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Action Alert & Calendar Navigator

Portland Area includes Columbia River Area

Salem and Mid-Willamette Valley (Marion, Polk, Benton, Linn and Lane Counties)

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Tell Your State Representatives: 

Support HB 2020

All - Now

Call 503 773-6620!

                                         

Call above, enter your zip code, and you'll be directed to your Senate and House Representatives. When the phone answers, let your Representative know you support HB 2020 and you want your Representative to support it also; stay on the line and you'll be directed to your other representative to deliver the same message. Call now! 

Lobby for Small Donor Elections to

Keep Big Money Out of Politics!

All

 - Apr 25, 9 am

Register Here!  

 Today we are building the coalition and momentum we need to make this a key year for campaign finance reform -- and your participation will make all the difference! Register above, then join us as we visit Oregon politicians to promote Small Donor Elections. Here's how it works:

  • Participating candidates agree to cap campaign contributions at $250.
  • In exchange, donations from individuals will be matched $6 to $1 with limited public funds.
  • This allows candidates with community support to raise enough money to win elected office without relying on wealthy donors and to spend more time talking to their constituents.

Register to join us, above. Remove Peter's name and add yours. Specific meet-up details are on the registration page.

Diplomatic Mission to the Russian Federation 

All - Sep 17 

Sign Up Below!  

     

When official diplomacy is failing,

When both superpowers are actively preparing for nuclear war, When both political parties openly support militarism over diplomacy, When only one version of events dominates America mainstream media ...

It's time for American citizens to make their own inquiry and analysis by traveling to Russia to get additional points of view on Russia and U.S.-Russia issues.  Our task is to begin personal diplomacy and intervene in war-making efforts that could end all life on our planet.

Center for Citizen Initiatives (CCI) will take up to 100 Americans to Moscow to meet with a dozen Russian experts for Q&A. Next they will split up into micro-groups to travel to 30 regional cities where they will meet with Russian people to explore their interests, politics and conditions far from Moscow. The full group will reconvene in St. Petersburg to share their investigations and experiences. Data will be analyzed and You tube videos shared widely.  Our travelers will leave a spirit of diplomacy wherever they go.

Be Part of the Solution!  

Request an application and approximate costs of this 17-day diplomatic mission to Russia by sending an email to sharon@ccisf.org

eventsSalemIllegal Drone Strikes at Our Border!

Corvallis

 - Apr 25

Westminster House

101 NW 23rd St 

Doors Open: 6:30 pm 

Talk:             7 pm

Join us to hear drone technician-turned-whistleblower Cian Westmoreland. Cian will be talking about the responsibility of nations to resist drone strikes that violate international law and about what he's seen at the U.S.-Mexico border where he's been volunteering to help refugees. Divest Corvallis; let's work towards a weapons-free future.  

Register here.

"Using Humor in the Peacemaking Process"

By John Roy Wilson

Salem

 - Apr 28

4th Sunday at 4

Friends Meeting House 

490 19th St NE 

4 pm 

 John Roy Wilson is a long-time Fellowship Of Reconciliation (FOR) activist for peace and justice, well-known for his gift for humor. A Vietnam veteran, he lived in Salem for many years where he taught at the School for the Deaf. He was active in drama and music, performing at the Pentacle Theater and with his wonderful voice, has sung with many groups. 

Some years ago he moved to Eugene, where he continues with these interests, and is still deeply involved with the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Join us, and invite others for this presentation and discussion.

POTLUCK MEAL FOLLOWS THE PRESENTATION

Everyone welcome. Accessible.

Creating a Circular Economy: 

An Economy that Works for People and the Planet 

Salem - Apr 30 

Salem Public Library, Louck's Auditorium

585 Liberty St SE

6:30 - 8 pm  

Join us for "Creating a Circular Economy: An Economy that Works for People and the Planet". Learn what an economy that works for both people and the planet would look like. How can we move beyond a take-make-waste economy, past the recycling economy, and up to the next level-the circular economy? 

Salem City Club, 350 Salem OR, and Marion County Environmental Services invite you to explore the meaning of a circular economy and how it applies to solid waste, water, energy, and more. 

Featured speakers are: 

Joe Bowersox, Professor of Environmental Science at Willamette University; 

Russ Beaton, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Willamette University; and 

Carolyn Stein, Executive Director of BRING Recycling, Eugene.

Free

Stand For Students:

Fix The Funding Shortage in Our Schools  

Salem - May 8 

Salem Riverfront Park

200 Water St NE

1:30 pm 

Capitol Building

900 Court St NE 

3:00 pm 

Join tens of thousands of educators and supporters around the state on May 8th to stand up for students! From early childhood through higher education, students deserve schools that can give them every opportunity to thrive.

Indeed, it's time -- past time -- to increase school funding and INVEST IN STUDENTS. We're coming together to stand up for students and call on lawmakers to finally fund our schools. So, educators across Oregon are conducting a one day walkout and day of action to advocate increased school funding after decades of disinvestment. 

This unprecedented action follows teacher actions around the nation, from places like West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, and our own 5,000 person March for Our Students in Salem in February. 

We will march to the Capitol after a rally in Riverfront Park.

WEAR RED!

Save The Salem Peace Mosaic Benefit Concert 
 
Salem - May 10

 First Church of Christ, Scientist

 935 High St SE                                         Doors Open:  6:30 pm

 Program:       7:00 pm                                         

Spend an evening with Jan Michael Looking Wolf, a 2019 Global Music Award winning Native American Flutist. Enjoy yourself while knowing you are helping to save the peace mosaic.    Suggested donation: $10

The Human Element - Salem - May 21

Grand Theater

191 High St NE                                        Doors Open:  6:30 pm                     Film:             7 pm  

Follow environmental photographer James Balog as he explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air quality around the nation.

This film highlights Americans on the front lines of climate change.  $5

First Annual Cherry City Veg Fest 

Salem - Jun 8 

Pringle Community Hall

606 Church St SE

10 am - 6 pm  

Cherry City VegFest was created to empower through education about whole foods plant-based diets by providing the resources needed to eat with greater awareness of health, the environment, ethics, and social justice.

Through the Cherry City VegFest nonprofit organization and annual event we aim to connect community members with other nonprofits, medical and health professionals, animal liberation efforts, social justice issues and academics, and small businesses with resources for eating plant-based and living a vegan lifestyle.

Plant-based eating practices are key for sustainability on our planet of 7.6 billion, and will matter even more as the global population approaches 10 billion by mid-century. Scientific studies have also demonstrated the benefits of plant-based eating both as interventions and as sustained practices for improved health outcomes. Veganism therefore serves as an orienting philosophy and invitation for the event, whether it is something people are just curious about or a practice people have already researched.

Cherry City VegFest also supports community partners and other nonprofits by inviting them to table at our event, based on the understanding that solidarity needs to extend across causes and organizations in order to truly bring about a more just and sustainable world. Through talks and workshops, cooking demos and samples, participants will gain tools for developing their own food philosophies.

Join us for vegan/plant-based vendors, samples/cooking demo, expert speakers, nonprofits, film, music, social justice corridor, activities for kids and teens, dog-friendly outdoor vendor and activity area, and much more!

There is very limited parking in a small lot adjacent to Pringle Park. Additional parking is available on Church Street SE and area streets, including Pringle Parkade garage just a few blocks away. There is one handicapped parking space in the parking lot off of Church Street SE. There is an additional handicapped parking space on the east side of Pringle Community Hall that can be accessed from Winter Street SE, through the north entrance to Hospital Building B. 

eventsongoingMill Creek Riparian Repair Project 
Salem - Ongoing: Every First Saturday 

1320 A St NE

9 AM

Join the Mill Creek Riparian Repair Team! We want your help to clear ivy and other invasive plants from Mill Creek. We'll provide tools and gloves, but you're welcome to bring your own too. It's rain or shine, so dress appropriately.

North West Permaculture Institute Film  
Salem - Ongoing: Every Second Wednesday

Friend's Meeting House

490 19th St NE

6:30 pm 

Click here for the latest information on the next permaculture film. 

Columbia Riverkeeper Needs You!  
Portland Gorge Area - Ongoing

Find The Action Which Speaks To You, Here!

Columbia Riverkeeper's mission is to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean. Our strategy for protecting the Columbia includes working in river communities and protecting the people, fish and wildlife that depend on the Columbia River.

Click above to find the action/issue which you can help with. Make a difference!

A Healthy Planet Starts With You!  
Salem - Ongoing

Find A Walk Near You

 Join 350 Salem OR at the mobile sculpture on High St NE, between Court St NE and Chemeketa NE, at 9 AM on Wednesday mornings to walk with us as part of the Just Walk Salem program. 

We'll meet at the bus terminal to encourage people to leave their cars at home and take the bus. We'll walk around downtown ending at the Wednesday Farmer's Market where locally grown/made items are available for purchase. We hope to walk every Wednesday morning!   

Or find another group which meets at a more convenient time for you. Maybe you'd like to start your own Just Walk group. Go here for details. 

Peace Vigil
Silverton - Ongoing: Every Last Monday 

Town Park, near Main & Fiske

5:30 - 7 PM

Join us every month on the last Monday. 

othercalendarWorld Beyond War - All - Events Calendar

Find An Event Near You!

Find an event here which help bring about a World Without War. 

And, let us know about any event you're planning. We'll list it on our events page, and in the calendar on the right side of this website. And we'll email everyone on our list who lives in your area asking them to attend. Go here to find Resources with which to create an event and a Calendar of important peace holidays.

Oregon Peace Calendar

All - Events Calendar

Peace!

 
Check here for the Oregon Peace Calendar. 

The Resistance  

Campaign Nonviolence National Group

All - Events Calendar

Follow Us!

 
Check here for their calendar, and upcoming events. 

Racial Justice Organizing Committee  

All Oregonians - Events Calendar

Racial Justice Organizing Committee

Click here to learn more about how you can participate. 

Friends of Trees  

All Oregonians - Events Calendar

Friends of Trees  

Planting Trees in your Neighborhood

Click here to learn more about how you can participate, and when they'll be in your neighborhood. 

SOLVE - All Oregonians - Events Calendar

Find An Event In Your Area 

 Become a volunteer caring for your environment and community. Dig in to take care of the parks, neighborhoods and natural areas where we live, work and play!  

Click here for more information.

Straub Environmental Center  

Salem - Events Calendar

1320 A St NE
Check here for their calendar, and upcoming programs/classes/events. 
Updated OPW web banner

Action Alert & Calendar Navigator

Portland Area includes Columbia River Area

Salem and Mid-Willamette Valley (Marion, Polk, Benton, Linn and Lane Counties)

Coast and/or Southern Oregon

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Help OPW

Stop Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling: 

Protect Wildlife and Gwich'in People's Way of Life!

All

 - By Mar 13

Commit Here

The Department of the Interior is accepting public input until tomorrow, Wednesday, on their latest steps to allow oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. They are not considering the devastation to wildlife and the Gwich'in people's way of life. We must act quickly to stop them before it's too late - submit an official comment now, above.

March For Farmers, and to Save The Planet!  

All - Mar 15

Diplomatic Mission to the Russian Federation 

All - Sep 17 

othercalendarWorld Beyond War - All - Events Calendar

Find An Event Near You!

Find an event here which help bring about a World Without War. 

And, let us know about any event you're planning. We'll list it on our events page, and in the calendar on the right side of this website. And we'll email everyone on our list who lives in your area asking them to attend. Go here to find Resources with which to create an event and a Calendar of important peace holidays.

Oregon Peace Calendar

All - Events Calendar

Peace!

 
Check here for the Oregon Peace Calendar. 

The Resistance  

Campaign Nonviolence National Group

All - Events Calendar

Follow Us!

 
Check here for their calendar, and upcoming events. 

Racial Justice Organizing Committee  

All Oregonians - Events Calendar

SOLVE - All Oregonians - Events Calendar

Find An Event In Your Area 

 

Become a volunteer caring for your environment and community. Dig in to take care of the parks, neighborhoods and natural areas where we live, work and play!

Click here for more information.

Straub Environmental Center  

Salem - Events Calendar

1320 A St NE
Check here for their calendar, and upcoming programs/classes/events. 

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Oregon PeaceWorks educating and activating people for peace, justice and sustainability since 1987.

Updated OPW web banner

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for Portland Area including Columbia River Area 
also  
Salem and Mid-Willamette Valley (Marion, Polk,
Benton, Linn and Lane Counties)

Coast and/or Southern Oregon

Other Ongoing Actions   Other Calendars   Help OPW

Help Make Election Day A Holiday! - All - Now

Sign the Petition Here!

                  

For decades, Republicans have used every trick in their playbook to keep Progressives away from the polls: 

             They've engaged in shady gerrymandering.

  • They've blocked efforts to adopt automatic voter registration.

And now, they're trying to crush a bill that would make Election Day a national holiday!we can't let this bill be destroyed by Republicans like Mitch McConnell. So we're collecting 30,000 signatures to demand Congress make Election Day a national holiday.
Please sign above - just remove my name and add yours.

Prepared by Roberta Cade

OPW Board Secretary

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