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Monday, November 19, 2012

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Greenwash This: Dumping 500 lbs of Coal at Ban...
Greenwash This: Dumping 500 lbs of Coal at Bank of America (Photo credit: Rainforest Action Network)
Join us for lunch with Evan White---at noon, Wednesday, November 28.

Emerging Issues Series
The Road Forward from Election 2012

NOVEMBER: 

Evan White, speaking on

Coal Trains & Export Facilities -- 
Their impact on Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley

Noon to 1 PM
Kwan's Cuisine, 835 Commercial St SE, Salem, Wednesday, November 28, 2012

White will speak on speak on local efforts to inform citizens on the impact of proposals to transport coal by rail through Salem to a proposed coal export facility in Coos Bay. 

Evan White was born in New York City, raised in Honolulu Hawaii, and went to college on "the mainland."  He has a BA degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College, an MA in Economics from the University of California at Berekely, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance.  He served as a Finance Officer in the US Army, had a brief career in private industry, and then joined the staff of the Oregon Public Utility Commission as its first economist.

Evan has been a Salem resident since 1972.  Now retired, he works as the volunteer Land Use Chair of the Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association and does income taxes for seniors and low income persons through the volunteer AARP tax aide program.

Several months ago, he met a Beyond Coal advocate at the Salem Saturday market who recruited him to the effort to help educate Salem residents about the risks that coal trains would pose to our community.

Cost: $11.50 (Includes Buffet Luncheon, Tea & Gratuity)
Reservation Deadline-Tuesday, November 27

To make your reservation:  e-mail: mariondemoforum@yahoo.com(click link)
or call our message line: 503-363-8392

Please join us to hear Evan White. We encourage you to bring your questions and comments.  As always, we would like to welcome our guests with a large audience. You can assist us in planning a successful luncheon by MAKING YOUR RESERVATION EARLY. (Kwan's requires a headcount on the day before the luncheon to ensure adequate seating and food servings.)


To make your reservation for the Wednesday luncheon, please reply to this message at mariondemoforum@yahoo.com giving your name, telephone number, any special dietary needs, and the number of people who will attend.

You may also make a reservation by calling our message line at 503-363-8392 and providing the same information. Please indicate that you are making a DemoForum reservation and state the name and date of the event.
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