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Meet and greet Jamie McLeod Skinner

You are cordially invited to meet candidate for Oregon District 2 House of Representatives, Jamie McLeod Skinner,at an informal house party, Wednesday January 31, 5:30 - 7 PM. Please invite or bring anyone who might be interested in meeting Jamie.
The venue is the home of Sharon Stewart, 2400 Fairview, The Dalles. Any questions please call Sandy Haechrel at
541-298-5004 or Bob Haechrel at 541-965-2205.

Measure 101 Passes!

Measure 101, which approved assessments to fund health care for low-income individuals and families, and to stabilize health insurance premiums passed statewide. In Wasco County, it passed 59.34% to 40.66%, with a turnout of 42.19% of eligible voters. More detailed results at: http://results.oregonvotes.gov/ResultsSW.aspx?type=CTYALL&cty=24

M101 Election Eve Party

A group of us decided to get together tomorrow (Tuesday) night at Clocktower Ales in The Dalles from 7:30pm and on to celebrate the hoped for victory of Measure 101. We will be getting results from websites while we are there. Please join us.

Next POP Meeting: Feb 6 - New Location

The next general POP meeting with be 6pm Tuesday, Feb. 6, at The Riv (formerly The Riverenza) at 10th and Federal, 2 blocks east of the High School. The Riv is under new ownership and we are going to try this out. Food and drinks, including beer and wine, will be available for sale for those who want it. An agenda will be posted as the date gets closer.

Countdown to Election Day: Measure 101

TELL YOUR NEIGHBORS!

We're down to the last three days to pass Measure 101 and protect health care for thousands of Oregonians. What can you do?

-- Get your ballot in, if you haven't already. It's too late to mail, but there are Election Drop Boxes across Jackson County, including a new one at the Phoenix Library.

-- Volunteer to knock on doors or ring phones to remind people to get their ballots in by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

-- Make sure your friends and family members get their ballots in.

REMINDER: Final Measure 101 Rallies

Okay, folks, we are going down to the wire. We're scheduling two rallies here for the last couple of days: Monday at 4pm at the eastside of downtown, just past the traffic circle. Parking available just east of the circle roundabout. Rally till dusk (near to 5pm). Forecast is 25% chance of shower. Second is Tuesday at noon to 1pm at 2nd and Union - in front of the Post Office. Forecast is 75% chance of showers, but we're hoping our good karma gets us a break in the rain. If you would rather go to 6th and Cherry Heights instead either time, please do.

Calling All Candidates!

POPers: Both of our incumbent Republican legislative representatives resigned for other jobs recently and have been replaced by county commissioners with new people. This is a golden opportunity to elect somebody more progressive to one or both of these seats. Both seats take in more than just Wasco County, especially the Senate seat, but as of yet, neither has anybody declared to run against the unelected/appointed incumbents (the appointed Senator was an elected House representative). Deadline for declaring to run for one of these seats is March 6.

Measure 101 Phone Bank Wednesday evening in The Dalles

We still have an opportunity to help get to Yes on Measure 101 by contacting voters through a local phone bank: Wednesday January 17, at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th, from 6 to 8 PM. Click on the link below, scroll down to The Dalles, and register.

https://yesforhealthcare.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6a6022ff2518...

Reminder: M101 Rally Today The Dalles east side

Looks like the weather is going to hold. 4pm at the east side of downtown. I will bring some signs and election cards. We will actually stand along the eastern approach to the traffic circle so as not to distract people dealing with the merging in the circle.

M101 - SEIU/CareWorks phone bank / canvas

Just a reminder that there will be a combined canvas / phone bank (your choice which you do) hosted by SEIU tomorrow, Saturday, starting at 11am, end about 2pm. It is at the Senior Center at Cherry Heights and 9th St. Enter off Cherry Heights. POPers welcome.

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