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Tesoro-Savage Air Permit Hearing - Vancouver, WA

This is your last chance to give your input and say NO to the proposed oil terminal in Vancouver, WA.

In June, Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) will hold its final major public hearing on the Tesoro Savage oil-by-rail terminal. EFSEC will take public comments on the draft air pollution permit for Tesoro, the largest proposed oil train terminal in North America. This is your last chance to weigh-in before EFSEC makes a final recommendation to Governor Inslee.

Zest: Night: Effective Nonviolent Resistance

Nonviolent actions are becoming the new alternative to violent uprisings. Most nonviolent actions are planned as single events, such as a march or protest. But isolated nonviolent actions accomplish little if they’re not part of a larger strategy.

What Do We Want From Our Wild - Humanities Discussion

http://cgcan.org/event/what-do-we-want-from-the-wild/

Wednesday June 7th at 7 p.m. Hood River Museum on the Waterfront.

A discussion beyond political policies about our wild places and animals, and how we want to interact with them going forward.

Initiative Petition would revoke Oregon's Sanctuary Law

This is petition is in the signature gathering stage. It is currently referred to as IP 22. It is being proposed for the 2018 election, and would repeal the Oregon Sanctuary law, which prohibits state and local law enforcement from acting as ICE agents.

The AFL-CIO has a web page about it, and a petition you can sign to oppose it here: http://oraflcio.org/actions/2017/5/3/take-action-against-ip-22

Suggestions for environmental action

Here are suggestions for environmental action and response from the Oregon League of Conservation Voters:

http://www.olcv.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Citizen-Tools-for-Action.pdf

National Popular Vote Oregon

We need National Popular Vote - NPV! The presidential election winner should be the candidate who gets the most votes! It doesn't require a constitutional amendment with the NPV interstate compact, it just requires enough states to sign on and then in 2020, the presidential election will be fair and democratic.

6 days left to #StandIndivisible this recess

POP Members:

It’s congressional recess, and local Indivisible groups across the country are doing amazing things to make their voices heard.

For the next six days, Congress is in recess. Senators and Representatives are back home in their states and districts. Behind closed doors, Republicans in the Senate are weighing whether to protect the well-being of their constituents, or give Donald Trump a win on TrumpCare. And what they decide to do is going to greatly depend on what they hear this recess.

Siskiyou National Monument

Issue: Walden on Trump’s Recommendation to consider reversal of Siskiyou National Monument Expansion.

Background: Walden stated the following regarding Trump’s executive order to consider repeal of expansion of the Siskiyou National Monument: "In Oregon we've watched the problems left behind in the wake of national monument designations that lock up land without meaningful public input." (Oregonian May 9, 2017)

Truth or Trump

Indivisible provides a document that covers five topics:

1. The Crime: How Trump likely obstructed justice when he fired Comey.
2. The Motive: Mounting Evidence of Trump Camp's Connections to Russia.
3. The Cover-Up: Current congressional investigations are a sham.
4. The Solution: We need an independent commission in addition to a special counsel.
5. Your Role: What you can ask your Senators to actually do about this.

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/truth-or-trump/

Senate asks for opinons about health care law only from insurance people

Update for Alert: Action Item: Email the Senate about the Horrendous Health Care law

The Senate is asking for opinions on their health care bill, but only from insurance people. Topher Spiro, (vice president for health policy at the Center for American Progress) posted a copy of the committee's request letter to his Twitter account.

Here is the email address to send your comments to: HealthReform@finance.senate.gov. Send your email before Tuesday May 23.

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