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February Meeting Recap If You Missed Commissioner Hardesty

Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty generously answered all our many questions at the A4D February meeting, especially those regarding houseless-ness and other critical issues facing our city. For a full report on all the informative presentations made during the meeting, please follow this link. Indivisible Tuesday Is Tomorrow Senator Wyden and Representative Blumenauer Join the staff of Senator Wyden and Representative Blumenauer via Zoom tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1, from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Join fellow constituents in communicating with our members of Congress. Please register here. If you’d like to submit comments or questions in advance, write to Get Involved! Jamie McLeod Skinner’s Campaign The endorsements of Jamie McLeod Skinner for Congress in District 5 keep on coming. Last week she was endorsed by the Linn County Democratic Party, the Deschutes County Democratic Party, and Senator Elizabeth Warren. And canvassing begins this week. On Thursday, March 3, there will be a deep canvassing training from 6:30 to 8:30pm, which you can register for here. The canvassing itself along with a simultaneous phonebank will take place on Saturday,March 5, from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the Sellwood district of Portland; register here. To learn about deep canvassing, writing postcards for Jamie, and more check out the A4D website. Where Is District 5? Redistricting Update Getting confused about redistricting and whether your Portland district has changed? For an overview of statewide redistricting, check out these helpful visuals and to read about each Portland district in greater detail, go here. You can also visit this Google tool to find out where you’ll be voting in the May primary. Enter your street address and see in which district you live. COIN’s Voter Outreach COIN has launched a new webpage for voter outreach. There you’ll find ways to get involved in current campaigns and how you can still advocate for bills during these last few days of the 2022 Legislative session. Below is a list of priority bills selected from a larger list of bills endorsed by COIN. These are bills that need more help to get passed. Please select the ones most important to you and contact your own legislators and/or members of the committees in which the bills currently are. For more information about each bill, including talking points, visit the COIN Legislative Team Webpage. COIN priority bills that need help: BillDescriptionCurrent CommitteeSB1536 A Heat Relief for Individuals; landlords can’t limit portable AC.Joint Ways & Means HB4058 A OHA will create a program to help individuals on medical assistance acquire AC and air filters during emergencies.Joint Ways & Means Subcom on Transp and Econ Dev’tSB1567 A Requires owners or operators of bulk oils and liquid fuels terminals located in Columbia, Multnomah or Lane County to conduct and submit to Department of Environmental Quality seismic vulnerability assessments.Joint Ways & Means Subc on Natural ResourcesSB1543 Universal representationJoint Ways & Means Subc on Public SafetyHB4064 A Prohibits local governments from prohibiting siting of prefabricated structures in all residential zones. Senate Housing and DevelopmentHB4125 A Amends requirements for residential landlords accepting applicant screening charge. HB4002 A Overtime for agricultural workersHouse RevenueSB1510 A Requires police officer to inform stopped person of right to refuse consent to search. Prohibits police officer from initiating traffic stop based solely on specified traffic violations. Requires certain training for certification and continuing education for parole and probation officers. Modifies general conditions of probation and post-prison supervision.Joint Ways & Means Subc on Public SafetySB1534 A Establishes state policy to increase net carbon sequestration and storage in natural and working lands. Joint Ways & Means

Afghan Refugee Update In Portland We Care and A4D continue to support Lutheran Community Services NW in efforts to integrate Afghan refugees into our community. To learn more and offer help, please check out the following links: Afghan Refugees LCSNW Main Donation Page Afghan Refugees LCSNW List of Goods Page Afghan Refugees LCSNW Amazon Wishlist Lutheran Community Services NW (LCSNW) Home Page “The Conversation” Explainer of Afghan Refugee Process

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