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Monday
Jan
25
2016
Monday, January 25, 2016 from 6-8:30pm
6-8:30pm
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Seiu Local
6:00 - Doors Open 6:30 - Program $5 Suggested donation Event Co-sponsors: 350 PDX, Oregon Environmental Council, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Climate Solutions, Environment Oregon, Oregon Climate RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-oregons-climate-movement-tickets-20161366189 Oregon has long been a leader in innovation -- from the bottle bill to the world’s greatest athletic shoes. But currently, Oregon’s economy runs on dirty energy that pumps pollution into our air and water, threatening the place where we love to live. It's time to account for the price of pollution from dirty fossil fuels. Pollution costs us -- in medical bills and sick days from lung diseases like asthma, fighting record-breaking wildfires, severe drought, and more. Yet major polluters do not take responsibility for their pollution. Let's change that. It's time for Oregon to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy, create good-paying jobs and drive innovation. This task depends on building a climate movement that continues to grow and represent the diverse perspectives of all Oregonians. On Monday, January 25th, Know Your City and Renew Oregon are hosting a community dialogue with speakers who organize in very different communities for a clean Oregon future. Topics include carbon pricing, equity and environmental justice, grassroots coalition building, and creating green jobs for working Oregonians. Join us at SEIU Local 503 (6401 Southeast Foster Road). Speakers include: State Representative Lew Frederick, District 43 Mark Gamba, Mayor of Milwaukie Barbara Byrd, Secretary-Treasurer of AFL-CIO Nik Blosser, CEO of Celilo Group Media Laura Stevens, Field Organizer for Sierra Club Mia Reback, 350 PDX and Climate Action Coalition Moderator: Maggie Tallmadge, Environmental Justice Manager for the Coalition of Communities of Color Get involved! You can take immediate action for climate justice by supporting the Healthy Climate Bill in the 2016 Legislative Session in Salem. For more information and to RSVP for the lobby day/rally: https://reneworegon.good.do/healthy_climate_bill/healthyclimatebillemailyourrep/ http://www.facebook.com/events/931439103615291/