Our one-day gathering to work on 2014 Elections will be held in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, 29th March 2014
, at the Peace House
, details below the fold. Our 2014 Spring Nominating Convention
will follow in Salem on Saturday, 17th May 2014,
venue to be announced.
Photo shows Blair Bobier - one of our founders - addressing our 2013 Fall Convention which was held in Salem.
It's taken millennia for the ancient ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest to become towering forests with rich soils, teeming biodiversity and the ability to support clean water, clean air, salmon, game, climate stability, sustainable living and the carefree Northwest lifestyle we take for granted. Nevertheless, Oregon’s own elected Democrats seem bent on cutting down our last ancient forests. Here are some legislative highlights -- and pay no heed to the euphemistic bill handles.
If you’’re paying taxes in Oregon, consider making a charitable donation to the Pacific Green Party by designating a part of your tax refund so that we can keep working toward a democratic and just world that’s economically and ecologically rich and sustainable for everyone!
The Pacific Green Party of Oregon endorses the right of Gay and Lesbian couples to marry for the same reasons as anyone — to make a public promise of love, responsibility and lifetime commitment. They want to stand in front of family and friends and make a lifetime commitment to the person they love, to share all the joys and sorrows that life can bring, and to be a family, and to be able to protect that family. None of us would want to be told it’s illegal to marry the person we love.
A message from Jill Stein on the upcoming Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit:
The Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit is a grassroots action campaign that begins with a mobilization this spring: Earth Day to May Day: 10 Days to Change Course. It provides coordinated action across fronts of struggle and national borders to harness the transformative power we already possess as a thousand separate movements sweeping the planet, rising up against the global assault on our shared economy, ecology, peace and democracy. Momentum is building rapidly.
At the November 23, 2013 convention of the Pacific Green Party of Oregon, Mary Addams, a member of the Lane County chapter, requested that the state party endorse The Great March for Climate Action. Mary is a member of the Lane Greens, and will be participating in the March.