Let’s all go to the movies! Love, Simon THIS WEEKEND!

Let’s all go to the movies! Love, Simon THIS WEEKEND!

The local PFLAG chapter is sponsoring the movie admission this Saturday in Newport and this Sunday in Lincoln City for any student who can show their LCSD ID and wants to see this AMAZING movie, Love, Simon. And we want everyone there: allies and LGBPTQ folks of all ages! Let’s make this a community event! 

Please help get the word out and send this message especially to all Lincoln County middle and HS LGBPTQ students.

Please tell students (AND EVERYONE!) … This is a first-come, first-snagged ticket opp.

Saturday, March 24th: (after the March)
Newport: Newport Cinema: Up to 30 tickets will begin to be distributed at 3pm for 3:40pm showing.
Must show LCSD student ID
Concessions on your own.

Sunday, March 25th: 
Lincoln City, Bijou Theater: Up to 15 tickets will begin to be distributed at 1:30pm for the 2:00pm showing.

Must show LCSD student ID

Concessions on your own.

If you’d like to help underwrite the costs of movie tickets for LGBTQ students for these specific showtimes, tax-deductible donations can be made to the Central Coast PFLAG. Link to donate via PayPal is here

Please spread the word. This movie is powerful. I cannot recommend it enough!

Links: 
Love Simon trailer
Love Simon local press

Love, Simon educational resources 

Thank you!
~CM

Oregon NOW Endorses Kate Brown for Governor

Read the Press Release:

March 20, 2018 (PORTLAND, OR) — Oregon NOW enthusiastically endorses Governor Kate Brown,
recognizing Governor Brown’s proven record of championing policies for equality and social justice and her
commitment to make Oregon a place where every person has the opportunity to thrive.

Brown’s entire career has been dedicated to advocating for vulnerable women and children. A few
highlights from her long career in public service:

• Helping to pass Oregon’s groundbreaking Family and Medical Leave Act (OFLA) as a state legislator,
• Raising the minimum wage,
• Ensuring that all working Oregonians have paid sick leave,
• Guaranteeing access to reproductive health care, and
• Passing common sense gun safety legislation.

On these important issues and others including equal pay, LGBTQ equality, and racial equity and justice,
Oregonians could not ask for a stronger advocate than Governor Brown.

Michelle Ganow-Jones, Executive Director of Oregon NOW, had this to say about Oregon NOW’s
endorsement of Governor Brown:

“Particularly in these troubling times, we are grateful to Governor Kate Brown for
standing for justice and defending our state’s values. We can trust Governor Brown to
fight for the rights of women and girls and to ensure that the policies of our state
support the most vulnerable Oregonians. Governor Brown shares NOW’s values and
vision for Oregon and we are proud to endorse her continued leadership.”

We are confident that Governor Brown will continue to be a leading advocate as Governor and we welcome
four more years of her leadership.

The U.S. Supreme Court May Be Hazardous To Women’s Health

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in the case of National Institute of Family Life Advocates v. Becerra, a challenge to the California FACT Act,

Source: The U.S. Supreme Court May Be Hazardous To Women’s Health | National Organization for Women

Filmmaker Windy Borman Talks New Documentary, Mary Janes: The Women of Weed, and the “Puffragette” Movement

In an exclusive interview, director Windy Borman explores how women are changing the landscape of the cannabis with film Mary Janes: The Women of Weed.

Source: Filmmaker Windy Borman Talks New Documentary, Mary Janes: The Women of Weed, and the “Puffragette” Movement

Abortion And Freedom Of Speech: A Volatile Mix Heads To The Supreme Court

The high court is hearing arguments on whether anti-abortion pregnancy centers, which can often appear to be abortion clinics, have to disclose more fully what they are, as required by California law.

Source: Abortion And Freedom Of Speech: A Volatile Mix Heads To The Supreme Court : NPR

Hospital CEO Lesley Ogden, MD to Address “Access to Women’s Health Care in Lincoln County”

Hospital CEO Lesley Ogden, MD to Address “Access to Women’s Health Care in Lincoln County” at Central Oregon Coast NOW Meeting

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will host a discussion about “Access to Women’s Health Care in Lincoln County.”  Leading the conversation will be Lesley Ogden, MD and CEO of Samaritan North Lincoln and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospitals. The talk will take place in the McEntee Meeting Room, Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street, Newport at 6 pm. The public is welcome.

Women’s health needs differ from men’s not just in the area of reproductive health. One example is that women are much more prone to autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. With construction taking place at both hospitals in Lincoln County, that means additional resources and new medical practitioners will be available for local residents. Dr. Ogden will focus on what this means for Lincoln County’s women.

Dr. Ogden earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Troy State University in 1989, and an MBA from The Citadel in 1994. She later went to medical school at Medical University of South Carolina, graduating in 2003. She completed the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Oregon Health Sciences Center in 2006, and soon after started practicing emergency medicine at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Dr. Ogden was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in September 2013 and was named its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2015. In 2017, Dr. Ogden was also named CEO of Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, after having served as interim-CEO since late 2016.

Following the discussion, the Central Oregon Coast NOW Chapter will conduct a brief business meeting. Anyone interested in the discussion or in NOW is encouraged to attend.  For more information:
NOW Website:  www.centraloregoncoastnow.org
LWV website:  www.lwvlincolncounty.org