After nearly four years, Eugene’s Exclusion law banishing people from the downtown infringes on a variety of civil liberties, including those to freedom of movement, legal representation, and equal treatment under the law, but does little for public safety. The DPSZ ordinance is scheduled to sunset this fall. However, as it has several times before, the City Council simply plans to hold a new series of meetings to examine whether to extend the law.
The CLDC and Eugene community have repeatedly expressed outrage at the various hearings in the past. With your support, this pressure has helped deter the City from making the DPSZ permanent.
That is why it is crucial that we keep up the momentum and continue to speak out. This law does not represent the needs or wishes of Eugene! . . . .
Calling all creative folk! The CLDC is looking for people to participate in creating and performing a Know Your Rights/Security Culture puppet show for activists. Basic script is ready to go! We need people to create puppets and learn and/or perform with them. Ideally performers will be in the Eugene/Portland area, but puppet artists could [...] . . . .
Lauren Regan on the American Legislative Exchange Council
Check out Lauren Regan’s presentation on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) at St. Francis in Portland (Occupy Portland‘s Headquarters), February 10, 2012. On February 29th, “F29,” there will nationwide protests against ALEC. See the Occupy Eugene website for details. . . . .
The Civil Liberties Center is working to fight against the Green Scare, the governments unconstitutional attack on environmental and animal rights activists, by conducting research, participating in public outreach and education, and assisting with the legal defense of non-cooperating defendants. We are also providing attorney referrals for various individuals and have assisted their attorneys with various legal issues. . . . .