Author: Kathy Foldes

ICM Supports Oregon Indivisible’s WeCare effort to Show Appreciation to our Local Healthcare Workers.

Let’s show healthcare workers that In Portland WE CARE!
All ICM’rs and friends are invited to Providence St. V’s event on  Monday, October 18, 2021 at 6 p.m. (Please arrive a little early.)

 

WHAT:
  • Handing out gift items to healthcare workers.
  • We are waiting to hear if all the items will be placed on a cart and rolled indoors, or whether we will hand them out to individual nurses ourselves. Stay tuned for this detail.
  • In any case, we will also show support by clapping (quietly) or waving signs that express gratitude. Bring your own if you feel moved to make one. I will have five or more signs to hand out.
WHERE:
  • Providence St Vincent Medical Center.
  • We will meet at the entrance opposite the employee parking lot. To find the employee/North parking lot, consult this map: https://tinyurl.com/mde9e2sa
  • PARKING: ONA will get back to us on where we can park. Stay tuned.
  • To find the medical center: https://tinyurl.com/hc5n6bhx
SIGNS & VIDEO:
  • There will be five signs to distribute. If you feel like making your own sign, please do so. They can be used for the second event on Friday of next week. Feel free to use the graphic below.
  • We need someone to take some video footage – let me know if you’re willing to be that person. No special skills needed – just a steady hand.
STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES BEFORE MONDAY.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER MONDAY:
  • Let’s sign up to buy things to donate to the next WeCare event (Providence Portland Hospital)
  • We are collecting items for the 22nd now.  Here is a list of items we need: https://tinyurl.com/7fcw2u98
  • Once we has sign up for items, we will be contacted via the email they provided, and will be directed to a drop-off at Karyn’s house.
  • We will assemble gift-baskets for Friday’s event on Thursday or Friday morning.  Look out for a Doodle in that regard.
  • If you can procure in-kind donations from small (or large) businesses, please enter their information here: https://tinyurl.com/3sp2syv4
Thanks for caring!

Monthly meeting Monday (tomorrow!) We need to keep tipping the scale so come!

ICM Monthly Meeting Mon Oct 4.6:30 Social (optional), 7-8 Meeting. The agenda is great! There are plans in the making. And we can all be together on Zoom!

Look for the Zoom link in your e-newsletter. (Sometimes this is in your spam folder unfortunately).

FIRST MONDAYS (usually) 6:30 Social (optional), 7-8 Meeting
Please put this meeting on your calendar as a recurring event so you don’t miss it!

Crucial to call your MOC’s today!!!! Why? Likely vote on Infrastructure Bill!

The Infrastructure Bill that’s up for a vote today isn’t bad, it’s just too small to meet the moment, which is why it needs to be paired with the full Build Back Better reconciliation package. Conservatives have shown time and time again they can’t be trusted to keep their word once they’ve gotten what they want, so today, to make sure the keep their words, they will vote down a bill progressives support, in order to ensure we eventually get a package big enough to help everyone.

This isn’t a minority position — 96% of House and Senate Democrats support the Build Back Better package! We can’t allow a tiny minority of conservatives to deny Americans this massively important recovery plan. So call, call, call!

ICM monthly meeting on Monday! (Oct. 4th) Big plans are in the making!

We will keep tipping the scale back to Liberty & Justice for ALL!
ICM Monthly Meeting Mon Oct 4.6:30 Social (optional), 7-8 Meeting Look for the Zoom link in your e-newsletter. (Sometimes this is in your spam folder unfortunately).
FIRST MONDAYS (usually) 6:30 Social (optional), 7-8 Meeting
Please put this meeting on your calendar as a recurring event so you don’t miss it!

Call your Members of Congress- this is the critical time! Yes, call AGAIN!

And just so we don’t forget what’s at stake, here’s what an inclusive recovery can look like:

A pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants;
Lowering drug prices, expanding Medicare to cover vision, dental, and hearing, and lowering the eligibility age to 60 years old;
Investments in climate, including a Clean Energy Standard (with no fossil fuels!) and a Civilian Climate Corps;
Investments in housing, especially deeply affordable housing and housing for unhoused populations;
Historic investments in the care economy including universal child care, paid leave, and home and community-based care; and
Address extreme wealth inequality by taxing the ultra-rich and big corporations so they finally pay their fair share.

The CPC made some important wins in recent days on key priorities like affordable child care and bold climate provisions. These wins were possible because we had their backs — and now they need our support more than ever to ensure this package doesn’t get watered down by Republicans and conservative Democrats.

Indivisibles- We’re on the March! Aug. 28th!

Indivisible USA sent us this post:

We’ve got plans to make history next weekend and you’re invited — join activists like you next Saturday to take part in the historic March On for Voting Rights in cities across the country. This comes exactly fifty-eight years after Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech and led the historic March on Washington, calling on the nation to rise up and end the legalized racial discrimination plaguing the country.

Half a century later and in the middle of another racial justice reckoning, state legislatures around the country are trying to reinstate systemic discrimination at the ballot box. Now, Martin Luther King III will help lead Americans on another march in honor of his father. Whether you want to head to Washington, D.C., find a march near you, or join virtually, your members of Congress need to know that voting rights are on the line. Join us and demand that Congress act now by passing federal voting rights legislation.

Join the marches in person or online. Look for a local event!

This year alone, 48 states have introduced hundreds of voter suppression bills in an effort to stamp out participation in communities of color. Tactics like banning ballot drop boxes and mail-in voting, reducing early voting days and hours, restricting who can get a mail-in ballot, and more, are threatening our democracy in nearly every statehouse. Unfortunately, many of these racist, anti-democratic bills have already become law. Federal voting rights protections will guarantee everyone the right to vote — but we have to act now before it’s too late. Click here to sign up. And then, if you’re able, consider making a donation to help support our democracy reform efforts. 

Can’t go? Please donate to Indivisible at https://indivisible.org/

Oregon state House Dist 33 House District 33 Redistricting Town Hall on Tuesday, September 7th at 6:30 PM event

Our area has grown so HD 33 with be redistricted. Let’s keep neighborhoods together that should be together. Voice your opinion!

Register in advance for 9/7 HD 33 Redistricting Town Hall with Rep. Maxine Dexter:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkdeqpqjsvHNGNmjTBXNKbRHNJ5amhNWlB

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This event will also be streamed live on Rep Dexter’s Facebook

Contact U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici to urge true Clean Energy Standards

This is a critical time for the climate. Just look at our soaring temperatures, droughts, forest fires!

Urge Rep. Bonamici to cosponsor the American Renewable Energy Act which ensures renewables are prioritized in a CES (Clean Energy Standards). Call her today at 1-202-225-0855 (press #3 to bypass the blah blah). Remind her that natural gas produces greenhouse gases and should not be part of any clean energy policy.

And then….Post about this on your social media! Get the word out!