One Small Thing Demands Release of Mueller Report Now
Dear OSTPDX Members,
On March 14th, the House unanimously voted to make the Mueller report available to both Congress and the public but Mitch McConnell has already blocked Democrat’s resolution to release Mueller’s findings to the public. What are they hiding?
It’s imperative that we let our elected representatives know that we, as concerned citizens, demand them to perform their oversight duties. The Legislative branch must not give up their investigative role in oversight to the Executive branch. It is the responsibility of Congress to address the 2016 attack on our election and sovereignty by the Russian government and the cut-outs that they used to carry out the attack. We’re very quickly learning that, if so inclined, they’ll do whatever they can to hide large portions of the investigation’s findings from the public. Congress should move without delay to initiate public fact-finding hearings so Americans understand all of the tactics used by the Russian government to undermine our election. We must demand transparency!
Call Your Elected Officials Below is a script provided by Indivisible Oregon:
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS AND REPS:
My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because the full Mueller Report must be released. Second-hand conclusions and summaries are insufficient, especially when AG Barr is playing politics by gratuitously opining on the obstruction-of-justice issue. Please do all you can to make the full Report public.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.indivisibleor.org/action/03-25-19
Submit your comments to Bill Barr directly in writing with this online form at the DOJ or call 202-353-1555.
Be prepared for rapid-response protests from this point onwards as the situation is escalating very quickly and read Indivisible’s latest on holding Trump accountable here: https://indivisible.org/resource/investigating-trump-and-holding-him-accountable
OSTPDX Announces Monthly Forums for April 2019
Beyond Prison: What are we doing in Oregon about Criminal Justice Reform?
OSTPDX Monthly Forum Tuesday, April 9 6:45 PM Doors, 7-9 PM Program Subud Center, 3185 NE Regents Drive, Portland
It’s time for to us re-imagine and transform our criminal justice system. So say the dynamic leaders of the Oregon Justice Resource Center, three of whom who will speak at this meeting. Don’t miss the chance to hear them!
At this forum, you will learn about the Oregon Justice Resource Center’s groundbreaking work addressing criminal justice reform in our state. The speakers will also discuss what we can do to change racial and other inequities in the system—with particular attention on the experiences of women and youth—plus policy reforms currently before the Oregon State Legislature.
Speakers will include: —Bobbin Singh, attorney and founding Executive Director of OJRC. —Julia Yoshimoto, attorney and Project Director with the OJRC Women’s Justice Project. —Trevor Walraven, a formerly incarcerated youth offender and now Director of Public Education and Outreach for the OJRC Youth Justice Project.
Please join us for this lively program! And plan to stay afterward for chatting and refreshments.
The Oregon Justice Resource Center is a nationally innovative civil rights organization, providing direct legal services and policy initiatives for underrepresented communities in Oregon’s justice system since 2011. This unique organization administers five statewide projects: (1) Civil Rights Project, (2) Immigrant Rights Project, (3) Oregon Innocence Project, (4) Women's Justice Project, and (5) Youth Justice Project.
Activities & Actions
This a great Spring Break Opportunity for Activists Young and Old. You will be advocating for the Fair Shot Agenda (Revenue Reform, Driver’s License for all, Paid Family Leave) and Clean Energy Jobs. Register Here:
OSTPDX Activist Reading Group’s next meeting
Thursday, March 28, 7-8:30pm at the home of Paulette and Lynn Wittwer, 2316 NE Tillamook Street, Portland.
We will be discussing: “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson.
“Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality. Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, anti-racist educator Robin DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what can be done to engage more constructively.” (Goodreads)
Other Upcoming Events:
Monday Call-Ins For Climate with Renew Oregon 9am until 4/1
Causa Advocacy Day: Tuesday, March 26th from 9-4
No LNG Exports Lobby Day 2019: Thursday, March 28th from 9:30-4
APANO Day of Action 2019-Salem: Monday, April 8th from 8-6
Driver’s Licenses for All Hearing-Salem: Wednesday, April 17th 4:30-7pm
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