DA 6/8/17: Go to NAACP’s Lobby Day June 12!

Support NAACP, NOW, and our values by participating in NAACP’s Lobby Day next week! Educate yourself or others: Join the NAACP Portland, Eugene-Springfield, and Salem-Keizer branches on June 12, 2017 to advocate for racial equity in Oregon’s capitol. This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience in how the legislative process works and effectively … Continue reading DA 6/8/17: Go to NAACP’s Lobby Day June 12!

Meet Your Congresspeople – Town Halls Next Week!

One of the best ways to participate in federal-level politics is to attend your Congressional elected's public meetings either to ask questions, attend as a group with a shared message or just listen to the most up-to-date info to be had. Here is a list of upcoming meetings broken down by official. Please let us know … Continue reading Meet Your Congresspeople – Town Halls Next Week!

DA 5/25/17: HealthCare for All Oregon Update

Oregon’s most recent effort to pass affordable healthcare for all Oregonians didn’t make it through the legislature this session, but we did get more information from a study commissioned in 2013 and done in 2015. Slow progress, but progress! Our May 4 action has more background, and today’s is a quick invitation to congressman Blumenauer’s … Continue reading DA 5/25/17: HealthCare for All Oregon Update

DA 5/19/17: Tell the Dept of the Interior you value public lands

While it’s a wild week in Trump-land, we can do something about protecting public lands. The Department of the Interior is accepting public comment on some national monuments – let them know you value protected public lands. Educate yourself or others: A National Monument is a federally protected area that can be created by the … Continue reading DA 5/19/17: Tell the Dept of the Interior you value public lands

DA 5/17/17: Legislative Update!

The Education Bit: We’ve periodically asked you to call your elected officials about certain bills we’ve been following here at ATO, but by now, 75% of the way through the legislative session, most bills that have any fiscal impact are at the mercy of the budget talks.

DA 5/15/17: Tell the Oregon School Board Association not to sue the state

Contact your local school board and ask them to reach out to their OSBA delegates about OSBA’s threat to sue the state if Elliot State Forest is not sold. Educate yourself or others: The Elliot State Forest was under consideration to be sold, in order to help fund the state budget. This month, the state … Continue reading DA 5/15/17: Tell the Oregon School Board Association not to sue the state