February Monthly Meeting Registration Is Open Sign up now for A4D’s monthly meeting on February 22, at 5:00 pm. Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty will be 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 here and learn what Hardesty has in mind for the future of Portland. Upcoming COINversations Tina Kotek + Race Class Narrative This week’s COINversation features gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek. Like last week’s event with Nick Kristof, please note that it will be held on Wednesday, February 9, at 7:00pm. Register here. This is your chance to learn more about the former speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives and her vision for Oregon. The following week, on February 15, the COINversation returns to Tuesday. The topic is the Race Class Narrative: What It Is and How to Use It Effectively and will be presented by community activist Penn Garvin. For more detail and to register, use this link.
In Portland We Care Afghan Refugees Need Your Help Lutheran Community Services NW (LCSNW) has welcomed over 620 Afghan refugees to the Portland Metro area. With so many arrivals in a short period of time, they are experiencing unanticipated needs. You can help by making a purchase from LCSNW’s Amazon wish list or by donating to LCSNW. The needs are urgent. Some families have no blankets or sheets for their beds; many lack car seats to keep their children safe. Please share these needs with friends and family. Let’s show Afghans that they are welcomed here! Physicians for a National Health Program Oregon Meet-the-Candidates Events Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program is holding a series of online Conversations with Candidates who are running for governor or Congress, and you are invited to attend. Each candidate will discuss his or her position on healthcare policy and answer questions submitted via Zoom by attendees. A one-time no-cost registration is required to attend one or all sessions, which you can do here. All conversations take place on Tuesdays, from 8:00-9:00pm. The remaining conversations are: February 8 with Jessica Gomez running for governor; February 15, Sami Al-Abdrabbuh, Congress district 4; February 22, Patrick Starnes, governor; March 1, Kathleen Harder, Congress district 6; March 8, Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Congress district 5; March 15, Tina Kotek, governor; March 22, Ron Noble, Congress district 6; March 29, Matt West, Congress district 6; April 5, Tobias Read, governor; April 12, Andrea Salinas, Congress district 6; April 19, Val Hoyle, Congress district 4; April 26, Loretta Smith, Congress district 6; May 3, Christine Drazan, governor; and May 10, Nick Kristof, governor. For more information, visit the PNHP Oregon website or write Samuel Metz, MD, at pnhpOregon@samuelmetz.com Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program advocates for single payer healthcare, also known as Medicare for All, for Oregon and the nation.