Monday, October 19, 2009

New date and events for Portland regional convention

There's a new date for the Portland (OR) AfD Regional Convention. The convention will take place Saturday, November 7, at the First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Salmon Sts., Portland, with the starting time TBA.

Presenters will include Nancy Matela on water privatization, Cascade Locks and Nestlé; Barbara Dudley on the economic crisis, and Margaret Butler of Jobs with Justice on single payer health care. Elections and politics will feature public interest lawyer Dan Meek on Citizens United v. FEC and Janice Thompson of Common Cause on the upcoming vote on Portland's Voter-Owned Elections.

The convention is co-sponsored by the First Unitarian Church's Economic Justice Action Group.

Also, at 7 p.m., at the First Unitarian Church, there will be a screening of Tapped, the new documentary exposing the environmental, social and health harms done by the bottled water industry. Doors open at 6:30.

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