The Cascadia Chapter of the Pacific Green Party held a meeting this morning, at the “Extract” cafe (the official term is “coffeehouse,” but your secretary prefers simple diction) at the intersection of Northeast 15th and N.E. Prescott. This first meeting in a long time will be followed by other meetings, always in a public venue.
Present were Herschel Soles, otherwise the director of the Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, and M. Meo, Chapter secretary.
Herschel committed to attending the upcoming state convention of the Pacific Green Party, to be held Saturday at the Friends’ Meeting House on Southeast Stark Street, at I believe 43rd, starting at 10 a.m. and lasting until 4 p.m. One item the Cascadia Chapter members will address is the report, to the Party of the incident at Eighteenth Street Peace House, when the Cascadia Chapter secretary inquired after the availability of the Peace House for this very convention.
We discussed the present state of the court case arising out of a campaign of civil disobedience initiated in March 2015. The writer of these lines has agreed to write an account of the present situation for the administrative aide of State Senator “Chip” Shields, who has expressed a willingness to contact the American Civil Liberties Union. Although news media outlets, specifically KBOO Radio and the Mercury newspaper, may be in contact, with respect to the campaign, with Ryan Anfuso, the lawyer who Soles and Meo met on Friday the 18th of September, it is being left to Anfuso’s initiative how and when such contact should be established. He will have to be paid, first.