RABBI DEBRA KOLODNY

AS THE SPIRIT MOVES US

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 5/9/19

Posted by on May 9, 2019

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 5/9/19

This week invite you to speak out on behalf of our parks, preventing gun violence, investing in our students and saying no to nefarious investment firms who were trusted with public money. Thank you so much for all you do to support this holy work, and we especially hope to see you on May 29 to kick off our Endeavour Capitol action from 11 am till noon. Wishing all of our Muslim friends a Ramadan Mubarak and praying for an end to violence in Israel/Palestine.

Blessings,
Rabbi Debra Kolodny for the Portland Spirit Led Justice Alliance


Support Laborers’ Local 483 who are Rallying to Fight Against Proposed Budget Cuts!  

What’s At Risk If the Current Budget Proposal is Approved By City Council?

  • $6.3 million cut to Portland Parks and Rec!
  • Closing Community Centers!
  • Privatization of Laurelhurst Dance Studio, Hillside and Fulton Community Centers!
  • Violating the Racial Equity Plan the city had adopted!
  • Loss of 70 Full and Part-time Positions!
  • Major Reductions in Public Programs at Community Centers!

Join us tonight at 5pm at the World Forestry Center and wear black to show support for Parks and Rec workers before the last public Budget Hearing! Click here to RSVP on the Facebook event and share that you are going!

*Speaking raffle starts at 5:30PM, arrive early for parking and speaking!

*Budget hearing begins at 6:30PM

If you are unable to attend, LIUNA 483 is asking community members to call Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Fish (who oversees Parks and Rec) to let them know you oppose these austerity cuts!

Mayor Wheeler 503-823-4127

Commissioner Fish 503-823-3589


Sign-On to a Letter Written By Faith Leaders to Help Prevent Gun Violence!

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon invites Oregon faith leaders from all religious backgrounds and all parts of our state to sign onto a letter in support of two bills currently being considered in the Oregon Senate.
Read the letter we wrote with our partners at Lift Every Voice Oregon to express support for two important measures that would make concrete improvements to our state’s gun safety laws.
If you’re a faith leader in Oregon, please sign onto this letter through the form here. Please consider inviting some clergy friends to sign on, too.
If you’re not a faith leader, please share this invitation with your imam, rabbi, lama, teacher, pastor, priest, chaplain, or other leader.
We are hoping to gather signatures by May 13, to deliver this letter to our Senators that week as part of their deliberation on the bills. Signatures are needed from clergy all across the state, so please sign on today!

Support Educators in Oregon and Invest in the Future of Our Students!

From all corners of the state, yesterday the message was loud and clear: It’s time to invest in our students! Over 20,000 were at the waterfront here in Portland, who along with the the thousands who made their way to the Capitol, together lifted the message that we need a tax system that requires corporations to do their part to fund our schools. Here’s how you can help the #RedForEd movement!

Contact the Joint Committee on Student Success and urge them to support the Student Success Act (HB 3427)

Find more information at may8forstudents.org

Click here to tell your lawmakers to invest in schools!


Get Endeavour Capital Out of the Public Employee Retirement System!

Join us on Wednesday, May 29 as we take action at Endeavour Capital  Headquarters, Park Avenue West Tower, 750 SW 9th

Meet in Director Park, across the Street, SW Yamhill and 9th

11 am-12 noon

Endeavour Capital owned companies have:

• Used union-busters in companies that it owns! (such as New Seasons Market!)

•  Profited off mass incarceration and private bail bonds in California

•  Contributed almost $800,000 to defeat legislation to protect people from bail bond profiteers

Raise our voices against state support of these heinous actions!


Click to support the work of the Spirit Led Justice Alliance with $10 a month donation!

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