October 8, 2018 Events & Updates


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 mobilize progressive voters and get out the vote. Zepatos will describe research on effective election strategies and how we can each be thought leaders for our network of friends, family and colleagues. Kessler will tell us about effective on-the-ground campaign work, including the work she is now doing for governor Kate Brown.  We will have a short political action to do in small groups after we hear from these great speakers.

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 and political commentator David Sarasohn will present their take-aways from one of the most important elections of our lifetimes.

Here’s a list of other upcoming events and actions: 

Resist Trump Tuesdays by Indivisible Oregon: October 9th  at 11:30 a.m.

Multnomah County Dems Phonebank for OR Candidates Governor Kate Brown’s re-election campaign, Janelle Bynum, Chrissy Reitz, Rachel Prusak, Jamie McLeod-Skinner and Charles Gallia:

Ohio Vote at Home Absentee Ballot Project:

This project was initiated by former Secretary of State Phil Keisling, who spoke on this at OSTPDX’s May meeting, and presented at the August Indivisible97201 meeting.  The project is aimed at encouraging voting among those who voted in 2016 but did not vote in the last mid-term. Phil strongly believes that the best way to ensure maximum election turnout is to provide people with ballots in their homes, and the data on results from Oregon and Washington strongly support his position.  If voters can be persuaded to vote next month through a phone call offering the option to cast a ballot from home, it could flip results to blue in a critical state. And if successful, the project will be expanded for the next election.

OSTPDX and Indivisible97201 members expressed interest in assisting in this project.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TRAINING TO MAKE THESE CALLS, PLEASE CONTACT ME BY RESPONDING TO THIS EMAIL.  I’ll connect you with Roberta Ruimy who can come to you or have you go to her if you have a laptop.  You will need a computer (with Google Chrome added if not already your web browser), and a phone.  WE DO NOT HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO COMPLETE 1,000 CALLS! I hope you can help!

You can find more information about candidates at https://cordrayforohio.com/ & sherrodbrown.com

Stand on Every Corner:

Governor Kate Brown (Point person: Paulette Wittwer):

OR-2 Jamie McLeod-Skinner (Point person: Lynn Youngbar):

  • Postcards at Guilders Coffee, 2393 NE Fremont: Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m.Questions, call Lynn, 503-307-4246. McLeod-Skinner’s campaign is gaining momentum!!  Be part of an upset victory in OR 2.
  • Call Swing Voters w/ IO & DPO @ Taborspace: Thursday, October 11th 5:30-8:00
  • Postcards at Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider: Mondays at 4:00 p.m.
  • Postcards at Prosperity Pie Shoppe in SW Portland: Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m
  • Postcard Party hosted by Kristin & Mary:
    • Kristin and Dick’s house: 4032 SE Ankeny, at 3-5 p.m. on October 25.  We will provide postcards, stamps, ink pens, scripts, addresses, and food and drink.

WA-3 Caroylyn Long (Point person: Jeff Kidder):

S-20 Charles Gallia (Point Person: Jane Stackhouse):

S-26 Chrissy Reitz:

H-32 Tiffany Mitchell:

  • 10/24 Road Trip to Tillamook with Phyllis and all to canvass-stay tuned

H-51 Janelle Bynum:

H-52 Anna Williams:

City Councill-Jo Ann Hardesty:

Ballot Measures: “Do 102 and Nix on 103 through 106”

Yes for Affordable Housing 102 & 26-199:

Visit Defend Oregon’s Facebook Page to Show your support for NO on 103 & 104 with these three ways to help:

  1. Share our TV ad
  2. Share the first of our 10 reasons to VOTE NO series
  3. Take a selfie with one of our yard signs and post it on Facebook

Measure 105:

Portland Clean Energy Initiative-Measure 26-201:

Climate Day of Action Hosted by NO on 105 Campaign, Renew Oregon and Oregon League of Conservation Voters-October 20th from 9:00-11:00 at SEIU Local 

Screening of the film The Reluctant Radical:

Join us Tuesday, October 16th, at Havurah Shalom for a free screening of the film “The Reluctant Radical,” followed by a discussion with Ken Ward. Doors will open at 6:30 pm for time to mingle and enjoy delicious snacks, and the program will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.  Presented in partnership with Congregations P’na Or and Kol Shalom.

The Reluctant Radical  is an intimate portrait of climate activist Ken Ward, as he wrestles with what life choices he should make and what direct actions he should take in response to the greatest crisis that human civilization has ever faced: Climate Change.

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Sara McKinney

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