Black Lives Matter

The Lane Community College Education Association (LCCEA) expresses deep sadness about the senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky; Ahmaud Aubery in Brunswick, Georgia; and so many others. We stand in solidarity with those demanding swift justice and with the Black community, affirming that Black lives do matter. We are committed to advocating for the well-being of our colleagues, students, campus, and community members who are victims of racism, violence, and oppression, as well as supporting the eradication of institutional racism, inequity, and injustice in all their forms.

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LCCEA ENDORSEMENTS

Hello LCCEA members,

The November 3, 2020 election is now! Here are the Lane Community College Education Association (LCCEA) pro-education endorsements. The LCCEA endorsements are based on interviews that candidates requested with the LCCEA; the interview team was made up of LCCEA Executive and Legislative committee members.

LCCEA Endorsements:

Statewide Office

Marty Wilde for Oregon House of Representatives District 11

Lane County Board of Commissioners – The LCCEA endorses both candidates.

Joel Iboa for County Commissioner South Eugene District 3

Laurie Treiger for County Commissioner South Eugene District 3

Eugene City Council

Matt Keating for Ward 2

In addition, please find the OEA-PAC endorsements below. The OEA Political Action Committee (OEA-PAC) does careful analysis and endorsement questionnaires and interviews to arrive at these endorsement decisions and makes recommendations to the OEA Board. 

OEA Endorsements:

Federal Office

Joe Biden for President

Jeff Merkley for US Senate

Peter Defazio for Oregon Congressional District 4

Statewide Office

Ellen Rosenblum for Attorney General

Shemia Fagan for Secretary of State

Tobias Read for Treasurer

Cal Mukumoto for House of Representatives District 9

Marty Wilde for Oregon House of Representatives District 11

John Lively for Oregon House of Representatives District 12

Nancy Nathanson for Oregon House of Representatives District 13

Julie Fahey for Oregon House of Representatives District 1

No recommendation for Oregon House of Representatives Districts 7 and 8

Statewide Measures

YES on Measure 107 Campaign Finance Reform

YES on Measure 108 Tobacco Ta

I hope this information is helpful for those of you who have not voted yet or who would like to share endorsements with family, friends, and others.

Here are some additional resources.

Here’s a complete list of the OEA Board federal and state endorsement for all of Oregon: https://www.oregoned.org/standing-up-for-you/elections

Also, here’s the OEA PAC’s easy way to see what’s on your ballot at your address:

https://edballot.org/

Happy voting, everyone!

Cybele Higgins

ESL Faculty

LCCEA Legislative Committee Chair

OEA-PAC Board Community College Representative

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Wednesday Oct 28: All Faculty Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend LCCEA’s All Faculty meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Please note that the Fall meeting is open to all LCC faculty, not only LCCEA members.

To attend, please register at: https://lanecc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RfD2f-3fRi60GV8A_Wx23Q and you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you,

Your Association

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ALL FACULTY MEETING OCT 28 AT 3:00

LCC Faculty Colleagues,


You are cordially invited to attend LCCEA’s All Faculty meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Please note that the Fall meeting is open to all LCC faculty, not only LCCEA members.


To attend, please register at: https://lanecc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RfD2f-3fRi60GV8A_Wx23Q and you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting.


Your Association

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Reopening MOA Ratified

LCC Faculty Colleagues,

Thank you to LCCEA members who have participated in the vote. Faculty ratified the 2020-2021 Reopening MOA (attached) with votes as follows:

Yes — 98.6% (209 votes)

No — 1.4% (3 votes)

Your LCCEA Bargaining Team

Kelly Collins
Christina Howard
Adrienne Mitchell
Russell Shitabata

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Wildfire Relief Resources

Dear Faculty Colleagues,
It is with deep sadness that I am writing today to provide you with some information  regarding resources for people impacted by the tragic wildfires in our state. I will keep my words brief, so that you may focus on getting the information you need. Below you will find information about resources from the College, LCCEA, OEA, and other community/state organizations. 

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The Titan Download: Wildfire Relief Response Resources and Information
This was sent to your Lane email on Friday September 11 at 5:30 pm. This edition of the Titan Download has valuable information about Wildfire Relief Resources including information about evacuations, donations (both goods and monetary), the Titan Resource exchange, temporary housing assistance, and other resources. See both The Titan Download and The Lane Weekly for updates in the coming weeks.
For Lane County:https://www.lanecounty.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=17035134https://mckenzieriver.org/lane-county-wildfire-information-and-relief/

For Linn County: https://heavy.com/news/2020/09/lane-linn-lincoln-county-evacuation-maps-oregon-fires/https://wildfire.oregon.gov/county-resourceshttps://www.linnsheriff.org/fire_live_updates_sept_2020/
Statewide Resources:Oregon Wildfire Aid Master Dochttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1_hufzJ-DYvPPXJsMthCeObOu-0pnWHe5WyqdPC8btKc/edit?usp=sharingRed Cross Safe and Well Registration:https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php
RESOURCES FOR FACULTY IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE: Lane Employee Wildlife Relief Resource Needs RegistrationThe College is collaborating with partners to identify resources for needs expressed by employees. If you are in need of assistance, please fill out this form or contact Marsha Sills, sillsm@lanecc.eduhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYJXUZeiKHVjRWJn2vOWp56Nin5kA_xsg6y7bzffk_Dga0Aw/viewform
LCCEA Emergency Response Fund-  available to LCCEA members for any type of emergency-up to $300https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNpRLrEwS7YuDyXuA2LqMoqLNcBzJqsKZGgpFyx3Lg-e1Ysg/viewform?gxids=7628OEA Members Wildfire Relief Fund Grants Application- grants range from $100-$1,000. For complete information on application guidelines and deadlines as well as a link to the application form, see the attached PDF.
OEA MembersCOVID Relief Fund for Part-Time Community College Faculty- up to $1,000For complete information on application guidelines and deadlines as well as a link to the application form, see the attached PDF.  

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE:Lane Student Wildfire Relief Resource Needs Form-Information is being gathered by Student Affairs to identify students in need of assistance. Please make sure any students in need fill out this form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeG6e0JuyRSvyuS7srA5_1FR7maKAMa9qt2eDOER7b6Sks0rw/viewform?gxids=7628
OEA Funds for StudentsLCCEA/OEA Foundation: Members may apply for emergency funds on behalf of a student in need of support during this term. http://oeafoundation.oregoned.org/apply-for-a-grant   Visit the OEA site for additional information about the program.
VOLUNTEERINGMarsha Sills and I (Nancy Wood) are gathering names of people who are interested in volunteering. Currently, we do not have any volunteer opportunities via Lane, but this may change in the future as we identify needs. If you are interested in being placed on this list, please email me at woodn@lanecc.edu
For those interested in volunteering immediately, please sign up for a shift at the Four Corners Donation Site using the link below.  I helped sort donations yesterday, and it was incredible to see how this community is stepping up to the need. Please be aware that Four Corners requires volunteers to sign up in advance.https://mckenzieriver.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Silke Field at Springfield High School no longer needs volunteers. If anyone has information about other organizations that are in need of volunteers, please share that info with me, and I will try to help connect interested volunteers with areas of need.
I think this is everything I can share at this point. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
I hope all of you who have been impacted by the Wildfires are finding what you need, and please do not hesitate to reach out if you need support. 

Sincerely,
Nancy WoodLCCEA Wildfire Response 

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