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1 February 2017 - 28 February 2017
Feb 1 Wed
Thanks to the election of President Trump, we need our legislature to step up now more than ever. We need to send them the message that his hateful rhetoric and policies are not okay and that this is not normal.

We need action. We need progress. We need it now. We need our state officials to insulate us from Donald Trump, not with walls, but with policies. This requires action on a houseless bill of rights, no-cause eviction, rent control, environmental protections, air quality protections, criminal justice reform, protecting our immigrants, healthcare, and so much more.

In order to do this, we need pressure from the people. We need our elected officials to see our faces. We need them to hear our stories. We need to show them that our lives matter.

To that end, we will all be bussing people from Union Station to the State Capitol in Salem on the first day of the legislative session.

For the new legislatives members, their first day in office is going to be a memorable day, no matter what. Let’s fill those memories with the stories and the faces of We the People so that they can carry our message with them for the rest of their tenure in office. For those returning to office, this will be a powerful message that this is different. We cannot afford business as usual.

We will hold a rally at the Capitol and deliver hundreds of letters from our communities to the legislators. We will be leaving Union Station by 11:30 AM and plan to be back by 4:00 PM.

If you would like to join us on the bus, please email your first and last name with the subject line “RESISTANCE ROAD TRIP” to portlandsresistance@gmail.com. Also, please help collect stories from your friends and neighbors.

You can also drive on your own. This is not an event for only Portland residents. No matter where you live, please join us.

If you cannot join us on the bus you can still send us your letter via email or if you would like to hand write your letter you can bring it to Union Station prior to our departure.

To find who your specific state legislator is click here: oregonlegislature.gov/findyourlegislator/leg-districts.html

#LaResistencia
Welcome to the meeting.
Feb 2 Thu
Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly has proposed the boldest tenant-protection law the city has ever seen: requiring landlords to pay relocation assistance to tenants displaced due to no-cause evictions or rent hikes. You can read more at the Willamette Week: www.wweek.com/news/city/2017/01/24/city-council-releases-plan-to-make-portland-landlords-pay-moving-costs-for-renters-they-evict-for-no-cause/

We'll be hosting a rally at City Hall at 1pm, and the hearing itself will begin promptly at 2pm.

More on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1801497243400692/?notif_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1485569111838968
ALL ARE WELCOME AT OUR MEETINGS! Come join us to further the human rights work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC).

Through a combination of advocacy, education, and partnerships with grassroots organizations, UUSC promotes economic justice, advances environmental justice, defends civil liberties, and preserves the rights of people in times of humanitarian crisis.
Lessons Learned from Standing Rock: Next Steps for Continuing Battles in Oregon and Washington.
An open misogynist is the 45th President of the United States. Trump pledges to appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade, sign a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, and to turn the clock back on women’s rights and empower misogyny in other ways.

But with increased oppression comes increased resistance. The Women's March on January 21st smashed expectations, with people taking to the streets in record numbers to resist Trump and his oppressive agendas. The resistance must not stop there. In order to be most effective in combatting women’s oppression, we need to understand where it comes from, the relationship of reproductive rights to the state and its economic structure, and what types of movements are most effective for defending women’s rights and ending women’s oppression altogether. This means mobilizing working class women of all races and rejecting corporate-friendly “power feminism” campaigns like Hillary Clinton’s. We are stronger when we fight together -- immigrant, Muslim, Black, white, LGBTQ, men, and women -- linking struggles that affect us all, so we can stand up to whatever the Republicans and Democrats throw our way.

Jessica Hansen-Weaver, a long-time ISO member from San Fransisco will be presenting. There will be a discussion after the talk. All are welcome.

PLEASE NOTE: Childcare will be provided for this event in the Smith building by PSU's Little Vikings. Spots must be reserved in advance. Please contact Nikki at nikw2@pdx.edu by January 26th to reserve a spot!

www.facebook.com/events/634380810091856/
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Feb 3 Fri
Sen Wyden Multnomah County town hall
We are very excited to announce our inaugural gathering!

We are holding two (2) "Welcome!" gatherings this weekend to accommodate community members' different schedules.

Please RSVP for only 1 of the 2 "Welcome!" gatherings.

Price: 6.00 USD

www.meetup.com/womensmarch/events/237347473
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Feb 4 Sat
Have you experienced an eviction or your rent rising beyond your control? Share your story with Oregon State lawmakers who can stop this crisis. Come out to the Highland Christian Center on February 4 at 3pm to learn more about how you can get involved to end no-cause evictions and unregulated rent hikes for all Oregonians! Sponsored by Community Alliance of Tenants. Childcare and language translation available upon request. Email pam@oregoncat.org or call 541-590-2289. Click Here to RSVP
www.facebook.com/events/234907833618580/
Feb 5 Sun
The Mexican/Latino community is seeking assistance next Sunday on February 5th from 11:30 am to 1:00 p.m. Today, several bigoted individuals were outside the church harassing folks as we were entering Sunday spanish mass by yielding racists chants and challenging folks to fight. Church located 87th and SE Foster.

www.facebook.com/events/961723500595729/
We are very excited to announce our inaugural gathering!

We are holding two (2) "Welcome!" gatherings this weekend to accommodate community members' different schedules.

Please RSVP for only 1 of the 2 "Welcome!" gatherings.

Price: 6.00 USD

www.meetup.com/womensmarch/events/237347473
Feb 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.
Feb 7 Tue
Join the Eastside democratic Club on our monthly meeting with two guest presentations.

Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 12 noon to 2 PM; Doors open at 11:30 AM
Free and open to the public.
Not associated with the Democratic Party.
Please bring food that does not need to be heated to share if you are able.

Special Note: Peanut Butter Drive. At the last meeting, we decided to have a Peanut Butter drive to benefit Oregon Food Bank. So, please bring a unopened jar of Peanut Butter to the meeting.

First question will be: At the last meeting, we had a presentation regarding a proposed resolution by Amnesty International for enactment by the Portland City Council. Shall Eastside democratic Club support the efforts of Amnesty International to have the Portland City Council enact a statement supporting the closure of the Guantanamo base in Cuba? The proposed statement is attached for your review prior to the meeting.

First Presentation: Ryan Rittenhouse, Conservation Organizer, Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Topic: Fossil Fuels and the Columbia Gorge

Second Presentation: Jeffery St. Clair, Author and editor of Counterpunch, a national progressive news magazine
Topic: Bernie and the Sandernistas: Field Notes From A Failed Revolution, and other topically issues. Jeffery will bring copies of his book (above) for sale.
Join us over drinks and food to watch Bernie make a stand for universal healthcare and dance intellectual circles around Ted Cruz. Co-sponsored by Portland Democratic Socialists of America and BerniePDX.

www.facebook.com/events/637455903107610/
Bernie PDX and Democratic Socialists of America are hosting a party to watch Bernie Sanders debate Ted Cruz about the ACA! The debate starts at 6:00pm at Click here/a> to RSVP on Facebook.
Climate Odyssey Introduction & Climate Café
with Barbara Ford

Welcome to the Climate Odyssey program! Designed to offer support to those who feel a need for community, connection, and resilience in these turbulent times, the Climate Odyssey offers experiences, skill-building, and community resilience practices to strengthen the Climate Justice Community.

We’ll also do some sharing in community via a process of facilitated small group conversation called the Climate Café, designed to help us get to know each other, share our concerns and hopes, and grow in the understanding of our individual and collective capacity to respond to the challenges at hand. This process emphasizes the value of our collective wisdom and compassion, as well as works to diminish the isolation that some of us experience in the feelings of overwhelm related to the news of the day.
Some participants will be veterans in the climate movement. Some will be new to this community. All are welcome to share and support each other to bring our best gifts to the world. Please RSVP

Barbara Ford has been involved with climate activism and education since 2001, mostly in the interfaith community. She is the past president of the national Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth. Barbara is keenly interested in the intersection between the arts, spirituality, and activism, and offers workshops on hope and creativity for social change.
In the 1940s and ’50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. Nathalia Holt’s Rise of the Rocket Girls (Back Bay) tells the stories of these women – known as "human computers" – who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been and the far reaches of space to which we're heading.
Feb 8 Wed
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.
Feb 9 Thu
This week’s meeting will be an organizational meeting.

The first part of the meeting will be spent assessing the work our branch has done since Trump’s election and discussing our next steps. In addition, we will be discussing and clarifying our organization’s perspective on the use of violence in our movements. The last part of the meeting will be dedicated to preparing ourselves to be a presence at the Protect Planned Parenthood Vigil on Saturday, February 11th. The vigil was planned as a counter-protest after anti-choice groups organized national protests at Planned Parenthood locations. We will have a contingent at the vigil.

All are welcome!

If you are new to the ISO, feel free to join us at 5 pm for our new cluster on the second-floor lobby of SMSU! Members will be available to answer questions.

www.facebook.com/events/149680485539717/
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Feb 10 Fri
 
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read more about some potential proposed cuts in our introductory Legislative Update.

droregon.org/2017-leg-update-1/

The overwhelming issue before the legislature is the $1.8 billion projected shortfall of revenue to cover ongoing expenses for 2017-2019. About $1 billion of that budget hole is the cost of continuing Oregon Health Plan coverage for all those enrolled. Meanwhile, the new federal administration and Congress are discussing possible cuts to Medicaid and elimination of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is your chance to speak with your legislators about the state budget and impending cuts.
This documentary examines the rise of right-wing media through the lens of the filmmaker's father, whose immersion in it radicalized him and rocked the foundation of their family. She discovers the political phenomenon recurring in living rooms everywhere, and reveals the consequences conservative media has had on families and a nation.

Screening following by discussion/Q &A with the filmmaker, Jen Senko.

Co-sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church and Oregon UU Voices for Justice.
Admission: $5-20 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

More information:

Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Feb 11 Sat
 
Do you teach for social justice?

Worried about the harm and threat the Trump administration poses to our students and their families?

Scared that your own ability to teach for social justice is under attack?

We’re stronger together. Join us for strength, community and resources:

Teaching in a Time of Trump: Saturday Teach-In

RSVP at tinyurl.com/TTTRSVP
(so that we can provide adequate refreshments and materials)

What to bring: All your good thinking about what educators must do in our classrooms, at our schools, and in our communities to resist the Trump agenda.

Suggested Donation: $5-$15

The Teach-In will provide a forum for social justice educators across the Portland metro area to discuss and strategize ways we can protect our students, our families, and our public schools. The Teach-In will also feature a panel discussion of local leaders from movements and organizations fighting for immigration justice, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, economic justice and climate justice.

Questions? Contact Us! teachingintimeoftrump@gmail.com and
tinyurl.com/TeachingInATimeOfTrump

www.facebook.com/events/1072499536229049
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.
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read more about some potential proposed cuts in our introductory Legislative Update.

droregon.org/2017-leg-update-1/

The overwhelming issue before the legislature is the $1.8 billion projected shortfall of revenue to cover ongoing expenses for 2017-2019. About $1 billion of that budget hole is the cost of continuing Oregon Health Plan coverage for all those enrolled. Meanwhile, the new federal administration and Congress are discussing possible cuts to Medicaid and elimination of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is your chance to speak with your legislators about the state budget and impending cuts.
Feb 12 Sun
 
The event will begin with a series of speakers at the Beaverton Fountain Park on Southwest Fifth and Hall streets across from the Beaverton Main Library and then a march will begin at about 2:30 p.m. to Griffith Park. The march route streets will be closed for about an hour.

Speakers at the event include Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Hillsboro Mayor Steve Calloway, President of the Bilal Mosque Shahriah Ahmed, Rob Solomon from the Human Rights council of Washington County, Mohammad Najieb from Imam Muslim Community Center of Portland and a representative from the American Civil Liberties Union.

More details here:
pamplinmedia.com/bvt/15-news/344442-224483-rally-and-march-set-for-sunday
Feb 13 Mon
 
Set in Washington's urban, suburban, and other "altered" landscapes, Adrienne Ross Scanlan’s Turning Homeward (Mountaineers Books) creates an accessible narrative of the complicated joys of rolling up one's sleeves and reaching out to help repair our beautiful, broken world. Scanlan weaves her personal story with the natural history of Puget Sound and the complex issues around urban renewal and river restoration. Turning Homeward speaks to a simple truth spreading through our society: the nature we cherish lives alongside us, and by restoring it, we heal both home and heart.
Feb 14 Tue
 
Valentine's Day
 
Vigil and public announcement
Da Vinci Middle School, 2508 NE Everett St.
Outside on east side of building, wheelchair accessible

Portland United Against Hate mobilizes to improve reporting and tracking of hateful acts and support communities in need: A community initiated partnership of community organizations of color, neighborhood groups, and the City of Portland are building a rapid response network – Portland United Against Hate – that combines reporting and tracking of hateful acts and provides support and protection our communities need in this uncertain era.

About: www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/627652
Joint Statement: www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/627581

Africa House   APANO   Asian Family Center   Causa Oregon
Coalition of Communities of Color
IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization)
Latino Network   Milagro Theater   Native American Youth & Family Center
North Portland Neighborhood Association
Office of Neighborhood Involvement City of Portland
Portland African American Leadership Forum
Portland Two-Spirit Society   Q Center   Resolutions Northwest
SE Uplift   Unite Oregon   Urban League of Portland   Verde   YWCA www.facebook.com/events/745202855647407/
Today we're having a Valentine's for Bernie gathering! Hang out and connect with fellow progressives over drinks and food this Valentine’s Day! We’ll make “Valentines” for Bernie and then send them to his Senate office. Feel free to bring extra materials if you’re able (but NO glitter)! Click here to RSVP on Facebook!
The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party. All are welcome, but only members get to vote on decisions.
Author Event
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. In her informative, entertaining account, The Nature Fix (W. W. Norton), Williams investigates cutting-edge research as she travels to the green hills of Scotland and its “ecotherapeutic” approach to caring for the mentally ill, to a river trip in Idaho with Iraqi vets suffering from PTSD, to the West Virginia mountains where she discovers how being outside helps children with ADHD. Williams demonstrates that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think and that even small amounts of exposure to the living world can improve our creativity and enhance our mood.
Feb 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
Join Neighbors for Clean Air, Oregon Environmental Council, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Beyond Toxics, and others as we take the case for clean air to our legislators in Salem.

There are many bills currently being considered in the Oregon legislature that will affect air quality including diesel engine standards, amendments to Right to Know legislation, the DEQ funding package, increasing Title V permitting fees, greenhouse gas rules, and more. The best chance for our legislation

We will charter a bus from Portland to Salem and back on 2/15. More details will be provided ASAP.

Ready to Sign Up? Great! Let us know on this short sign-up form: www.classy.org/salem/events/lobby-for-clean-air-day/e115927

www.facebook.com/events/1258498047550251/
Enter the church down the brick pathway midway between SW Salmon and Main St, using the right hand door at the end of the pathway. Remember that sometimes the church may be locked up at 7:15, after which access may not be possible. If you are locked out, you can try calling 503.373.4222.

Portland’s Climate Action goals call for all new buildings to achieve zero-net carbon emissions by 2030. Can it be done?

Advances in science and technology have now made it possible to build homes that cut energy use to close to zero and are still affordable. Just like advances in wind and solar technology, these ultra-low energy buildings are becoming more accessible every day, and some are now being built as affordable housing.

Here in the Portland metro area, the low-energy Orchards at Orenco complex, built by REACH, recently completed phase II for families whose income is under $30,000/year. The building is expected to achieve nearly 90% energy reduction for heating and 60-70% less overall energy use compared with a typical building of the same type and size in the Pacific Northwest. Innovative features include triple-paned windows, a heat-recovery system, and a super-insulated extremely airtight building envelope.

Come hear from the experts how it’s being done and what practical pathway Portland might follow to ahieve this ambitious goal for all new buildings by 2030.

Michael Armstrong, Senior Sustainability Manager at City of Portland BPS
Alexander Boetzel, Board Member, Passive House Northwest; Chief Operation Officer, Green Hammer
Josh Salinger, Vice President, Passive House Northwest; Founder and President, Birdsmouth Construction
Jessica Woodruff, Director of Housing Development, REACH

www.meetup.com/PDXSustainability/events/237046410/
www.letstalkclimatepdx.org/
www.facebook.com/lets.talk.climate

contact@letstalkclimatepdx.org
Welcome to the meeting.
Feb 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. To RSVP, go to the Portland-Vancouver Sierra Club Events Calendar
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.
Talk of revolution is everywhere. People are becoming aware that capitalism doesn’t work and is, in fact, responsible for much of the suffering in the world. The few are profiting off the many and the many are fed up. Revolution seems like a possibility now more than ever. But history has taught us that without organization, revolutions cannot be sustained and society will fall back into patterns of exploitation.This talk and discussion will examine why a revolutionary party is necessary, how the ISO understands such a party as based on the Marxist tradition, and what steps we can start taking today to bring about a better world.

This is a public meeting. All are welcome!

www.facebook.com/events/238658299877193/
Is Trump a Socialist? Roy Zimmerman knows the answer.

The Oregon Center for Public Policy and More invite you to join us for Roy Zimmerman: ReZist! tour show in Portland. "ReZist!" is 90 minutes of Roy's hilarious, rhyme-intensive, original and political folk songs.

Folk singer Roy Zimmerman answers the question in his hit song "Socialist."

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Price:
$25 a ticket ($30 at the door)
$200 for a packet of 10 tickets.
Sorry, no minors allowed.

Gety your tickets here
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Feb 17 Fri
 
On Friday, February 17, We the People have called for a GENERAL STRIKE - nobody works, nobody shops - to send a message to the Trump Administration that We the People will continue to RESIST against a regime founded on hate and the destruction of our planet.

WELLS FARGO DIVESTMENT: THE PLAN

The $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is being constructed against the wishes of the people. For exercising their First Amendment rights, water protecters have braved freezing weather and police violence to make their voices heard.

Their voices have been ignored. Let's get them where it really hurts.

We will gather at 12pm outside the Wells Fargo at Lloyd Center (bring signs and banners!) for a mass divestment from Wells Fargo. If you have an account, go on in and close it down! When they ask why, tell them it is because you are taking a stand for the planet, that you are voting with your dollar, and encourage them to do the same. (They may not even know what their employer is doing.)

We will also have a petition to sign, urging Mayor Ted Wheeler to divest the City of Portland from Wells Fargo and other banks that support DAPL.

If you are unable to join us here or at the events downtown, we urge you to go to your closest banking location and divest your account. Share your activism online using the hashtag #DivestPDX. You can also go to www.defunddapl.org/ to add the total dollar amount you divested.

#earthisourmother
#nodapl
#mniwaconi
#waterislife
#divestpdx

At 3 pm, we will march toward Pioneer Square to join the downtown march and We the People will deliver our petition to the city calling on our leaders to #DivestPDX from DAPL. We the People will let the world know that Portland does not stand with the big banks, with big oil, with the greed that is killing the Earth, our Mother.
At 1 PM (PT) on Friday, Feb. 17 (#F17), #LawStrikesBack! Lawyers, legal workers, law students, paralegals, court interpreters, investigators, social service advocates, and others who work in the courts will gather in front of courthouses across the country in coordination with the nationwide #GeneralStrike strike planned for the same day.

In Portland, gather at 1 pm at the Justice Center, 1120 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR

This is an opportunity for the legal community to express our solidarity with the growing movements against the new regime and its white supremacist agenda.

Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild (nlg.org)

Co-Sponsored by:
Center for Constitutional Rights (ccrjustice.org)
#Law4BlackLives (law4blacklives.org)
People's Law Office (peopleslawoffice.com)
Sugar Law Center for Social and Economic Justice (sugarlaw.org)
Water Protector Legal Collective (waterprotectorlegal.org)
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
(nationalimmigrationproject.org)
LatinoJustice PRLDEF (latinojustice.org)\
Abolitionist Law Center (abolitionistlawcenter.org)
Palestine Legal (palestinelegal.org)
TGI Justice Project (TGIJP) (tgijp.org)
Defending Dissent Foundation/ Bill of Rights Defense Committee
(bordc.org)
Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) (srlp.org)
Civil Liberties Defense Center (cldc.org)
Law@theMargins (lawatthemargins.com)
National Conference of Black Lawyers- Michigan Chapter
Black and Pink (blackandpink.org)
The Jericho Movement (thejerichomovement.com)
Black Movement-Law Project (bmlp.org)
New York Civil Liberties Union - NYCLU (nyclu.org)
Human Rights Defense Center (humanrightsdefensecenter.org)

If your legal organization would like to co-sponsor this event, please email NLG Director of Research and Education Traci Yoder at traci@nlg.org.

SPREAD THE WORD! Use #LawStrikesBack along with #F17 and #GeneralStrike.
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read more about some potential proposed cuts in our introductory Legislative Update.

droregon.org/2017-leg-update-1/

The overwhelming issue before the legislature is the $1.8 billion projected shortfall of revenue to cover ongoing expenses for 2017-2019. About $1 billion of that budget hole is the cost of continuing Oregon Health Plan coverage for all those enrolled. Meanwhile, the new federal administration and Congress are discussing possible cuts to Medicaid and elimination of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is your chance to speak with your legislators about the state budget and impending cuts.
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Also shows at 9:30 pm each night.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material.

Screenings at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Feb 17-23.

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival: hollywoodtheatre.org/programs/series/portland-black-film-festival/

www.facebook.com/events/916114138523564
Feb 18 Sat
 
Oregon City High School gym
19761 S Beavercreek Rd.
Oregon City, OR
“What's your BLACK experience in Portland? We're asking individuals that self-identify as African-American, Black and/or African Diaspora - specifically parents, youth (15 and up), native and transplant residents, school administrators/teachers and organization/business representatives - to join the Playhouse's African-American staff and actors in a facilitated conversation... To RSVP, e-mail jeff@portlandplayhouse.org with "FADE TO BLACK" in the subject header and include the names AND e-mail addresses of all attendees.
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read more about some potential proposed cuts in our introductory Legislative Update.

droregon.org/2017-leg-update-1/

The overwhelming issue before the legislature is the $1.8 billion projected shortfall of revenue to cover ongoing expenses for 2017-2019. About $1 billion of that budget hole is the cost of continuing Oregon Health Plan coverage for all those enrolled. Meanwhile, the new federal administration and Congress are discussing possible cuts to Medicaid and elimination of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is your chance to speak with your legislators about the state budget and impending cuts.
In this hands-on training we will cover what community defense is, successful examples of community defense and how to identify and organize your community against threats and challenges to your safety and well being.

Childcare will be provided. Space is accessible.

Have questions or want more information, email pdxactnow@gmail.com

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Please RSVP here (not required but much appreciated):
350pdx.nationbuilder.com/general_mtg_feb2017

**Childcare provided!**
Send Maya an email to let her know how many kids and the ages. maya@350pdx.org

This will be a space for all active members of 350PDX to come together to get a sense of what has happened recently across the organization, and look forward to what's next. We plan to have a potluck social 5 - 6 pm for people who want to stay, as well as childcare for the whole meeting.

Previously, 350PDX general meetings were open to the public so that people who were interested in getting involved could see what we were working on. Now that we have regular volunteer orientations, we've decided to exclude the general public from the general meeting so we can dig in. However, new people that are joining and are ready to plug in with a team are absolutely invited.
Documentary by Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg The United States pays nearly twice as much for healthcare as any other industrialized nation, yet it still does not provide care for all of its citizens. While the Affordable Care Act has helped some people, many of us are feeling the pinch of rising costs and narrowing networks. Polls how that 58% of Americans favor a national publicly funded healthcare program. So why has the U.S. Congress not yet passed - or even considered - such a plan? This documentary delves into what single payer healthcare is, how it saves money, and what behind-the-scenes heroes are doing toclear the fog of misperception that keeps us from moving forward.

Q & A/discussion session follows the screening with Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, the documentary filmmakers.

Admission: Donation requested: $5-20; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Sponsored by
  • Economic Justice Action Committee-First Unitarian Church
  • Alliance for Democracy
  • Healthcare for All Oregon

www.nowisthetimemovie.com
More Info here

Around 7pm we will reconvene at Lloyd Center Max stop for an evening bar crawl. We will walk around to various bars in inner SE to do outreach and pass out leaflets for our upcomming events and to engage community members in conversations about Keeping Portalnd Powerful in the face of Trump!
Also shows at 9:30 pm each night.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material.

Screenings at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Feb 17-23.

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival: hollywoodtheatre.org/programs/series/portland-black-film-festival/

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Feb 19 Sun
 
Here is your chance to come hear what Senator Wyden has to say and to ask questions.
Frustrated with increasing gun violence? Would you like to do something about it? The Peace Action Group is sponsoring a forum to help you become involved. Speakers include state leaders from gun sense organizations working on proposed 2017 legislation. The forum is free and open to the public.
LGBT, queer and trans people gather with their allies to mourn our losses and strengthen our resistance in this public demonstration. We are are working together to fight for our rights and show solidarity with other compromised communities and community members. We emphasize our support all those visible vulnerable and especially brown and black community members, immigrants, religious minorities, people with disabilities and people of size. Portland will always show up and speak out against intolerance.

More information More Information here!

Meet and greet with Senator Wyden.
Also shows at 9:30 pm each night.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material.

Screenings at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Feb 17-23.

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival: hollywoodtheatre.org/programs/series/portland-black-film-festival/

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Feb 20 Mon
 
Presidents' Day
 
Meet and greet with Senator Wyden
Since Inauguration Day, the rights of too many have been threatened, attacked, or withheld.

We are all stronger when we stand together in unity. Resistance to attacks on members of our community requires a strong, steady and collective voice. Be part of that collective voice, take action and march on Presidents’ Day in downtown Portland to show our unified resistance to injustice.

Sponsors of this event include:
Basic Rights Oregon
Causa Oregon
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Oregon AFL-CIO
Portland Jobs with Justice
Unite Oregon, formerly Center for Intercultural Organizing
Oregon Action
SEIU

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Meet and greet with Senator Wyden
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.
Also shows at 9:30 pm each night.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material.

Screenings at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Feb 17-23.

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival: hollywoodtheatre.org/programs/series/portland-black-film-festival/

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Feb 21 Tue
 
Theme for this year's annual Faith Labor breakfast is "Showing Up for Each Other: Faith in Action"

In the wake of the 2016 election, many communities are justifiably concerned for their health and safety. This year's theme highlights the stories of marginalized communities and the actions we can take together to create positive solutions to show up for each other and protect and strengthen our community! Cost for the breakfast is $15, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Click here to register and purchase tickets online now - actionnetwork.org/fundraising/15th-annual-faith-labor-breakfast?link_id=8&can_id=9116b0e7ba027ec86f570ea590386ed5&source=email-jwj-news-inauguration-week-events-and-more&email_referrer=jwj-news-inauguration-week-events-and-more&email_subject=jwj-news-inauguration-week-events-and-more&link_id=5&can_id=7d98506b9a37e31756db95c815f2f66c&email_referrer=solidarity-picket-renters-rights-union-art-and-interfaith-organizing&email_subject=solidarity-picket-renters-rights-union-art-and-interfaith-organizing.

FREE for Hatch members (learn more about Hatch membership!) $15 for non-members

We will discuss the legal and tax rules applicable when a non-profit organization engages in revenue generating activity.

www.meetup.com/HATCH-Workshops-Events/events/fxzpslywdbcc/
Meet and greet with Senator Wyden
Meet and greet with Congressman Kurt Schrader
Also shows at 9:30 pm each night.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material.

Screenings at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Feb 17-23.

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival: hollywoodtheatre.org/programs/series/portland-black-film-festival/

www.facebook.com/events/916114138523564
Feb 22 Wed
 
Meet and greet with Senator Wyden
Want to know how you can keep your money where you live? Interested in creating prosperous communities in Oregon, and supporting small business?

Come along to your local InvestOR meetup to learn how to make it happen. Oregon’s new securities crowdfunding rules were published in early 2015, making it legal to invest in local businesses. but where do you start? What’s a security? How do you know if you should invest? What’s due diligence? Come along and engage in this practical discussion using a toolkit developed by Hatch Innovation, the nonprofit that led the way for local investing in Oregon.

www.meetup.com/HATCH-Workshops-Events/events/mpsjllywcbhc/
The ​number of people experiencing homelessness in Portland and across the nation​ is increasing​.​ What are the root causes of homelessness and what does someone experience when they become homeless? What services are available to people exiting homelessness and finding stable housing again? What is our community already doing to end homelessness and what do we still have to do?

More Information here

Meet and greet with Congressman Kurt Schrader
Also shows at 9:30 pm each night.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material.

Screenings at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Feb 17-23.

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival: hollywoodtheatre.org/programs/series/portland-black-film-festival/

www.facebook.com/events/916114138523564
Feb 23 Thu
 
Meet and greet with Senator Wyden
The battle against fossil fuel infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest rages on! In the face of last year’s historic Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Act, which mandates the closing of all in-state coal plants by 2020, Portland General Electric (PGE) is rolling out a plan to keep the PNW locked into fossil fuel power for the next 30+ years.

Ignoring vast potentials for renewable energy, PGE is instead proposing to build two new gas-fired power plants as we phase out coal-generated power. If built, the Carty-Boardman generation station would be Oregon’s new largest source of climate pollution. We want Oregon to be powered by clean, renewable energy, NOT dirty fossil fuels.

The fossil fuel industry wants to argue that fracked gas is a bridge fuel to an imagined clean energy future, but we know that it’s only a bridge to further climate devastation. A number of groups are joining forces to demand that PGE replace coal power with 100% renewable energy.

Join the Climate Action Coalition, 350PDX, the Sierra Club, Portland Rising Tide, Greenpeace and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility in building a popular campaign to resist the fossil fuel industry and to build a climate justice future. LOCATION TBA.

RSVP: 350pdx.nationbuilder.com/bridge_to_disaster
The Sierra Club is working with a broad coalition of groups to stop Portland General Electric’s plan to build two new gas-fired power plants next door to their Boardman coal plant.

Join us to learn about our shared campaign to get PGE to break their addiction to fossil fuels.

There is widespread public support for moving away from expanding fossil fuel use and towards clean, renewable energy. People recognize that the only way to lessen the worst impacts of climate change is to start NOW, with no more new fossil fuels added to our energy supplies.

Come on out and help us build a clean energy future on February 23rd. Your participation can make a big difference.
Also shows at 9:30 pm each night.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material.

Screenings at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Feb 17-23.

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival: hollywoodtheatre.org/programs/series/portland-black-film-festival/

www.facebook.com/events/916114138523564
TV Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Don Baham interviews interesting people about who they are as unique, one-of-a-kind individuals – and just about anything else that we think might make for interesting conversation. Each show features a distinct topic for discussion. Dr. Don Baham is a retired Clinical Psychologist. He can be reached at: (503) 626-1048 or friendlydon [at] aol.com Washington County, OR area: Shows are repeated on Channel 21 in Washington County at:
Friday 8:00 pm Saturday 3:30 am & 9:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
Feb 24 Fri
 
Meet and greet with Senator Wyden
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read more about some potential proposed cuts in our introductory Legislative Update.

droregon.org/2017-leg-update-1/

The overwhelming issue before the legislature is the $1.8 billion projected shortfall of revenue to cover ongoing expenses for 2017-2019. About $1 billion of that budget hole is the cost of continuing Oregon Health Plan coverage for all those enrolled. Meanwhile, the new federal administration and Congress are discussing possible cuts to Medicaid and elimination of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is your chance to speak with your legislators about the state budget and impending cuts.
THE ARMOR OF LIGHT follows a pro-gun Evangelical minister and the mother of a gun-violence victim through their trials of conscience, heartbreak and rejection, as they bravely attempt to make others consider America’s gun culture through a moral lens. This is the first in our free film screening series, Peace of the City, which shares powerful and inspiring stories of overcoming deep divides in the fractured political and social landscape of our time.

More information: Peace Of The City.com

The Student Sustainability Center with the Sustainability Leaders Network will be showing three movies Gaining Ground on Feb 24, Seed: The untold story on Mar 10, and Queen of the Sun on Apr 21.

Doors Open 6:00pm
Film Screening 6:30pm
Q&A with Activist and Filmmaker

Free for PSU Students with PSU ID
Jim Lockhart and guests discuss local, national, and worldwide issues from an Oregon perspective.
See many of these shows on the Growing Concern Youtube Channel.
videoactivepdx@gmail.com
Channel 11        
Fridays 7 pm (live show)
Channel 23
Saturdays 8 pm
Channel 22
Thursdays 7 pm
Feb 25 Sat
Join us on February 25 for a day of workshops for people new to social and political action and for those upgrading their skills. Experienced activists will present a full day of sessions in Non-Violent Direct Action, Legal Basics/Know Your Rights, Digital Security, Peacekeeping, Non-Violent Communication, Positive Energy for Resistance, Photography for Actions, Strategic Planning, and more.

Concurrent skills sessions will be available all day. Gain practical ideas for effective dissent and target messaging within a non-violent framework. Support and implementation of the workshops comes from a variety of Portland-area communities and issue advocacy groups promoting Immigrant and racial justice, gender rights, fair housing, healthcare-for-all, and climate action.

9:00 am Doors
9:30 am Panel: “Beliefs In Action-Our Own Stories–Personal Tales of Resistance”
11:00 am-4:30 pm Workshops
Childcare Provided. Reserve a space here: tfitzgerald@firstunitarianportland.org by noon on Feb 16.
Whether you are brand new to 350PDX or have you been part of a team for a few months, I invite you to join me for a (semi-) formal introduction to the organization. I will provide an overview of all teams and campaigns, what it means to be a contributing volunteer with us, and offer materials for strengthening your organizing skills. Please RSVP! 
This event will be led by Maya, Volunteer Coordinator.
Tickets: 350pdx.nationbuilder.com/volunteer_orient_feb_2017.
Meet and greet with Senator Wyden
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read more about some potential proposed cuts in our introductory Legislative Update.

droregon.org/2017-leg-update-1/

The overwhelming issue before the legislature is the $1.8 billion projected shortfall of revenue to cover ongoing expenses for 2017-2019. About $1 billion of that budget hole is the cost of continuing Oregon Health Plan coverage for all those enrolled. Meanwhile, the new federal administration and Congress are discussing possible cuts to Medicaid and elimination of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is your chance to speak with your legislators about the state budget and impending cuts.
Feb 26 Sun
Portland Activist Connection Event (ACE) hosted by Grassroots IMPACT. Hear from and meet local activists and connect with grassroots groups fighting for change in your community. This ACE is a great chance to expand progressive relationships within the activist community.
Grassroots IMPACT is an alliance, building communication, collaboration, and cooperation among grassroots organizations.

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Web: BerniePDX.us
Facebook: Bernie PDX & Portland for Bernie
Twitter: @Bernie_PDX
A protest concert in direct opposition to the policies of the new administration. All profits and ticketing fees to benefit ACLU and Unite Oregon.

5 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. show
All ages welcome
$20 advance | $50 VIP | Limited volunteer tickets available at wavePDX.org

“HELL NO!” Speakers:
Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly
Gregory McKelvey of Portland’s Resistance

Lola’s will be hosting information booths representing many of Portland’s local non-profit organizations.

Volunteer your way into the event! If you would prefer to EARN your ticket you can volunteer through our friends at wavePDX.org where we have a limited number of volunteer tickets available.

VIP tickets include early entry and access to VIP viewing section on the Crystal Ballroom floor.

More info: www.crystalballroompdx.com/events/166182-HELL-NO-
Feb 27 Mon
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.
Feb 28 Tue
Milenio.org and Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario invite you to a peaceful protest at The Terry Schrunk Plaza. At this public action we will be announcing our City, State And Federal Demands. Milenio and Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario Organizers, local activists and community members will rally for Immigrant Justice at the Plaza Blocks on February 28th. We will call on elected officials at the city, state and national levels to protect DACA, stop deportations and the separation of families, to protect all immigrants, to welcome refugees and to oppose anti-immigrant efforts at the city and state level. For more information please contact us at info@milenio2016.org or Shea Flaherty-Betin at flahertysh@milenio2016.org
or vozhispana.woregon@gmail.com
Les esperamos! Fraternalmente

Rally por la PROTECCION de DACA, por un ALTO a las deportaciones y un ALTO a las separacion de familias LATINAS.
MARTES 28 DE FEBRERO A LAS 5:00 P.M.
EN LA PLAZA Terry Schrunk Frente al edificio federal en el centro de Portland.
Demandaremos que oficiales electos a nivel de la ciudad, condado, estado y federal tomen acciones inmediatas para abogar por nuestra comunidad inmigrante LATINOAMERICANA
Te INVITA Milenio.org y Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario

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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.
NEXT ACTION GROUP EVENT A LEGISLATIVE FOCUS ON MANDATORY MINIMUMS

“Here’s a riddle,” the Slate Magazine article below begins. “What state incarcerates a higher percentage of its black population than Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana? I’ll bet you didn’t guess Oregon.”

What’s that about? Largely, it’s about mandatory minimums.

Join us as we watch the December 2 City Club Friday Forum on mandatory minimum sentencing. Charged with exploring the impact on “communities of color and underserved communities,” the panel featured David Rogers, executive director of the ACLU of Oregon, Shannon Wight, deputy director of the Partnership for Safety and Justice, and Lucy Flores, former Nevada assemblywoman. Bobbin Singh, founding executive director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center, served as moderator. After the video, we will hear first-hand accounts of how mandatory sentencing affects real people as they struggle to make their way through our justice system. Finally, we will share information about the legislative agendas and volunteer needs of the community organizations committed to urging Oregon lawmakers to address some of the problems Measure 11 and Measure 57 have created in Oregon. ou can become engaged in the reform effort.
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