Now hiring a Grassroots Engagement Coordinator!

Passionate about building resources for grassroots organizing? Join Voz as the Grassroots Engagement Coordinator, a full time position dedicated partly to  grassroots fundraising, and partly to volunteer coordinating, open for applications now! Voz is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity. The Grassroots Engagement Coordinator will mobilize donors and volunteers to increase Voz’ impact and ...

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Now hiring an Internal Organizer!

Voz is hiring an Internal Organizer! The Internal Organizer empowers day laborers to organize themselves around the issues affecting them through leadership development and education using Popular Education methods. Voz is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity. If you are passionate about immigrant and worker rights, and have experience with community organizing and Popular Education - let us know ...

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Voz Raises Minimum Wage

On May 31st, day laborers voted to raise the minimum wage at the MLK Jr. Worker Center to $15 per hour. With this vote, they stand in solidarity with low wage workers across the country in the fight for $15! This historic decision is effective as of June 5, 2017! Voz has been involved in the fight for $15 for several years as part of the Fair Shot Coalition and in partnership with Jobs With Justice. While the average earned wage at the Worker Center in 2016 was over $14 per hour, $12 remained the enforced minimum. This decision represents much debate and deliberation ...

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Multnomah County sheriff’s office reject the new ICE program

Voz and our allies in the Portland Immigrant's Rights Coalition-PIRC have spent the last year urging the Multnomah County Sheriff's office to reject their participation in the newest version of "Secure Communities," now called the "Priority Enforcement Program" (PEP). We know that PEP is just another title for the same federal program, seeking to force local authorities to work with ICE to separate families through detention and deportation. We are very happy to announce that the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has officially and publicly written a letter announcing ...

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Reentry: Two Starkly Different Meanings

In the criminal system, the term “reentry” means very different things depending on whether you are a citizen or non-citizen.

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Join us for the 2015 Solidarity Salsa Party!

2015 Salsa in Solidarity Party Purchase Your Tickets Today Join Voz and Jobs with Justice for our 9th 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 below. 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 ...

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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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ICE Agents Attempt to Arrest VOZ Activist (Spanish)

Voz Activist Francisco Aguirre: "This is where I belong"

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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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