Our Blog

Here you will find the most recent information about our organization. You will also find out about the projects we are working on, the ways you can get involved, the events to come and much more.

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Bus and Building Fire Report

On Wednesday, April 6th, 2022, we had our property vandalized and burned in the middle of the night. The bus you see pictured was the item that took the most damage. Along…

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Announcement From the Voz Board re: New Leadership

After a process of thoughtful reflection and evaluation, the Voz Board of Directors has concluded that to make the work more manageable and sustainable, it is necessary to…

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Worker Center Update: COVID-19 Response

We are continuing to dispatch our workers to jobs from 7am to 2 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday from 7am to 12pm,  as long as we feel confident work can be…

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Voz Awarded $30,000 from EPA Environmental Justice Grant

PORTLAND, OR –  Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project has been awarded a $30,000 federal grant to boost its Growing Green Leaders project, which will provide safety…

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Working on a Unified Vision

Day laborers and Voz participated in a workshop to learn about Voz’s budget and envision what worker priorities look like for 2020. Among those priorities are creating…

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Tell Congress: No federal funds for Trump's "Public Charge" rule.

By now you’ve heard about Trump’s public charge rule that would use basic safety-net programs, like food stamps, against a family applying for permanent residence.…

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Unidos Con Marcos!

Marcos Baltazar is a board member at Adelante Alabama Worker Center, a workers’ rights activist as part of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, a single father, and a…

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TPS Summer of Action and Power

Together we have coordinated the litigation that blocked the cancellation of TPS for six countries – impacting nearly half a million people – and we have anchored the…

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Listen to Our Day Laborers' Voices

We believe that lasting and transformative social change must come from community members on the front lines. Voz was founded by day laborers organizing themselves for better…

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Mythbusters about day laborers

Marvin PeñaToday we will bust four common myths about day laborers, and show how valuable their contributions to Portland and the entire country!#1 Day laborers steal jobsDay…

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Our Voice: Radio Jornalera

Radio Jornalera is the only means of communication focused on defending the rights of migrants and workers. It is a space where humble people tell their truth and the…

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Voz workers are part of an equitable green economy!

Not only did day laborers improve the Legacy campus by making it more environmentally friendly and beautiful, they also learned valuable job skills and are now trained to…