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Introducing Catherine McMullen, Clackamas County Elections Clerk Candidate, at June’s Meeting

We’re delighted to welcome Catherine McMullen, who is running for Clackamas County Elections Clerk against Sherry Hall, the person responsible for the debacle of a vote count in Clackamas County during May’s primary election, to A4D. Catherine will be the guest speaker at our monthly Zoom meeting on Tuesday, June 28, beginning at 5:00pm. Use this link to register.

Catherine has devoted her career to public service, first as a librarian and since 2015 as an elections administrator. She has conducted 15 elections, starting and developing the first Voter Education and Outreach program of its kind in the state. Prior to moving to Oregon, she worked as a Registrar of Voters in California. Catherine has a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington, an Executive Masters in Public Administration from Portland State University, and is certified by the Oregon Association of County Clerks. She believes that elections are the heart of our democracy and local elections, its lifeblood. You can learn more about Catherine at her website. Please note that our July meeting will be a social gathering that is outdoors and in-person and will be held on Tuesday, July 26 (details forthcoming). In August we’re taking the month off.

Meet with Senator Merkley’s Staff Tomorrow

Virtual Indivisible Tuesday with the staff of Senator Merkley takes place tomorrow, June 21, from 11:30am-12:30pm. It’s a great way to join fellow constituents, make your voice heard, and make sure Senator Merkley knows what’s important to you. To attend, please register here.

Rally for Salmon This Saturday

Join environmentalists, tribal leaders, and concerned citizens at Portland’s Willamette Park this Saturday, June 25, from 10:00am to 3:00pm for a Rally for Salmon.

The event is planned to demonstrate support for protecting salmon and orcas—salmon, the main food source of orcas, are dying and at extreme risk—and to call attention to the urgent need to take action now. The best way to restore salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest is to breach four dams on the lower Snake River (see below). The goal of Saturday’s rally is to demonstrate strong public support for including lower Snake River dam removal in the comprehensive regional salmon restoration plan due by or before July 31. More details can be found at this link. To volunteer to help at the event, go here. Willamette Park is located at 6500 SW Macadam Avenue.

Follow-Up to Damned to Extinction Call the White House Today!

If you missed COIN’s screening of the film Damned to Extinction and panel discussion last week, there is still plenty you can do, including watching the riveting and informative film here and the expert panel discussion which followed at this link. This document contains much valuable information to learn more and take action. Let’s make sure the Biden Administration knows we want the lower Snake River dams breached without delay! As you will discover, breaching the dams is a ready solution to an urgent situation.

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