February General Meeting: Public Post Secondary Education in Oregon

Prioritizing the Needs of Higher Education in Oregon:  the State’s Role in Changing Times

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7:00 pm
Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

This event is free and open to the public.

Topics: The 40-40-20 goal for education; State funding for education; Supporting institutions of higher education; Diversity and equity in higher education; The future of public higher education

Discussing these issues will be:
Ben Cannon             Executive Director, State of Oregon, Higher Education  Coordinating Commission
Lisa Avery                President, Sylvania Campus, Portland Community College
Sona Andrews        Provost and Vice president for Academic Affairs, Portland  State University
Lew Frederick         Senator, Oregon State Senate District 22

A video recording of the meeting will be available subsequently on Metro East Community Media channels and on demand at here.

 

Big Win on Open & Accountable Elections

The Portland City Council voted yesterday to pass Open & Accountable Elections! If you’ve been following this closely, you know what a profoundly important victory this is.

Open & Accountable Elections will open up Portland city elections for broader and more accountable representation in city government. The program empowers candidates to run for office without taking big campaign contributions, instead fueling their campaigns with small-dollar contributions from local city residents, matched 6-to-1 with designated public funds. In a city where only 7 women, 2 people of color, and 2 people from the outer east side have ever been elected to city office, and at a time when big special interest money is strangling our democracy – this is groundbreaking reform!

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