Feminist Planning Calendar

Feminist Planning Calendar
Below are some important dates throughout the year to organize around.

• January: Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (22nd)
• February: Black History Month
• March: Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day (8th), National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day (10th)
• April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
• May: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Equal Pay Day
• June: National NOW Conference, Anniversary of Title IX (23rd), LGBTQ Pride Month
• July: Begin organizing for Elections
• August: Women’s Equality Day (26th)
• September: National Hispanic Heritage Month, Labor Day
• October: Day of the Girl, Love Your Body Day, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month
• November: Election Day, Black Friday (28th), Native American Heritage Month
• December: Start planning for next year!

As We Enter 2017 and a New Political Order, Let’s Remember These Words

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First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

—Martin Niemoller

SPEAK OUT!  SPEAK OUT!  SPEAK OUT!  We ALL must SPEAK OUT!

 

Marchando Juntos Somos Más Fuertes

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En solidaridad con la Marcha de las Mujeres en Washington D.C. y otras ciudades de todo el país

21 de enero, 2017 11:30—2:30 pm

( LA MARCHA COMIENZA A 12 PM)

La marcha comienza en la Alcaldía de Newport y termina en Hallmark Resort. Por favor, únese al final de la marcha para una reunión con música en vivo, café, y oradores.

Para todos que estén interesados en proteger los derechos civiles, proteger a las comunidades vulnerables y proteger el medio ambiente.

Con el apoyo de Central Oregon Coast NOW, el Comité de Diversidad del Condado de Lincoln, PFLAG, y el Comité Central Democrático del Condado de Lincoln

POR FAVOR RSVP EN: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stronger-together-march-tickets-30364729724 ( LA MARCHA COMIENZA A 12 PM)

Stronger Together March

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In solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington and other cities across the country.

Jan 21, 2017 11:30 am—2:30 pm (MARCH BEGINS AT 12:00 PM)

Beginning at Newport City Hall, Newport, Oregon and ending at the Hallmark Resort. Please join us at the end of the march for a rally with live music, speakers, coffee, and community. Rally begins at 12:30 pm.

For those who are interested in protecting civil rights, protecting vulnerable communities, and protecting the earth.

S u p p o r t e d b y C e n t r a l O r e g o n C o a s t N O W , D i v e r s i t y C o m m i t t e e o f

L i n c o l n C o u n t y , P F L A G , a n d t h e L i n c o l n C o u n t y D e m o c r a t i c

C e n t r a l C o m m i t t e e

‘Thank You, Hillary Clinton’

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What Hillary Clinton did wrong. That’s been the pervasive issue coming from all directions since the November election. Politicians and media, both conservative and liberal, have consistently battered her for the past 50 days since she won the popular vote in the nation by almost three million votes.  Never mind that she faced fake news, constant lies, Russian interference, gerrymandering, voter oppression, threats to progressive voters, sexism, anti-Clinton sentiment, and a few other problems.

It’s long past time to honor this woman who has given much to the country that takes great pleasure in vilifying her. Fortunately, John Pavlovitz, a pastor in Raleigh (NC), has done this, and journalist/blogger/columnist Leslie Salzillo wrote a piece about his letter of thanks to Clinton. Some of my readers may remember Pavlovitz’s commentary about the current president-elect called “How the Trump Stole America.”

Thanks to both Ms. Salzillo and Mr. Pavlovitz for the following:

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Arnie Roblan: Town Hall / Community Events

It is my pleasure to invite everyone to attend one of my Post-Holiday Legislative Town Hall meetings. These meetings are s great opportunity to get updated on what I plan to do in the 79th Legislative Assembly to address many of the challenges constituents have brought to my attention such as the need for more affordable housing, aging in rural-coastal communities, service of jurors and promoting rural economic development. You can also submit your own ideas to improve state government during the 2017 Legislative Session.  If you are unable to attend one of my Town Hall meetings but have a matter of importance you would like to share with me, I would like to set up a time for us to meet.  So, please contact my office by email with a description of the issue to be discussed.  I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can.

Lincoln County (two events)

Date: Friday, January 27th; Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m.; Location: Newport Chamber of Commerce, 555 SW Coast Highway, Newport; Event Description:  Newport Chamber of Commerce Weekly Luncheon

Date: Friday, January 27th; Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7p.m.; Location: OSU Extension Service Lincoln County, 1211 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365; Event Description: Community Town Hall (*Note: Overflow parking across the street near the blue gear shed).

Happy Hanukkah!

Nel's New Day

Today, the United States is being taken over by an insecure, anger-ridden megalomaniac who rose to power through lies and election assistance from a foreign country. He’s already using his position for personal financial gain and nominating federal officials who will help him create further poverty and deprivation for 99.99 percent of the people in the nation. His opposition to any press that he doesn’t control violates the First Amendment, and his plan to stop any protests against him violates the constitutional right of assembly. Democracy as people in the United States is in great danger.

Today is also the first of an eight-day Jewish celebration for the defeat of an insecure narcissist ruler, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, known for his excessively extravagant display of riches and cruelty over two millennia ago. Initially appearing congenial toward his subjects, he felt contempt for them and sold political positions to benefit only the wealthiest in the country…

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