February News from Oregon
February 2017 Special Elections Newsletter
Fellow Greens, as this year of 2017 gets underway, I want to say how thankful I am to be entering such a time of opportunity to do good work for our communities, our families, and our common public benefit. Times of challenge galvanize us to be better, and to show Oregon and the nation what "better" really looks like when it goes to work, and with the Pacific Green Party I welcome and thank you for stepping into this vital moment alongside me.
My name is Jacqueline DeVaney, and I will be running for Clatsop County Health District, position #3. I am running for this position because I am passionate about helping the vulnerable members of our communities who require advocates familiar with their problems and the ways to help them. I have spent over 6 years as a home health, dialysis, and medical-surgical nurse, and as a clinical coordinator of a dialysis facility acknowledged to be outstanding in the region. I am also the current Chair of the Pacific Green Party's Clatsop County Chapter, and a member of the Pacific Green Party State Coordinating Committee, to which I was elected on the day of the Women's March on Washington.
I have more good news. There are Green candidates like myself running for elected office in Clatsop County and the first thing I want to encourage you to do is VOTE in the upcoming Special Election on May 16th.
If you are ready to walk at the head of a movement, and especially if you want more progressive leaders and policies, I urge you: consider running for office yourself. Visit our Run For Office page for all the information you need to find a position opening in your area and begin your quest to make a difference as a Green in elected office. Do it now! The March 16th Election Day filing deadline is approaching quicker than you think, and an early start always makes for a good race. Even if you don't plan on running for office, our Elections Committee is looking for volunteers and I encourage you to help out.
A Pacific Green Party Convention tentatively set for June is something I heartily invite you to support and attend. The Convention will feature a day of training on how to run campaigns, how to use the media, and grassroots organizing; and another day of strategic planning. Please do volunteer to help with logistics and training for this exciting convention. See you there!
We are funded by your donations, not corporate sponsorship. The basics of political work are important, and important goals require--and deserve!--strong commitments in time and money. To make the strongest impact, please become a Supporting Member. Your donations enable us to contact people, get work done, get your candidates on the ballot, and make our progressive agenda into the reality of the built environment of our future. Best of all, your donation may cost you nothing (visit Oregon Political Tax Credit for full details).
Finally, if you have have an idea of what needs to be done, with the help of the Pacific Greens, to bring about a socially responsible, ecological future in your region, and a will to see it done, bring it to your chapter meeting and take the lead. The Greens are a party of people, a party of work, of love, and of ideas, who thrive on the symbioses they find in cooperation with others.
Pacific Green Party of Oregon