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Activist Alert: Douglas County libraries to close

Ten Douglas County library branches will close on April 1, and Roseburg’s main branch library will close May 31. Douglas County Commissioners have asked for specific input on governing source, funding streams and other library system operating issues. Public comment is needed on long-term solutions to the library system’s funding crisis. Whether you can or can’t attend the hearing, submit comments by email (commissioners@co.douglas.or.us leif@co.douglas.or.us) or snail mail (DC Commissioners, Courthouse, Room 217, 1036 S.E. Douglas Avenue, Roseburg, OR 97470. Call 541-440-4201 for more info.

Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network, ESSN Jobs with Justice, “is the premier social justice and workers’ rights organization in Lane County, with a 26-year history defending the rights of working families: the right to a fair wage, fair rents, fair scheduling and fair treatment,” Art Bollman says. ESSN is asking people interested in becoming active to attend its monthly general meeting, at 5:30 pm Thursday, March 30, at the AFSCME Hall, 688 Charnelton Street. Bollman says that ESSN looking for volunteers willing to act as vocal advocates and to participate in direct actions. In addition to workers’ rights and support for unions, ESSN is focusing on renters’ rights and arts advocacy.  For more information email essn@solidaritynetwork.org or visit solidaritynetwork.org.