First off, thank you for all the support you have given to our growing community campaign to stop the proposed Wal-Mart superstore. We have collected over 1,000 signatures in our petition drive and we are just getting started. Wal-Mart wants everyone to believe this is a done deal, but it isn't. We have hired the attorney who helped people in Hood River and Medford stop a superstore and we are building our public awareness campaign. We need to demonstrate visible opposition to this store and we need as many of you as possible to come out to our...
Not Another Wal-Mart! Rally
Join us for one hour to demonstrate in opposition to a Wal-Mart superstore in Central Oregon. Two Wal-Marts are plenty!
2-3 p.m., Saturday, April 2
(In front of Mirror Pond Gallery next to Drake Park)
*Brief campaign updates
*Petitions to be signed and circulated
*Bumper stickers and literature
*Signs and placards
*Lots of volunteer opportunities
Our Community First!
86 SW Century Drive, PMB 268, Bend, OR 97702
For more information on this campaign, and a flyer and petitions that can be downloaded, go to www.notanotherwalmart.org
We really need a big turnout for this rally to send a message that a Wal-Mart superstore is not wanted or needed in Bend. Please join us!
I also want to let you know about another event coming up that will also include information about Wal-Mart:
Community Meeting on Living Wage Jobs
Bend Community Center, 1036 NE Fifth Street
This conference is sponsored by Central Oregon Jobs with Justice, the organization that held the Wal-Mart video presentation at the Grove in mid-February. It will include all kinds of good information about the local economy, what's being done to create living wage jobs in our community, and what else we can do together to raise wages and improve living standards. It's free and both morning coffee and lunch will be provided.
Friday, April 8, 7 p.m.
"The State of Working Oregon"
Keynote address by Michael Leachman, Policy Analyst
Oregon Center for Public Policy
Saturday, April 9, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Juniper Ridge and Living Wage Jobs
Linda Johnson, Bend City Councilor
Living Wage Jobs in the Renewable Energy Industry
Cylvia Hayes, Executive Director, 3E Strategies
What About a Living Wage Ordinance?
Rich Rohde, Rogue Valley Organizer, Oregon Action
There is Power in a Union
Fernando Gapasin, President, Central Oregon Labor Council
Does Central Oregon Need a Wal-Mart Superstore?
Ann Wheeler, Our Community First
Coffee and lunch provided on Saturday.
Please RSVP so we know how much food to order-
617-3879 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by Central Oregon Jobs with Justice
P.O. Box 6802, Bend, OR 97708
617-3879 (message only)
Central Oregon Jobs with Justice
For Our Community First!