The OFNHP Political Education and Action Committee (PEAC) has been hard at work building and securing relationships with our political allies. Over the past several months, numerous candidates have been interviewed by PEAC for endorsement. Each candidate was uniquely questioned to determine their stance on many important issues facing healthcare in our region. Below are all candidates that have all demonstrated a commitment to organized labor and willing to work with OFNHP (as well as our allied unions) to improve the health of the citizens we serve, the working conditions of healthcare workers across the region, and how healthcare is both managed and delivered. Many of these candidates are in fact already working with us to draft legislation in these areas!
Candidates We Have Endorsed
Oregon State Offices
· Tina Kotek – Governor
· Christina Stephenson – Labor Commissioner
Oregon House Representatives
· Courtney Neron – 26th District
· Darcia Grayber – 28th District
· Lisa Reynolds – 34th District
· Hai Pham – 36th District
· Rob Nosse – 42nd District
· Travis Nelson – 44th District
· Ricki Ruiz – 50th District
Washington House Representatives
· Teri Niles – 17th District Seat 1
· Duncan Camacho – 18th District Seat 2
More important than knowing which candidates are friendly to our interests is actually voting. The outcomes of the upcoming election have the potential to significantly boost or hinder labors’ ability to impact our working conditions, our health, and the quality of care we provide. To help turn out votes we request all members volunteer for canvassing and/or phone banking events to spread the word about our endorsed candidates. Such outreach is part of a larger effort from the Oregon AFL-CIO and other unions who collectively represents over 300,000 union members statewide. We are stronger together and with organized effort we can not only impact the outcome of this election but ensure continued success of union efforts statewide.
We need members who will volunteer to canvass or phone bank for our candidates in coordination with the Oregon AFL-CIO and, most of all, go vote!