As members of the Portland Clean Energy Initiative steering committee, Oregon PSR is excited to work on this historic ballot measure. Why? Because this measure offers an opportunity to say YES amidst a sea of bad policies that we fight on a daily basis. YES to billionaire retail corporations paying their fair share. YES to more affordable clean energy infrastructure. YES to job training in the renewable energy field. YES to lowering utility bills. YES to more innovative projects that reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, YES to solutions coming straight from our communities. YES to Measure 26-201!
We hope that Oregon PSR members and others will join us in these efforts. Here are ways that you can get involved with this historic initiative:
From now until Election Day, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 4:30 - 8:00 PM, join us in the Sierra Club office/PCEF headquarters (1821 SE Ankeny Street in Portland) to help make calls. Most nights there will be food, but feel free to bring a dish or snack to share if you are able. RSVP for a phonebanking shift here.
Canvassing every weekend:
The best way to ensure that Measure 26-201 passes is to talk to voters directly. There are two shift options on both Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Meet at the Sierra Club office /PCEF headquarters and wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for some rain - we will walk no matter what! If you don’t have a raincoat, ponchos will be available.
If you have a smart phone, please bring it fully charged and download the MiniVAN app and set up an Action ID prior to coming. If you’re not able to do that, no worries - we can guide you through it when you get here. But the more who have it downloaded, the sooner we can hit the streets. RSVP for a canvassing shift here.
Every day we are getting closer and closer to winning. Join us in making history for a clean, just energy future!
Come learn about diesel pollution and what you can do about it. Did you know Portland has some of the most dangerous air in the U.S. according to the E.P.A.? Diesel particulates are so tiny, they pass right through alveoli and send airborne poisons throughout the bloodstream to vital organs. Hear from a subject matter experts including Oregon PSR Board President, Dr. Patrick O'Herron, and ask questions of local candidates and elected officials to protect public health. Hosted by the Brooklyn Neighborhood Association.
Note for the event: sign language interpretation is available if requested by September 15, 2018. Please contact Bevan at 503-887-6379 to make a request.
Join author and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Kathy Kelly (pictured above, left, with youth in Afghanistan), co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, for an evening of insight and inspiration on Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 PM. Kathy's talk is titled "Afghanistan, Iraq, & Yemen: Finding Hope in Countries Devastated by US Policy."
Kathy Kelly has dedicated her life to bringing peace to those in conflict zones. Her particular focus on the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen helps expose the direct impacts of US policies including sanctions, war, drones and military support for warring parties. She is a frequent guest on Democracy Now! and her writings are posted widely.
Ms. Kelly's visit comes just 10 days before the 17th anniversary of the start of the US war in Afghanistan, which is said to be this country's longest war.
This event is free and open to the public.
Cosponsored by Associated Students of Portland Community College and Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group. Other sponsors include KBOO Community Radio, Network Against Racism and Islamophobia, Oregon PSR, and Veterans for Peace Chapter 72.
For more information contact Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group at 503-236-3065.
Download the event flyer.
The 2018 Salem Peace Lecture will feature writer and columnist Norman Solomon. The title of Mr. Solomon's lecture is Independent Journalism and Fake News: The Role of News Media in Shaping Political Consciousness.
Norman Solomon is an American journalist, media critic, antiwar activist, and former US congressional candidate. He is a longtime associate of media watch group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR). In 1997 he founded the Institute for Public Accuracy, which works to provide alternative sources for journalists, and serves as its Executive Director.
Oregon PSR Board of Directors member Dr. Andy Harris will be at the Salem Peace Lecture, so please stop by the Oregon PSR literature table and learn more about our work. We look forward to seeing you on October 24th in Salem.
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