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20 July 2018 - 19 August 2018
Jul 20 Fri
DEMOCRATIC SOCIABLES PDX DINNER/HAPPY HR Liberal Friends45up
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...

www.meetup.com/DEMOCRATIC-SOCIABLES-PORTLAND-Fun-Food-Democratic-Friends/events/252322160/
Jul 23 Mon
Portland Rising and the Portland Association of Teachers 
present Nicole McCormick

West Virginia teacher and organizer
 

When teachers and other education workers went on strike in West Virginia, they shut down every public school in the state.  Thousands of workers and supportive parents protested at the state capital. Nine school days later, they declared victory.  Their commitment and solidarity won a significant raise for all public sector workers, forced withdrawal of bills that would have expanded charter schools and eliminated teacher seniority, and a government promise to convene a task force to find ways to reign-in rising worker health care costs.  Their victory inspired teacher strikes in Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Arizona.

 

·      What challenges did teachers face in West Virginia?

·      How did they succeed in building worker unity and a state-wide strike?

·      How did they succeed in building wide-spread popular support?

 

  Nicole will talk about how the strike was organized and won, and lessons to be learned. 

  Nicole McCormack is a middle school teacher, key leader in the state-wide WV strike, and

  President – Elect of the Mercer County Education Association.

 Donations will be requested; No one will be turned away.

 Portland Rising is a committee of Jobs with Justice     www.jwjpdxlorg

Jul 24 Tue
Come to our monthly meeting to find out what's new in the fight against coal.
Contact Laura Stevens for more information: laura.stevens@sierraclub.org 503-238-0442 x305.
Jul 26 Thu
No Privitization! - Rally for Public Services

Portland Communiteis and Postal Workers United and the American Postal Workers Union (AFL-CIO) invite you to celebrate Postal Heritage Day - the 243rd Birthday of the People's Postal Service.

Defend the Postal Service, schools, hospitals and working families from the administration's attaccks. 
Please join the Portland Jobs with Justice Global Justice Committee for a screening of the newly released film, "The Workers Cup" by filmmaker Adam Sobel.

In 2022, Qatar will host the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup. But right now, far away from the bright lights, star athletes and adoring fans, the tournament is being built on the backs of 1.6 million African and Asian migrant workers. "The Workers Cup" gives voice to those who are laboring to build sport’s grandest stage and competing in a soccer tournament of their own.

This event is free and open to all. The space is ADA accessible. 
This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov).

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Jul 28 Sat
Parkrose High School auditorium
12003 NE Shaver St.
Portland, OR
 
Aug 1 Wed

The War on Drugs has been a decades-long, $1 trillion policy failure that has disproportionately affected low-income communities and people of color. This federal mandate has given rise to a brand of law enforcement that criminalizes homelessness, mental illness, and the disease of addiction. 

As a member of Congress, I’ve supported initiatives to reduce the disastrous impacts of the War on Drugs. Whether it’s marijuana legalization or criminal justice reform, we have taken some positive steps forward, but much more should be done. As I gather information about comprehensive solutions, I want to hear from you.

I'm hosting a public forum to discuss what we can do about this issue. After brief remarks on my part, we will have an interactive panel discussion with experts in the fields of mental health and criminal justice. There will also be time for you to ask questions and offer your ideas and suggestions about actions we can take to end the War on Drugs.

Program starts at 6PM; doors open at 5:30 PM

RSVP Here

Liftoff! Join us as we formally launch a multi-year mission to create the most advanced, affordable & equitable publicly owned and operated fiber optic to the premises (FTTP) network and internet utility on the planet.

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Aug 6 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: gregory.monahan@oregon.sierraclub.org.
Aug 7 Tue
LIKE us on FACEBOOK and then Invite your friends. Click www.facebook.com/events/958379144270088/

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.
Aug 9 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.
Aug 11 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.
Aug 15 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 www.facebook.com/groups/womenbikebta
Aug 16 Thu
A casual get together of folks, usually with a conservation program of some sort. For more information contact the club at oregon.chapter@sierraclub.org.
Aug 17 Fri
DEMOCRATIC SOCIABLES PDX DINNER/HAPPY HR Liberal Friends45up
Friday, August 17 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...

www.meetup.com/DEMOCRATIC-SOCIABLES-PORTLAND-Fun-Food-Democratic-Friends/events/wzmpfpyxlbwb/
Aug 18 Sat
19th Amendment ratified
 
Aug 19 Sun
A walk to inspire a more compassionate, generous, and welcoming Portland!

Parks for New Portlanders, in partnership with Portland Sunday Parkways, nonprofits, and refugee and immigrant organizations, invites you to Walk with Refugees and Immigrants.

Join community members and elected leaders as they gather at Gateway Discovery Park for in a one-mile walk to Knott Park, alongside our refugee and immigrant neighbors in a show of support. This event recognizes the unique experiences of new Portlanders, of all ages and backgrounds.

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