How do we govern well - a conversation with our former, current, and future legislators
Thursday June 2, 2022 7 pm on Zoom, Social time at 6:30
East Washington County Dems has always tried to be a forum for thoughtful discussion and development of policy that moves our neighborhoods, cities, and state forward. As we take a deep breath from the primary election, we have a chance to look forward to how we can govern better.
For our June 2nd East WashCo Dems meeting, We will host a discussion on how we can make Oregon government more effective and efficient. With an anticipated November election attack on how Democrats have governed over the last many years, this discussion will hopefully join many other efforts to proactively demonstrate:
That we have achieved many things over the last several years in the face of the pandemic, economic disruption, and disruptive behavior from the other side - that Oregonians’ lives are measurable better than they would have been without Democratic governance.
That we are both honest and thoughtful about where government has not been most effective and that we can respond to this in a way that corrects problems, cuts across branches and levels of government, incorporates feedback from a multitude of sources and proves that good governance improves all lives.
We have invited past, current and future Representatives from our area to share their ideas and reflections on this topic. We will be joined by Reps. Rachel Prusak, Dacia Grayber, and Courtney Neron as well as future Reps Ben Bowman and Jules Walters and Rep "emeritus" Margaret Doherty. It should be an exciting discussion and provide a road map for how we move forward into the November elections and the 2023 long legislative session. As always, while we see the importance of elections, our focus is on policy and governing.
You are welcome to submit questions before the forum at EWCDems@gmail.com. We will try to incorporate them into the discussion.
As always, all are welcome to join us on Zoom for learning, caring conversation, and community. You can reach out to EWCDems@gmail.com with any questions or comments. We will meet at 6:30 for those who wish a social time with the program beginning at 7 pm on June 2, 2022. The zoom link is below. *********************** Topic: EWCDems June 2 Time: Jun 2, 2022 6:30 social time, 7:00 PM program Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 810 9984 6468 Passcode: 338016 One tap mobile +12532158782,,81099846468# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,81099846468# US (Houston)
Video from April 7 EWCDems CD6 Forum
In April East Washington County Dems joined with WashCo HD35, Marion County Dems and others to sponsor a forum for Democratic CD6 candidates. This new congressional district includes Tualatin, Tigard, Sherwood, King City and parts of Beaverton that used to have Suzanne Bonamici as our Congressional Representative. We heard from 7 Democratic candidates for this position. It was a good chance to hear from those running in this complex and nationally followed race.
The forum was moderated by Dr. Edwin Dover (https://wou.edu/publicpolicy/profile/edwin-d-dover/) who has taught Political Science at WOU. His scholarship focuses on American presidential elections and includes six published books and various papers dealing with voting patterns, news coverage, television advertising, and electoral disputes involving the elections from 1960 to 2012.
You can watch the whole 2 hours and 20 minutes here. ( I found it was a great distraction as I did housework!)