Young activists rallied in protest of inadequate government action on the climate crisis, chanting: ‘Protect our future’
The people of Lincoln County Community Rights would like to welcome interested activist peers in the area to join us for a presentation by the Civil Liberties Defense Center Staff to get us knowledgeable and up to speed about our legal/civil rights when it comes to demonstrating, engaging in litigation, encountering law enforcement in public gatherings and in non-violent civil disobedience. Hear updates in law, learn about optimizing your personal and group electronic activities for privacy, how to assert your personal rights without escalating conflict with law enforcement or others who think differently than you do about social issues.
This is a free service to us from the non-profit CLDC in Eugene who have represented the Valve Turners (Ken Ward and his peers) in court hearings after they were arrested closing the tar sands pipeline valves along the US/Canadian border as well as others in need of legal representation. Their goals are to increase knowledge in the public sector about asserting constitutional rights, and are providing this workshop at no charge. We will offer them a stipend for travel expenses and food, and would be glad to have donations from participants for CLDC’s work!
Invite your friends or others you know who may be well served in increasing knowledge and skills – we’re reaching out to many local organizations to broaden the circle of up to speed residents here in Lincoln County! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you!
Debra Fant and LCCR Board
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:
“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
Our League Voices are NEEDED today!
Date: June 29, 2019
To: League of Women Voters of Oregon members
From: Becky Gladstone, LWVOR President
Members and Friends of LWVOR
please join us and add your voice with other Oregonians
Click here to Sign: the Climate Action NOW! Petition
Oregon Needs Climate Action NOW! Please sign and share/email this Climate Petition!
Many of our climate coalition partners recommend we join them to say we are not giving up and we urge climate action in Oregon now. We need as many signatures as possible, ASAP! They will need time to process before delivery tomorrow so sign early! The coalition has over 1,500 signatures as of 5pm, Friday.
The coalition will deliver this tomorrow to:
Senate President Peter Courtney, Governor Kate Brown, and Speaker of the House, Tina Kotek, at the end of the day Sunday, June 30th, 2019, the last day of the 2019 Legislative Session.
Some of our partners on social media:
Oregon League of Conservation Voters (Facebook):
“We are not giving up on climate action. Let’s hold Oregon’s leaders accountable: sign the petition before Sunday 6/30 (the last day of the 2019 Legislative Session). #orpol #orleg #CleanEnergyJobs”
“We are not giving up on #ClimateAction. Let’s hold Oregon’s leaders accountable: sign the petition before Sunday 6/30 (the last day of the 2019 Legislative Session). #orpol #orleg #CleanEnergyJobs“
Those participating told NewsLincolnCounty.com that the crowd started out at around 100 people, but then the skies opened up and the rain fell in buckets. One woman told us she’d rather get soaked with rain than not stand her ground on reproductive freedom.
This year, we are proud to join a broad coalition of Oregonians of color, people of all genders and abilities, LGBTQ communities and immigrants who are fighting to give women and working families a fair shot at success. Together, we are demanding that legislators support policies to break down the system of discrimination and inequality that continues to hold us back:
Revenue reform: Health equity is impossible without stable, adequate funding that ensures all Oregonians can access the services they deserve to help them stay healthy. We will advocate for a budget that ensures reproductive health care and sexual health education for more Oregonians.
Housing reform: Unstable housing affects health outcomes and is an underlying, contributing factor of health inequities in Oregon. Planned Parenthood patients rely on stable homes in order to live healthy, successful lives and access the health care they need.
Paid family leave: It is essential for employers to support pregnant, parenting, and caregiving employees by providing paid family leave. Without universal policies like paid family leave, Oregonians continue to face real barriers to staying in the workforce and maintaining their earnings when family caregiving needs arise.
Here is more information about the day:
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Day of Action
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
First Congregational United Church of Christ
700 Marion St NE
Salem, OR 97301
We’ll be meeting at the First Congregational United Church of Christ for a full training before heading over to the Capitol.
Street parking and metered parking are available, and there is a parkade a few blocks from the Congregational UCC that you can pay to pay in called Chemekata Parkade. The church does not have on-site parking so please plan ahead!
What To Bring
Please bring a reusable water bottle if you have one, wear clothes you feel comfortable wearing while meeting with your representative, and wear shoes you will be able to walk in. All other materials will be provided!
We will be presenting a showing of the film “Dolores” in honor of Women’s History Month. Dolores Huerta was a fierce advocate for farm workers in California, starting in the 1950’s. The Central Oregon Coast NOW Chapter felt it was very important to showcase a woman who has fought for immigrant rights, especially now that immigrants and asylum seekers are currently being treated so outrageously by our current Executive Administration.
“Dolores” will be shown at the Bijou Theatre in Lincoln City on March 23rd at 11am. There is no admission and refreshments are available at the theatre.
We encourage donations that will benefit our local Lincoln County advocates for immigrant rights, Centro de Ayuda. Please join us — Dolores just might inspire you!
Yes, I want to support FAMLI with NOW in Salem in the week of June 3rd
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I’ve invited you to fill out a form: Yes, I want to support FAMLI with NOW in Salem in the week of June 3rd Oregon NOW participates in the Time 2 Care coalition which is organizing support for the bill introducing Family and Medical Leave Insurance for Oregon. In support of the coalition’s efforts, we would like to commit Oregon NOW, including all local chapters, to provide on-site support in Salem during the week of June 3rd.
Our obligation will be to have a few people show up in Salem every day to provide a visible presence in support of the bill. We would like to have a team of two or more in the Capitol Building each day. Their responsibilities will be to distribute literature as Time 2 Care instructs and to visit with Senators and Representatives either to thank them for support or to ask for their support to the bill. You don’t have to plan on a full day, but half a day is requested. We will arrange volunteer housing that is relatively nearby (Eugene, Corvallis, Albany, Salem) to help members whose travel to/from Salem is too many miles for a comfortable day trip.
June seems pretty late in the legislative game, but if legislation is still alive, it could be a critical period for support. In order to commit NOW to taking the lead with the legislature during this week, we would like to have a commitment from enough people to expect at least two people to be in the Capitol every day. We know, too, that the first week of June is far in the future; make your best guess now and let us know if your plans change.
What happened when one woman tried to make safe and cheap abortion pills available through the mail.
Registration page: https://action.aclu.org/webform/or-2019-lobby-day
OREGON – 2019 LOBBY DAY
First United Methodist Church, 600 State St., Salem, OR 97301
Room 167, Capitol Building