|"We are cutting programs at a time of record inequality in our nation, and yes, they will hurt families in Oregon, some of these core programs that simply put food on the table," Merkley said. Oregonians will receive about $60 a month less in SNAP benefits. He still voted YES for the Farm Bill, as did Senator Wyden. On the other hand, Congressional Representative Peter Defazio's Eugene staffer remarked on a call that he voted NO on the farm bill because "it would hurt poor and hungry people".|
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The Pacific Green Party of Oregon endorses the right of Gay and Lesbian couples to marry for the same reasons as anyone — to make a public promise of love, responsibility and lifetime commitment. They want to stand in front of family and friends and make a lifetime commitment to the person they love, to share all the joys and sorrows that life can bring, and to be a family, and to be able to protect that family. None of us would want to be told it’s illegal to marry the person we love.Continue reading
A message from Jill Stein on the upcoming Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit:
The Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit is a grassroots action campaign that begins with a mobilization this spring: Earth Day to May Day: 10 Days to Change Course. It provides coordinated action across fronts of struggle and national borders to harness the transformative power we already possess as a thousand separate movements sweeping the planet, rising up against the global assault on our shared economy, ecology, peace and democracy. Momentum is building rapidly.Continue reading