STATE-LEVEL ADVOCACY MATTERS!
With all the distractions at the federal level, it's easy to forget that the GOP forged its power at the state level. We need to catch up, and that starts with support of progressive measures right here in Oregon:
• PLASTICS: Ask Sen. Betsy Johnson to vote to curb plastic waste by voting YES on H.B. 2509, a ban on plastic carry out bags, and YES on H.B. 2883, a ban on polystyrene. The plastic bag ban and polystyrene ban (for food use) have passed the House and are awaiting Senate action.
While you're on the phone, thank Rep. Tiffiny Mitchell for her support of these measures and chime in to support the plastic straw ban, SB 90, which has passed the Senate and awaits action in the House.Please email your statement in support of H.B. 2883 to ban polystyrene used for food to firstname.lastname@example.org• CLIMATE: The Clean Energy Jobs bill (HB 2020) is working its way through the legislature. It's important you call Senator Betsy Johnson to urge a YES vote. She is Co-Chair of the Joint Ways and Means Committee, and this bill will have to pass through that committee.
• KIDS: The Student Success Act, which will provide much-needed school funding and reform Oregon's corporate tax structure, passed the House on May 2 and has moved on to the Senate. Sen. Betsy Johnson's support is critical. Call her, then call again. Look for a student/teacher walkout on May 8 in support of this measure.
You can help rally support for the Student Success Act by sharing these items on social media:
• State Representative Tiffiny Mitchell -- (503) 986-1432 Rep.TiffinyMitchell@oregonlegislature.gov.