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September 30, 2019 Newsletter

Dear OSTPDX Members,


The past week has been wild! We’ve finally reached the point of an Impeachment Inquiry and now Donald Trump is threatening the country with civil war if he’s impeached as well as calling for Adam Schiff to be charged with Treason! The impeachment process is how we hold Donald Trump accountable while upholding the integrity of The Constitution. Let’s continue to put pressure on members of Congress to make the impeachment process public and as expeditiously as possible while ensuring Trump’s crimes are exposed so that we can continue discussing critical progressive policies.


As we’ve already witnessed, the impeachment process has been very rapidly changing so if you’d like to stay abreast of impeachment-related actions and events, Indivisible has created a website where you may search for events happening in your area.


While our Representatives here in the Portland Metro Area have come out in support of the Impeachment Inquiry, our friends over in ORD2 and WA3 are still dealing with Trump sycophants. DemCast has recently written about how to get these Republican Representatives on the record excusing Trump’s crimes. Please share!


Announcements


Changing the Course of History

Effective Grassroots Engagement

In the 2020 Elections

OSTPDX invites you to participate in the Oct 29, 2019 fall kickoff meeting. We are delighted to host Erica Goldman, Regional Organizing Coordinator for Swing Left. She will present Swing Left’s outcomes-based strategy to win key elections in the eleven “super states” – the states that can help the Democrats retake the White House, flip the Senate and turn state legislatures blue.


You will learn how you can take action to engage with voters in the super states by writing letters, participating in fundraising or on canvassing. The night of the meeting we will participate in a letter writing campaign to help get out the vote for an upcoming key election in Virginia. Let’s help turn the Virginia General Assembly blue and end anti-democratic gerrymandering. RSVP here, we need to know the number of attendees to have sufficient materials for our action item.

Place: Subud Center 3185 NE Regents Dr Portland Oregon

Time: Program starts promptly at 7:00 PM doors open at 6:30

RSVP today!


OST-PDX Activist Reading Group

The next meeting of the OST-PDX Activist Reading Group is tonight, September 30, 7:00-8:30 pm at the home of Patty and Richie: 2335 NE 24 Ave, Portland.

We’re thinking of trying something different: discussing an article rather than a whole book. The article is “The Democratic Party Is Actually Three Parties” by Thomas Edsall, NY Times, July 24, 2019.


I expect that the theme will be how to defeat Trump and win back Congress in 2020 – while advancing a progressive agenda.


Actions & Events


Actions by Indivisible Oregon

Our Tuesday ask: Thank you to our Democratic Members of Congress for their leadership and support for impeachment hearings. We ask them to keep using their voice to keep the process going. The action will be posted on Tuesday October 1st at 6:00 AM. The link is indivisibleor.org/actions


Oregon Needs Climate Action NOW!

Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson sold us out, siding with Boeing's corporate interests instead of her constituents. She said she would vote yes on the Clean Energy Jobs bill (HB 2020), but, after being approached by lobbyists from Boeing, Sen. Monnes Anderson suddenly changed her mind. HB 2020 would have benefited Oregonians in so many ways, helping us reduce our carbon emissions, transition to renewable energy, and create thousands of green jobs.


Sen. Monnes Anderson should be standing up for our interests, not Boeing's. Help us hold her accountable.

Sign the petition to show Sen. Monnes Anderson that you want climate action in Oregon now.


Other Events:

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

Bro, Choice! Men for Planned Parenthood: October 3rd from 7-9pm

Behind the Bullet Film Screening by The Soul Box Project: Oct. 4th from 6-8

Portland Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Bonamici: October 5th from 11-12

Community Forum: Commissioners Sharon Meieran & Susheela Jayapal October 7th from 7-8:30 pm

Moms Demand N/NE Portland October Membership Meeting: Oct. 9th at 7pm

Action Night: Pacific Power Letters to the Editor on October 10th from 6-8

10th Annual State of Civil Rights Forum: Criminal Justice Reform: Oct. 10th at 5:30 pm

Multnomah County 100% Renewable Briefing: October 15th from 10:30-Noon

Indivisible Tuesday: Sen. Merkley's office (PDX): October 15th from 11:30-12:30

Interrupting hate in public spaces: October 16th from 6:30-9pm

Rally for Medicare for All: October 18th from 4-5:30 pm


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.


DEFAZIO LED FLOOR DEBATE TO END BORDER WALL DECLARATION

Portland DSA Calls on Mayor Wheeler to Investigate Portland Police Bureau’s Contracts with ICE

How ‘Medicare for All’ Went Mainstream

Our health-care bills are a form of taxation without representation

We’re Getting Ripped Off

FEW WOULD LOSE FROM REMOVING SNAKE RIVER DAMS-And making whole the irrigators and grain barging companies would cost little.

7.6 million people demand action after week of climate strikes

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS DOUBLED PRIVATE PRISON SPENDING WITH MOST MONEY SPENT ON DETAINING IMMIGRANTS: 'THEY ARE NOT A THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY,' ADVOCATES SAY

The House doesn’t need an impeachment inquiry to confirm Trump’s wrongdoing. Just look at his hotel.


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Regards,


Sara McKinney

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