The first day of school in the Hillsboro School District was a budget cut day. I talked to a teacher at the door that has 26 kids in her kindergarten class. I talked to a 3rd grade teacher that was hoping he’d have less than 40 kids in his class. I talk to parents every day that worry that our schools aren’t giving our kids the opportunities they need.
I am reminded every day what’s at stake with our schools, with our community and with this election. We have a lot to do to improve our schools, to reduce class size and restore school days – but we have to do it. We have to reverse the trends and start to invest in our future.
I believe that I can be a part of the progress and the solution – we’re only 8 weeks away from an Election Day where we can get started. I can win this election, roll up my sleeves, and get to work reversing the trend.
If I’m going to win, I need your help – and if you’ve been thinking there’s time to wait to come out and volunteer, you’re starting to run out of time. We need you this weekend - please join us at either 10 am on Saturday the 15th or 2 pm on Sunday the 16th to knock on some doors and help me fight for a better future for Oregon.
Please RSVP to me a firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know I can count on you.
If weekends don’t work, we canvass every weekday from 10 am to 8:30 pm. Just email me and let me know when we can expect you.
If you’ve got knuckles to knock, we’ve got doors to knock on.
I look forward to seeing you this weekend.
Growing Community Support - endorsements from Stand for Children, International Association of Firefighters and United Transportation Union
I am please to announce three more key endorsements. Thanks to the Figherfighters, transportation workers and committed education activists of Stand for Children for your vote of confidence and your endorsement in our race to make Oregon better. I look forward to working with all of you as we run a grassroots, community led effort to make Oregon an even greater place to live.
Thanks to all the supporters, family and friends who made it out for our campaign kick-off Sunday. It was 95 people strong – and a lot of people I got to meet for the first time! I’m grateful to all of you for your support.
I am honored and excited about the community we’re building together.
Now that we’ve officially kicked-off our general election campaign, we have to start working hard again. That means voter outreach. To start, we’re having our Canvass Kick-off this Saturday the 28th at 10 am. Talking to voters at their doorstep is by far the best thing we can do to win in the fall.
The show of support at Sunday’s get-together was a great start, and I am truly grateful, but if I’m going to win this race this community is going to have to grow considerably. The only way that happens is out on the doors.
I hope you can join me in meeting my neighbors this week.
Please RSVP so we know how many people to plan for.
See you Saturday,
PS – lots of people were here taking photos Sunday – please share them on your Facebook and ours. While you’re looking at the photos, don’t forget to “Like” our Facebook page.
I am proud to announce that the Oregon State Building Trades Council
has endorsed me in the general election. It’s an honor to have the
workingmen and women of Oregon backing me in my effort to represent
the people of Western Washington County, and I look forward to working
with them in my capacity as a candidate and an elected official.
We’re moving into the new office today. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s a real office! The new address is:
238 SE Washington St
Hillsboro, OR 97123
This office is absolutely an improvement on the old space, aka Ben’s house. What the new spot lacks in “lived-in” charm, it makes up for in space, desks, chairs – you know, it’s a real office.
Now though, we need to warm it up a bit. So we are holding a General Election Campaign Kick-off, and I’d love to have you there.
The kick-off is at 3 pm on Sunday the 22nd of July, and I truly hope you can make it.
The next four months are going to be full of hard work, and I want to make sure to set the right mood for it with a bit of fun. Please RSVP to Louis at email@example.com so we know how many people to expect.