Live Report: DOMA Rally at Terry Schrunk Plaza in Portland

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 Following the Supreme Court decision today striking down the provision of the Defense of Marriage Act that would forbid federal recognition of same-sex marriage, community members and local leaders including Barbara Roberts, Ellen Rosenblum, Brad Avakian and Charlie Hales are rallying this evening at Terry Schrunk Plaza downtown at Southwest Third Avenue and Madison Street. The rally begins at ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 WW Staff

"Guns Across America" Set to Stage Salem Rally Saturday

Oregon gun enthusiasts plan Saturday rally outside Statehouse

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Oregonians aiming to shoot down the recent fervor over new gun control measures plan to rally at the State Capitol on Saturday. The event is just one of many rallies scheduled to take place at state capitals throughout the nation on Saturday at “high noon.” As of this posting, 757 Facebook users plan on attending. The event page describes the protest as a march against any new gun ...   More
 
Friday, January 18, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

Unions Protest the Economy and Budget Cuts

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Ticked off about the economy and budget cuts? Join the crowd. At noon this Saturday, April 16, private and public sector unions angry with high unemployment and government budget cuts will meet in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square for a “Jobs, Not Cuts” rally. Organized by Portland Jobs with Justice, the rally has more than 60 cosponsors from unions to community and environmental groups. ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

Anti-War Rally Planned For Pioneer Square This Saturday

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Supporters of more than 50 groups plan to turn out this Saturday, March 19 at Pioneer Courthouse Square to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The date marks the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Saturday’s rally of labor, faith-based, peace and environmental justice organizations will highlight the link between the economic downturn and the ongoing wars in the Middle East, ...   More
 
Monday, March 14, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Libya Support Rally This Weekend in Portland

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Given the rapidly changing events in Libya, who knows what the state of affairs there will be in the days ahead? But regardless of whether strongman Moammar Gadhafi remains in power, plans are underway in Portland for another rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square on Saturday, March 5 to support the protesters in Libya as part of a rally of solidarity with the Middle East and North Africa. The downtown ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 HANK STERN

Solidarity Saturday in Oregon for Wisconsin Public Employees


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You might have heard about some protests in Wisconsin. If you've been itching to feel that fervor in Oregon, you've now got your chance to show your solidarity with Wisconsin public employees by participating in a rally in Salem this Saturday, Feb. 26. This weekend’s event is part of a nationwide campaign by MoveOn.org to stage demonstrations in all 50 states to protest Scott Walker, the union-busting ...   More
 
Thursday, February 24, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

A Night With The Recall Sam Adams Campaign


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There were three TV news vans out front of Nick's Coney Island restaurant Thursday evening by 5:30pm, a half hour before the first rally for the Recall Sam Adams political action committee. Too many bulky cameras, microphones, and stiff newscaster hair left the already tight Nick's easily packed by 6 pm. The bartenders were busy pouring beers, and TV newscasters were “testing testing ...   More
 
Thursday, May 14, 2009 Megan Brescini

A Thousand People Crowd Downtown For Health Care Rally


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Over a thousand people crammed into Terry Shrunk Plaza Saturday morning for the “Health Insurance Reform Now” event, part of a nationwide campaign to push Congress to adopt sweeping changes to the country's health care system. “How can we pay for two wars in the Middle East, but not be able to provide my cousin with health care?” asked Tom Chamberlain, president of the ...   More
 
Monday, August 31, 2009 Anvi Bui

Mark Your Calendars: Oct. 18 Health Care March Downtown For A Public Option


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Local supporters of a public option as part of national health care reform are organizing a march downtown on Oct. 18. “There is citizen discontent with the current bill” working its way through the Senate Finance Committee, says Ian McCurdy, one of the event's supporters. According to the group's website, the demonstration aims to show insurance companies that Portland “has ...   More
 
Friday, September 25, 2009 Anvi Bui

One More Health Care Rally For Your Calendar


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The health care rallies are starting to fill up the calendar. There's this march Oct. 18 that we told you about last week. And now there's this one on Friday, Oct. 2 in which demonstrators plan to rally at 2 pm after watching Michael Moore's newest film, Capitalism: A Love Story, at the Fox theater downtown. The Citizen's Unity Rally states on its website that its members “demand accountability ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Anvi Bui

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