Would You Like to Bring Everyone In and Leave No One Out?
Join Us For…
“The Health Care Movie”
Thursday, December 6 at 6:00 PM
East Bend Public Library Community Room
Northeast Greenwood Ave. and Dean Swift Road
Free Event Runtime: 65 Minutes
Sponsored by Health Care for All Oregon—Central Oregon
This documentary provides the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were essentially the same. Most people under the age of 50 , in both countries, are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada. Nor are they aware of the public relations campaign, still active today, that has been prevalent in the United States since the early 1900’s to dissuade the public from supporting national health care.
Produced by Canadian/American couple Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, The Health Care Movie reveals the personal and emotional impact on Canadians who now have access to universal health care because of the heroism of people who took a stand nearly 50 years ago. It also reveals the continuing struggle in the United States between the fear of government intervention and the right to quality health care for all people.
Everyday people are dying or going bankrupt due to the ills of the United States system. Who are we in the face of this human tragedy? If you agree that people are more important than profits, then you must watch this film.
There will be Christmas snacks and photo petitions!
2012 ELECTION KICK-OFF!
~A Community Gathering On How to Create the Changes We Want and Take Action!~
• Do you want to see policies that support good local jobs and invest in education, community resources and a better future for all of us?
• Do you want representatives to serve all Oregonians, not just the wealthy?
• Do you want to build a Strong, United Voice for the people of Oregon?
Join the Movement to Use this Election to Put the People Back in Power!
Saturday, August 18 in Bend
Brooks Room, Downtown Library, 601 NW Wall St.
All are Welcome – come for any or all of these powerful sessions
1:30-2:30 A Focused Discussion With Local Folks, Social Justice and Community Groups about using the election to rebuild a real democracy that serves the people and their core values, while creating the lasting relationships and long term power to maintain it. (Rural Organizing Project, Central Oregon CAUSA, Jobs with Justice and many others)
2:30-4:30 Lunch, Strategy & Training. Local and statewide labor and community groups engage in a non-partisan election strategy session, including how to effectively vote for our core values and issues, followed by training from grassroots experts on effectively implementing our plans. (Oregon AFL-CIO, Oregon Strong Voice and member groups, plus many others).
4:30- 6:30 Rally and Canvass. After the meetings, you can join local community members and 2012 candidates who support people-centered issues at a separate, spirited rally, followed by a kickoff neighborhood canvass to put the info and skills you just learned into practice!
YOU CAN BE A LEADER IN THIS MOVEMENT!
or contact Greg Delgado at firstname.lastname@example.org
2 – 4pm Sun. August 12th
At Wabi Sabi, 830 NW Wall, Bend
- Join Jobs with Justice and your local postal service workers as we shed some light on the issues currently facing employees and the best ways to deal with them.
Speaker: Jamie Partridge, a Postal Road Warrior and retired mailman – Took part in the DC Hunger Strike to Save the Postal Service, arrested in Occupy the Post Office demonstration, and a Communities and Postal Workers United member.
Some Questions That Will be Addressed:
1. What’s with Congress and the Postmaster General?
2. How are local communities fighting back and winning?
3. What can we do here to save our mail sorting plant?
Sponsors: Communities & Postal Workers United, Rural Organizing Project, and Central Oregon Jobs with Justice
Across The State We Tell Our Reps: JOBS NOT CUTS!
**Rep. Greg Walden WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? THE RICH, OR THE REST OF US?
Bend – Wells Fargo 960 NW Wall St. – 5:30-6:30pm
We are asking all C.O. JwJ members and supporters to come and participate in this demonstration to help recapture the American dream. This will give you the opportunity to make a statement against the unethical practices of our politicians, banks, and large corporations currently throwing the needs of the common people to the wayside.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Jobs Crisis, Immigration & Trade
August 18th at 6:00 PM
Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall (in the Campus Center Building) 2600 NW College Way, Bend
Congressman Greg Walden has been invited to attend this town hall to answer your questions about the federal debt ceiling, the jobs crisis, immigration and trade. There will be a panel consisting of Greg Delgado (Organizer- CAUSA), Tom Chamberlin (President- Oregon AFL-CIO), Cara Shufelt (Director- Rural Organizing Project), and Nancy Koerber (Co Founder- Good Grief America) to answer questions from the audience. This is a great opportunity for you to come and have your voice heard about the volatile economic climate we all find ourselves in today.
On Thursday, July 14th , the Deschutes Democrats will be hosting an event to improve the camaraderie between local non-profits. This night will begin with a socialization period and complimentary appetizers and desserts. Each of the organizations will then introduce their representative(s), this is followed by a “speed date” format in which attendees will be given 5 minutes at each table to learn more about the respective organization. After the organizational speed dating, a raffle will be held for which tickets will be sold for $3 for 1 and $5 for 2. This will be a tremendous opportunity for Central Oregon residents to get to know the groups that are making a difference in our communities.
Thursday July 14th
Bend Community Center (1036 NE 5th Street)
RSVP appreciated, call (541)610-8337
A Lecture by Professor Jay Mullen and songs of the IWW performed by Scott Fife & Friends
On February 16, 1911, 112 members of the IWW left Portland on freight trains bound for Fresno to support their IWW Brothers and Sisters in Central California. The group consisted of young working men willing to die for free speech. They risked being beaten by strike breakers. Nearly a hundred Wobblies made the hazardous trek south by foot through the snow-covered Siskiyous after being kicked out of the box cars in Ashland. They walked roughly 150 miles South from Ashland.
Thursday March 31st, 2011
COCC Campus Center ~ Wille Hall
Bend Public Library ~ Brooks Room
This event is sponsored by Central Oregon Jobs with Justice, Central Oregon Labor Council, & Central Oregon Community College. For more information contact Central Oregon Jobs with Justice.