The West Linn Alliance is allied with a number of other groups in supporting civil and violence-free elections
Portland, OR – October 16, 2020 United in Spirit, along with our allied organizations, will hold a press conference on Friday October 30th (details below) calling for peace and civility in advance of the election. Our appeal is for civil discourse. We ask every person of goodwill to pursue conciliation rather than polarization. Let peace and civility come to the City of Portland.
We fully acknowledge the peaceful protests calling for long overdue racial and social justice. We are deeply concerned about the divisiveness and potential for violence around the upcoming elections. Wherefore, United in Spirit, in conjunction with other community-based organizations and social justice advocates, issue a clarion call and appeal for peace and civility.
Poet and author, Pastor Emmett Wheatfall states, “There comes a time when people of goodwill, whether nationally or locally, must reach out to their fellow citizens. Now is that time.”
Jewish Federation of Greater Portland Community Relations Director Bob Horenstein adds, “In the case of a close or contested election as might happen on Nov. 3, we ask for patience and trust in the electoral process as we allow for every vote to be counted. We ask all Oregonians to set a standard of civil discourse and opposition to violence.”
Date/Time: Friday October 30th, 11:00 AM
Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Allied Organizations: Archdiocese of Portland, Chabad of Oregon, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Portland Area, Congregation Kesser Israel, Congregation Neveh Shalom, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, Franciscan Spiritual Center, Native American Youth