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"How Changes in Democracy Are Affecting Our Lives" - Lenny Dee


Understanding the political orders we have been through, and are now in, are crucial to getting a perspective on the future of American Democracy. The City of Portland has changed a great deal through the evolving national political order. From the New Deal and Neoliberalism, to the Presidential policies of Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, Obama, and Trump, we will explore those changes with a particular focus on homelessness.

Lenny Dee is a long time Portland activist. He was instrumental in developing and passing the Portland Clean Energy Initiative. In addition, Lenny led the first campaign against Urban Renewal in Portland, played a key role in building a region-wide coalition that positively impacted regional development, and published a journal that won one hundred awards from the National Society of Professional Journalists.

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