Here is a Youtube video showing my Fast Track/TPP question to Senator Wyden today in Grants Pass, Oregon, and also a quick description of the event. We did unveil a banner at the end--see photo. What a team effort! Hats off to Brother Ivend Holen.
Following the 10am town hall in Grants Pass we had legislative training for Health Care for All Oregon at 1pm in Medford. Then at 3:30pm east of here in Klamath Falls was the Wyden town hall over there at the Oregon Institute of Technology, OIT.
In Grants Pass, there was a mostly full Rogue Community College rather small auditorium, over 100 for sure, maybe pushing 150. I counted 10 of us who were there specifically for the ORFTC call to action. It got my number drawn for an early question which I started with by speaking about our poor economy and flat wages, how the recovery just wasn't happening for working people. I'm not going to try and quote my question right here, as we have it on video posted by Ivend Holen on youtube. More photos and/or video being sought.
So I'll jump to my ask at the end: Senator Wyden will you oppose fast track in 2015?... He said a bunch of nothing so I asked again, Senator will you oppose fast track? I ended up asking him four times publicly and he never would answer directly. Earlier at the start when laying ground rules for the town hall Sen. Wyden had made it clear, "ask a direct question and i'll give you a direct answer" I did ask him a fifth time not with a microphone in my hand and he said "I already answered you."
Wes Brain, HCAO Rogue Valley
Oregon Fair Trade Campaign
Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice
Health Care for All-Oregon