Join the Cascadia Forest Defenders for an evening of fun, music and forest defense trivia on May 23 at Tiny's Tavern. CFD Presents will feature local funk/latin/rock band Maca Rey (http://
destruction of our last native forests.
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This just in: HB2595, the bill that would make tree sitters felons on Oregon state forest lands, died in committee! We are still fighting HB2596, which will make it easier for logging companies to sue non-violent protestors, but we're celebrating none the less. Up with trees! Down with prisons! Thanks to all who helped us in this fight.
House Bills 2595 and 2596 passed through the Oregon State House. House Bill 2595 will make it a class C felony to obstruct logging operations on state forest lands with non-violent direct action. House Bill 2596 will streamline the ability of corporations to file suit against activists for restitution and massive fines.
We will be fighting these bills very proactively on behalf of our continued work and ability to do direct action as well as on behalf of all groups and citizens ability to express dissent to the practices of government and big business.
These bills have passed the House with wide margins, which means that the bill still needs to pass a Senate vote. The bill must first go through the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the chair of that committee is Senator Floyd Prozanski (D). Prozanski represents District 4, which includes Eugene, OR where Cascadia Forest Defenders is based. He has the ability to get this bill dropped before it can get voted on by the full Senate.
We are asking that our supporters contact Prozanski on our behalf. Tell him that protecting the wild shouldn't be a felony and that we are tired of citizens rights being ceded to corporate power.
Floyd Prozanski can be contacted at:
Capitol Office: (503) 986-1704
We will be fighting this bill and will have other specific asks of our supporters soon. Please be regularly checking our website for updates, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Friday, April 26th, noon in Lawrence 166 on the University of Oregon Campus, Eugene
30 year history of Earth First!
Come listen to Karen Coulter, Director of the Blue Mountain Biodiversity Project, recount the the triumphs and tragedies of the last three decades of radical environmental activism. Presentation will go about an hour and half followed by a Q&A, as well as information about current movement projects and ways you can get involved.