Action of the Week!
There was no way for me to chose between these two actions of the week. So this week we give you the choice!
Action of the Week # 1
Join the Oregon Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival on Monday,June 11th in Salem. This is the fifth of six weeks of direct action in state capitols all across the country. The theme for Week 5 - Everybody's Got the Right to Live: Education, Living Wage Jobs, Income, Housing.
The schedule for the day:
10:45am: Arrive and sign-in
11am: Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training (required for those participating in the action after the rally, strongly encouraged for those witnessing the action and serving in support roles)
1pm: Potluck lunch and travel to the Capitol
2pm: Rally on the Capitol steps
2:45pm: Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action
If you are planning to join for any part or the whole day, please RSVP here to receive more details and carpooling.
If you are planning to participate in Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action and/or are able to offer logistical support on Monday, please fill out this form as well.
Action of the Week # 2
Lift Every Voice is the interfaith, youth-driven campaign to regulate assault weapons in Oregon. Ballot measure 43 will need fast action on its signature gathering to make it on the ballot this November. The campaign is using volunteers only. All volunteers need training!
Now the campaign has video training! You can be trained at home through a YouTube video, or you can go to a group training. Whichever works for you.
Check out locations for group training with this link to the campaign. (some locations are listed below, however, new ones are added all the time.)
Check out the video training you can do in your own home.
Don't forget to register with the campaign so they can get your petition sheets when the Ballot Title is cleared. You can do that here.
In Love and Faith,
Rev. Katie Larsell
June 11, Monday, Measure 43, Assault Weapon Ban Signature Gathering Training, in Portland (emphasis on youth involvement) at 7pm at Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Ave.
June 12th Truthful Tuesday live-stream, National Poor People’s Campaign, Everybody's Got the Right to Live, from 4:30 – 7:00 pm, First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave, Portland.
June 13, Wednesday, Measure 43, Assault Weapon Ban Signature Gathering Training, in Salem at 7pm at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St N.E.
June 14, Thursday, Measure 43, Assault Weapon Ban Signature Gathering Training, in Eugene at 7pm at First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St.
June 18th, Salem, National Poor People's Campaign, Direct action to demand an end to the distorted narrative of scarcity.
June 19th, Truthful Tuesday live-stream, National Poor People’s Campaign, A New and Unsettling Force, from 4:30 – 7:00 pm, First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave, Portland.
June 19, Tuesday, Measure 43, Assault Weapon Ban Signature Gathering Training, in Portland at 7pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave.
June 20, Wednesday, Measure 43, Assault Weapon Ban Signature Gathering Training, in Bend at 7pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 469 NW Wall St.
Sept 15 -- Oregon Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice Annual Social Justice Conference. Oregon City. Mark your Calendar.