Information on this pandemic is changing rapidly as our scientists and doctors learn more and more about this dangerous virus. For our own safety and the safety of all of us we need to stay informed. Here are links to some very important sources of information that impacts you and those you love:
What Can You Do to Reduce Plastic Waste, Improve the Environment, and Save Wildlife from a Horrible Death
Right now there is a bill in the Oregon House Committee On Energy and Environment, HB2509, to ban single-use plastic shopping bags from being used in the State of Oregon. This would be a big step in reducing the huge amounts of plastic accumulating in our oceans and killing wildlife.
What can you do? Call, write, or email your Oregon state representatives and tell them you strongly support this bill. Ask your representatives to insist that it be brought up for vote and that they vote to pass it.
If you value your planet, this is a good start in trying to reverse, or at least slow down, the damage we have already done. This isn’t about blame. At one time we all thought plastic bags were great. They are economical, light weight, and convenient. Now we know the damage they do. Let’s do something about it! Many of us already bring our own reusable shopping bags with us to the grocery store. It seems inconvenient at first, but it becomes a habit. In this case, a very good habit.
Let’s do our part! Let’s contact our state representatives and ask them to do their part! Ask them to vote yes on HB2509. How do you contact them? Here is a link to the contact information for each of our representatives.
Some say Trump looked presidential in his first public speech to Congress. I say, judge a person by what he does and not by what he says. He is a master manipulator. Let’s keep our eye on the ball. Are his policies hurting people and violating our basic human rights? Has he been truthful to the American people or not? I think you know the answers. Then join with me in a united campaign within the Democratic Party to Resist!
Let’s use this page to vent, to brainstorm, to plan many forms of positive social and political action. If you want to work with us, please leave your comments at the end of this blog entry.
Here is powerful statement and video by Keith Olbermann: “Racist Donald Trump…” Check this out here:
Hope to see many of you at our next meeting of Josephine Country Democrats: March 14, 129 NW “E” St, Grants Pass @ 6:30 PM. David Smith from Indivisible will be our main speaker.
Last but not lease, keep in mind there are many ways to Resist. Here are some important links you might find useful:
- ACLU People Power: https://www.peoplepower.org/
- Progressive Change Committee: https://www.boldprogressives.org/
- Rogue Indivisible: https://rogueindivisible.org/contact
- Resist Calendar: https://www.resistancecalendar.org/
- Michael Moore’s 10 point plan: https://t.co/dLyHoZgffP
- National Popular Vote: http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/
- Common Cause: http://www.commoncause.org/
- Resist Meetup Medford: https://www.meetup.com/Resist-Medford-OR/
- Resist Meetup Ashland: https://www.meetup.com/Resist-Ashland/
- Josephine County Progressives Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1340945592594557/
- 19 Ways to Resist on Twitter: https://t.co/4PryHORFR7
- Health Care for All Oregon: http://hcao.org/
- Nature Conservancy: https://support.nature.org/
- Center for Food Safety Trump Watch: https://www.cfstrumpwatch.org/
- Connecting citizens to their legislators via quick swipe of their phones: https://dailyaction.org/