Oregon district 2 needs our help! Please give to this crowd fund to get rid of Walden; our friends with Indivisible Bend are fundraising for ads to better inform voters in this area so we can #Flipthe2nd! CrowdPac: Fund Radio Ads to Expose Greg Walden's Lies
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!
This Saturday, I’m attending an all day workshop to become certified to write letters for transgender individuals who wish to undergo gender-affirming surgery. As we celebrate LGBTQIA Pride Month and Marriage Equality Month, let's all think about how we can use our strengths to create progressive change.
Action + Education: Fair Shot for All Oregon has advocated for several bills we’ve followed this session, and does a great job of updating us all. They’re leading a rally at NOON in Salem JUNE 6 with the A Better Oregon coalition, including SEIU and NOW, to help show Oregon lawmakers that we need new … Continue reading DA 5/31/17: June 6 OR Budget Rally!
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!
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
Today we're focusing on three important bills that need more constituent support to get moving: HB 2135 (Clean Energy Jobs), HB 2739 (Protect Non-GMO Family Farmers), and SB 683 (Paid Postage on Ballots).
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
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.
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