A Eugene law firm has filed two lawsuits regarding free speech protest rights. One is against the federal government. The other will be tried in Municipal Court. Attorney Lauren Regan with the Civil Liberties Defense Center says government is quietly chipping away at first amendment rights to protest in Eugene.
Homeless advocates are calling on Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy to use her executive power to declare a housing emergency so a homeless camp can remain. The group held a press conference Thursday at Whoville.
People celebrated Doctor Martin Luther King Junior’s birthday, Monday. About 300 participated in the annual M-L-K march beginning at the Science Factory and ending at the Shedd Institute. Sarah Ross has participated in M-L-K events for more than 30 years. She says it’s important to continue to teach younger people about the history of establishing Civil Rights.
Ross: “They think the Civil Rights Movement was, you know, peace and love. But it was getting your head busted. It was standing up for your rights in the face of severe violence and repression.”