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Activist Alert 8-29-2013

• Lane County Central Labor Council will hold its Labor Day Picnic from noon to 4 pm Monday, Sept. 2, at Jack B. Lively Memorial Park in Springfield, 6100 Thurston Rd., behind SPLASH. Show up for good food and to support the working class. Email essn@efn.org for more information.

• Local climate justice and anti-fossil fuel activists are gearing up to resist the Keystone XL pipeline this fall. Rainforest Defense Network and CREDO are working with national and regional leaders and legal support to hold civil disobedience trainings with activists in our area starting in September. Trainings in Corvallis are already scheduled for the fall civil disobedience actions. Eugene is next. See nokxl.org or call local contact Patty Hine at 343-5091.

• The sale of the Civic Stadium property was back on the agenda of the Eugene 4J School Board this week (Aug. 28), and a revised request for proposals (RFP) is expected to be brought back to the board at its Sept. 18 meeting. Approval of the RFP is anticipated at the Oct. 2 meeting. The process for soliciting and evaluating proposals will follow. Public input time is provided during board meetings or comments can be emailed to board@4j.lane.edu. More information on Civic Stadium can be found on the 4J website.