Dear OSTPDX Members,
Wishing you all a happy and safe New Year! 2019 is going to be a great year for progressives! Our hard work has propelled the most diverse group of Democrats into office who’ll bring with them big ideas, moving America forward. With House Democrats prepared to pass six bills on Thursday to reopen the government, all excluding any funds for the wall, putting the onus on the GOP and Trump to reopen the government. Democrats are taking action to lead us out of the mess we’re in and poised to accomplish more than Trump and the GOP has with control of all three branches of government over the past two years.
One Small Thing PDX - January 8, 2019 Meeting
7 – 9 PM, SUBUD Center-3185 NE Regents Drive
Turning Progressive Policy into Law
What are the top issues and what can we do?
Our January meeting will pivot from midterm elections to the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session. Now we must put our progressive policies, super majority and democratic Governor to work!!
Senator Michael Dembrow will present an overview of major legislative issues in 2019, and how we can help get important work done.
Madison Hathaway, Advocacy and Outreach Director for Renew Oregon, will review the Clean Energy Bill.
Alejandro Queral, Executive Director of Oregon Center for Public Policy, will give an introduction to revenue reform and specifics on their proposal to increase Oregon corporate tax rates.
Kate Titus, Executive Director of Common Cause Oregon, will share potential legislation on campaign finance reform.
There will be time for questions and answers with our panel, in addition we will break into small groups to dig deeper into these three important issues and find out what actions are required to pass progressive legislation. Then we’ll break for libations and snacks at 9 PM.
OSTPDX & The Womxn’s March & Rally for Action
OSTPDX will be “Canopy Endorsers” at the Portland Womxn’s March & Rally for Action, meaning that we’ll have a booth at the event to provide educational information on what OSTPDX does and how folks can join us. Here’s some information on the event and its organizers:
The mission of Womxn’s March Portland (WM PDX) 2019 is to harness the political and organizational power of diverse womxn (and our communities) to create transformative social change. The Portland Womxn’s March 2019 is an intersectional, feminist, womxn-led movement.
Pride Northwest, a Portland-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, is serving as as fiscal sponsor for the 2019 Portland Women's March. The planning committee is comprised of a diverse group of womxn from across multiple communities and identities. All contributions will be used for the 2019 Portland Womxn's March. Use of any residual funds will be determined by the community planning committee.
The Women's March on Washington convened a broad and diverse group of leaders to produce an intersectional platform known as the Unity Principles. Representing a new understanding of the connected nature of our struggles and a vision of our collective liberation, the Unity Principles continue to be a guiding light for our movement.
We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. We must create a society in which women - including Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Muslim women, lesbian queer and trans women - are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments.
Why We March:
For more information, visit: https://womxnsmarchpdx.com/
If you’re interested in helping host the table, organizing where our group will meet prior to the event, or help to set up before and/or take down after the event, please fill out our volunteer form here or contact Candace Cavilee directly who will be leading the organizational efforts of the march at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you can take action directly with the Womxn’s March organizers or donate here.
OSTPDX Activist Reading Group’s next meeting
What: The reading will be: “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World” by Anand Giridharadas.
Lenny Dee recommends this video that summarizes the book: "A fabulous half hour speech by the author of Winners Take All: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP7HajXJD3s"
When: Thursday, January 31 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at:
Where: 3082 NE Regents Dr, Portland, OR 97212
OSTPDX has various types of volunteer opportunities available so we’re reaching out to our membership for help. If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please fill out this form and we’ll in touch to discuss ways to get more involved.
Activities & Actions
Actions by Indivisible Oregon:
Call Congress to tell them to STOP THE SHUTDOWN. STOP THE WALL.
Day of Action at Wyden’s Office: Tuesday, 1/8/19 from 11:30-12:30
Join OSTPDX’s Jane Stackhouse and the 350PDX State Legislative Team whom will meet January 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave. The Oregon State Legislative session starts January 22nd and we need to be ready to ensure passage of strong, effective, and just greenhouse gas emissions cap and invest legislation. Agenda Attached. Please RSVP here.
Other Upcoming Events:
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