WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT THIS WEEK
Join a rally in support of the Postal Service -- Saturday, 10am - 1pm, at the McMinnville Post Office.
What Else is Going On?
We're 54 days from Ballot Mailing Day, and election season is really heating up on social media this week! Hang in there, everyone, it's going to be a rough couple of months. In the group and in community groups elsewhere in McMinnville, the candidacy of Heidi Parker and Brittany Sierra got a lot of attention, as did their ties to Mary Starrett and Lindsay Berschauer. James Goings, sign manager for Lindsay Berschauer, is now Heidi Parker's campaign manager. This Friday he had this to say on Facebook: "When you have left leaning ideologies you're brainless, you're thinking is tilted." Well, we obviously don't agree!
Yamhill County Democrats opened a campaign office this week! It will be open Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-8pm, and Saturdays 10-2pm. They are looking for volunteers to help keep it open, can you sit in the office from 4-8 a night or two? Sign up for their mailing list for more information as the election progresses.
Speaking of the Democrats, this Saturday is the final training of their Candidate Training series, focusing on Fundraising. The speaker is an experienced non-profit and political fundraiser, so consider coming even if you aren't running a campaign right now! Register here.
...thank you to our Newsletter volunteers who help keep this newsletter coming to you! If you're interested in volunteering to help keep Progressive Yamhill running, please email us!
HELPING PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES
Melissa Cribbins (SD-5): https://secure.actblue.com/donate/melissa_cribbins
David Gomberg (HD-10): https://www.electgomberg.com/contribute.html
Bernadette Hansen (SD-12): https://secure.actblue.com/donate/1stask
RJ Navarro (HD-25): https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rj4oregon
Lynnette Shaw (HD-24): https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lynnette-shaw
Sean Scorvo (HD-23): https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hd23
OTHER WAYS TO HELP:
- Donate! (But seriously, donate!)
- Host a yard sign
- Sign up to phone bank
- Follow, comment & like your candidate on Social Media
- Volunteer with the YCD Neighborhood Leaders to get your neighbors ballots in!
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Weekly Newberg Anti-Racism Protest
Friday, August 28, 5pm at Newberg Flag Pole
Save The Post Office From Trump Rally
Saturday, August 22, 10am - 1pm
McMinnville Post Office
Yamhill County Democrats: Local Candidate Training Series
Session Four: Fundraising
Saturday, August 22, 7pm
Register via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eQLaxvn6TUuhIioDIj0AUA
Yamhill County Democrats Monthly Meeting
Thursday, August 27, 6pm social, 7pm meeting
Volunteer Training for Social Media with Lauren Purdy
Wednesday, September 23, 7-10 pm
On Line Event
LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE: October 13, 2020
Does the idea of elected office seem too daunting? Maybe a volunteer position on a board is more your speed. Check out the full updated list here, and apply to something! Your voice is needed.
Yamhill County Committees:
- Local Public Safety Coordinating Council - 2 positions open; one City Mayor or Councilor and one WOU Criminal Justice Program representative
- Local Investment Advisory Committee - 2 citizen positions open
- Cove Orchard Sewer Service District - 2 citizen positions open
- Parks & Rec. Advisory Board – one position open
- Senior Advisory or Disability Services Advisory Council - 2 positions open
- Planning Committee - 1 position possibly opening due to resignation
- Budget Committee - 5 positions open
- Parks & Streets Committee - one position open
- Water & Sewer - one position open
- Planning Committee - one position open
- OR-47 Ad-hoc Advisory Committee multiple positions open
Dundee: Planning Commission - one position
Lafayette: Budget Committee - one position
- City Council Position #4, and 5 Seeking Applications
- Planning Commission - 1 position open
- Citizen’s Rate Review - 1 position open
Willamina: Planning Commission - 1 position open