The East WashCo Dems Caucus Meeting–With Representative Jules Walters!
May 4th, 2023
On May 4, for our East Washington County Dems Zoom meeting, we will have a chance to talk with Representative Jules Walters about this legislative session. Among other things, Rep. Walters has joined with Rep. Neron, Senator Woods and other lawmakers to ask that there be a two year moratorium on tolling on 205 – an important and contentious issue. Many have asked that there be a comprehensive look at transportation planning before these tolls are enacted – please join us to hear more about this important topic.(https://www.wweek.com/news/state/2023/04/27/lawmakers-demand-two-year-pause-on-tolling-i-205/
) Rep. Walters will also talk about other pending legislation and the general mood of the legislature. We are grateful she is taking time to share during these complex times. Please join us to learn more from her.
We will also take a look at how people continue to be involved between Oregon elections. With a full year until the 2024 primaries, many are asking how they can continue to make a difference. Members of Indivisible Cedar Mills have influenced elections around the country through the use of post cards among other things. They will tell us about some of their projects. You are invited to share your ideas as well.
Finally, we will get an update on the upcoming election. Many of you are reaching out to your neighbors, urging them to vote and sharing recommendations of candidates who will reflect our values. Turnout for these elections is so low —and the impact is so great. Thank you for helping with this.
As always, all are welcome to join us on Zoom for learning, caring conversation, and community. You can reach out to EWCDems@gmail.com with any questions or comments. We will meet at 6:30 for those who wish a social time with the program beginning at 7 pm on Thursday, May 4, 2023. The zoom link is below:
Please reach out to Carol Greenough if you have any questions:
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Zoom can be used on a computer and by phone, but it is easier to use by computer. We advise doing your best to attend via a laptop or desktop. You can also join using the link with your cellphone, but the screen will be more condensed. Those without a computer can also attend by calling the number listed above, and typing in the Meeting ID.
NOTE: Zoom via the phone has more limitations. You will be limited to:
- Mute/Unmute = *6
- Raising and lowering your hand = *9
***PLEASE MUTE WHEN NOT SPEAKING***
Please take a moment to review this helpful guide to having a good Zoom experience.
SPEAKING & BEING ON MUTE
Always check your mute status before speaking; the host may have muted you if you forget to.
On a computer:
- At the bottom left corner, MUTED = RED mic with a line through it…click on it to unmute
On a phone:
- If you dialed in with the phone number: Use *6
- on a smartphone: click on PARTICIPANTS & look to the bottom toolbar
ASKING A QUESTION OR… TO SPEAK DURING A DEBATE:
On a computer:
- Use the RAISE HAND feature. Click on the PARTICIPANTS tab (bottom middle of the screen); a box will pop up to the right…on the lower tab, click on RAISE HAND & click on it again to lower.
On a phone:
- If you dialed in with the phone number: Use *9
- on a smartphone: look to the bottom right & click on RAISE HAND