Keeping abreast of cancer prevention – Thursday, July 18, 2:00 pm

Source: Keeping abreast of cancer prevention | News Lincoln County


Did you know that one in eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime? On Thursday, July 18th, beginning at 2:00 p.m., the Samaritan Cancer Center’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Erin Dunn, will be giving a 45-minute educational presentation on breast health. The goal of this education is to bring attention to how breast cancer screening helps find breast cancer early because finding breast cancer early can save lives!

Samaritan Cancer Centers partner with anyone touched by cancer to provide the support they need to live with strength, determination and hope into the future. The centers offers medical oncology, radiation oncology, chemotherapy, onsite laboratory, lymphedema services, clinical trials, a cancer resource center and more.

If you are interested in attending this special presentation, please register online at If you need assistance, please stop by the office at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, or give us a call at 541-265-9617. For a complete list of trips, classes or events, please visit our website at

No longer just “a man’s world…”

Source: No longer just “a man’s world…” | News Lincoln County

Girl Scouts of the USA Launches 42 New Badges to Mobilize Girls to Change the World

By exploring topics like high adventure in the outdoors, coding, space science, and more, girls take control of their own leadership experiences.

July 16, 2019—Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today reveals 42 new badges exclusively for girls in grades K–12 that allow them to make their own choices about how they want to experience and influence the world. The badges enhance the organization’s existing girl-led programming, offering girls everything from adventuring in the snow or mountains to learning how to use coding to solve problems they care about. Girl Scout programming has long promoted independent decision making, which helps girls develop agency, challenge themselves to move beyond their comfort zones, and build confidence in their leadership abilities.

Among the 42 new offerings are Outdoor High Adventure badges that feature, for the first time in Girl Scouts’ history, two distinct activity options, letting girls choose how they want to earn each badge. Giving girls choices is important for developing their sense of self, their own voice, and gender equality—research from the World Bank Group shows that increasing women’s agency and decision-making abilities is key to improving their lives, communities, and the world. And research shows that Girl Scouts are more likely than other girls to take an active role in decision making (80% vs. 51%).

In addition to existing badge offerings, girls in grades 6–12 can now pursue:

Nine Cybersecurity badges, through which girls learn about the inner workings of computer technology and cybersecurity and apply concepts of safety and protection to the technology they use every day. Activities range from decrypting and encrypting messages, to learning proper protection methods for devices, to exploring real-world hacking scenarios (funded by Palo Alto Networks).

Three Space Science badges, through which girls explore topics such as the universe and their place in it, properties of light, and inspiring careers in space science (funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and led by the SETI Institute).

Think Like a Citizen Scientist, a Girl Scout Leadership Journey during which girls participate in interactive activities to practice observation techniques; collect data; and share their findings with real-world scientists through an online network. As with all of Girl Scouts’ Leadership Journeys, girls use their newly honed skills to take action on a community issue of their choosing (funded by Johnson & Johnson and The Coca-Cola Foundation).

To prepare girls in grades 6–12 to pursue computer science careers, Girl Scouts will launch the organization’s first Cyber Challenge events in select areas this fall. At these events, which will take place October 19, girls will learn crucial cybersecurity skills by completing challenges such as running traceroutes and identifying phishing schemes (funded by Raytheon).
The new programming for girls in grades K–12 includes:

12 Outdoor High Adventure badges, designed for girls to explore nature and experience exciting outdoor adventures like backpacking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, and tree climbing—giving them the confidence to support one another, take healthy risks, and spend dedicated time in nature. These are the first Girl Scout badges that members can earn by choosing one of two self-directed paths (funded by The North Face).

18 Coding for Good badges, which not only teach girls the basics of coding but also detail how every stage of the coding process provides girls with opportunities to use their skills for good. Girls will learn about algorithms through age-appropriate, creative activities, such as coding positive memes to spread a message about a cause they care about, designing a digital game to educate people about an issue, and developing an app to promote healthy habits. Every Coding for Good badge includes a plugged-in and unplugged version, so that all girls can learn the foundations of coding, regardless of their access to technology (funded by AT&T and Dell Technologies).

“Girl Scouts has ignited the power and potential of girls for over a century, and we are committed to ensuring that today’s girls are the future of American leadership,” said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. “Girl Scouts is where girls can explore new subjects, discover their passions, learn to take smart risks, and become their best, most confident selves—whether they want to become a NASA astronaut, an entrepreneur, a rock climber, a coder, or a cybersecurity agent.”

GSUSA works with top organizations in fields that interest today’s girls. Combined with Girl Scouts’ expertise in girl leadership, these organizations and specialists advise and weigh in on content to provide the most cutting-edge programming available to girls. Content collaborators include codeSpark, the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC), SciStarter, and Vidcode. In true girl-led fashion, girls also tested the new offerings.

At Girl Scouts she’ll discover who she is, what she’s passionate about, and what she wants to achieve—both today and in the future. Join or volunteer at

‘It’s much bigger than abortion’: five state lawmakers who fought against six-week bans

A wave of Republican-backed laws severely restricting abortions has swept statehouses this year – but not without voices raised in opposition

Source: ‘It’s much bigger than abortion’: five state lawmakers who fought against six-week bans | Global | The Guardian

Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 24 – July 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

In This Issue:
Climate Change
Natural Resources
Revenue and Tax Reform
Social Policy

By Claudia Keith, Julie Chapman, Shirley Weathers, Cathy Frischmann and Lynette Pierson “The Governor will invoke executive order if compromise on climate bill can’t be reached” “Inaction is not an option,… Read more

Source: Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 24 – July 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

Demand Humane Treatment for Immigrant Families

National Action Program - NOW
July 1, 2019
Heartbreaking images are rolling though our timelines and television screens of children and families being cruelly denied basic respect, human rights and dignities. These individuals, many of whom are seeking asylum as refugees, are being caged in for-profit detention centers and subjected to deplorable and health-threatening conditions. Children are being separated from their families, denied proper hygiene and medical care and many are experiencing abuse, getting seriously ill or dying. Even babies are being held in jail. Is this really America?

The Trump administration is trying to criminalize immigration and punish asylum seekers, and we must stand up in protest.The National Organization for Women (NOW) is proud to join with our coalition partners over the next few weeks to demand the closure of these inhumane camps. There are three ways you can take immediate action:

  1. Protest on Tuesday. This Tuesday, July 2, while members of Congress are home for the Fourth of July holiday, activists will gather at their local offices in protest. Find your protest at: (For those in the Washington, D.C. area a protest will be held outside of the White House at 7:00 pm eastern.)
  2. On Friday, July 12, join a local Lights on for Liberty Vigil, which will bring thousands of people to locations worldwide to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. Find your location:
  3. Speak out on social media. Please join NOW Wednesday, July 3rd on social media with the hashtag #ProtectOurChildrenNOW and share the following messages:

“Seeking asylum is not a crime” 

“Refugees are people” 

“What kind of country jails babies?” 

“America – the country that jails babies?” 

When attending events please bring your NOW rounds, pins and stickers to let the world know that the National Organization for Women stands firmly against these camps! 

Also, please stay tuned for more upcoming actions from NOW, including opportunities to protest at actual camp locations with our leadership in the coming months. 

Now is the time to take to the streets to demand humane treatment for immigrant families, America is bet