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Carbon Cap/Invest Bill Needs Help

Hi POP members. Oregon's HB 2020 was looking like it was going to go through, but today, a new threat emerged. Renew Oregon has just notified Indivisible Groups that an amendment has been proposed that would exempt fuel from the bill until 2025. This would virtually doom the bill to irrelevance, exactly what opponents want.

Other Indivisible groups around the state are joining in on a letter to our State Legislators asking them not to vote for the amendment. I have attached that letter here as a PDF file.

Jeff Merkley Town Hall June 15 - Volunteers Needed

Hi POP members! We've just learned that Senator Jeff Merkley will be in The Dalles for a Town Hall on Saturday June 15 (next Saturday!) at the Readiness Center from noon-1 pm.

His staff is looking for 5-6 volunteers to sign people in, hand out tickets for people who want to ask questions, etc. If you are willing to volunteer for our Senator, please email or call me directly at or 541-980-2047.

Vote for a POP Logo

Hi Everyone. We need your opinion! At our meeting on Tuesday, we discussed creating a logo for POP. This logo will be used if our group wants to sign onto future letters with other POP groups to make our voice a little louder. For example, a number of Indivisible groups throughout Oregon recently joined in on a letter to Governor Brown expressing disappointment that she "gave away" some gun safety legislation and vaccination legislation to get Republican lawmakers to return to work and pass the education bill (after their 4 day walkout/strike).

POP Meeting Tuesday May 28

Don't Forget!
POP Meeting Tuesday May 28, 6 pm at Route 30 Bottles and Brew.

As you all know, there is much going on locally, state-wide, and nationally, that needs our attention and action, so I hope to see you Tuesday night!

At a past meeting, it was suggested that people might like to gather earlier to discuss some political books they have read, so for those who want to do that, how about meeting around 5:30 this first time? If we have a big group and need more time, and want to make it a regular event, we can decide if we want to meet earlier in the future.

Farewell Party for Bev and Ray Sherrill on Wednesday May 22

'Hope to see you all this Wednesday, May 22 at 6 pm to wish Bev and Ray and fond farewell as they are moving to Florence. Bev starts her job at Heceta Lighthouse State Park in June, so come and give them both a great send-off. The party will be at Tim Schechtel's place - 3511 Sandlin Rd. To get there, go about 3 miles out Cherry Heights Rd and turn right onto Sandlin. Tim said he'd put a wine barrel at the end of the driveway to lead the way.

Action Needed Today!

Folks, the Republicans in the Oregon Senate are playing political games and holding many important bills hostage by not showing up to work so that voting can take place.

POP Activities in May

Wednesday May 22 at 6 pm - Join us for a Farewell Party for two of our most faithful activists - Bev and Ray Sherrill. Bev and Ray will be moving to Florence to be closer to grandkids. We will surely miss them and all they do for the community and the progressive cause. Tim Schechtel has volunteered his place at 3511 Sandlin Road to give them a warm send-off. Bring a potluck dish and eating utensils, and maybe a folding chair. If the weather allows, we'll enjoy a lovely spring evening in the vineyard!

Tuesday May 28th at 6 pm - Our monthly POP meeting at Route 30

POP Meeting Tonight at THE RIV

Reminder that our April meeting is tonight at The Riv Cafe (401 E 10th St) at 6 pm. Because they have big event tomorrow (and they are doing us a favor by staying open after their usual closing time of 3 pm), they cannot offer their food menu for us, but they will be serving beer, wine, coffee, tea, AND they'll make a batch of bread pudding for those of us with a sweet tooth.

'Hope to see you tonight!

POP Meeting Thursday April 25th at THE RIV CAFE 6 PM

POPPERS! Please note the location change for our Thursday meeting. Sorry for the changes. First we changed the date of the meeting due to the Candidates Forum tonight. And now we are changing the location to The Riv Cafe (401 E Tenth St) because Route 30's back room was already booked. There's a lot going on, locally, at the state level, and certainly at the national level. There is much that we can do to make a difference. 'Hope to see you all on Thursday. After this month, our meetings will continue on the 4th Tuesday each month at Route 30 on 2nd St.

Candidates Forum Tonight at 6

REMINDER: The Dalles Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidates Forum tonight at 6 at the Senior Center for all local candidates who will be on the May 21 ballot. Please come and support the candidates who are running for office and hear what they have to say about their positions. Doors open at 5:30. 'Hope to see a lot of POPPERS there.


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