Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler
City of Portland
MAYOR TED WHEELER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2018
Contact: Eileen Park, (503) 823-6541
Mayor Wheeler Introduces Two Notable Items in City Council This Week
Mayor Wheeler will proclaim November 25 as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To increase awareness for the day, the Morrison Bridge will be lit orange at dusk. The bridge lighting is in solidarity with worldwide lighting of public landmarks including Niagara Falls, the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Opera House.
This item authorizes our city attorneys to join as a party in litigation challenging the federal government, which is attempting to force Oregon to cooperate with federal immigration policies, using the threat of withholding federal law enforcement grants.
MEDIA EVENT: 34th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
WHAT: The Mayor will be speaking at the 34th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Pioneer Square.
WHO’S INVOLVED: KGW, 101.9 KINK, Commissioner Eudaly, Stimson Lumber Company, PCS President Sue Keil, Thomas Lauderdale and members of Pink Martini, Pacific Youth Choir, Northwest Community Gospel Chorus, Cleveland High School Marching Band
WHERE: Pioneer Courthouse Square
WHEN: Friday, November 23. Program begins at 5:30 pm. Mayor speaks at 6:05.
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