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Register Today for Tomorrow’s Presentation on the Arrival of Afghan Evacuees in Portland

Tomorrow, October 26, A4D’s meeting will focus on the imminent arrival of approximately 200 Afghan refugees in the Portland area. Our guest presenters from Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) will tell us how we can help welcome them. Please register now to attend.

Salah Ansary fled Afghanistan himself in 1978. He is the Senior District Director of Multicultural Community Services at LCSNW. For the past 36 years, he has helped develop transformative programs and services for refugees to rebuild their lives throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Jennica Stephenson is the Development Manager of the Multicultural Community Services program at LCSNW. She previously served as Director of Development at Kakenya’s Dream, a nonprofit promoting girls’ education and empowerment in rural Kenya. The meeting begins at 5:00pm on Zoom and will go until 6:30. You’ll find the agenda here.

Final Few Days to Donate & A4D Gets Double!

You have until October 31 to donate to A4D and have your donation matched by Indivisible National, up to a total of $500, when you give through ActBlue. We can’t let this opportunity fall between the cracks! If you’ve been considering donating to A4D, please do so now.

In Portland WE CARE In the News

On Monday and Friday evenings last week, In Portland WE CARE volunteers delivered gift baskets to Providence St Vincent Medical Center and the Robert W Franz Cancer Center of Providence Portland Medical Center. Both events took place during shift change and were met with great enthusiasm by healthcare workers leaving or arriving for work. Monday night’s event at Providence St Vincent was covered by KGW News and aired at least once. Volunteers were also interviewed by Kelcie Grega for a piece published in the Portland Tribune. You can find a link to the article on A4D’s home page. In Portland WE CARE thanks all the volunteers and donors who made these events possible. The most fundamental value of being an activist is to care, and in Portland we care by getting vaccinated, wearing masks, and supporting our healthcare workers. If you want to start a WE CARE project in your neighborhood, you can access a toolkit on the COIN website.

COIN Squads Impress!

A COIN Squad is like a regular call squad, but with letter writing, emailing, texting, phone banking, letters to the editor (LTEs), and social media engagement added in. To record your activity, go here. Why not get a few of your activist friends together and record the activities you’re all doing? You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much you get done! A4D’s steering committee COIN Squad, named Connect for Democracy, will be posting their weekly statistics starting next week. Stay tuned to see what your steering committee is up to!

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