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
The following events were endorsed by the Portland Jobs with Justice Steering Committee for the August 2017 Solidarity Calendar. How will you show up for other people’s struggles this month?
Renter Week of Action & Assemblies
Housing is a human right, but it won’t come without a fight!
From September 18 – 24, 2017 we’ll rise up in the largest mobilization of it’s kind for the Renters Week of Action and Assemblies. In cities, towns, and suburbs—on highways and in byways—in the heartland and on the coast—we will demonstrate to the landlords, the developers, and the government that the Renter Nation is rising. We’ll take bold action to call for:
* Universal Rent Control, a living wage and a freeze on ALL unjust evictions !
* Full funding for HUD and an end to Wall Street giveaways.
* Community control over land and housing in our communities
* The right of all tenants to organize and bargain collectively
Click Here for more info on the September 18th kick off action, How We Can Control The Rent.
Click Here for more info on the September 22nd St Johns Story Slam & Tenant Rally.
Click Here for more info on the September 23rd CAT-Burgerville Workers Union rally. Every Workers Needs A Home. The rent is too high, the wages are too low – and something here has got to give!
Rally Against the Freedom Foundation!
The Freedom Foundation, a rightwing organization with a mission to destroy labor unions, has scheduled Donald Trump ally and alleged wage thief Andy Puzder to speak at an anti-union fundraiser at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. In this time of increasingly divisive politics and hate groups gaining a foothold in our politics and with Trump’s morally reprehensible statements following the tragedy in Charlottesville, we need to send a clear message that we do not tolerate hatred, racism, and bigotry in the Northwest.
Puzder is a former fast food CEO and a close Trump ally. He was nominated for Secretary of Labor, but was too extreme for either party in the U.S. Senate to stomach, and he withdrew his nomination after his anti-worker record and a video of his ex-wife making domestic abuse allegations became public. He also has four sexual harassment claims filed against him with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
So we are joining with our allies in the Northwest Accountability Project to make sure Puzder and the Freedom Foundation know they aren’t welcome in Portland. Join us to rally against the Freedom Foundation on Thursday, September 28 at 5:15pm at the Portland Airport Sheraton Hotel (8235 NE Airport Way Portland, OR 97220).
In the meantime, sign this petition to the General Manager of the Portland Airport Sheraton to tell them that Andy Puder, the Freedom Foundation and their ilk should not be tolerated.
JwJ’s 2017 Annual Dinner!
Saturday September 30, 2017 6-9pm
OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building
Ground floor Atrium
2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201
We are excited to invite you to our 2017 annual dinner — Our Community, Our Cause, featuring keynote speaker and Seattle’s socialist city councilmember, Kshama Sawant!
For over a quarter of a century Portland Jobs with Justice has been a hub of support for working people in our city. With your generous support, we continue to grow and deepen our relationship with the struggles of working people. Our success together is only possible because of your support!
*In recognition of the fact that September 30 marks of the end of the Yom Kippur Jewish holy day, dinner will not be served and the program will not begin until after sunset.*
Fight to Save the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance!
Portland’s tenant relocation assistance ordinance, which says landlords must pay tenants upwards of $4,000 to help them relocate if they have to move because the landlord displaced them with a no cause eviction or rent increasing equaling more than 10% per year, has helped so many people in need, including literally saving tenants from becoming houseless and moving into cars or tents. The problem is that the ordinance is temporary, and it exempts too many landlords.
The good news is that city council is holding a hearing on renewing the ordinance on Wednesday, October 4th at 9:45am at City Hall. This means we have an opportunity to organize and show our power to ensure the ordinance is renewed and that loopholes exempting landlords are removed. Show up and show tenant power!
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