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The Solidarity Calendar is a monthly notification of actions and events approved at the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee Meeting is held on the first Monday of the month at 5:30pm in our office conference room at 1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 585 Portland, Oregon 97232.

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Current Solidarity Calendar

January 2018

 

Yes on Measure 101: MLK Day of Service Canvass

Ballots are out and it’s time for the final push to ensure that everyone in Oregon has access to healthcare!

Join Portland JwJ, the Yes for Healthcare team, and many other organizations for a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s going to be the biggest Yes on Measure 101 event yet!

Monday, January 15 from 12-4pm.
Meet at 6401 SE Foster Rd (SEIU Local 503)

We’ll rally and then knock doors across the city to let Portlanders know to vote #YesOn101because EVERY Oregonian deserves access to healthcare.

Please Click Here to RSVP, and be sure to put JwJ as the organization you are volunteering with! Can’t make it on the 15th? No problem! There are plenty of other canvass AND phone banking dates to sign up for. Just click the RSVP link to see your choices.

We need hundreds of supporters to join us, so please share the Facebook event page and invite friends! Everyone is welcome, including first-timers! A short training and all materials will be provided.


Building Grassroots Labor Solidarity


From the Supreme Court to the shop-floor, unions are under the fiercest attack in more than a generation. Corporations, and the politicians who carry their water, are pushing to slash wages, abolish pensions, outsource jobs, and gut public services.

Join us on Saturday January 20 from 10am-12pm at the Portland Association of Teachers building (345 NE 8th Ave.) for brunch and a lively discussion of how rank-and-file activists around the country are fighting back, and what union members in the Pacific Northwest are doing to build the resistance.

We will also kick off organizing for the national Labor Notes Conference, which is taking place in Chicago April 6-8, 2018. Two years ago more than 75 activists from this region attended. This year we hope to send more than 100.

In addition to learning more about the national picture and inspiring local struggles, we will be raising money for solidarity scholarships to help low-wage workers and younger activists attend.

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MeToo March and SpeakOUT

The Portland branch of Socialist Alternative invites community members to join in a #MeToo March and SpeakOUT on the first anniversary of the Trump inauguration.

The most notorious sexual predator in the U.S. sits in the White House. The majority of Americans now believe Trump should resign because of the growing allegations of sexual harassment against him. The #MeToo campaign has a crucial role to play in the overall fight to drive Trump’s hateful administration out of office.

Assemble at Pioneer Courthouse Square at 2pm on Saturday January 20th to create a safe space where victims of sexual violence are encouraged to share their experiences with supportive members of our community. Afterward, a march to Tom McCall Waterfront Park in a show of solidarity with victims of sexual violence. This event will also serve to build momentum for even greater action on International Women’s Day in March.

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Indigenous Womxn’s March

Sunday, January 21st
1-4pm. Location TBA.

It is time to decolonize the Women’s March and empower the Womxn who have given their livelihood for us to march forward.

The matriarch will continue taking the streets on our Indigenous lands wearing red. WOC leaders, organizers, magic workers, brujix (witches), TransSisters, Sex workers, #BlackLivesMatter, Muslim Sisters, #NoMoreMMIW, Two Spirits, Queens, Queer Royalty, Womxn Veterans, Alterabled Womxn Warriors and Womxn ally’s come march with us!!! Everyone is welcomed to march, come support and join us in solidarity

We are taking space to put out an ask for help in raising funds and awareness for Red Fawn. She is a political prisoner from the NoDAPL Movement at Standing Rock. She has been held captive for over a year and is currently needing funds for her legal needs and to support her sister who has been taking care of her son, while Morton County still has her detained as she awaits trial.

More information will be available as we move forward. If you are interested in endorsing, volunteering or organizing please message  Candi Brings Plenty at 2spiritnation@gmail.com

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Rally to Save Local News from Sinclair Broadcasting

​If the sale of Tribune Company to Sinclair Broadcast Group is approved by the FCC, local news could be in jeopardy at broadcast stations nationwide. Journalists at Sinclair-owned stations have balked at being required to broadcast the overtly conservative, Trump Agenda content that is forced onto them by the media conglomerate.

Many fear their jobs will be eliminated in mass layoffs as Sinclair has done at other stations it has acquired. This could lead to the reduction of local news and threats to public safety.

Come out for a rally organized by IATSE Local 600 to save local new from Sinclair Broadcasting on Saturday, January 27 from 12-2pm outside the KATU building, 2153 NE Sandy Blvd​.


Film Screening – Big Pharma: Market Failure

Big Pharma: Market Failure explores the problem of extreme drug prices in the US and how drug cost impacts on the public, on businesses and the overall US economy. The film is an hour long and will be followed by a discussion with state representative Rob Nosse, who has championed prescription drug pricing legislation in Oregon.

Sunday, February 18th 
at 7pm
at the Clinton Street Theater

Click Here​ to get advance tickets online. Tickets are sliding $5-20 and will also available at the door.

Hosted by the Portland Jobs with Justice Healthcare Committee.

Co-sponsored by KBOO, Health Care for All Oregon, Main Street Alliance of Oregon, Physicians for a National Health Program, Portland DSA, and BerniePDX.


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 for more info and to share this event on social media.


JwJ’s 16th Annual Faith-Labor Breakfast


Save the date! You are invited to gather with workers and local faith leaders as we break bread and share powerful stories, celebrate victories, and grow in our confidence to support justice and dignity for all workers. Join us in reclaiming moral power!

Tuesday, February 20th
from 7:15-9am
St. Andrew Catholic Church
806 NE Alberta St.

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Solidarity with the People of Nicaragua

Nicaragua has been able to make massive progress in the past decade in large part due to a government committed to eradicating poverty along with its ability to access international credit. It has extensive social programs such as free healthcare and education at all levels including university, the building of rural roads, electrification, new housing, support for small family business and the informal economy, hunger reduction programs, etc. This makes Nicaragua the safest country in Central America, with low levels of migration compared to the Northern Triangle countries. The sanctioning of Nicaragua would put a major roadblock on this progress, and would likely decrease the quality of life for Nicaraguans and increase migration to other countries including the United States.​

The NICA Act, should it be passed, would mean that the US would vote against loans from international financial institutions until Nicaragua has, in the US government’s judgement, taken effective measures to “combat corruption and promote democracy, free speech, civil society and rule of law“. However, what exactly the specific instances of corruption, absence of democracy, free speech, etc., are unclear and completely unqualified.

Introduction of the NICA Act in the Senate should not be viewed as a surprising anomaly to US policy, nor an isolated act, but instead part of the larger imperialist project of the United States government to assert its control around the world. It joins a larger set of actions to weaken governments on the left in Latin America (such as what is occurring against Venezuela) or prevent progressive ones from coming into power (such as what has just occurred in Honduras).

Click Here​ to send a letter to your Senator urging them to vote NO on the NICA Act.


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