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OLCV e-bulletin: Gubernatorial debate Tuesday, March 30
Date:March 26, 2010
Hundreds of Oregonians have already registered to attend the gubernatorial environmental debate next Tuesday at Portland State University. In a debate moderated by The Oregonian's David Sarasohn, candidates Allen Alley, Bill Bradbury and John Kitzhaber will be asked to lay out a vision for Oregon’s future, addressing everything from climate change and clean energy, to toxics and public health, to management of the state’s natural resources and special places.
Four expert panelists will pose questions to the candidates. Read more about the panelists and the debate.
This unique event, co-sponsored by OLCV and four other leading Oregon environmental groups, is already creating a buzz.
Read a post on the Oregon Environmental Council's blog about the debate.
The debate is free, but registration is required.
The Oregon Environmental Council will also stream the debate live on their website. Find out more about the live stream at http://www.oeconline.org/debate.
OLCV fills 100th table for April dinner
Oregon's largest environmental political event just got bigger, securing its 100th table for the event, thanks to the support of new OLCV Board member Nancy Becker and Community Health Partnership: Oregon's Public Health Institute. Thank you!
Intel signs up to speak and sponsor
Todd Brady, Intel's Corporate Environmental Manager, has been added as speaker at OLCV Annual Dinner. In fact, Intel is adding its name to the growing list of companies and organizations who are sponsoring our dinner this year. Intel will be the presenting sponsor. Read a blog posted yesterday by OLCV Executive Director Jon Isaacs about this exciting announcement.
This year's dinner features Chris Chafe of the Clean Economy Center as the keynote speaker, and boasts a variety of prestigious sponsors, including SolarWorld and the Portland Trail Blazers.
|2010 Endorsements: OLCV names pro-environment candidates around the state
To date, OLCV has announced more than 60 endorsements for the 2010 election in races around the state, from city and county to commissions to state senators. Oregon's Primary Election is May 18.
Get involved! Check out OLCV's events page to find out how you can help pro-environment candidates get elected.
Register to vote online! Starting this week, you can now register to vote--or update your registration--online. Read more.
Volunteer spotlight: Meet Rachel Bloom
OLCV couldn't do the work we do without the help of our volunteers. Take Rachel Bloom (pictured here, far left, with two of her clients). The generosity of Rachel and her husband Scott Rector, was critical to OLCV's participation in January's successful campaign to pass Measures 66 and 67.
For Rachel and Scott, that campaign wasn’t just about protecting Oregon’s environment. It was also about protecting Oregon’s vulnerable residents and the social-service organizations that help them—including their own: Full Life. Read more about Rachel.
Welcome Anna and Ashley
This month, OLCV welcomes two additions to the staff. Anna Gilbert will be working full time as OLCV's field director for the campaign to elect Bob Stacey. Anna was an organizer on the Measure 66 and 67 campaign and has pedaled her bicycle from Florida to California! Anna, a North Carolina native, recently moved to Portland from the cornfields of Iowa.
OLCV also welcomes Ashley Miller, based in Eugene, as the new organizer for Deschutes, Jackson and Lane counties. Ashley is not new to OLCV, though. She was highlighted last year as a stellar volunteer, when she served on the Lane County steering committee. Read more about Ashley.
Tuesday, March 30, 6 p.m., in Portland: 2010 Governor's Race Environmental Debate. Gubernatorial candidates Allen Alley, Bill Bradbury and John Kitzhaber lay out their vision for Oregon's environmental challenges. Admission is free, but registration is required.
Thursday, April 1; Monday, April 5; and many other dates: Sign up to phone bank to help elect Bob Stacey for Metro President. Check the OLCV Events page frequently, as we will be adding opportunities for you to help elect pro-environment candidates in a variety of races this year.
Friday, April 23, 5:30 p.m.: OLCV's 13th Annual Dinner for the Environment is now the largest political environmental event in Oregon.
|Stay updated: Find us and follow us
In case you haven't heard, word on the street is that social media is the new, um, print newspaper!
OLCV is using Facebook and Twitter to keep fans and followers updated on the latest environmental news. Reap the benefits of social media tools that keep you informed on up-to-the-minute news--and action you can take. And check out photos of you and your friends at OLCV events. It's easy. Click on the icons below to find us on Facebook and follow us Twitter. Then sit back and let the updates come to you. See you out there!
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