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Wednesday
May 3
Legislation 101: How the Oregon State Legislature Works, and How
PCC SE, 2305 SE 82nd at Division

LEGISLATION 101: How the Oregon State Legislature Works, and How to Make It Work for You!

Everybody welcome!!!

Join us, Wednesday May 3rd at the Community Hall Annex on PCC SE Campus for a public forum on how the legislation process works, and can work for you.

Confused about the legislative process? Think you need to be an expert before you can lobby? Then this training is made for you. Learn about:

  • How a bill becomes a law -- in Oregon.
  • What works best: petitions? Emails? Facebook? Twitter? Phone calls? Visits?
  • How to say what’s on your mind and be heard.
  • Which bills are top priority for the Portland NAACP in this session.
  • How to lobby with the Portland NAACP lobbying team.

Come meet the NAACP Portland Political Action Committee and see how you can get involved.

This session is co-sponsored by the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform and the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods.

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Tuesday
May 9
NAACP Political Action Committee Meeting
Black United Fund of Oregon

Come learn about NAACP's legislative priorities & how to get involved

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Sunday
Jun 4
SOLD OUT!! Places of Action: NAACP Black Legacy Project Bus Tour
TBD

Join us! NAACP Portland Branch presents the first Black Legacy Project bus tour! Exploring places of historical significance in the Black community in Portland. We will travel from early 20th century organizing, through the civil rights movement in Portland, and dissues present day issues, and how you too can get involved in fighting racism in Portland.

Tickets are priced at $10 each to ensure that everyone can join us, but if your means allow, please consider purchasing the donation ticket price of $35 or $50. This donation of $25 or $40 will go towards future programs offered by the NAACP Portland Branch, and to ensure passengers of all incomes can join us. Want to sponsor your business or organization? Please consider the Sponsor ticket price of $75, and we will recognize your gift on social media and during the tour. Want a different donation ticket price that suits your budget, please consider buying a $10 ticket and also making a donation that is comfortable for you! Can't join us but want to support NAACP Public Programs, please consider making a donation today.

ALL ticket holders receive the same experience during the tour!!!

Special thanks to Oregon Humanities and Multnomah County Cultural Coalition for their generous grants making this event possible. Another special thanks to our community committee who volunteered their time to produce the BLP Bus tour and our special guests, Dr. Darrell Millner, Avel Gordly, Charlotte Rutherford, Donnell Alexander, Jo Ann Hardesty, and Raymond Burrell.

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Friday
Jun 16
Portland NAACP Economic Development Committee mtg - All Are Welcome
Concordia University Library

Come find out what the Economic Development Committee is up to & how you can get invovled

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Saturday
Jun 24
Portland NAACP General Membership Meeting - All are welcome
Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman

Come find out what our committees have been working on & how you can get involved. NAACP Portland's committees include: Political Action, Economic Development, Membership, Religious Services, Education.

We will be meeting in Luther Hall, building #1 on this map: http://www.cu-portland.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/campus_map.pdf

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Tuesday
Jul 11
NAACP Political Action Committee Meeting
Black United Fund of Oregon

Come to this meeting to learn about the legislative advocacy work of the Political Action Committee & how you can get involved.


PDX NAACP -

Ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons; eliminating racial hatred and discrimination.

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Friday
Jul 14
Portland NAACP Economic Development Committee Meeting
Concordia University Library

Come to join NAACP Portland's efforts for equitable economic development.


*PDX NAACP** - Ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons; eliminating racial hatred and discrimination.

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Saturday
Jul 22
NAACP General Membership Meeting - All Are Welcome
Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman

Come learn about what NAACP Portland's committees are up to & how you can get involved. Committees include: Political Action; Education; Economic Development; Membership, and more.


PDX NAACP -

Ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons; eliminating racial hatred and discrimination.

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Thursday
Aug 3
Testify! Portland Police Dept/Department of Justice Settlement Agreement Amendments Hearing
Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th

The US Department of Justice last year declared the City of Portland, OR is out of compliance with plea deal provisions to reform illegal use of force in policing. Specifically with regard to community engagement, but other planned fixes have been retarded. The City then sued the Court to keep it from judicial review.

Item 872, for vote Thursday, proposes amending the Feds’ 2012 Settlement Agreement. It will swap out broad-based community oversight for a small band of the Mayor’s political appointees. A proposed Portland Commission on Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP) will determine when “a public meeting will further its mission.”

PDX NAACP calls for your participation. Oppose the Mayor’s plan to stymie informed consent of the governed, with regard to police killing. Call or email City Council and the DoJ Civil Rights Division. (below)

The 2012 plea deal is the law of the land. A Community Oversight Advisory Board (COAB) was authorized to “independently assess the implementation of this Agreement.” Five of the 15 voting representatives were seated with community involvement. To bring out another backroom deal, Mayor Wheeler let their terms lapse; Commissioners never filled seats that the LAST batch of political pawns walked away from. Council – instead of empowering COAB with appropriate funding and support staff for self-directed mission – never entertained a single one of their dozens of recommendations.

Under the current plea deal, a Compliance Officer was to give COAB thirty days to “informally comment on his report on recommendations regarding necessary steps to achieve compliance.” The Officer “shall also hold open town hall meetings on a quarterly basis where he/she will ... receive public comment on his/her assessments of compliance and recommendations.”

The Mayor proposes, rather than abide by law, to continue circumventing public process. As with bargaining in secret for a deficient police union contract, or choosing a new Chief to preside over our justice-evading police bureau.

Town Halls, which would have been opportunity to hear from police scientists about best practices nationally, are now envisioned to be downloads for perpetrators of illegal use of force. (Only one of the eight, mandated Town Halls was ever held: the Police Bureau justified itself before COAB appointments were seated.) Community ‘input’ will disappear into PCCEP, never to surface as community-inspired demands. It is un-American to dismantle checks and balances; it’s ongoing criminal enterprise to do so while The People seek to dismantle local law enforcement’s self-exoneration system.

ACTION ITEM #1 Register your objections to an amended Settlement Agreement. (Copy the City Clerk on emails.) Find out where Commissioners stand.

ACTION ITEM #2 Share this as widely as possible with your networks.

ACTION ITEM #3 Come to the City Council meeting on 3 August. Sign up to testify. You’ll be given 3 minutes at most, less if Council fills the time. “It is a good idea to plan your remarks ahead of time to ensure you convey your key message in the time allowed.” Says PDX NAACP.

PCCEP is subterfuge. It is not oversight. Let the Mayor create his band of insiders: it should not replace a public body, where justice advocates can transparently press the community’s reform agenda. Let PCCEP send the Mayor suggestions he wants to hear.

It was precisely because the City refused to police itself that this plea deal was set in place. It is time to END historical "patterns and practices."

Find Agenda Item 872 & 4 supporting documents here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/26997


Hardspace - Historian, Social Justice Advocate - Deep historical research for Roger David Hardesty, now migrating to published historical non-fiction. Dilettante in police accountability efforts.

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Friday
Aug 18
Portland NAACP Economic Development Committee Meeting
Concordia University Library

Come learn about NAACP Portland's efforts to support People-of-Color owned businesses and address economic disparities.


PDX NAACP - Ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons; eliminating racial hatred and discrimination.

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