One of the “Women Who Lead” needs our help

Source: Okay Newport and beyond! Listen up! – News Lincoln County

Traci Flowers
She has helped so many others and now we all must help her…

Many Lincoln County residents know what a precious resource we have in a woman who runs Grace Wins Haven at the fairgrounds in Newport. Traci Flowers has been a constant drum-beat for the down, but not quite out, for a number of years. Traci established her shelter and “a hand up” operation so that those down on their luck, or who need medical help, can get what they truly need.

The Newport area has been very generous in helping Traci help others. But now Traci needs help herself. Traci’s been having some very serious health issues lately that borders on life and death. She’s been taken back and forth to a hospital in Portland that has literally saved her life. But the battle’s not over.

Traci and those who love her have set up a “Go Fund Me” account on the internet to help pay her medical bills. If you can find it in your mind and heart to donate to Traci’s medical fund you will be helping the Central Coast’s Angel among Angels. Here’s the link to Go Fund Me.

Newport Warming Shelter needs supplies and volunteers


Entrance to the Warming Shelter at the fairgrounds off NE 3rd

Baby it’s cold outside…. The Winter Shelter at the Newport fairgrounds is going full force with many people needing a safe warm place to be during these freezing nights. As the weather report continues to show a cold spell through next week, we are going through supplies faster than ever with both the day and night shelter being open on a regular basis.

We need of juice, milk, bread, soft fruit, desserts, canned and frozen food to be cooked in a microwave or toaster oven, prepared dinners, and breakfast supplies, Clorox wipes, cleaning supplies, paper products like paper bowls, hot and cold cups, napkins, paper towels, plastic ware, garbage bags, etc…!!

Drop off your donations at the Newport fairgrounds off 3rd. Go up the driveway and park in front of the Exhibit Hall.

Source: Newport Warming Shelter needs supplies and volunteers – News Lincoln County

 

Lincoln City Warming Shelter calls out for much needed food and supplies

Source: News Lincoln County

A plea for community support for the Lincoln City Homeless/Warming Shelter from John and Cecilia

Dear Friends,

We are looking for kind donations of cooking utensils to feed and take care of the homeless in our area. Donations are for the Lincoln City warming shelter.

We desperately need a big canning pressure cooker so that bulk food can be processed on time. We need a big rice cooker or steamer. We need one of the salad shooter industrial units to process vegetables in the kitchen as quickly as it is required.

Would be honored to pick up the items if you cannot drop them off.

Just old volunteers here trying to give back to the world for the blessings we have received. Way good karma if you can help us out. Clothing, blankets, anything you can pass on to our less fortunate brothers and sisters.

Please contact us by email: brahma@cablespeed.com

So many thanks in advance, God bless,

John and Cecilia

The Newport Warming Shelter is Cranking Up. Volunteers truly needed!

Source: News Lincoln County

From Warming Shelter Director Traci Flowers:

Here we go! ‘Tis the season of cold weather and long hours of cold darkness. The Hazardous Weather Shelter will be open at the Fairgrounds Sunday and Monday night – doors open at 6pm!

With us being open both at the day shelter and night shelter, we need of lots of volunteers!! There are so many ways everyone can help and it will take the whole community to make this happen! We need both day time and night time volunteers, people to hang flyers, prepare food made from someone with a food handlers card, juice, milk, paper products, plastic utensils, coffee, tea, hot coco, apple cider, creamer, sugar, Clorox wipes, soft fruit, desserts, etc.

If you can help us help others who have nowhere else to go, please call the Newport Warming Shelter at 541-265-1974 if you can volunteer.

 

Giving Tuesday – Stand Up! Speak Up!

NOW Foundation
Stand Up Speak Up Matching Gift Challenge
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DOUBLE MY IMPACT
Most know me as a tough feminist lawyer and women’s rights advocate. I’ve been working for decades with spectacular women who have inspiring and courageous stories and cases. But because of your tremendous past support of NOW – on this very important Giving Tuesday, I want to share my story with you. 

When I was on vacation in my 20s, a man I barely knew held me at gunpoint and raped me. I thought no one would believe my story; and later when I found out I was pregnant, I knew I needed to have an abortion. This was a time before Roe v. Wade where it was a crime for a licensed health care professional in many states to perform an abortion. Like millions of women did in those days – I went to have a back alley abortion – performed by a non-licensed healthcare provider. It nearly killed me. 

I was left in a bathtub hemorrhaging. At some point I developed a very high fever and had to be taken to the hospital. “I hope this teaches you a lesson”, the nurse said to me as I recovered. I don’t know what lesson she thought that was going to teach me, but the lesson I did learn was that abortion should be legal, affordable, safe, and available to all women

That’s why I’m supporting NOW in their 2018 Stand Up! Speak Up! Matching Gift Challenge, where you can double your impact to help women maintain a woman’s right to choose. We have a goal to raise $25,000 by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT to stand our ground in this violent war on women and our rights. 

 
Stand Up Speak Up Matching Gift Challenge
 

Even though it is now safer to have an abortion, the anti-choice forces have never stopped trying to reverse Roe v. Wade and they have already been successful in significantly restricting abortion rights in many states. We are now at a point where we have to ask ourselves once again: are we are going to allow abortions to be carried out safely, or are we going to put women’s lives at risk to have abortions with back-alley providers? It’s wrong. It’s dangerous. And as someone who was one of the many who had to have an illegal abortion, I never want anyone – daughters, granddaughters, sisters, or aunts – to have to take the risk of being maimed or possibly dying from an illegal abortion. 

This is not an academic issue, this is a real-life issue involving the life and death of women.

With the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, we now have a newly constituted U.S. Supreme Court with a potential 5-4 vote against legal and safe abortion access. We are more at risk now than we have been for decades now that Roe v. Wade could be overturned or significantly restricted in its application. Now is the time for us to unite to ensure it is upheld. 

None of us can do this alone – we need organizations like NOW to be there to organize, to protest, and to advocate. Wherever and whenever these rights have been at risk, NOW has helped women speak up and speak out about preserving the legal right to choose. It’s a tough battle and we need organizations like NOW to have the funding to continue this battle. 

Will you join me in supporting NOW and make your DOUBLED contribution today? We’re close to our goal of $25,000 by midnight tonight, but we’re not there yet.

NOW has always understood what is at stake and has always been fully committed on this issue. That’s why for decades I have been a supporter of NOW – whether it was as president of the LA Chapter of NOW in the 70’s or just a member today.

Thank you for all you have done – and continue to do – to champion women’s rights. 

 
Gloria Allred Sincerely,

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Gloria Allred

 
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Grace Wins Haven has some serious needs

Source: News Lincoln County

Grace Wins Haven
Helping the homeless get back into life!

Grace Wins Haven is having another volunteer training session, gearing up for winter, this Sunday, Nov. 18, at 1 pm. Also, the homeless facility is in need of sharing their supply list again. Here’s what they need:

Beverages: Milk, Juice, Cream, Sugar, Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate Packets
Breakfast Food: Frozen Breakfast Burritos, Waffles, Instant Oatmeal
Lunch Food: Burritos, Pot Pies, TV Dinners, Raviolis, Syrup, Pepper, Peanut Butter, Jelly
Paper/Plastic Products: Paper Plates and Cups, Paper Towels, Plastic Eating Utensils, Napkins, Toilet Paper, etc.

Drop off anything on the lists above – even cash donations if you can spare them.
Grace Wins Haven is located at 437 NE 1st Street, Newport.
Phone: 541-265-1974.

And Traci’s final request is for her sister to set up a Go Fund Me page for Traci, to help get her car fixed and other medical expenses covered. Her car is having more and more issues with every trip.

Thank you,
Traci Flowers

 

Stop Trump’s Extreme Agenda

Stop Trump’s Extreme Agenda

It’s the homestretch.

And I’m asking for your immediate help to put feminists in control of Congress to put the brakes on Donald Trump’s radical right-wing agenda, including corrupting our Supreme Court.

The next few weeks are critical. We need to send reinforcements to our friends like Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Tammy Baldwin, and Elizabeth Warren to add strength to their resistance.

NOW PAC has endorsed more than 175 feminist candidates this year. It’s an outstanding class of women’s rights champions who will put the brakes on Donald Trump and advance pro-feminist values.

Will you help elect a critical mass of feminist leaders by making a donation to NOW PAC today?

Make a special donation today.
NOW PAC never compromises on our progressive principles. We support only strong candidates who stand up for equality for women and social justice for all.

And we take pride in nurturing up-and-coming feminist leaders and encouraging them to run for office. We invest in their futures when other groups won’t take a chance on them, and we give them the tools to win.

Together, we can elect a Congress that will expand access to abortion and birth control, protect those with pre-existing medical conditions, and end gender discrimination. We can support LGBTQIA+ people, people of color, immigrants and all of us under attack by the Far Right.

Electing a pro-feminist majority is the only way to put our nation on the right course. It’s up to us to make sure that our candidates have what they need to win.

Please help NOW PAC provide the winning edge to these exceptional leaders by making a generous donation today.

Toni Van Pelt Sincerely,
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Toni Van Pelt
P.S. If you’ve already sent your thoughtful gift in the mail, thank you for your continued support of our movement. If not, please consider making a special donation on our secure site today.

Stop Trump’s Extreme Agenda

Stop Trump’s Extreme Agenda

It’s the homestretch.

And I’m asking for your immediate help to put feminists in control of Congress to put the brakes on Donald Trump’s radical right-wing agenda, including corrupting our Supreme Court.

The next few weeks are critical. We need to send reinforcements to our friends like Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Tammy Baldwin, and Elizabeth Warren to add strength to their resistance.

NOW PAC has endorsed more than 175 feminist candidates this year. It’s an outstanding class of women’s rights champions who will put the brakes on Donald Trump and advance pro-feminist values.

Will you help elect a critical mass of feminist leaders by making a donation to NOW PAC today?

Make a special donation today.
NOW PAC never compromises on our progressive principles. We support only strong candidates who stand up for equality for women and social justice for all.

And we take pride in nurturing up-and-coming feminist leaders and encouraging them to run for office. We invest in their futures when other groups won’t take a chance on them, and we give them the tools to win.

Together, we can elect a Congress that will expand access to abortion and birth control, protect those with pre-existing medical conditions, and end gender discrimination. We can support LGBTQIA+ people, people of color, immigrants and all of us under attack by the Far Right.

Electing a pro-feminist majority is the only way to put our nation on the right course. It’s up to us to make sure that our candidates have what they need to win.

Please help NOW PAC provide the winning edge to these exceptional leaders by making a generous donation today.

Toni Van Pelt Sincerely,
(signature)
Toni Van Pelt
P.S. If you’ve already sent your thoughtful gift in the mail, thank you for your continued support of our movement. If not, please consider making a special donation on our secure site today.

Dark money group, Priority Oregon, launches new attack against Kate Brown

 

A dark money group known as Priority Oregon has just launched a new attack against Kate Brown. This comes at the worst time — right after this happened:

1. Our opponent said that he is planning a campaign budget of $14 million — plenty of money to use on attack ads

AND

2. The Republican Governors Association announced that they raised $113 MILLION to spend on taking out progressive governors like Kate!

Help us fight back by making a grassroots contribution today.

Kate is counting on you to help keep Oregon moving forward. If you’ve saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:

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But here’s where it gets really interesting — IRS filings show that the dark money group attacking Kate has ties to a prominent national Republican organization!

According to Oregon Public Broadcasting, “One possible clue to [the group’s] funding emerged Tuesday when the Republican Governors Association reported in an IRS filing that it had exchanged $30,000 worth of research work with Priority Oregon.

We can’t let these attacks go unanswered. Rush a contribution to help Kate stand up to our opponent and his allies.

Thanks for your help,

Team Kate Research Department

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Samaritan House Gala Dinner and Auction – Sat. June 9th

7th Annual Samaritan House Gala Dinner and Auction

Come join the fun and games!
Samaritan House invites you to eat, drink, and play at our 7th annual Gala Dinner and Auction!
Silent and live auctions, raffles, and other pay-to-play games.
Musical entertainment from Malarkey Stiles.
Tickets $60 each, table of 8 for $450.  Buy  tickets here!
Saturday June 9th, doors at 6pm dinner at 7pm – Best Western Agate Beach.
Cocktail attire.