Things to do: Week of March 20

A little late posting because of travel, but here are some things you can still do this do this week!  Also include things in April so you can plan to #resist

Act

  • Contact Congressman Greg Walden to voice your concern about the repeal and replace efforts of health care:  Any repeal and replace efforts need to advance the health care of all Oregonians. Cutting coverage will be devastating to our health and our state’s economy.

Greg Walden Congressional Offices

Medford Office: 14 N. Central Ave. Suite 112 Medford, OR 97501

Phone: (541) 776-4646

Bend Office: 1051 NW Bond St. Suite 400 Bend, OR 97701

Phone: (541) 389-4408

La Grande Office: 1211 Washington Avenue La Grande, OR 97850

Phone: (541) 624-2400

Washington, D.C. Office: 2185 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-6730

Participate

Thursday, March 23, 9am-4:30pm
Climate Lobby Day, Salem, Capitol Steps

March 27 7pm-8:30pm, Training from Indivisible, OR District 3.  New Deal Distillery, 900 SE Salmon St

April 1, Native American Marketplace & Climate Justice Summit
Friendly House, NW Portland

April 2, Seiu Local 6401 SE Foster: The feminist branch of Portland Democratic Socialists of America presents “Being There”. “Being There” features the work of abortion providers in Portland, Oregon and tells the story of their ties to the larger medical community. Guided by anti-stigma research, the film shows how abortion is part of a continuum of care and how anti-abortion stigma within the health care system affects the lives of providers, many of whom are viewed as “rogue physicians” in their professional fields. The film is directed by Jan Haaken, professor emeritus of psychology, reproductive rights activist, and documentary filmmaker. The running time of the film is 16 minutes. After the film, there will be a moderated discussion featuring several panelists with expertise in reproductive justice and feminist politics and organizing.

April 6, 11:30-1pm Planned Parenthood Conference Town Hall Meeting. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by March 28.

April 8, Direct Action Training for Groups, Hosted by Portland Rising Tide

April 15, 1pm, Tax March, Terry D. Schrunk Plaza, Portland.

April 20, 6PM, Pull-Together, Honor First Nations, Protect the Salish Sea, Stop Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain Disaster, Seattle

April 20, 9AM, Health Care for All Lobby Day
Salem

April 29  People’s Climate Mobilization hosted by OPAL-Environmental Justice Oregon Portland

May 9, Rally for the Elliot State Forest, Salem

Learn

Read the report about how the American Health Care Act (the health care act being put forth by the Republicans to replace the ACA) will affect Oregonians.

Key Findings

  • Oregon’s uninsured rate will triple from 5 percent to more than 15 percent by 2023 and continue to increase through 2026.

  • Rural Oregon is likely most severely affected by losses in coverage. The health care system for rural Oregon, and its infrastructure, will be severely undermined by this legislation – jeopardizing access to care and the ability of many communities to continue to recover from the recession.

  • The AHCA risks the loss of more than 23,300 healthcare jobs that were created in Oregon after the ACA was implemented.

Watch how five tribes collaborated to create the Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. This is threatened under the current administration.

Check out Emerge Oregon.

Emerge Oregon is changing the face of Oregon politics by identifying, training and encouraging Democratic women to run for office, get elected and to seek higher office. Our intensive, cohort-based seven-month training program is unique. As the number of elected Democratic women remains flat or even declines, the need for our work is growing.

In the 153 years since its statehood, Oregon has elected a total of five women to the U.S. House of Representatives, one woman to the U.S. Senate, and one woman as Governor of Oregon.  Currently, approximately 30% of Oregon State legislators are women.

A pool of highly qualified Democratic candidates is being left untapped.  Too often, women do not see themselves running for office—they assume they aren’t experienced enough or they don’t know where to begin.  Emerge Oregon is changing that!

Emerge Oregon is an affiliate of Emerge America, a national organization currently working in 17 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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