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Not Another Wal-Mart! Rally

Rally April 2nd
Friends,

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
Riverfront Plaza
(In front of Mirror Pond Gallery next to Drake Park)

*Music
*Brief campaign updates
*Petitions to be signed and circulated
*Bumper stickers and literature
*Signs and placards
*Lots of volunteer opportunities

Sponsored by
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  funkeredfinn24@aol.com

Sponsored by Central Oregon Jobs with Justice
P.O. Box 6802, Bend, OR 97708
617-3879 (message only)

Thanks,

Michael Funke
Chairperson
Central Oregon Jobs with Justice
For Our Community First!
541-317-0252
Fax 541-317-0639
 funkeredfinn24@aol.com
stop all walmarts in oregon 25.Mar.2005 00:49

blahb

Just a though...

with all this work everyone is doing to fight walmart here, and walmart there... why not band together and while trying to stop walmarts locally also try to fight walmart from putting any more stores in *anywhere* in Oregon, unless they can show it is good for the community (which it isn't). We need to get the State to fight our fight for us.

We're right behind you 25.Mar.2005 13:14

Nutmeg Alfredo

My thinking exactly, and I think a wave is forming. Trying to pressure the Oregonian to do an article tying all of the various fights together, but so far they haven't bitten. Dave Anderson wrote the last article on group in Beaverton...