Summary

Chapter 1: Making the most of a Democratic trifecta: four lessons from 2009. Defeating Trump is an incredible victory but we need to keep up the pressure on members of Congress (MoCs) in order to fix our democracy and deliver on progressive priorities. We know, because we’ve been here before. In this chapter, we outline lessons we learned as Democratic congressional staffers during President Obama’s 2009-2010 trifecta:

Chapter 2: First, fix our democracy. Trump was a symptom of a serious disease afflicting our democracy. The most urgent thing we must do is unrig it and put power back in the hands of the people. Progress on all of our other priorities depends on unrigging the system with structural reforms. In addition to the For the People Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Act that means:

Finally, we lay out a 2021 legislative timeline to give you a sense of what saving democracy could look like next year if we’re wildly successful.

Chapter 3: Understand your Member of Congress, understand our power. We’re in a whole new world. A Democratic trifecta is brand new political reality, which means your Member of Congress (MoC) will act differently now than they have in the past. The key to using your power to effectively pressure your MoCs is understanding how they think and what their goals are. It’s different depending on what types of MoCs you have:

No matter who your MoC is, your organized, constituent power is crucial right now. Here we discuss what advocacy success looks like for each type of MoC, as well as tried and true Indivisible tactics for applying your constituent   power.

Please help LCSNW* in their efforts to help Afghan refugees relocating to Portland. Between November 21 and December 31, 2021, your donation will be matched, up to a maximum of $300 total donated! 
Click
here to donate to LCSNW.
PLEASE NOTE:  Enter the text A4D in the comments box to trigger matching funds.

   * Lutheran Community Services Northwest
In October, 2021, A4Ders assembled and delivered "Thank You!" packages to Providence Hospital workers.  See  a video here and a newspaper story here.
2021-10-we care 4-.jpg
2021-10-we care 3-.jpg
2021-10-we care 1-.jpg
Welcome to the newly refurbished A4D site!
   
The 
Home page notes the latest posts while the Events page includes pictures of A4D in action.  
We hope more pictures will be forthcoming as we are all able to get out and be more active!

Two new pages have been added:

   
News focuses on endorsements, legislative
   actions, Portland government, and other
   Oregon happenings.

   
Outreach features A4D projects that we all 
   can join in, such as card and letter-writing.

Let us know what you think and any suggestions
at Get Involved / Contact Us.