Marion County Democratic
Central Committee
News You Need To Know
The Honorable Supreme Court Justice
Ruth Bader Gingsburg
By Evan Sorce, Chair, MCDCC

Tonight is Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year - this is a time that leads to reflection and repentance in the Jewish Faith as we prepare for Yom Kippur, which is the Day of Atonement.

In the Tradition, a person who dies on Rosh Hashanah is a tzaddik - a person of great righteousness. This definitely describes Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court, and a lifelong fighter for the underdog. Baruch Dayan Emet.

In Justice Ginsburg’s final hours, she dictated to her granddaughter Clara Spera from her death bed a simple request. “my most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

Quite simply, it is on all of us to make Justice Ginsburg’s final wish. We have 45 days left to do everything we possibly can to honor her last wish. I know what I will be doing for the next 45 days.

What about you?
Two of our very special members, Lee Mercer and Laurie Chadwick and two anonymous donors have offered to MATCH donations to MCDCC up to $1,500!

How do I make a donation to be matched, you ask. There are TWO easy ways.

  1. Click on our DONATE NOW link.
  2. If you are purchasing Biden/Harris yard signs and campaign stickers then use our DEM STORE link. There you will be able to add a donation to your purchases.

If you too would like to offer a MATCH CHALLENGE, please contact our fundraising committee and we'll help you through the process.

Why are match challenges important? During this election cycle MCDCC members have approved more than $10,000 in expenses to support local candidates as well as our President and Vice President candidates. Your generous donations NOW ensures we have the resources to support our Neighborhood Leader Program and Get-Out-The-Vote activities throughout the election cycle as well as stabilizing the organization's future.

Thursday, October 15th: 6:30pm; Special Meeting: Ballot Measures Briefing

Sunday, October 11th: 9:00am-11:00am; Virtual Capital Pride

Tuesday, November 3rd: U.S. General Election

Thursday, November 19th: MCDCC Re-organization Meeting (Date Tentative)

What's next?

After tonight's stunning news about RBG and McConnell announcing within 30 minutes of her passing that he's moving forward with her replacement PRIOR to the election - we're all asking what can we do? Here's some suggestions:

Tonight = your beverage of choice

Tomorrow = fight like hell.

1. Donate or sign up to volunteer to elect Biden and Harris. Bonus points....Do both.

2. Help Ditch Mitch but donating to his challenger, Amy McGrath.

3. Do 1 (or 10) of the action items on this list to demand justice for Breonna Taylor.

4. Make your plan to vote in November. Ask a friend to make a plan.

5. Be ready to burn it all to the f@cking ground if they try and replace RBG before the election.
Purchase your Biden/Harris yard signs here! We also have stickers and buttons. Buying merchandise from MCDCC is a great way to support our local candidates!
Here is contact information for candidates up and down the ballot. Please engage! They all need volunteers to help with phone banking, write postcards, send text messages and more!
My Vote,
Protect Your Vote

The best way to ensure your voter registration is up-to-date AND to track your ballot is to sign-up on the Secretary of States website, My Vote. Don't delay! Check your registration and sign-up today to PROTECT YOUR VOTE.

Drop box locator service will be available 20 days before the November 3rd election. We will share the link at that time. We encourage you to make your voting plan now so there is no question your vote will be counted!
Office Location: 245 High Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
503-363-8392 |
Mailing Address: MCDCC, PO Box 13835, Salem, OR 97309
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