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SAfER Seeks Nominees for Human Rights Leadership Award

 

Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect (SAfER) is inviting nominations for a Human Rights Leadership Award. The award will be presented during Springfield’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on January 16, 2017.

SAfER seeks to honor an individual who, through personal commitment and action in support of equality and respect, demonstrates the values of social justice set forth by leaders such as Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Eleanor Roosevelt. A nominee must be someone who lives and/or works in Springfield and who is actively involved in human rights issues, as an individual or as a member of an organization.

The deadline for nominations is 5 pm on Monday, January 9, 2017. Nominations can be submitted by email to safer1214@gmail.com. The nomination form can be downloaded here. A nomination should provide contact information for the person making the nomination as well as for the nominee, and should describe the qualities and achievements of the nominee that qualify him or her for this leadership award.

Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect traditionally presents Human Rights Leadership Awards three times a year, and has recognized over three dozen individuals.

 

 

The Federal Budget: Crisis and Opportunity

 

Along strict party lines, in April 2015 Congress adopted a budget resolution that announced a ten-year plan to dismantle all federal programs that benefit the 99%: the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, Medicaid, Food Stamps, subsidized housing, aid for college attendance, and many more, including Medicare itself. It also calls for big tax breaks for the rich, such as abolishing the estate tax, and sustaining a high level of spending for war and preparation for war.

Join us March 12th as we learn about how we can seize this opportunity to build a progressive majority in Oregon. Read more and sign up

 

Help Raise the Wage!

 

Do you live in Eugene, Junction City, or Springfield, and support raising Oregon’s minimum wage? Please join us for our upcoming get-togethers on February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd when we will be making calls in support. To get more info and get involved in these events, please contact our SAfER coordinator Phil Carrasco at phil@oraflcio.org or (541) 337-6391.

 

Meanwhile, here’s how you can help!

  • Call your representative to let them know you support Raise The Wage.

Here’s what you could say: “Hi, my name is ____. I live in Eugene/Junction City/Springfield. My family and I could really use a raise. I believe it is time for Oregon families to have a living wage. Please advocate for us and raise the wage. Thank you.” If you get sent to voicemail, simply leave a message.

– If you live in Eugene or Junction City, call Senator Chris Edwards at (503) 986-1707.

– If you live in Springfield, call Representative John Lively at (503) 986-1412 AND Senator Lee Beyer at (503) 986-1706.

  • Email your representative.

All you have to do is click here. The letter is already filled out- just sign off and hit “send.”

  • After contacting your representative, please let Phil know at (541) 337-6391 or phil@oraflcio.org. Thank you!

 

 

Vigil in Support of the People of Occupied Burns

Big thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday to show solidarity with the people of occupied Burns and say “NO” to the threats and intimidation of militias.

 

PicMonkey Collage

 

SAfER’s 2015 MLK Celebration and March

SAfER’s 2015 MLK Celebration and March was a huge success! Check out SeenEugene’s photos and the Register Guard’s coverage of the event.

 

springfield mlk 2016 Collage

 

 

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