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September Meeting Notes In Case You Missed the Attorney General A4D’s September meeting took place on September 28 with guest speaker Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon’s first woman attorney general. After opening remarks in which she described her efforts to oppose the odious Texas abortion and voter suppression laws, pursue the culprits of the opioid epidemic, and curb the proliferation of ghost guns, the Attorney General answered questions from the audience. To read a summary of the meeting, go here or to listen to a recording of the Attorney General’s presentation, go here. The next A4D meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 26, at 5:00pm. Tomorrow Is Indivisible Tuesday Indivisible Oregon is hosting its monthly Zoom call with staff of Senator Wyden and Representative Blumenauer tomorrow, Tuesday, at 11:30am Here’s the link to register. Donate Now to A4D to Double Your Money Beginning October 4 until the 31st, A4D will receive matching funds up to $500 when you make a donation. Thanks to Indivisible national’s distributed fundraising program, A4D benefits when you donate this month. Every donation counts. No amount is too small. In Portland WE CARE Update Indivisible Cedar Mill has joined Act for Democracy to show that In Portland WE CARE! Indivisible Oregon is also well represented among our volunteers. Thank you! This Wednesday volunteers will drop off care packages at Providence St Vincent’s Hospital. Then, the team will turn their attention to Providence Portland Medical Center and is accepting donations now. Use this link to sign up for items you wish to donate. And if you know anyone who’d like to join us, ask them to fill out a volunteer form here. COIN Squads Track Activism Don’t let the activist work you’re doing go unrecorded. Make a note of any calls you make, letters you write, texts you send, or phone banks you attend here. When we combine our efforts, the impact is greater. Keep track of your efforts and inspire others! State Senator Dembrow on Redistricting State Senator Michael Dembrow in an email to his constituents gave an overview of the redistricting process. It’s an interesting summation of what transpired in Salem. You can read it here (be sure to scroll down!). Letter-Writing Pays Off! Vote Forward, the national letter-writing initiative, has announced that its data of The Big Send campaign during the 2020 election resulted in one of the highest-impact, most effective voter turnout programs ever measured in a presidential election. Over 200,000 volunteers sent 17.6 million Vote Forward letters, resulting in voters casting ballots at a 0.8 percentage point higher rate than those in the control group. That translates to 126,000 net votes across the program as a whole. In short, letter-writing is among the most effective GOTV programs in presidential elections! With that in mind, Election Day in Virginia is less than a month away. There’s still time to send letters to voters in the state, encouraging them to vote. To sign up, visit the Vote Forward website.

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