Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Absent Driver

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Just another part of the circus -- Trump locks America into its forever war - The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-signs-on-to-the-forever-war-in-afghanistan/2017/08/24/64684004-890e-11e7-a94f-3139abce39f5_story.html 

In expressing support for Trump's open-ended commitment, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) used the tired old saying that the United States has the watches, but the Taliban has the time. "If they believe that we have some end date, some timetable, then they will wait us out," he said. But this fundamentally misunderstands the nature of this type of overseas struggle. The Taliban will wait us out for a very simple reason: They live there.

Harry Summers, a wise army officer in the Vietnam War who went on to write a definitive book on that conflict's military lessons, "On Strategy," opened the book by recounting an exchange he had with a North Vietnamese officer in 1975, just before Saigon fell. "You know you never defeated us on the battlefield," Summers said. The officer replied, "That may be so, but it is also irrelevant." Every local force knows one thing in its bones: Eventually, the foreigners have to go home.

Friday, August 25, 2017

STEP at Salem Cinema -- don't miss this enchanting movie


Step
Mon 8/28 (*3:30) 5:45 7:45
Tues 8/29 (*3:30) 5:45 7:45
Weds 8/30 (*3:30) 6:00 8:15
Thurs 8/31 (*3:30) 6:00 8:15
(*Bargain Shows)

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

K-5 School Enrichment Programs: Getting the Word Out




Kacie Kintz

School Age Director 
FAMILY YMCA OF MARION AND POLK COUNTIES

685 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

(P) 503 581 9622 (C) 360-219-7331

(E) kkintz@theyonline.org (W) www.theYonline.org

The Y: We're for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Salem Progressive Film Series Returns! Sept. 19th!

 


Tuesday, September 19th - 7 PM
doors open at 6:15

Harvest of Empire
The Untold Story of Latinos in America

At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Onyx Films is proud to present Harvest of Empire, a feature-length documentary that reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.

Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! Co-host Juan González, Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation's cultural and economic landscape.

From the wars for territorial expansion that gave the U.S. control of Puerto Rico, Cuba and more than half of Mexico, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Harvest of Empire unveils a moving human story that is largely unknown to the great majority of citizens in the U.S.

"Sobering and much needed look at Latino immigration"
-New York Daily News

Guest Speakers:

TBA

To view documentary trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPgrjEYBHxs

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Slate: “The Monuments Must Go”: An Open Letter From the Great-Great-Grandsons of Stonewall Jackson

"The Monuments Must Go": An Open Letter From the Great-Great-Grandsons of Stonewall Jackson

Slate

"We are ashamed to benefit from white supremacy while our black family and friends suffer. We are ashamed of the monument." Read the full story

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Monday, August 14, 2017

America At The End of All Hypotheticals | Popehat

https://www.popehat.com/2017/08/14/america-at-the-end-of-all-hypotheticals/


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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Hello Humanity, it's me, Technology. We need to talk. - YouTube

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ALugeRQbXAM


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Sunday, August 6, 2017

How to stop the deadliest drug overdose crisis in American history - Vox

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/8/1/15746780/opioid-epidemic-end

"We have a lot of complex problems in this country," Beletsky said. "Without really addressing all of those physical, emotional, and mental health problems, just focusing on the opioid supply makes no sense — because people still have those problems."

Some places have put such ideas into policy. Iceland built an anti-drug plan that focuses largely on providing kids and adolescents with after-school activities, from music and the arts to sports like soccer and indoor skating to many other clubs and activities. Iceland coupled this approach with other policies — setting drinking and smoking ages, banning alcohol and tobacco advertising, enforcing curfews for teenagers, and getting parents more involved in their kids' schools — to further discourage and fight drug use.

Researcher Harvey Milkman told journalist Emma Young, who profiled Iceland's experiment, that it's "a social movement around natural highs: around people getting high on their own brain chemistry … without the deleterious effects of drugs."

As a result, Iceland, which had one of the worst drug problems in Europe, has seen adolescent consumption fall. The number of 15- and 16-year-olds who got drunk in the previous month fell from 42 percent in 1998 to just 5 percent in 2016, and the number who ever smoked marijuana dropped from 17 percent to 7 percent in the same time frame. In a similar time period, from 1997 to 2012, the percentage of 15- and 16-year-olds who participated in sports at least four times a week almost doubled — from 24 to 42 percent — and the number of kids who said they often or almost always spent time with their parents on weekdays doubled, from 23 to 46 percent.

Electric cars are not the answer to air pollution, says top UK adviser

Electric cars are not the answer to air pollution, says top UK adviser
Desdemona's Blog  /  noreply@blogger.com (Jim)

Average growth in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) in school-age girls (open circles) and boys (closed circles) during an 8-year period, plotted against average NO2. Each dot represents a separate community. As background NO2 increases in communities, the rate of growth in FEV1 decreases. A similar effect was observed for background PM. Adapted with permission from Gauderman, et al. Graphic: Massachusetts Medical Society

By Damian Carrington
4 August 2017

(The Guardian) – Cars must be driven out of cities to tackle the UK's air pollution crisis, not just replaced with electric vehicles, according to the UK government's top adviser.

Prof Frank Kelly said that while electric vehicles emit no exhaust fumes, they still produce large amounts of tiny pollution particles from brake and tyre dust, for which the government already accepts there is no safe limit.

Toxic air causes 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK, and the environment secretary, Michael Gove, recently announced that the sale of new diesel and petrol cars will be banned from 2040, with only electric vehicles available after that. But faced with rising anger from some motorists, the plan made the use of charges to deter dirty diesel cars from polluted areas a measure of last resort only.

Kelly's intervention heightens the government's dilemma between protecting public health and avoiding politically difficult charges or bans on urban motorists. "The government's plan does not go nearly far enough," said Kelly, professor of environmental health at King's College London and chair of the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants, official expert advisers to the government. "Our cities need fewer cars, not just cleaner cars."

Ministers were forced to produce an air pollution plan after being sued twice in the courts over illegal levels, but it was criticised as "woefully inadequate" and "lacking urgency" by city leaders and "inexcusable" by leading doctors. The government's own research showed the fastest and most cost-effective measure to cut the nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution largely caused by diesel engines is to charge dirty cars to enter urban areas.

Electric vehicles emit no NO2 but do produce small particle pollution from the wear on brake discs and tyres and by throwing up dust from roads. A recent European commission research paper found that about half of all particulate matter comes from these sources. [more]

Electric cars are not the answer to air pollution, says top UK adviser



Original Article: http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2017/08/electric-cars-are-not-answer-to-air.html


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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Help Keep Salem's Finest Cultural Venue Alive and Kicking with a Kickstarter Campaign


Salem Cinema is simply the finest cultural venue in town, offering films of great beauty and power that are simply not available to people in thousands and cities and towns in the US - even those much larger than Salem.  Help out with the digital conversion to keep Salem Cinema alive and kicking for at least another 35 years.



Several months ago, Salem Cinema was forced by the film industry to convert from 35mm film projection to fully digital state-of-the-art equipment in all three of our auditoriums. Studios ceased to strike 35mm film prints and in order to keep our doors open, we had to upgrade. This required a huge investment, part of which was met by taking out a sizable loan totaling almost $150,000 on top of our own nearly $50,000 commitment. While corporate multiplexes were subsidized by studios in their upgrades, requiring them to only cover about 25% of the total cost, this was not the case for small, independent cinemas who had to pay 100% of their total upgrades.

Switch to digital projectors imperils some theaters by Judy Keen, USA TODAY

It's now time for us to reach out to our loyal patrons and film lovers and ask that you please share some of this cost.

It means the world to us to know that your lives have been enriched by Salem Cinema over the years and there is nothing we'd love more than to continue to bring outstanding and unique film to our community. In order to do that, we need your help. We have scrimped and scraped and managed to repay the cost of one of the three projectors, but it's been a long, hard road to reach that point.

We've set our immediate goal for $97,560 which is the combined cost of the other two projectors. With this amount, we would be able to pay off the balance of the loan without accruing more interest. Your contribution won't go unappreciated! Not only will we be able to keep doing what we do best, but we have some remarkable rewards to thank you for your incredibly important and always appreciated support... without you, we are nothing!

While we've set some contribution and reward levels, know that you aren't restricted to those dollar amounts...feel free to give any amount. Please remember that with Kickstarter, it's an all-or-nothing challenge. If we don't reach our goal, we won't see a penny.

Please go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/salemcinema/salem-cinemas-digital-projection-upgrade-challenge to donate today!


Keep Salem's Finest Cultural Venue Alive and Kicking with Kickstarter

Salem is unimaginably lucky to have the Salem Cinema -- there are thousands and thousands of towns in the US where they simply never have any opportunity to see the films that we here in Salem have come to expect.
Make a gift to yourself and your community by helping Salem Cinema pay off the conversion to digital projection equipment.



Several months ago, Salem Cinema was forced by the film industry to convert from 35mm film projection to fully digital state-of-the-art equipment in all three of our auditoriums. Studios ceased to strike 35mm film prints and in order to keep our doors open, we had to upgrade. This required a huge investment, part of which was met by taking out a sizable loan totaling almost $150,000 on top of our own nearly $50,000 commitment. While corporate multiplexes were subsidized by studios in their upgrades, requiring them to only cover about 25% of the total cost, this was not the case for small, independent cinemas who had to pay 100% of their total upgrades.


It's now time for us to reach out to our loyal patrons and film lovers and ask that you please share some of this cost.

It means the world to us to know that your lives have been enriched by Salem Cinema over the years and there is nothing we'd love more than to continue to bring outstanding and unique film to our community. In order to do that, we need your help. We have scrimped and scraped and managed to repay the cost of one of the three projectors, but it's been a long, hard road to reach that point.

We've set our immediate goal for $97,560 which is the combined cost of the other two projectors. With this amount, we would be able to pay off the balance of the 
loan without accruing more interest. Your contribution won't go unappreciated! Not only will we be able to keep doing what we do best, but we have some remarkable rewards to thank you for your incredibly important and always appreciated support... without you, we are nothing! 

While we've set some contribution and reward levels, know that you aren't restricted to those dollar amounts...feel free to give any amount. Please remember that with Kickstarter, it's an all-or-nothing challenge. If we don't reach our goal, we won't see a penny.


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Don't Miss Free Event for Your Calendar -- a brilliant thinker visits Salem

Free! Hear Joe Minicozzi -- frequent collaborator with Chuck Marohn and Strong Towns -- here in Salem!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Reforming the Electoral College with National Popular Vote!

If you care about reforming the Electoral College, you can make a real difference with just a few minutes of your time.

Right now the Oregon Legislature is considering HB 2927, a bill to join the National Popular Vote compact, and it's passing depends on whether lawmakers hear from voters like you about how important it is.

Please ask your Oregon lawmakers to support National Popular Vote!

https://secure2.convio.net/comcau/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2146&sp_ref=313357425.214.181571.e.0.2&s_subsrc=taf_email

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Salem's Strategic Planning: The most important goal we could adopt: Make Salem a "Car Optional City"

First, it serves as a reminder that there are millions and perhaps tens of millions of households in the United States without the financial wherewithal to sustain personal ownership of a reliable motor vehicle (and many others for which it is a great financial burden). It is not entirely “the economy, stupid” that determines whether low-income households can “afford” to purchase a car, it is also the willingness of Wall Street to extend credit in ways that put the monthly payment within reach. One can have many views on how this situation came to be and what to do about it, but the fact remains that we have created a transportation/land use system in which millions of people feel the need to purchase something they cannot afford in order to achieve a bare minimum level of participation in the economy and society. That’s absurd, and it is root of the problem. The suburbanization of poverty, job sprawl, and poor public transit service only threaten to make this worse. . . . 

Second, the experience of the last few years is a reminder that building a less car-dependent transportation system is a necessity not just for the environment, our health and the effective functioning of our cities and towns, but also for the financial health of American households. Relieving as many households as possible of the obligation to own a vehicle is an urgent project. The wealth of new technologies and tools available in transportation – along with tried and true measures such as good public transportation and access to low-cost travel via biking and walking – can provide access to convenient, affordable mobility to a wider variety of people. Public policy over the last 75 years has contributed to creating a country in which most people feel the need to own a car. Smart public policies can help give people other choices.

from "What Comes After the Auto Bubble" by Tony Dutzik, Senior Policy Analyst for Frontier Group

 http://www.frontiergroup.org/blogs/blog/fg/what-comes-after-auto-bubble

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mark Your Calendar for Salem Cinema, 6/20, 7:30 p.m.

 


REEL Change Film Screening:   The Slow Way Home 
Salem, OR -  Marion County Health Department and Salem Cinema present a Reel Change For Our Community documentary screening of The Slow Way Home to benefit local biking and walking efforts in our region.   The screening is being held in partnership with The Northwest Hub, Cherriots Trip Choice, OSU Extension Service, Salem Bicycle Club, Safe Routes to School and Oregon Department of Transportation.

The film illustrates the way families from around the world structure their daily life for children to travel to school.  In Japan, 98 percent of children walk to school every day, unaccompanied by a parent. In the United States, just 13 percent of children walk or bike to school, and most are driven to school by a parent. The Slow Way Home explores this divergence, examining how American families have largely given up on keeping our streets and public spaces safe enough for children, while Japanese communities have mobilized to keep their streets safe and walkable, not only for children but for everyone in society. Seen through both a historical and contemporary framing, The Slow Way Home is an uplifting examination of differences in culture that provides both insight into a distressing trend in American society while simultaneously offering hope for change.

The screening will be shown on Tuesday, June 20th at 7:30 p.m. at the Salem Cinema located at 1127 Broadway NE, Salem, OR.  Seats are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the event.    Tickets are available now at the Salem Cinema box office or online at  www.boxofficetickets.com .

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Vital New Class for the Trump Era: Calling Bullshit — Syllabus

http://callingbullshit.org/syllabus.html

A goal for Salem's Strategic Planning effort

Salem provides transportation options and systems that are diverse and robust enough to provide all her residents — including the old, the young, the physically able or otherwise, the economically challenged or otherwise — with the ability to participate fully in social, civic, economic, and religious life in the city and this region without requiring ownership or access to use of a car.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Harrowing Story of Survival Tickets, Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite





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Dr. Jacob Eisenbach is a 93 year old holocaust survivor from Poland. He emigrated to the United States with his wife and first-born child in 1950. He has practiced dentistry for 60 years until his retirement in 2015. Today he will be talking about his astonishing life while in the grip of Hitler's Third Reich for 5 years, and how hatred, discrimination and intolerance have led directly to the Jewish holocaust. He is the sole survivor of a loving family of about 100. Torture and mass murders of numerous ethnic groups through thousands of years have scarred mankind's history. It has been and continues to be Dr. Eisenbach's mission to eliminate the scourge of all genocides from the human race.

Come touch history in person and hear this amazing story of survival and success.



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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Big Pharma, Market Failure: FREE Special film, Wednesday June 7th, Salem Public Library

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One night only screening of the documentary 

Big Pharma, Market Failure

Wednesday, June 7th, 6:30 -- 8:30 PM
Doors open at 6:00

Special Location:
Salem Public Library's Loucks Auditorium
585 Liberty St. SE, Salem

...Big Pharma is a powerful new documentary film on the impact of out-of-control drug prices on businesses
and the U.S. economy, Congress' failure to deal with the crisis and how we might fix it.

The film takes an in-depth look at how our dysfunctional pharmaceutical industry
and how it is damaging our economy, hurting our businesses and negatively impacting the nation's health.

Guest Speakers include:

Richard Master, CEO of MCS Industries and producer of Big Pharma: Market Failure, (and his previous film Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point) will screen and discuss his new documentary.

There will be a discussion following the film with Mr. Master,
elected officials,
health professionals
and local health care advocates with time for audience participation.

For more information contact: 
Lee Mercer 831-818-5247, lee@mainstreetalliance.org

Sponsors: Health Care For All Oregon,
Main Street Alliance of Oregon,
Business Leaders Transforming Healthcare,
American Sustainable Business Council,
Physicians for a National Health Program-Oregon,
Oregonians for Affordable Drug Prices Now,
Salem Progressive Film Series

 
This event is free however, 
donations accepted.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

A must-read: Spices at Penzeys

https://www.penzeys.com/cook/themes/affordable-care-act/kristen-moore/


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Thursday, April 6, 2017

‘How dare you work on whites’: Professors under fire for research on white mortality - The Washington Post


Guo: Absolutely. That's one point that I made a week ago when I wrote about this. It's not just a lot of these death rates are rising, but that a huge chasm has now opened up between us and Europe.

Deaton: The obvious difference is that the safety net is enormously more generous in Europe. And lot of people in their 50s who lose their jobs can go on retirement. You get a doctor's certificate and you get paid pretty much your salary until you die.

There's one other policy recommendation that I've been pushing. We're spending about three trillion dollars a year on health care. And our life expectancy is going down. Whereas all these other countries are spending way less, and their life expectancy is going up. For me the implication is if we implemented single payer, we'd get rid of a lot of these costs. Not without screaming and yelling, of course, and not without goring a lot of oxen.

But the crucial thing is recognizing the extent to which these rising health care costs are responsible, at least in part, for the stagnant wages for people without a college degrees. If they've got an employer and they've got health care, their wages are getting pushed down by the employer paying for that health care. People don't even realize this. They think it's for free.

I'm not a left-wing nut pushing for single-payer! It's not because I like socialized medicine. It's just because I think this is eating capitalism alive, and if we want a healthy capitalist society in America, we've got to get rid of this monster.


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mark Your Calendar: An All-Too Important Event @ SalemCinema - April 4

Please share widely, let's pack the theater and support an important organization.


TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH AT 7PM!
A Fundraiser For Common Cause Oregon
all seats only $12 ~ Tickets available now at our box office during regular business hours or online at boxofficetickets.com!
 
On April 4th, numerous participating theaters nationwide will screen the film 1984, based on the 1949 novel by George Orwell. The story centers around Winston Smith, a member of the Outer Party. Winston works in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth; his job is to rewrite and distort history. As a way to rebel and escape Big Brother's tyranny, at least in his own mind, he begins a diary, which is an act punishable by death. The group of movie theaters chose April 4 to screen this film because that is the date in which Winston starts writing on his diary.
 
 A joint statement from theaters reads, "The endeavor encourages theaters to take a stand for our most basic values: freedom of speech, respect for our fellow human beings, and the simple truth that there are no such things as 'alternative facts.' By doing what we do best - showing a movie - the goal is that cinemas can initiate a much-needed community conversation at a time when the existence of facts, and basic human rights are under attack. Through nationwide participation and strength in numbers, these screenings are intended to galvanize people at the crossroads of cinema and community, and bring us together to foster communication and resistance against current efforts to undermine the most basic tenets of our society."

no coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events

Best of Salem: Naomi Oreskes lecture at Willamette, Mar. 10

Naomi Oreskes Lecture
Salem - Mar 10

Willamette University, Rogers Hall
900 State St
7:30 pm
Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, author of "Merchants of Doubt," discusses industry-driven efforts to undermine scientific research that threatens profits. 

From the long-denied connection between smoking and lung cancer to the latest target - the science behind climate change - learn more about how a few industry-funded researchers delegitimize scientific consensus by using the trappings of science to mislead policy makers and the public.
Free Admission. 

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Find out How Oregonians' Votes for President Can Count Again

The Oregon Legislature is all ready to join the National Popular Vote (NPV) compact, an agreement between the states that will retain the Electoral College but fix the dangerous design defect that produced a so-called president who lost by millions of votes.


All ready except for one Senator: Salem's Peter Courtney, Senate President. He's fine with having Oregonian's wishes ignored and having a system that lets reactionary billionaires start out with a head-start towards installing their preferred candidate for the presidency every four years.

The Electoral College was always 100% about slavery and giving certain people -- white, rural people -- more power than anyone else in deciding who should be president.

The entire reason the Electoral College was created was to protect the slave states from an abolitionist president, while allowing them to disenfranchise most of their residents; further, they got to count enslaved people as 3/5ths of a person in the census, which determines the seats for the state in the House of Representatives in Congress.

You can no more separate the Electoral College from its roots in preserving the disproportionate power of white rural votes than you can separate the purr from a cat.

The whole point of using this bizarre anachronism is, as it was before the Civil War, to disadvantage the people more urban regions (the norther, free states) while unfairly advantaging voters in rural states (the South). It's the most un-American idea in the Constitution, in that it is entirely about making "one person, one vote" into pure fiction, as the Electoral Collect means that the weight of your vote for president -- the only national elected office -- depends entirely on whether you are in a more or less populous state. If you are a rural voter in an empty state, your vote counts many times more than it would if you were in a high population state.

The Electoral College is now not just stupid, it's a pathological and dangerous threat to the American Republic in the age of nuclear weapons. That's because its terrible defect -- the consequence of electing a popular vote loser -- is now dormant no more; twice since 2000, the popular vote winner was not elected and the electoral vote loser was.

Worse, the arguments in favor of the Electoral College have now been clearly shown to be absurd. 

The Electoral College doesn't protect against the unqualified populist, it is what allowed the unqualified populist to use over-weighted rural votes to win the office despite having millions more Americans opposed to his election than in favor of it.

The scholarly rationalization ("the substitution of a good reason for the real reason") was always that the Founding Fathers feared a demagogue and a candidate for president who would whip up popular sentiment against the rich and powerful and convince the people to give him power, which he would then use to benefit himself and his friends instead of governing in the national interest. This is precisely what has happened now, in this most dangerous time.

The only reason Oregon hasn't joined the NPV compact is the President of the Oregon Senate, Peter Courtney, Salem's state senator. Come to Louck's Auditorium next Sunday at 3:30 and hear more about NPV and what you can do to help get Oregon into the right column of YES states.

National Popular Vote: What is it? Why is it needed?



Event Information

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Join John Koza, founder of the National Popular Vote, and local advocates to learn more about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and how we can pass it in Oregon. The NPVIC would ensure that the winner of the popular vote wins the presidency.

NPVIC would not abolish the Electoral College and would only go into effect once states representing at least 270 Electoral College votes have enacted the compact.

Currently, 10 states representing 165 Electoral College votes have entered the NPVIC.

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Location

Salem Public Library: Loucks Aditorium
585 Liberty Street Southeast
Salem, OR 97301
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