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If you want to donate to organizations that are helping Ukraine, this article at the Washington Post has a good list. Here is a longer list from CNBC.

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On leaked draft of Roe v Wade

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Congressional District 4 candidate forum on youtube

Joe Yetter files for CD-2

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Regarding Justice Alito's leaked draft on Roe v Wade

KC Hanson, Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon said, “For the first time in American history, the Supreme Court is poised to rip a Constitutional right away from over half our population. This obscene over-reach of judicial activism will immediately allow even the most abusive state laws to stand. These laws take many forms: from barring physicians to properly consult with their patients, to restricting contraception access, to even stripping from women their right to end a rape-induced pregnancy. Oregon Democrats will fight like hell to preserve the fundamental right of Oregon women to keep the government out of their bodies, and elect Democrats at every level who will work to bring women’s rights back to the 21st Century.”

See also:

From Douglas County Chair Connie Page: In response to recent events further restricting a woman’s right to her own health care decisions...click here

From The Atlantic: Alito's Plan to Repeal the Twentieth Century click here

From the Washington Post: The Alito opinion would be like Plessy overturning Brown v. Board of Education click here


Douglas County Democrats,

Check out your candidate for CD2!

Democrat Joseph Yetter Announces Run For Oregon's 2nd Congressional District

A farmer, retired physician, and Army veteran, Yetter commanded hospital at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

Azalea, Oregon. -- Today, Joseph F. Yetter III announced he is running in the Democratic primary for Oregon's 2nd Congressional District. Yetter has already filed with the Oregon Secretary of State and the Federal Election Commission. The seat is currently held by Republican Congressman Cliff Bentz.


Yetter is a U.S. Army veteran who served over 22 years in active duty

on three continents. He is a retired physician, who completed medical school while in uniform and was a board-certified pathologist and board-certified family physician. His military service includes commanding the hospital at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Belgium.

Yetter believes that the current incumbent has failed to reflect the values and long-term interests of Oregonians in the sprawling district. "In his first term in office, Bentz has made it clear he doesn't understand what Oregonians need," said Yetter. "He supported Trump after the insurrection, challenged the results of the 2020 election, and has consistently voted against helping Oregon families through the pandemic. That doesn't reflect Oregon values."

After retirement, Yetter and his wife, Lee, bought a small farm, raising cattle, sheep, chickens and other assorted livestock.

"I think my years of service to others--to our nation, to our veterans, to patients and their families--demonstrate my values," Yetter said. "I look forward to the honor of serving the people of this Congressional District, and I will work hard to earn their votes."

You can find out more about Joe Yetter at joefororegon.com.