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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
April 18: District 1 luncheon at Rock Creek. Speaker: Bridget Barton of the Oregon Transformation Project.
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.
At our February 21 meeting, Julie Parrish, an eight-year lawmaker who served West Linn, Tualatin, Stafford, Durham, River Grove, and parts of Lake Oswego and King City, spoke on how we can make a difference for 2020. Julie stressed the need to build bench strength in the Republican Party in Oregon and to continually outreach to friends and neighbors about Oregon's issues. She also outlined several steps that would strengthen our cause while also appealing to voters in other parties. You can follow Julie on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/julie4oregon/
Elaine, our Legislative Chair, presented a sample of key bills that will affect us.
At our January 17 meeting Senator Kim Thatcher, Chris Barreto, Vice-Chair of Oregon GOP, and Tom Simpson of The Oregon Business Plan were speakers . Chris presented a sample of upcoming bills, Tom invited us to contact BrighterOregon.com for updates on the Business Plan. They urged us to follow and participate in the upcoming legislative session (click on Oregon Legislative Information System OLIS)
Our December 13 meeting was another wonderful pot luck lunch expertly orchestrated by hostess Gail Wilhelms. The salads and desserts were delicious, the Oregon trivia game fun (and educational) and exchange of presents in the spirit of the holiday. 2019 Board members were inducted by OFRW president, Linda Neace. (Pam Wilson out of camera shot. More pictures in BHRW Photo Albums).
BHRW Red Shoe Book Club meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 10:30am at Café Murrayhill in Beaverton, 14500 SW Murray Scholls Dr #103, Beaverton, OR 97007. The March book will be Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into whiners , Weenies and Wimps by Burgess Owens.
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