A4D March Meeting Is Next Week Have You Registered? State Representative Lisa Reynolds will be our guest at A4D’s monthly meeting next week, Tuesday, March 22. The meeting will take place via Zoom and will begin, as usual, at 5:00pm. Go here to register. Lisa will present an overview of Oregon’s 2022 short legislative session—the accomplishments and the work yet to be done. Indivisible Tuesday Tomorrow Speak with Senator Merkley’s Staff Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 15, is Indivisible Tuesday with Senator Merkley’s staff. Things get underway on Zoom at 11:30am. Please RSVP to attend and submit any questions you have to resist@indivisibleOR.org. Afghan Refugee Library Project As we all know, libraries are more than a collection of books; they also function as vital centers of information, training, and connection to the wider community. With that in mind, A4D member Melinda Fleming reached out to Washington County libraries on behalf of the 200 Afghan refugee families in the area. As a result, she was able to connect the Beaverton library with Lutheran Community Services Northwest in an effort to extend an existing program of traveling puppet shows to Afghan children. In the future, Melinda also wants to help the library acquire culturally appropriate books for the young refugees. COIN Squad Actions for the Week
Join a phone bank for Jamie McLeod Skinner
Call your member of Congress per Indivisible Oregon’s recommended Daily Actions
Select an action from PDX Persist Action Center
Start a COIN Squad of your own
Record your actions here if you’re are not already part of a squad
Sign the Petitions
A4D endorses these two initiatives and encourages you to sign them, which you can do online:
IP-17, the Reduction of Gun Violence Act, requires a permit to purchase before buying a gun, makes sure a purchaser passes the background check and has some training, and restricts large-capacity magazines to no more than 10 rounds.
IP-18, the Reduction of Harm from Weapons Act, prohibits the manufacture, import, possession, use, purchase, and transfer of specific semiautomatic assault firearms; firearms legally owned before the act takes effect must be registered and their use is limited.
Visit this website to sign the petitions before the July deadline.