Planned Parenthood Day of Action, Wednesday, April 17

Registration link plus info:
 
Link for registration: bit.ly/PPAODayofAction
 
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Salem, OR
 
Oregonians issued a mandate in the 2018 midterm elections: They want more access to health care, not less. We expect our elected leaders to take action now to invest in our communities, close the growing economic divide and protect the rights of our neighbors, co-workers families. We showed up on Election Day, and now it’s time to show up on Lobby Day: Please join us Wednesday, April 17th in Salem for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon’s 2019 Day of Action!
 
Once every two years, PPAO mobilizes citizen lobbyists from throughout the state to amplify our voices. This is an all ages welcome event. We’ll provide an extensive, robust and fun training; march to the State Capitol; and meet with elected officials to discuss our legislative priorities.

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

When
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where
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.

Parking

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!

Dolores movie – Bijou Theatre – Sat. March 23, 11 am – free admission

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!

Family and Medical Leave Insurance – Salem – Week of June 3rd

Yes, I want to support FAMLI with NOW in Salem in the week of June 3rd

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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.

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Make Your Voice Heard in Salem – Lobby Day – Feb. 18, 2019

Registration page: https://action.aclu.org/webform/or-2019-lobby-day

OREGON – 2019 LOBBY DAY

Your voice is powerful in Salem. Meet other ACLU supporters and help create an Oregon that treats all people fairly!
 
Join us on Monday, February 18 – Presidents Day – at the state capital. Meet with your state legislators to advocate for issues like juvenile justice reform and immigrant rights with the ACLU of Oregon.
 
No experience is necessary to join us! Participants will receive training on how to talk to lawmakers effectively before gathering with smaller groups to meet with Oregon’s legislators and their staff. We will also be hosting a rally at the capitol steps.
 
This year, in Portland and Eugene, we are offering free bus rides to and from Salem, and we can also help connect people with others in your area to share a ride. We want to see you there!
 
Lobby Day Agenda:
 
8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration and coffee
First United Methodist Church, 600 State St., Salem, OR 97301
 
9 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Lobby Day Training
First United Methodist Church, 600 State St., Salem, OR 97301
 
11 a.m. Legislator meetings / view floor session
Capitol Building
 
11 a.m. – 1:30 pm. Box lunches available
Room 167, Capitol Building
 
12:30 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Rally and group photo (attendees start gathering at 12:15).
Capitol steps
 
1 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Legislator meetings / committee meetings 
Capitol Building
 
3:45 p.m. Busses leave for Portland and Eugene 
 

 

CLDC & Corvallis City Club: Climate Experts Q & A – Jan 31, 7 p.m.

Corvallis CitySpeak: Climate Change

 
January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE:
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330
USA
COST:
Free

The Corvallis Advocate’s first CitySpeak event of the year will challenge participants to think critically about their part in the bigger picture that is climate change and its local and global effects. Most importantly, the event will challenge us to adopt the resolution this year of lessening our individual and group impacts, and discovering other ways we can combat climate change and climate injustice.

The event will be held in the main meeting room of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 31. It will feature three panelists, covering an expanse of subject matter and expertise that will be integrated into an initial presentation period, followed by questions from the moderator, then an audience question and answer session, before closing remarks.

Moderating the panel will be me, Stevie Beisswanger, Editor-in-Chief of The Advocate. Panelists will include OSU climate change professor Jillian Gregg, Sustainability Coalition representative Jeannette Hardison, and Civil Liberties Defense Center Attorney Cooper Brinson. Panelists will provide tools and information into a range of topics, including general impacts, food waste reduction for individuals and businesses, and climate justice and activism.

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NOW Endorses Nancy Pelosi, Overwhelmingly the Only Choice for Speaker

WASHINGTON — The National Organization for Women (NOW) is proud to endorse Nancy Pelosi to reclaim her position as Speaker of the House. The first woman in

Source: NOW Endorses Nancy Pelosi, Overwhelmingly the Only Choice for Speaker | National Organization for Women

We need to Flood these Members with Calls! 

Today NOW announced our endorsement of Nancy Pelosi for Speaker. But Leader Pelosi is in need of immediate calls to organizers of an effort to prevent her from being elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. A very serious challenge to Leader Pelosi – primarily by a small group of men and some newly-elected members – is poised to prevent her from gaining a majority vote in the House Democratic Caucus. Meetings are beginning today so your call is critically important. 

The effort has been instigated by a vile smear campaign by Republicans. The result is: a challenge to Leader Pelosi instigated by #FiveWhiteGuys: Reps. Seth Moulton (Mass.), Tim Ryan (Ohio), Bill Foster (Ill.), Ed Perlmutter (Colo.) and Kurt Schrader (Ore.). They are circulating a letter opposing Leader Pelosi for signatures among the 22 current and incoming members who have said that they may not support her and among other House members. We need to do what we can to stop this. 

Please call those five Representatives NOW. Even though you may not be a constituent in their Congressional Districts, please tell the receptionist that you are calling on behalf of the many NOW members who are their constituents. 

HERE’S YOUR MESSAGE: Hello, we are calling on behalf of the hundreds of NOW members who reside in your state and your district. NOW is supporting Leader Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House; we need a proven capable and talented leader in these turbulent times. Democrats must present a united front. Leader Pelosi has shown that she can unite Democrats to pass progressive legislation; it was her leadership that got the Affordable Care Act passed. I am asking you get behind Leader Pelosi because she is the very best candidate for Speaker and to urge your colleagues to support her election. 

Members to call: 
Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts) – 202-225-8020
Rep. Bill Foster (Illinois) – 202-225-3515
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (Colorado) – 202-225-2645
Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio) – 202-225-5201
Rep. Kurt Schrader (Oregon) – 202-225-5711

For Women’s Lives and Happiness,

Toni Van Pelt

 

Newport area citizens protest what’s going on in Washington DC

Source: News Lincoln County


Protesters at Newport City Hall protesting what’s happening in Washington DC.

 


Don’t Tread on Robert Mueller!
Newport City Hall

 


Protest ran from City Hall to Highway 101 and Highway 20, and a bit beyond.

 


Lots of folks upset that Trump seems poised to try to stop the Mueller investigation.

 


Coast residents of all ages showed solidarity against what they called the erosion of integrity, fairness and reliability from our Congress and especially President Trump.

Well over 100 protesters showed up in Newport Thursday evening, carrying signs and raising their voices in protest over what is happening to our government in Washington DC. Numerous similar protests were carried out Thursday night in many communities around the country, sponsored by women’s organizations nationwide.

Many women protested that while the Democrats made great inroads by creating a Democratic majority in the House, the Republicans gained a few seats in the Senate.

The women are very concerned that President Trump may try to end Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian influence in the 2016 and perhaps 2018 elections. Many protesters contend that Trump’s business ties with Russian oligarchs remain problematic for the U.S. and other countries.

 

Silent Witness Stand event – October 8, 11am-3pm

My Sisters Place is organizing a Silent Witness Stand event, honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The event will be held on October 8 from 11 to 3 on the corner of Hwy 101 & Hwy 20, by JC Market.
We will have a purple pop-up tent with tabling information and stuff to make signs.
NOW members are invited to participate.

Thank you for your efforts in supporting us!