students, neighbors and friends who are Dreamers and have made an impact because of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.