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A4D September Meeting Coming Up Soon
A4D’s September meeting is next week, on Tuesday, September 28, at 5:00pm.
State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will be our guest presenter. She’ll speak for about 20 minutes and then will answer questions from the audience. So be sure to submit any questions you may have for the Attorney General either prior to the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org or during the meeting via the Zoom chat. To register, go here and details for joining the Zoom meeting will be sent to you via email.
Tomorrow Is Virtual Tuesday with Senator Merkley’s Staff
The third Tuesday of September is tomorrow, which means it’s time for Indivisible Oregon’s virtual meeting with Senator Merkley’s staff. For details and to register, go here. Things get underway at 11:30am, with the meeting with staff at 12:00 noon.
Protest Rally at Representative Schrader’s Oregon City Office on Wednesday
Indivisible Clackamas is organizing a protest rally at Representative Kurt Schrader’s office in Oregon City on Wednesday, September 22, at 5:00pm in opposition to his obstruction of lower drug prices. Representative Schrader was one of three Democrats who blocked Congress from allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, and activists of congressional district 5 want that to change. As one of the top recipients of donations from Big Pharma and a Pfizer heir, Representative Schrader has consistently prioritized his pocketbook over his constituents’ in a serious conflict of interest. Stand with Indivisible Clackamas as they demand support from Representative Schrader for President Biden’s plan to lower drug costs. The rally will take place at the WCI Building located at 621 High Street in Oregon City.
Postcard Writers Tackle Virginia!
After sending 500 postcards to California to block the recall of Governor Newsom, A4D postcard writers are now setting their sights on the Virginia state election. Already 350 postcards have been mailed as of Saturday. Join the effort to elect Rachel Levy a State Representative. She has a doctorate in educational policy and is a well-known, trusted community leader. The incumbent, who has been in office eight years, has a lackluster record on antisemitism and vandalism. Postcards need be in the mail by October 15 so now is the time to start writing. Email Susan Nunnery at email@example.com and let her know how many sets of ten addresses you want. She’ll also provide a suggested script.
COIN Squads Make Your Efforts Known
Are you going to write postcards to Virginia (see above)? Do you call members of Congress? If so, you can make an even bigger difference by recording your actions here. By making a note of what you've done, COIN can form an accurate idea of how effective the Indivisible network in Oregon is, which in turn is useful for letting elected officials know how much activism power we have! COIN Squads are also being organized to provide a way for Indivisibles to inspire each other to engage in activism. To find out more read here.
In Portland WE CARE
A4D together with COIN is organizing the In Portland WE CARE campaign In response to the alarming surge of COVID cases in the state. We wear masks and get vaccinated, and we care about the health of our doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals who work hard to keep us alive. To show that In Portland WE CARE, we’ll deliver drinks, snacks, cards, and messages of support to city hospitals. If you are willing to help, fill out the volunteer sign-up form here. And if you know of businesses that would be willing to donate individually wrapped snacks or drinks or small items of encouragement, please enter the information here. Portland Monthly magazine has an article on how groups throughout the state are bringing joy and encouragement to health care workers, which you can read here. Let’s show our health care professionals that In Portland, WE CARE!
Double Your Money Donate to A4D in October
From October 4 to 31, A4D will receive matching funds up to $500 when you make a donation, thanks to Indivisible national’s distributed fundraising program. If you’ve been thinking about making a donation, October is the time to do it! Every donation counts. No amount is too small. Thank you as always for your support, monetary or otherwise!