Weekend of Action This Week!
Weekend of Action This Week Have You Registered?
Be sure to register for the many events taking place this week as part of COIN’s weekend of action. The Voting Is Our Superpower Rally kicks things off on Saturday, October 1. Sign up for the rally here and gather at 11:30am in the Bonneville Power Administration Plaza, which is located in front of Senator Wyden’s and Representative Blumenauer’s offices near Lloyd Center. The street address is 911 NE 11th Avenue. Cofounder of the Indivisible Project Leah Greenberg will be there along with Jamie McLeod-Skinner, candidate for US Congress District 5, Andrea Salinas, candidate for US Congress District 6, and other COIN-endorsed candidates as the countdown to Election Day 2022 gets underway. Following the rally, the COINvention officially begins. A catered lunch with Leah takes place at 1:30pm and various workshops and break-out sessions go from 2:30-4:30pm. Register here to attend. A evening social event with no-host bar and appetizers starts at 6:30pm at McMenamins Kennedy School. Registernow as attendance is limited due to space. On Sunday a non-affiliated canvass in Congressional District 5 will take place from noon to 3:00pm. To join the canvass, sign up at this link. To encourage as many A4D members as possible to attend the weekend events, please note that there will be no monthly Zoom meeting on Tuesday, September 27. We need all hands on deck as we head into the elections!
Tualatin Canvass for Andrea Salinas and Tina Kotek
Hit the pavement for Andreas Salinas and Tina Kotek in Congressional District 6, which includes Tualatin and Tigard, on Saturday morning, October 15, from 9:00am to noon. Participate by registering at this link for details.
Ballot Measure 26-228 Proposed Portland City Charter
If voters pass Measure 26-228 this November, Portland will be governed by a city council and a mayor with clear divisions of power. City Council will have legislative powers and the Mayor will have executive power. Then, Portlanders will know who to hold accountable. City Council members will no longer directly manage city bureaus. Instead, they will make laws, set policy, amend and approve the budget, and meet with Portlanders. The Mayor will no longer serve on or regularly vote with the City Council. Instead, the Mayor will be elected citywide and have the executive power to carry out the laws set by the City Council. The Mayor will run the day-to-day operations of the city with the help of a City Administrator, who will directly oversee the city bureaus. If you’d like to know more about the proposed changes, watch this video (the relevant section begins at 9:52), read this excellent overview from the Portland Coalition of Communities of Color, or check out the Charter Commission website. In addition to Act for Democracy, the City Club of Portland has endorsed Measure 26-228. To learn more about the club’s research into the measure or to attend a debate, visit their website.
Write Postcards & Letters
Join Jamie McLeod-Skinner’s postcard-writing team to make sure she’s elected to Congress. For all the information and material you need, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org Help is needed now with writing letters and postcards to Oregon voters. You can open an account on Vote Forward’s website and get going on your own. Or you can pick up letters and envelopes from Indivisible Oregon at Migration Brewery at 2828 NE Glisan on Saturdays. For more detail, follow this link.