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

 

Join us Tuesday, September 25 at the Capitol in Salem!

JOIN US at 11 am for a rally on the Capitol Steps to call for a reduction in assault weapons and large-capacity  magazines in Oregon.

Scheduled speakers include Lift Every Voice Oregon, Ceasefire Oregon, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and many others.

Students are back in school, but their voices will be heard. We will bring postcards that students throughout Oregon have signed, urging our legislators to continue to take steps in this legislative year to pass laws that will reduce gun violence in our state.

Music is an integral part of every freedom movement, and we will have some of the best musicians on the steps during the rally.

Click here to RSVP to let us know you are coming.

 
 

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.