PROGRESS! Thanks to all of you who asked your state legislators to vote for SJM 5.
State Representative Suzanne Weber has signed on as a co-sponsor. The measure passed the state senate, 23-5. State Senator Betsy Johnson was excused from voting. It's currently in the Rules Committee, but no hearings have been scheduled. So it is still alive but needs a push to get scheduled ASAP. Please push! State Representative Weber: 503-986-1432
SJM 5 is a bipartisan resolution endorsing a proposed climate change bill in Congress, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (EICDA). This resolution is part of a nationwide effort to show support from state legislatures and their constituents for the EICDA.
ELECTION BILLS IN SALEM
RANKED CHOICE VOTING - there are three bills (HB2678, HB2685, HB2686) in the House (Introduced by Rep. Rayfield), all referred to House Rules Committee but no hearings have been scheduled on any of them. Being in the Rules Committee means they are still alive but . . well, not likely to move. They should be considered dead. Proponents are planning on an initiative campaign. Decision will happen after the end of the legislative session.
TAG Lines required on political ads - HB3233 - Requires paid-for-by tagline on political communications by candidate to identify top five large donors to candidate's principal campaign committee. This bill is dead.
Thanks to INCO activist David Delk for this legislative update.
2 POSTCARDS. 2 MORE DEMOCRATIC SENATORS.
Don’t you wish we had two more Democratic Senators? We would if heavily Democratic DC were a state. DC residents deserve equal representation in Congress.
Send a free postcard to Senators Wyden and Merkley to thank them for co-sponsoring S.51, the bill for DC statehood. Our postcards show them just how many Oregonians support DC statehood.
INCO will mail you 2 stamped postcards, the senators' addresses, and talking points. Then you write 1-2 sentences about why DC statehood matters. Get your postcards by sending your name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE MUST DEMAND CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM
Now is the time to tell state legislators that you want to enact effective limits on campaign contributions in Oregon with two of the most promising bills, HB3343 and SB336. If these bills do not have Work Sessions and positive votes in both the House and Senate, they will die. Contact info for legislators is here.
Wearing colorful headbands made for us by activist Carolyn Vena, INCO marched with Astoria Pride, June 8, 2019.
PROGRESSIVE VALUES BELONG IN RURAL OREGON
Join other Indivisibles for tips on the listening, curiosity, conversation, and practical skills needed to have meaningful conversations to move folks toward progressive values and action in your community. You're invited to attend one or both of the last two sessions: Jun 16, 2021 08:00 PM Jun 23, 2021 08:00 PM REGISTER HERE:ttps://indivisible.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsdeCqpzkiEtePpwmAUE0wT6TJ7sEnVJC3
VIRTUAL Saturday, June 19- INCO North County Community Group Zoom meeting, 11 a.m - noon.Contact email@example.com to get the Zoom link if you haven't attended a previous meeting.
Tuesday, July 13- INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 - 8 pm. Please RSVP to Kathleenannmacdonald@yahoo.com thru Monday, July 12 for your Zoom link.