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Jamie McLeod-Skinner - US House District #5


ENDORSED BY INDIVISIBLE BEND


Jamie is a pragmatic progressive with a lifelong commitment to public service, environmental protection, empowering underrepresented communities, and bringing disenfranchised people into the political process. She believes in the potential for a stronger, more sustainable economy with better community relationships.


Learn more about Jamie here: http://jamiefororegon.com


Jamie has been endorsed by the following individuals and groups:

  • Oregon Education Association

  • BlueAmerica

  • Oregon Working Families

  • Working Families Party

  • Indivisible Clackamas

  • Keizer Oregon Indivisible

  • The Vocal Seniority

  • United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

  • Indivisible Sisters

  • The Mother PAC

  • Progressive Democrats of America

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren


Summary of Jamie's Endorsement Questionnaire:


First, I want to thank you for your past endorsements and your strong support of my campaigns for both Secretary of State and CD2. I hope to earn your support again in my run for CD5.


I am proud to have a lifelong commitment to public service, environmental protection, empowering underrepresented communities, and bringing disenfranchised people into the political process. This is work I want to continue and establish national policies for as the next Congresswoman representing Oregon’s newly drawn 5th congressional district.


I’m a small business owner as an attorney and consultant. I have led nonprofits and managed large-scale, multimillion-dollar humanitarian reconstruction projects, social service programs, and disaster recovery projects.


I am running because we are in a time of crisis - for our environment, our families, and our democracy. We are also in a time of opportunity - the potential for a stronger, more sustainable economy with better community relationships.


My legislative priorities are:


Addressing the Climate crisis.


The climate crisis is destroying our homes, our crops, and the air we breathe. We must set policies and create incentives to change the trajectory of our climate, as well as improve our responses to the resulting disasters.


Leading wildfire recovery efforts in the City of Talent earlier this year, I came face-to-face with people whose homes and livelihoods had been destroyed. I provided tangible results for those families, including farmworkers and seniors living on fixed incomes, and successfully pushed federal agencies to do more.


Supporting working families, including healthcare, housing, and debt-free community college.


Our social safety net has been systematically eroded over the past few decades, making it even more difficult to rebound from the COVID-economy. People are struggling with the health pandemic and an ongoing inequity pandemic. We need a responsive government that focuses on providing critical physical AND social infrastructure. We need to invest in affordable housing, healthcare, homecare, childcare, special and early childhood education, debt-free community college and trade programs, and a person’s right to choose. As a wealthy nation, our fundamental decency is rightfully questioned when we leave this undone and leave people behind.


Protecting our democracy.


From voting rights to enacting meaningful campaign finance reform to redistricting, we must tackle these issues that undermine public trust. We must engage voters from across divides so voices can be heard and participate. I have been engaged in that work for several years and will continue my work supporting diverse and progressive community leaders.


Thank you for your continued support of my campaign.


Jamie McLeod-Skinner

Candidate US Congress - Oregon’s CD 5

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