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9/25 Green Party meeting

Details on the September general membership meeting of the Portland Metro Chapter of the Pacific Green Party.
The Portland Metro Chapter of the Pacific Green Party will hold its monthly general membership meeting from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25. The meeting will take place in the Southeast Uplift building at 3534 SE Main (two blocks north of Hawthorne). All are welcome to attend.

The meeting will include presentations by the Oregon Public Power Coalition on their campaign to establish People's Utility Districts in PGE service territory; the campaign against extreme hate radio in Portland; and the Portland Bill of Rights Defense Committee's resolution to prevent City Council from complying with the provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act. Information will be provided on October lectures in Portland by Ralph Nader and Medea Benjamin; opportunities for Campus Greens chapter development at Reed College, Lewis and Clark College, and Portland State University; potential "Green Halloween" fundraising concerts; and various volunteer opportunities. The Chapter will also discuss and decide on a position regarding the proposed regionalization of Portland's Bull Run Watershed.

Please see www.pdxgreens.org or call (971) 244-0127 for more information on the Portland Metro Chapter of the Pacific Green Party. You can also join our weekly announcements list by subscribing to the pdxpgp-announce listserve at www.yahoogroups.com, or by sending a request to  anolena@runbox.com.

phone: phone: (971) 244-0127

slight correction 25.Sep.2002 17:40

PDX BoRDC info@portland-or.bordc.org

and the Portland Bill of Rights Defense Committee's resolution to prevent City Council from complying with the provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act.

Well, not quite. The resolution, to be presented to the City Council, proclaims the city of Portland's opposition to the infringements of civil rights and liberties under the authority of the USA PATRIOT Act and various Executive Orders, and where applicable bars city workers from participating in such infringements. It also requests that any such activities taking place in Portland be reported either to the city or to appropriate state officials or to our Congressional delegation. It's part of a national movement in cities and towns across the U.S., the most well-known of which is Northampton, MA (although largers cities such as Denver have passed related human rights items). See our website for the resolution and the petition sheet in PDF format.