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Three Weeks to Election Day!
Join Senator Elizabeth Warren Saturday Canvas for Jamie McLeod-Skinner
This Saturday, October 22, Senator Elizabeth Warren will be in town to support critical races in Oregon, including Jamie McLeod-Skinner’s run for Congress in District 5. Join her to canvass for Jamie in SE Portland from 2:30- 5:00pm. The event is sponsored by Vote Save America and Indivisible Oregon. Sign up here and bring along your friends. If you can’t make Saturday’s canvass, there are many more ways to help Jamie’s campaign. Her race is a toss-up and she needs help from all of us. Other opportunities include:
Phone-bank on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, either early evening or mid-day. Details and sign-ups are here.
Other canvasses in the weeks ahead can be found at this link.
Write postcards by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Why not host a postcard-writing party while you’re at it!
Put a sign in your yard by making a request here.
Attend Rock the Vote featuring live music at Worthy Brewing in Bend on Friday, October 28, to hear from Jamie, Tina Kotek, and other candidates.
And in case you missed it, here’s a link to Jamie’s recent ad in in response to an attack ad from the Republicans.
Let’s Get Behind Tina Kotek
If you haven’t seen COIN’s comparison of Tina Kotek and Betsy Johnson, check it out at this link and share it with friends. Betsy’s presence in the race, even though she is behind in the polls, is taking votes away from Tina. Make sure the people in your life know that a vote for Betsy is in essence a vote for Republican Christine Drazan. Visit Tina’s website for ways you can help and donate to her campaign. As A4D’s Mary Chaffin put it in a comment to Willamette Week, “Drazan is the exact opposite of what we need now…Drazan has refused to acknowledge that Biden was elected in a free and fair election. She is linked to extremist groups…She has been endorsed by Timber Unity, a rightwing group whose rallies have featured QAnon messaging…Drazan also threatens our rights and freedoms...Kotek is the only candidate who will fight to preserve our democracy, to safeguard our freedom to control our own bodies, to implement commonsense gun safety measures, and to mitigate the long-ignored reality of climate change.”
Don’t Forget the Ballot Measures
The focus of COIN’s meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 18, is the four ballot measures you will find on your ballot about to arrive in your mailbox. Guest speakers from each campaign will explain the ballot measure and what can be done to help get them passed. The meeting gets underway at 7:00pm and there will be time for Q&A. Register here. Plus the ACLU of Oregon has endorsed, Measure 26-228, which provides changes to the City of Portland’s governing charter. You can read more here.