Linn Dems will look ahead to 2019 at Dec. 6 meeting
ALBANY – The Linn County Democrats will discuss ideas and strategies for 2019 and beyond at their monthly general meeting Thursday, Dec. 6, at Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E.
A social time with light refreshments begins at 6 p.m.; the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
Child care will be provided.
Also on the agenda will be a debrief of the Nov. 6 general election and an explanation of the Linn Dems’ reorganizational meeting, scheduled for Jan. 3 at the library.
New party officers and delegates and alternates to the Democratic Party of State Central Committee and Congressional District 4 Committee will be elected at the January meeting.
Nominations and self-nominations will open at the Dec. 6 meeting for chair or co-chair, vice chairs (up to 3), treasurer, secretary and ambassadors, and state and congressional district delegates and alternates.
The idea and strategy brainstorming will be done in breakout sessions during the second hour of the Dec. 6 meeting.
For more information about the meeting and the Linn County Democrats, contact Linn Dems Co-Chair Graham Kislingbury, 541-974-2075.
Words of thanks from Gov. Kate Brown
Thanks to the help of Oregonians in every corner of our great state, I am very honored to say that I will serve four more years as governor!
This election showed that when Oregonians are given an opportunity to invest in our classrooms, to build affordable housing, and to protect health care, it’s not a toss-up… it’s not even a close call… it’s a slam dunk!
But make no mistake, this fight isn’t over. We’ve never had someone so divisive in the White House, or someone with less respect for the truth, or for the people affected by his decisions. And as we’ve learned this election, Oregon isn’t immune from those threats. But thanks to all of you, and the voters of this great state, we’re going to keep Oregon a shining beacon of hope.
Together, we can ensure that every one of us has a warm, safe, dry place to call home. We can ensure that we all have access to affordable health care. We will continue to grow the economy in every corner of the state. We’re going to fight to ensure that every student has the tools they need to succeed. And we’re going to fight to protect our air, water, and pristine coastline, no matter what the federal government does.
I want to say thank you to every single volunteer who helped us knock on 400,000 doors in ten days, or who texted or called their neighbors to remind them to vote in this election and defend our Oregon values. Every moment of your time made a difference.
I have never seen the level of collaboration and the diversity of voices that came together to fight for Oregon. We did it because we love this state -- and no matter who you voted for or where you live, we can all agree on one thing: Oregon is a very special place. And in the days ahead, we will work together to build a better Oregon for everyone.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Election Night Gathering starts at 6 at Taqueria Alonzo
ALBANY – Please join the Linn County Democrats for our Election Night Gathering and Monthly General Meeting on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, at Two Rivers Market, 250 Broadalbin St. S.W.
A social time and no-host dinner will start at 6 p.m. at Taqueria Alonzo in Two Rivers Market. A short monthly general meeting, including brief remarks by Democratic candidates, begins at 6:45 p.m. The election night watch gathering will follow in Taqueria Alonzo and the adjacent Linn County Dems Campaign Office, where dessert will be served.
The election ends locally at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
There will be televisions with election results in both Taqueria Alonzo and the Linn Dems Campaign Office. Attendees are welcome to bring their laptops, tablets and smartphones to get local and statewide election results.
The Linn County Dems also invite all Democrats to join them in the Veterans Day Parade through downtown Albany on Saturday, Nov. 10.
For more information about the election night gathering and participation in the parade, contact Linn Dems Co-Chair Graham Kislingbury at 541-974-2075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.