You heard it here first!

Photos for thought July Edition- Another Latina running for office! You heard it here first!
  Meet Melinda Veliz (3rd, left) pictured with staff members of Accion Politica PCUNista. Melinda is running for a City Council seat in Woodburn. She’s the second Latina running for public office this election in Marion County. You heard it here first!

PCUN leaders present at the Center for Popular Democracy’s People’s Convention this past July. Over 1600 grassroots leaders attended representing 40+ organization.


Congratulations to the CAPACES Leadership Institute for their 5th Anniversary!

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PCUN

We don’t want this in Oregon

Photos for thought June Edition- Not in Oregon!


Read about THREE Anti-immigrant initiatives that would undermine the well-being of thousands of Oregonians.


Martha Sonato (APP’s Campaign Coordinator) getting people registered to vote and informed about Teresa Alonso Leon. This is how we are going to keep hate out of Oregon.


Congratulations to our sister organization FHDC for breaking ground on their next housing project, Garden City Apartments in Silverton, OR.

Adelante!
PCUN

Supreme Court Blocks DAPA-DACA+

From our friends at Causa Oregon:

Causa Denounces Tied Supreme Court Ruling on Immigration Policies

Just now, the Supreme Court ruled that “an equally divided court” was unable to reach a decision on DAPA and Expansion of DACA. The injunction on both programs remains in place nationwide and the case returns to the conservative federal judge in Brownsville, TX, stalling deportation relief and work permits to 5 million undocumented people nationally, and 63,000 in Oregon alone.

While today’s split decision sets no Supreme Court precedent, these important, commonsense policies will unfortunately remain blocked nationwide because of the overreach by a single district court judge in Texas.  The fact remains, DAPA and DACA+ are commonsense programs that are lawful, constitutional, and consistent with decades of actions taken by presidents of both parties.

The Supreme Court had an opportunity to provide clarity and guidance for the nation. Instead, they have failed to provide this service to the American people, and our communities will continue to suffer as a result.

Today’s deadlock is a setback for immigrant families, but this battle is not over. We will explore all legal options at our disposal. Unfortunately this will not be a quick process and many families will needlessly suffer in the interim.  We will not stop until every member of our community can live in dignity and without fear of being separated from their families.

While today’s erroneous outcome is deeply disappointing, it does not impact DACA 2012, which was not at issue in this case.  Individuals eligible for the original DACA program may still apply.

This is all about politics for our opponents, but for us, it’s personal. We know that justice will eventually prevail, and we are committed to continuing the fight for our families. We will never forget the lengths the politicians who brought this meritless lawsuit went through to tear our families apart and demean our communities.  With elections fast approaching, we will remind the voters in our families to turnout to vote for leaders that support keeping families together.

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What’s APP!?

Photos for thought May Edition- What’s APP!?

Meet our team at Accion Politica PCUNista (APP), our movement’s electoral organizing arm and the only Latino 501 c4 in Oregon so far. If you want to get involved with elections work reply or contact marthasonato@pcun.org.

 

Members of APP at McKay High School 5 de Mayo assembly where they spoke to nearly 2,000 students to get involved with this important election. See video here. 

 


Community member coming to APP to get assistance with voting in the primary elections. Very cool to see people come to us this early. It’s just the beginning…

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PCUN

DAPA and Expanded DACA: Will you be ready?

DAPA and Expanded DACA: What you need to know!

These are the  key dates when we are expecting a decision on Administrative Relief for DACA and DAPA. Some folks are thinking that the most likely date is June 20th but no one can be certain and we should be ready for all possibilities.

Upcoming Scheduled Decision Dates
• Tuesday, May 31, 2016
• Monday, June 6, 2016
• Monday, June 13, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
• Monday, June 27, 2016

How to prepare yourself: 

 

Did you go?

Photos for thought April Edition- Did you go?


Family at May 1st rally. Did you go?  Enough is a enough. Let’s keep families together.


On April 18th, PCUN joined thousands others in a rally at Supreme Court’s steps to show support for President Obama’s immigration executive action DAPA/DACA+. A decision looms.


PCUN’s President Ramon Ramirez and other members of the EFI Board visit Nature Sweet Tomatoes, an EFI certified farm, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Learn about EFI here.

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PCUN

What’s up with DAPA/DACA+ and the Supreme Court?

What’s going on with DACA/DAPA and the Supreme Court? Check this out.

 

 

https://www.scribd.com/doc/310427865/Updated-What-the-Supreme-Court-Will-Review-English

Severo Ascencio…Presente!

Photos for thought March edition- Severo Ascencio and Cesar Chavez…Presente. 


Long time PCUN member Severo Ascensio taking part in the 2003 Immigrant Worker Freedom Ride. Severo passed way on March 10th, 2016. Severo Ascencio…Presente!


Cesar E. Chavez Peace Walk organized by our sister organization Latinos Unidos Siempre. Que viva Cesar Chavez!

AmeriCorps members with Confluence Environmental Center in Portland come to PCUN for a work brigade. If you’re interested in organizing a work brigade contact jaimearredondo@pcun.org.

Adelante!
PCUN

Minimum Wage Increase: What are the facts?

The minimum wage in Oregon will gradually increase within the next 6 years, starting on July 1, 2016. This is what you need to know.

 

The minimum wage in Oregon will gradually increase within the next 6 years, starting on July 1, 2016. This is what you need to know.