Your Action of the Week:
"Support Health Care for All in Oregon"
We are closer than ever to passing the Health Care for All Oregon Bill which establishes a Universal Health Care Commission and puts Oregon on the leading edge of the path to Single Payer.
As the bill is in the Ways and Means committee, we need you to persist in contacting your legislators to urge them to move SB 770 A4 and have a Public Hearing and Work Session. The countdown has started to end of session and we must get ahead of any opposition.
We must insist that now is the time to get on the real path to where everyone gets the care they need when they need it--a system free of out-of-control costs and denials of care!
To find your legislator:
If your legislator is on either of these committees, it is especially important that you contact them!
Many of those on the Committee are already sponsors but they need strong reminding of the need for a real health care system. Find Sponsors here.
Please contact the Co-Chairs of Joint Ways and Means and Co-Chairs of Human Services Subcommittee
Let them know that "we need a Public Hearing and Work Session on SB 770A and the amended 770-A4."
Tell Your Health Care Story.
Co-Chair Senator Lee Beyer
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1706
Co-Chair Representative Rob Nosse
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1442
Ways and Means Committee co-chairs:
Co-Chair Senator Betsy Johnson
Co-Chair Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1717
Co-Chair Representative Dan Rayfield
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1416
Your Action of the Week:
"Email NOW to support National Popular Vote"
This message was received on 5-21 from Daily Koz. Action is needed right now as the "today" refered to in Wednesday, 5-22.
We are so close to passing SB 870—so that Oregon can join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, putting us ever closer to electing the president by national popular vote. But we need your last-minute help today.
The Oregon House Rules committee is scheduled to vote on SB 870 TOMORROW, after holding a hearing on the legislation yesterday. We need a strong showing to get the bill out of committee, and send it to the House floor.
Sign and send the petition to your Oregon State Representative: We must elect our President by National Popular Vote, and SB 870 will help Oregon lead the way.
Sign and send the petition
In a democracy, every vote should count the same and the presidential candidate who gets the most votes should win. But that won't happen until we reform the electoral college with the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact--an agreement among states to give their electoral votes to the national popular vote winner.
When states totaling 270 electoral votes join the compact, then it goes into effect and the winner of the national popular vote will automatically win the electoral college.
Right now, states totaling 189 electoral votes have joined the compact—and the stakes are getting higher. We are getting closer to the 270 mark to finally put the National Popular Vote Compact into effect, but getting Oregon on board right now is key.
Your involvement is critical right now. SB 870 was stuck in the Oregon State Senate for years, but with your hard work we were able to get an unexpected victory in April. Now, we just need to get it passed out of the House committee tomorrow, then the full House floor—and on to the Governor's signature.
Sign and send the petition to your state representative: Oregon must join the National Popular Vote Compact. Vote YES on SB 870, before the House goes out of session.
Sign and send the petition
Paul Hogarth, Daily Kos
The Clean Energy Jobs bill (HB2020) is still being worked on in the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction. There will be a Lobby Day in Salem on May 29 starting at 10:00 am.
All of the info you need to know is listed below. It is a bit lengthy, but all the details are provided:
PLEASE RSVP to ATTEND:
RSVP Link: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/3499860959931924480
Carpooling: We need carpool drivers! Please sign up to drive others here: Climate Day of Action Carpool Driver Sign Up
Climate Day of Action Schedule
10:00 - 10:30 - Check-in on the Oregon Capitol Steps, 900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301 Check in and grab your materials for the day. You’ll receive your legislator meeting time and program for the day. Continental breakfast and coffee will be provided.
10:20 - 10:50 - We’ll head to the House and Senate Gallery to show support for climate action.
11:00 - 11:30 am - After we are received on the House-Senate Floor, we’ll head to the Micah building, 600 State St, Salem, OR 97301, for a Tamale Lunch and training on what we need to emphasize during our legislator meetings.
Note: If you missed the morning check-in and visibility opportunity then you can still join legislative meetings and check in with Renew Oregon staff at the Micah Building until 11:00 am. If you are running late please contact Sonny Mehta, 971-678-5355, right away.
12:30 - 12:45 - After the training program and lunch we’ll depart from the Micah Building and head back to the Capitol Steps for a group picture before departing for meetings with legislators.
1:00 pm - Staff and volunteer leads will meet with groups of constituents with scheduled legislator meetings; Meeting 15 minutes before their meeting times outside of the Senate + House 2nd floor elevator banks.
1:00 pm - If you do not have a scheduled legislator meeting, then we will depart in groups to deliver letters and materials of support to all legislators and the Governor.
1:30 pm - Staff and volunteer leads will lead groups of constituents without scheduled legislator meetings to introduce themselves to their legislators.
4:00 pm - Last legislative meetings end. Please drop off any extra materials, name tags, legislative meeting report back forms to organizers.
Legislator Meetings - Renew Oregon Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator, Madison Daisy, will be scheduling legislator meetings. If you have any questions about your meeting time(s), please reach out to email@example.com. We will do our best to schedule meetings to end before 3:45 pm and prioritize earlier meetings with legislators from districts more than 60 miles away.
Legislator Meetings: We will be prioritizing meetings with Legislators on the Joint Ways and Means Committee. If you are not in a district with a scheduled meeting, then don’t worry! We will have groups of constituents take letters of support from farmers, newspaper op-eds, businesses, coalition organizations, and youth climate petitions to all Legislators and Governor Kate Brown and we can use your help showing support for passing the Clean Energy Jobs Bill, HB 2020 with the -84 amendment.
Things to remember: Please bring your clean energy jobs shirts and buttons! We’ll have extra shirts and stickers available in limited supply. Also, you should bring a reusable water bottle. We’ll do our very best to accommodate dietary restrictions, but make sure to bring snacks or food to keep you nourished throughout the day.
Where am I going? Morning check in will be at the Oregon State Capitol Steps, 900 Court St NE # S223, Salem, OR 97301
Lunch and training program will be at the Micah Building:
How am I getting there? Check the group carpooling app link for details. The app is where drivers and riders can find out who is in their vehicle/who is driving the carpool, confirm pick up and drop-off locations, and see passenger contact info in case they need to get in touch with someone in their group.
Carpooling: We need carpool drivers! Please sign up to drive others here: Climate Day of Action Carpool Driver Sign Up or using this link: http://bit.ly/ClimateDayOfActionCarpools
Click here for a list of alternative parking locations close to the Capitol and the cost to park for the day
What to Wear? Wear a Renew Oregon/OLCV t-shirt from a past Clean Energy Jobs Lobby Day. Also, Clean Energy Jobs Lobby Day buttons, stickers, and t-shirts will be available during check-in and registration on a first come, first come serve basis. So, be sure to be on time and arrive for check in early! Priority is given to those who confirm registration with organizers prior to the 5/29 Day of Action.
What if I need to update or change my RSVP? If you need to update, change or have special extenuating circumstances regarding your registration for lobby day please contact firstname.lastname@example.org right away.
PS: Want to become a Clean Energy Jobs expert now? Here’s everything you need to know!
Printable PDFs of
Action of the Week here.