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Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31st @ 10am
Sponsored by SMILE Sellwood Moreland Improvement League
Become a VOLUNTEER with the Foster Grandparent Program!
Foster Grandparents are volunteers 55 years and older. They are role models, mentors, and friends to children who have faced barriers to opportunity in their life. Stay active by serving children and youth in your communities! Foster Grandparents serve from 15 to 40 hours per week in locations including schools, daycares or Head Start centers.
Volunteers serve at local organizations that:...
● Help children excel in school as a tutor
● Mentor teenagers and young parents
● Care for children with disabilities
● Provide early intervention
● Training from the organization where you will serve
● A small non-taxed volunteer stipend
● Transportation reimbursement
● Meals while volunteering
● Flexible volunteer schedules
To ensure the safety of the children volunteers must meet income guidelines and pass a comprehensive background check process.
Applications available at https://multco.us/ads/foster-grandparent-program or call 503-988-6717 to have one mailed to you.
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We The People is a light-hearted, fun, documentary style web series dealing with the challenges that immigrants face and the life changes that occur after moving to a completely new country.
Please contribute to the campaign: https://igg.me/at/wtp
Come to the Rally, “Save Our Community Centers”
March 17th, 10 am-noon
Sellwood Community Center: 1436 SE Spokane Street
Everyone is welcome - bring the whole family! Want to speak for 2 minutes about what community centers mean to your family? Email email@example.com
Supporters are welcome to contact the Friends at the email address provided.
Heard rumors about recycling changing? Here’s a good article with “just the facts, ma’am / man.”
Students at Duniway Elementary participated in the nationwide walk out today.
As students, you already know more about mass gun violence than anybody should. You have practiced mass shooter drills and you have lived life under threat as if this is how life in America is supposed to be.
The Parkland shooting was the ninth deadliest mass shooting in modern day American history. Think about that. A shooting that took the lives of 17 people ranks ninth. Less than six months ago, 58 people were killed at a music festival in Las Vegas; 422 were injured. Less than five months ago, 26 people were killed at a church in Texas. According to the New York Times, more than 438 students and teachers have been shot in at least 239 school shootings since Sandy Hook in 2012.
Every time there’s a mass shooting, we go through the same cycle. A horrific shooting. Thoughts and prayers. Calls for action that fade away. We forget. Another horrific shooting. The same gun. The same cycle.
The truth is it doesn’t have to be this way.
This time feels different. People are waking up because students like you have taken bold and direct action. You have reminded us that because this issue impacts you more than anyone, your voice should matter as much as anyone’s. You have not let us get away with thoughts and prayers alone. You will no longer be silent as your peers die and the adults elected to protect you do nothing. You are standing up for what you believe in and holding adults accountable.
My daughter was in kindergarten the same year as the shooting at Sandy Hook. Now that she is 11, she will be looking to you as leaders and role models. It is you, students, who are leading the way to real national change. I applaud you.
I want you to know that you have my full support as you participate in the March 14 School Walkout to End Gun Violence( Enough! National School Walkout) and the March 24 March for Our Lives Portland, OR
Tomorrow, one month to the day after the Parkland shootings, I will recess our City Council meeting for 17 minutes in support of your efforts, one minute for each life lost in Florida.
Don’t listen to people who tell you you’re too young, who tell you that you don’t understand, who tell you won’t get into college if you protest. Universities around the country, including Portland State University, have explicitly said any disciplinary action resulting from your activism will not affect your chances of admission.
This is your time. Young people have read the headline “deadliest mass shooting in history” too many times. We’ve experienced shootings in Oregon. We’ve seen how close to home this can be.
In 2012, a gunman opened fire at Clackamas Town Center, killing two people and seriously injuring a 15-year-old girl. In 2014, a 14-year-old Reynolds High School student was shot and killed by a student with an AR-15 he brought in a guitar case on a school bus. And in 2015, an Umpqua Community College student killed eight classmates and his professor, wounding nine others.
I support common-sense gun safety legislation, which reduces gun violence and save lives. I support the termination of gun sales to anyone under 21 years of age. I support renewing the ban on assault-style rifle sales.
I support you as you make your voices heard. I also appreciate your teachers, administrators and parents, who have worked with you to create a safe and responsible location to hold your demonstration. This is an important, teachable moment for all of us.
You inspire me.
Mayor Ted Wheeler
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Help Keep Portland The Great Place it is Today
The Multnomah Neighborhood Association (MNA) filed objections to the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The MNA will defend these objections to the Oregon Court of Appeals, if needed.
The MNA objections were prepared by Fodor and Associates and reviewed by land use attorneys Bill Kabeiseman and Carrie Richter before being filed with the Oregon State Department of Land Use Conservation and Development (DLCD)....
If successful, the MNA Middle Housing objection (P45 or Policy 5.6) will block city wide the implementation of the Residential Infill Project that is rezoning 85,000 residential properties in Portland to multi-family development. This promotes density over livability and disregards State requirements for land use planning.
Unfortunately the DLCD found all objections invalid. The decisions appear convoluted and unresponsive to the objections. The MNA filed Appeals to LCDC on December 26, 2017. The Director of DLCD issues his report and the MNA filed Exceptions on March 5, 2018.
The objections, DLCD’s decisions, LCDC appeals and Exceptions are posted on the MNA website: http://swni.org/multnomah
March 15, 2018
635 Capitol St. NE Salem, OR 97301
We need your help to fund the appeal
Please make a tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 contribution to the
MNA Land Use Fund.
If everyone donates a small amount, we’ll be successful in our fund-raising drive.