November 10, 2012

Upcoming Protests In Portland---Be There!

Upcoming Actions:

Monday, November 12th, Rally & March to Save America's Postal Service, Noon, Pioneer Courthouse Square: This Veterans Day, come out to support good jobs for returning veterans. The Postal Service offers preferential hiring for veterans and has always hired many veterans. There are hundreds of unfilled permanent jobs in the Portland area postal service. We will be marching to the World Trade Center, highlighting these issues, as well as making it clear that our community says no to cuts to postal service and jobs. Restore Jobs! Restore Service!

Friday November 16th, bus trip to Seattle to support Palermo’s Pizza workers, all day, departure at 7 am. Palermo’s workers organized a union earlier this year in Wisconsin. Their boss’s response was to refuse to recognize the union, call in immigration and customs enforcement and fire many workers. Costco is the largest customer of Palermo's Pizza. Join the bus tour to Seattle to picket at Costco headquarters and do other fun actions. Group leaves the AFL-CIO, 3645 SE 32nd, at 7 am. Call Nick at 541-979-9755 to RSVP and reserve your spot on the bus or email usw7150@yahoo.com.

Friday, November 23rd,
WalMart protest in solidarity with striking members of Our WalMart, 10:30-11:30 am, Walmart store at 82nd and Holgate. Come out and show your solidarity with courageous WalMart associates on the largest shopping day of the year.

Saturday, December 1st, Cross Border Organizing Summit and Rally to Defeat the TransPacific Partnership, bus trip to Blaine WA, on the Canadian border, all day . Come meet with Canadian and Mexican brothers and sisters, plan and rally to defeat this biggest ever extension of the North American Free Trade Agreement. RSVP for the Free bus from Portland at www.Oregonfairtrade.org or call 503-736-9777.

Thursday, December 13th,
National Day of Action for the Private Prison Divestment Campaign. Time and place to be announced. Many organizations have joined in the campaign as the numbers of incarcerated immigrants and the profits flowing from that incarceration continue to rise in huge numbers. The Private Prison Divestment Campaign, with leadership nationally from JwJ member organization Enlace and in Portland by PCASC, has focused on pressure on the big banks who fund the private prison industry. More info to follow.

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