Onward to November!

Last night, as I watched election results come in, it was clear Eugene is ready for a change. 

Only once in the past 25 years has an incumbent City Councilor had to run in the General Election.  Ward 1 voters deserve a chance to chose on Election Day who is going to represent us for the next four years, particularly as we confront the major challenges that face us.  I’m honored and humbled to be moving on to the General Election in November for the Ward 1 City Council Seat.

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Endorsements: 350EUG Climate Emergency PAC, Oregon League of Conservation Voters

I am pleased to announce that I've been endorsed by the 350EUG Climate Emergency PAC and the Oregon League of Conservation Voters.  These groups work so hard in our community to protect our natural resources and ensure we are confronting the Climate Emergency.  I'm honored to have their support.

I've also been given a green light by Basic Rights Oregon.

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City Club Candidate Forum

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=303956083922598

The City Club of Eugene hosted their virtual candidate forum for Ward 1 candidates today... watch on facebook at the above link!  Thank you City Club for providing this opportunity even during these challenging times.

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Coronavirus, the campaign and our community

The impacts of coronavirus go beyond the impacts of the disease itself, and are touching even those who will never be exposed to the virus. There are physical impacts, economic impacts, emotional impacts, and psychological impacts.

For the past week and over the next few weeks, my campaign for Eugene City Council will change. As our community works to limit the spread and impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus, I will be suspending some campaign activities and events, including limiting door knocking and meet-the-candidate gatherings.

I am, in addition to being a candidate, the Human Resources Manager for South Lane Mental Health, which has almost 100 employees and provides mental health and substance use services to about 2000 residents in rural Lane County, ranging from therapy and counseling to residential programs and intensive community-based supports for those with severe mental illness. Part of my role includes ensuring the safety of our staff and clients in crisis situations. I have spent the bulk of the past week helping us prepare and respond to coronavirus-- making sure that our staff can provide critical services to our community safely, and that we are able to lessen the impacts to the community we serve. There is still more that needs to be done.

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Endorsement: Rep. Marty Wilde

"Eliza's history of advocacy shows her to be a true champion for sustainability and equity." State Rep. Marty Wilde

I'm honored to receive the endorsement from State Representative Marty Wilde. He does amazing work in Salem to help protect Oregon's natural beauty and fight climate change. I'm grateful for his support as I continue to advocate for sustainability and equity in Eugene.

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