INDIVISIBLE CEDAR MILL OREGON
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OUR MISSION: Rebuild and maintain a progressive majority in every level of government – federal, state and local.
May 12, 2018
Day 476 of 1461 days – 1/3 of the way there!
Dear Co-defendants –
THE LOCAL VOTE IS NIGH
Only three days to go to the vote count. Our Indivisible chapter has endorsed Greg Malinowski for County Commission, Kathryn Harrington for County Commission Chair, Steven Burke for Judge, and Juan Carlos Gonzales for Metro Board. We declined any endorsement for District Attorney.
True to our commitments, members of Indivisible Cedar Mill have been canvassing door-to-door, talking to local Democrats and ginning up our candidates. Canvassing is not everybody’s favorite method of support, but it is a learned experience, yielding both votes and interesting experiences. For those of us who have shied away from it this primary, steel yourself for the general election in November. That election is too critical to allow fear to counsel us!
The next special election is set for August 7 in Ohio 12, the area right around Co;umbus. The spritely named Danny O’Connor will be heading up the side of the angels.
And the election still looks very good for the House of Representatives and still looks chancy at best for the Senate. Progressives will take over the House, barring some really unfortunate turn of events (like Trump declaring an election unnecessary, or the results invalid due to irregular registration!). The only question is how big will be our victory, and the answer to that should be as big as we can possibly get it to be. The House has many powers, but the king power right now is the Right to Impeach. The impeachment process may stall in the senate, but it is a House proceeding to begin the lengthy process; the Senate merely gets to try the impeached (Section 1; Article 3 of the US Constitution). A two-thirds vote is required for a guilty finding, and is unlikely. Nevertheless, they have to hold the trial!
The Senate election favorable to the Democrats requires that two out of Manchin, McCaskill and Heide Heitkamp win their elections – a tough call for these senators. It is also dependent on Rosen in Nevada and Sinema in Arizona winning their contests. Tennessee may fall to the Democrats with a popular ex-governor Bredesen going up against Marsha Blackburn there, and barely leading right now.. Out of the thirty-three senators up for reelection in this grade, twenty-seven are Democrats or Independents – an unfortunate turn of events! So it is not impossible, just unlikely!
The Arizona seat held by John McCain is open to question. Given the severe nature of his illness, he may not last through his tenure.
If you’d like to increase the chances for these senators to win, just Google them and send some money to their campaigns.
We did a lot of post-carding for Dr Hiral Tiperneni who was opposing Debbie Lesko in a heavily Republican district in a special election in Arizona. The previous Republican representative had won the district by 20 points. Hiral Tiperneni lost by only five points and will be running again in November for the general election. We shall be supporting her yet again!
The meeting is set for Monday, May14, at 1750 NW 131st, 97229. Doors open at 6:30PM and the meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM. Refreshments, both adult and juvenile will be provided along with a few tasty snacks.
L’audace, encore l’audace, et toujours l’audace!