Help the children of deployed Oregon National Guard

It’s back to school time, and children of the deployed Oregon National Guard soldiers need your help.

These families have made great sacrifices for our country, and it can sometimes be difficult to provide their children with school clothes and school supplies.

The citizens of our state can help. Purchase a gift card for any amount from a store that sells school supplies or school clothing. Send the gift cards to the Oregon National Guard Association, P.O. Box 14350, Salem, OR 97309.

The gift cards are distributed to the neediest Guard families, through the Oregon National Guard Association to help give these children the items they need to start their school year.

Thank you for supporting the families of our deployed Oregon National Guard.

Becky Cartier

Lake Oswego

There is much to recognize on Labor Day, more work ahead

I’m proud to represent a district in Oregon, the first state to officially recognize Labor Day.

Today, we recognize the contributions of the hard-working American men and women who did so much over the years to establish rights for workers to a minimum wage, to work reasonable hours, and to stay safe on the job. And today, we thank all of those who continue to build our country’s infrastructure and who help our economy grow.

The strength and innovation of America’s workforce has long been our nation’s key to success.

Although today we celebrate the contributions of our workers, we must also recommit to policies that continue to build the middle class. We need more living wage jobs, better workforce programs to increase new opportunities, and we must end discrimination against the long-term unemployed.

We must continue to advocate for a higher federal minimum wage, greater workplace protections, equal pay for equal work, and access to affordable childcare.

The economy is improving, and we can boost its growth by providing our workforce with more opportunities to create fulfilling, prosperous lives.

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici

Oregon’s 1st Congressional District

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