Portland Jobs with Justice has long history of international solidarity work. Recently, committee members have supported efforts to Pass the Philippines Human Rights Act (PHRA), have been involved in organizing May Day 2022 mobilization with a focus on migrant rights and international solidarity, and have mobilized at consulates, the Portland WTO, and joined webinars, actions, and sign-on letters initiated by Trade Justice Ed Fund to unblock global access to vaccines.
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Recently, we took part in Trade Justice Ed Fund’s Vaccine Waiver Proposal Briefing to learn the latest about a leaked text of WTO proposals. The text revealed that the European Union is trying to strongarm the world into accepting a bogus WTO proposal that would undermine the global fight against COVID-19. The U.S. must reject this proposal and keep working for a comprehensive TRIPS waiver! The proposal would fail to expand access to COVID vaccines, tests and treatments and is decidedly NOT the TRIPs waiver activists and over 100 nations have been demanding for over a year now, and which the Biden Administration promised to support! The WTO Ministerial is June 12th, let’s keep pushing and fighting for a true TRIPS waiver! Take Action to Tell Congress: No Compromise on the Fight Against COVID-19!
TO HELP PLAN AND PARTICIPATE IN FUTURE GLOBAL JUSTICE ACTIONS, JOIN OUR COMMITTEE! For more information and to join our next meeting, email Committee liaison Sarah@jwjpdx.org
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