Action Alert
06 14 14

Support the Equal Rights Amendment Ballot Initiative

To download a petition supporting the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) ballot measure, visit voteera.org Q. Why do we need an ERA in our Oregon Constitution? A. Because the Oregon Constitution was written in 1857, ratified in 1859 it never prevented women from being discriminated against.Even though the Article I, Section 20…

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Action Alert
05 29 14

Stop Polluting Oil Trains in the Columbia Gorge

Email Governor Kitzhaber  and ask him to stop Polluting Oil Trains from moving through the Columbia Gorge. The Northwest could soon be seeing rail shipments of more than 850,000 barrels of crude oil per day, more than the quantity that would flow through the Keystone XL pipeline.  In Oregon and Washington, 11 refineries…

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Action Alert
05 20 14

It’s time for Oregon to be a climate change leader

From the 8 hour work day to the bottle bill, from land use planning and public access to the beaches, Oregon has been a leader in progressive policy. The Oregon Climate Declaration’s goal is 100,000 Oregonians signing on to help make Oregon a national model in responding to climate change.…

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Action Alert
04 22 14

Oppose Oregon Fossil Fuel Exports

Veresen, a Canadian company, seeks to export natural gas to Asian markets from Coos Bay, Oregon.  In order to do so it must obtain conditional approval from the U.S. Department of Energy for a pipeline to Coos Bay. Unfortunately Oregon Senator Ron Wyden supports this approval. Call Senator Wyden at (202)…

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Action Alert
04 16 14

Our Wilderness Still Needs Our Help

2014 is the 50th anniversary of the historic passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964. While disasters and conflicts are occupying the front pages, there are several Oregon wilderness bills pending in Congress. Taking action now could help ensure lasting protection. The PEW Charitable Trust recently published a list of the status of…

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Informational Alert
04 08 14

The Thin Green Line Can Fight Climate Change

Climate change is already occurring, with sea level rise, ocean acidification and greatly increased frequency and intensity of droughts, floods, forest fires and other extreme weather events. If carbon pollution is allowed to increase and world temperatures rise beyond a 3.6 degree Fahrenheit target, the frequency and intensity of such natural disasters will…

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