RABBI DEBRA KOLODNY

AS THE SPIRIT MOVES US

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 2/27/20

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 2/27/20

This week we want to lift up an important opportunity to speak out to the elected leaders in Salem. Let us tell the all but two Republicans who walked out on their ethical, moral and elected responsibility that people of faith and good will are outraged at political stunts in the face of the challenges our state must address!

Also, please join us at the March 18 Candidate Forum hosted by PMPC-UNITE. Come out and learn about issues that matter to those of us seeking justice and equity.

Thank you once again for all you do. It is an honor and a pleasure to be on this path with you.

For the Spirit Led Justice Alliance,
Rabbi Debra Kolodn


Call-In To Raise A Moral Voice Opposing Legislators Who Fled the State!

As you may have read in the news, most of Oregon’s Republican state legislators have walked off the job, in order to deny a quorum that would allow debate and votes to continue.

Their nominal reason is opposition to climate change action, but this radical step is halting progress on many of the bills Oregonians are counting on passing. As the Oregonian says,

“The upshot of the Republicans’ walkout is to halt progress on all remaining legislation, including the climate bill; funding for homelessnessmental healthfoster childrenpeople with disabilitieswildfire prevention and recovery and other budget items; independence for the state’s government transparency advocate; requiring free school breakfast be offered to more than 100,000 children; bonding for building improvement and expansion at all of Oregon’s public universities; and other bills that are still alive this session but need House or Senate approval or both.”

If you want to see this important legislation passed, you can call the staff offices of the Republican legislators involved in the boycott stunt and remind them the people of Oregon want them to come to work!

  • Senator Herman Baertschiger Jr.
    • Party: Republican – Senate GOP Leader District: Capitol Phone: 503-986-1702
  • Senator Denyc Boles
    • Party: Republican District: 10 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1710
  • Senator Brian Boquist
    • Party: Republican District: 12 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1712
  • Senator Lynn Findley
    • Party: Republican District: 30 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1730
  • Senator Fred Girod
    • Party: Republican District: Capitol Phone: 503-986-1709
  • Senator Bill Hansell
    • Party: Republican District: 29 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1729
  • Senator Dallas Heard
    • Party: Republican District: Capitol Phone: 503-986-1701
  • Senator Dennis Linthicum
    • Party: Republican District: 28 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1728
  • Senator Alan Olsen
    • Party: Republican District: 20 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1720
  • Senator Kim Thatcher
    • Party: Republican District: 13 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1713
  • Senator Chuck Thomsen
    • Party: Republican District: 26 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1726

Oregon’s Republican House Members who have fled the state to block passage of any legislation:

  • Representative Greg Barreto
    • Party:Republican District: 58 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1458
  • Representative Daniel Bonham
    • Party: Republican District: 59 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1459
  • Representative Shelly Boshart Davis
    • Party: RepublicanDistrict: 15 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1415
  • Representative Vikki Breese-Iverson 
    • Party: Republican District: 55 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1455
  • Representative Christine Drazan
    • Party: Republican District: 39 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1439
  • Representative Cedric Hayden
    • Party: Republican District: Capitol Phone: 503-986-1407
  • Representative Gary Leif
    • Party: Republican District: Capitol Phone: 503-986-1402
  • Representative Rick Lewis
    • Party: Republican District: 18 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1418
  • Representative Raquel Moore-Green
    • Party: Republican District: 19 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1419
  • Representative Mike Nearman
    • Party: Republican District: 23 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1423
  • Representative Ron Noble
    • Party: Republican District: 24 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1424
  • Representative Mark Owens
    • Party: Republican District: 60 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1460
  • Representative Bill Post
    • Party: Republican District: 25 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1425
  • Representative E. Werner Reschke
    • Party: Republican District: 56 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1456
  • Representative Greg Smith
    • Party: Republican District: 57 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1457
  • Representative David Brock Smith
    • Party: Republican District: Capitol Phone: 503-986-1401
  • Representative Sherrie Sprenger
    • Party: Republican District: 17 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1417
  • Representative Duane Stark
    • Party: Republican District: Capitol Phone: 503-986-1404
  • Representative Kim Wallan
    • Party: Republican District: Capitol Phone: 503-986-1406
  • Representative Carl Wilson
    • Party: Republican District: Capitol Phone: 503-986-1403
  • Representative Jack Zika
    • Party: Republican District: 53 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1453

You can also call the following Republican legislators to thank them for staying in Salem and doing their jobs, working for a bipartisan approach to the state’s progress.

  • Senator Tim Knopp
    • Party:Republican District: 27 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1727
  • Representative Cheri Helt
    • Party: Republican District: 54 Capitol Phone: 503-986-1454

PMPC-Unite Oregon Candidates Forum for Portland City Council Commissioner Position 2!


Wednesday, March 18, Metropolitan Community Church

2828 SE Stephens Street

The PMPC believes only a broad, intersectional grassroots movement can generate the power necessary to build a city, county and metro that is healthy and nurturing for all of us. Imagine what we could do if we had elected officials in city offices devoted to enacting our shared vision.

Find out where the candidates stand on the issues that matter to our communities. Participate in our grassroots intersectional movement to build coordinated, unified and strategic power toward a city, county and metro for the 99%!


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