Things to Do!
Register Now for February’s Monthly Meeting!
A4D’s February meeting takes place next week, February 22, at 5:00 pm.Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty is our guest.
Hardesty joined the Portland City Council in January 2019, the first African American woman to serve on the council. Previously, she was an Oregon state representative from 1995 until 2001. To read her full bio, go here. Register now to engage with Commissioner Hardesty and hear her plans for the future of our city.
Events Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 15
Indivisible Tuesday meets virtually with staff from Senator Merkley's office tomorrow beginning at 11:30am. To register go here. Indivisible Tuesdays are a great way to join fellow constituents, make your voice heard, and help hold our members of Congress accountable. You can submit any comments you have by writing resist@indivisibleOR.org or via chat during the meeting if there’s time. Tomorrow evening join the COINversation, which gets underway at 7:00pmand will focus on the Race Class Narrative: What It Is and How to Use It Effectively. Community activist Penn Garvin will initiate the discussion with a presentation. For more detail and to register, use this link.
Jamie McLeod Skinner More Endorsements + Non-Affiliated Canvassing Begins
Indivisible Clackamas, Indivisible Willamette, and Rhythm Nation have endorsed Jamie McLeod-Skinner for Congress. Jamie is running in newly-redrawn District 5 against Kurt Schrader, a 14-year incumbent who has taken more money from the fossil fuel and pharmaceutical industries than just about any Democrat in Congress. If you’d like to support Jamie’s campaign, one way is to attend the COIN Voter Outreach Team’s non-affiliated voter canvassing event on March 5, from 10:00am to 1:00pm, in Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood, which is now part of District 5. The purpose of this deep canvassing effort is to identify non-affiliated voters who lean progressive, learn about their concerns, suggest that those who lean blue re-register as Democrats, and make sure that people know about the May 17 primary. Sign up here. If you want to participate in the canvassing effort but aren't ready to hit the streets just yet, there will be a simultaneous phone bank, which you can sign up for here. To prepare for the canvass, consider joining a virtual training, which will be held on March 3 from 6:30-8:00pm. Sign up here.
Want to Increase Your Advocacy with Your Phone? Download the Climate Action Now App
The Climate Action Now app makes it super easy to take meaningful climate and progressive action with your phone in just seconds or minutes. Check it out here. With just a few clicks each day, you can make your voice heard again and again and again.
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