Divest Oregon Update

Divest Oregon Update by Janice Karpenick The Divest Oregon coalition continues its work toward three demands: • Immediately: No NEW investments in fossil fuels since they pose a financial, health, and climate risk to Oregonians. • Annually release a public list of all portfolios holdings in every asset class. • [...]

July 1st, 2022|Tags: , |

OP-ED: Know Their Foes

OP-ED: Know Their Foes -- What's Next In The Conservatives Crosshairs by Stefan Jones, Washington County Democrats Communications Committee Volunteer The appalling ruling against Roe vs. Wade is shocking, but should not be surprising. Anti-choice conservatives spent decades planning, organizing, fundraising, litigating, cultivating judicial nominees, making anti-choice a litmus test, [...]

July 1st, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Understanding Muslim Culture and Today’s Challenges

Understanding Muslim Culture and Today's Challenges In this brief talk, PCC Chair Mohamed Alyajouri will cover topics about the Muslim community here in Washington County, as well as other challenges his communities face. Mohamed's professional and community involvement has been around community building, social justice initiatives, interfaith outreach and [...]

Understanding Historical and Modern Antisemitism

Understanding Historical and Modern Antisemitism In this brief talk, Robert Horenstein will cover topics around historical and modern antisemitism, as well as other challenges marginalized communities face. Robert has worked at the Jewish Federation for 27 years and serves as our Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council. This [...]

June 30th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Running for Office as a Woman of Color

Down in the trenches. Running for local office as a Woman of Color In this brief talk, Beaverton City Councilor Nadia Hasan and Cornelius City Councilor Angeles Godinez-Valencia will share about their experiences when they made the decision to run for office, and all of the things they experienced [...]

Learn about CRT with Dr. Lynn

Critical Race Theory, it’s Use, Misuse and Potential Application to Progressive Politics In this brief talk, Marvin Lynn, a leading scholar in the area of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Education, provided an overview of CRT, addressed the way it is currently being misused by the Conservative Right, and [...]

Health Care For All Oregon: What’s The Latest?

Health Care For All Oregon:  What's The Latest? by Janice Karpenick Annual Meeting HCAO held their annual membership meeting via zoom on June 11, 2022.  Elections for members and officers took place at the meeting. Right to Health Care Campaign HCAO is working to pass the Hope Amendment. The Right [...]

June 23rd, 2022|Tags: , , |

“Freedom” Remembering the First Juneteenth

“Freedom” Remembering the First Juneteenth By Rosa Colquitt, PhD, Democratic Party of Oregon Vice Chair, DPO Black Caucus Chair On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden said these words on the occasion of signing legislation into law establishing June 19th as Juneteenth National Independence Day:  "I have to say to [...]

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