Sunday, July 10, 2016

A very worthy investment of your time and money: PROGRESSIVE SALEM

Now is the time, in the lull before the storm of the fall election, to plant the seeds of a better Salem for harvest in years to come, one that is focused on the health and well-being of the people who live here now and in the future, instead of the wishes of the sprawl lobby and those who drive through or fly over us.

If you agree with the objectives below, consider joining Progressive Salem and pledging to volunteer at least 10 hours in the 2016-17 year (July 1 - June 30). To join, look for the JOIN page at

Progressive Salem Vision Statement

Who We Are
We are citizens of Salem, united in our commitment to see Salem prosper in ways that benefit all who live and work here.

We value honesty, transparency, inclusiveness and integrity in government.

We value fairness and opportunity for all.

We envision a Salem where progress preserves choices for future generations.

We Are Working For

* Local government that represents the public interest.

* Enhancement of economic opportunities and environmental health.

* Respect and fair treatment for all people.

* A community that works together to promote public health and alleviate poverty.

* Local government that both understands and engages with wider justice, sustainability, and other political issues.

* A transportation network that is safe and accessible to everyone.

* Options to power our homes and businesses with clean and sustainable energy.

* Education that prepares all youth for meaningful lives as participating citizens and that values our cultural diversity.

We pledge to work in the electoral arena toward a Salem united by this vision for our future.

Mark Your Calendars! Weds. October 5, Comes to Salem!

Chuck Marohn, founder and president of Strong Towns ( will be in Salem all day on Wednesday, 5 October. Several events will be open to the public.