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May 1, 2017
PCC: May 1 Student Walkout Against the Trump Agenda
PCC Cascade, 705 N Killingsworth

Schedule: 12:00pm - Walk out of class and rally outside, between the student union and Cascade Hall 1:00pm - March to the yellow line and ride downtown together to join the citywide march at Shemanski Park.

Never has it been more obvious that we cannot allow "business as usual" to continue while workers, immigrants, women, and all poor and oppressed people are under vicious attack by the government's right-wing agenda. A wave of student walkouts across the country on May 1, International Workers Day, will send a clear message to Trump, the billionaire class, and the Republican Party that we reject their agenda of bigotry, hate, and division; that we reject their corporate policies of gutting social services and education. Already we have seen the beginning of a mass fightback against Trump, with hundreds of thousands pouring into the streets after the election. But we can’t stop there. More will be needed to stand up and fight back against the onslaught of right-wing hate and corporate greed.

Join with Socialist Students in walking out and protesting on May 1 to demand:

  • No Deportations, No Ban, No Wall! Defend Immigrants on Campus!
  • No Tuition Hikes - Free College for All!
  • Black Lives Matter - End Police Brutality & Mass Incarceration!
  • For Living-Wage Union Jobs - $15/hr for All Campus Workers!
  • Stop the GOP Assault on Healthcare - Free Comprehensive Coverage for All!
  • Defend Planned Parenthood - For Universal Access to Abortions & Reproductive Care!
  • No New Pipelines, No EPA Cuts - Fight Climate Change with Green Jobs and Renewable Energy!


May 24, 2017
Greedy Landlord Awards 2017
Shemanski Park

2017 Greedy Landlord Awards! Honoring Ira Virden of HFF real estate, owner of the Normandy Apartments

Wednesday, May 24, 11:30am Shemanski Park, 1010 SW Park Ave, downtown Portland

In December, Ira Virden purchased the Normandy Apartments on NE Killingsworth Street and immediately informed the residents that he was doubling their rent. All 18 households include people of color, and the vast majority have children who attend schools in the Cully neighborhood. As a result of Ira’s predatory business model, 30 kids will lose their homes.

Don’t miss the glamorous festivities! • Ultra-classy awards ceremony • Champagne toast • Luxury luncheon for VIPs • Cake!

This year's winners:

Donald Trump Award for Predatory Real Estate Investment: Ira Virden of HFF real estate

Gold Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Gentrification and Displacement: Ira Virden of HFF real estate

Shameless Profiteer of the Year: Ira Virden of HFF real estate

Jun 10, 2017
Defend Rent Control at Sen. Monroe's Town Hall! (Portland Tenants United)
Centennial High School, 3505 SE 182nd

Senator Rod Monroe is an East Portland democrat and LANDLORD working hard to maime or kill a pro-tenant bill --HB 2004-- that his constituents desperately need. A criticial piece of the bill that would have made it legal for cities to implement rent stabilization (ie rent control), has already been removed to try to get Monroe's vote. But he still won't vote yes - he is opposed to the only other protection remaining in the bill: and end to no-cause evictions, a tool that landlords use to evade the fair housing act.

Renters need not settle for this. A large mobilization at Monroe's town hall will show legislators that their political future depends on ensiuring that HB 2004 passes, and that Oregon MAKES RENT CONTROL LEGAL by removing that statewide preemption against it.

We need you to tell him in person how you feel about this at his town hall this Saturday.

Many of Monroe's constitutents low-income renters from marginalized communities who've already been displaced from close-in Portland. By opposing HB 2004, Monroe telling his constituents that he's okay with them getting $1000+ rent increases, and that he is in favor of landlords using no-cause evictions to dogde fair housing protections. To oppose HB 2004 with a district full of renters, is to be in favor of families becoming homeless.

Monroe's East Portland constituents are overwhelmingly renters, and he needs to really FEEL public pressure for protecting landlord's profits and power over basic security and dignity of tenants.

He will be at a Town Hall this Saturday (June 10) at Centennial High School. Please come tell him to REPRESENT HIS CONSTITUENTS (and not his own interests and those of out-of-state landlords). Show up to tell Senator Rod Monroe to #VoteYESonHB2004.

This is the first local opportunity to talk to Rod Monroe in person since December. We need EVERYONE there.

Portland Tenants United is a growing tenants union dedicated to organizing tenants to take action to strengthen and enforce tenants rights and protections.

Jul 29, 2017
Portland Tenants United Summer BBQ
Mt Scott Park

Join your fellow PTU Union Members for a day of fun in the sun!

(There is also plenty of shade in this park.)

A great way to meet and greet other members of your Union. The BBQ is for members, though NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY, and it's FREE!

So bring your family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy a day of music, games, food, and other awesome festivities! Come for part of the day or stay the whole time! Trimet Bus #14 stops at SE Foster & 75th Ave (five blocks north of the park), Bus #19 stops at SE Duke & 75th Ave (six blocks south), and Bus #72 stops at SE 82nd and Ramona (three blocks east). We will be in Mt. Scott Park at PICNIC SITE D, near SE 72nd and Reedway.

Please RSVP so we can plan for food! Looking forward to seeing you ALL there! The first 100 PTU union members get a free gift!

Sep 17, 2017
Portland Tenants United General Assembly
Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS

Every few months, Portland Tenants United members gather in a General Assembly to build community, update each other on the work we've done, and decide on the campaigns we will take up in the coming months. Come meet your fellow PTU members and help shape the future of your union!

Our next General Assembly is on Sunday, Sept. 17 at JAMS, the Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (8114 SE Division, across the street from Portland Community College) from 4:30-6 pm. A new member orientation will be held beforehand, starting at 3 pm. Bring your union card and PTU swag!

Food and childcare will be provided. We will do our best to find transportation for members who need rides. You can also get directly there on TriMet bus lines 4 & 72, and the MAX Green Line stops nearby.

If you're not already a PTU member, join today! Here's the link:

Sep 30, 2017
Portland Tenants United: Tour de Slumlord
Ladd's Addition Circle

Join Portland Tenants United in a ride where we celebrate tenant victories and jeer continuing landlord greed. We will stop at locations that symbolize the struggle for tenant rights and leave greedy landlords a “message”. Please bring signs, props, or effigies and a willingness to agitate for tenant's rights. The ride will be ~11 miles and will not be a loop. The ride starts at Ladd's Traffic Circle and the end point will be near an eating/drinking establishment.

Portland Tenants United
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
Portland Tenants United is a growing tenants union dedicated to organizing tenants to take action to strengthen and enforce tenants rights and protections.

Oct 4, 2017
Action Alert: Pdx Renters Need RELO Permanent & Stronger!
Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th

On Wednesday, October 4th, City Council will be discussing the fate of Portland's HISTORIC Relocation Assistance ordiance. Even though it has saved thousands of people from becoming homless or bankrupt tyring to stay housed, RELO IS SET TO EXPIRE ON OCTOBER 7th!

City Council promised to make it permanent and consider changes to make it stronger and better after the legislature failed to take action for renters this year. But instead of giving renters peace of mind of a permanent policy, they plan to kick the can down the road for another 6 months.

Portland Tenants United successfully demanded Relocation Assistance as part of our campaign to #KeepPDXHoused. And while we're proud of Commissioner Eudaly's leadership on the issue, the rent is still too high, and tenants are still being price-gouged out of their housing with with 9.9% rent increases by landlords avoiding the 10% threshold for paying relocation.

Meanwhile, City Council thinks that tenants whose landlords own only one rental unit (which is very hard to verify) shouldn't have any protections from massive rent increases and no-cause evictions!

If you want to protect this historic and important ordinance, and build momentum to see it spread across the metro region and state, then we need to see you at city hall on Wednedsay!

If you'd be priced out by a 9.9% rent increase or have been victimized by a "small landlord", or if you are living outside Portland and know that your lawmakers won't lift a finger until they see leadership from Portland, then TESTIFY!

No matter what, call city council to end the exemptions so that ALL renters in Portland are protected by relocation.

Portland Tenants United
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
Portland Tenants United is a growing tenants union dedicated to organizing tenants to take action to strengthen and enforce tenants rights and protections.

Oct 15, 2017
Portland Tenants United Member Phonebanking Party- October
Portland Tenants United, 4815 NE 7th

Portland Tenants United members: join us in doing this crucial work to build our #UNIONPOWER.

We'll provide the contact info, sample outreach language, and pizza. All YOU need to bring is yourself, with all your fire and enthusiasm for housing justice. (although bringing a friend or 3 would be awesome, in addition to any snacks you might have on hand. :-)

Oct 19, 2017
Happy Hour with Portland Tenants United
The Firkin Tavern

Have you been wanting to get more involved with PTU but not sure where to start? Join us for informal fun while getting questions you've got answered!

$1 off all draft beers and buy 1 get 1 half off entrees!

Open to members and non-members. Friends and friends of friends also welcome.

If you want to join the union, you can sign up online today and we'll have your union card ready at happy hour (Membership is sliding scale $5-$20/month. Low income waiver also available). Here is the link:


Portland Tenants United
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
Portland Tenants United is a growing tenants union dedicated to organizing tenants to take action to strengthen and enforce tenants rights and protections.

Nov 21, 2017
November Tenant Happy Hour (Portland Tenants United)
Tik Tok Restaurant, 3330 SE 82nd

Come join Portland Tenants United as we let our hair down for happy hour! Get to know your fellow union members and blow off some steam while enjoying discounted food and drinks.

Dec 14, 2017
Tenant Power Happy Hour!
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub 915 SE Hawthorne

Come hang out with organizers and fellow members of PTU at December's member happy hour! Get info and updates on goings on, or just get to know your comrades, blow off steam, and let your hair down while enjoying discounted food and drinks.

Lucky Lab is board game, kiddo and ADA friendly!