I remember the feeling. That feeling that I could have done more. I was complacent. I thought we would win, so I voted and that was that. I felt like I had done my part. But, fuck. I remember the feeling when we lost. NEVER. AGAIN.
Oregonians: We have one hell of a race on our hands. We, in our "green and progressive" state have coasted at times, we have taken for granted the bubble so many of us live in. It's not guaranteed and now, more than ever, our states need to punch far above our weight. If you’re like me, you believe that our governor could be stronger and fight harder. It's up to us to make that happen. But remember, we live in a state where 94% of our residents have access to healthcare, and 100% of our children do — regardless of documentation. We became the first state in the nation to guarantee reproductive health care services. We are one of eight states, and DC, that requires background checks on private gun sales. We are a sanctuary state.
Should we do more? Hell, yes. Should our governor do more? Hell, yes.
Don't be complacent. Keep sight of the greater good and the good fight ahead of us. The arc of history doesn't always bend as quickly as we'd like it to. But it doesn't bend without us, without you. We need you. Be an active participant in this crazy world we live in. Hold tight to the ground we have gained, don't ever back down, and resolve to do better. Remember. Persist. Resist. VOTE. We are fortunate to have the freedom to do so — and to tell our elected leaders that we want more from them. We, the people of Oregon, can and must step up and fight for a brighter future for us all.
On the ballot: Governor Brown's opponent is well funded and the race is tight. Thank you, @oregongovbrown. We've got your back. Now, let's go bigger. Initiative Petition 1 would ban state funding for abortions. Initiative Petition 22 would repeal Oregon's sanctuary state status. November 6. VOTE.
Dear lovely friends in Oregon: If you're not registered to vote or not sure your info is up to date, get your shit together: http://oregonvotes.gov/myvote -
Not inspired or engaged? Check your privilege. VOTE. #riseupandvote #whenweallvote