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CCCHD meetings are in Warren the first Tuesday of every month from 6-8 pm. Happy New Year. CCCHD (Columbia County Citizens for Human Dignity) is asking supporters to consider a more active role in building local justice in 2010. We need you! And we are fun. If you might be interested in signing on for any of our fun filled, pro-community, pro-justice work in 2010, below are outlined some of the main projects for the year. Please consider what questions you have and if you can make any small or large commitments. We can also set up a time to talk [...]
Work Party on Saturday May 9th – 9 am to 12pm. We are planning a garden at the ROP house, 33421 SW Maple in Scappoose, across from the Middle School. We hope that a community-tended garden of ornamentals, fruit bearing plants, and raised vegetable beds will be a great way to inspire adults, children, and [...]
Special guest, Benji Lewis, will be joining us as he tours the state prior to reporting for his 3rd Tour of Duty in Iraq. On the day he is due to report for reactivation, he will instead hold a press conference explaining his decision to decline to serve.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2008 Contacts: Marcy Westerling, Director, Rural Organizing Project, (503) 543-8417 or (503) 543-3647 D. Michael Dale, Executive Director, Northwest Workers’ Justice Project, (503) 357-8290 David Fidanque, Executive Director, ACLU of Oregon, (541) 954-7731 Judge Prohibits Measure 5-190 from Taking Effect Anti-Immigrant Law on Hold Pending Ruling on its Legality ST. [...]
1. Q: Is it true that there is now a new law in Columbia County about hiring workers who are not authorized to work in the U.S.? A: No. A Columbia County measure, concerning employment of unauthorized “aliens,” apparently received a majority vote on November 4, 2008. However, it is not yet in effect. The [...]
The South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Rainier Chamber of Commerce, and State Representative Brad Witt are sending a message to the Columbia County business community following the passage of Measure 5-190: “Sit tight and take no immediate action.”
The Struggle Continues in Columbia County: Community Members Reflect on Significance of Anti-Immigrant Ballot Measure and Plan Next Steps
Scappoose, Oregon – Columbia County has been thrust into the public eye statewide after the passage of an anti-immigrant ballot measure last Tuesday. Measure 5-190 intends to impose a $10,000 fine on any employer found to be hiring undocumented immigrants, and require county employers to register with the federal E-Verify program. On Election Day, the [...]
Businesses and Community Members Disappointed by Passage of Measure 5-190 – Pleased with Defeat of 5-191
(Scappoose, OR) Local businesses and community members across Columbia County were disappointed to learn of the passage of Measure 5-190 today. The rejection of its partner measure, 5-191, was good news.
Dear neighbors, It’s no secret that many of us are hurting – feeling the pain of rising fuel costs, soarining interest rates, falling home values, and threatening unemployment.The hardest part of economic insecurity is that we often face it in isolation. We feel alone with our problems, facing big, impersonal forces but it doesn’t need [...]
Invitacion a una… BBQ Creo que lla has escuchado los rumores o alomejor visto alas personas tratando de llamar la atencion con los carteles enfrente de la oficina de correo hablando mal de los imigrantes ilegales. Haora esto es olgo serio estiempo de reunirse a platicar que es lo que podemos hacer. Nesecitamos entender que [...]