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Progressive Yamhill: Acting Together Locally
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WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT THIS WEEK

We send this newsletter with heavy hearts.  The last two weeks have been difficult for us all, on top of the 6 month anniversary of the Pandemic quarantine, and the news about the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was so hard to hear.   There are 45 days until the 2020 Election.  As a wise woman said: Grieve today.. wake up and fight like hell tomorrow.  
We've got a new way to connect with you!  Text "yamhill" to 844-922-1227 to be subscribed to our new Text Alert system.  This new tool will help us reach you when urgent action is needed -- we won't send general updates, so don't worry about your text messages getting clogged up.  

Yamhill County Democrats opened a campaign office!  It will be open Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-8pm, and Saturdays 10-2pm.   PIck up Biden/Harris yard signs, and signs for local candidates Lynnette Shaw, Bernadette Hansen, RJ Navarro as well!  Drop by to grab Get Out the Vote postcards to write to infrequent voters - they've written over 4,000 so far!  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.  

 

LOCAL CANDIDATES

See the full list of local city candidates here

Amity:
Mayor: Joshua Clark, no challenger
Council Position 1 - Sandy McArthur, no challenger
Council Position 3 - no candidate filed
Council Position 5 - no candidate filed

Carlton:
Mayor:
Incumbant Brian Rake, challenger Linda Watkins
City Council (vote for 3): Scott Carl, Carey Rhoads, Guillherme Brandao, Kevin Skipper, Grant Erickson

Dayton:
City Council (vote for 3):
Annette Frank, Kitty Mackin, Trini Marquez

Dundee
Mayor:
David Russ, no challenger
Councilperson (vote for 3): Jeannette Adlong, Tim Weaver

Lafayette: 
Mayor:
Wade Witherspoon, no challenger
Councilperson (vote for 3): James Drebin, Lee Gilgan, Gregory Goularte, Tracy Luttrell, Hilary Malcomson, Jeffrey Olson, Kayla Paulsen, Jeremy Rametes, Doreen VanTyne

McMinnville:
Mayor: Incumbant Scott Hill, challenger Heidi Parker
Ward 1: No Incumbant, challengers Lisa McCracken, Chris Chenoweth
Ward 2: Incumbant Kellie Menke, challenger Brittany Ruiz
Ward 3: Incumbant Adam Garvin, challenger Tynan Pierce
Parker, Chenoweth and Ruiz are running as a consolidated conservative ticket with support from Commissioner Mary Starrett and Commissioner-elect Lindsay Berschauer.

Newberg: 
City Council District 1: Incumbent Elise Yarnell Hollamon, no challenger
District 3: Incumbent Denise Bacon, challenger Adam McGuffie
District 5: No incumbent, Challengers Nick Morace, Maryl Kunkel, Shy Summer Montoya, Mike McBride

Sheridan: 
Councilperson (vote for 3):
Christina "Chrissy" Davis, Roxie A. Acuff, Walter D. Brewster, James R. Buckles, Aaron Baer, Faith Dauvin

Willamina: 
Mayor:
Bob Burr, George Young
Councilperson (vote for 3): Rita Baller, James Daley, Tyler Crook, Craig Johnson, Barry Wilson

Yamhill: 
Mayor:
Yvette Potter, no challenger
City Councilperson (vote for two): Independent Ticket: Tim Askey, City Ticket: Erin Edelen Kutter, Marci Hedin
 

ELECT PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES

Melissa Cribbins (SD-5): 
Volunteer: https://www.melissacribbins.com/sign-up/
Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/melissa_cribbins
David Gomberg (HD-10):
Volunteer: David@ElectGomberg.com
Donate: https://www.electgomberg.com/contribute.html
Bernadette Hansen (SD-12):
Volunteer: https://www.bernadettehansen.com/volunteer
Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/1stask
RJ Navarro (HD-25):
Volunteer: https://ramironavarro.org/volunteer/
Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rj4oregon
Lynnette Shaw (HD-24):
Volunteer: https://lynnetteshawfororegon.com/volunteer/
Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lynnette-shaw
Sean Scorvo (HD-23):
Volunteer: https://www.facebook.com/groups/519486225652548/
Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hd23

OTHER WAYS TO HELP:
  • Donate! (But seriously, donate!)
  • Host a yard sign
  • Send postcards
  • 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! Email secretary@ycdemocrats.org to get a list of your Democratic neighbors.
Upcoming Events

Progressive Yamhill maintains a community calendar of progressive events - sign up to 'follow' it on Google!

Know of an upcoming event we should share?  Email the details to progressive.yamhill@gmail.com!

Phone Bank Events for Candidates:
Lynnette Shaw (HD24): Thursdays 5pm, Saturdays 11am
Register at: https://lynnetteshawfororegon.com/phone-banking/

Bernadette Hansen (SD12): Tuesdays, 4:30pm, Saturdays 2pm
Email  bh4d12carrie@gmail.com to join

    
Sign Pickup Party for Mayor Scott Hill, Lisa McCracken (Ward 1), Kellie Menke (Ward 2)
Saturday, September 19, 12-2pm
McMinnville Public Library Parking Lot

Volunteer Training for Social Media with Lauren Purdy
Wednesday, September 23, 7-10 pm
On Line Event

Yamhill County Democrats Monthly Meeting
Thursday, September 24, 7pm meeting
Register:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpceuuqDsoGtSncFRC7x0V4dJVztqqDm0y

Oregon's Racist History - And Its Effect on Oregonians Today
Wednesday, September 30, 6:30-8:00pm
Zoom Meeting


Progressive Yamhill Book Club: The Riches of This Land, with author Jim Tankersley
Wednesday, October 7, 6pm
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82716857442?pwd=c1hZNEJFdEJRU1VwQU5hdEtYZDFJZz09


LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE: October 13, 2020

Volunteer Opportunities
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
Amity:
  • Budget Committee - 5 positions open
  • Parks & Streets Committee - one position open
  • Water & Sewer - one position open
Carlton:
  • Planning Committee - one position open
  • OR-47 Ad-hoc Advisory Committee multiple positions open
Dayton:
Dundee: Planning Commission - one position
Lafayette: Budget Committee - one position
McMinnville:
Newberg:
  • City Council Position #4, and 5 Seeking Applications
  • Planning Commission - 1 position open
  • Citizen’s Rate Review - 1 position open
Sheridan:
Willamina:
Planning Commission - 1 position open
Progressive Yamhill is a non-partisan group with a regional focus on Yamhill County politics at the city, county, and state level, as well as a vehicle to connect with neighbors on issues and actions at a federal level.  Our goal is to connect, educate, inform, and actively participate in the creation of a local community that shares and supports our mission.  You can learn more about our origin, and our group, at our website.

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We Are engaged residents and friends of Yamhill Valley who believe in developing a community that both respects and creates equity, inclusion, safety and freedom from fear & hate for all. Our purpose is to educate & inform, and to actively participate in the creation of a local climate in support of these beliefs.
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