- Act for Democracy
Election Day, Meeting Details, & More
The Climate Action Now App Makes Activism Easy Founder Brett Walter Explains How A4D welcomes Brett Walter to its May monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 24, via Zoom at 5:00pm. Brett is an award-winning software designer who made his career in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur and executive. When Donald Trump took the US out of the Paris Agreement, he resolved to use his skills to make a difference on climate. The result was the Climate Action Now app. Brett will explain how the app makes advocacy easy.
The Climate Action Now app has been adopted by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, Elders Climate Action, and numerous other organizations. In just one year, app users have has taken over 400,000 actions and sent over 311,000 messages to their political and business leaders. Use the app to take climate action and earn real trees in the process. Register now at this link. Tomorrow Indivisible Tuesday with Senator Merkley’s Office Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17, join Indivisible Oregon’s Indivisible Tuesday with the staff of Senator Merkley’s staff. The event gets underway at 11:30am and at noon staff will join the Zoom call to speak with participants. RSVP here. News from Jamie McLeod-Skinner’s Campaign Tomorrow is Election Day and volunteers from Jamie McLeod-Skinner’s campaign have been working tirelessly to ensure her victory in Congressional District 5. Recently, Indivisible members texted over 115,000 votes in the district. And last Saturday A4D members accompanied Jamie to the Bans Off Our Bodies rally in downtown Portland.
In the words of Indivisible National, who endorsed Jamie in her run for Congress, “It's been incredible, absolutely incredible, to follow the work you [Oregonians] have been doing from afar. From letters to the editor to the prolific and helpful Twitter updates to all the many ways y'all have made the case behind the scenes, it's so clear y'all have seriously left it all on the field. The staff here across the team, including Leah and Ezra [founders of Indivisible], have said this a lot as we've discussed this race and we all really, really mean it.” For anyone reading this who lives in District 5, your vote makes a difference. Be sure your ballot is placed in a drop box or postmarked by 8:00pm, tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17. And if you don’t live in Jamie’s district, the same deadline applies to all Oregon voters. Our votes matter! Plus don’t forget to mark the box for Judge Darleen Ortega in the non-partisan Court of Appeals Position 3 race. Her opponent is president of the Promise Keepers. Two More Charter Commission Hearings There are two more Charter Commission public hearings coming up: Tuesday, May 17, 6:00-9:00pm, in-person and online, and Sunday, May 22, 12:00-3:00pm, in person. This is your chance to weigh in on proposed reforms to Portland’s city governance, including ranked-choice voting and new geographic districts. Representative government depends on our participation. Double Your Money Donate Now to A4D National Indivisible is matching all donations to Act for Democracy between April 1 and May 31 up to a maximum total donations of $500. Now’s the time to make that contribution you’ve been thinking about. Donate now!