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350PDX Weekly Update – Preparing for the Election – Oct 7 2020

Hi everyone, This November our democracy is at stake. We are seeing unprecedented voter suppression across the country, with polls being closed, voter rolls being purged, voter intimidation at the polls, and attacks on USPS and mail-in ballots. We’re also seeing efforts to de-legitimize the election process. We have a president who has openly said he might not […]

350PDX Weekly Update – Climate In The Debate – Sept 30 2020

Hi everyone, For the first time in 12 years, the moderator of a presidential debate asked a question about climate change last night. Climate change was the focus of an unusually substantive, approximately 10-minute portion of the otherwise raucous 90-minute presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden — about equal to the […]

The DEQ and Climate Need Our Help!

The DEQ and Climate Need Our Help! DEQ is currently receiving public testimony for the rulemaking of Executive Order 20-04. The DEQ has set three hearings for October and we need Climate conscious Oregonians to show up and, if you can, testify! The Governors executive order directs state agencies to take actions to reduce and regulate greenhouse gas emissions. One […]

350PDX Weekly Update – Breonna Taylor – Sept 23 2020

Hi everyone, Say her name. Breonna Taylor. Millions of us across the country and the world have been saying, chanting, screaming Breonna Taylor’s name in the streets and demanding justice for over 120 days.  Today the decision was announced in Breonna Taylor’s case, and justice has not been served. One officer has been indicted on charges of endangering neighbors […]

Take Action for Forests and Climate

In the aftermath of Oregon’s historic wildfires, we need to defend Oregon’s forests from the claim that the way to reduce fires is widespread heavy logging. Read more about the topic in this letter we sent to Oregon legislators in November 2019. And then take action today! 1. Find your state legislators – See who […]

350PDX Weekly Update – Smoke – Sept 16 2020

Hi everyone, This is a painful week. From the lives, homes, and communities lost to the fires, to the poisonous air that the most vulnerable cannot escape from, to the existential dread of the confirmation that the climate crisis isn’t a far off future; but that we are living it now. Governor Kate Brown called the winds and fires a “once in […]

350PDX Weekly Update – Fire – Sept 9 2020

Hi everyone, Today our history of fire suppression, combined with hot, dry conditions linked to climate change, are driving the growth of wildfires across the West. Our thoughts are with the communities that are affected by these fires (see some resources on how to stay informed and safe below). We hope you’re able to look after yourselves, keep out […]

Action alert: Tell corporations to divest from police foundations

On Sunday Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot in the back seven times by a Kenosha, WI police officer. His 3 children watched it happen. This has been a summer of uprising as people across the country take to the streets to condemn the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many […]