Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 6/19/19
Nowhere is our moral voice more needed today than in the call for Creation Care. Unless we can begin to mitigate the damage of the current Climate Crisis TODAY no one is safe, but poor and communities of color are most at risk.
This week, on the Summer Solstice, we have the opportunity to join with Extinction Rebellion in one of their many actions to make our stance clear as people of faith. We also have the opportunity to continue our legislative calls during this year’s session.
Thank you and bless you for all of your holy justice seeking work!
For the Portland Spirit Led Justice Alliance,
Rabbi Debra Kolodny
Take Direct Action with Extinction Rebellion!
Terry Schrunk Plaza 431 SW Madison St, Portland, OR 97204
Friday June 21, 12 noon
Extinction Rebellion PDX believes that nonviolent civil disruption is the only option left to us in the face of the government’s inability to act on the climate crisis. Together with its partners, Sunrise Movement Portland, Portland Harbor Community Coalition, Northwest SEED, 350pdx and the Bright Lines Initiative it has called a rally to declare a climate emergency and demand that all levels of government follow its lead.
If you’ve been thinking it’s time to act, join Extinction Rebellion in nonviolent protest to demand:
- governments tell the truth about the ecological crisis
- zero emissions & drawdown by 2025
- participatory democracy
- a just transition
After the rally participants will be given the opportunity to participate in nonviolent direct action. Participating does not require a commitment to arrest, but those who wish to undertake such a risk please look over this guide to help you prepare. There will be a brief Know Your Rights training at the rally site at 11 am for those interested.
To learn more about Extinction Rebellion PDX’s multi faceted campaign of action or to sign up for training please register by clicking here!
Support Paid Family and Medical Leave For Every Oregonian!
House Bill 2005-3, the paid family and medical leave bill, is currently being considered by our lawmakers. To make sure House Bill 2005-3 passes in 2019, we need to remind our legislators that paid family and medical leave is critical to all of our families.
Nobody should have to choose between their family or a paycheck.
Lift a Moral Voice for Drivers Licenses for All!
Take action today for immigrant justice and lift a moral voice for HB 2015! Licenses are a core everyday need for Oregon’s families. HB 2015 passed through the Weighs and Means Committee this week and was approved by the House, now it is on its way to the Senate! Click Here to let your Senators know that all Oregonians need driver’s licenses!