Lift Every Voice Oregon: Promoting policies prohibiting the Sale of Assault Weapons and Large Capacity Magazines 

 

Don’t forget to vote by November 6!

Ballots have been mailed to voters in Oregon. Be sure to vote. Every vote counts!

Confused about how to vote? Here are two great resources:

P.S.: Plans for the 2019 Legislative Session are moving full speed ahead. We have two proposed pieces of legislation that are being drafted: one to Ban Large Capacity Magazines and one to Ban the Future Sale of Assault Weapons. Check back on this page for updates!

 
 

COMING EVENTS (Click Here For More)

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift every voice and sing
till earth and heaven ring,
ring with the harmonies
of liberty.
Let our rejoicing rise
high as the listening skies,
let it resound
loud as the rolling sea.

Sing a song full of the faith
that the dark past has taught us;
sing a song full of the hope
that the present has brought us:
facing the rising sun of the new day begun,
let us march on till victory is won.

James Weldon Johnson  1871-1938

 

Six Principles for Non-Violent Direct Action

Fundamental tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophy of nonviolence described in his first book, Stride Toward Freedom. The six principles include:

PRINCIPLE ONE:
Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.

It is active nonviolent resistance to evil.
It is aggressive spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

PRINCIPLE TWO:
Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding.

The end result of nonviolence is redemption and reconciliation.
The purpose of nonviolence is the creation of the Beloved Community.

PRINCIPLE THREE:
Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice not people.

Nonviolence recognizes that evildoers are also victims and are not evil people.
The nonviolent resister seeks to defeat evil not people.

PRINCIPLE FOUR:
Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform.

Nonviolence accepts suffering without retaliation.
Unearned suffering is redemptive and has tremendous educational and
transforming possibilities.

PRINCIPLE FIVE:
Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.

Nonviolence resists violence of the spirit as well as the body.
Nonviolent love is spontaneous, unmotivated, unselfish and creative.

PRINCIPLE SIX:
Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.

The nonviolent resister has deep faith that justice will eventually win.
Nonviolence believes that God is a God of justice.