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Get Out The Vote on Nov 7th!

It's always an uphill battle getting folks to tune in during "off year" elections and turnout is usually low.  This means your vote has a greater impact!  So please be sure to turn in your ballot to your county elections office no later than 8 p.m. on Nov 7th.  And thanks for your civic engagement which is needed now more than ever.

 

LNG Action Alert: Become an Intervenor on the Pacific Connector Pipeline

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Flash Action Alert from Rogue RiverkeeperFERC works quickly and the deadline to file comments in opposition is October 26th at 2pm PST

That's Pacific Green Party member George Hutchinson just above Oregon! in the line above.  The Green Party has worked many times over the years with other activists to halt pipelines and LNG development.

 

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2018 Election Preview for Eugene-Springfield Voters

Authored by Alan F. ZundelHow are the races for the 2018 elections shaping up? Let’s take a look at the top offices Eugene-Springfield voters will be casting their ballots for.

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Report on the PGP 2017 Fall Convention

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The Pacific Green Party Fall Convention took place in beautiful Astoria for the first time in memory. It was held on Sunday, September 17th, at Clatsop Community College in a room offering a stunning view of the Columbia River.

Astoria has a contingent of very active Greens who have run for office, served on the State Coordinating Committee, and engaged in local politics, among their other activities. The Astoria Greens were pleased to host the other members from around the state.

Much of the morning session was taken up with minor adjustments to the PGP Bylaws to make them clearer or more amenable to changing conditions. This was a project initiated by SCC member Alan Zundel earlier this year and is now largely complete.

In the afternoon the attendees turned to more challenging topics, such as vetting candidates for nominations to public offices, whether we should drop the “supporting member” category, setting up an advance registration system for conventions, and more effective use of social media.

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Fall 2017 Pacific Green Party State Convention

The Fall Pacific Green Party State Convention will be held Sunday September 17 at Clatsop Community College in Room 219 Columbia Hall. Starts at 10 am and goes until roughly 4 pm.  Details available on our facebook page.

Greens Demand Wyden Withdraw Sponsorship of Bill Criminalizing the BDS Movement

The Pacific Green Party of Oregon demanded that Senator Ron Wyden withdraw his co-sponsorship of S. 720, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, and oppose the bill if it comes up for a vote. S. 720 would criminalize anyone advocating a boycott of Israel, with "a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison."

Click continue reading to view the full text of the letter sent by the Pacific Green Party to Senator Wyden on 26th July 2017.

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Greens testify against Nukes in Salem

On Wednesday 5/24/2017 testimony from Pacific Green Party members opposing Oregon Senate Bill 990 was received by the House Committee On Energy and Environment in Salem.  SB 990 - which passed the Senate 24 to 6 with broad support from both Democrats and Republicans - exempts small modular reactors from certain siting restrictions that apply to nuclear power plants.

As noted in an emailed statement to the committee by our Lane Greens Chapter - "There is no known way to safely dispose of nuclear waste, regardless of the technology used. It is feasible to meet our energy needs through energy conservation, efficiency and renewable resources."  Testifying at the committee meeting was Charles Newlin of our Linn/Benton Chapter.  He noted that SB 990 is direct defiance of the will of the people (who passed an initiative 30 years restricting nuclear power in Oregon) and will (should!) cause a political backlash if passed.  The House Committee has blocked the bill from moving forward.  

That said, the Green Party should run candidates especially against those Senate Democrats who voted for this ethically reckless bill.

Alex Polikoff and Cindy Johnsen Elected in Oregon!

Congratulations to the two Oregon Greens elected in the May 16th elections - Alex Polikoff (an incumbent) and Cindy Johnsen - a new officeholder - bringing to five Greens currently holding office in Oregon and 133 Greens in 19 states nationwide.  Click Continue Reading to get more details on our seven Green candidates who ran for office.

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Pacific Green Party State Convention June 11 in Salem

Pacific Green Party State Convention
Sunday, June 11, 9:30 am - 5 pm
At Oregon School of Massage
2111 Front Street NE, Building 3, Salem OR 97301
Please RSVP on Facebook or email alanzundel@yahoo.com
Agenda:
1. Amendments to PGP Constitution and Bylaws
2. Discussion of co-nominations with other parties
3. General strategy discussion
4. Planning late summer/early fall informational convention
Here is a link to the proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws. Please read ahead of time and bring a copy if you intend to participate in topic #1.