ONI’s 2017 Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel

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 marco.mejia@portlandoregon.gov 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.

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Register by October 17th to Vote in November Special Election

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.

Further information about voting and how to track a ballot is available on the Multnomah County November Special Election webpage. The county’s Election Division website also offers information to check if one is registered to vote, voting opinions, a military and overseas voters’ guide and more election information.

October Meeting Recap

Thank you, everyone, who made it out last night!  We had a great turnout, including several new neighbors!  If you missed the meeting, here’s a quick recap:

Lane Middle School PTA President Esther Crowell-Duncan gives an update.

Community Announcements:

  • Lane PTA has volunteer opportunities open on Oct 16th and November 8-9th.  Contact PTA President Esther Crowell-Duncan or visit their website for more info or to volunteer.
  • 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.

Upcoming Events:

  • 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:

Representative Jeff Reardon at October 5, 2017 BDNA meeting.

Special Guest:

Representative Jeff Reardon spoke briefly about successes and disappointments during the last legislative session.  He brought an informational handout and took questions.  If you have questions for Rep. Reardon, you can submit them to us and we’ll pass them on.

Land Use and Transportation: 

  • New LUD discussed: 6628 SE 62nd Ave
  • Board Member Stephenie Frederick is taking a 10-week course from PBOT on transportation.

**Please note, this is a general summary and not official minutes!**

Photo and Video Credit: Derek Covey, Board Member

September 2017 Meeting Agenda

Agenda (subject to change) for our September 2017 meeting below.  To download and print your own, click here!

Join us September 7th, 2017, 7:00-9:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center.  Featuring special guest, Representative Karin Power!  Can’t make it?  Submit your question here!