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December 9, 2014 Newsletter

Dear OSTPDX Members,


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One Small Thing PDX’s leadership team spent the weekend in Eugene attending a state-wide gathering of Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network (COIN) where we were able to meet in person and make connections with Indivisible leaders all over the state. The gathering and trainings were both inspiring and very helpful for preparing Indivisible leaders to more effectively organize and collaborate for 2020 to tackle the state’s toughest hurdles beginning with the upcoming short legislative session.


Announcements


PDX Impeach & Remove Protest


One Small Thing PDX will be co-hosting the PDX Impeach & Remove Protest with other Indivisible groups in the area.


DATE IS TO BE DETERMINED. To be notified when date & location are finalized, please register for the MoveOn Event at: https://www.impeach.org/event/impeach-and-remove/125712


On the eve of the House's momentous vote on Articles of Impeachment - the culmination of three years of public outcry, advocacy, and protests - it will be time to TAKE TO THE STREETS.


Join Stand On Every Corner PDX, Indivisible Oregon, and DemCast Oregon for a peaceful, nonviolent protest calling for Trump to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED. We'll join hundreds of events around the country supported by national groups like MoveOn, Indivisible, and Public Citizen.


The protest will be at 5:30pm on the evening before the House floor vote, probably sometime in early to mid December. When the House vote is announced, we'll finalize data and location. This may be on very short notice, so register NOW to make sure you are notified.


Both Representatives and Senators need to know that we are watching them at this historic juncture. Republicans and Democrats alike have an equal duty to uphold our constitution, protect our democracy, and impeach and remove President Trump.


One Small Thing-PDX Jan 28 General Meeting

OREGON’S 2020 SHORT LEGISLATIVE SESSION:

Issues, Strategies & Actions To Make an Impact in Our State

When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 PM (Doors open 6:40)

Where: Subud Center, 3185 NE Regents Drive, Portland OR


What key issues will Oregon legislators consider in the 2020 short session, which starts on February 3? Might Republican legislators simply walk out again, as they did last summer over the Clean Energy Jobs Bill? How can we help to support progressive legislation in our state?

We’ll discuss these questions and more at our January meeting, led by a legislator who’s in the thick of the action—Oregon’s House Majority Leader, Representative Barbara Smith Warner.


We’ll also hear from members of the OSTPDX 2019 Legislative Task Force who have been tracking the development of proposed legislation on four key issues for the 2020 short session: Climate Change, Gun Safety, Revenue, and Campaign Finance Reform. As well as sharing actions to take at the meeting, they are developing information that is being shared with Indivisible groups in the Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network, who can use it to spur legislative action on progressive issues.


Don’t miss this chance to find out what’s happening in Salem and how you can help to promote important legislation. Plan to stay after the meeting for conversation and snacks.


Actions & Events


Oregon Helping Wisconsin Defeat Trump


Close wins in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin gave the 2016 election to Donald Trump. Of the three, polling indicates that Wisconsin will be the most challenging to turn Democratic.


We have been in touch with the Wisconsin Democratic Party which would very much appreciate Oregonians calling prospective volunteers in Wisconsin encouraging them to join one of their Neighborhood Teams. We have started making calls and have gotten an excellent response.


Everyone we’ll be calling has expressed interest in helping but has yet to make the commitment. Calls can be made from home, between 8am and 7pm PST. Training videos, scripts, and computer access to lists will be provided.

For the future of the planet and our society we have to make Trump a one-term president.

Are you interested in phoning to build the Wisconsin Neighborhood Teams? If so please email Lenny@OnwardOregon.org.


- All of us at Onward Oregon


Swing Left Letter Writing Events


Write Letters to Voters at Hopworks Urban Brewery HUB: Tuesday, December 10th at 2:30pm -- RSVP here


Indivisible NW Portland hosts letter-writing most Tuesdays, at 1:45 pm at the Daily Cafe in the Pearl. Look for the shared "farm" table. RSVP is essential! RSVP here for Tuesday, December 10th. Email Kirsten for more dates and information: IndivisibleNWPortland@gmail.com


Actions to Protect Immigrants


The proposed USCIS fee increase for naturalization and DACA applications is the latest Trump attack on immigrant families that would deny citizenship to hundreds of thousands of eligible immigrants, making naturalizing a privilege for only the rich. Submit a comment against the proposed price increases.

Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice - 2nd Thursday every month

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, ICE Facility-4310 SW Macadam, Portland, OR 97239

More recurring and upcoming events to show solidarity with our immigrant community can be found here.


Actions by Indivisible Oregon


Our Tuesday ask: While we all work to support impeachment, Congress must also reverse Trump's cruel cuts to SNAP using the Congressional Review Act. The action will be posted on Tuesday October 1st at 6:00 AM. The link is indivisibleor.org/actions


Other Events:


Find a Town Hall near you with The Town Hall Project.

Stand On Every Corner NE Sandy: Mondays & Tuesdays from 8:00-8:30 am

Stand On Every Corner Pioneer Square: Mon-Fri 9:30-11:30 & Weekends 11:30-1:30

Demand an EIS: Climate Leaders Don't Widen Freeways! Tuesday, December 10th from 4-6 pm

The City of Portland's 100% Renewable Progress Report: Thursday, December 12th from 3-4pm

Pueblo Unido PDX & See See Motor Coffee Co is putting together a holiday market in support of Refugees: Friday, December 13th from 7-10 pm

Debate Watch Party: Thursday, December 19th from 5-9 pm

Pueblo Unido PDX Volunteer Meet and Greet! Thursday, December 19th at 7pm


Articles


Check out DemCast! It’s grassroots media by the people, for the people. Read why DemCast is so desperately needed. If you’re on Facebook, Demcast Oregon is now up and running.


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Why Your Health Insurer Doesn’t Care About Your Big Bills


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Regards,


Sara McKinney

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