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Contact Rep Bonham TODAY - Expel Mike Nearman

CALL TO ACTION: EXPEL REP NEARMAN

Oregon Rep Mike Nearman, who opened doors to capitol rioters last December and denied it was intentional was revealed late last week to also be a liar when a video surfaced, showing him explaining to the rioters how to notify him when and where they wanted to get in. The video was taken the day before he let them in.
https://www.opb.org/article/2021/06/04/video-oregon-rep-mike-nearman-ope...

Today there is a special hearing at 3 pm to discuss expelling Nearman for these actions. Our rep, Daniel Bonham, is on the committee. Phone or email him to let him know we want Nearman expelled for these actions that put our legislators and police in danger. https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bonham

And please also submit written testimony to the full committee here - https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Testimony/HC1221 (select 6/10/2021 3:00 pm under "choose meeting date).

Below are some optional talking points you can use:

=> I strongly urge the members of the House Special Committee on December 21, 2020 to support HR 3 and expel Rep. Nearman from office.

=> Rep. Nearman literally opened the door for violent rioters to attack the Capitol, State Police and threaten lawmakers.

=> The members of this committee have a clear choice and a clear duty: Not only has Rep. Nearman been criminally charged for "unlawfully and knowingly" opening the door to rioters, the legislature's own investigation found he acted intentionally.

=> Perhaps most importantly, he was caught on video planning the attack.

=> His actions put people's lives at risk and resulted in injury to police.

=> He does not deserve to be in office. To keep the Capitol building safe he needs to be removed from office per the Oregon constitution.

Contact Rep Bonham TODAY - Expel Mike Nearman

CALL TO ACTION: EXPEL REP NEARMAN

Oregon Rep Mike Nearman, who opened doors to capitol rioters last December and denied it was intentional was revealed late last week to also be a liar when a video surfaced, showing him explaining to the rioters how to notify him when and where they wanted to get in. The video was taken the day before he let them in.
https://www.opb.org/article/2021/06/04/video-oregon-rep-mike-nearman-ope...

Today there is a special hearing at 3 pm to discuss expelling Nearman for these actions. Our rep, Daniel Bonham, is on the committee. Phone or email him to let him know we want Nearman expelled for these actions that put our legislators and police in danger. https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bonham

And please also submit written testimony to the full committee here - https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Testimony/HC1221 (select 6/10/2021 3:00 pm under "choose meeting date).

Below are some optional talking points you can use:

=> I strongly urge the members of the House Special Committee on December 21, 2020 to support HR 3 and expel Rep. Nearman from office.

=> Rep. Nearman literally opened the door for violent rioters to attack the Capitol, State Police and threaten lawmakers.

=> The members of this committee have a clear choice and a clear duty: Not only has Rep. Nearman been criminally charged for "unlawfully and knowingly" opening the door to rioters, the legislature's own investigation found he acted intentionally.

=> Perhaps most importantly, he was caught on video planning the attack.

=> His actions put people's lives at risk and resulted in injury to police.

=> He does not deserve to be in office. To keep the Capitol building safe he needs to be removed from office per the Oregon constitution.

Redistricting Committees meet Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:30pm

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the 8th and 9th, at 5:30, the Oregon Legislature Redistricting Committees will be hearing from experts about the demographic information of CD2 counties.

On Tuesday, they will be discussing the following counties: Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Sherman, and Wasco.

And on Wednesday: Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, and Wheeler.

Click this link to view either meeting live - https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/SRED/2021-06-08...
When the meeting starts, there will be a blue video camera icon at the top of the page on the right side, next to the meeting date and time. Click that video camera icon to watch the meeting.

There will be no opportunity for public input during the meeting, but you can write to Rep Daniel Bonham who is on the committee, afterward to share your thoughts about what you'd like to see in terms of re-districting. https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bonham

This is super-important for Oregon. We get one new US Representative and our state legislative district lines will also be re-drawn. A lot can change as a result of this process.

POP Meeting Tonight at 7 pm

Just a reminder that we have a meeting tonight at 7pm. Here is the link to join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84223424089?pwd=VGpOT05VR1JmYWZvZnhYeXNVYnFjZz09

And here is the phone number to call if you want to dial in: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 842 2342 4089 Passcode: 095998

In the newsletter I sent out Sunday night, the link for Michael Held's Facebook page did not work. Here is the correct link - https://www.facebook.com/Michael-Held-for-Parks-Board-102123401975403 Michael is running for North Wasco Parks and Rec Board. Please visit his Facebook page to learn more.

It's not too late to submit written testimony for HB2560 to keep our public meetings accessible to the public via telecommunications technology, and while you're at it, submit testimony to make Juneteenth a legal state holiday with HB2168. Just a short note of support is all that is needed. Deadline is 1pm today. Click here to submit written testimony for either or both of these bills - https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Testimony/SRULES
Select 4/27/2021 1:00 PM

'Hope to see you all tonight at 7 pm.

Debi
debiferrer@gmail.com

Wednesday Ways to Make a Difference

Today was a good day. Listening to the news, it's clear that our nation felt collective relief over the jury's verdict in the George Floyd murder case. But we know we still have much work ahead.

Do you have five minutes on Wednesday? If so, make a call to Cliff Bentz and ask him to vote YES for H.R. 51 on Thursday to grant Statehood to residents of Washington DC, giving 700,000 Americans, a majority of whom are People of Color, long overdue representation in Congress. (202) 225-6730

Do you have ten minutes on Wednesday? If so, send an email to your Wasco County Commissioners asking them NOT to dilute the language of the Proclamation recognizing Sexual Assault Action Month presented by Haven (as three men on the City Council did last week). Or write them an email opposing the letter put forward by Commissioner Kramer regarding state firearm safety legislation. (Do it before their 9 am meeting!) Click here for the agenda containing details on the Sexual Assault proclamation and the 2nd Amendment letter - https://cms5.revize.com/revize/wascocounty/BOCC%20Archives/2021/4-21-202...
Commissioner Email Addresses (copy and paste into your address line): stevek@co.wasco.or.us; scotth@co.wasco.or.us; kathys@co.wasco.or.us

Do you have an hour or more on Wednesday? If so, join the County Commissioner's meeting at 9am and tell them in person how you feel about the above two issues or other issues. Click here for the meeting link and agenda - https://www.co.wasco.or.us/departments/board_of_county_commissioners/age...

Or....participate in a Town Hall at 5:30 pm hosted by state senator Lynn Finley and state representative Daniel Bonham. These two are NOT representing progressive views in any of their votes. We are their constituents, too, and we need to let them know that they should be represent us, too. Click here to register for the event - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N5D9yuFzSHi2O9OV8bIBGA

Thank you all for the things you do every day to make our community and our country better.

Debi Ferrer
debiferrer@gmail.com

ORD2 Meeting Tonight at 6:30

Just a reminder that there is a meeting tonight with Indivisible groups from throughout Oregon's 2nd congressional district. The focus will be a question that Representative Bentz gave us when leaders from the district met with him last month: What do we want in the infrastructure bill?

Joining the discussion will be Jamie McLeod-Skinner, farmer and state legislative candidate Jerry Allen, climate scientist Alan Journet, and a representative from Senator Wyden's staff. We'll use what we learn to make our list of demands from Indivisible members in Bentz's district, and we are a growing force thanks to the statewide coordination that is happening this year.

Here's the link to join at 6:30 tonight - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86299475659

'Hope to see some POPPERS there!

Debi
debiferrer@gmail.com

Findley / Bonham Town Hall April 21st

Hi POPPERS,

In my most recent newsletter, I listed the wrong date for the Town Hall hosted by our state rep and senator. It is NEXT Wednesday, April 21st at 5:30 pm.

Here is the link to register for it. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N5D9yuFzSHi2O9OV8bIBGA

And here's a convenient link to track how our legislators vote:
Bonham - https://gov.oregonlive.com/legislators/Daniel-Bonham/page-1/
Findley - https://gov.oregonlive.com/legislators/Lynn-Findley/page-1/

Enjoy these gorgeous days ahead!

Debi Ferrer

DC Statehood Photo Shoot at noon

TODAY - Monday April 12th at noon

POPPERS! Meet at Sorosis Park on the south side by the orchard with Mt Hood in the background for our photo shoot of our group with the DC Statehood flag with 51 stars. The more the merrier. The weather should be perfect for getting a lovely photo and the cherry trees are in bloom. DC Statehood is an issue that Indivisible if strongly advocating for. Our photos will be part of the campaign to promote this important part of reforming our democracy and making sure that every citizen is fairly represented in Congress. To find out more, click here - https://indivisible.org/resource/why-democracy-reform-matters

Questions? Call or email me.

Debi Ferrer
541-980-2047
debiferrer@gmail.com

Two Really Important Events for POP

Wednesday April 7th at 9 am
A Second Amendment Resolution is once again on the Wasco County Commissioner's agenda for this Wednesday. Is it a coincidence that Commissioner Kramer chose to bring this forward while Commissioner Schwartz is on vacation? I doubt it. We all need to step up folks! Click this link - https://www.co.wasco.or.us/departments/board_of_county_commissioners/age... - for the link to Wednesday's meeting and also for the link to the Board Packet which has a copy of the Yamhill County Sanctuary Resolution, which Commissioner Kramer apparently wants to adopt for Wasco County. Please email all three commissioners ahead of the meeting about why this is a terrible idea, and join the Zoom meeting Wednesday to have your voice heard. I'll be digging out the same statement I made at the public hearing two years ago...the same reasons apply again. Counties are not exempt from state laws. Period.

Monday April 12th at noon
Meet at Sorosis Park on the South side by the orchard with Mt Hood in the background for our photo shoot of our group with the DC Statehood flag with 51 stars. This is an important part of our publicity and promotion of HR-51, granting the rights of citizenship to more than 700,000 Americans who currently have no representation in Congress. They deserve our support in their quest for this most basic right of a democracy.

POP Meeting on Tuesday March 23 at 6:30

Don't forget, our March POP meeting is Tuesday March 23 at 6:30. I hope you can all make it... you'll be the first folks in town to get to meet some of our amazing candidates for local offices in the upcoming election. I'm so excited that our community has such a great group of people stepping up to serve! After that, we'll be making some plans for some of Indivisible's national priorities such as the For The People Act and DC Statehood, and looking at some legislative and other priorities here in Oregon. There are some really great things happening so I hope you can all make it! I'm soooo looking forward to in-person meetings in the near future, but until then, here's that Zoom link -

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87094156752?pwd=SnhJWkNkeWJpV2xKTHE4TUV0U3VnZz09

To join by phone, dial 253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 870 9415 6752
Passcode: 865562

Also, on Wednesday March 24th at 5:30, our state senator, Lynn Findley, and state rep, Daniel Bonham, are hosting another town hall to discuss state legislation, funding coming to our communities thanks to Biden's American Rescue Act, and a promise not to walk out this session since there is so much important business to be done. Yeah, okay, I made that last part up. Let's keep them on their toes, folks, by showing up. You can register here to participate in that town hall - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nHyXtG7kRAuwEGwjJaalfg

Debi Ferrer
debiferrer@gmail.com

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