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

 

We continue to build our grassroots organization, run primarily by volunteers as we continue to advocate for safer schools, houses of worship and communities. We now number in the thousands from all over the state in our shared commitment to challenge the status quo as we prepare to accomplish this important goal. Our voice has been heard by people throughout the state as we continue to push to reduce gun violence in Oregon and the nation.

Now we are ready to ramp up for the coming 2019 legislative session around the two issues we are championing. We are working with legislators to put forth bills to prohibit the sale of assault weapons as well as to prohibit the sale of large capacity magazines.

Encourage your friends and neighbors to join with us. Send them this link so that they can join this growing movement.

Give as you are able and encourage others to do so. We need to raise several thousand dollars in the coming months to keep the campaign moving forward and to plan for the coming year. DONATE

Join us this Saturday night, December 15 at the Points of Light Vigil to remember all who have been affected by gun violence. (See flyer below)

Mark your calendar for Sunday, January 27th and plan to attend a major rally and Jazz concert at Augustana Lutheran Church (2710 NE 14th Ave, Portland) at 6 p.m. If you have been to any of the previous rallies, you know what great music and speakers will be together that evening.

There is more to come and much to do. Together we can see a new day in Oregon and this nation. Check back on this page for updates!

 
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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.