Meredith Shield's Blog Posts

Meredith Shield | December 8, 2010 - 12:20

This week, we saw two huge victories for the Great Pacific Cleanup campaign that has been hard at work throughout the state, working with city governments to pass resolutions to “Ban the Bag” if the legislature does not pass one in the upcoming legislative session.

Meredith Shield | October 28, 2010 - 15:12

Five days left!

For the past week, I have been working to elect John Kitzhaber as our next Governor at the campaign headquarters in Portland-- and I'll continue this work through Election Day. This election hinges on voter turnout, and turnout depends on volunteers. As I type this blog, we have dozens of people volunteering for Kitzhaber right now, either knocking on doors or calling voters on the phone to make sure that we get out the vote before 8:00 p.m. THIS Tuesday, November 2nd.

Meredith Shield | July 26, 2010 - 11:59

Climate change: Federal legislation falls apart

Meredith Shield | July 9, 2010 - 10:47

As summer is upon us, the Oregon Conservation Network, Oregon’s Largest Environmental Coalition, is in the process of choosing its “Priorities for a Healthy Oregon” for the 2011 session. As we make these decisions, we are all very aware of the tough choices Oregon is facing, and looking for innovative solutions to help the State meet its budget challenges and protect Oregon’s environment.

Meredith Shield | July 1, 2010 - 09:37

The doom: Oregon is facing tough challenges

As we all know, Oregon is in the middle of a budget crisis.

In May, the Office of Economic Analysis issued a revenue forecast for the state General Fund that showed a sharp drop in the money available to fund state programs that support our natural resources, as well as critical services like healthcare and schools. State officials predict a deficit of $577 million for the current 2009-11 biennium, which ends next June.

Meredith Shield | June 13, 2010 - 10:05

State leagues lobby for federal clean energy/climate bill

Last week, I attended the national League of Conservation Voters' (LCV) annual Lobby Day as well as LCV's 40th Anniversary Dinner in Washington DC. As always, spending time in Washington DC was truly wonderful. It is a beautiful city with a ton of political energy. For political and policy wonks like me, this is one of my favorite places to spend time.

Meredith Shield | May 14, 2010 - 11:43

Meredith Shield here. This is my first post on the OLCV blog since I started here as OLCV’s new Oregon Conservation Network Director.  I used to work at OLCV as a county organizer. Most recently, I served as Representative Jules Bailey’s (D-Portland) Chief of Staff.

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