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arts activist, painter

DPLC Central Committee Approves Platform Item

The central committee unanimously approved the POEM resolution last night, without changes from what I sent you last. I have cc’ed Ryan Moore, with whom you should work to establish a subcommittee of Community Action. Charlie (See below) Meanwhile: heard … Continue reading

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DPLC considering platform item for POEM

“We received your resolution, and it should be considered by the Central Committee in either February or March. I don’t think this issue is contentious within the Party, and I expect it to pass unanimously. I also expect that once … Continue reading

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Meeting with DeFazio Staff 4/26/17

I have been emailing the Oregon Indian tribes with the following: Dear Tribal Leader: I am Chair of POEM (Post Office to Eugene Museum) seeking to re-purpose the historic downtown Eugene US Post Office on Willamette Street to become a … Continue reading

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No plans for post office

According to an aide to Senator Merkley, the USPS has no current plans on leaving the downtown location.

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This Week’s Activities for POEM

On the invitation of James Florendo, Native American Programs Coordinator, Lane Community College, on Tuesday, November 1st,  I attended a meeting of the Native American Student Association.  James allowed me to speak to the group, with the POEM project the first … Continue reading

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We met with Emilee Ohia, aide to Senator Jeff Merkley

    We discussed the idea of repurposing the historic Gilbert Underwood’s 1938 downtown post office into a people’s art museum that would house a permanent collection 50% Native American art (both traditional and contemporary) and 50% regional artists works. Lee Boutell … Continue reading

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Contacts with Senator Merkley’s Office and Native Tribes for POEM

I am in the process of setting up an appointment with aides for Senator Jeff Merkley in Eugene to discuss the POEM project.  This week I met with Gordon W. Bettles at the Many Nations Longhouse and obtained contact information … Continue reading

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