A Party, Events, & Activism
We’re Celebrating Please Join Us! Please come along to Act for Democracy’s summer celebration! Last year our July gathering was such a hit that we’re making it an annual event. This year we come together, outdoors and in person, on Tuesday, July 26, beginning at 5:30pm. You’ll meet fellow activists, see old friends, enjoy outstanding food, listen to inspiring speakers, and recommit to activism, courage, and positivity! Confirmed speakers include Representatives Tawna Sanchez, Thuy Tran, and Travis Nelson. We’ve also invited Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, other state officeholders, and Portland-area candidates and are awaiting their confirmation. We’d love to see you there! Follow this link to RSVP and you’ll receive details of the event location. It’ll be an evening of camaraderie, inspiration, and fun that you won’t want to miss. Events This Week Speak with Senator Merkley’s Staff tomorrow, Tuesday, July 19, at Indivisible Oregon’s virtual monthly event. To join the group, please register here. The event gets underway at 11:30am. Learn what you can do to help women maintain access to abortion in the Pacific Northwest at tomorrow’s, Tuesday, July 19, COINversation starting at 7:00pm. Go here to join in virtually to Response for Roe: We Won’t Go Back!The panel of speakers includes Christel Allen, executive director, and Evelyn Estrada, political liaison, of ProChoice Oregon; Megan Kovacs of the Northwest Abortion Access Fund; and Cassie Purdy, political director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon. The meeting is open to all. Act for Democracy is a co-sponsor of the event along with other organizations. Senator Jeff Golden, Democrat from Ashland and champion of democracy in state government, is targeted by Oregon Republicans. As Oregon Senate’s strongest advocate for campaign finance reform, Golden’s race for re-election will be close and hotly contested. An outdoor fundraiser for Senator Golden, who accepts no corporate or PAC money, will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, July 19, from 7:00-8:45pm at 2201 NE 21st Street in Portland. To RSVP, go here. The COINversation on Wednesday, July 20, starting at 7:00pm will feature Joe Yetter who is running to unseat Cliff Bentz. Joe is a doctor, farmer, teacher, and veteran and endorsed by COIN. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers following his presentation. To register, go here. Opportunities for Activism Weekly phonebank for Jamie McLeod Skinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays,from 6:00-8:00pm. Sign up here. Text for Jamie McLeod Skinner on Sunday, July 31 at 6:00pm. Mark your calendar! Details coming soon. Write letters with Swing Left on Fridays. Use this link to join the weekly virtual event from 4:00-5:30pm. Pick up a packet of 20 Vote Forward letters and envelopes from Indivisible Oregon this Saturday, July 23, from 2:00-4:00pm at Migration Brewery, 2828 NE Glisan Street. Register here. Call voters in Arizona Monday, July 25, from noon to 1:30pm. Sponsored by Indivisible Oregon and the Center for Common Ground. More information and RSVP here. Join Indivisible’s deep canvassing phonebank for Western candidates, including Jamie McLeod Skinner, on Thursday, July 28, and on Thursday, August 25, beginning at 5:00pm. July sign-up is here and to register for August, go here. Training is included. Attend the COINvention at Silver Falls State Park’s Smith Creek Village from Sunday, August 14 to Tuesday, August 16. Details coming soon. Encourage President Biden to take executive action NOW on climate change by following this link. Senator Manchin does not have the last word! Join Indivisible’s Give No Ground! Movement Indivisible national is asking everyone to join the fight to keep our hold on the House of Representatives and get two more Democrats elected to the Senate. Start by joining the Give No Ground movement. Give No Ground focuses on nine crucial campaigns, including Mark Kelly in Arizona, Katie Porter in California, Raphael Warnock in Georgia, and our friend Jamie McLeod Skinner in Oregon’s District 5. Donate time, money, skills—whatever you’ve got—to keep MAGA Republicans from taking over Congress! To find out more about the Give No Ground strategy, go here.