Originally Timber Unity was made up of log truck drivers concerned about fuel prices and climate change issues.

Now “hijacked” by big corporations, Timber Unity is a powerful and rich political action committee. They are a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” They pour big dollar support to very right-wing candidates, including the Republican candidate for Oregon House District 32, who appears very reluctant to call herself a Republican!

Take a look at who Timber Unity’s endorsed candidates are, though they disingenuously claim they are “for” working families. They support Suzanne Weber who has no proof of standing up for working people. Additionally, a number of Weber’s other donors are big corporations including multiple out of state corporations. These corporations have never supported the interests of working people and will continue to cut jobs as they automate their industries.

In contrast, Debbie Boothe-Schmidt has a track record of fighting for working families and has over a dozen union endorsements. Remember, unions helped build America’s middle class. Debbie is supported by teachers, nurses, and social workers as well as small business owners. She has broad, small dollar support and will truly represent all the folks in our Oregon House District 32.

Learn how your vote will work for your interests. Don’t believe the false messaging by Weber that is being bought and paid for by obscene amounts of money, trying to influence this election. Study the voter pamphlet to be an informed voter, then vote for Debbie Boothe-Schmidt for Oregon House District 32 representative.

Aletha S. Westerberg

Astoria

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Cynthia Malkowski

When state House District 32 candidate Debbie Boothe-Schmidt states that she will “fight for working families,” just exactly who will she be fighting for?

For struggling business owners who create jobs and tax revenue? And, their employees that depend on their paychecks? Who may or may not still have a business or a job? And may have never received a single Oregon unemployment check to date?

Or will she fight for public sector SEIU/AFSCME employees who consume revenue?

These families have gone unscathed during this time with fully funded paychecks, benefits and retirement not missing a beat, all paid for courtesy of those business owners and their employees, most of whom face a very uncertain future. Never has the distinction been more clear in Debbie’s world view than what we now see during this pandemic.

There are the working families who create revenue in the private sector.

Then, there are the working families that consume revenue in the public sector.

Despite any claims to the contrary, Debbie’s recent abandonment of our local union workers and her acceptance of enormous SEIU/AFSCME Portland money speaks loudly and clearly for itself.

She does not support policies that will protect our local businesses.

Next time, ask Boothe-Schmidt to specifically define what she means by “working families.”

And, if you own or work for a local business, think twice about voting for someone who will continue to bleed you dry when it comes to making sure that her backers never miss a beat.

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