Advocacy & Commentary
Staying involved and informed is the best way to make a difference in our community. Part of W2D's mission is to inform members and supporters of important national, state and local issues, and to provide news and commentary that reflect our progressive values.
If you have and issue to promote or would like to submit an opinion piece, please fill in the form on the right.
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS MAY 16, 2017
Voting for your local school board is a powerful way to support student success and strengthen your community. In the age of Trump, it’s more important than ever. Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Secretary is a huge proponent of private and charter school vouchers which will substantially weaken our public school system.
School board elections traditionally have low voter turnout. We need to make sure our voices are heard and that we elect school board members committed to public education and who reject the failed model of charter schools and privatization. Although school board positions are non-partisan, W2D feels it is important to identify candidates who support our progressive values.
If more than one name is listed, please read up on the candidates and choose the person who best shares your values. W2D recommends the following:
One of the best ways to resist the Trump agenda is to sign up at INDIVISIBLE. If you haven't heard about them, click on the photo above to watch Rachel Maddow explain what it's all about.
Here are some quick links:
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Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
WHO WE ARE
We are a grassroots volunteer group of American moms, families and citizens that formed the day after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, working for common sense gun policies that will protect our families and communities. We have grown into a leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network of 3 million members that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level.
WHAT WE ARE DOING
In the 2017 Oregon legislative session, we plan to be in legislators’ districts and in their offices in Salem to press for passage of several gun sense measures. To do that, we are building our constituent base in key legislative districts, and asking for active support of these bills. We want our legislators to hear the same message from constituents and community leaders in “surround sound” – that common sense gun bills save lives, and if they want to earn our vote, we expect their support! We have a package of gun sense bills going before the Oregon legislature in 2017:
WE WANT TO HEAR
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