Activist Alert 2-5-2015

• Noted historian Randall Balmer of Dartmouth College will speak on “Jimmy Carter, Progressive Evangelism and the Religious Right” at 7 pm Thursday, Feb. 5, at 110 Knight Law Center on the UO campus. Ballmer is considered a leading expert on the role of religion in American life. Sponsored by The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. Find more upcoming Morse Center lectures at

• Lane County Administrator Steve Mokroshisky will speak on “Facing Lane County’s Challenges” at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Feb. 6, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St. $5 for non-members. See

A major rally at the Capitol in Salem for single-payer health care will begin at 11 am Wednesday, Feb. 11. Buses will be leaving Shopko on Coburg Road at 9 am. The cost for the bus ride up and back is $15, but no one will be turned away. A carpool caravan is also being organized. Sponsored by Health Care for All-Oregon, which estimates 2,500 people will attend from all over the state. See or find the event on Facebook.