Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mark Your Calendar: Bring the Money Home - Feb 1

Oregon Needs to Bring It's Money Home.

Salem, Oregon Banks Local Forum
Salem Public Library - Auditorium
Sponsored by Oregon Working Families Party and Occupy Salem

February 1, 2012 - 6:00pm

Last year, we saw a major shift in the political conversation. The focus changed from cuts and austerity and landed squarely on the 1% and the fact that more and more of the country's wealth is being held by less and less of the population.

Over the past few months, some candidates running for local office around the state have started to address this very issue by proposing we keep our municipal money in local Oregon banks - working for our community, not Wall Street. On top of that, the struggle to create the Oregon State Bank is still alive and well.

Register for the Salem Oregon Banks Local Forum to find out how to get involved.

This event is being sponsored by the Oregon Working Families Party and Occupy Salem.

We'll discuss proposals to positively impact Oregon's small businesses and family farms - helping put people back to work across Oregon and ending our dependance on Wall Street's banking giants.

On February 1st, we’ll be holding a forum at the Salem Public Library to detail the current state of legislative proposals aimed at bringing Oregon's money back to Oregon.

Last legislative session, a proposal to create a State Bank just barely missed a chance for a floor vote - but the momentum behind that campaign continues.

Please click here to sign up for the Salem Oregon Banks Local forum.

We're counting on you to join us on February 1st at the Salem Public Library to discuss next steps and take action headed into the 2012 legislative session. Please help spread the word and invite friends, family and colleagues.

Thanks for all you do,

Steve Hughes, State Director
Oregon Working Families Party

Note: A membership meeting of the Mid-Valley chapter of the WFP will follow directly after this forum. Those who wish to attend this meeting may do so, but decision making will be reserved for WFP members.