Celebrate MLK Jr Day! Coat Drive & Film Screening

Come join others in the community Monday January 16th to honor MLK Jr Day by helping to sort coats for a coat drive and/or by watching the film “13th” which will be followed by a panel discussion. The coat drive sorting will be held from 11am-2pm in Hoke 339 on the EOU campus and the movie screening followed by a panel discussion will be at @HQ 112 Depot Street in downtown La Grande from 3-6pm. The film addresses the history and...

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Show Up In Support: “Save Health Care Rally”

The ORA Health Care Reform Action Team (HC-RAT) will be joining a rally in Max Square at noon this Sunday January 15th organized by the Union County Dems. They would like to extend an invitation to anyone regardless of party affiliation to show up in support. Congress wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act and slash Medicare and Medicaid. Let’s show up and make some noise to show them their constituents do not approve! After gathering at...

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Stand With Standing Rock Auction & Stay Warm Drive

Standing Rock Gear Donation Requests ROP is sending a busload of rural Oregonians to Standing Rock and they are bringing needed supplies with them! Racial Justice in Eastern Oregon and Oregon Rural Action are hosting a fundraiser concert, auction, and gear drive Thursday December 8th to help raise needed funds and items. Please attend the event at 112 Depot in La Grande 6:30-8 pm and bring donations of items suggested below and money to...

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BMC Quarterly Meeting, Dec. 10th!

We are holding our next quarterly meeting of the BMC on December 10th, 2015 at the Public Library (Community Room), from 5:30p - 7:30p. We will enjoy live music by Grande Rondolin, each other's company, and lively discussions on topics that matter to you. This meeting is a potluck, so please bring your favorite winter dish! Also during this time, we are looking to recruit new members to the BMC Executive Committee. Due to a recent Board decision, there is now room for TWO (2) Chapter Representatives. If you would like to nominate someone (including yourself), please send an email to bgalreath@gmail.com

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Are you in the blast zone?

Across America and Canada, oil train cars carrying crude oil have been exploding. In 2015, there has been an average of one accident every other month due to an increase in the amount of crude oil from shales across the Midwest and West being hydraulically-fracked and transported. Rail lines carrying oil trains pass through La Grande, Baker City, Pendleton, Ontario and others along I-84. We have an opportunity to act to keep our communities safe. Contact Oregon Rural Action to find out about the hazards in your backyard!

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