The Ashland Chronicle
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URGENT: Senior Center Ad Hoc Committee Meeting - January 8, 2018, 3:15-5:15pm COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 1175 E. MAIN STREET

Civic Action

You need to know what the ad hoc committee has planned for the center.  Citizens need to hear what they are planning. Their plan for the senior is NOT what we had; not even close.  But you be the judge, attend the meeting. One issue:  why weren't these plans presented slowly with citizen input on each recommendation?  Citizens have 20 …

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TurboVote

Civic Action

TurboVote is a way to simplify our path to citizen strength. Besides voting, every related act now will count. If we need ease and simplicity to stand up, then so be it. Source: TurboVote

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Two New Police Officers : Now What??

Civic Action

Two New Police Officers : Now What?? On Jan 2, 2018, the  Ashland City Council gave the go ahead on funding & hiring the two remaining police officers that Police Chief Tighe O’Meara had requested. Now the conundrum:  how to pay for them? This is the issue that took up most of the Council’s attention and debate last night. Watching …

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Speaking Truth to Power - City's Budget Is in Trouble, Yet Council Hires Two New Police Officers!

Civic Action

Another Citizen Speaks Truth to Power  ---- Last night our Mayor & City Council agreed to fund the hiring of TWO additional police officers (which makes 4 new hires in total) since the latest budget was approved in June with ANOTHER surcharge set to hit our monthly utility bills. The new charges will likely start (+$2.50 month) from July 2018. Lacking any prioritization, vision or strategy the …

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Oregon Secretary of State: Voting & Elections

Civic Action

Voting and elections information for Oregon including candidate and campaign services, help for military and overseas voters. Source: Oregon Secretary of State: Voting & Elections

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Mocha Musings: Time for an end to violence on women -- Susanne Severeid

Civic Action

Mocha Musings: Time for an end to violence on women By Susanne Severeid With all the recent take-downs of powerful men due to sexual harassment accusations, it made me wonder — why have I found it entirely commonplace to go through my purse on any given day and find the following: pepper spray (in an attractive metallic pink tube), a …

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Tax March

We're hitting the road...

Categories: National Action

From: Nicole Gill, Tax March <info@taxmarch.org> The next phase of this fight starts today. Hey -- Thanks (again) for signing on to #RepealtheTrumpTax. Now more than ever, we need folks like you to keep fighting. Too many lives and livelihoods are on the line to back down now, especially as Trump and Republicans in Congress prepare to gut vital services …

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Just now: Trump-Pence-Kobach commission SHUT DOWN

Categories: National Action

Donald Trump just backed down big time, and it’s all thanks to us. Just moments ago, the White House announced it would dissolve its phony “election integrity” commission -- citing the multiple lawsuits against it, one of which was brought by Common Cause. The commission was first set up to manufacture evidence for the President’s false claim that there were …

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2018 is here

Categories: National Action

The blue wave is coming.Dear Indivisibles, In 2017, we accomplished so much. We resisted. We organized. We made phone calls. We rallied. We held our elected officials accountable. We won elections. We built power. And we started a movement. Thanks to the incredible work of Indivisibles across the country, in 2018, we are a force to be reckoned with. And, …

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