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24 June 2018 - 23 July 2018
Jun 24 Sun
Not in Portland is a gathering of Portlanders who see ICE's actions as unjust and find their continued operations in our city to be unacceptable.
The Cuba Caravan is Coming to Town
 *Movie t Pot Luck
*Information on the Cuban Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba end of July

“Dare to Dream” is a 30-minute documentary that reveals the stories of US students who graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana Cuba. The students received full scholarships from the Cuban government. ELAM, the largest medical school in the world, is revolutionizing healthcare on a global level.

John Waller – National Caravan Coordinator for Pastors for Peace will address how in 1959, the Cuban people “Dared to Dream” a different future for their country.

Since then, the US government has been trying to destroy that dream by economic blockade. Make sure your members of Congress cosponsor legislation for normal travel and trade between the US and Cuba. How can Cuba’s accomplishments inspire us to Dare to Dream? How can we end the US blockade?

For more information call 971-205-2254. Sponsored by Portland Central American Solidarity Committee, Workers World PDX, International League of Peoples' Struggle
Jun 25 Mon
Powell’s Books presents
Pod Save America Cohost and Former Senior Advisor to President Obama
Monday, June 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St., Portland
$38 (reserved seating)
On November 9, 2016, Dan Pfeiffer woke up like most of the world wondering WTF just happened. How had Donald Trump won the White House? How was it that a decent and thoughtful president had been succeeded by a buffoonish reality star, and what do we do now? 

Instead of throwing away his phone and moving to another country (which were his first and second thoughts), Pfeiffer decided to tell this surreal story, recounting how Barack Obama navigated the insane political forces that created Trump, explaining why everyone got 2016 wrong, and offering a path for where Democrats go from here.
Yes We (Still) Can
An irreverent, no-BS take on the crazy politics of our time, Yes We (Still) Can is a must-read for everyone who is disturbed by Trump, misses Obama, and is marching, calling, and hoping for a better future for the country. After all of the sex scandals, oligarchs, rhetoric, dramatic firings, and ill-advised hirings, Pfeiffer will remind us why we were desperate for "Hope and Change." In a conversation based on his new book, Pfeiffer, former Senior Advisor to President Obama and current Pod Save America cohost, gives real-world advice to Democrats in 2020. 

Price includes a copy of Pfeiffer's Yes We (Still) Can. Books distributed at event.
Jun 26 Tue
Come to our monthly meeting to find out what's new in the fight against coal.
Contact Laura Stevens for more information: 503-238-0442 x305.
Jun 28 Thu
Most of us would agree that natural resources and our surrounding environment have value, but what that value is—and how to protect it—are usually up for debate. Given competing interests and visions of the public good, how do we protect our common resources such as land, water, and air? How are our values reflected—or not reflected—in current local, national, and global environmental policies?

This is the focus of “How Do Our Values Influence Environmental Policy?” a free conversation with Monica Mueller on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 3 PM at SE Uplift 3534 SE Main St Portland, OR 97210. This program is hosted by SE Uplift and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Monica Mueller is an instructor of philosophy at Portland State University and specializes in ethical and political philosophy. She published the book Contrary to Thoughtlessness: Rethinking Practical Wisdom and is interested in discussing the seemingly overwhelming problems of living together in a world with others.

*For questions/concerns or to request accommodations please contact Muz Afzal at or call (503) 232-0010 ext 319.

Jun 29 Fri
Friday, June 29 at 6:00 PM

DATE CHANGE FOR JUNE! AND we will try to get the PATIO! Democratic Sociables Meetup is usually 3rd Fridays monthly at Cerulean Winery Bistro for mak...
 On Friday, June 29th, Portland-area groups will host an important panel
    discussion concerning the US pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive
    Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iran.

The forum is free and open to the public.
    Speakers will include:
    Jamal Abdi-- VP for Policy & Incoming Executive Director for National  Iranian American Council (NIAC)
    Reese Erlich--Acclaimed investigative journalist and author of numerous books on Iran, Iraq, Syria and the Middle East
    Catherine Thomasson, MD--Former Executive Director National Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), traveled on a PSR delegation to Iran
    in 2007 to promote diplomacy
    Jeff Curtis-Former Peace Corps volunteer in Iran (1967-70), Attorney,Active in Portland-Shiraz Friendship Community, recently returned from
    travel to Iran
    In May, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)--known widely as the Iran Nuclear
    Deal. Diplomats both internationally and in the US fear that this increases the risk of war between the U.S. and Iran. President Trump
    has selected advisors (John Bolton, as National Security Advisor and Mike Pompeo, as Secretary of State) who have openly positioned
    themselves as eager to go to war with Iran.
    In this climate, it is imperative that community members have the
    opportunity to hear expert speakers discuss the current reality and how
    a dangerous path to war can be averted.
    "The Obama Administration handed Trump a nuclear deal that was working and a diplomatic framework for Iran that could have been built upon to
    secure U.S.. interests. Singularly obsessed with unraveling the accomplishments of his successor, and now surrounded by a cohort of
    advisors who have been planning for war with Iran for years, Trump's push for war with Iran is his most reckless policy for America to
    date."  From NIAC Statement by Jamal Abdi.
    Partial list of Co-sponsors of the Forum on Iran:
    American Iranian Friendship Council-Portland
    Portland Shiraz Friendship Community
    War Prevention Initiative of the Jubitz Family Foundation
    Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
    Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group
    Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East--
      Portland Chapter
    Veterans for Peace Chapter 72
    KBOO 90.7 FM Community Radio
Jul 2 Mon
The Oregon Sierra Club Beyond Gas and Oil Team (BG&O) is moving Oregon and the Pacific Northwest in the right direction -— away from dirty fossil fuel extraction, transport, and export. Here is A Summary of Ongoing Work on gas infrastructure and oil trains. Contact Gregory Monahan, BG&O Chair, for more information or to volunteer:
Jul 3 Tue
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Eastside democratic Club is a member organization Annual Membership fee is only $5.00 and can be paid to Steve Elder at the meeting.

Public is always welcome at our meetings.
Jul 4 Wed
Independence Day
Jul 10 Tue

The environmental committee of the One Oregon immigrant rights coalition would like to invite you to a workshop on the intersection of environmental advocacy and immigrant rights.


Where: 222 NW Davis Street, 2nd Floor, Portland

When: July 10th, 10am-12pm

RSVP here


As members of the Environmental Committee of One Oregon, we have been working hard to fight against anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric that poses grave threats to our communities. We are committed to continuing to spread awareness of these issues within the environmental community and fostering collective action.


The connection is especially important to address as IP 22, an anti-immigrant ballot measure seeking to repeal Oregon’s 30 year old sanctuary law, is expected to make the ballot in November.


Join us as we discuss IP22, the extremist hate group spearheading the effort, and the historical context in Oregon that makes the initiative a credible threat.


Bagels, pastries, and coffee will be provided!

Jul 11 Wed

Sierra Club produced a short documentary about clean energy that we are showing across the country. This is a good event to invite friends and family to that may be new to clean energy organizing.


Join us for a night of family friendly fun and action for clean energy!  


We’ll have pizza and watch Reinventing Power, a documentary that tells the backstory of clean energy from innovation to installation. Over 50 minutes, we’ll hear directly from the people around the country whose lives were changed because of the clean energy economy.


What: Reinventing Power film showing, pizza, and family friendly fun!

Where: Sierra Club, 1821 SE Ankeny St, Portland, 97214

When: Wednesday July 11th, 6 pm - 7:30 pm




Following the film we’ll discuss the latest on clean energy in Oregon, including how you can take action to help Oregon transition off of fossil fuels and onto clean energy.  


We’ll have kids activities in the room adjacent to the film showing.  All ages are welcome.

Jul 12 Thu
The "Great Recession" financial crisis of 2007/8 brought forth the need for Americans to examine the financial institutions which came to negatively impact Americans, increasing the inequities of American society as well as the divide based on race. That examination begun with a critical look at the role of the too-big-to-fail banks and a desire to develop financial institutions which support the needs for local financing of local needs, separated from the profit seeking activities of the too-big-too-fail banks.

Thus a movement to form public banks was reborn. The movement today focuses on the formation of municipal banks. Movement grows coast to coast with active efforts from Seattle, San Francisco, and Santa Fe and going east to Washington DC and Philadelphia. And now the effort starts in Portland.
Jul 14 Sat
We are laser focused on working for the passage of Carbon Fee and Dividend, the climate change solution economists and climate scientists alike say is the “best first-step” to preventing the worst impacts of a warming world.

We have a solid and growing chapter with 20-30 core members who are committed to our approach. We meet twice a month, on 2nd Saturdays (national conference call) and 4th Wednesdays (Social Action Night). We'd love to meet you. Come join us for a brew or some good solid action that makes a difference.

Call Tamara if you need to be let in to the church building: 503 703 7058.
Jul 16 Mon
The Oregon Sierra Club Beyond Gas and Oil Team (BG&O) is moving Oregon and the Pacific Northwest in the right direction -— away from dirty fossil fuel extraction, transport, and export. Here is A Summary of Ongoing Work on gas infrastructure and oil trains. Contact Gregory Monahan, BG&O Chair, for more information or to volunteer:
(712) 775-7031 209-508-222#
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party. All are welcome, but only members get to vote on decisions. Conference call info: (712) 775-7031 209-508-222#

For this meeting, we have Sherry Healy, running for Clackamas County Elections Officer.  also, Ben Lavine, running as Dem against Earl Bluemenauer. 
Jul 17 Tue
FREE for Hatch members (learn more about Hatch membership!) $15 for non-members We will discuss types of legal entities available for social enterpreneurs.
Jul 18 Wed
join us for a morning cup-o-joe on your way to work from 7:30-9am. We will rotate locations each month so watch out for a Coffee Club along your commute route.

Coffee Clubs are a place for women to come together, share biking experiences and get to know one another. All are welcome to stay for as long or little as you like on you way to the office. Non-commuters also welcome.

This event is open to all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might).

Join the Women Bike group and RSVP (not required) at
Jul 19 Thu
A casual get together of folks, usually with a conservation program of some sort. For more information contact the club at
Jul 20 Fri
Friday, July 20 at 6:00 PM

Democratic Sociables Meetup is usually 3rd Fridays monthly at Cerulean Winery Bistro for making like minded new friends and fun with Democrats and Pro...
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