Activist Reading Group

The next meeting of the OST-PDX Activist Reading Group will be on Wednesday, Nov 29 at 7pm. We will be reading “No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need” by Naomi Klein. Here is a link to a related panel discussion: “Trying to Build in the Rubble of Neoliberalism”: Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein. http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/41175-trying-to-build-in-the-rubble-of-neoliberalism-michelle-alexander-and-naomi-klein-on-bringing-movements-together-in-the-trump-era It is a discussion about some of the book’s themes but it is not a summary of the book.

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OSTPDX meeting agenda …

October 10, 2017 6:45 OSTPDX meeting participants arrive and get plugged in… BEFORE THE MEETING: Click on Openvpb.com to create your account on Open Virtual Phone Bank. You can access phone banking materials from Sister District Project HERE: WHAT TO BRING TO THE MEETING: a computer or tablet, headphones, and a cell phone. Make sure these are charged before you arrive or bring a charger. We will have a limited number of power strips. 7:00-7:30 Introduction and reflection Why Manka Dhingra Sister District Project Instruction Troubleshooting 7:30-8:30 Phone banking! 8:30-8:45…

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**CALL TO ACTION** Friday, October 6 2017

THE ATTACKS ON THE ACA CONTINUE #ProtectOurCare #ACASignups https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/cc5995a2-a50e-11e7-b14f-f4… The GOP quest to repeal and replace the ACA continues. The Trump administration is thoroughly undermining the ACA. The Republican budget has so many tax cuts for the wealthy that the ACA, Medicaid and Medicare are at risk. The Trump Administration drove up the premiums for individuals: instead of keeping these premiums low by guaranteeing cost sharing reduction payments, Congress spent time on ACA repeal instead. Many markets will see premium increases. http://lat.ms/2xQ0v8p ACA enrollment is being deliberately sabotaged. HHS has:…

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OSTPDX Meeting is October 10

The Washington State Senate is one vote short of a Democratic majority, which together with Democratic Governor Jay Inslee and the Democratic House, would lead to more progressive policy decisions. Manka Dhingra is running for this State Senate seat. Here’s where you can find out more about her http://www.electmanka.com/ OSTPDX is partnering with Sister District Project at our October 10 monthly meeting beginning at 6:45 at Regents Center, 3185 NE Regents Dr. We will engage in an hour of team phone banking in support of Manka, followed up by social time…

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Do You Want To Do Business With A Trump Donor?

Gordon Sondland is the founder and chair of Provenance Hotels, which includes such Portland institutions as The Heathman, Hotel Lucia, The Benson, The Westin Portland, Hotel deLuxe, Sentinel, and Dossier. He secretly donated $1 million for the Trump inauguration. http://bit.ly/2pNV57y He’s now reportedly under consideration for an ambassadorship. http://bit.ly/2xMcfXD Think about it.  

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September 25, 2017

Dear OSTPDX, Senator McCain’s decision to vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill is good news. But we can’t let up our opposition to it until September 30 passes and the GOP can no longer try to ram it through using the budget reconciliation process. There is still a hearing scheduled on Monday before the Senate Finance Committee and the GOP leadership is pulling out all the stops to avoid another humiliating defeat. As I send this message, there are reports of new “sweeteners” in the bill for Alaska and Maine, in…

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