Friday, October 9, 2009

Details on Portland OR regional convention

The Portland, OR Alliance for Democracy will hold their regional conference on Saturday, October 31 at the First Unitarian Church Eliot Chapel, SW 12th and Salmon, Portland. The convention will be held in the afternoon, starting time TBA. The convention is co-sponsored by the Economic Justice Action Group of the 1st Unitarian Universalist church and will focus on democracy.

Presenters include Nancy Matela on water, Nestle, and Cascade Locks, Barbara Dudley on the economic crisis; and Margaret Butler, of Jobs with Justice on the Employee Free Choice Act and single payer healthcare.

A segment on elections and political segment will feature Portland public interest lawyer Dan Meek on the Citizens United vs FEC US Supreme Court case which threatens to unleash direct corporate cash into the election campaigns, followed by Janice Thompson with Common Cause to talk about Portland's Voter Owned Elections and the upcoming citizens' vote on whether Portland should continue this experiment in bribe-less democracy.

More information from David Delk, or check the chapter website at

Details about all our planned regional/local conventions are here on our website.

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