The City of Eugene may declare itself a sanctuary city as soon as next month. A task force has begun meeting to draft an ordinance and the City Council is expected to consider it in February. In the wake of President Trump’s executive order last week threatening to withhold federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions, KLCC’s Rachael McDonald spoke with Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis.
About one thousand people gathered Sunday at the Eugene Federal Building to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from entry into the United States. this impromptu rally was one of many this weekend throughout the U.S.
The day after Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th U.S. President, people around the world will participate in the “Women’s March.” It began as a rally in Washington D.C. The goal is to elevate the visibility of women and marginalized communities. There are now marches planned in more than 50 countries, and there’s at least one march in every state. In Oregon people have pledged to rally and march in cities like Florence, Newport, Bend, and Eugene.