RABBI DEBRA KOLODNY

AS THE SPIRIT MOVES US

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 2/12/20

Posted by on Feb 15, 2020

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 2/12/20

Oregon’s short legislative session is in full swing and February is the month to raise our voices in support of progressive causes.

Next week you have the opportunity to join Ecumenical Ministries, the League of Women Voters and do some armchair activism on behalf of safe gun storage.

And all work no community is no recipe for sustainability and resilience, so we hope to see you at the Jobs with Justice Faith and Labor Breakfast next week! Join old friends and make some new ones as we celebrate the intersection of faith and successful activism at this annual event.

This week Jews celebrate Tu B’Shvat, the New Year of the Trees. We rejoice in the beginning of the running of the sap-the start of fecundity that is not so obvious, as it is still happening internally.

But the flow is nourishing and the flow is vibrant and the sustenance it provides is real.

May we all feel supported by the flow of nature Creation’s abundance begins to offer itself and by the flow of justice that we co-create with one another.

On behalf of the Portland Spirit Led Justice Alliance,

Rabbi Debra Kolodny


Join Ecumenical Ministries at their Youth Homelessness Advocacy Day!

February 14, 10 am-4pm, St. Mark Lutheran Church in Salem

Lean about legislation that will address youth homelessness. Meet with elected leaders and urge them to make this issue a priority. Lunch on your own, snacks provided. RSVP by clicking here!


Jobs with Justice Faith Labor Breakfast!

Tuesday, February 18, 7:15 am

St. Andrew 806 NE Alberta

All At The Table! Join us for our annual Faith Labor breakfast on February 18th. We’ll gather with workers, local faith leaders, & the rest of the JwJ community to break bread, hear powerful stories, and sing out in celebration for workers’ rights victories! No one turned away due to lack of funds. Click Here to RSVP on the Facebook event page!


League of Women Voters Day at the Legislature 2020

February 18th at the Oregon State Capitol 9:30-3 pm

Hearing Room 50

900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Join us for a day with legislative insiders! Speakers to include Senators and Representatives who are working in key League advocacy areas, including campaign finance reform, housing, and climate change. Morning refreshments will be provided. A catered lunch can be purchased with registration for those who register before February 10. REGISTER NOW!


Advocate for Safe Gun Storage!

Oregon’s Legislative Session is in full swing and House Bill 4005, safe gun storage, needs your support. The safe gun storage bill has had a lot of positive momentum in the capitol. Moms Demand Action Oregon packed the building on their advocacy day, and dozens of supporters showing up to make their voice heard at the HB 4005 hearing.

Now your legislators need to hear directly from you. Find them here:

https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/house/Pages/RepresentativesAll.aspx

https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/senate/pages/senatorsall.aspx

Email them with “Please support HB 4005!” in the subject line and let them know how important it is to pass safe gun storage this session. Some points you can mention:

  • Safe storage will make Oregon safer and start saving lives as soon as it’s passed by:
  • Preventing accidental injuries and death of children
  • Lowering Oregon’s high firearm suicide

 


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