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Community Alliance of Lane County has been working since 1966 to create a more just and peaceful community.  We seek to collaborate with organizations, institutions, government and individuals to bring about lasting change.  Please visit the links below to explore the work happening and see where you can help…

We are located in Eugene, Oregon and work primarily in Eugene, Springfield and outlying rural areas. We have paid program and administrative staff, a volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Council, steering committees, and hundreds of other volunteers and interns that donate thousands of hours of service every year. We work closely in collaboration with area grassroots organizations, non-profits, and educational organizations. We are a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. | Read more about CALC | Donate to CALC

 


Our most recent blogs…

CALC-OP-ED: Move tax dollars from Pentagon back to people

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Action for Peaceful Tomorrows, Back to Back | 1 comment

Move tax dollars from Pentagon back to people By Shelley Pineo-Jensen and Michael Carrigan Published: 12:00 a.m., April 15, 2014 Today is tax day — the day our income taxes come due. Every year Americans mail their returns with little idea where their tax dollars are going. According to The Washington Post, the United States spends far more than any other country on defense and security. Since 2001, the base defense budget has soared to $530 billion from $287 billion — and that’s before accounting for the primary costs of the wars in...

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Whirled Pies for World Peace fundraiser!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in CALC News | 0 comments

Whirled Pies for World Peace fundraiser!

We are proud to partner with Whirled Pies for the third annual Whirled Pies for World Peace fundraiser.  This Tax Day, put your dollars where your mouth is and support local business and CALC’s peace and justice programs.   April 15 – 11 am – 10pm 1123 Monroe Ave., Eugene Whirled Pies s donating a portion of their sales ALL DAY to CALC! Locally owned and operated, Whirled Pies has quickly become a neighborhood institution with their locally sourced ingredients, gluten free options, and a fine selection of beer and...

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Tax Day: Fight Climate Change not War

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Back to Back | 0 comments

From 11a.m.-10p.m. Whirled Pies Pizzeria, 1123 Monroe, will donate a percent of sales to Community Alliance of Lane County. For more information about the day’s events, contact CALC at 541-485-1755.

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Wayne Morse 50th Anniversary of Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Back to Back | 0 comments

“I believe that history will record this resolution as a historic mistake.  I am not going to go along with this kind of a program, in South Vietnam … that in my judgment is going to kill needlessly untold numbers of American boys, and for nothing.” -Oregon Senator Wayne Morse We are coming up on a number of 50th anniversary dates around the start of the Vietnam War.  August 7th is the 50th anniversary of Senator Wayne Morse’s historic, courageous No vote on the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. Only he and Senator Gruening of Alaska...

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Racial Profiling

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Back to Back | 0 comments

“As a young, Black man in Eugene, I was profiled by police many times. It is safe to say that almost anytime there is a group of Black or Latino kids hanging out together in a group, the police will question them and treat them as though they are in a gang.” Jalen Heard African-American Community                                                                                                                                                                    ...

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Update: Huts for Springfield’s Homeless

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Back to Back | 0 comments

Update: Huts for Springfield’s Homeless

CALC’s Springfield Shelter Rights Alliance (SSRA) committee has done phenomenal work coordinating additional resources for Springfield’s homeless population. Fully funded by donations from the public, three new Conestoga Huts have been built at two area churches. On February 22nd, a Hut was built at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Divine and on March 1st, two Huts were built at Northwood Christian Church. Northwood is a new participant in the overnight camping program and we are pleased to have found this new partner. Last year,...

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Eugene Shelter Rights

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Back to Back | 0 comments

Eugene Shelter Rights CALC and our allies continue to promote policy changes to decriminalize homelessness, establish shelter as a human right, and address the needs of the unhoused. We successfully pushed the city of Eugene to allow two rest stops, for 15 homeless people each, which are to be run by Community Supported Shelters. The EugeneCity council has proposed an additional rest stop at AltonBakerPark for 15 people from the Whoville sanctuary, which is scheduled to be closed April 15. However, this will leave 15+ Whoville residents...

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Economic Disobedience: Taking Action to Challenge the Status Quo

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Back to Back | 0 comments

Economic Disobedience: Taking Action to Challenge the Status Quo

  Economic Disobedience: Taking Action to Challenge the Status Quo There will be a community forum, “Economic Disobedience: Taking Action to Challenge the Status Quo,” April 2, 7-8:30pm, First United Methodist Church Rm.19, 1376 Olive St in Eugene. Erica Weiland of the National War Tax Coordinating Committee will talk about war tax resistance and local activists will outline actions that can be taken locally to address climate change and to work for peace and economic justice. Refreshments will be provided at 6:45pm. The...

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Truth In Recruiting: Peace Scholarship

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Back to Back | 0 comments

Truth In Recruiting: Peace Scholarship

TIR offers Peace Scholarships which are a tangible commitment to helping youth have an alternative to enlistment to pay for college.

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Don’t Undermine Diplomacy in Iran

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Back to Back | 0 comments

Don’t Undermine Diplomacy in Iran

At our well attended Phyllis Bennis: War Vs. Democracy event, this petition was circulated.  Today we turned in 41 signatures to Wyden Merkley and De Fazio.  Sign our on-line petition today to add your name.   http://chn.ge/1kgkjTp

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