Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 3/4/20
After a February filled with legislative actions, we are delighted to share two opportunities to support the Portland labor movement this week. We are also running the information about the PCMP candidate forum for a second time because we (oops!) neglected to include the timing for that event!
As we enjoy blue skies, warm temperatures and a complicated journey through national electoral politics, may our ability to take concrete action together lift up our souls. Even more so, may the promise of good triumphing over evil that Purim depicts and the hope for liberation and renewal and Passover and Easter represent sustain us through all we encounter.
Thanks so much for your ongoing activism!
For the Spirit Led Justice Alliance, Rabbi Debra Kolodny
Growing Seeds Workers Union Community Support Rally!
Saturday, March 7, 1pm-3 pm
Growing Seeds workers filed to join the ILWU on February 18th. While we hope the school administration takes the high road and does not engage in any anti-union campaigning and lets workers decide from themselves, free of fear or divisive tactics, we also recognize that the decision is not ours to make. Instead, we are focusing on what brings us together: our goals, ideals, friendships and communities. Please come and join us in celebrating what is possible with collective bargaining and worker solidarity. Come and show your support to the workers of Growing Seeds as we expect in the week following this rally, we will be casting our ballots in the election for unionization. It’s a celebration of love and solidarity, in support of the Growing Seeds Workers Union! This is an event where everyone in our extended community is welcome.
Transit Workers Rally for a Fair Contract!
Rally alongside Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 757 members at TriMet who are fighting for a fair contract! The working conditions of transit workers directly impact the public who rely on TriMet everyday.
Join workers and community supporters to call on TriMet to keep the state certified maintenance apprenticeship programs so that workers have a pathway to a career while providing essential services to our communities. Workers are also demanding fair wages for road relief, keeping current and future transportation funding with the district, and maintaining union work.
Click Here for more information on the rally and to share this event on Facebook
PMPC-Unite Oregon Candidates Forum for Portland City Council Commissioner Position 2!
Wednesday, March 18, 6 pm-8:30 pm
Metropolitan Community Church
2828 SE Stephens Street
The PMPC believes only a broad, intersectional grassroots movement can generate the power necessary to build a city, county and metro that is healthy and nurturing for all of us. Imagine what we could do if we had elected officials in city offices devoted to enacting our shared vision.
Find out where the candidates stand on the issues that matter to our communities. Participate in our grassroots intersectional movement to build coordinated, unified and strategic power toward a city, county and metro for the 99%!