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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Elected officials from Lane County to attend Leaders' Assembly in Eugene

February 3, 2011

Francisco Lopez, Executive Director: (503) 269-5694
Ranfis Villatoro, Lane County Organizer (971)242-9964
Erik Sorensen, Communications Director: (503) 488-0263

Elected officials from Lane County to attend Leaders' Assembly at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eugene

Eugene, Ore-On February 10th, Lane County leaders' representing the Catholic, Methodist, United Church of Christ, Mennonite, Quaker, and the evangelical faith community, educational institutions and community organizations will ask local elected officials from the cities of Eugene and Springfield, and the Lane County Board of Commissioners to work with CAUSA at the Oregon State Legislature for the Restoration of Driver's License and In-State Tuition. Over 400 leaders from Lane County and surrounding areas are expected to attend.

Local officials who have committed to attend the assembly include Mayor of Springfield, Christine Lundberg, Mayor of Eugene, Kitty Piercy, City Councilor of Eugene, Andrea Ortiz, and Lane County Commissioners, Rob Handy and Pete Sorenson

Lane County Leaders' Assembly
February 10, 2011 at 6:00pm
First Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
1050 East 23rd St.
Eugene, Oregon

Sponsors include St. Marks Catholic Church (Eugene), St.Mary's Catholic Church (Eugene), St.Alice Catholic Church (Sprinfield), St. Helens Catholic Church (Junction City), United Church of Christ-First Congregational, Eugene Methodist, Mennonites, Quakers, Eugene Friends, University of Oregon MeChA, and Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC)

Issues to be discussed:

Driver's License: Restore access to an Oregon state driver's license. CAUSA will advocate to eliminate unnecessary barriers for individuals to legally drive or purchase insurance and subsequent unintended consequences in our communities created by the Oregon Legislature in 2008.

In-State Tuition: Create state policy that allows all students who have graduated from high school or received their GED in the State of Oregon the opportunity to pay in-state tuition to continue post-secondary education regardless of immigration status.

For more information on the event, please contact Ranfis Villatoro, CAUSA's Lane County Organizer, at (971) 242-9964


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