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Schumacher Furs -- Portland City Council Meeting

According to both the Oregonian and Portland Tribune, Schumacher Fur's is intending to bring the fur protests to the Portland City Council, Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at 9:30AM
According to the articles (links below, thanks to those who provided them in a seperate posting), Linda Schumacher has reserved time at the Portland City Council to discuss the matter of our anti-fur protests.

The agenda for the Wednesday, April 5 council meeting won't be posted until Friday after 4PM at:  http://www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm?c=26000

Should they indeed be on the agenda, I urge any/all who can come to PLEASE attend.

We need to show our support for the animals
We need to stand-up for our first ammendment rights

According to the City Council Website ( http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?&a=9113&c=27481 and  http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?&a=9113&c=27481 and  link to www.portlandonline.com), public testimony is welcome.

Below are two snippets from the council's website:
If your subject is one of the items already on the Agenda - Sign up on the Testimony Sign-Up Sheet on the table in the hallway as you enter the Council Chambers

Citizen Participation:
Council Members welcome public testimony. As each item pulled from the Consent Agenda and all those on the Regular Agenda are read, the Mayor will ask if anyone wishes to be heard. Normally, anyone wishing to speak is given three minutes and Council Members may then ask questions. When many people are expected to testify, sign-up lists are placed outside Council Chambers. Names are called by the Clerk, usually three at a time, and the persons testifying take a seat at the table facing Council. Written materials may also be submitted to the Council Clerk for distribution to Council members either prior to or at the meeting. Those wishing to make slide or video presentations or use overheads, should check with the Council Clerk prior to the meeting (503-823-4086). Written material for distribution to Council members may also be submitted by those unable to attend in person.

 http://www.portlandtribune.com/archview.cgi?id=34552 - Portland Tribune
 link to www.oregonlive.com - Oregonian
No time for free speech 30.Mar.2006 00:50

an animal advocate

The Schumacher's are definitely on the agenda for next Weds but there are only 5 available slots the Schumachers and Co. have got them all. I am submitting comments in writing and if you do that by this Fri, the council members will get them before the meeting and have a more balanced view.

There isn't a spot on the agenda for a couple more weeks.
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