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28 July 2018 - 27 August 2018
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


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.

Aug 2 Thu
MISSION: We are Progressive Activists promoting alliances and direct action for Social Justice.
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 14 Tue

Non League Event of interest
Speakers: Rep. Ken Helm; Rep. Karin Power; Leah Feldon, Deputy Director of the Department of Environmental Quality; Paige Spence, Oregon Conservation Network Director for the Oregon League of Conservation Voters
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
Aug 16 Thu
See this website for more info on content and subsquent mtgs.:

Please join us at The Armory on August 16 for the last film in the Peace of the City summer series: The Devil We Know.

An exposé of the DuPont corporation's decades-long efforts to deny the adverse effects of chemicals used in Teflon kitchenware, The Devil We Know unravels one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time.

Probing and eye-opening, the film focuses its lens on a courageous group of citizens in West Virginia, following along as they take on DuPont after discovering it has knowingly been dumping the toxic chemical behind Teflon—now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans—into the local drinking water supply. 

This Portland premiere screening will be followed by a Q&A with the Oregon Environmental Council and other special guests.

Aug 17 Fri
See the website for more info and subsequent mtgs.:
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.

Aug 25 Sat
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kappy Eaton's memorial service
Aug 26 Sun
Forty-six years ago, in 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” Thanks to Congresswoman Bella Abzug who got it passed, the date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that granted women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York. Observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.
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