Portland City Hall, 1221 Southwest 4th Avenue #110, Portland, OR 97204, United States



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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 2:30-5pm
Join OR Families for Safe Streets as we ask Portland City Council to adopt the Vision Zero Action Plan and to invest in the rapid implementation of Vision Zero so no one else is killed on Portland streets. Learn about the plan: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/592146 Join Oregon Walks' Walk to Vision Zero: http://walktoberpdx.org/event/walk-to-vision-zero/ If you have an OR Families for Safe Streets sign, bring it! Meeting is 3:00. Arrive by 2:45 to sign up to testify.
Friday, January 15, 2016 from 4:30-6:30pm
Portland Tenants Take to the Streets to Confront Rental Crisis Portland is in a housing state of emergency. Our city and state have only recently acknowledged this crisis, but, but non- property owners have felt the impact of inadequate tenant protections for years. The landlords and property managers claim they are not to blame for our dramatic rent increases, or for evicting us without cause and without accountability -- that it is because there is not enough supply. Retaliatory and discriminatory evictions and rent increases are illegal, but they are common and the burden of proof is on the tenant (as is the financial burden of securing legal counsel).  And the risk to the tenant is high. The most vulnerable populations are being impacted, which are our elderly and the disabled, those with complex and chronic health issues, victims of domestic violence, our low-income families and single parents, those with Section 8 vouchers, our veterans, our LGBTQ, and of course, people of color. It is time for Portland’s tenants to take action on these issues -- to demand accountability from our landlords and bold solutions from our government. Portland Tenants United (PTU) will organize metro area tenants to take collective action toward housing security, in the form of rent stabilization and a ban on no-cause evictions.  PTU aims to create a strong tenants’ union model that organizes tenants in the way that labor organizes workers. However, organizing tenants is made much more challenging by virtue of the very real threat of displacement.  Consequently, we are launching our organization and campaign, both to support community groups and allied organizations, and to address the housing and discrimination crisis directly.    The theme of January’s rally and march is “ Eviction- Free 2016: End Discrimination and Retaliation.” The rally will begin at 4:30pm in front of City Hall where housing, tenant, and labor organizations will speak out about how the rental crisis is affecting the working-class inhabitants of Portland. From there, hundreds of marchers will take to the streets, and bridges, to make the city hear the collective voice and action of its renters. Labor unions, community groups, non-profits, students, and renters are joining together, and this will be one of the largest joint actions in recent memory. This is the beginning of a massive tenant movement in Portland, which is just bubbling under the surface. WHAT: Housing Justice Rally and March WHERE: Starting City Hall WHEN: January 15th, 4:30 pm WHO: Portland Tenants United; info@pdxtu.org
Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 6-8pm
The Portland Renters Assembly is calling for a rally and march to demand housing as human right and in protest of the many injustices that define our housing system, especially in rapidly gentrifying Portland. We will meet at the 4th Street entrance to Portland's City Hall in downtown. After hearing from some speakers, we will march across the Hawthorne Bridge to the Multnomah County Building just on the other side, where we will hold an assembly for individual stories, group discussion, and music making. This event is two days after the 4th Portland Renters Assembly at the Midland Library: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623285144595291/ To find out more go to our website: www.portlandrentersassembly.info PLEASE SHARE THIS AND/OR INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 9:30-10am
Since the Mayor didn't join us for our Valentine Party outside, we'll bring it to him. Join us. We'll have stickers for you to wear to identify yourself as with us and advocating Fossil Fuel Divestment
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 9-11:30am
The Homeless Bill of Rights, a KBOO-endorsed campaign, will hold coordinated rallies in cities across the region tying in the message of Dr. King and the call for an end to criminalizing people who are houseless. Please join us in Portland, Wednesday, January 21st at 9am at City Hall for a rally and presentations to City Council at 9:30. We will then march together to Sisters Of The Road (133 NW Sixth Avenue) for gumbo and presentations. Martin Luther King's, Jr's message of justice is as important now as ever. Let us ensure that his messages for racial and class justice shine through our work every day of the year and we look forward to celebrating and struggling toward justice with you! To see other actions during the coordinated days of action, go here. http://www.wraphome.org/images/stories/hbrdayofactionposters/ORActionHBRRight2Rest.jpg