RABBI DEBRA KOLODNY

AS THE SPIRIT MOVES US

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 8/20/19

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 8/20/19

As we hear of ongoing tragedies at the border and in Mississippi and as the national discourse grows ever more frightening, we are pleased to share three actions you can take to make a difference in the next two weeks. Please join us in solidarity with Kaiser workers, the PMPC Budget Lab, and the Albina Ministerial Alliance in their work for Justice and Police Reform.

As the world spins wildly around us, may we remember the words of Ann Frank (excerpted from her January 13, 1943 diary entry) and redouble our commitment to show up for love, for justice, for welcome, for compassion, for fairness and for a better world. “Terrible things are happening outside. At any time of night and day, poor helpless people are being dragged out of their homes…Families are torn apart. Men, women and children are separated. Children come home from school to find their parents have disappeared.”

Blessings and thanks for all you do,

Rabbi Debra Kolodny for the Portland Spirit Led Justice Alliance


Kaiser Rally for a Fair Contract and Quality Patient Care!

Wednesday, August 21, 10:30 am- 1:30 pm

Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center, 2875 NE Stucki St. Hillsboro, OR 97124

Join us to show your solidarity with Kaiser workers! We’ll be rallying outside and making sure Kaiser management hears our voices when we say “NO!” to short staffing and takeaways that impact patient care!


Join the Portland-Metro People’s Coalition for a Participatory Budgeting Lab

Saturday, September 21, 2019
10 AM – 3 PM
Location TBD. Lunch served. Please RSVP to info@portlandpeoplescoalition.org

Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and Reverend William Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign call budgets moral statements that must reflect the values of the public. Yet, while the Portland metro region is booming with wealth, we are told time and again there is no money to fund community needs.

The current budgeting process threatens our future. We need a visionary budget and participatory process to fund the PMPC Bill of Rights and 2020 Policy Platform. Let’s use our community wealth to invest in a future with public housing, banking, utilities, childcare and more!

This fall is the time in the budget cycle to intervene and to have an impact. Learn how the current budget process works (or doesn’t) and participate in designing a budget led by Participatory Budgeting Oregon that truly reflects our community priorities, values and vision.

Join us on Saturday, September 21, and stay tuned for the full agenda and location!

The PMPC is an all-volunteer group of 20 Participating Organizations that exists to serve our community. Representatives from more than a dozen other groups joined us at our recent Delegate Assembly. All are eager to chart a new course to build unified people power for a just, egalitarian and liberatory city, county and metro for all. Please join us.


Attend the Albina Ministerial Alliance Forum on the Upcoming Portland Police Association Contract Negotiations!

Monday, August 26, 2019   6:00-8:00 PM

Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th at Skidmore

Beginning with a short presentation on the current contract, there will be an open forum for community for input so the AMA can forward them to the City Council before the new contract negotiations.

The Portland Police Association (PPA) contract expires on June 30, 2020 and negotiations are expected to begin early this fall. In 2016, the community was shut out of the process to the point where City Council left Council Chambers before voting, and people who were still in City Hall were pushed out violently by police.

Questions we want this negotiations to consider include: Why is it so difficult to fire officers? Why aren’t officers drug tested after deadly force incidents? Why does Portland’s civilian oversight body not have the ability to investigate use of deadly force or to compel officer testimony?

The current contract can be found here!

This forum is hosted by the AMAC and is being cosponsored by Portland
Jobs with Justice, Portland Copwatch, Portland Forward, Portland Metro
People’s Coalition, and As the Spirit Moves Us.

If you would like a flyer to share, you can find it here!

For more information or if your group would like to be listed as a
cosponsor contact the AMA Coalition at 503-288-7242.


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