November 17, 2018

Since January 2017, Countlove.org has been tracking protests against the Trump administration. According to their estimates, there have been more than 11,650 protests mobilizing over 9.5 million people. That’s a lot of protest, and a lot of that protesting happens righ...

Voting. It’s important, but like anything, you’ve got to make the time. One way to make sure your voice gets heard, is to make a plan to vote! In Oregon, we’re lucky to vote by mail. Once you receive your ballot, you’ll have a couple weeks to look it over before mailin...

July 29, 2018

For the past few years, as I met new activists I asked if there are candidates they support or issues that are important to them. Although not everyone identifies with specific candidates they all have issues they’re engaged with and are passionate about. Every person...

Thanks to an invitation from Congressman Earl Blumenauer and a scholarship from the NWGSD Board Development Fund, I was fortunate enough to be able to visit Washington D.C. in early June.

What an experience it was!

It was fascinating to see the pace of a congressional o...

Did you know that you already possess an incredibly powerful tool to inspire your network to vote in the Midterm elections on November 6, 2018? Your personal stories. You have the greatest influence over those who already know, trust, and love you.

The Midterm Squad’s M...

May 31, 2018

Last weekend, I co-hosted a party with a friend at my house. I made a delicious sangria with my favorite local beverage, I caught up with friends I hadn’t seen in a few months, and I met some great new people. We all crowded into the kitchen and chatted for hours. We h...

Since November 2016, we’ve been planning for the Blue Wave of the 2018 midterms. Activism groups have sprung up and are springing up everywhere to change the political calculus by motivating people to go to the polls.

Depending on where you live, you might have the oppo...

May 18, 2018

Thanks to scholarships from The Gaia Project For Women's Leadership and the NWGSD Board Development Fund, I was thrilled to be able to attend Gaia Women Lead in Santa Barbara, Ca. The theme was "Beyond Resistance: Heroines, Change and Building the Future." It was a rem...

May 14, 2018

NWGSD has been supporting Rose Haven day shelter for women and children as a group for the past nine months, beginning in August with the Back to School Underwear Drive started by Bonnet , and at two of our monthly meetings with donations of toiletries and essentials.

R...

April 29, 2018

Have you canvassed before? I hadn’t until I volunteered to join our partner Indivisible Oregon’s Voter Listening Canvass in Vancouver, WA.

Canvassing is simply walking around neighborhoods, knocking on doors and talking to voters. I’ll be honest -- the idea of canvassin...

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