Friday, November 9, 2012


I really should go to one of these but blog central needs me

Organizing People • Activating Leaders
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OPAL Needs You!

OPAL organizers go out on the buses each week to talk to bus riders and to engage them in discussions about how we can build a more just transit system.

Join us as we go out bus organizing on the following three days:
  • Tuesday, November 13th at 3:30PM
  • Thursday, November 15th at 11am
  • Friday, November 16th at Noon 

Meet at the OPAL office (2407 SE 49th) for a short orientation followed by bus organizing for 2 hours. The goal on these organizing days is to inform bus riders of the upcoming November Bus Riders Unite Meeting and to engage riders on how they feel about bus stops and service.

We can only win if we are organized, and we need your help!  To sign up or for more information, send an email to or call 503-342-8910

OPAL Staff
Community Organizer:
Hector Osuna
Policy Associate:
Jared Franz
Associate Director:
Vivian Satterfield
Executive Director:
Jon Ostar
OPAL Board
Ben Duncan, Roberta Hunte, Chris Winter, Jenny Weinstein

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
2407 SE 49th Ave
(Corner of SE 49th & Division)
Portland, OR 97206
 TriMet Bus Lines 4, 14, 71

Photo: back row, left to right: Jared Franz, Mychaela Fesser, Jon Ostar, Khanh Pham, Terrence Coleman, Nicole Johnson;
Front row: Myrna Andrade, Hector Osuna, Lynne Barrett

Dear AL,

What a year it's been! Come celebrate the successes of 2012 at the final Bus Riders Unite meeting of the year on November 20th. We'll share a harvest meal together, give updates on projects and start discussing a plan for 2013. Even if the calendar year is winding down, our work is not and we need your support to keep us strong, focused and ready as ever.

We have three bus organizing days scheduled this month that are highlighted in the left side bar. Join us out on the buses and at the following events this month:

East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) Transit Riders Subcommittee Meeting
Wednesday, November 14th
6:30 - 8PM
Pizza Baron, 2604 SE 122nd Ave.

The Transit Riders subcommittee is part of the East Portland Action Plan. Even if you don't reside in East Portland, you are welcome to join us. This committee plans activities around the East Portland Bus Stop project. RSVP to Hector or call 503-342-8910

Phone Banking for the November Bus Riders Unite Meeting
Monday, November 19th
5:00 - 8PM
OPAL office, 2407 SE 49th Ave., Portland, OR 97206

We'll be making calls to our members to get RSVPs and remind them of the following day's Bus Riders Unite meeting. You can come at anytime between 5 and 8PM and are not required to stay for the entire time - even a half hour is a huge help! Let us know you're coming; RSVP to Hector or call 503-342-8910
Bus Riders Unite Meeting
Tuesday, November 20th
6 - 8PM
SEIU Local 49 building, 3536 SE 26th Ave.
On Bus Lines #9 and #10
Please RSVP by November 19th to Hector or call 503-342-8910
A special harvest meal will be served; Spanish translation and childcare will be provided with adequate RSVP

With appreciation and respect,

-Hector, Jared, Jon, Nicole, Vivian and all of us here at OPAL and Bus R

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