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UPCOMING EVENTS:


January General Meeting:
January 17, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

Dine & Discourse:
January 21, 6:45 to 8:45

Lunch & Learn:
January 25, 11:30 a.m.  to 1:00 p.m.

 



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Who we are:
A grassroots nonpartisan organization that envisions informed citizens participating in a fully accessible, responsive, and transparent government to achieve the common good.

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How we advocate on issues:
We conduct in-depth studies of issues, develop positions, and advocate at all levels of government in the areas of Governance, Social Policy, and Natural Resources.

 

February General Meeting

“How will Oregon Address Climate Issues?”
When: Thursday, February 14, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.
Where: West Linn Library, Community Room 1595 Burns Street, West Linn Parking: the main parking lot off Burns St. and an additional lot off Hood St.
 

We’re very pleased that Julie Chapman, a Portland League member and active on the state League climate change action team, will speak to us about what climate-related legislation is about to be introduced in this just opened legislative session. The main legislation is going by a couple names at the moment: Clean Energy Jobs (CEJ) and Cap & Invest. Details are still being written as it is a complex concept with lots of moving parts.

Julie will also discuss how League works in a coalition with other groups focused on this critical issue. Early criticism of the legislation asserts that it not serious or urgent enough, exempting too many polluters and ignoring fossil fuel infrastructure. Others see this as a doable, first important step. The slide show guiding the presentation was developed by Alan Journet, emeritus professor of biology and environmental science, with Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN). He has been involved in state climate policy advocacy for many years. The League and SOCAN are coalition members of Renew Oregon - one of the organizations coordinating public pressure for passage of an emissions-cutting bill.

Check out http://www.climatecentral.org/ for the latest research in climate science.

 

 

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