If you don't like the Bush AdministrationÂ«Ã‰Å¸s drive to privatize (gut) Social Security, hereÂ«Ã‰Å¸s your chance to impact that vote. TodayÂ«Ã‰Å¸s Congressional Quarterly highlighted comments from Gordon Smith, who sounds like heÂ«Ã‰Å¸s open to persuasion from Oregon voters.
Rep. Peter DeFazio is taking on traffic-cop duty this Congressional session to free billions of dollars for mass transit and highways that have been tied up in budget gridlock since 2003. Bill Lunch, a political scientist at Oregon State University, said DeFazio has proven himself to be politically astute. "He's shown himself to be a capable politician, a guy who knows how to make the system work for him," Lunch said. Salem Statesman Journal article.
Precinct Committee Persons (or PCPs) are the grassroots of the Democratic Party. With training and support, you work in a team to contact voters in the precinct where you live.