January 14, 2019 AAA

Dear OSTPDX Members, As the Trump Shut Down grinds on and the country continues to suffer over Trump’s tantrum, there seems to be no end in sight. Mitch McConnell refuses to acknowledge the will of the people, with 63% of Americans wanting to reopen the government without funding for the wall. House Democrats actually approved Mitch McConnell’s very own bill signaling their commitment to a bipartisan solution to reopening the government but Trump and McConnell’s refusal to bring it up for a vote, show how little they care for the American people…

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December 31, 2018 AAA

Dear OSTPDX Members, Wishing you all a happy and safe New Year! 2019 is going to be a great year for progressives! Our hard work has propelled the most diverse group of Democrats into office who’ll bring with them big ideas, moving America forward. With House Democrats prepared to pass six bills on Thursday to reopen the government, all excluding any funds for the wall, putting the onus on the GOP and Trump to reopen the government. Democrats are taking action to lead us out of the mess we’re in and…

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December 17, 2018 AAA

Dear OSTPDX Members, The past two weeks have been a roller coaster ride, like every other week in the Trump Administration, with the Department of Justice calling Trump a felon, Russian Agent Maria Butina pleaded guilty to conspiring to act as a clandestine foreign agent with the intent to undermine American democracy using the NRA to gain access to the GOP, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer made it clear to Trump that he’s not getting the funding he desires for a wall and, the ACA is under attack again. It’s so…

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December 3, 2018 AAA

Dear OSTPDX Members, Forty seats, folks! And the dust hasn’t settled quite yet. The election fraud being uncovered in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional district could likely result in a new election, raising the possibility that this seat too, could turn blue. That’s a remarkable outcome to the Midterms and it happened because of grassroots organizations’ ground game. The enthusiasm that made this massive blue wave possible continues and will be the key to making 2020 another successful election cycle for progressives. Let’s keep calling our legislators, postcarding and taking actions…

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November 12, 2018 AAA

November 12, 2018 Dear OSTPDX, WHAT A WEEK! On the heels of our exciting wins on Election Day (and that Blue Wave keeps rolling in), we activated on 24 hours’ notice to protest the illegal appointment of Matt Whitaker as Acting Attorney General. Thousands gathered throughout Oregon to support the Mueller investigation and the Rule of Law. Back to those Midterms: Although we had a few disappointing results (the defeats of Jamie McLeod-Skinner and Carolyn Long locally and Beto O’Rourke nationally), OVER. ALL. WE. ROCKED. In Oregon: ·       We re-elected Kate Brown…

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November 13, 2018 Meeting Reminder

Please remember to join us for our next meeting: November 13, 6:45 p.m., SUBUD Center, 3185 NE Regents Dr. “Midterms Wrap Up –What We Learned, Where We Are Going, and How Do We Keep a Grassroots Movement Growing” Dr Jim Moore, political commentator on OPB and professor of Political Science at Pacific University, David Sarasohn, columnist with the Oregonian and now a freelance writer and political commentator, and Liz Kaufman political consultant and named in 2015 by Ballotpedia as top influencer of Oregon politics will present their take-aways from one of…

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October 29, 2018 Events & Actions

Dear OSTPDX Members, Moving into the final week before these long-awaited Midterm Elections, we need all hands on deck to get out the vote-GOTV. Join our GOTV Halloween Flash Mob, do some sign-waving with the folks at Stand on Every Corner, volunteer to canvass or drop literature off on doorsteps. Also consider emailing voters in your circles OSTPDX’s list of candidates and measures we support. The Blue Wave is building so let’s bring it home! OSTPDX Monthly Meeting for November November 13, 6:45 p.m., Subud Center, 3185 NE Regents Dr. “Midterms Wrap Up…

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October 22, 2018 Events & Actions

Dear OSTPDX Members, From now until November 6th, getting out the vote is where all of our efforts need to be. In order to make that dreamy big blue wave a reality, we need to ensure people are turning in their ballots. We encourage everyone to email people in their circles this list of which candidates and measures OSTPDX supports.  Let’s do the work to keep the momentum and enthusiasm of the Midterm season going! GOTV! OSTPDX Monthly Meeting for November November 13, 6:45 p.m., Subud Center, 3185 NE Regents Dr. “Midterms Wrap Up –What…

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October 12, 2018 – How You Can Get Out the Vote by Contacting Friends & Family

Dear OSTPDX Members, If you missed our meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9th, there was a great take away from our speaker Thalia Zapatos concerning GOTV (get out the vote) which we want to share right away. It turns out that the best way to persuade voters is personal contact–that’s why canvassing works.  One easy way to influence voters without leaving your desk is to email a message to people in your network telling them why it’s important to vote and which candidates and measures you are supporting or opposing. Here’s…

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October 8, 2018 Events & Updates

Dear OSTPDX, We are now in our final push to Get Out the Vote! In this upcoming month before the Midterm Elections, there is a flurry of activism going on and we hope you’ll join us. OSTPDX Monthly Meetings for October and November Tomorrow, October 9, 6:45 p.m., BACK AT THE SUBUD CENTER, 3185 NE Regents Dr. “The Rubber Hits the Road  – Get Out the Vote!” Learn what you can do to ensure a Huge Blue Wave in November. Speakers Thalia Zepatos and Amy Kessler will present about how to…

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