Responses to this Political Moment
We have officially entered 2017.
*take collective breath here*
As numerous groups plan to come together in response to the upcoming January 21st Presidential Inauguration, APANO compiled a short list of rallies and events happening around the Portland Metro area.
Officially, APANO is co-sponsoring Causa's United for Immigrant Rights March and Rally on January 14 at the State Capitol. We will be providing carpools for those joining us from Portland. Sign up here
Other events and rallies happening around town:
- Jan. 14: Stand Together: A Day of Action Workshops, SE Portland
- Jan. 14: First 100 Days Art Workshops, SW Portland
- Jan. 15: Save Healthcare Rally, N Portland
- Jan. 20: Join the Resistance! Inauguration night dance and assembly, with DJ Anjali & the Kid!, SE Portland
- Jan. 21: United Front Against the Trump Agenda - Rally and March, SW Portland
- Jan. 21: Women's March on Portland, SW Portland
- Jan. 28: March for Justice and Equality, NE Portland
For folks planning on attending one or more events (whether listed here or elsewhere), APANO wants to make sure you are equipped with the knowledge of your rights and protections. Below are a few resources for those attending an event this month or in the future:
- ACLU's Know Your Rights, which includes a section on the rights of protesters
- CLDC's Know Your Rights for Immigrant Communities
- CLDC Know Your Rights Powerpoint
- United We Dream Know Your Rights Cards in Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and English
APANO is also involved in political advocacy as we prepare for the 2017 legislative work, and we want you to join us! We will be holding a number of advocacy trainings throughout Oregon to prepare folks to speak with elected officials, to speak about issues that affect you and your community, and to build power and presence at the state capitol for our Day of Action.
Advocacy trainings include:
- Eugene, Wednesday, January 25, 5:30 - 7:30 PM | RSVP
- Portland, Tuesday, January 31, 6:00 - 8:00 PM | RSVP
- Beaverton, Wednesday, February 1, 6:00 - 8:00 PM | RSVP
- East Portland, Wednesday, February 1, 6:00 - 8:00 PM | RSVP
- Salem, Wednesday, February 8, 6:00 - 8:00 PM | RSVP
- ** Online Webinar, Thursday, February 9, 6:00 - 8:00 PM | RSVP
APANO Day of Action happens Presidents Day, February 20, 2017, in Salem. RSVP HERE and join us in speaking with legislators about policy issues that affect you and your communities, and add your voice to the political process.