Dear friends,

Back from a renewing vacation (Practice 7) at Yellowstone, I’m excited to be back on the street canvassing, and to have held my house party. Thanks to Barbara Kutasz and my husband Thor for co-hosting with me!

Please come to the vibrant events below that Scott, Solveig, Caroline, Robyn, Emily and I are putting together. Note: PCEF has had a slight name change to Portland Clean Energy Initiative  (PCEI).

Sat October 13: EcoFaith monthly meeting
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Central Lutheran Church
1820 NE 21st Ave
(our final meeting before the election)

Post-Election Celebration (replaces our Saturday monthly meeting)
Tue November 13, evening
location and exact time TBA

Thursday October 11th 6:00-8:30 pm
People of Faith Support Portland Clean Energy Initiative

First Unitarian Church Portland 1211 SW Main

from Emily Herbert, event organizer:

6-7 pm we meet up in the Buchan Atrium (enter off Salmon between SW Twelfth Ave and SW Thirteenth Ave) for chili, live music by Porch Revival and connecting around how our faith informs our work for justice.
7 -8:30pm, down the hall, in Eliot Chapel, we hear from leaders from Frontline Communities who wrote the measure. They will talk about the “what’s” and “why’s” of the measure and how to defend it from detractors… interspersed with some lively gospel singing!  We will conclude with some more listening to each other and a song.




In my next post, I’ll talk about my takeaways from my time at Yellowstone, and how PCEF and public lands both call us, as people of faith, to fight against oppression, protect Creation, and honor diversity.




warmth and faith,


Alison Wiley

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