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The City Club Features South Eugene High School Student Connor Gabor, with Eric Richardson

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The City Club Features South Eugene High School Student Connor Gabor, with Eric Richardson

Press Release

March 27, 2019
For Immediate Release

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Community Spotlight: An Intimate Conversation with a Local Leader

Connor Gabor, youth activist and
Eric Richardson, City Club President-Elect March 27, 2019
6 – 7:30 pm
Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St, Eugene Jessie Ghiglieri and Eric Richardson

March's Community Spotlight focuses on South Eugene Senior Connor Gabor. Connor is the Founder and Chair of Young Democrats of Lane County, a board member of Planned Parenthood and Paid Fellow for the DeFazio for Congress campaign. He was one of 19 high schoolers in the local Planned Parenthood’s REV Youth Leadership Program. He got his start in politics last January as a campaign volunteer in support of Measure 101, raising taxes to support healthcare coverage. Afterwards, he served as an intern with the Democratic Party of Lane County where he learned about grassroots organizing. He then launched a club at school, the Young Democrats Union and enlisted Eugene’s other high schools to found Young Democrats of Lane County. In addition to being a local activist, Connor also writes a monthly editorial column for the Register-Guard titled Gabor.

Community Spotlight is a City Club gathering in which local leaders participate in informal interviews about their lives and work. Tsunami Bookstore hosts the event on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 pm. Light refreshments are available, and the public is encouraged to attend. There is no admission charge for Community Spotlight, but guests are invited to contribute to help cover the costs.
About the City Club of Eugene:
The mission of the City Club of Eugene is to build community vision through open inquiry. We explore a wide range of significant local, state, and national issues and help to formulate new approaches and solutions to problems. Club members have a direct influence on public policy by discussing issues of concern with elected officials and other policy makers. Membership is open to all. The City Club’s mailing address is PO Box 12084, Eugene, OR 97440. For more information, please contact Silver Mogart, Executive Director, at (541) 485-7433 or visit us online at cityclubofeugene.org.