Learn to be effective in advocating for your community at ONI’s 2017 Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel event!
Hear from government officials and advocates how to be an effective community advocate during next year’s Oregon state legislative session at ONI’s 2017 Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel event on Monday, October 30. The event will be in the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization’s (IRCO) community center at 10301 N.E. Glisan Street from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
City Commissioners Chloe Eudaly and Amanda Fritz will conduct a legislative community forum 7:25 to 8:30 p.m. to gather attendee’s input for the City’s state legislative agenda. They are seeking input on community issues and which issues people would like to see advanced by the legislature. There will be a group exercise to identify community and neighborhood priorities.
The first section of this event will have an advocacy panel of elected officials and professional advocates sharing advice and answering questions about how the community can make an impact on public policy at the state level. The panel consists of Representative Janelle Bynum (House District 51), Mary Moller from Governor Kate Brown’s office, OPAL’s Deputy Director Vivian Satterfield, and Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (Senate District 17). The panel will be moderated by Elizabeth Edwards from the City’s Office of Government Relations.
ASL Interpretation will be provided at this event. The City of Portland will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities and people needing assistance with language interpretation and translation. Please contact by phone at 503-823-3093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 23rd to request accommodation.
TriMet transportation is possible by taking the #15 Belmont/NW 23rd and the #25 Glisan/Rockwood bus lines. The MAX Blue line stop at N.E. 102nd Avenue and Burnside is a few blocks from the IRCO community center.
Register to Vote in Multnomah County’s November Special Election by October 17th
A November Special Election is only seven weeks away on Tuesday, November 7, for eligible voters in Multnomah County. Local ballot measures will be on the ballot and not any candidate races. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed on October 18 with November 2nd indicated as the last day to safely mail return a ballot.
The voter registration deadline for this election is October 17 and only eligible voters who live within the boundaries of the local districts on the ballot will receive a ballot. Portland Community College, Alto Park Water and Hillsboro School are the districts on the ballot.
Oregon voters may register online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote or fill out a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card available at the elections office, public library, Oregon DMV, or post office.
New library events at Woodstock and Holgate. Library will soon begin taking submissions from local authors to publish as e-books.For more info visit the library in person or online.
Girl Scouts of Oregon/SW Washington is actively working to start troops at Kelly, Woodmere, and Whitman.Contact Alexandria Robinson for more information.
Alexandria Robinson with Girl Scouts of Oregon/SW Washington.
Learning Gardens Lab is having its annual Harvest Festival on October 18th, 3:30-6:30PM.Visit their event on Facebook for more info.
BDNA Spooktacular is October 22nd, 4:00-7:00PM.Visit our event on Facebook for more info.
Next BDNA meeting: November 2nd, 7:00-9:00PM. Special Guest Mayor Ted Wheeler! Visit our event on Facebook for more info.
Request for Endorsement/Support:
Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Watch Facebook group requested BDNA sanction. As per discussion with Office of Neighborhood Involvement, group must go through city offered Neighborhood Watch trainings in order to be official.BDNA looks forward to working with this group and helping facilitate any desired trainings.
Portland Just Energy Transition Initiative.You can view their summary and FAQ here. We will be receiving a copy of the ballot initiative and will post it online for comments prior to the board meeting on November 7th.