Our candidate forum Voices of Rural Oregon: A Kitchen Table Conversation is coming up.  On Tuesday, Oct. 11th from 6-8pm rural and small town Oregonians will gather in Scappoose for a forum with candidates seeking to replace Congressman Wu in Oregon’s First Congressional District. This will be a different kind of candidate forum.  We will be telling our stories of our experiences and asking candidates what kind of bold representation they can offer in DC.  RSVP right now to let us know you can join us.  Read on for details about a carpool from your community.  Click here to share your story of what’s keeping the American Dream out of reach for you.


Date: October 11, 2011
Time: 6:00pm
Location: St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
51555 SW Old Portland Rd.
Scappoose, OR 97056

Carpool information available here.
In anticipation of the forum we are gathering stories of real people’s experiences.  What is it like to lose your job or live on unemployment?  How close is the threat of foreclosure for you? How is deportation impacting you and your community? Share your story here. Pass this message along to your email lists, your address book, your friends.  Invite them to share their stories and to join us on Tuesday, Oct. 11th in Scappoose for our forum for a progressive candidate for District 1. For more details email or call 503-543-8417.
Share your story: What’s keeping the American Dream out of reach?Growing up, you learn that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything. It’s the American Dream: a good job, a place of your own, and a sense of stability and security — that we are all supposed to be able to reach, if we just work hard and play by the rules. In two weeks, the Rural Organizing Project, Columbia County Citizens for Human Dignity, and Working Families, along with and Rebuild the Dream, are hosting a non-partisan candidates forum for the candidates running to represent Oregon’s 1st Congressional District in Congress. Those candidates need hear that the American Dream is slipping further and further out of reach. There’s where you come in. This race is about more than just Oregon’s 1st District, it’s about Oregon, so that’s why we need you to share your story of how this tough economy is impacting you and your family.How is this economy impacting you and your family? Click here to share your story of what’s keeping the American Dream out of reach for you. Then join us in Scappoose on Tuesday, Oct. 11th.

Carpool Opportunities for District 1 Candidate Forum
Washington County
Forest Grove            Time: 4:45pm
Location & address: Adelante Mujeres: 2420 19th Avenue, Forest Grove. Park on the street or behind the building if there is space.
Coordinator, email & phone: Eduardo Corona:, 503-545-0179
Beaverton/Hillsboro         Time: 5pm
Location & address: Washington Democrats office, 140 NE 3rd St, Hillsboro
Coordinator, email & phone: Ron Morgan:, 503-715-7674
Clatsop County
To join a carpool from Clatsop county contact Cara Shufelt:, 503-543-8417
Yamhill County
Newberg        Time: 4:30pm
Location & address: Fred Meyer parking lot (on the grocery side)
Coordinator, email & phone: Denise Bacon,, 503-840-5023
McMinnville Time: 4:30pm
Location & address: Democratic Headquarters, 309 NE 3rd Street at Cowl (across from Harvest Fresh and in the same building as the Grand Ballroom). Meet in the parking area behind the headquarters.
Coordinator, email & phone: Liz Marlia- Stein:, 971-241-1258
Multnomah County
To join a carpool from the Portland area, contact Greg Margolis:, 503-285-6603
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