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Interfaith Advocacy Day at the Oregon State Capitol next Monday

Confronting poverty is a moral imperative.
Lobby for justice.
All religions welcome.
All voices needed.
Monday, March 7, 2005
First Congregational Church, 700 Marion St. NE, in Salem

$15 Registration (includes lunch). You may also purchase a
$6 Day Parking Pass.
Registration deadline: March 2. Download at  http://www.emoregon.org

Make checks payable to Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and
send to:
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
0245 SW Bancroft St., Suite B
Portland, OR 97239

Can't make it?

Write to your legislator about confronting poverty as a
moral imperative. Go to  http://www.emoregon.org for a sample letter.

Send us a copy and we'll deliver it for you. Get six people
or more from your congregation to write letters and get a free parking pass on
Interfaith Advocacy Day ($6 value). Our fax number is (503) 223-7007.

Interfaith Advocacy Day Schedule

Morning events take place at First Congregational Church,
700 Marion St. NE in Salem.

8:30 to 9 a.m. Registration

9 to 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Invocation -- Bob Horenstein, Jewish Federation of Portland; Pastor Gail McDougle, First Congregational Church

9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Keynote Speakers from the Faith Community -- Rev. David Knapp, St. Luke Lutheran Church; Shahriar Ahmed, Bilal Mosque Association

9:50 - 10:05 a.m. Break

10:15 -10:30 a.m. Guest Speaker -- Karen Minnis, Speaker of the House

10:35 - 11:05 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Anti-Poverty/Hunger Track. Bob Castagna, Oregon Catholic Conference

Legislation: General Assistance & Emergency Assistance funding

Predatory Lending. Norene Goplen, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry

Legislation: SB 545

State of Health in Oregon. Bruce Goldberg, Md., Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research

Legislation: HB 2048, SB 329, SB 504 (Dr. Goldberg is not associated with any of these bills.)

11:10 - 11:45 a.m. Advocating for Today & in the Future -- Dana Brown

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch

Invited Speaker -- Governor Ted Kulongoski

Response -- Jonah Edelman, Stand for Children

12:30 to 1 p.m. Benediction and Procession to Capitol Steps

1 to 4:30 p.m. Individual Legislative Visits State Capitol

1 to 4 p.m. Hospitality Room

Interfaith Advocacy Day is sponsored by:

American Jewish Committee
Bilal Mosque Association
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Episcopal Diocese of Oregon
First Congregational Church of Portland
First Congregational Church of Salem
First Unitarian Church of Portland
Islamic Society of Greater Portland
Jewish Federation of Portland
Lutheran Advocacy Ministry
NW Parish Nurse Ministries
Oregon Faith Roundtable Against Hunger
Oregon Islamic Chaplains Organization
Portland First United Methodist Church
Progressive Christianity Alliance of
Yamhill, Marion, and Polk Counties
Two Rivers Interfaith Ministry
Tualatin United Methodist Church

For more information or to register, call (503) 221-1054 or
e-mail  dbartell@emoregon.org or download registration brochure.

Phillip Kennedy-Wong
Director of Public Policy
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
0245 SW Bancroft St. Ste. B
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 221-1054
(503) 223-7007, fax

homepage: homepage: http://www.emoregon.org