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April 2014 eNewsletter

In this issue: Kelley provides an overview of the upcoming ballot measures in the region and we bid farewell to Yee Won.

As the Center's partner groups gear up for the wide range of anti-democratic ballot initiatives and those rare opportunities through the initiative to improve the lives of all, I’m reminded that Election Day is not the end goal. I'm more certain than ever in the lasting value of strong coalitions to make our vision of justice real. Win or lose on Election Day, we can also set our benchmarks to evaluate how well our work during election season leads to more caring and connected communities year round.

Together we are mighty!

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Kelley Weigel, Executive Director

How the Right has (Re)turned

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Kelley shares her reflections on the impact and cost of ballot measure initiatives and examines why the West is such a hotbed for initiative politics. In order for us to advance the values we believe in our ability to express the links between race, gender and class will be more important than ever. Read more here. 

On to a New Chapter

YW 2013Yee Won Chong This month we bid farewell to Yee Won Chong, Development and Communications Director. Yee Won has worked tirelessly to increase fundraising and communications efforts in the last six years. Yee Won’s next chapter includes launching a consulting business focusing on organizational and program strategy. Lucky for us, Yee Won’s first client will be the Center! Read more here.

News from the Region

Basic Rights Education Fund petitions the courts to secure the freedom to marry in Oregon. Read more here.

Astrid Silva, an organizer with our partner, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, is honored by the American Immigration Council. Read more here.

Job Opportunities at the Center

We are excited to announce a new position at the Center: Community Relations and Resource Development. If you are interested in this position, please read the job description here. Note, interviews will begin April 28, 2014.

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