Sep
28
2013

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

To create the world and community we really want, we will have to join together and stand up with and for each other.  I won’t lie you, it won’t be easy.

You know the problems. Here is a step toward a solution.

Join workers’ rights, immigrant rights, marriage equality, and many other justice-seeking groups in a demonstration of our determination to join together to take back our communities people and from multinational corporations and big out of state money.

The Oregon AFL-CIO/Oregon Strong Voice Solidarity March and Rally is this Saturday, September 28 from 5:30 to 6:30.

We will use the momentum from this gathering to create a strong and lasting coalition of labor and community groups to build our power and strengthen our movement  to put justice, democracy and human dignity at the center of our society.

Riverhouse Hotel and convention center 3075 US 97/HWY 20 Business, Bend. Easiest parking is across the HWY at Riverside Promenade Mall. (Flyer and map attached)

We need this coalition for our community.  We need you to be a part of it!

Tell everybody you know. Bring your signs, banners, T-shirts, caps buttons.  We want to show Central Oregon who we are and how many of us are united together!


Join us to stand up for worker’s rights, jobs with living wages, and a defeat of multinational corporate attacks on workers.

Join us to stand up for comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship, and show we will not be divided from our immigrant neighbors and co-workers.

Join us to stand up for marriage equality and the full and equal honoring of all Oregon families.

Join us to stand in solidarity for the causes of democracy, justice and human dignity.

Let JwJ know if you want to volunteer, have questions, or want to share ideas (541-647-4567).

In Peace and Solidarity


Sep
17
2013

Walk for Citizenship in Bend September 17th!

The Walk for Citizenship comes through Bend tomorrow, Tuesday September 17th! This is a march to celebrate communities that welcome and support the dignity of all people. Community members and marchers will be convening in front of congressman Greg Walden office (1051 NW Bond St Bend Oregon) at 3:00 pm Tuesday afternoon. We encourage any and all community members to come out and stand up for the passage of humane legislation that includes all members of our community.
Sep
1
2013

Central Oregon Labor Council Picnic this Monday Sept. 2nd at Noon!

Sep
1
2013

Celebrate Social Justice Victories at the Central Oregon Social Justice Center!

Questions or comments? Please contact our staff, Chris Lawler, at (541)647-4567

Aug
19
2013

3rd Annual Social Justice Awards Banquet!

Jan
28
2013

Dec
3
2012

Would You Like to Bring Everyone In and Leave No One Out?

Join Us For…

“The Health Care Movie”

Thursday, December 6 at 6:00 PM

East Bend Public Library Community Room

Northeast Greenwood Ave. and Dean Swift Road

Free Event Runtime: 65 Minutes

Sponsored by Health Care for All Oregon—Central Oregon

Description:

This documentary provides the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were essentially the same. Most people under the age of 50 , in both countries, are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada. Nor are they aware of the public relations campaign, still active today, that has been prevalent in the United States since the early 1900’s to dissuade the public from supporting national health care.

Produced by Canadian/American couple Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, The Health Care Movie reveals the personal and emotional impact on Canadians who now have access to universal health care because of the heroism of people who took a stand nearly 50 years ago. It also reveals the continuing struggle in the United States between the fear of government intervention and the right to quality health care for all people.

Everyday people are dying or going bankrupt due to the ills of the United States system. Who are we in the face of this human tragedy? If you agree that people are more important than profits, then you must watch this film.

There will be Christmas snacks and photo petitions!

Aug
16
2012

CENTRAL OREGON

2012 ELECTION KICK-OFF!

~A Community Gathering On How to Create the Changes We Want and Take Action!~

• Do you want to see policies that support good local jobs and invest in education, community resources and a better future for all of us?
• Do you want representatives to serve all Oregonians, not just the wealthy?
• Do you want to build a Strong, United Voice for the people of Oregon?

Join the Movement to Use this Election to Put the People Back in Power!

Saturday, August 18 in Bend
Brooks Room, Downtown Library, 601 NW Wall St.

All are Welcome – come for any or all of these powerful sessions

1:30-2:30 A Focused Discussion With Local Folks, Social Justice and Community Groups about using the election to rebuild a real democracy that serves the people and their core values, while creating the lasting relationships and long term power to maintain it. (Rural Organizing Project, Central Oregon CAUSA, Jobs with Justice and many others)
2:30-4:30 Lunch, Strategy & Training. Local and statewide labor and community groups engage in a non-partisan election strategy session, including how to effectively vote for our core values and issues, followed by training from grassroots experts on effectively implementing our plans. (Oregon AFL-CIO, Oregon Strong Voice and member groups, plus many others).
4:30- 6:30 Rally and Canvass. After the meetings, you can join local community members and 2012 candidates who support people-centered issues at a separate, spirited rally, followed by a kickoff neighborhood canvass to put the info and skills you just learned into practice!

YOU CAN BE A LEADER IN THIS MOVEMENT!

For more information, please contact Jess (503) 232-1195 ext. 114 / Jess@oraflcio.org

or contact Greg Delgado at greg@causaoregon.org


Aug
12
2012

Save America’s Post Offices!

NO CLOSURES!

NO CUTS!

FIGHT BACK!

Organizing Meeting

2 – 4pm Sun. August 12th

At Wabi Sabi, 830 NW Wall, Bend

- Join Jobs with Justice and your local postal service workers as we shed some light on the issues currently facing employees and the best ways to deal with them.

Speaker: Jamie Partridge, a Postal Road Warrior and retired mailman – Took part in the DC Hunger Strike to Save the Postal Service, arrested in Occupy the Post Office demonstration, and a Communities and Postal Workers United member.

Some Questions That Will be Addressed:

1. What’s with Congress and the Postmaster General?

2. How are local communities fighting back and winning?

3. What can we do here to save our mail sorting plant?

Sponsors: Communities & Postal Workers United, Rural Organizing Project, and Central Oregon Jobs with Justice

Aug
27
2011

TAKE BACK THE AMERICAN DREAM

Across The State We Tell Our Reps: JOBS NOT CUTS!

THURSDAY- 09/01/2011

**Rep. Greg Walden WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? THE RICH, OR THE REST OF US?

Bend – Wells Fargo 960 NW Wall St. – 5:30-6:30pm

We are asking all C.O. JwJ members and supporters to come and participate in this demonstration to help recapture the American dream. This will give you the opportunity to make a statement against the unethical practices of our politicians, banks, and large corporations currently throwing the needs of the common people to the wayside.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Matt Swanson
503-235-5071
matt.swanson@seiuoregon.org
Maureen Crawford
503-816-5311
crawfordm@seiu503.org

WWW.REBUILDTHEDREAM.COM