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21 March 2019 - 20 April 2019
Mar 21 Thu
Message from Rep Blumenauer: 
 
Drug prices have risen at an alarming rate, and we need to protect the affordability of necessary medications.  New drugs for cancer and rare diseases can cost more than $100,000 a year. Even generic medicines for chronic conditions, such as insulin, have seen prices triple or more between 2002-2013.
 
We can and must do more.   We should be providing better, more affordable care for all people, which includes access to affordable medicine.  The days of choosing between health and financial security must end.
 
I hope you will join me for a public forum to discuss prescription drug pricing and affordability.


        March 21, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.)                      
 
Seated capacity will be limited at this event. Please plan accordingly. 
 
Transportation and parking:  Parking will be limited at this event. Please consider taking public transportation, biking, or walking.            
 
Mar 24 Sun
Zucked (Penguin Press) is the story of how noted tech venture capitalist Roger McNamee, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it. Zucked is McNamee’s intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing.
Mar 25 Mon
Things are really f*cked up right now. And here on Clinton Corner, we’re doing our bit to make things better. Every Monday night, come to the Clinton Street Theater and drop $5 in a bucket for a good cause.  January 14: Dirty Dancing January 21: King: A Filmed Journey February 4: The Wiz February 11: Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock N Roll February 18: Do the Right Thing February 25: Cry Freedom March 4: The Great Muppet Caper March 11: The Big Sick March 18: DOGMA March 25: Meet the Parents
Mar 26 Tue
Come to our monthly meeting to find out what's new in our efforts toward 100% clean energy. Pizza at 6 pm and meeting runs from 6:30 - 8 pm. Contact Laura Stevens for more information: laura.stevens@sierraclub.org 503-238-0442 x305.
Mar 27 Wed
Extinction Rebellion presents THE RELUCTANT RADICAL All Ages More info: cstpdx.com Join Ken Ward, filmmaker Lindsay Grayzel and members of Extinction Rebellion for a screening of The Reluctant Radical. A panel discussion on the movie, Extinction Rebellion’s new role in the environmental movement, and the future of nonviolent, mass-scaled civil disobedience in the global struggle against fossil fuels and climate change will follow. If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgiveable? Is it, in fact, necessary? THE RELUCTANT RADICAL follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken breaks the law as a last resort, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. After twenty years leading environmental organizations, Ken became increasingly alarmed by both the scientific evidence of climate change and the repercussions for civilization as we know it. Ken pushed for a crisis level response from inside environmental organizations. Those efforts failed, and he now embraces direct action civil disobedience as the most effective political tool to deal with catastrophic circumstances. THE RELUCTANT RADICAL follows Ken for a year and a half through a series of direct actions, culminating with his participation in the coordinated action that shut down all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines on October 11, 2016. The film reveals both the personal costs and also the fulfillment that comes from following one’s moral calling- even if that means breaking the law. Ken Ward has no regrets, and his certainty leaves the audience to consider if he is out of touch with reality, or if it is the rest of society that is delusional for not acting when faced with the unsettling evidence that we are collectively destroying our world. Director Lindsey Grayzel, co-producer Deia Schlosberg and cinematographer Carl Davis were three of four independent filmmakers to be arrested and charged with crimes for filming the activists on October 11, 2016. Their charges have been dropped, and they have joined forces to tell Ken’s story through this film.
Mar 28 Thu
Would you like to see the City of Portland ditch banking with Wells Fargo?

Would you like to see all OUR (taxpayers) money the city invests stay in the Portland region?

Believe it or not such a world is possible! With a public bank (also known as a Municipal Bank).

Join us and the Portland Public Bank campaign to learn about what a public bank is, why it matters, and where we're at in the campaign to start a public bank of Portland.

We will also have experts tell us about:

~The statewide public bank campaign
~The Portland Public Bank
~What it is like to be a local business owner in our city and the challenges of finding adequate financing to start or expand small enterprise businesses. Especially challenging for people of color/minority owned businesses.
~A legislative strategy to make it easier to create municipal banks in Oregon

Come to learn more and to take action to support the Municipal Bank bill in the State Legislature that helps streamline the process for Oregon municipalities to create public banks.

We hope to see you there!

If you're curious to learn more about the topic ahead of time you can visit http://www.publicbankinginstitute.org/.

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2019 ACTION NIGHTS series: where we'll be joining together every other week in community to take meaningful and strategic action together. From January to June, when the 2019 Oregon Legislature is in session, many Action Nights will be centered upon what's happening in the Capitol, with opportunities to hear direct reports from our Conservation Director and Lobbyist, and hold our elected officials accountable to the people who got them elected. Action Nights will be all about praxis: we'll be learning and growing our organizing skills, then we'll immediately put our new skills to use around a current issue happening in the session.
Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice, tells the story of Minoru (Min) Yasui. The son of Japanese immigrant parents, Yasui was born in 1916 and raised in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon, and during World War II, he initiated the first legal test challenging the forced removal from the West Coast and subsequent incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. The film documents his and his family’s experiences during the war and his nine months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court as well as his postwar life and work. After the film, Holly Yasui and Peggy Nagae will offer brief reflections and answer questions from the audience. Holly is Min and True Yasui’s youngest daughter. She studied film at the University of Southern California in the 1970s but did not continue to work in the field professionally. Instead, she focused on writing and editing, which she practiced and taught in Madison, Wisconsin, and Seattle, Washington, before moving to Mexico where she now lives. Since retiring from a grass-roots community development center in 2014, she has devoted her full time to the Minoru Yasui Legacy Project.
 
Apr 1 Mon
Things are really f*cked up right now. And here on Clinton Corner, we’re doing our bit to make things better. Every Monday night, come to the Clinton Street Theater and drop $5 in a bucket for a good cause.  January 14: Dirty Dancing January 21: King: A Filmed Journey February 4: The Wiz February 11: Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock N Roll February 18: Do the Right Thing February 25: Cry Freedom March 4: The Great Muppet Caper March 11: The Big Sick March 18: DOGMA March 25: Meet the Parents
Apr 4 Thu
MISSION: We are Progressive Activists promoting alliances and direct action for Social Justice.
Apr 5 Fri

Join us every first Friday of the month for a free film screening and discussion led by our own local librarian, Fawn Dabrowiak. Doors open at 1:30pm, show starts at 2:00pm with discussion to follow.

Seating is first-come, first-served, but as long as you show up on time, you should be fine. Films are announced in advance and usually center on foreign or independent titles.

Apr 8 Mon
Things are really f*cked up right now. And here on Clinton Corner, we’re doing our bit to make things better. Every Monday night, come to the Clinton Street Theater and drop $5 in a bucket for a good cause.  January 14: Dirty Dancing January 21: King: A Filmed Journey February 4: The Wiz February 11: Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock N Roll February 18: Do the Right Thing February 25: Cry Freedom March 4: The Great Muppet Caper March 11: The Big Sick March 18: DOGMA March 25: Meet the Parents
Apr 9 Tue
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LWVPDX Election Forum-School Board candidates, Multnomah County Board Room
 
Apr 11 Thu
2019 ACTION NIGHTS series: where we'll be joining together every other week in community to take meaningful and strategic action together. From January to June, when the 2019 Oregon Legislature is in session, many Action Nights will be centered upon what's happening in the Capitol, with opportunities to hear direct reports from our Conservation Director and Lobbyist, and hold our elected officials accountable to the people who got them elected. Action Nights will be all about praxis: we'll be learning and growing our organizing skills, then we'll immediately put our new skills to use around a current issue happening in the session.
Apr 14 Sun
Independents for Progressive Action (iPA) screen a progressive film here every 2nd Sunday of the month, always at noon, followed by an open panel discussion.

To find out the next film, see IPA Film Schedule.

This monthly series focuses on films which address social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. Following the film we will host a panel discussion and provide opportunities for audience members to get involved.

The movie starts at 12:00 so please arrive a little early so you have time to mingle, order some lunch, popcorn, and a beverage (adult or not),  and get settled.

Cost: As with all iPA events, admission is sliding scale – $2.70 – $27, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

Lake Theater offers delicious farm to table cuisine! Check out their menu here (PDF).

About iPA: We are Progressive Activists and Servant Leaders promoting alliances and direct action for the Four Justices: Racial, Social, Economic, and Environmental. We identify, support, and provide education concerning progressive candidates, policies, and issues. Join us if you want to participate in systems change, structural reorganization, and direct action.

Apr 15 Mon
Tax Day
 
Things are really f*cked up right now. And here on Clinton Corner, we’re doing our bit to make things better. Every Monday night, come to the Clinton Street Theater and drop $5 in a bucket for a good cause.  January 14: Dirty Dancing January 21: King: A Filmed Journey February 4: The Wiz February 11: Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock N Roll February 18: Do the Right Thing February 25: Cry Freedom March 4: The Great Muppet Caper March 11: The Big Sick March 18: DOGMA March 25: Meet the Parents
(712) 775-7031 209-508-222#
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 Conference call-in number: (712) 775.7031; Access code: 209-508-222#
Apr 19 Fri
DEMOCRATIC SOCIABLES PDX DINNER/HAPPY HR Liberal Friends45up
Friday, April 19 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/259503275/
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