Rally for a Better Way for Oregon Friday, May 20 in Salem
SOUTHERN OREGON JOBS WITH JUSTICE, 17.05.2011 10:50
Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice invites ALL of Southern Oregon to come to Salem this Friday!
Thousands of Oregonians will converge on the front steps of the Capitol in Salem.
The spark we like to call the spirit of Wisconsin has awaken. Our communities are standing up for the working class. Just like in Wisconsin the struggle in Oregon is focused on public employees, however we see the bigger fight. It is one for strong communities. Good jobs. Good schools. Good healthcare. Join us in Salem this Friday. We Are One!
Check out this video on the affects of state budget cuts – including stories you’d never believe - http://bit.ly/iywYQu.
What: Rally for A Better Way for Oregon
When: Friday, May 20, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Front steps of the State Capitol, Salem
SEIU Buses will come from Medford, Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, Roseburg (and more!) Schedule Below. GET ON THE BUS!
SOJwJ Invites You To Salem
The rally starts at 11:30am at the Capitol on State St. and will end around 12:45, and then there will be a picnic and concert at Wilson Park adjacent to the Capitol until 2:30. Buses will load at 2:30pm.
BUS SCHEDULE (note--Return times are roundtrip to same locations)
Medford, Meet at Cobblestone Village 1257 N. Riverside, Bus Leaves 6:15am, Returns 7:30pm
Grants Pass, Meet at Walmart (exit 55) *Note SOJwJ recommends parking off-site!, Bus Leaves 6:45am, Returns 7:00pm
Medford and Grants Pass: Call the SEIU Medford Field Office to register, 541-779-4324 and leave a message for Lisa Logue. We do need to have pre registration which will include: Name, address, email address and daytime and evening phone numbers so that we have enough room on the buses and since there will be food at the event and snacks on the bus.
Klamath Falls, Meet at DHS Office, 714 Main St., Leaves 5:45am, Returns 7:30pm
Roseburg, Meet at Lowes (exit 127), Leaves 7:45am, Returns 5:00pm
For Klamath Falls and Roseburg buses and for additional buses converging from all across Oregon call an SEIU Field Office: Salem 800-452-2146; Portland 800-527-9374; Eugene 800-521-3446; Bend 800-832-0593; Pendleton 800-452-8146 Medford 800-452-7965
Things you can do whether you're on "the Better Way Bus" or not...!
Sponsors: SEIU Local 503; Oregon AFSCME; AARP; Basic Rights Oregon; Children First for Oregon; AFT-Oregon; Oregon PTA; Economic Fairness Oregon; Oregon AFL-CIO; PCUN; Oregon Education Association; Oregon Student Association; Bus Project; Our Oregon; CAUSA; Rural Organizing Project; SEIU Local 49; Rev. April Oristano, First Christian Church of Eugene; Rev. Lynn Smouse-Lopez, Ainsworth United Church of Christ; Rev. Ryan Lambert, First Congressional United Church of Christ; Alliance for Retired Americans; American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oregon; Association of Engineering Employees (AEE); Alliance for Democracy; Center for Intercultural Organizing; Climate Justice Portland; CWA Local 7901; Economic Justice Action Group, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO); First Unitarian Church of Portland; Full Life - Companions for People with Potential; Good Grief America; Human Services Coalition of Oregon (HSCO); ILWU Local 5; ILWU Local 8; Jobs with Justice - Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network (ESSN); Jobs with Justice - Mid Willamette Valley; Jobs with Justice - Southern Oregon; Jobs with Justice - Portland; KBOO Radio; LIUNA Local 483; MoveOn Portland; MoveOn-Salem Keizer (SKMO); National Association Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 82; Northwest Workers' Justice Project; NW Oregon Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Oregon Action Portland; Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP); Oregon Fair Trade Campaign; Oregon League of Conservation Voters; Oregon Nurses Association; Oregon School Employees Association; Oregon Women's Rights Coalition; Oregon Alliance for Retired Americans; Portland Fire Fighters Association Local 43; PSU-AAUP; Right2Survive; Sisters of the Road; Tax Fairness Oregon; The Rev. Chuck Currie, Minister, United Church of Christ; UFCW - Local 555; Unite HERE Local 9; US Uncut / PDX Uncut