Big Money Agenda: Democracy on the Brink
6:30 PM18:30

Big Money Agenda: Democracy on the Brink

The film explores the influence of money in politics, especially how special interests are

raising and spending unlimited amounts of money that impact our healthcare system

and the price of pharmaceuticals. The film is straightforward and provides a historical

perspective on big money in politics and concludes by presenting a pathway to

addressing the campaign financing methods that threaten true representation and

democracy in America.

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5:00 PM17:00

Open House celebrating International Health Coverage Day

The ORA Health Care Reform Action Team (HCRAT) will hold an Open House celebrating International Health Coverage Day, December 12, 5-7 PM, at the ORA office, 1119 Washington Avenue. Please join us to learn more about global efforts to ensure that everybody has access to health care regardless of income level or employment status. Refreshments will be served.

On December 12, 2012, the United Nations unanimously endorsed an historic resolution urging all countries to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage as an essential priority for international development. In recognition of this historic agreement each year on December 12 coalitions around the world organize activities to inform, educate and promote the development of universal health care systems in all nations.

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2:00 PM14:00

Anote's Ark - Film Screening at the Granada Theater


We have teamed up with the Eastern Oregon Film Festival (EOFF) to sponsor this film! On October 19th, EOFF will host the screening of Anote’s Ark - a film with powerful lessons we must heed. If not, their fate will be our fate. There will also be a panel discussion to follow the film with members from the community of Pacific Islanders here in Union County, the Eastern Oregon Climate Change Coalition, and from Oregon Rural Action, will follow on stage. Voices are rising to answer the call for action. Yours may be the next one to be heard.
We hope to see you at the Granada Theater on 10/19 @ 2 pm to watch this important film!

Below is the link to the EOFF website, where you can watch the trailer to this moving film and find out how to get tickets or a pass to join us!


The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise.

While Kiribati’s President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation’s people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati are already seeking safe harbor overseas.

Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote’s struggle to save his nation is intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Tiemeri, a young mother of six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the survival of Tiemeri’s family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture.

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3:00 PM15:00

Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting is quickly approaching!

This year's Annual Meeting will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church.  Dr. Bruce Thomson will be speaking about the climate of Healthcare in rural america.  We will also be having a dessert auction again this year, elections and other activities.

The board of Directors is currently seeking nominations for the Board as well as for the Snake River and Blue Mountain chapters executive teams. Final ballots will be mailed out on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Please make sure that your nominee(s) are willing to accept the nomination before submitting their name.

Please feel free to message Bridget Thamert via e-mail at: or Lacy Folden at:

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