As elders with a strong sense of history, we actively promote peace, social and economic justice, and environmental sustainability.

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Resist Trump Tuesday

Where:  ​​​​​​​​​​​Peace Corner (Wall & Greenwood)
When: Tuesday, Jan 15, 11:30-12:30

We are now in our 4th week of a government shutdown over Trump's petty quest to fulfill a racist-laced campaign promise to build a border wall along our southern border. His hatred toward our neighbors to the south extends to the unconscionable act of imprisoning thousands of children in deplorable detention camps.

This is un-American, unacceptable, and must end NOW! 

​We may be an unruly lot at times, but we must remain a peaceful one. Please DO NOT ENGAGE with any counter-protesters that may be present. There’s plenty of room for all.

That said, bring your signs! Bring your voices! Bring your friends! Vive la résistance!

Women's March 2019 !!
​on KPOV

When: ​​Wednesday, Jan 16, 9:00 - 9:30 am
Where: Tune your radio dial to KPOV 88.9

The THIRD ANNUAL Central Oregon Women's March will be held on Saturday, Jan 19.

In advance of the march, Carolyn Esky of KPOV's "The Point" will be talking to the march organizers. Learn more about the event and get psyched up to attend!

(See more details about the march below)

The American Conversation: Talking Across Political Lines

When: ​Wed, Jan 16th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave, Bend
Host: Juniper Group Sierra Club

Dr. Elizabeth Marino will give an overview of how different individuals and communities view risk, and what is risky, based on foundational worldviews and cultural values. Divergent risk assessments can translate into how communities view and act on issues such as conservation or climate change. This presentation will give specific examples of how background values affect how we talk about the environment, with suggestions for moving forward to form community cohesion around maintaining relationships with the places we hold dear.

Presented by Elizabeth Marino, Ph.D., Assistant Prof. of Anthropology, Co-Director, Laboratory for the American Conversation, OSU-Cascades.

Free and open to the public!

Lobby Day Planning and Discuss Gun Safety Legislation

When: Wednesday, January 16th, 6:30pm 
Where: Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln #1 

Moms Demand Action will be meeting at Broken Top Bottle Shop and invites you to join the discussion. Learn about upcoming gun safety legislation and how to take part in Lobby Day.

Sign-Making Party

When: Thursday, Jan 17th   2:00 -4:30 pm

Got Signs? Community Fosters Creativity
Join us at the home of John & Claire-Anne Wood for a sign-making party.

If you’re ready to make a statement, shout your mind or share some Love, we can help. . .

Please rsvp to Claire-Anne asap:  [email protected]  or 541-639-3222

Supplies you need to bring:    
Poster board (there are several sizes available at Michael’s)
Markers (recommended Sharpie Magnum for large signs/lettering or Sharpie Marker/Chisel tip; Marks-A-Lot are fine too
Optional Supplies: Stickers/Washi Tape or print masking tape, small flags or ribbons
We’ll supply paint sticks/staples for sign holders/optional tapes & decors & stickers, along with LOTS of samples, ideas, quotations or chants ----- AND A WHOLE LOTTA SPIRIT!! 

NOTE: we must limit space to 12 attendees maximum  

Environmental Priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session

When: Thursday, January 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln #1 

Join OLCV to prepare for the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session. Learn about important priorities, like passing the Clean Energy Jobs bill, and find out how you can get involved in passing important laws.

All Hands on Deck!!!

When: ​​Sat Jan 19  Gather at 11:30 AM March at Noon
Where:  Drake Park, Bend

3rd Annual Central Oregon Women's March
For the past two years an inclusive community of local partnerships has come together as the Central Oregon Women’s March to advance the equity of women and oppose the Trump agenda. In the two past years, more than 4,000 people have marched each time!  Let's make this another day to remember.

RSVP or  Here

We will be marching at noon in downtown Bend; gathering in Drake Park at 11:30 am. We still need street monitor volunteers!!! Click here if you can volunteer.

After the march, go straight to Representative Greg Walden's Town Hall at Mountain View High School's auditorium - 2:30pm.  See details below.

Greg Walden Town Hall


What: Greg Walden Town Hall
When: Saturday, January 19, 2:30pm
Where: Mountain View High School Auditorium, 2755 NE 27th St, Bend

We spend the noon hour marching in solidarity and power. Then the afternoon bring your Women’s March energy straight to Mountain View HS at 2:30 PM for a town hall with our 11-term Republican Congressman and architect of the attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Greg Walden.

Rep. Walden's staff has described his last Town Hall in Bend as "a riot."  We felt it was an orderly and honest expression of our feelings. How do you feel about Mr. Walden?

Line will form early so bring snacks with you to the march then drive straight over to Mountain View High School. See you there!

Bend Community Survey:
Climate Action

Can you take 5 minutes and fill out this survey so we can be sure to get some strong action to combat climate change in our city? 

Fill it out and pass it on!