Oregon Gets Unusual Opportunity To Impact Federal Air Quality Rules

Read the Earthfix story quoting Oregon PSR Executive Director, Kelly Campbell. 

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Report: Health Equity and the Portland Clean Energy Initiative

Oregon PSR is proud to present a new report by member Patricia Kullberg, MD, MPH on racial and economic health disparities in Portland and how the Portland Clean Energy Initiative will benefit the health of Portland’s low-income residents and people of color.

CLICK HERE to read the full report.

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Portlanders Demand Action Against Diesel Pollution

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"The air throughout Portland is thick with diesel pollution. Doctors say cleaning it up would benefit the health of everyone in the city. And yet, at every level of government little is being done."

Read the full article by Paul Koberstein and Jessica Applegate in Cascadia Times. Photo by Paul Koberstein.

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2019 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Now Accepting Submissions

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In its eleventh consecutive year in 2019, the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship is an opportunity to hear from young Oregonians on some of the most pressing issues of our time. We sponsor this annual writing scholarship in order to encourage Oregon’s youth to consider their leadership role in promoting a more healthy, just, and peaceful world.

The 2019 question for Oregon 11th and 12th grade students is:

"How can you work against systemic racism to help make our world more healthy and peaceful?"

Entries must be received by Monday, March 4th, 2019. Entries may be essays, poems, or narrative works, and must not exceed 600 words.

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Register to Vote by Tuesday, October 16th

Have you changed addresses recently? Celebrated your 18th birthday? Make sure to register to vote or update your registration by no later than Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 to vote in the November 2018 general election. 

Click here to register to vote or update your voter registration address.

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County Study Reaffirms Negative Health and Safety Impacts of Longview Coal Export Terminal

KELSO, WASHINGTON - Cowlitz County officials released a Health Impact Statement (HIA) on Monday, September 10th that reaffirms the serious adverse public health impacts of the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals project in Longview, Washington. The focus of the HIA is on neighborhoods near the proposed terminal and facilities along the BNSF line in Cowlitz County. The document underscores the potential negative impacts to communities already experiencing significant health disparities.

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Ballot Measure Endorsement Guide for November 2018

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Oregon PSR encourages all Oregonians to get out and vote. We're engaged on many ballot measures for November 2018 that have profound implications for health, equity, democracy, and the environment. Continue reading Oregon PSR's November 2018 ballot measure guide and make sure that you are registered to vote!

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Facing America's Nuclear Legacy: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, & the Pacific Islands Event a Great Success!

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Thanks so much to everyone who attended and supported Facing America's Nuclear Legacy: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, & the Pacific Islands, our Monday, August 6th memorial event honoring the lives lost to atomic weapons in Japan in 1945 and in the Pacific Islands due to nuclear weapons testing throughout the Cold War. There was great turnout for the event, and we appreciate everyone who came out to honor the lives destroyed by nuclear weapons, learn more, and get involved in Oregon PSR's work for a world free of the threat of these morally unacceptable weapons of indiscriminate mass destruction.

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This November, Vote No on Measure 105 (Formerly Known as IP22)

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Oregon PSR opposes Measure 105 (formerly known as IP 22), an attempt by the anti-immigrant hate group Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR) to repeal our state’s 30-year-old inclusivity law (ORS 181A.820). OFIR is recognized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a nativist extremist group with ties to white nationalism. Measure 105 puts repealing our 1987 inclusivity law, which is strongly supported by state and local law enforcement, onto Oregon's November 2018 ballot.

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Get Trained to Canvass for Clean Energy!

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Oregon PSR serves on the Steering Committee for the Portland Clean Energy Fund local ballot measure campaign. We’re still celebrating the submission of over 61,000 signatures earlier this month. Thank you for your support! Next, we’re training volunteers to canvass for the Portland Clean Energy Fund to ensure that it passes with a wide margin this November 2018.

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