Our current Congressional representative, Greg Walden holds significant power in Congress. But he uses that power to further the interests of out-of-state corporate donors over the wellbeing of this district’s citizens. He is part of the problem, not part of the solution.

The most notable problem is his leadership in support of a piece by piece dismantling of the Affordable Care Act. Other problems, to name a few, include Walden’s votes in support of tax cuts for the rich and against a livable minimum wage, votes for the fossil fuel industry and against renewable energy, and votes for cutbacks to Social Security and Medicare, paycheck investments entrusted to the government which most have paid into throughout our working years.

A vote for Walden is a vote to continue the mean-spirited policies of the current administration, policies which create fear, distrust, and chaos—both nationally and internationally, policies which favor the rich at the expense of the ordinary citizen. Continuing these policies does not create the Oregon or America that I want for myself or my family and friends.

When I cast my ballot, I’m voting for a return to policies that support the ordinary citizen! I’m voting for healthcare for all, for clean energy, for environmental protections, for humane immigration policies, for laws which do not apply solely to women, and for laws which maintain separation of church and state. I’m voting for Jamie McLeod-Skinner. I urge you to join me.

Helena Wolfe

Hermiston

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