Be sure to visit the Call To Action, In the News, or Oregon Legislature tabs to keep up on Oregon Legislature news, and learn what you can do to let your representative know what you think. Also on Call to Action, you can view volunteer opportunities in our community. By clicking on the "learn more" button above, you can let us know how you'd like to help!
Political Activism. We just have to do it. Not talk about it, do it.
The 2019 legislation is underway. Over 2,000 measures have been introduced. A bevy of bad bills are coming our way, in-cluding cap & trade, rent control, gun con-trol, taxes, taxes and more taxes. Now more than ever is the time to let your voice be heard; lead by example.
I hate it when people tell me what to do but do not do it themselves. So, I am writing this message as much for myself as for you. I believe each of us need to make a personal commitment to get more involved. Here’s my plan:
1. PICK A BILL I have passion for. My first pick: Cap & Trade.
2. RESEARCH the bill so my arguments are credible and compelling. There is a lot of information out there, so I am collecting the best possible data and ideas for my critique.
3. SHOW UP by written or spoken testi-mony. I will send in a written testimony because I do not think I can get to one of the remaining public hearings. I will meet with, write a letter to or call my Legislators as well as send letters to the House and Senate majority leaders and co-chairs of the Joint Committee. I know 1) emails work; 2) phone calls are better than emails; and 3) personal meetings are the best. I will work to do as much as possible. I will be 1) polite and professional; 2) tell MY story in my own words; and 3) tell the legislators what I want them to do. Then I will use my Face-book page to spread the word.
Here is an interesting article that gave me inspiration. Check out the great quote by Julie Parrish. As it states on our website. “DECISIONS ARE MADE BY THOSE WHO SHOW UP”
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MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS and OTHER BHRW EVENTS
Our monthly membership meetings are usually on the third Thursday of the month from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at:
Rock Creek Country Club
5100 NW Neakahnie Ave.
Portland, OR 97229 (see map)
The meeting is $22 per person which includes lunch. Please R.S.V.P. by the Friday prior to the meeting to 2nd VP, Alison Kettenhofen at email@example.com
Recent Membership Meetings
Heidi Petrowsky, R.D., L.D., C.D.E, OHSU/Tuality Healthcare spoke at our May 16th meeting about Extending the Life in our Years through Good Nutrition. Click her for her helpful handouts.
OFRW District 1 Meeting April 18. Beaverton/Hillsboro, North Coast, Downtown Portland and Yamhill County Republican Women groups met for their annual meeting. Bridget Barton spoke about where we go from here offering breakthrough thinking for America’s and Oregon’s third century. Ms Barton recommended watching a video and an article:
Seattle is Dying
City Journal: Seattle Under Siege
March 30 Legislative Workshop. Several BHRW members met to learn how to get involved in the Oregon Legislative Session. The workshop reviewed how to use the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) to find and track bills. We also reviewed a few bills and practiced how to write to legislators. See Call to Action Alert above for documents presented in this workshop.
At our March 21 meeting, John Griffiths, 20 year Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation board member, spoke of his challenges for the upcoming election given the current political scene and urged our support. David Kilada, Oregon Right to Life (ORTL), was our main speaker. He explained the activities of ORTL and some of the opportunities the organization is taking advantage of to promote its mission. There is a Together We Advocate Conference on April 16. For more information https://www.ortl.org.
Republican Women Day at the Legislature - May 30th.w $25 each. Meet legislators and other Republican women at the Capital. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to participate.
BHRW at Hops Baseball Game - July 29, $54. A fun dinner and game night with friends. Contact email@example.com if interested.
2019 Garage Sale - August 8-10 (set up Aug 6-7). Our main fund raiser will be in August this year at. Please start saving items for the sale. A sign up sheet will be emailed to all members. Please participate as and when you can. Click here for a guideline re donated items.
BHRW Red Shoe Book Club usually meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 10:30am at Café Murrayhill in Beaverton, 14500 SW Murray Scholls Dr #103, Beaverton, OR 97007. We will NOT meet in May. Our next meeting will be Monday June 24 when we discuss Why I Am a Reagan Conservative by Michael K. Deaver
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