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Support the THRIVE Agenda! A Week of Action Everyone deserves to THRIVE with racially just education, healthcare, jobs, infrastructure, voting, and climate. President Biden, VP Harris, and Congressional Democrats are leading the way with the THRIVE agenda, a series of initiatives anchored in racial, economic, and gender justice. Following the Congressional recess, time is now of the essence. Congress must pass the For the People Act (S1), the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR4), the Washington D.C Admission Act (HR 51), the American Recovery Act, and the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. Join Indivisible Oregon in a week of action. Participate in a phone bank! Attend a virtual meeting with Senator Wyden and Representative Blumenauer! Write postcards! For details, visit Indivisible Oregon’s website. We must be bold to get the job done! More For the People Act Events Common Cause has added two additional events on April 10 and 12 in support of the For the People Act. Find out more here. Free Virtual Workshop Voting Rights & Voter Suppression Donna L Cohen, creator of Civics for Adults, is offering a free virtual workshop this Wednesday, April 7, from 6:30-8:00pm. The workshop will focus on voting rights and voter suppression and trace events of the 2020 election that led up to January 6. It will be a powerful presentation that includes lots of data and commentary from bipartisan sources. Open to all. Register here. Have You Seen A4D’s New Website? We’ve been working to create a website that not only introduces our grassroots organization to the world but also serves as a valuable resource for anyone interested in the work we do. If you haven’t done so yet, check it out and get involved! Be sure to visit the Action Team pages, where you’ll find the latest activities and information from our many special interest groups. You’ll find lots of new calls to action on the Legislative Action Team page, updates on the Immigration Action Team page, and the Climate/Energy/Environment Action Team’s position on current legislative bills on their page. Shout-Out Two A4D members and postcard champions, Susan Nunnery and Downer Johnson, appeared recently in Steve Duin’s column in The Oregonian. Duin acknowledged their volunteer work in the south park blocks as part of Frank Moscow’s Adopt One Block project. Well done Susan and Downer! A4D Activist Reading Group The A4D Activist Reading Group meets this Thursday, April 8, from 7:00-8:30pm to discuss Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America by Stacey Abrams. Attend via this Zoom link. For questions, contact Ken Rosenberg at email@example.com. Governor Brown on Democracy Now Amy Goodman of Democracy Now interviewed Governor Kate Brown about Oregon’s experience with vote by mail and the Black Lives Matter protests. Per usual, Kate did Oregon proud. Watch here and here.