Nov 7, 2014 – Aguirre released

For immediate release: Nov 7, 2014 Community labor leader Francisco Aguirre RELEASED! Community celebrates with relief and resolves to continue to work for freedom and justice for all undocumented people and their families Photo and video embedded below. UPDATE, 8:07 am, Saturday Nov 8: Aguirre was released from Multnomah County Justice Center at approximate 10:04 pm Friday, Nov 7, 2014, to his wife and a crowd of approximately 20 supporters who had been patiently waiting outside the jail since 8:00 pm that evening. He is back in sanctuary at Augustana Lutheran ...

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Donate to help besieged Voz Activist Francisco Aguirre

On the morning of September 19, 2014 ICE agents arrived at Francisco's home in Fairview, OR, to attemp to detain and deport him. He must remain in sanctuary at Augustana Lutheran Church. As a result, he is unable to work and his family needs our financial support to pay legal fees and daily expenses. Donate Here

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Join us for the 2014 Salsa And Solidarity party!

  Join Voz and Jobs with Justice for our 8th Annual Solidarity Salsa Party, an annual fundraiser aimed at raising funds for the day labor and workers’ rights movement in the Portland Metro Area. The event will include a night of salsa dancing (instruction included), music, food and drinks! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here-> Funds will go to support the general operating suppor of Voz and Jobs with Justice! Event Details again are: Voz and Jobs with Justice Solidarity Salsa Party When: Saturday, Sept 27th Time: 7 pm 11:30 pm (doors open at ...

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Voz is Hiring – Full-Charge Bookkeeper

Position: Full-Charge Bookkeeper Hours: part-time, 16 hours weekly Compensation: $15/hour Position Supervisor: Executive Director VOZ currently uses Quickbooks Non-Profit Pro Edition 2009 and Microsoft Excel. Responsibilities: Prepare accounts payable and accounts receivable Input donations and other journal entries weekly Monthly payroll, reporting to our payroll service, and maintenance of human resource functions Monthly input of gross payroll and taxes into Quickbooks Oversee preparation of the annual budget and grant budgets Maintain files of invoices and ...

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May Day March and Rally

INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY RALLY AND MARCH FOR “PEOPLE OVER PROFIT.” What: May Day Rally and March When: May 1, 2014: Gather at 2:00.. Rally at 3:00.. March at 4:00 Where: SW Park Blocks at SW Salmon St. and SW Park Ave.                        PORTLAND, OREGON April 22,2014 - As we approach International Workers Day in 2014, we find ourselves facing unprecedented cuts to public services including education, street and park maintenance, social services, unemployment insurance and much more. As a result we are seeing a rapid increase in symptoms of poverty including ...

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Voz and ACT Network Victorious in New ICE Holds Ruling

On April 16, 2014, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton joined other sheriffs from Clackamas and Washington countries by announcing that they would no longer comply with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s...

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April 5: National Day of Action Against Deportations!

Voz is joining the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and other organizations across the country as we say: Two Million Too Many! #Not1More! Stop the Deportations! What: Community Teach-in Against Deportations When: Saturday, April 5th at 1:00pm Where: St. Peter's Catholic Church, 8623 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97266 Here's the link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/743102365713619/ Hear testimonies of experiences with the deportation system. Learn about ICE holds, private prisons, local struggles to stop individual deportations; ...

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Day Laborers´ Day of Service in East Portland

By Absa Echeverria Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” To answer this question, every year on the third Monday of January, thousands of people come together throughout the United States to serve their communities and honor the memory of this great social leader. Promptly and with enthusiasm, workers from the MLK Worker Center responded to this call and along with VOZ activists, participated in a day of service by cleaning up the streets on January 20th. Clean-up activities consisted of ...

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Please sign our petition to the Mayor to Save the Worker Center!

SAVE THE CENTER CAMPAIGN UPDATE The lease on the city-owned property where the MLK Jr. Worker Center sits is expiring. We are asking Mayor Charlie Hales to transfer the ownership of the property to Voz so that the Center has a permanent home. ON JUNE 6, MAYOR HALES TOLD US THAT HE WILL MAKE A DECISION IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS! What you can do to convince the Mayor to say YES: 1. Send in a Letter of Support for the MLK Jr. Worker Center to the Mayor. 2. Sign our online petition to the Mayor: https://pvoz.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/petition/sign?sid=1&reset=1 For more ...

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Volunteer Opportunity–Flyering for the MLK Worker Center

We need volunteers with transportation 9am-12pm to help day laborers distribute flyers to help promote the Worker Center. Participants will meet at the MLK Worker Center at 240 MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland at 9am. Flyering will be ongoing starting April 10th and will be done every other Wednesday. Click this link if you are interested. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bILYoFnfLFb9bg5UIuSTe7RQTFPGFvBfxr5La9MAeCc/viewform?usp=sharing&edit_requested=true&pli=1 Contact Francisco our Worker Center Coordinator if you have more questions: 503-234-2043 or his email: franci...

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