South Willamette Valley Now News!
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What we’ve been up to…National Day of Action – Stop the Abortion Ban Rally As over 500 rallies took place around the country on Tue, May 21st , several hundred people turned out for the Stop the Abortion Ban rally in Eugene, including several of our SWV Now members. Speakers from Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice, the ACLU, and former Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy discussed the current threat on women’s reproductive rights. Several states around the country have passed legislation that would ban abortions in most situations; Roe v. Wade is being challenged. We will not stand for an abortion ban!
Upcoming Days of Action
• Clean Energy Jobs Climate Day of Action: Wed., May 29th , 10:00 a.m. at State Capital in Salem. Register online with Renew Oregon .
• National Gun Violence Awareness Day – Wear Orange Weekend: June 7th -9 th thousands of people will be wearing orange to honor victims and support survivors of gun violence. Organizers are Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Safety. Community events will be held in Eugene on June 8th, 3:00 pm at Alton Baker Park Shelter #1, 100 Day Island Rd., Eugene. RSVP: Wear Orange Weekend
• Eugene NARAL #StopTheBans Meet-Up on Thur., May 30th at 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Hot Mamma’s Wings. Learn how to fight back against attacks on abortion access.
Key Legislative Updates
HB 3427 – The Student Success Act has passed and been signed by Gov. Kate Brown.
HB 2020 -Clean Energy Jobs Bill is in the Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
HB 2015 – Driver’s Licenses for ALL is in the Ways and Means Committee.
HB 2013 – a gun safety bill which closes a domestic abuser loophole passed a vote in the House and Senate and awaits Gov. Kate Brown’s signature into law.
HB 2005 – Paid Family and Medical Leave Act is being worked on behind the scenes.
SB 1008 - Juvenile Justice reforms have passed the Senate and House and is awaiting Gov. Kate Brown’s signature into law.
HB 3063 – The Vaccine Bill limiting reasons to decline immunization against childhood diseases has died.
SB 978 – The Responsible Firearms Ownership bill with several parts has died.
HB 2515 – Requires correctional facilities to supply women’s sanitary supplies to incarcerated persons without charge is in the Ways and Means Committee.
HB 2562 – Title IX enforcement funding is in the Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
HB 2657 – Funding for violence prevention programs is referred to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
HB 2625 – Directs study to improve resources to investigate missing Native American women and girls passed and awaits Gov. Kate Brown’s signature.
Town Hall Meetings
Rep. Marty Wilde – Wed., May 29th 6:00-8:00 p.m. at U of O, EMU Crater Lake Room, 1395 University St., Eugene to discuss Green New Deal.
Upcoming SWV Now Meeting
When: Thur., June 13, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Natural Grocers, 201 Coburg Rd., Eugene
Agenda: Election for our SWV Now Offices and discuss upcoming events and actions.