||1. What are your organization’s goals (short, medium, long-range)?
||2. What are you currently working on?
||3. What can others do to help?
||4. How do you help others?
||5. Who are your constituents?
||6. Who are your group’s adversaries?
||7. How many members in your group?
||8. Is your group affiliated with another?
||9. What resources do you have to offer?
||10. What resources do you need?
||11.What has/has not worked to help you achieve/ pursue your goals?
||12.What has/has not worked to help you recruit members & volunteers?
||Raise awareness, activism against transport of coal thru PNW. Other parts of NW are shorter term than Salem. Build regional support. Raise awareness of global warming.
||Petitioning the Gov.
||Come to events, join the local group, write LTEs, follow Beyond Coal and Power Past Coal websites.
||Coal companies, railroads, fossil fuel companies, workers who might get the jobs,
||Sierra Club, Beyond Coal,
||National backing, Mayor Bloomberg of NY,
||People to raise awareness,
||Have yet to get key officials on board
||Narrow goals help recruit
|Citizen Lobby Center (CLC)
||Move to Amend is working with Oregon PeaceWorks and other statewide groups to push a bill for a Constitutional amendment in the State Legislature. This is the first step. CLC is working with gun control, ending the death penalty, health care and humanizing foreclosure campaigns too.
||Pass HJM 6. HJM5 and SJM6 don’t do enough.
||Sign up at oregonrestoresdemocracy.org. Volunteer to help staff the CLC
||CLC helps existing campaigns to promote or block selected legislation.
||“Thousands” across the state and nation
||Conservatives and corporations.
||about 15 volunteers so far
||Common Cause, Mainstreet Alliance, Rural Organizing Project, Alliance for Democracy, OPW
||Good info at oregonrestoresdemocracy.org. Great legislative learning opportunity
|Eden Again Ecosanctuary
||No affliates, but some good friends.
||Science background, organic gardening background, family has property in addition to this one.
||Not clear enough, still fledgling. Have a botanist who is planning to help. A lot of work. Not sure how to do it right.
|Education for Schooling
||Help people with devel. Disabilities finish H.S. education
||Forming the group
||People who think this is unrealistic
|FOR (Fellowship of Reconciliation)
||Essential unity of humanity, exploring the use of love
||Bank depredations. Peace vigil downtown every Wed. @ noon. 4th Sunday at 4 meetings for business and education.
||3-4,000 in OR. 4-500 locally. 20 or so active.
||US and international groups as well as OR and Salem
||Longevity, illustrious past. A lot of members are too old to attend or donate any more. Tradition of voluntary simplicity.
|Mill Creek Cleanup Project
||Build public awareness about public waterways, seed creeks with fish,
||Cleaning up Mill Creek on April 20. Duck Inn to the Willamette.
||Help needed on April 20. 9-1.
||Clean creeks benefit all residents as well as fish and other creek dwellers.
||SESNA (Neighborhood Assn) could help connect to natural constituents. North Hi science classes?
||5 people. Began as children’s project of Salem Friends Meeting.
||Need truck to move large refuse items.
|MTA (Move to Amend)
||Teach us how money got into politics and overturn corporate personhood and get money out of politics. Need 38 states to call for a constitutional amendment. In OR trying to get Leg. To demand a Const. amendment.
||Petitions to bring to the Legislature. Also working on elections.
||Need 38 states to call for a constitutional amendment.
||Table sharing with Occupy and have donated to Occupy.
||Anyone who wants to pursue the goals.
||500 in MarPo, but 25 active.
||Merchandise. Education programs.
||A lot of committed people, but the group changes a lot. Need a tabling coordinator.
||City Council approach did not work. Study groups have done several sessions and are very good and in depth.
|No Third Bridge
||Defeat the proposal to build a third auto bridge across the Willamette. Improve transit service. Expand bicycle travel.
||Stopping the bridge. Possibly substitute a double-deck on the Marion St. Bridge for streetcars.
||Attend work sessions, next on Feb. 19 @ 5:30. Will be televised.
||Residents and taxpayers of Salem and West Salem. 160 homes will be removed.
||Chamber of Commerce, current City leadership
||Leaders: Jim Scheppke & Scott Bassett. Small core of workers. Active FB page. Listserv has 60 members. email@example.com to join.
||1000 Friends of Oregon, Willamette Riverkeeper,
||Lots of information on their website.
||People are not well educated on this issue at all despite its having been live for 6-7 years. Still, the big bridge proposal (4D) is “on life support” due to stiff opposition.
|OPW (Oregon PeaceWorks)
||Mission: educate and activate people for peace, justice and sustainability. Shift dominant paradigm from domination to cooperation and from growth to sustainability. Earth Charter is guiding doc.
||PeaceWorker online magazine, education about militarization of America, training in nonviolence and nonviolent communication, establishing an Earth Champs program in Salem, establishing a group working to make Salem a Transition Town.
||Plug in to our projects, donate money, bring special expertise, facilitate connections in the community & in Oregon.
||Help other groups network more effectively. Have sponsored several statewide Peace Summits. Provide peace-related info via The PeaceWorker and via our regular action alerts emailed weekly.
||Peace-oriented progressives, other organizations, network of donors.
||Almost everything we try to do negatively affects large corporate interests, so they oppose us.
||1200 donors statewide and a mailing list of some 8-9,000 names.
||OPW is the Oregon affiliate of national Peace Action, the largest grassroots peace organization in the U.S.
||Large office space, mailing list with contacts in almost every OR state rep & senate district, some decent office equipment, various things in storage.
||People to work with us, a few qualified board members, money, new members. Better computer equipment.
||Worked: step-by-step organizing; taking on managable projects.Not worked: trying to involve the business community.
||Worked: asking people one by one for help. Social networking – a bit. Not worked: purchasing lists and calling them.
||104 Commercial St.NE, Salem, OR 97301; 503-585-2767, oregonpeaceworks.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Salem Area Homeowner Resources Group
||Mutual education, keep people in their homes & stop illegal evictions and foreclosures. Empower communities to help keep people in their homes.
||Keep people in their homes
||People w/housing insecurity
||Bankers who illegal evict people under color of law
||Bodies, money, outreach, leafletting. Legal help.
||Being late to an eviction.
||Gotten good TV coverage,
||Stacey Phillips & Katharine Moore
|Salem Community Chorus
||Community singing. Non-auditioned choir. (Dues: $45/term; $80/couple/term.)
||Dec. 9 concert @ Salem Library, Loucks Aud. 2 pm
||Attend their concerts; join the group. Call 503-679-9328
||Possibly do benefits
||Sing all kinds of music: classical, pop, rock, jazz…
||Info at www.scchorus.com
||Celebrate the mid-Willamette area and strengthen our community. Collect and transmit information.
||Get a second translator so people can tune them in rather than stream them at kmuz.org. Scheduling shows. Adding new folks to originate or take over shows.
||Help with fundraising. Looking for grants now. Host a show. Spread the word that the station exists. 3 pledge drives have met goals. Need engineers.
||Provides a voice to the Mid-Valley. Report on what’s going on in the area. Explore public affairs.
||Potentially anyone in the mid-valley area.
||OPB is competition, not adversarial, though. Americans for Prosperity opposed them at city council.
||7-member board, 7-member review committee. About 70 volunteers all together. 140 pledgers (may represent 1400 listeners [10%]).
||Being a place where people can get the word out.
||Money, equipment, more volunteers.
||Underwriting is going well to raise funds.
||88.5 FM, KMUZ.org, PSA@kmuz.org, 503-990-6091
||Educate the OR/Idaho Methodist Conference about disability issues.
||Educate about how autism impacts families. Survey to learn what facilities churches have for the diabled. Provide transportation for diabled. Lobby on disabled issues.
||More publicity needed.Get to know disabled people and learn about their challenges and needs.
||Neighborhood connections (sponsor events). Promote good disabled accesss.
||Families in which someone is disabled.
||Competing services promote an adversarial attitude, but really the pie needs to be enlarged because all are needed.
||18-20 volunteers under direction of Nancy O’Laughlin.
||Methodist Church, Morningside School
||Automatic door on church.
||Nancy O’Laughlin, 503-364-5013, Morningside Methodist website. Pastor Mike Powell.