My district rep told me once that Democrats have been in power in Oregon for so long, you have to reach across the aisle to get anything done. They don’t want to stir the pot.
Both parties take money from their donors and vote in favor of corporate greed. These elected officials get their paychecks from our hard-earned money. We are their bosses. The people are going to have the chance to be heard on Oregon’s primary day, May 19th, 2020.
Our current representative(in Congress) is a millionaire who takes corporate money and votes in favor of corporate interests. He is terrible on climate change & healthcare. He takes money from big pharma, the NRA, the oil and gas industry, the corporate forestry industry, and voted against the $15 an hour minimum and in favor of expanding Trump’s military budget.
Mark Gamba is running a grassroots campaign. He is currently the mayor of Milwaukie and has transformed the city. Milwaukie is now one of the most climate friendly cities in the state. Gamba has spent time focusing on housing affordability and the climate crisis. Gamba is aware of the problem of money in politics, “We know there are solutions to these problems and we need people in the U.S. Congress with the political will to get these issues fixed without being beholden to the corporations that fund our current elected officials. That’s why I’m running for Congress.”
On May 19th, vote like your future depends on it, because it does.