BIAS RESPONSE INIATIVE
URGENT CALL TO ACTION:
BIAS INCIDENT RESPONSE INITIATIVE
Many of us are reeling following recent incidents of racialized violence across our nation. The deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd as well as the targeting of Christian Cooper underscore the urgency for us in Corvallis to take local action to address the same white supremacy that has fueled this senseless violence no differently than the hate, bias and violence Corvallis residents with marginalized identities have experienced in our community. A Bias Response Initiative is needed now more than ever!
The City Council meets on Monday, June 1, 6 pm, and there is some support on Council for an initiative. But they need our help. They need our testimony. They need to hear from us and from the organizations we represent.
We're very near to realizing our goal. We need your help.
Please provide public testimony at this Monday's City Council meeting by a) written testimony or b) testify via telephone during the meeting likely sometime between 6-7pm. See below for instructions. It's very simple. To provide written or public testimony via telephone you must email Carla.firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00pm on June 1, 2020.
To participate in the above public hearings in writing : The City Council strongly encourages community members to provide written testimony. Please submit your comments by 12:00 pm on June 1, 2020 via email to Carla.email@example.com. Written testimony received by 12:00 pm on June 1 will be provided to the Council for consideration before the meeting. Written testimony received after 12:00 pm on June 1 will be provided to the Council at the meeting. Note that it is challenging for Councilors to read and consider written testimony received at the meeting.
To participate in the above public hearings via telephone: You must register with the City Recorder by 12:00 pm on June 1. To register, contact City Recorder Carla Holzworth at the above email address or via telephone at 541-766-6729 X 5075.
Jonathan Stoll, NAACP Member
Corvallis Action Bias Response Initiative >>