VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project

At our April meeting, we were joined by Marvin Peña, Grassroots Engagement Coordinator at VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project.  Read below to learn a little more about VOZ, then visit portlandvoz.org to hire a worker!


What is Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project?

Our Mission

Voz is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity.

Our Work

We fight for justice for day laborers through three major programs: the MLK Jr. Worker Center, Internal Organizing, and External Organizing.

MLK Jr. Worker Center

The MLK Jr. Worker Center connects approximately 600 day-laborers per year to over 4,000 local employers. In 2016, day laborers earned almost $400,000 in wages through jobs found at the Worker Center. The Worker Center is a safe, dignified space for the day laborer community to gather in search of work. We offer workforce development skills, health, and safety training. We also guarantee labor protections such as a $15 minimum wage, and resources for victims of wage theft.

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Portland Police Bureau Strategic Planning Community Survey

You can help to Shape the Future of the Portland Police Bureau!

The Portland Police Bureau is in the early stages of developing its Strategic Plan for the next five years and would like your help.

To participate in this survey, please click the link below. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Russian. All responses will be kept confidential and identifying information will be kept private. Please provide your input by Friday, November 30th, 2018.

Portland Police Bureau Strategic Planning Community Survey

Errol Heights Park Community Open House

Portland Parks and Recreation has launched their online community survey for Errol Heights Park.  Until September 22nd, 2018, CLICK HERE to take this survey!

Join Portland Parks and Recreation at Errol Heights Park (SE 52nd Ave and SE Tenino Court) for a Community Open House!  They are seeking neighbor input on two park designs, park programming and guiding principles.  The open house runs Saturday, September 8th from 10:00AM – 1:00PM and will include guided trail walks.  Refreshments provided.

For more information contact Christine Egan, christine.egan@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5596. Project information: portlandoregon.gov/parks/errolheights