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1 December 2018 - 31 December 2018
Dec 3 Mon
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LWV of Washington County Unit meeting
 
Center for Sustainable Economy will host a watch party for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) national town hall on Monday, Dec. 3, at 4 pm Pacific in the conference room of our new co-working space, Hatch Lab, 2420 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. Sanders' event is aimed at addressing the global threat of climate change and exploring solutions that can protect the planet from devastation and create tens of millions of good-paying jobs.

Sanders will be joined by 350.org founder and author Bill McKibben; actress, activist and Our Revolution board member Shailene Woodley; CNN host and author Van Jones; Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY); Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez; Union of Concerned Scientists Director of Climate Science Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel; Dale Ross, mayor of Georgetown, Texas, and other environmental experts and activists.
Dec 4 Tue
A community forum about forests, carbon, and climate change

As the climate continues to change at a rapid pace, Oregonians are talking more about ways to reduce the carbon emissions from our energy and transportation sectors; however, notably absent from these conversations is one of Oregon’s largest sources of carbon emissions: logging.

Join us on December 4 for an insightful discussion about the relationship between the climate and our forests.

At our forum, we’ll be hearing from experts about how the clearcutting industry is a major source of carbon emissions and how forests, when protected from industrial logging, can mitigate climate change by capturing and storing vast amounts carbon. We’ll also discuss the latest scientific research about how protecting more of our old-growth forests can help plants and animals adapt to the impacts of climate change. We'll conclude by highlighting a few ways you can take action on this important issue.

This free event is being organized by Oregon Wild, the Climate Action Coalition, the Community for Earth, and 350 PDX, with support from numerous groups from the Portland area.

There will be a happy hour before the event and several organizations from around the area will have tables set up. This event is part of a series of educational forums around the state about how our forests can help fight climate change. The “Forest Defense is Climate Defense” tour will also be making stops in Corvallis, Eugene, Oregon City, Newport, and other communities around Oregon.

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In partnership with the Linn County Unit to provide a public forum on redistricting and possible reform here in Oregon. Tuesday, December 4th, 7-8:30 pm at the (Lakeside Center) in Albany. Reserved from 6-9pm for set up and tear down.

This event has a video call.
Join: meet.google.com/wtv-rpnf-ntg
+1 475-222-5069 PIN: 497629589#
Randy Shaw’s Generation Priced Out (University of California) is a call to action on one of the most talked-about issues of our time: how skyrocketing rents and home values are pricing the working and middle classes out of urban America. Shaw tells the powerful stories of tenants, politicians, homeowner groups, developers, and activists in over a dozen cities impacted by the national housing crisis. From San Francisco to New York, Seattle to Denver, and Los Angeles to Austin, Generation Priced Out challenges progressive cities to reverse rising economic and racial inequality.
Dec 5 Wed
In partnership with the Corvallis League to provide a public forum on redistricting and possible reform here in Oregon. December 5th, 7-8:30 pm at the (Corvallis Public Library).
Dec 6 Thu
Description:In partnership with the Lane League to provide a public forum on redistricting and possible reform here in Oregon. The event will be on Dec. 6th from 12pm-1pm at the (City Club of Springfield located at the Hilton Garden Inn) in Springfield.
In partnership with the Clackamas League to provide a public forum on redistricting and possible reform here in Oregon.
MISSION: We are Progressive Activists promoting alliances and direct action for Social Justice.
Dec 8 Sat
Every holiday season Portland Jobs with Justice comes together to celebrate our community, and to vote for the winner of the not-so-coveted annual Scrooge of the Year Award. This award is voted on by the community (that’s you!) and is given each year to a bad boss, a politician, a corporation, or some other deserving institution that has been particularly nasty in the past year.

Of course, we think it’s important that the voting process for this award is true to our American democratic system. That’s right – this election is for sale! You can purchase as many votes as you want for as many different candidates as you want to let your voice be heard in deciding the worst #badboss in town.

Admission to the award party is $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door. 

Each admission ticket comes with 20 free votes. Additional votes available online and at the party for $1 per vote. Votes will be available to purchase online at the JwJ website starting on November 5th at 6pm.

Click Here to get your admission tickets with 20 free votes today!

Nominations close this Friday November 2nd and are accepted by organizations only. 
Click Here and fill out the form on our website if your organization would like to nominate a bad boss, business, or other entity that is deserving of this no-so-coveted award.

Click Here to share this event on social media.

Dec 11 Tue
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LWVPDX Winter Party at Tabor Space
 
Dec 12 Wed
Most Western democracies have few or no people serving life sentences, yet here in the United States more than 200,000 people are sentenced to such prison terms. In The Meaning of Life (cowritten by Marc Mauer) (New Press), Ashley Nellis of The Sentencing Project argues that there is no practical or moral justification for a sentence longer than 20 years. Harsher sentences have been shown to have little effect on crime rates, since people “age out” of crime – meaning that we’re spending a fortune on geriatric care for older prisoners who pose little threat to public safety. This event is sponsored by the Partnership for Safety and Justice.
Dec 13 Thu
This forum is open to the public but will be targeted to legislators and legislative staff to inform them on the League's position on redistricting reform.
On the banks of the Columbia River, in Kalama, 38 miles north of Portland, is the proposed site of the world's largest fracked-gas-to-methanol refinery. This project must be stopped and we can help - now. Don't miss the last big public hearing to stop the world's largest fracked gas to methanol refinery! 
 
KALAMA FRACKED GAS-to-METHANOL HEARING
Thursday, December 13th 
Your presence is important whether you plan to testify or not.
5:00 pm - Indoor Rally 
6:00 - 9:00 pm - Hearing
Wear red!
Cowlitz County Event Center, 1900 7th Ave. Longview. MAP
Portland-Area Ridesharing: Need a lift? Have spare seats? 
Call Bonnie McKinlay: 503-705-1943. goto350pdx@gmail.com, by Dec 12 @ noon.

We need to pack the room, and it's a big room!

We're looking for volunteers to dress up in our HAZMAT suits and a Methane Monster costume for the rally. If you're interested, let me know by reply to this email!

We've stopped projects like this before, by showing up to public hearings, speaking out, and submitting public comments. Join us in stopping the world's largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery!


Read more, and submit a Public Comment on Kalama's Methanol Refinery here!

All comments are due by 5pm on December 28, 2018. There is no limit to the number of comments you can submit, and many small comments are better than fewer long ones.

As Portland has grown and changed, so has its architectural landscape. Once prominent landmarks have disappeared – the Marquam Building collapsed during 1912 renovations, the massive chamber of commerce building became a parking lot, and the Corbett Building became a shopping mall. The city skyline was shaped by architects like Justus F. Krumbein and David L. Williams, only to drastically change in the face of urban renewal and the desire for modernization. In Lost Portland, Oregon (History Press), historian Val C. Ballestrem explores the city's architectural heritage from the 1890s to the present.
Dec 24 Mon
Christmas Eve
 
Dec 25 Tue
Christmas 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.
Dec 29 Sat
Our special guests this evening are BAJO SALARIO! This is a continuation of the vigils held regularly during OccupyICE. The vigils are an opportunity to gather for a period of silence, to remember those impacted by current immigration policies, and to share information about what we can do now: for the Caravan, for the children still incarcerated, for all who suffer because of Federal government policies regarding immigration. Beginning in December, we have changed the time of the vigil to 4 p.m. because of winter light and cold temperatures. We do not expect this vigil to take a full hour. Please bring your candle and join us. We will also have candles if you can't bring your own. Free and open to the public. Children and animals welcome.

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Dec 31 Mon
New Year's Eve
 
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