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  • Caleb Pons
    commented 2020-02-11 17:52:15 -0600
    Hi! Your Across the Aisle event in Mount Horeb is listed as taking place on Wednesday the 13th. Should that be Wednesday the 12th or Thursday the 13th?
  • Alma Mathews
    commented 2020-02-11 10:44:33 -0600
    i am Alma Matthews from The Dayton Foundation. I have a donor that wants to give to your organization, but I cannot find your Federal Tax ID Number (or EIN). Would you please let me know what it is?
  • Gregory Motl
    commented 2019-10-08 07:52:22 -0500
    I have done voter canvassing on several occasions for OAP. I am now retired and have more time to be involved. please send me email updates/invitations for upcoming activities and opportunities.
  • Patricio Rivera
    commented 2019-07-15 09:12:29 -0500
    Democracy Leaders -

    August 6th marks the 54th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. But, It’s been six years since the disastrous U.S. Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which gutted the Voting Rights Act and paved a path for states to pass the wave of new restrictive voting laws. Since the Shelby decision, we’ve seen restrictive voting laws passed in 20 states. Voter ID laws, gerrymandering, and voter purges are putting up barriers to voting for all people, but especially young people and communities of color.

    Protecting the right to vote for every citizen is critical to a functioning Democracy, which is why passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR4) is a major priority.

    Join us on August 6th, the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, by hosting or attending a VRA Vigil in your community to shine a light for voting rights and to call Congress to pass the VRAA.

    We’ll provide a host guide and lots of support to pull off an impactful event in your community. I hope you can join us!

    In Solidarity,
  • Beth Whittemore
    commented 2019-06-09 13:54:48 -0500
    We are experiencing trouble with getting the to work. The .com version works. We are working with Ipage to correct the problem. Please stay tuned.
  • Richard S. Russell
    commented 2019-05-30 10:21:11 -0500
    Last night at the gerrymandering symposium at the Madison Public Library, I got a quarter-sheet handout that I think may have emanated from your group. It advertised a fair-maps summit to be held in Marshfield on Nov. 9 and listed as the website to go to for more details. That website is currently occupied by a squatter trolling for clickbaits. If that was you guys advertising it, please stop.
  • Rob LEsson
    commented 2019-01-10 17:41:53 -0600
    They send this email out to every list they can find. It’s a useless comment designed to get you to contact them. In other words, massive spam.
  • Sarah Magenheim
    commented 2019-01-06 11:06:21 -0600
  • Sarah Sullivan
    commented 2018-10-04 14:56:01 -0500

    Myself—and some others behind President Obama’s White House technology team—have spent the last year making a tool that’s effective enough to make a difference this November. The tool is called VoteWithMe.

    I wanted to share what we’re doing with you at Oregon Area Progressives, because I think it can help you get out the vote this November.

    VoteWithMe is a mobile app that helps you get your friends out to vote. It’s 100% free! And in a random controlled trial, we found it to be 20x more effective than canvassing!

    Let me know if your organization wants to use VoteWithMe to get out the vote, and I can give you a unique link, which you can use to track downloads from your group.

    VoteWithMe is run by the New Data Project, a 501c4 nonprofit. VoteWithMe requires no signup, won’t ever spam your friends, and does not harvest your data. By empowering you with public information — that was once only easily accessible to campaigns and PACs — VoteWithMe is one of the only voting tools that puts all the power in your hands.

    Will you download VoteWithMe and consider sharing it with your members?

    All the best,

    Sarah Sullivan

    Deputy Director – New Data Project
  • Susan Marshall
    commented 2018-09-26 16:50:26 -0500

    Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed your website. I thought the layout and information was very informative.

    I’m writing to you because I noticed a technical issue that I wanted you to be aware of, it relates to how your search engine optimization is implemented. If you fix this issue it could have a really positive impact on performance. Do you want me to send you the issue or would you like me to jump on call so I can walk you through what I saw?


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  • Kelsey Loshaw
    commented 2018-09-10 19:39:49 -0500
  • Gerry Campbell
    commented 2018-08-03 22:38:09 -0500
    Thank you so much for the chance to be part of the Open Mike on Aug. 3. I am proud of my work to support Kathleen Vinehout Campaign. The chance to sing with Susan and Michael my adapted lyrics for the song Lincoln and Liberty Too seemed to get a good response.

    The Tim Burns and Matt Rothschild talks were very informative.

    You mentioned the Dark Store Loophole and a referendum. Could you share the information about this I forgot to pick up the handout at the Aug 3 meeting
  • Joy Morgen
    commented 2018-05-30 12:01:53 -0500
    Are you meeting this Friday?
  • Steven Leger
    commented 2017-12-23 15:34:56 -0600
    Hi, I am looking for support on the below issue and am hoping you can share with other members!

    After a complaint to the village concerning noise and light emitted from a general industrial zoned facility that shares a residential property line with me, (ALL Color) the village staff is now seeking to change wording of two sections of ordnances which would allow compliance rather than enforcing compliance. These changes will first be brought to the Planning Commission on February 1st. These changes were first considered after the village administrator spoke personally with the business owner. This business owner has personal and financial ties to the village, the Governor’s office, as well as sitting on the board of the Oregon Community Bank. These facts, to me make the motivation of the proposed changes by the village staff questionable and troubling in nature.

    If these proposed changes occur it will allow all like zoned properties to keep overhead doors and windows open at all hours day and night regardless of objectionable noise and light coming from these facilities. Currently at this facility, six open overhead doors allowing objection shill intermittent noise continues from 6AM until 11PM sometimes midnight on weekdays, spring through fall. Doors are kept closed during the winter months which eliminates most noise problems. The noises that have been deemed allowable by the village staff include continuous forklift back-up alarms, radio, and loud hum of exhaust fans. The lighting which has been deemed allowable include flashing red and green dock lights aimed directly at a residential a property. This goes on day and night.

    Noise, light, and non- enclosed facility complaints were tested and mostly dismissed as fitting within the performance standards of the village. The issues which were not dismissed are the issues being proposed for change by the village staff on behalf of the business owner. (The fact village staff is willing to advocate for this business but not for me is confounding.) When asked for a copy of the report showing methodology used for these tests I was told the report is not finished and not available at this time which I found odd considering a determination was already made regarding many points of my complaint. It is my position that this testing was considerably flawed in relation to the prescribed ordinance testing methodology as I was able to question the zoning administrator regarding his approach prior the day of the testing. It almost seems determinations were made prior to testing.

    In closing, changing ordnances to benefit one business owner (forcing him to close his doors would mean adding proper cooling and ventilation systems due to a heat intensive operation) while negatively impacting the quality of life and property value of a resident should not be the manor of governance in our village. These proposed changes are not for the greater good by any means. I am asking you to please consider contacting Village board members asking them not to allow changes to the noise and usage ordnances for general industrial zoning to first be discussed February 1st at the planning commission meeting.


    Steven Leger

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    • Doug Brethauer, Trustee – Term Expires 2018

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    • Jenna Jacobson, Trustee – Term Expires 2019

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    • Jeanne Carpenter, Trustee – Term Expires 2019

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    • Darlene Groenier, Trustee – Term Expires 2019

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    • Jerry Bollig, Vice President – Term Expires 2018

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    Jeff Boudreau, Trustee – Term Expires 2018

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  • Jo Mercurio
    commented 2017-12-10 13:11:02 -0600
    Would like to share information with you to distribute regarding a Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Forum January 28. Please call me at 608.279.3506. Thanks! Jo Mercurio
  • Gretchen Lowe
    commented 2017-04-02 17:10:38 -0500
    Trying to reach you about cosponsoring a state budget forum with the East Side Progressives on April 23rd. Please call me at 608-334-5693.

    Gretchen Lowe
  • James Klarich
    commented 2017-03-06 14:20:22 -0600
    Don’t know if you saw this or if this is something you would like to post on the Facebook. Jim Klarich

    In case anyone is getting too sidetracked by the Russian spy drama, the following bills have been introduced (this is REAL):

    1. HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency

    2. HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education

    3. HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education

    4. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife

    5. HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act

    6. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood

    7. HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)

    8. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill

    9. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)

    10. HR 808 Sanctions against Iran

    Please copy/paste and share widely. Call your House Representative and ask them to not only vote “NO”…but to speak up for our rights, health & safety, and our beautiful country.

    If your senators and reps aren’t saved in your phone yet, text your zip code to 520-200-2223. You’ll get a text back with everyone’s contact info. I just did it, and I received an accurate return text almost immediately. It gives you Federal and State.

    PASS IT ON (cut and paste, don’t share, for maximum views). This is democracy at work.
  • Tim Stark
    commented 2017-02-24 14:24:37 -0600
    Hello, Thank you for welcoming me into your group today attempting to voice our concerns to Senator Johnson. I have signed up on the site and would welcome any and all futures activities.

  • Judy Day
    commented 2017-01-05 19:22:39 -0600
    I tried contacting Carleen about possibly singing or reading tomorrow, 1/6 “The Eve of Destruction” by Barry McGuire, 1/6 and no reply—maybe she’s gone. Anyway, can’t get into the site. Please someone just get back to me I’m planning on coming regardless. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

    Judy Day, 835-3153, 358-2579
  • Paul Zwicker
    commented 2016-11-03 11:42:58 -0500
    OCA Media needs volunteer camera operators to record Progressive’s Open Mics and other community events. Training provided-no experience necessary. Contact Paul: 608-291-0148
  • Judy Day
    commented 2016-08-15 11:59:10 -0500
    I wont be able to volunteer tonight due to a shoulder injury
  • Judy Day
    commented 2016-08-13 17:04:06 -0500
    Beth Cox had contacted me a few weeks back about helping on 8/15 – 6 to 8 I believe. (calling). Never received any email as to where or to confirm. Thanks.
  • Roger Chapman
    commented 2015-12-22 03:29:03 -0600
    when is next monthly meeting?
  • Fred Mather
    commented 2015-11-30 00:14:33 -0600
    Thanks for the reminder, unfortunately I am heading north for the weekend
  • Don Fago
    commented 2014-09-19 14:15:42 -0500
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  • Kathy Utley
    commented 2014-07-29 17:08:47 -0500
    Hi Oregon Progressives! This is Kathy Utley and I am volunteering for Ismael Ozanne who is running for Attorney General. I am looking for volunteers. If you want to contact me, call me at 308-2051 or you can email me at
  • Ginny White
    commented 2014-06-22 14:54:53 -0500
    I wrote and posted an electronic petition on because I think Scott Walker has been a disaster for our state. I hope you will consider signing it and helping distribute it to other progressives via email, Facebook, and other social media.

    Please click here to add your name:


    P.S. I already get OAP email updates.
  • Matthew Rothschild
    commented 2013-07-29 18:10:10 -0500
    Just checking to make sure you’ve ordered a table, or are going to order one, at Fighting Bob Fest on Sept. 7.

    It costs just $150.

    Here’s the booth application form:

    Or just make your check payable to Fighting Bob, Inc., and mail to:

    Fighting Bob, Inc

    1 Odana Ct.

    Madison, WI 53719



    Matthew Rothschild

    Editor and Publisher

    The Progressive

    Co-sponsor, Fighting Bob Fest

    (608) 257 – 4626