Douglas County Democrats

Douglas County Democrats "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

Welcome to Douglas County Democrats' page. Our goals are: share news and events from the local party and candidates, share local news and issues, share national and world issues that effect us locally. Guidelines for our posts: keep it positive, no discussion of religion. Guidelines for your posts: please be respectful and constructive. If engaging in a discussion, avoid logical fallacies. Trolls will be banned immediately. Guidelines specific to the 2016 presidential campaigns: we will not endorse any candidate until the national party does. We will try to share candidate posts as fairly as possible. This is very difficult so we decided only to repost if the candidate discusses their position on an issue or policy. Guest opinions: We encourage submitting pieces (like a letter to the editor) as a private message to the page. If the piece meets the page guidelines we are happy to share it. We encourage open discourse, so all points of view are welcome.

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01/01/2021

2021! A whole new, shiny year full of promise and potential. We can choose to view 2021 as a chance to continuing growing and learning and connecting OR we can chose to hide from it ... ignoring the opportunities within our ever changing emotional, political, social and personal landscapes. From my perspective, I can tell you which one is way more FUN! Engage - feel the joy, anger, hope, fear, confusion, love, excitement and learn from it. It is all part of living - but you have to roll around in it, get muddy, feel it.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I say, BRING IT ON!

To Everyone in Douglas County - best wishes for this shiny new year! Let's make it the best year we can.
12/31/2020

To Everyone in Douglas County - best wishes for this shiny new year! Let's make it the best year we can.

Biz restrictions ease with new county COVID level
12/31/2020
Biz restrictions ease with new county COVID level

Biz restrictions ease with new county COVID level

Owners and customers of Douglas County bars, restaurants, gyms and other places where fun happens will be ringing in the new year with a little extra joy and enthusiasm on

UN says Trump Blackwater pardons violate international law
12/30/2020
UN says Trump Blackwater pardons violate international law

UN says Trump Blackwater pardons violate international law

A United Nations panel on Wednesday said that President Trump's pardons for several former Blackwater contractors convicted of killing more than a dozen civilians in Baghdad violated international law.

Oregon businesses break public health orders with backing from armed volunteers, mayors
12/30/2020
Oregon businesses break public health orders with backing from armed volunteers, mayors

Oregon businesses break public health orders with backing from armed volunteers, mayors

It’s been more than a month since rising virus cases prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to issue more emergency public health orders. Some business owners have refused to comply. Now, that defiance is growing, as allies with a common cause promote a coordinated rebellion to begin on New Year’s Day.

Once Upon a time ...   ... back in October, a homeless person came into our office. She had just sold her bicycle, for $...
12/28/2020
I just gave to Douglas County Democratic Party (OR)!

Once Upon a time ...
... back in October, a homeless person came into our office. She had just sold her bicycle, for $30, and she wanted to donate four dollars to our party, to help ensure the victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Connie Page was working in the office that day, and Connie tried to discourage the woman from donating the four dollars, because Connie figured the woman could use the money way better than we could*. The woman was insistent, and would not be dissuaded. It was important to her, for her survival and the country's, she thought, that Biden and Harris be elected.

Well, we wound up accepting her money*, because it was important to her, as well as to us.

Four bucks. And a boatload of passion.

Can I ask you for a similar boatload of passion, right now? And a few bucks?

We know a lot of worthy causes are asking for money and times are still tough for many. Remember that the state of Oregon also offers $50 off of your taxes, to be donated to a political cause you believe in and want to support through the Oregon Political Tax Credit. It’s like a free $50 donation (or $100 for joint-filing couples). If you still can donate at that $50-$100 level, or higher, or lower, we will be enormously grateful. Deadline for 2020 tax credit ends at midnight, 12/31/2020.

Don't sell your bicycle. Don't even dig as deep as that passionate donor did. But, please, give what you can. Help us keep the lights on, and the fight going, for President-elect Biden, and Vice-President-elect Harris to succeed, and to elect Democrats locally and statewide.

We will be just as grateful for four dollars. If you click on the Act Blue link below, you can click on any amount that you want to donate, and we will be grateful. Make it a monthly donation, and we will be especially grateful, since this will smooth out our fundraising efforts and allow us for advance planning.

You can go directly to: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/end2020match to support your Democratic Party values in your own community, or you can mail a check marked “matching funds” to Democratic Party of Douglas County, P.O. Box 931, Roseburg, OR 97470.

Joe Yetter
Chair, Fundraising Committee

*and oh: we will take this wonderful person to lunch a couple of times, and work with her to get her housed. And her dog. We're Democrats, and we want everybody to live happily ever after.

Neighborhood Leaders, PCPs, and all Democrats: please pass this message along!

Join us! Contribute today.

Wishing all the best of the Season and the New Year to all of Douglas County!
12/25/2020

Wishing all the best of the Season and the New Year to all of Douglas County!

12/25/2020
Joe Biden

Joe Biden

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Letter: Denial of reality leaves the rest of us in charge
12/23/2020
Letter: Denial of reality leaves the rest of us in charge

Letter: Denial of reality leaves the rest of us in charge

With the certainty of Joe Biden’s election victory a done deal, many Donald Trump supporters insist the election is a fraud. They still fight tooth and nail to get him

We have received a generous offer from local Douglas County Democrats who will match up to $2,000 of ActBlue contributio...
12/21/2020
I just gave to Douglas County Democratic Party (OR)!

We have received a generous offer from local Douglas County Democrats who will match up to $2,000 of ActBlue contributions to this campaign. New recurring donors' first month of contributions will be matched! Campaign ends 12/31/2020.

Donate Now!

Join us! Contribute today.

The News-Review
12/18/2020

The News-Review

South Umpqua Rentals just delivered a truck load of FREE PPE for small businesses in Douglas County! Come get free PPE for your small business this Monday at South Umpqua Rentals 10AM-3PM or at The News-Review 9AM-5PM!

Officials: No sign of hack affecting cities in Oregon
12/18/2020
Officials: No sign of hack affecting cities in Oregon

Officials: No sign of hack affecting cities in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Amid a newly discovered hack of U.S. government agencies, city officials have been monitoring the situation in Oregon but so far, no intrusions have been detected.

12/18/2020

Congratulations to our newly electioned Officers:

Chair - Connie Page
Vice Chair - Alana Lenihan
Treasurer - Lisa Plaxco
Corresponding Secretary - Kevin Hansberger
Recording Secretary - Michael Cook

And thank you to the Officers who served with so much dedication and passion in the prior term!

Robert Reich
12/18/2020

Robert Reich

This is the richest nation on Earth. Nothing short of survival checks and extended unemployment benefits will do.

Have you contributed to our 50/50  Fight to the Finish Fund yet?Half of your contribution goes to Stacey Abrams Fair Fig...
12/11/2020
I just gave!

Have you contributed to our 50/50 Fight to the Finish Fund yet?

Half of your contribution goes to Stacey Abrams Fair Fight organization to turn out voters in Georgia. Half goes to the Douglas County Democratic Party to help elect Democrats in the 2021 local elections in May. There will be more than 200 Special District positions open here in Douglas.

There's still time to make a difference in Georgia and in Douglas County. Polls show both Senatorial races in Georgia are very close. And we can start working on our local May elections now. With your help, we can take back the Senate and elect Democrats in Douglas. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fight2thefinish

Join us! Contribute today.

2403 lives lost at Pearl Harbor in 1941. We still remember, honor and mourn their loss today. What about the 2000+ lives...
12/07/2020
Gov. Brown orders flags to half-staff in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - KTVZ

2403 lives lost at Pearl Harbor in 1941. We still remember, honor and mourn their loss today. What about the 2000+ lives lost daily to COVID-19? Pearl Harbor was the act of enemy. We are losing Americans to COVID because of incompetence and the politicization of simple life saving acts, like wearing a mask and avoiding large events.

Gov. Kate Brown on Sunday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day from midnight to midnight on Monday, Dec. 7.

https://iqconnect.house.gov/iqextranet/view_newsletter.aspx?id=209273&c=OR04PD
12/05/2020
Extending COVID-19 relief, FEMA Assistance Relief, Protecting Bristol Bay, Aircraft Certification Reform, and Reasserting Congressional War Powers

https://iqconnect.house.gov/iqextranet/view_newsletter.aspx?id=209273&c=OR04PD

As we head into the final weeks of the 116th Congress, I wanted to update you on some of my recent work to fight for extending COVID-19 unemployment benefits, secure relief for Oregonians affected by the devastating wildfires, protect Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine project, reform our broken aircr...

12/04/2020
www.co.douglas.or.us

"Urgent Update - COVID Business Relief Funding for Douglas County"

From the Douglas County Commissioners:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2020

* * * URGENT UPDATE * * *
COVID Business Relief Funding for Douglas County

Applications Available Starting Friday, December 4, 2020 and there is a short time to apply. Please read to end!

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce that they have finally received the grant and funding information from the State of Oregon for the Federal CARES Act Coronavirus Business Relief Fund program that was announced on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, as coming soon to all Oregon counties. The allocation of Federal CARES Act dollars for financial assistance to support Oregon businesses who have been detrimentally impacted by COVID-19 has been divided up amongst the 36 Oregon counties, and each county is responsible for establishing a local application process and allocation program.

In a press release, released earlier today, the CCD Business Development Corporation announced that they have been contracted by the Douglas County Board of Commissioner to administer approximately $1,450,000 in grant funds for the Douglas County COVID-19 Business Grant Program. The funds allocated to Douglas County are a part of the Federal CARES Act Funds that have now trickled down to our local area. These funds were allocated to counties to deploy in the form of grants to small businesses who have been financially impacted. CCD Business Development Corporation is a private nonprofit Oregon corporation which was formed in 1971. CCD enjoys a national reputation as one of the leading economic development organizations in the United States and is the federally recognized Economic Development District for Coos, Curry and Douglas counties.

NOTICE: SHORT TIMELINE TO APPLY!
To Apply: The application will be available at www.ccdbusiness.org on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm, and applications will be accepted through 5:00 pm on Friday, December 11, 2020. You can also access a link to the application from the Douglas County Government website at: www.co.douglas.or.us starting tomorrow at 12:00 pm as well.

“Please be aware that there is a very short window to apply for these funds, so we encourage everyone that has a business in Douglas County, that is eligible to apply, to get their application in as soon as they can! As we have mentioned before, we know that many of our local businesses have been tremendously impacted by COVID, and we are excited to finally see that they will be able to apply for some much needed financial relief,” stated Commissioner Chris Boice.

The CCD press release provided the following information in order to apply for the grant. Eligible Grant Amounts will be from $5,000 - $75,000. It is intended that these funds are equally accessible to all businesses within the following categories:

• Hospitality within the service industry - (Hotels and Motels, Bed-and-Breakfast Inns, RV Parks, Recreational and Vacation Camps, Caterers, Wineries, Breweries, Event Planning, Travel Agencies, Tour Operators, Theme Parks, Bowling Alleys and Theaters)
• Restaurants that do not have a drive-up option.
• Gyms & Fitness Facilities
• These federal funds are directed to affected businesses with 100 or fewer employees.
• Eligible Applicants: Small business must be located in Douglas County.
• Businesses that meet the following eligibility requirements:
• The business is headquartered in Oregon and has its principal operations in Oregon.
• If required by Oregon law to be registered with the Oregon Secretary of State to do business in Oregon, the Business is so registered.
• The business was affected in either one of the following two ways:
• For-profit and non-profit (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) businesses that were prohibited from operations as directed by Executive Orders 20-12 or 20-65.
• For-profit and non-profit (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) businesses that can demonstrate a one-month decline in sales of 25% or more, incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, between March 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020 as compared against the same period of time in 2019.

The following businesses are ineligible to apply for or receive funding:
• Passive real estate holding companies and entities holding passive investments.
• Non-profit entities that do not have federal 501(c)(3) status.
• Businesses that experience a decline in revenues for reasons other than those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. seasonal or cyclical business cycles.)
• Businesses that are delinquent on federal, state or local taxes that were due on or before the date of application.
• Businesses that do not comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
• Businesses that have closed and do not intend to reopen.

CCD Executive Director, Theresa Haga added, “You may be wondering what’s the catch and how do I qualify? The catch is we need businesses to apply and act fast. There is a very short window of time to disburse a large amount of money. We have a small staff working hard to contact as many local businesses as possible, but we really need the community to step up and help us spread the word again. If you are hesitant to apply, don’t be. We are still facing an unknown future with winter ahead of us. We want to help as many of our local businesses as possible while the money is available.”

If you have any questions, you can email CCD at [email protected] or call (541) 672-6728 or contact Douglas County Government at: [email protected] or call (541) 672-3311.

To read the original notification, click here:https://www.co.douglas.or.us/media_room/coronavirus/press_releases/12-03-20%20Urgent%20Update%20-%20COVID%20Business%20Relief%20Funding%20for%20Douglas%20County.pdf






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