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Willamette Women Dems to meet

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The Willamette Women Democrats will welcome state Sen. Ginny Burdick (D-Portland), state Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) and state Rep. Kathleen Taylor (D-Portland) to talk about “Behind the Scenes: How Politics Shaped the 2015 Legislative Session,” during their meeting to be held from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 9 at Oswego Lake Country Club, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd. in Lake Oswego.

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During the 77th session Democrats held the majority in the State Senate and House but faced many challenges, starting with the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber, who was replaced by Secretary of State Kate Brown as Oregon’s new Democratic governor. Significant pieces of legislature, including tougher ethics laws, background checks on gun ownership and implementing the new marijuana initiative demanded legislative action. It was regarded as a “stressful session,” which resulted in gains as well as disappointments on several issues. Burdick, Williamson and Taylor will share their insights about the politics, priorities, accomplishments and what’s in store for the future.

The public is invited to attend the event. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served. Those wishing to attend should RSVP by Sept. 2 online at w2dems.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-656-4445.

Willamette Women Democrats is a locally organized, nonprofit, progressive organization established to provide informative programs, promote progressive politics and encourage women to be politically active.