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UPCOMING EVENTS:


November General Meeting: Tuesday, November 14, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Dine & Discourse:
Monday, November 20
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
 

Winter Holiday Brunch: Saturday, December 16

 

 



November General Meeting

 “They Report to You: 
Holding District Attorneys Accountable”

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
OSWEGO HERITAGE HOUSE
398 10th Street, Lake Oswego

Daniel Lewkow, from the ACLU of Oregon, will tell us about “They Report to You,” a public education campaign to raise awareness about the outsized power of district attorneys in the criminal justice system. District attorneys are elected officials, yet many voters don’t know who district attorney are, what they do, why they’re so incredibly powerful, or how we can hold them accountable. They often run unopposed, serve for many years, and handpick their successors.
The intent of “They Report to You” has been embraced by the League, since we care about educating voters as well as overcoming roadblocks to criminal justice reform. It’s interesting to note, however, that even though this public education effort is not about endorsing candidates, our own Clackamas County DA has publicly responded by calling the ACLU of Oregon a “radical political action committee.”
This event is open to the public, so please feel free to bring friends. Tell them they won’t want to miss this presentation about an important and timely topic!

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More on Civil Discourse

If you’re concerned about the escalation of incivility in America today, this excellent 20-minute Ted Talk, “Can a Divided America Heal?” provides some thoughtful insights into the left-right divide. It features social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the author of the 2012 bestseller The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion.
 https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_can_a_divided_america_heal

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