Portland Rising Tide Updates, Events, and Blockade Schwag

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from Portland Rising Tide

PORT WESTWARD BLOCKADE – DONATE TO SUNNY’S LEGAL FUND!*

Remember last fall, when Portland Rising Tide blockaded the tracks to Port Westward for over 9 hours, successfully delaying an oil train from reaching the terminal? Well, our brave friend Sunny, who was atop the tripod blocking the tracks, was sentenced on February 18th, 2015, in the courthouse in St. Helens, OR.

*For their courageous act of resistance, Sunny has been ordered to pay $1860 in fines and to perform 80 hours of community service* – as if standing up to the fossil fuel industry isn’t the pinnacle of community service! Sunny is almost done with the coerced labor part of their sentencing, but we need to fundraise to help cover the legal costs of the action.

Please *donate today*, and, if you would, indicate that you’d like your donation to go to Sunny’s legal fees: http://portlandrisingtide.org/donate/

*UPCOMING EVENTS*

*Tactical Art Workshop with Justseeds Collective – Friday, March 20th*

In this day-long art-make workshop, Justseeds, a radical print collective, will partner with Portland Rising Tide to create creating tactical art for direct action. More info at: http://wp.me/p22Omg-4Wx and https://www.facebook.com/events/224441024396092/.

*Railside Community Listening Project – Saturday, March 28th*

Vancouver Action Network is partnering with Portland Rising Tide to go door to door speaking with residents of railside neighborhoods. Our first venture will take place on Saturday March 28 from 10am-3pm followed by a debriefing from 3:30-4:30pm in Portland, OR. If you are interested in participating in the Listening Projects please RSVP to Matt Landon at vancouveractionnetwork@gmail.com. More info at http://wp.me/p22Omg-4WA and https://www.facebook.com/events/871117809611090/.

*Pembina Hearings – Tuesday, March 17th & Tuesday, April 7th*

The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) will hold a public hearing on Pembina’s proposed propane export facility. This is a new date! The original date, March 17, is now a briefing meeting where Pembina will share new information about their project; public testimony is not allowed but we still need to pack the room with opposition! On April 7, come testify in opposition or simply show your solidarity by wearing red and being in the audience! Sign up for public testimony begins at 2:30PM. Hearing location: 1900 SW 4th Avenue Portland; 3-8PM (sign up for 2-minutes of public testimony starting at 2:30PM).

More info at http://bit.ly/1M3UIuk.

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