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