In March, Wisconsin’s state capitol became a flashpoint in the battle over the future of the middle class. As Gov. Walker and his corporate CEO backers attacked working people with one hand and gave away millions to corporations and the rich with the other hand, people like you and me all around the country stood up and said “Not on our watch!”
This Friday, thousands of Oregonians and dozens of advocacy groups will come to the Oregon state capitol to rally against budget cuts and to stand up for the middle class. We’ll be there, and we want you to join us.
What: Rally for A Better Way for Oregon
When: Friday, May 20, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Front steps of the State Capitol, Salem
This will be a landmark event in the current budget debate. Make sure you’re a part of this historic event and add your voice to the growing chorus calling for a Better Way Forward.
It’s time to let our elected leaders know that our state budget needs to reflect the values and priorities shared by most Oregonians: schools, health care, public safety, and other critical services. The message is loud and clear: Do not balance the budget on the backs of those who’ve been hurt most by this recession.
We need to stand up for middle-class families and against new tax breaks for large corporations and the rich.
Will you stand with us to deliver this message? Go here to sign up now, and we’ll see you this Friday as we make history.
To make it easier to get to Salem, some people are meeting up for buses or carpools. To find out more, visit SEIU’s website.
Here’s a list of the organizations who’ve signed on to be a part of this event, with more being added!
Oregon Nurses Association
Children First for Oregon
Human Services Coalition of Oregon
Portland Fire Fighters Association Local 43
Rev. Ryan Lambert, First Congregational United Church of Christ
Advocacy Coalition of Seniors and People with Disabilities
Rural Organizing Project
Basic Rights Oregon
Jobs with Justice Portland
Tax Fairness Oregon
Alliance for Democracy
Full Life – Companions for People with Potential
Oregon Alliance for Retired Americans
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oregon
ILWU Local 8
Oregon Education Association
Oregon Women’s Rights Coalition
CWA Local 7901
Jobs with Justice – Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network
Oregon Fair Trade
Unite HERE Local 9
US Uncut / PDX Uncut
Northwest Workers’ Justice Project
NW Oregon Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
LIUNA Local 483
Oregon Student Association
The Rev. Chuck Currie, Minister, United Church of Christ
Association of Engineering Employees
Climate Justice Portland
Economic Justice Action Group, First Unitarian Church of Portland
Jobs with Justice – Southern Oregon
Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP)
MoveOn-Salem Keizer (SKMO)
National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 82
Rev. Lynne Smouse Lopez, Ainsworth United Church of Christ
Center for Intercultural Organizing
Economic Fairness Oregon
Right To Survive
Sisters of the Road
Jobs with Justice Mid-Willamette Valley
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
UFCW – Local 555
Ecunmenical Ministries of Oregon
Young Oregon Democrats of America (YODA)