Join us in a show of force for $15 in Oregon! The bill to make Oregon the first state with a $15 minimum wage will have a public committee hearing at the state capitol building in Salem on Monday April 13 at 6pm. This is our opportunity to show our state legislators that the people of Oregon demand $15 Now!
WE NEED YOU! Have your voice heard! Support $15 Now! Come early and sign up to testify! Tell them Don't Kill The Bill! Voice your support for a $15 minimum wage in Oregon and demand a floor vote for $15!
rest of the story...www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/15NowPDX!
more info: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/qcenter
To heighten the pressure for the abolition of nuclear weapons, nuclear disarmament groups are staging a Peace and Planet mobilization, in Manhattan, on the eve of the NPT review conference. Calling for a “Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World,” the mobilization involves an international conference
(comprised of plenaries and workshops)
on April 24 and 25, plus a culminating
interfaith convocation, rally, march, and
festival on April 26. Among the hundreds
of endorsing organizations are many devoted
to peace (Fellowship of Reconciliation,
International Peace Resource Center,
Pax Christi, Peace Action, Peaceresource.org,
Physicians for Social Responsibility, Veterans for Peace,
and Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom), environmentalism (Earth Action, Friends
of the Earth, and 350NYC), religion (Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, The Portland Alliance, Unitarian Universalist UN Office, United Church of Christ, and United Methodist General Board of Church & Society), workers’ rights (New Jersey Industrial Union Council, United Electrical Workers, and Working Families Party), and human welfare (American Friends Service Committee and National Association of Social Workers).
(see more at A Portal for the Writings of Lawrence S. Wittner: www.theportlandalliance.org/wittner")
The 7 Annual NW Book Festival
Saturday, July 25, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR
(corner of SW Morrison
and SW Sixth Avenue)
We are now accepting applications from authors that would like to participate in this event.
The 7th Annual NW Book Festival will be once again at the historical Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, which is considered to be one of the busiest most visited sites by city dwellers as well as tourists from all over the country.
Thank you for providing this information to our writing community.
Keeping books alive is my priority for organizing the 7 Annual NW Book Festival, 2015.
Dr. Veronica Esagui
SAVE THE DATE! The 4th Annual Inner City Blues In a new location this year. The 4th annual “Healing the Healthcare Blues Festival” is happening on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at North Portland Eagles Lodge 7611 N. Exeter & Lombard St. Once again Norman Sylvester has asked some of his talented friends to join him in this cause; Andy Stokes, King Louie & Friends w/ LaRhonda Steele, Tevis Hodge Jr., Strangetones w/ Volcano Vixons, Bloco Allegria, Steve Cheseborough, Bill Rhoades,Bill Rhoades, Newell Briggs, Jay Koder, Richard Arnold, Dave Kahl & Sarah Billings.
more info: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/blues
National Day of Action: OBS Joins the Fight for $15 on 4/15
Where did the #FightFor15 Start?
Just over two years ago, hundreds of people who work in fast food restaurants in New York City went on strike. They called for a $15/hour minimum wage and the right to form a union. Since then, the movement has spread to 160 cities and 15 countries, and continues to grow into new industries such as home health care, airports, university adjunct faculty and convenience stores. With such unprecedented growth, the Washington Post writes, “The Fight For $15 is For Everyone Now.” more info: Portal for The Organization for Black Struggle. ThePortlandAlliance.org/obs
Checkout who's coming to the waterfront this summer!
PORTLAND -- Thousands of naked bike riders will take to the streets of Portland on Saturday, June 27 for The World Naked Bike Ride's annual sweep through the city.
Organizers never publish the exact route but some details will be shared on the event website, when the date gets closer. Last year, it started at N ormandale Park, in Northeast Portland, around 8 p.m.
PDX Naked Bike Ride