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Activist Alert 10-4-2012

• A new Organizing for America (OFA) field office for Oregon opened Sept. 30 at 115 W. 6th Ave. Eugene. “The office will allow supporters to come together with their friends and neighbors to discuss the critical issues at stake in this election and work together to reelect President Obama and other Democrats,” reads a statement from the national OFA offices.  Call 525-9387 for information on voter outreach and canvassing. 

• The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides Healthy Harvest fundraiser event will begin at 6 pm Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette St., featuring a gourmet organic dinner, locally crafted beer and wine, games and live music by Laura Kemp and the Liaisons. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Buy online at http://wkly.ws/1cr

• The Great Willamette Cleanup is Saturday morning, Oct. 6, at 14 stretches along the river from Eugene to Portland. Bring your own boat or reserve a seat in a canoe or kayak for $12. See http://wkly.ws/1cx for a list of locations and to register. The local put-in will be at 8:30 am at Island Park in Springfield. After-party celebrations will be held at 12:30 pm at Calapooia Brewing in Corvallis, and at 1 pm at Maurie Jacobs Park in Eugene. Call (503) 726-8801 for more information.

• A resolution opposing coal trains through Eugene will be on the City Council work session agenda at 5:30 pm Monday, Oct. 8, followed by an evening session at 7:30 dealing with the Downtown Public Safety Zone, the West Eugene Enterprise Zone and an ordinance concerning bikes on sidewalks downtown.

Canvassing for Betty Taylor is now happening Saturdays with an 11 am gathering time at the Democratic Party of Lane County Office, 228 E. 11th Ave. Call 484-5099 or 914-5603.