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Call for a rent strike in so-called Portland, Oregon.
Autonomous organizers in Portland, OR are coordinating a citywide rent strike in response to the layoffs and hour cuts resulting from COVID-19 related closures of businesses throughout the state. We are in solidarity with strikers across so-called North America, and internationally! Please use our graphics, template letters, outreach materials, and more posted on our facebook page and other social media presences if you find them helpful.
— Portland Tenants United (@PDXTenantsUnite) March 23, 2020
We are coordinating eviction defense, legal aid, and mutual aid networks. If you’re local, hit us up online or at our email, [email protected]. We need your solidarity and cooperation! If you’re outside of the Portland, OR area, consider linking up with local tenant unions and rent strike organizers to help them out, or starting your own strike!
We are organizing for April 1, but we plan to make monthly pushes for building the strike! We have materials aimed at promoting April 1, May 1, and more as befits your particular organizing schedule, local situation, and immediate needs. Please contact us for more information, advice, and resources!