Field Organizer Job Description

Apr
06

Field Organizer Position

The Democratic Party of Lane County (“DPLC”) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Field Organizer for work in Eugene/Springfield. The field organizer position is a short-term assignment, with a targeted start date of April 22nd and an end date of May 20th (election day).

Job Responsibilities

The Field Organizer will work to accomplish the following objectives

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Welcome to the (quasi-) new DPLC.org

Jul
22

DPLC.org is currently undergoing maintenance. We will be back up and running at full capacity lickity split.

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Democrats Successfully Enact Foreclosure Reform

Apr
11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 11, 2012  

Homeowners Get Relief as Governor Signs Democrats' Priority

Reforms help underwater Oregon homeowners, hold banks accountable

SALEM- A hard-fought legislative victory for Oregon homeowners became law today as Governor John Kitzhaber signed SB 1552, a top priority of Democrats in the Legislature this February session. 

The foreclosure reform bill requires banks to meet with homeowners facing foreclosure or underwater on their mortgages in mandatory mediation. It allows homeowners to meet with housing counselors prior to mediation, but enables homeowners to bypass housing counselors if they aren’t able to meet within a thirty day period. It also outlaws the practice of dual-track foreclosures in which banks enter into conversations with homeowners to negotiate terms of a loan while simultaneously beginning the process of foreclosure.

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UPDATE: DPLC Endorsements for May 15 Non-Partisan Primary

Mar
30
On March 15, the DPLC Central Committee voted unanimously to endorse Betty Taylor for Eugene City Council - Ward 2 in the May 15 Non-Partisan Primary Election.
 
The Central Committee had previously endorsed the following candidates:
 
Kitty Piercy for Mayor of Eugene
Denise Bean for Mayor of Springfield
Pete Sorenson for Lane County Board of Commissioners – South Eugene
Rob Handy for Lane County Board of Commissioners – North Eugene
George Brown for Eugene City Council – Ward 1
Cj Mann for Springfield City Council – Ward 4
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Priority health care, early learning bills approved in Senate

Mar
05

Health Insurance Exchange & Early Learning Council head to Governor’s desk

SALEM – The Oregon Senate took action today on two major policy initiatives of the 2012 Session. House Bill 4165 implements the Early Learning Council, which will help coordinate resources and programs that serve Oregon’s youngest learners, ages 0-6. House Bill 4164 approves the business plan of the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange, an important step toward increasing access to quality, affordable health insurance for small businesses and individuals.

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Early Learning Bill Advances HB 4165 Will Have Oregon Kids Ready for School

Mar
03

Early Learning Bill Advances
HB 4165 Will Have Oregon Kids Ready for School

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Endorsements of Local Candidates Running for Non-Partisan Election

Feb
17

The candidates for non-partisan office that the Democratic Party has chosen to endorse in the May 15th Primary Election are:

Kitty Piercy for Mayor of Eugene
Denise Bean for Mayor of Springfield
Pete Sorenson for Lane County Board of Commissioners – South Eugene
Rob Handy for Lane County Board of Commissioners – North Eugene
George Brown for Eugene City Council – Ward 1
Nephi Perry for Springfield City Council – Ward 1
CJ Mann for Springfield City Council – Ward 4

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House Democrats Applaud Senate Action on Foreclosure

Feb
16

House Democrats Applaud Senate Action on Foreclosure

Immediate Action Needed to Address Housing Crisis and

Protect Middle Class Homeowners

SALEM- House Democratic leaders today applauded passage in the Oregon Senate of two bills to address the foreclosure crisis. The Senate approved two measures on overwhelming bipartisan votes, sending them to the House where Democrats hope to take immediate action. Efforts on the part of Democrats to pass a package of foreclosure legislation stalled in the House when House Republican leadership refused to even hold hearings on the bills.

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House Democrats Pass Business and Jobs Bill

Feb
14

Credit Enhancement Fund Expansion Helps Small Business

SALEM- A bill to help Oregon businesses get loans to feed growth and spur hiring passed the Oregon House of Representatives today on a 59 -0 vote. HB 4150, expanding the Credit Enhancement Fund, is a centerpiece of the House Democrats’ February jobs package aimed at improving access to capital and getting Oregonians back to work.

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Slate of Jobs Bills Moves Forward

Feb
09

Two More Bills to Support Business and Job Growth Pass

SALEM – It has been a good week for jobs legislation in the Oregon House of Representatives as a series of bills designed to support business and facilitate job growth passed their first committees.

The Transportation and Economic Development Act of 2012 (HB 4028) and a bill expanding Oregon’s Credit Enhancement Fund (HB 4150) moved from the House Transportation and Economic Development Committee on Thursday, joining the Oregon Investment Act in a slate of proposals garnering bipartisan and business group support.

Rep. Dave Hunt (D-Clackamas County), Co-chair of

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