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EOP: Important Announcements and Information

Eastern Oregon Patriots

9/12 Project

In this Mailer:

1.      Please Consider Running for Office

2.      Upcoming Events

3.      Words about the Making of America Seminar

4.      AFSCME comes to the aid of Jenson and Smith

5.     Constitution Bowl in La Grande

6.      Websites to Bookmark

7.      Making of America Seminar Information

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Please Consider Running for Office

2010 Election Notice:

Many positions in our cities and county will be up for election this year. We would like to encourage all able 9/12 members to consider running for office – whether it be for city council, mayor, a county position, or a precinct person within your party. We need our local government to adhere to constitutional principles, stay within the proper role of government, and demonstrate fiscal responsibility. We need good, honest men and women who are committed to preserve liberty for the future generations.

Attached is the list of all elected offices in Union County or go to http://www.meetup.com/Eastern-Oregon-Patriots/files/

and scroll down to  “Elected_Officials_in_Union_County.” The year of election and re-election for each position is listed.  The only positions that are partisan on this list are the County Commissioners. One person has filed on the Primary Ballot for County Commissioner Position 2.  No one has currently filed for Position 1.  A non-partisan candidate can file between June 2 and Aug 24.

The filing deadline for the May Primary is March 9 at 5:00 pm.  The cities generally hold their election in conjunction with the General Election in November.  Each city has their own filing office, requirements and time lines.  Forms for filing for office may be found on line at: www.sos.state.or.us/elections/publications , the Secretary of State’s Office is no longer printing election manuals that are distributed to each County.

If you are a member of a political party please run for Precinct Committeeperson.  This is position with not many time demands but it will allow you to be in a position to influence the direction of your party.  Our country needs you to stance up for Constitutional principles within your local party.  The SEL105 form need to run for Precinct Committeeperson is at http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/publications/complete_listing.html

If now is not the right time for you, but maybe later down the road is, attend town meetings or volunteer to be on a committee.  Often places on these committees go vacant. You can gain valuable experience that will later help you in office, all while helping your community.  Your community needs you!

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Upcoming Events:
March 2ndTea Party (4/15) planning meeting 6:30 p.m. at the Flying J

March 4th – This Thursday, Chapter Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Flying J –

Friends of the Grande Ronde Valley will talk to us about the plans for the hundreds of windmills to surround the town of Union.

Orrin Lay and Michelle Babcock will discuss with us Principles 5 – 8 from the book “The 5,000 Year Leap.”

Principle 5:  All things were created by God, therefore upon Him all mankind are equally dependant, and to Him they are equally responsible.

Principle 6:  All men are created equal

Principle 7:  The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things.

Principle 8:  Men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.

March 13thCoalitions in Action Convention – Salem, OR

Register at http://oregon912project.org/content/registration

(Several of us are attending.  Email me if you are interested in carpooling or sharing a hotel room with someone).

April 1st – Chapter Meeting – Meet the candidate Colleen McLeod

April 10th – “Making of America” seminar by National Center for Constitutional Studies

Preregistration is required – email [email protected]

April 15th – Tea Party in La Grande

Call for Freedom – Call in live each Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. (PST). Dial – 1(218) 862-7200 then enter access code 467648 to join the call. Explore political topics related to liberty and freedom.

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Making of America Seminar

This is a great opportunity for 9/12 members and other citizens to receive a crash course on the principles behind the founding of our great country and our divinely inspired Constitution.  One needs to understand the Founders’ original intent to recognize where the politicians and people have strayed, and to protect our Constitution and liberties.

We all know friends, family, neighbors and associates that would be interested to learn or be refreshed on this  knowledge.  In the next month commit to yourself to tell 5 people about the seminar.

Preregistration is required.  This should be done by March 10th.  The presenters need to make sure the registration fees cover their materials.   They travel on their own expense.

RSVP to [email protected]

More information about the seminar is at the end of this email.

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This is an interesting article concerning a couple of our local Republican primaries for state legislators.

Jeff Mapes on Politics

Oregon & National Politics News & Analysis by The Oregonian’s Jeff Mapes

Oregon Legislature, Taxes, labor unions »

AFSCME comes to aid of Jenson and Smith

By Jeff Mapes, The Oregonian

February 26, 2010, 5:04PM

I was talking to AFSCME officials about the upcoming legislative races Friday and they didn’t spend much time talking about defending their Democratic allies in the fall.  Instead, they were focused on how they intend to come to the aid of two Republican legislators from Eastern Oregon who face tough primary races.

“We may play more in those Republican primaries than we do in some of the other races,” said Ken Allen, executive director of Oregon AFSCME Council 75.

Jenson and Smith, of course, have been taking fire from conservatives because they cast votes in favor of the Democratic tax package.  Jenson, of Pendleton, supported both the increase on corporations and on high-income individuals while Smith voted for the latter tax hike.

Both have drawn primary opponents.  Union County Commissioner Colleen MacLeod is challenging Smith and Mike Mathisen, a food service manager at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla, is running against Jenson.

As it happens, the presence of two prisons in Jenson’s district, as well as a variety of other state offices and a hospital in Hermiston with AFSCME members, has made the union something of a force in Umatilla County.

Don Loving, a spokesman for the union, said there are some 1,200 AFSCME members in the county and he expected them to do quite a bit of canvassing for both candidates.  “We don’t went them to get swept out by this right-wing over-reaction,” said Loving.

The AFSCME officials may have had their attention focused by the announcement earlier this week that Oregon Right-to-Life and three conservative groups had endorsed Mathisen.

http://blog.oregonlive.com/mapesonpolitics/2010/02/afscme_comes_to_aid_of_jenson.html

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Constitution Bowl

EOP 9/12 Project is planning to put on a Constitution Bowl for the area schools to celebrate Constitution Day this fall.  You can help be a part of this great event in many different ways. Email [email protected] if you would like to help.

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Websites to Bookmark:

www.congress.org – Learn how your elected representatives voted
www.opensecrets.org – Discover who is providing the funding for politicians
www.votesmart.org – Find your elected representatives’ voting record

“Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. ” -Thomas Jefferson

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” -Thomas Jefferson

Making of America Seminar

Presented by an instructor from the National Center for Constitutional Studies

When: Saturday, April 10th

8:30am – 4:30 pm

Where:  Akerman Hall room 210, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande

*Space is limited and preregistration is required.

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Here is the general outline and timing of our one-day Making of America seminar:

8:30am-12:00 noon

Developing America ‘s Great Success Formula

An exciting exploration which Jefferson, Adams, Franklin , Washington and others made in order to rediscover the key to the creation of the first free nation in modern times. We trace their adventure from 1400 B.C. to A.D. 1787

12:00-12:45pm

**Lunch break

12:45pm-4:30pm

The Perfect Plan of Liberty

A refreshing look at the solid political and economic principles from the preamble through the amendments to the Constitution. You learn perhaps for the first time, how nearly every problem in America today can be solved by restoring these successful concepts.

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Registration

  • $15 per person
  • $35 per family
  • includes a 135-page study guide

RSVP to [email protected]

  • Make checks payable to Lynette Hibbert

Mail to:

Lynette Hibbert

64090 Mt. Glen Road

La Grande, Oregon 97850

*Space is limited. Please preregister before March 10th to secure your spot.

**Please provide you own lunch.  Beverages will be provided.

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Eastern Oregon Patriots

9/12 project

www.meetup.com/Eastern-Oregon-Patriots/

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