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If you want to donate to organizations that are helping Ukraine, this article at the Washington Post has a good list. Here is a longer list from CNBC.


Statement From Democratic Party of Oregon  Chair KC Hanson and Vice Chair Rosa Colquitt


As expected, the U.S. Supreme Court eviscerated reproductive rights and the self-determination of over half the U.S. population.  Pregnant?  According to SCOTUS, you are an incubator, not a person.


Want to prevent your pregnancy?  According to Justice Clarence Thomas, contraception is next on the right wing majority’s hit list.


Think you are safe in Oregon?  Radical right wing politicians just got a boost of adrenaline in their efforts to nationally ban abortion.

More than any decision in our lifetimes, this disastrous ruling by SCOTUS makes it clear that every election and every vote matters.  Today’s ruling was ushered in by the “protest” votes (or non-votes) of past elections.  Some have taken democracy for granted. Some have taken our rights for granted.

No more.

Let today’s anger channel into fervent activism.  Let our heartbreak motivate our devoted engagement. Each of us has power within our individual strengths, but even greater power in our collective strengths working together.  The vast majority of Americans are with us; it’s our calling to make sure they vote.


FREEDOM is on the Ballot. It’s up to us to protect our rights. We start NOW.


Carla “KC” Hanson, Chair

Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair

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Lift Every Voice Oregon is a coalition of faith groups that is collecting signatures for Initiative Petition 17, a measure that would require permits for anyone buying a gun, and ban the sale or purchase of magazines with more than 10 rounds. As part of the permitting process, a buyer would have to pass a firearm safety training class and undergo a completed background check, even if it takes longer than three business days – the current limit for delaying transfer of a gun. The coalition hopes to secure 140,000 signatures by July 8 to qualify for the November 2022 ballot and needs volunteers and donations to help make the deadline. Oregonians should volunteer, seek out a signature sheet or print out and sign their own to mail to the campaign to get the initiative on the ballot. Find more information by going to the coalition’s website. You can sign up as a signature gatherer, print your personal signing sheet, donate, etc. at the coalition's website.


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