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Monday
Jan 30, 2017
No Ban No Wall -- Noon Rally
Terry Schrunk Plaza, 1200 SW 3rd

Unite Oregon unequivocally condemns President Donald Trump's recently-announced anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant executive orders as an assault on religious freedom and civil liberties, and a racist and unconstitutional attack on Muslims, immigrants, and refugees, who have been an original part of the vibrant fabric of the United States of America.

President Trump’s orders:

  • Approve the construction of a massive wall along the US-Mexico border with deficit funding;
  • Require local law enforcement collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) undermining local efforts to ensure trust in public safety;
  • Punitively subject anyone “facilitating the presence of” undocumented immigrants to a $1,500 fine or 6 months in jail;
  • Establish a racist ban on the admission of immigrants from 7 majority-Muslim countries: Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, and Sudan; and
  • Unconstitutionally deny legal permanent residents (“green card holders”) from the 7 above countries re-entry, dividing and harming children and families.

“These policies will not make us safer as a country, but rather they repeat the sad history of exclusion that colors America’s past,” said Unite Oregon’s Executive Director Kayse Jama, a U.S. citizen, originally from Somalia. “These actions are not only against the United States Constitution, but they also go against the American value of welcoming people escaping persecution.”

In 2015, anti-Muslim incidents spiked 67% and reach levels not seen since the 9/11 attacks, according to the FBI. But it is not just Muslims who are being targeted. In March 2016, a white Buddhist monk was attacked in Hood River and called a Muslim. Sikh Indian Americans have been assaulted and ridiculed at public events.

People of color--and especially immigrants, refugees, and Muslims--are particularly vulnerable right now. Trump’s actions seek to target a community that is already feeling fearful of their safety. Indeed, hours after Trump’s Muslim ban announcement, a mosque in Victoria, Texas was burned down.

Unite Oregon, joined by the One Oregon coalition, APANO, Causa, ACLU Oregon, Iraqi Society of Oreogn, Basic Rights Oregon, Jewish Voices for Peace, Jobs with Justice, Invisible Oregon, Oregon Coalition for Muslim Values, Oregon Muslim Citizen Alliance, and more, invites all people to show support for immigrants and refugees by attending a Noon rally downtown.

“No Ban, No Wall” Rally Monday, January 30th at Noon Terry Schrunk Plaza Downtown between 3rd and 4th Avenue on SW Madison

People from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, or Yemen who will arrive at Portland International Airport, or who have been detained already by Customs pursuant to President Trump’s executive order, are encouraged to reach out to the ACLU of Oregon at (971) 412-2258 or info@aclu-or.org to be connected with a local volunteer attorney.

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Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, Unite Oregon works across the state to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.

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Saturday
Jun 24, 2017
POSTPONED: Not in Portland ICE Resistance Protest
Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam

Join us for a large scale protest at Portland's ICE detention center with guest speakers from various organizations.


Not in Portland - ICE Resistance - Stand with us as we oppose Trump's racially motivated deportation agenda!

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Friday
Jul 14, 2017
POSTPONED: NO BAN! NO WALL!
Portland International Airport

POSTPONED FOR A SECOND TIME

Donald Trump's new travel ban is in affect.

This ban means people from 6 Muslim majority country's will not be allowed into the US unless they have "close" business or family relationships, the ban describes family as parents, fiancés, spouses, children, son or daughter in law, siblings and step siblings but excludes grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws and grandchildren.

This ban is completely unnecessary, less than a quarter of terrorist attacks in the US are committed by people with Muslim backgrounds.

If we really wanted to keep terrorists out of this country we would ban white people.

Stand in solidarity with the people who will be banned from the US!

Start at the airport max stop.


Portland Women's Revolution -

This page aims to make women a more powerful force in the movement by organizing our own events, generating our own numbers and producing our own resources

Oregon Students Empowered -

We are an organization of students in Oregon fighting against fascism and injustice in our state and country.

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Wednesday
Aug 9, 2017
Protest displacement and demolitions - Make your voices heard at Portland City Hall
Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th

Bring your signs and passion to protest displacement/demolitions, ripsac*, State Senate bill fights, mandatory retrofits, and keep Portland portland/livable...

*Residential Infill Proposal (RIP), the Stakeholders Advisory Committee (SAC)

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Thursday
Sep 28, 2017
Protest at Freedom Foundation Fundraiser - Oregon AFL-CIO
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel

Join us to protest the Freedom Foundation’s fundraiser at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. The event features Andy Puzder, the former fast food CEO who was nominated for Secretary of Labor, but was too extreme for either party in the U.S. Senate to stomach. Puzder withdrew his nomination after his anti-worker record and a video of his ex-wife making domestic abuse allegations became public. As the head of CKE Restaurants, which owns Hardee's and Carl's Jr., Puzder called his employees "the best of the worst," and workers have filed 22 complaints of wage theft and four sexual harassment claims.

Let’s show the Freedom Foundation and Andy Puzder that Oregon is a state with zero tolerance for bigotry, devaluing workers or domestic violence.


Oregon AFL-CIO
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
Providing a strong voice for Oregon's workers

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Friday
Sep 29, 2017
National Take a Knee Flash Mob
Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th

Please Take a Knee at Pioneer Square in downtown Portland this Friday at noon as a peaceful, civil protest. Bring your friends. Invite out of town friends to create Take a Knee events and post them here.

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Wednesday
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.

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Friday
Oct 6, 2017
Defend DACA - 800 Candle Vigil
Hillsboro Civic Center

We are lighitng 800 candles on October 6th to raise local awareness for the 800,000 DACA recipients - 1 candle will symbolically represent 1,000 DACA recipients - in the United States. The executive decision to rescind DACA not only impacts hundreds of thousands of youth across the country, but hundreds here in Washington County. October 6th is the first day the program prevents recipients from renewing their permits.

We hope to count on your support to light a candle and stand in solidarity with Dreamers across the country and in our community.


Encendiremos 800 velas el 6 de Octubre en la Plaza Civic de Hillsboro en apoyo para los 800,000 recipientes de DACA - 1 vela representado 1,000 recipientes de DACA - en los Estados Unidos. La decision ejecutiva para remover el programa no solamente impacta a jovenes alrededor del pais sino aqui en nuestra comunidad tambien.

Esperamos contar con su apoyo para encender una vela y demostrar solidaridad con los DREAMERS/recipientes de DACA en nuestra comunidad.

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Saturday
Oct 14, 2017
Anti-Choice Counter Protest at PSU
PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

This week a sign promoting an event called "ABORTION IS GENOCIDE: FIND OUT WHY" disturbed the halls of Portland State University.

Join us on October 14th in countering this sexist and racist claim and demanding that any person with a uterus has a right to decide what they do with it.

We support reproductive justice for everyone, whether this looks like the right to have children and not be sterilized against your will, or the right to abort an unwanted fetus. We also recognize that while the right violently targets women in its effort to destroy all access to abortion, the fight for safe, accessible, and affordible abortions is not only a "women' issue." We know that medically sound and respectful abortions are especially unavailable for trans, intersex, bi-gendered, and gender non conforming people with uteruses, who are all seriously impacted by lack of access to abortion and so this also needs to be talked about and be part of our demand.

Come out Saturday to show PSU and the community that bigotry and sexism will not be tolerated! My body, my choice! Their body, their choice! Reproductive justice for all! Everyone has a right to bodily-autonomy! and Abortion is NOT genocide!

We will be making signs in the cafeteria at 4:30pm. The rally and speakout will begin at 5pm in the PSU Park Blocks!

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Sunday
Jan 14
Rally for Net Neutral Municipal Broadband
Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue

We are demanding the city immediately prioritize the development of a municipal broadband network.

Comcast and other large internet service providers have successfully lobbied to repeal net neutrality, sell information about what you do online, and prevent localities from properly regulating them. Municipal broadband is the last line of defense against internet service provider abuses which threaten freedom of information, digital equality, and democracy itself.

Municipal broadband is something many cities such as Tacoma, WA and Sandy, OR already have. In Portland we have been planning to build a municipal broadband network decades, now that our internet freedoms are under attack, it’s an idea whose time has come.

Event Schedule: 2:00 pm: Gather at City Hall 2:15 pm: Speakers 2:40 pm: Letter writing 2:50 pm: March 3:15 pm: Return to city hall for more speakers 4:00 pm: Wrap up and future plans

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