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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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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)
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.