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Activist Alert 5-10-2012

Phone banking, canvassing and other activities in support of progressive candidates are being organized by the Oregon League of Conservation voters. Canvassing and calling for Rob Handy, Pete Sorenson, Kitty Piercy and Betty Taylor will continue until the election. “Enviro phones” for Handy will be from 5:30 to 8:30 pm Thursday, May 10, and from 4 to 7 pm Sunday, May 13. Email ashley@olcv.org or call 968-8269 for details and to sign up. 

• Speakers from Coal Export Action and Portland Rising Tide will lead a discussion on coal exports in the Pacific Northwest and the global consequences of coal mining, transportation and combustion, at 7 pm Thursday, May 10, at Lillis 112 on the UO campus. The event is organized by No Coal Eugene and the UO Climate Justice League. Email mpchristoffels@gmail.com or call 915-9231.

• The 128th monthly Interfaith Prayer Service will be at 7 pm Friday, May 11, at the First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. See www.interfaithprayer.org

• The 13th annual Million Mom March for gun safety will begin with a rally at 2 pm Sunday, May 13, at EWEB Plaza. The theme this year is “No Guns in Schools.” This is an all-family event that includes a one-mile walk from EWEB along the riverfront bike path to Owens Rose Garden for cookies. To help, call 344-9343.

• The LTD Board of Directors will hold its second and final public hearing on a proposal to raise passenger fares, at 5:30 pm Monday, May 14, at the Eugene Public Library. Comments can also be sent to LTD, P.O. Box 7070, Springfield 97475 or email ltd@ltd.org

• Public transit expert Jarrett Walker will talk about “Eugene-Springfield Transit: What are the Real Questions?” at 6 pm Wednesday, May 16, at 182 Lillis on the UO campus. Earlier that day he will hold a workshop on network planning principles, limited attendance. Email sci@uoregon.edu to RSVP. Walker’s blog is at humantransit.org

• Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, MD, will be appearing at public events in Portland and Corvallis during a visit to Oregon next week. She will speak at 5 pm Wednesday, May 16, at the Martha Room, 1165 NW Monroe in Corvallis. Stein is a Boston physician and co-founder of Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities. Email media@JillStein.org or call (917) 886-4538.