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Action #6: Redistricting, continued

A group of us met with Senator Dave Senjem (R-Rochester) this morning and discussed SF 370, which would establish a non-partisan, independent committee to facilitate the redistricting process that takes place each decade. 142 more words

Gerrymandering

Predatory Lending: How Does It Work & Why Can't We Restrict It?

Industry lobbyists assert that without Pay Day Lenders, New Mexicans suffering emergency cash needs would be without resources. But as this post reveals, the truth is they prey on the vulnerable, and our legislators haven’t had the will to turn away from unscrupulous lobbyists like Raymond Chavez. 2,067 more words

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170224 - On Lists of Things to Do and the Future.

There are quite a few lists out there, and most of them are useful.

What I want to say here is that the decision to act, to be present, is important. 781 more words

Politics

Editorial: Two choices to end the Whitsett maneuver

A little less than a year ago, Oregon Sen. Doug Whitsett and his wife, Rep. Gail Whitsett, both of Klamath Falls, did voters in their respective districts a disservice. 41 more words

Opinion

ELECTION REFORM

Representative Moulton,

The path forward for the Progressive agenda is going to be difficult, but one way to clear the way long term is for wholesale election reform. 251 more words

MA CD 6

Santa Fe Dem. Ward Elections Sat-Mon; Moral Monday Volunteers Needed

A quick post with info on the Democratic Ward Elections–important to get folks active. Also a request for volunteers on Moral Monday, Feb. 20, to staff a table in the Rotunda, distribute flyers, and work the crowd. 413 more words

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Rep. McLane submits election reform bill

Oregon House Republican Leader Mike McLane introduced a bi-partisan bill Thursday that would prevent incumbents from hand-picking successors during elections.

Sponsored by both leading Republicans and Democrats, House Bill 2945 would extend the filing deadline for candidates if an incumbent withdrew from the election shortly before or after the scheduled deadline. 10 more words

Oregon Legislature