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Thanks for a Great Celebration!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for last week’s summer party, which was a heartwarming success. And a special thanks to Senator Michael Dembrow, Representative Barbara Smith Warner, and Representative Tawna Sanchez for their presence. Not only did they share their remarks on current legislative issues, they patiently answered all of our questions! The setting was beautiful (thank you Paulette and Lynn!), the food delicious (thank you Roberta!), and the company the best. Let’s make this an annual event! A4D is taking a break in August from our monthly meeting schedule. Our next event will take place on the fourth Tuesday in September. Enjoy the rest of summer until then!

Happening Tomorrow! COINversation with Ezra Levin

To join the conversation, register for the call at this link, where you will also be able to submit questions for Ezra.

Democracy Can’t Wait Indivisible National Day of Action

COIN will be hosting a live Facebook event next Tuesday, August 10, at 7:00pm in support of Indivisible’s nationwide day of action. Be a part of the Democracy Can’t Wait initiative calling on the Senate to protect voting rights and help ensure fair redistricting by passing the For the People Act. You’ll be able to connect with Indivisible groups throughout Oregon who are having rallies in their communities as well as participate in videos that will be recorded of participants with posters and messages. Register here to make sure the message to the Senate is strong and clear: we must protect voting rights!

Amanda Ripley Goes to Congress

Journalist Amanda Ripley, daughter of A4D steering committee member and custodian of our website Dave Ripley, was recently asked to testify before the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. Amanda is the author of the highly praised new book, High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out so it’s no surprise they were eager to speak with her. Read here about her experience and what she had to say to Congress on how to get itself out of toxic conflict.

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