In collaboration with the Multnomah County Democrats, the DPWC will host a panel discussion examining Dr. Martin Luther King’s quote: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"
Although spoken more than fifty years ago, Dr. King’s words are particularly relevant today in light of the recent rash of questionable deaths among unarmed African Americans at the hands of armed police officers. These deaths, most notably the shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, have launched a national dialogue concerning 'the reality of police violence against Black people.' And, although Washington County is a long ways from Ferguson, MO., the issue of safety and police protection in our communities is not a black, brown or white problem, but a problem of national concern for all.
Tackling the issue of justice and injustice are Representatives Lew Frederick (HD 43) and Joe Gallegos (HD 30), along with Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian. Rep. Frederick, whose House district covers North and Northeast Portland, is well known nationally for his life-long history of working to improve race relations. Rep. Frederick has served in the Oregon House since 2009. Rep. Gallegos, who was recently elected to his second term in the Oregon House, representing Northeast Hillsboro, is deeply appreciated by his constituents and colleagues for his advocacy of quality public education, jobs and healthy families. And, our third panelist, Labor Commissioner Avakian, who brings a strong background in civil rights, is well known for doing what comes naturally to him—fighting for the rights of others against wage theft, ensuring equal pay for equal work, fighting for a strong minimum wage and doing all that he can within the power of his elected office to strengthen Oregon’s workforce. Following the panel presentations, audience members will be invited to ask questions.
Elections of alternate delegates to the 1st Congressional District Committee
Elections of 1st CD and SCC Chairs
Meet Candidates, Elected Officials and Political Appointees;
Hear Resolution Readings and Committee Reports;
Become a Precinct Committee Person (PCP)
Social Time: 6:30PM; Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00PM
PCC Willow Creek Center, 241 SW Edgeway Drive, Beaverton, Room 103
(entrance at southwest corner of bldg across from Park & Ride lot and MAX Station.)