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Campaign Finance Reform Legislative Update Representative Rayfield has just posted a new version of his bill, HB-2680. Though folks are taking a close look at it and it’s too soon to know the implications, one thing is clear: we are making our voices heard! Thanks to everyone who called, wrote, or texted your legislators. We are getting through! But now is not the time to let up since it’s uncertain how things will play out on Tuesday. Please continue to contact your legislators, but with a slightly revised message. Continue to express opposition to HB-2680/1 and preference for HB-3343 for its contribution limits; acknowledge HB-2680/12; and urge the Rules Committee to move forward with HB-3343. For more detail, visit the A4D website. Hear it Firsthand Meet with staff from the offices of Senator Wyden and Representative Blumenauer, tomorrow, Tuesday, June 1, from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Details here. Join Senator Wyden live with the Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network (COIN), Friday, June 4, from 3:15-4:30pm. Here’s your chance to find out what Senator Wyden’s priorities are and to tell him about yours. Register here. In Case You Missed It A4D Monthly Meeting For any of you who missed last week’s monthly meeting, you still have a chance to learn insider news on current climate legislation by reading notes from the meeting here, including the slide presentations of both speakers, Nora Apter and Julia DeGraw Be sure to mark your calendars. A4D’s next monthly meeting will take place on June 22, 5:00-6:30pm, with Norman Turrill and Chris Cobey from the League of Women Voters who will discuss redistricting. Our July meeting, on July 27, will be an outdoor celebration hosted by Paulette Wittwer. Details to come. Climate, Energy, Environment Action Team Update The Climate/Energy/Environment Action Team has endorsed several bills focused primarily on climate change in the current legislative session. Of them, HB-2475, the Energy Affordability Act, has passed and been signed by Governor Brown, thanks in part to the advocacy of groups like ours. Other bills have died. Three remaining bills need your help to get them get through the legislature. Contact your legislators and draw on the descriptions and talking points in the following links:

  • HB-2021, 100% Clean Energy for All, sets goals for electricity generation and storage to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Oregon League of Conservation Voters is organizing a virtual phone bank June 3 from5:30 – 8:00pm. To learn more and join the calling, go here.

  • SB-582, Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act, will fix many urgent problems that currently plague Oregon’s aging recycling system and help address the plastic crisis in the state and globally. Tell your state legislators to vote yes on the Recycling Modernization Act.

  • HB-2842, the Healthy Homes bill.Living in a healthy home is essential for everyone; living in energy inefficient homes leads to sick days and hospital visits caused by mold, cold weather, and an inability to take refuge from poor outdoor air quality. Please call or email your legislators to support this bill.

Have Questions about Social Media Visit the COIN Drop-In Session COIN social media drop-in sessions take place every Sunday at 2:00pm. Ask host Ariel Knox all your social media questions, and she’ll help you solve your problems. Here’s the Zoom link.

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