RABBI DEBRA KOLODNY

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PUAH City Council Testimony – STOP COP RIOTS

Posted by on Oct 28, 2020

PUAH City Council Testimony – STOP COP RIOTS

Mayor and Commissioners, My name is Rabbi Debra Kolodny. I am today here as Executive Director of Portland United Against Hate, co-author of the Stop Cop Riots letter and as clergy. In our final letter demanding an end to police violence during demonstrations, the community submitted 66 organizational signers and 92 clergy signers as well as another 1300 individuals. I broke down these numbers...

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Portland United Against Hate Testimony Against Police Violence

Posted by on Oct 28, 2020

Portland United Against Hate Testimony Against Police Violence

September 3, 2020 Co-Chairs and Members of the Committee: My name is Rabbi Debra Kolodny. I live in Multnomah County and am the Executive Director of Portland United Against Hate and the Rabbi of Portland’s UnShul. Having spoken with over 100 people and read through dozens of first hand reports on extraordinary police violence against almost exclusively peaceful protestors, and having pastored...

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Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 1/9/19

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 1/9/19

This coming week we have the opportunity to speak out at Portland City Council TWICE, make our voices heard at NORCOR, send letters both to Salem and to our City Council and register for the eagerly awaited Interfaith Advocacy Day in March. While we look forward to the day when there is little work for us to do, that day is not yet here. And as the sages remind us in Pirke Avot: “You are not...

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