Fight high rents and low wages! Fight for Oregon’s houseless communities!
#OregonSOS Oregonians are sinking, and it’s time to do something about it!
Join us as we build a tent city on the steps of the capitol building to highlight and call for a housing state of emergency in Oregon. Demand solutions to this state of emergency such as rent control and an end to no-cause evictions, a statewide $15 and local control of minimum wage laws, and an end to ODOT sweeps of houseless camps.
The bus and carpool are full. For those who have RSVP’d for the bus/carpool, please be at the parking lot of the Oregon AFL-CIO by 7:30am. The bus will leave to return to Portland at 3pm. The Oregon AFL-CIO is located near the corner of SE 32nd and Powell (3645 SE 32nd Ave, Portland, OR 97202).
Sponsored and endorsed by Portland Tenants United, Right to Survive, Right 2 Dream Too, 15 Now PDX, Don’t Shoot PDX, Portland Rising Tide, Jobs with Justice, PSUSU, Hazelnut Grove, International Socialist Organization, Portland Solidarity Network, Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, and more.
For the past two years 15 Now PDX has lead the movement to win a $15 minimum and repeal the anti-worker, ALEC inspired law that prevents cities in Oregon from raising the minimum wage themselves. Multiple ballot measures have now been filed to raise Oregon’s minimum wage at the 2016 ballot, including a $15 initiative, an initiative to restore local control of minimum wage laws, and another for the lower number of $13.50.
This coming legislative session will be our last chance before the 2016 election to convince our legislators to do the right thing: pass a statewide $15 minimum wage, restore local control, and avoid a ballot fight. But they won’t do this unless we show up in Salem in overwhelming force of numbers and demand it. That means that we need your help. Low-wage workers and allies, labor unions, community groups, and supportive small businesses, rural and urban Oregonians unite, flood the capitol and demand $15!
On January 14, 2016 state legislators will be holding a public hearing on raising Oregon’s minimum wage. Join us at the capitol building for an afternoon rally and then the evening hearing where we will demand a statewide $15 minimum wage and local control with no one left out: not farm workers, not restaurant workers, not teenagers or new employees, and not rural Oregonians!
Stand up to corporations who are trying to keep wages low. No more poverty wage subsidies for big corporations! Anything less than $15 is not enough anywhere in Oregon. A regional minimum wage that leaves those outside of the Portland metro area with lower wages only helps increase region income disparity in our state and leaves rural Oregonians behind.
Join us and flood the capitol to demand $15 NOW for all of Oregon! There will be open public testimony. Have your voice heard!
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There will be free transportation available from Portland and back for those who need it. If you need transportation, or if you can be a carpool driver, then fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with you with more details in January.
Exact time of event still subject to change. Currently 2pm. Check the Facebook event page for updates.
On January 14, 2016 state legislators will be discussing raising Oregon’s minimum wage. Join us at the capitol building for an afternoon rally where we will deliver the message that it is the legislatures last chance to pass a $15 minimum wage before the people take it to the ballot! We will demand a statewide $15 minimum wage with no one left out: not farm workers, not restaurant workers, not teenagers or new employees, and not rural Oregonians! Anything less than $15 is not enough anywhere in Oregon. Join us and flood the capitol to demand $15 NOW for all of Oregon! Have your voice heard!
Free transportation available from Portland and back for those who need it. The bus and carpool will leave at 12pm. IF YOU NEED TRANSPORTATION, or IF YOU CAN BE A CARPOOL DRIVER, then please follow this link to let us know! http://goo.gl/forms/oo2xSG7qXv
More information on bus and carpool meet up locations will be available. So check Facebook event page for updates