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Activist Alert 8-14-2014

The ACLU of Lane County’s “Civil Conversation” series is holding a public discussion on the “Eugene Police Department’s Policy on Biased Conduct” from 5:30 to 6:45 pm Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Eugene Public Library downtown. Speakers will include Juan Carlos Valle, a former Police Commission member, and Eric Richardson, president of the NAACP of Eugene and Springfield. For more information, email lanechapter@aclu-or.org.

Congressman Peter DeFazio is holding a town hall at 6 pm Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Willamalane Center, 250 S. 32nd St. in Springfield. 

Rep. Val Hoyle is hosting a campaign kick-off event at 9 am Saturday, Aug. 16, at Cascade Middle School, 1525 Echo Hollow Road, with canvassing to follow. RSVP to cody@valhoyle.com.

• Canvassing in Corvallis for Congressman Peter DeFazio and Rep. Sara Gelser will begin at 10 am Saturday, Aug. 16, at a location to be announced. RSVP to jake@defazioforcongress.org.

• Elected Democrats and campaign volunteers are gathering at the 11th annual Democratic Party of Lane County Chili Cookoff at noon Sunday, Aug. 17, at a location to be announced. Suggested donation is $5. Contact Chrissy at community@dplc.org. 

• Rep. Phil Barnhart is hosting a town hall on global warming and jobs from 6 to 7:30 pm Tuesday, Aug. 19, at LCC Downtown Campus, Rooms 112-114. State Treasurer Ted Wheeler will be on the panel along with Angus Duncan, Tom Potiowsky, Jenny Liu and Jeff Renfro.