Indivisible 2021 – Rebuilding our Democracy

Indivisible Cedar Mill is a progressive, grassroots political group that follows the Indivisible Guide. We have monthly meetings (Zoom during Covid) with local guest speakers. Our meetings are informational with a focus on following our local political scene as well as State and Federal. Our membership is activist in nature with an emphasis on members being active in the community through our county Neighborhood Leader program as well as letter and postcard writing. Our speakers range from State representatives to activists in other progressive causes. We regularly call our Members of Congress to urge them to support or oppose legislation. We also participate in bi-weekly zoom calls with our legislators.

Call today, don’t delay!

Hey, ICM, we need to call our Members of Congress and urge them to use our government’s role to do what the Preamble to the US Constitution says to “promote the common welfare” by passing S1, HR4 and HR 51 to help us all Thrive. These bills ensure equitable distribution of the Internet, voting rights, healthy people and planet, and justice for all.

Indivisible USA has asked us to use this messaging. Please call Sen. Wyden 202-224-5244

Sen. Merkley: 202-224-3753 and Rep. Bonamici 202-225-0855.

 

Let’s get ‘er done!

ICM, there’s a new opportunity to do Vote Forward letters! Please jump on it!

So many of us wrote thousands of Vote Forward letters for the 2020 election and it made a difference. Right now, you can make a difference in targeted states where there are upcoming special elections. Do you have stamps, envelopes, a printer and a computer? Vote Forward has a  campaign to send thank-you letters to those infrequent voters who voted in the last election to encourage them to keep on voting–especially in special elections that are coming up very soon. Go to https://votefwd.org/ and sign up for 5 letters, or 20 letters. 

Want action–here’s what you can do to make a difference!

Partner with ACLU of Oregon supporters statewide at virtual Lobby Days April 29-30

Engaging with your legislators and advocating for your community is more important than ever. Please join ACLU of Oregon supporters statewide at our virtual Lobby Days April 29-30 to demand bold action from our state-elected leaders.
This virtual event will be your opportunity to advocate for progressive policies and budget requests in areas including immigrants’ rights, reimagined policing, protection and restoration of voting rights, and criminal justice reform.
Lobby Days
The ACLU Lobby Days.
Demand bold progress from Oregon’s elected officials.
Thursday, April 29, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, April 30, 9 – 12 p.m.
Online
Register Now!
We’ve organized two days of rich programming and training; view the agenda. Tune in live to hear from ACLU staff, community leaders, and elected officials, or watch the recordings and materials on your own time, and then meet virtually with legislators along with your fellow community members.
This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided. Please RSVP now and be sure to let us know any other accommodations that will help you participa

Help make state legislatures turn blue!

Upcoming special elections provide a major opportunity to uphold Democratic values and continue rejecting Trumpism nationwide.
The DLCC already had some major wins this year – including in some traditionally Republican areas – and we need to keep them coming to protect our Democratic coalition.
The next four weeks feature as many as TEN special elections, spread out all throughout the country, starting as soon as tomorrow. Check them out:
Date State Seat
March 20 Louisiana HD-82
March 23 Virginia SD-38
March 30 Massachusetts HD-19 (Suffolk)
April 6 California AD-79
April 6 Missouri HD-45
April 6 Oklahoma SD-22
April 6 Wisconsin HD-89
April 6 Wisconsin SD-13
April 13 Connecticut HD-112
April 13 New Hampshire HD-21 (Hillsborough)
Some of these races are in Trump-won districts that won’t be easy wins – but that just means we’ll have to fight even harder to gain ground.

Hey, ICM. Ready to do more postcards?

ICM, are you ready for another postcard effort? This one is with Swing Left to ensure passage of HR. 1/S 1. We will be both doing postcards and calls to voters in AZ for them to call/email Sen. Sinema to urge her to support voting rights. This may also mean making sure that the filibuster does not stop passing S1/voting rights. The text is already printed on the postcards and all volunteers have to do is write 1-2 scripted sentences. The postcards also have address labels. It will take less than 2 minutes to complete each postcard.

Email Michelle Inness at mhughes56@comcast.net to get signed up.
We will need donations of money and stamps.

 

Helping our neighbors and making Indivisible more visible.

Progressives helping their neighbors. Join the effort. Counter balance conservative Timber Unity that is courting voters by delivering wood. After all, they are funded by Stimpson Lumber.
East Washington County Democrats East Washington County Democrats
Helping our Neighbors
For some of us, the recent stimulus payments are essential – replacing lost income and helping get by until we beat this pandemic. For others, the need is not as great.

Join Saturday phone banks to voters to fight voter suppression bills in their states!

Phone bank to protect voting rights · Mobilize
Join us every Saturday from 2:00 to 4 pm PST to call voters of color in key districts, connecting them directly to their state senators to oppose new voter suppression bills. We will be using Call Hub, a new user-friendly dialer that allows the volunteer to patch the voter directly to their state senator’s phone number in real-time. We will help you set up a CallHub account, walk you through the process of making the calls, and answer your questions. (41 kB)
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Green New Deal forum on March 13th at 4 pm

ICM come and participate!

Sunrise Beaverton partnered with WashCo Young Dems and 350pdx – Washington County Team for this Green New Deal Public Forum on March 13th at 4 pm.
The Green New Deal often gets dismissed as a ‘pie in the sky’ national bill and the right wing / fossil fuel interest work overtime to spread misinformation about the GND. We’re going to dive into what the GND would mean for us at the local level, what initiatives we currently have that fit within the GND framework, and also have the opportunity to engage with a slate of elected officials from various Cities, Washington County, & Metro government on what work is happening now to address the climate crisis. We will be announcing the elected officials in the coming days!
Please join us and our partners for this event next weekend.
bit.ly/WaCoGND

Next Meeting: March 1, 2021

Our next meeting will be March 1st, 2021. 6:30-7pm social time, 7-8pm meeting.

Email us for the Zoom link: indivisiblecedarmill@gmail.com.

 

Agenda:

6:30 – 7 Optional social time

7 – 8  Meeting 

  • Welcome
  • Impeachment/Redistricting/2022 long view
  • COIN update/Committees
  • NL update/Upcoming May election
  • Speaker: Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg*  Candidate for Beaverton City Council, ICM Member
  • Website, blog, Facebook communications update
  • Survey – Results
  • Updates from Community/County
  • Closing

*Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg was born and raised in Beaverton, Oregon and is excited about the possibility of serving the city and its residents through filling the seat on Beaverton city council vacated by now Mayor Lacey Beatty. She holds a bachelors degree in political science, with a minor in Spanish from the University of Portland, and a law degree from Willamette University College of Law. She is the current Chair of the Board of the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District. She is passionate about animal welfare, climate change, affordable housing and racial justice. She is running for Beaverton City Council and will talk about her plan for working on council and how ICM can help her. 

8 – 8:30 Optional social/continued discussion time