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A4D November Meeting
The November meeting of A4D will take place on Tuesday, November 23, at 5:00pm. Please help us welcome Multnomah County Commissioners Sharon Meieran and Susheela Jaypal who will be our guest speakers. Commissioner Meieran represents Southwest’s District 1 and Commissioner Jaypal, District 2 in the Northeast. Both commissioners are known for their work on houselessness as well as other timely issues facing our region today, which they will share with us. Register now at this link. You will then receive confirmation and a link to join the Zoom meeting.
A4D Supports Afghan Refugees In Portland We Care
As a follow-up from our October meeting, A4D has committed to working with Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) in their efforts to resettle Afghan refugees in the Portland area. If you’re interested in helping, you can do so by:
making a tax-deductible donation to LCSNW via their website; be sure to indicate that your donation supports resettlement in Portland and in the comment section that you’re an A4D member; all donations up to $300 will be matched by A4D
joining A4D’s Immigration Action Team, which is the point group working with LCSNW to find safe and affordable housing options, employment opportunities, medical care, translators, transportation, and more; to join the Action Team, go to the A4D website, click on Action Teams, scroll to Immigration Action Team, and click on one of the team’s co-leaders, Bobbie Isaacman and Guy Nelson, to send an email.
Please consider assisting A4D and LCSNW in helping Afghan refugees pursue the American dream. These people have endured unimaginable risks and hardships to come to our country. We have this opportunity to help them rise above their challenges, build upon the strength and courage that got them here, and support their hopes to become vital contributors to our communities.
Portland Charter Commission Virtual Community Listening Sessions
The Charter Commission is hosting virtual Community Listening sessions to inform community members about the charter review process and the issues the commission is researching as it prepares amendments to the city’s charter. To register for the listening session taking place tomorrow, November 16, register here. There will be an opportunity to join a break-out group during the listening session.
Get Ready for the Elections Take the COIN Canvassing Training
It’s not too soon to start gearing up for the 2022 elections and to that end, COIN is offering its first two-hour training on how to reach non-affiliated voters. To learn more about the November 18 training from 6:30-8:30pm and to register for the Zoom event, go here.
Don’t Forget to Track Your Efforts
There are three ways to amplify your activism via a COIN Squad:
record activist work you do between Monday and Friday here;
pull together a few friends, name yourselves, and then fill out the form, including a name for your squad; or
choose a captain for your squad and have the captain enter all of the group’s activities on the form.
Recording your activity inspires others, demonstrates how much we accomplish together, and makes it possible for Indivisible to leverage its impact and take it to new levels.