Eugene

Where is the City Leadership?

“We’re billing the City of Eugene for doing their job for them.” Thousands of people have protested in our community this past week in support of black lives and against police brutality. The protests have been overwhelmingly peaceful. And the City’s response? Eugene Police Department (EPD) has brought out all of its military equipment and…

By De-escalate Eugene June 4, 2020
Peaceful George Floyd protest leads to arrests

As the 9:00 curfew set in on Saturday, May 30, a crowd gathered around the fire station at 13th and Willamette – just outside the curfew area. These protesters were angry at the long history of police brutality and white supremacist violence, standing in solidarity with the George Floyd protest movement spreading like wildfire across…

By Anonymous May 31, 2020
ICE in Oregon

Across the U.S., anti-Immigration and Customs Enforcement protests continue in many forms. In Portland, hundreds of protesters shut down an ICE field office in 2018 as part of a nationwide campaign called Occupy ICE. In August 2019, 100 people were arrested for partially shutting the West Side Highway in Manhattan in protest of ICE mass…

University of Oregon Expands! Eugene’s Housing Crisis

In 2016, The University of Oregon announced plans to host the Olympic Trials in 2020 and subsequent championships in 2021. Between the two events, our small riverside city expects an influx of over 80,000 transients: roughly half of the city’s overall population. That same year, the Oregon legislature passed Senate Bill 1533, which authorized Oregon…