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Saturday, December 10, 2016 from noon-2pm
On this day, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, join together as a community that embraces one another and commits to stand against any and all forms of racism, profiling, targeting, deportations, registries, and discrimination. Following the rally, we will have store window signs saying "We Stand against Islamophobia and all forms of racism" And we will ask folks to spread out an canvass business to ask them to post signs.
Sunday, September 25, 2016 from noon-6pm
Join Ceasefire Oregon on Sunday, September 25, from noon to 6 PM, at Pioneer Courthouse Square LET’S ROCK IT TO STOP IT! September 25th was designated by Congress as the Day of Remembrance of Murder Victims. In 2007, Congress designated September 25 as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. And while two out of every three victims are killed with a firearm, the day of “remembrance” is the only thing Congress has done to acknowledge this loss. We are respectful of what the day stands for, but we must demand that our legislators take action to stop this carnage. Who is presenting “The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence”? Our technology partners are Celly and Cloud Four, two great technology companies in Portland. Our co-sponsor is Augustana Lutheran Church. Presenting organizations are Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Moms Demand Action, The Brady Campaign of Portland, Oregon NOW and Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership. Why are we hosting this event? *To honor our loved ones taken from us by gun violence. *To educate people about gun violence in Oregon. (For example, did you know that 85% of all gun deaths in Oregon are suicides? That’s one per day.) *To raise awareness about what can be done to reduce gun violence–even if Congress won’t act. More information can be found at http://www.ceasefireoregon.org/concert/
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 5:30-8pm
Parade! Party! Prizes! First: a gloriously-lit PARADE across Tillikum Crossing. Dress you and your bike for a very visible evening. Ride departs at 6pm. Then: snacks and PRIZES at Base Camp Brewing Company care of Trimet (FREE, all ages) Finally: The Bicycle Ball -- a PARTY at Holocene to benefit the Community Cycling Center. ($10, 21+)
Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 11am-5:30pm
On Saturday, May 2, nearly 300 cities worldwide, including Portland, will participate  in the 16th annual Global Cannabis March. Portland participants will gather in Pioneer  Courthouse Square for a rally that begins at 11:00am,​ with a scheduled cannabis  freedom march beginning at ​  4pm ​  through downtown Portland ​ , accompanied by a  police escort.  Musicians Mack & Dub and the Smokin' Section, The Sindicate, Mad Dabber, Bad  Habitat and Pass Margo have joined the lineup for the rally as well as many guest  speakers and non­profit organization booths.  Last year, Keynote speaker, Oregon Congressmen Earl Blumenauer said the U.S.  government should "re­appraise what can be only described as a failed war on drugs,"  and discussed the importance of medical research on the effects of marijuana. “We  have to a do a better job of breaking the stranglehold of this pernicious classification,"  Blumenauer said in regard to the​ Schedule I ​  status of Marijuana/Cannabis according to  the federal government. “That’s like saying it is the same as Heroin, or LSD.”  This year, the rally cry for the event is the protection of our civil liberty and the need  to end discrimination against cannabis consumers. Even after Measure 91 goes into  effect, one can still lose their job, housing, doctor, children and student benefits.  Education is still important, as many people won't understand the nuances of Measure  91 and some will continue to go to jail. Remember, Measure 91 was not a legalization  initiative; it was simply a decriminalization initiative, now law.    Oregon taxpayers spend $30,000 per year to incarcerate each of our state’s 200 citizens  who are locked up for nonviolent marijuana convictions, according to data supplied via  The Bus Project​. Despite the passage of Measure 91, we still have a long way to go in  the fight to end the senseless war on cannabis. According to ​The Human Solution  International,​ a grassroots organization marching this year, the single most important  thing you can do to help end prohibition is take action.    This session, Representative Lew Frederick, a Democrat from District 43 in Portland,  has submitted ​House Bill 3372​, legislation that would expunge all nonviolent,  marijuana related convictions from Oregon residents. The historic bill, if passed,  would send a signal that Oregonians support a comprehensive, pragmatic, moral, and  sensible reform to drug policy.      Reasons to participate in the march & rally include:    ∙ Support House Bill 3372,​ the bill to expunge all nonviolent, marijuana related  convictions from Oregon residents.  ∙ Protect the OMMP​ and continuing the fight for patient rights and access to  medicine.  ∙ Prevent of over­regulation of marijuana under M91 by the OLCC​ that could  hinder, rather than aid, the creation, regulation and stabilization of legal  marijuana related businesses.  ∙ No Federal Scheduling​ ­ Removal of Cannabis from the Controlled Substances  Act. It is time for the federal government to remove cannabis from the  Controlled Substances Act.  ∙ Write your Representative​ to support Measure 91 Implementation &​ House  Bill 3372 ​ ! We will have a postcard and letter writing campaign to our elected  officials.  ∙ Networking with Other Local Groups​ – Campaign for the Restoration and  Regulation of Hemp (CRRH), The Human Solution International, Parents 4 Pot ,  Students for Sensible Drug Policy Portland State (SSDP), Portland NORML,  National Cannabis Coalition and more!    Come down and join us in the march for freedom. To continue tradition, a bio­diesel  bus has confirmed they will be offering free rides along the march route to the  disabled. The bus will be parked nearby the Pioneer Square for boarding. There will also be ASL interpreters for the hearing impaired. Come out and have your voice heard!  Know Your Rights!  • Am I free to go officer?  • I do not consent to any searches.  • I wish to remain silent.  • I want to speak with my attorney.