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11 September 2018 - 10 October 2018
Sep 11 Tue
Speakers: Rep. Carla Piluso; Rep. Chris Gorsek; Mike Schmidt, Executive Director of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission; John Haroldson, Benton County District Attorney
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LWVPDX Civic Education Program, Juvenile Justice: What’s Needed?, Multnomah County Board Room
 
Sep 13 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.
Sep 17 Mon
Constitution Day
 
Sep 18 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.

www.meetup.com/HATCH-Workshops-Events/events/gzzpslywcbwb/
Sep 19 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
First Unitarian Church, SW 12th & Salmon, Portland OR
Go down brick pathway, enter on your right and view directory for room location.
Ttext 503 649-5511 for help entering the church.
 
Sep 23 Sun

the Oregon Coalition of Christian Voices, Jobs for Justice, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, and the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty will sponsor a forum on "Faith and Why Unions Matter,” at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock.  Forum will discuss the relationship between declining labor unions and increasing income inequality.  We believe that unions can be a corrective force for assuring the God-given dignity of employees by giving them a voice in  the work

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     There will be presentations by Dr. Martin Hart-Landsberg, professor emeritus of economics from Lewis and Clark, Father Jack Mosbrucker,  retired Catholic priest and long-time labor activist,   and Sunita Patel, a Legacy Employee and union activist.   Question & Answer session will follow presentations.

Sep 25 Tue
National Voter Registration Day
 
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.
The United States is facing a crisis of mass incarceration with over 2.2 million people packed into its jails and prisons. To understand the human toll of this crisis, Rikers Island is a good place to start. Of the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day, almost 80% have not yet been found guilty or innocent of the charges they face. All are at risk in the pervasive culture of violence that forces people to come to terms with what they must do for their own survival. RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL, a riveting new award-winning documentary from Bill Moyers, brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island. Their stories, told direct to camera, vividly describe the cruel arc of the Rikers experience—from the shock of entry, to the extortion and control exercised by other inmates, the oppressive interaction with corrections officers, the beatings and stabbings, the torture of solitary confinement and the many challenges of returning to the outside world.

Sponsored by First Unitarian Church and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
An evening with Kathy Kelly, co-founder of Voices for Creative Non-violence and Nobel Price nominee. 
 

Join author and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Kathy Kelly (pictured above, left, with youth in Afghanistan), co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, for an evening of insight and inspiration on Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 PM. Kathy's talk is titled "Afghanistan, Iraq, & Yemen: Finding Hope in Countries Devastated by US Policy."

Kathy Kelly has dedicated her life to bringing peace to those in conflict zones. Her particular focus on the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen helps expose the direct impacts of US policies including sanctions, war, drones and military support for warring parties. She is a frequent guest on Democracy Now! and her writings are posted widely.

Ms. Kelly's visit comes just 10 days before the 17th anniversary of the start of the US war in Afghanistan, which is said to be this country's longest war.

This event is free and open to the public.

Cosponsored by Associated Students of Portland Community College and Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group. Other sponsors include KBOO Community Radio, Network Against Racism and Islamophobia, Oregon PSR, and Veterans for Peace Chapter 72.

For more information contact Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group at 503-236-3065.

Download the event flyer.

Sep 26 Wed
Sep 27 Thu
 
Sep 28 Fri
Candidates: Mark Herbert and Marty Wilde
www.lwvlc.org

Dark Money, a documentary about untraceable money in our elections will be showing at the NW Film Center September 28th & 29th at 7pm. Move to Amend is partnering with Wolf-Pac for an after movie discussion on September 29th. Keep an eye out for us passing out invitations before the movie. And be sure to purchase your tickets early here.

Sep 29 Sat

Dark Money, a documentary about untraceable money in our elections will be showing at the NW Film Center September 28th & 29th at 7pm. Move to Amend is partnering with Wolf-Pac for an after movie discussion on September 29th. Keep an eye out for us passing out invitations before the movie. And be sure to purchase your tickets early here.

Sep 30 Sun
Celebration
Food
Free
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Celebration for Unity (progressive groups and measures)
 
 
Oct 1 Mon
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LWV Wash. Co. State Unit meeting
 
Candidates: HD 1, SD 1, County Commissioner and City Council
www.lwvcooscounty.org
Oct 2 Tue
Candidates: HD 1, SD 1, County Commissioners,
and 3 City Council Positions
www.lwvcooscounty.org
Candidates: Portland Commissioner Pos 3,
Ballot Measures 103 and 26-201
lwvpdx.org
Douglas County Commissioner
Oct 3 Wed
Candidates: House District 15, 16, 23, and Senate District 8
www.facebook.com/LWVCorvallis
Oct 4 Thu
Join  us in attending the “Street Roots Annual Family Breakfast” to celebrate Street Roots vendors, achievements for   the past  year, and presentation of  annual “Vendor of the Year” award.  .  Cost is $40 per person  https://secure.qgiv.com/for/wshvlo

Michael Buonocore, Executive Director of Home Forward, will deliver this year's keynote address. .    
http://streetroots.org/

 
MISSION: We are Progressive Activists promoting alliances and direct action for Social Justice.
Candidates for HD & SD 1, County Commissioners,
and 7 City Council Positions
www.lwvcooscounty.org
Oct 5 Fri
Candidates: Rich Cunningham and Julie Fahey
www.lwvlc.org
America:  The Farewell Tour by Chris Hedges
This event is free. 
Oct 6 Sat

DAVID BARSAMIAN

Founder/Director of Alternative Radio

Presentations from the ballot measure campaigns, and how we can get out the vote. Canvassing materials, including lawn signs and voter guilds And yummy snacks!

Facebook:  
https://www.facebook.com/events/251924672177541/
 
Oct 7 Sun
Circuit Court judicial races, Position 1 and Position 3
LWV Linn CO OR, facebook: www.facebook.com/League-of-Women-Voters-Linn-County-130804443644297/
Oct 8 Mon
Holiday or observance in: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Rally to say NO to the sale of the US Postal Service to private corporations.
A National Day of Action called by all four postal labor unions and community allies, at congressional offices across the country

In Portland, the rally is at the offices of Rep. Earl Blumenauer & Sen. Ron Wyden

On Facebook
Oct 9 Tue
Please join us for a special event to support Oregonians United Against Racial Profiling and oppose Measure 105! 

Audubon Society of Portland, Climate Solutions, Oregon Environmental Council, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Renew Oregon, and the Sierra Club are throwing a party on Tuesday, October 9th from 4:30-6:00 to help raise awareness and funds for the No on 105 campaign. 

As Oregonians, we believe that all people deserve to be treated with kindness and respect. We believe that all people have the right to feel safe. And we believe, above all, in community. That’s why we’re doing all we can to oppose Measure 105.

If passed, Measure 105 eliminate Oregon’s 31-year-old anti-profiling law. This would erode community trust, divert local police officers and funding away from community safety, and put civil rights at risk. It would also put our environment at risk and intimidate communities that are hardest hit by environmental problems. Measure 105 seeks to divide us, but, as Oregonians, we stand together.

No Oregonian should have to live in fear of being profiled because of how they look, how they sound, or their perceived immigration status.

Can't make it? You can still show your support by donating to Oregonians United Against Profiling here: https://tinyurl.com/oneoregonec.

Together, we can defeat Measure 105, and make sure that Oregon remains welcoming to all people.  

Facebook 
After a great showing at the first debate on OCT 2nd, Patrick is being blocked from the final 2 debates!

Protest Rally in front of the KGW Studios. As Patrick has said, "Open Debates Make US Great!". 

Oregon spoke, and Patrick earned his place in the debates. The citizens of Oregon deserve to hear from their candidate. 

Website: https://starnesfororegon.com/

Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/y93mxszb
Candidates: Multnomah County Auditor, Measures 105, 26-199, and 102
lwvpdx.org/
Oct 10 Wed
NO on 105
Not Just
Not Oregon
 

Please join Causa, Latino Network, PCUN, Andrea Valderrama, Eddy Morales, Carmen Rubio, Diego Hernandez, Roberto Gutierrez, Gail Castillo, Reyna Lopez, Jessica Giannettino Villatoro, Andrea Williams, Hans Bernard, Kelli Horvath, and Alissa Keny-Guyer to support the campaign to defeat Measure 105.

 

Donald Trump's cruel immigration policies do not belong in Oregon. The campaign to defeat Measure 105 needs your help in the final days leading up to the election.

Buy a ticket here

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Corvallis: Oregon House District 15, 16, Senate District 8, and Benton County Commissioner Candidates
 
A documentary film about an extraordinary case of police brutality, and how the life and of death of one man changed the city of Portland, Oregon.
Film showings begin at 7:00 p.m. in Buchan Rooms B302 and B303 at the First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Salmon St, Portland

Worker struggles at Powell’s and Burgerville are iconic in large part because workers in both places boldly took on companies that hold themselves up to be among Portland’s most liberal establishments.

 

·       What is it like to organize against anti-union employers who are “celebrated” for being progressive?

 

·       How does one organize and run a worker-centered union campaign?

 

·       What role can community pressure play in winning a good contract for workers?

 

·       Can we generalize and learn from the experiences of these two key labor struggles?

 

Come hear workers from International Longshore Workers Union Local 5 (Powell’s Books) and the Burgerville Workers Union (Burgerville), as well as Jobs with Justice organizers discuss the two struggles, strikes, and victories.

 

For more information, call Jobs with Justice 971-242-8702

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