Get Involved & Celebrate!
February 23 Monthly Meeting Notes + Action Groups The highlight of A4D’s well-attended member meeting on February 23 was Jamie McLeod-Skinner’s presentation on ways to find productive common ground with people who don’t share our political views. If you were unable to attend or would like to refresh your memory, read the meeting notes here. COIN (Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network) is organizing several groups to focus on the following issues: bridging the rural/urban divide, recruiting/supporting candidates, federal issues, and the anti-racist education and activity. To get involved, click here. The COIN legislative group is currently full, but if you are interested in non-legislative work with the immigration or climate/energy/environment groups, please contact Guy Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org for immigration or Michael Heumann email@example.com for climate/energy/environment. Get Your A4D Button!
We have buttons! To pick up yours if you live on the west side of the river, get in touch with Roberta Ruimy at firstname.lastname@example.org. For those living on the east side, help yourself from the plastic container on Bill Vollmer’s porch at 3628 NE Bryce Street or contact Bill at email@example.com. A4D Legislative Recommendations Act for Democracy recommends the following bills and urges you to support them: Campaign Finance Reform HB 2678 establishes ranked choice voting for certain state and local offices. HB 2685 permits ranked choice voting for military or overseas electors. HB 2686 requires vote tabulation systems be compatible with ranked choice voting. HB 2921 establishes a small donor matching program. Climate/Energy/Environment HB2495 expands the Toxic Free Kids Act. HB 2842 addresses healthy homes. Gun Safety HB 2510 is the Safe Storage Bill. SB 396 is the Ghost Gun Bill. HB 2593 closes the “Charleston Loophole” by forbidding gun transfers without completion of a background check within three days. SB 554 bans guns in schools, the airport, public buildings, and other venues. Celebrate Grassroots Advocacy
A4D Reading Group March Meeting The A4D reading group meets Thursday, March 11, at 7:00 until 8:30pm to discuss Indivisible’s new guide. To join in, use this Zoom link. For questions, contact Ken Rosenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.