What's Happening

"The story of demagogues is as old as civilization. They have risen and fallen like the tides, always leaving in their wake misery, destruction and death. They exploit the frustrations and anger generated by a decayed society. They make fantastic promises they never keep. They demonize the vulnerable as scapegoats. They preach hatred and violence. They demand godlike worship. They consume those they rule." ~ Chris Hedges

​"If ever the time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." ~ Samuel Adams, revolutionary (1722-1803) 
Jamie McLeod-Skinner
Canvassing Weekend
What: Canvassing weekend for Jamie McLeod-Skinner
When: Saturday, April 14 10:-11:00 and Sunday, April 15, 3:30-4:30
Where: Meet at Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St. Bend (Dog Park parking lot)

Last month, the membership of The Vocal Seniority voted overwhelmingly to endorse Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Congressional District 2. As the campaign continues, we will apprise you of opportunities to help with her campaign should you so choose.

This from Jamie's campaign:

"Join us at a canvassing event or contact us directly and we’ll get you started individually!

We have a few canvassing events coming up this week and we’re hoping that you will be able to join us for one of them. We had a hardy group of volunteers who came out today and braved the elements knocking on over 400 doors for Jamie this weekend!

If you have a smart phone or smart device, please bring! You can download the MiniVAN app which is a super slick system that has the map, script and you can instantly log the results as you canvas. Feel free to download the app prior to any of these events. Once you’re set-up on MiniVAN you can walk canvasses anytime at your own leisure!

Email us at grassroots@mcleodskinner.com or call / text either Nichole or Nancy for more information or for maps.

The maps consist of about 25-40 households which takes about 1-1.5 hours to walk.

We are scheduling additional canvassing events this week to hopefully get a time that works for everyone."

March for Science

What: Central Oregon March for Science 2018
When: Saturday, April 14 10:00 am
Where: Drake Park, Bend

On April 14, 2018

From Washington D.C. to Abuja, Nigeria, science supporters across the globe are mobilizing.  Events range from science expos and festivals to rallies and large-scale marches but they are united with shared goals. March for Science events energize science advocates from multiple spheres to create tangible change and call for greater accountability of public officials to enact evidence-based policy that serves all communities.  


Here in Central Oregon, we will be gathering at Drake Park and marching through downtown, ending at Crows Feet Commons. We all know we shouldn't have to be doing this, but do this we must! 

Come join your fellow sane Central Oregonians in holding our local and national public officials accountable for their actions by demanding that they never allow political ideology to TRUMP evidence-based policy decisions.

Action Alert!

What:  #ResistTrumpTuesday
Where: Walden Corner (Bond & Greenwood)
When: Tuesday, April 17, 11:30-12:30

This week's theme TBD (soon)

Important Reminder: 

These are especially volatile times. Sometimes people engage in inexplicable acts, from the simply rude to the dangerous. Standing on the street corner and loudly protesting Trump and Walden’s unconscionable agenda is our right and, in fact, our duty. But it always carries some element of risk. If you did not attend our “Know Your Rights!” workshop in May, we encourage you to watch it (see below).

We may be an unruly lot at times, but we must remain a peaceful one. Please DO NOT ENGAGE with any counter-protesters that may be present. There’s plenty of room for all.

That said, bring your signs! Bring your voices! Bring your friends! Vive la résistance!