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Exhibit Uncovers Truth, Gives Voice to Black Pioneers

Oregon Archives Exhibit, “Black in Oregon, 1840-1870”

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson sent this bulletin at 02/23/2018 04:41 PM PST

Secretary of State DENNIS RICHARDSON The State of Oregon

900 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97310 – [email protected]

Oregon Archives Exhibit, “Black in Oregon, 1840-1870”

When each of us give the Pledge of Allegiance, we place our hand over our heart and promise, “liberty and justice for all.” As your Secretary of State, I have accepted the challenge to promote liberty and justice for all Oregonians. I am doing this through small business assistance, in the Corporations Division, through voter outreach in Elections, through exposing government waste in Audits, and through civics lessons and exhibits in Archives.

To obtain liberty and justice for all Oregonians requires a recognition and clear understanding of the history of Oregon minority populations, who have suffered

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Cultural Advocacy Colatition to Fight for Arts Funding in Salem on Arts and Culture Advocacy Day 2017

cac logo online cultural advocacy coalition

By now we have all heard about President Trump’s push to eliminate federal funding for a host of cultural agencies and nonprofits. Last week, President Trump doubled down, and proposed additional cuts the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—in the current budget year. These cuts would hit in the final six months of the budget cycle, crippling grants and programs that are planned and approved this year.

Oregon Humanities depends on the NEH for almost half of our funding. Thanks to this funding, we are able to work with hundreds of organizations around the state in communities large and small, urban and rural. The federal dollars that come to Oregon Humanities from the NEH make it possible for people from Klamath Falls to Portland and Enterprise to Astoria to do the ongoing work of building trust and strengthening community.

In addition

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A Good Day, from the Cultural Advocacy Coalition

The Cultural Advocacy Coalition is grassroots and ground-up. We lobby on behalf of arts and culture, primarily in Salem, to pass an agenda that is shaped by our members and adopted by our Board. We educate legislators, provide research and analysis for policymakers, communicate with affected groups and advocate for a thriving future for arts and culture in Oregon. We need individuals and organizations willing to support this important work with donations and real-time advocacy for culture. We are most effective when we represent the full range of our diverse statewide cultural community. If you care about Oregon Culture: we need you. Please join today and help us defend the Oregon Cultural Trust; advocate for arts education and robust state funding of arts, heritage and the humanities.

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Cultural Advocacy Coalition 2012 Regular Session Legislative Report

Effective advocacy takes individuals willing to harmonize political communications in concert with a broader community. And so, I want to offer a big thank you to those who attended, and those who presented during Advocacy Day 2012. Thank you for strengthening our coalition with your participation and for helping us remain an effective, unified voice for art, humanities and heritage in Salem. Whether you were able to attend Advocacy Day or not, please take a few minutes to review the Cultural Advocacy Coalition’s legislative report from this recent sessionl. And, please contact us if you have any questions or comments. Despite tight schedules we had outstanding legislative participation and want to extend our appreciation to legislators who spoke with our full group in the final busy weeks of this session. These legislators clearly articulated the process and the politics of the 2013 Legislative Session and took time out of

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Cultural Advocacy Coalition of Oregon Announces 2012 Advocacy Day

Join arts and culture advocates from all walks of life and every region of the state, for the CAC’s Advocacy Day in Salem on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. The Cultural Advocacy Coalition will give you an insider’s look at the work of the 2012 Session and connect advocates with key legislators. Don’t miss this chance to show your support for arts, culture and heritage—Join us!

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TIME: A Statewide Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art 2011

Time Looking Back at Me, by Jerome Sloan, Snake River Correctional Institution

Launched in February 2011, TIME is a diverse collection of drawings and paintings created by artists in Oregon prisons. The Arts Center’s Joni King says visitors are wowed by the show. “It makes people very emotional,” said King, noting the level of talent and sensitivity demonstrated in the works. TIME: A Statewide Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art 2011 is available for booking in Southern Oregon, November through December 2011.

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