Representing Rural Oregon in Philly

$3,276 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 32 months
Solea Kabakov, Oregon Delegate for Bernie Sanders!

Peace activist and single mother of four, Solea lives and works in the small town of The Dalles located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area east of Portland, Oregon.  

It is an honor to have been elected to represent Eastern Oregon in Philadelphia.  Our district was awarded one female delegate pledged to Bernie Sanders and it is a priveledge to take the voices of the people of Oregon all the way to the convention floor! 

Recent article on Solea in The Dalles Chronicle:
http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2016/jun/17/dedicated-bernie/ 

I'll be blogging from Philly;
http://unwonted.net

I have pledged my vote to Bernie Sanders because I believe he has tapped into a frequency which resonates within us all, in our hearts, it is LOVE.  We love our families, we love our neighbors, we love our brothers and sisters around the globe.  We love the animals, the natural beauty and power of planet Earth and its many forces which give us life.  

Bernie Sanders has reminded us that when we come together WE HAVE POWER.  We can indeed put an end to endless war and make peace a priority.  We can move away from all forms of violence including institutional racism, poverty and economic inequality.  We can move away from fossil fuels and toward clean sustainable energy.  Move away from big money corruption in government and into a fair system by and for the people.  

Solea began volunteering with the Bernie Sanders Campaign early on and has knocked on many hundreds of doors in her small town and inspired others to join the cause along the way.  She was an official Sanders Campaign observer of ballot processing/counting during the recent Oregon state primary. 


Currently a member of Democracy Spring Oregon committed to getting big money out of politics, her actions began in early childhood.  Raised by socially conscious progressive parents she was exposed to movements for change at an early age.   As a toddler her family marched with Cesar Chavez for farm worker's rights pushing her along in a stroller.  


In adolescence she participated in many actions addressing social, economic and environmental issues  including the Nevada Desert Experience with Father Berrigan and Carl Sagan at Los Alamos protesting the nuclear arms race and above ground testing and No War for Oil Desert Storm protests in Los Angeles.  

As a young adult Solea participated in the WTO "Battle in Seattle" and was a witness to and victim of police violence when engaging in peaceful protest.  More recently she's been protesting ongoing wars in the Middle East.  

Current local issues she's raising her voice against include:

*Calling for a moratorium on oil and coal trains running through the Columbia River Gorge.

*Working to shut down Amerities toxic manufacturing facility in her small town of The Dalles, please see link below:
http://www.kgw.com/news/investigations/toxic-air-found-in-the-dalles-despite-permit-from-deq/128717185 

Support Solea's delegacy to the Democratic National Convention.  

In honor of our hero, Bernie Sanders, donations of $27 are welcome and appreciated!! 

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Leaving for Philly in a few days... What incredible times we live in. The most progressive group ever assembled at the DNC. Honored to be among our Bernie Family #politicalrevolution is around the corner...
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Bernie did not concede, we are still heading into a contested convention where we will fight to improve the platform and reform party rules...much hard work ahead, let's not stop now, we have the momentum and #politicalrevolution is underway :) Please help me get there, I've almost reached my goal !!
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Representing Rural Oregon in Philly has reached 54% of its goal. Thanks to all you awesome Berners out there, you know who you are!!! #politicalrevolution starts at home :)
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Working hard to continue the New Revolution; weekly face to face meetings with the delegation, studying convention rules, learning from elders...all in preparation to bring the good fight to the floor in Philly! Please help US get there! #politicalrevolution starts at home :)
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Anna Roe
10 months ago

i also wanted to let you know if you give me a couple weeks to build up, my boyfriends the one who supports us because i can not work but soon i may be getting ssi anyway i want to give back and i dont see it being it a problem just give me till i can get a prepaid card hes picky bout his credit card and online and that extra few i can put on her for you but i see ur in a bind also. i am more than willing. god bless i hope the best

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Linda Basham
31 months ago

In honor of Hillary's selection of a centrist hack for VP, I'm making a contribution to your fund. Hope you make it to Philly in time for the Main Event!

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Andrew McCormick
31 months ago

I'm sure you'll be representing many people in Washington too. It's important to support the improved platform, and down ballot Democrats in many races. Have a great time while doing good work. Uncle Andy

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Elizabeth Margeson
31 months ago

Thank you so much for your tireless efforts on behalf of Bernie!

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Rachael Horn
31 months ago

Love your tenacity!

Anna Roe
10 months ago

i also wanted to let you know if you give me a couple weeks to build up, my boyfriends the one who supports us because i can not work but soon i may be getting ssi anyway i want to give back and i dont see it being it a problem just give me till i can get a prepaid card hes picky bout his credit card and online and that extra few i can put on her for you but i see ur in a bind also. i am more than willing. god bless i hope the best

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Linda Basham
31 months ago

In honor of Hillary's selection of a centrist hack for VP, I'm making a contribution to your fund. Hope you make it to Philly in time for the Main Event!

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