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Activist Alert - 2017-10-19

•  As we go to press, Lane County workers with AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees planned to strike beginning Wednesday, Oct. 18. Dave Ivan Piccioni, ESSN board and Health Care for All-Oregon member tells EW picket lines start at 7:30 am across from the Wayne Morse Plaza. He says, “The number of local county workers is about 700. Seven out of 10 workers are women who disproportionally get less money than men. ” According to Piccioni, “The community support efforts are organized by ESSN, the Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network for Lane County Workers with the support of The Burrito Brigade’s free vegan food. Also helping are The Teamsters, Graduate Teachers Fellows Federation, Student Labor Action Project and music by the Low Tide Drifters and others.” Come and lend your support, he says. The strike will continue daily.

• You can register as an intervenor against the Jordan Cove Liquid Natural Gas Pipeline (LNG) 6:30 pm Tuesday, Oct. 24, upstairs at Grower’s Market, 454 Willamette Street. Organizers of the Springfield Eugene Showing Up for Racial Justice Indigenous Rights Committee say, “Everyone with an interest in protecting Oregon from the dangers of this 235 mile pipeline can register.” A short educational video created by the Klamath tribe will be shown and hot food and drinks will be provided. All are welcome. Bring computer or tablet — spares will be available. Or register online by Oct. 26 at: rogueclimate.org/file_as_an_intervenor.


• There are openings on the Lane County Equity and Access Advisory Board, which advises the county administrator on practices and policies surrounding equity, access and inclusion. The board meets monthly or as needed. County residents interested in applying for a two-year term must turn applications in by 5 pm Monday, Nov. 13. Hardcopy applications are available at the Board of Commissioner’s Office at the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue and can be turned in there. Emailed copies and questions go to mo.young@co.lane.or.us. The application is online at goo.gl/FGLB7q.