OSTPDX Meeting Notice – October 9, 2018

Dear OSTPDX,

October 9 – “The Rubber Hits the Road – Get Out the Vote for the Midterms!”  One Small Thing PDX general membership meeting takes place at 6:45 p.m., at the SUBUD CENTER, 3185 NE Regents Drive.

Learn what you can do to ensure a Huge Blue Wave in November!   Come hear from two dynamic speakers about what each of us can do during the 28 days remaining before the election.  Stay to take actions that impact voters. The timing could not be better as the ballots are to be mailed out the next week.     

Thalia Zepatos will give an overview of research about what is most effective to Get Out the Vote and what works best to persuade voters. We will learn how each of us can be a thought leader for our own networks by contacting them between this meeting and the election.

Thalia advanced the movement for the freedom to marry through leadership roles spanning more than a decade, culminating in her work as Freedom to Marry’s Director of Research and Messaging (2010 through December, 2015). Responsible for driving messaging and public opinion research, she is widely recognized as the “message guru” who led the movement’s messaging shift, resulting in exponential growth in public support that paved the way for the historic Supreme Court victory.

Working on the national and international level, she has been a sought-after campaign consultant, campaign manager, and field director electing local and statewide women candidates and defeating anti-gay and anti-choice ballot measures in the Pacific Northwest. She is a Huffington Post writer, the co-author of Women for a Change: A Grassroots Guide to Activism and Politics.  

Amy Kessler will speak about the Coordinated Campaign, on the ground grass roots work, and specific actions to take. Kate Brown will be the main focus as that is such an important, close race.

Amy is currently Regional Field Director at Team Oregon, working with the Democratic Party and with the Coordinated Campaign to elect Governor Kate Brown on November 6.  She will bring her knowledge about campaigns and how grass roots actions are essential to winning. Previously, Amy worked for The Bus Project to involve young voters in elections and was a speaker at an earlier One Small Thing meeting.

8:10 – 8:25 Announcements of Upcoming Opportunities

·        “Canvass with me” sign up to canvass with One Small Thing election task force members & experience the most effective way to get people to vote!
·       The Election Sprint Challenge –  Persisters PDX founder Asha Dornfest will give us daily actions to take until the election
·       Neighborhood Leader Program training Oct. 15 (Democratic party GOTV)
·       Yard signs and election materials will be available

8:25 – 9:00 Take an action tonight to impact voters

Participate in a short and fun action to write a handwritten note on post cards asking voters to support Jamie McLeod-Skinner. She won the Democratic primary in Oregon Congressional District 2.  She is running a great campaign to challenge 20-year incumbent and Trump supporter Greg Walden and post cards are a great way to reach rural voters in this enormous district that stretches from Hood River to the Idaho and California borders.

9:00 Social time & community

Stay for beer, nonalcoholic drinks & snacks and chat with the speakers.

And This Week, Come Meet Jo Ann Hardesty and Judge Ben Souede

House Party for Jo Ann Hardesty
Friday, October 5 at 5 p.m.
The Isaacman Home
0847 Southwest Pennoyer Street Portland, OR 97239
Allen and Bobbie invite you to their home to meet Jo Ann Hardesty who is running for City Council. We support Jo Ann and when you come to meet her, you will understand why. RSVP: 612-310-7788

Postcard Party for Judge Ben Souede
Sunday, October 7, 4-5:30 p.m.
The Isaacman Home
0847 Southwest Pennoyer Street Portland, OR 97239
Come meet Judge Ben Souede www.BenSouede.com, who sits on the bench of the Multnomah County Circuit Court, presiding over both civil and criminal cases. This last year has further reinforced the importance of an independent judiciary, which is often the only institution still protecting the rights of the people. Postcards will be provided! RSVP: 612-310-7788

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