On Monday Fair Shot For All joined out labor partners to celebrate Labor Day in Portland. The annual picnic was held at Oaks Park and saw around 20,000 attendees. 

Elected officials each had the opportunity to speak and it was clear that Fair Shot had made an impact this past session. Our accomplishments on Ban the Box, Retirement Security, and Paid Sick Leave were mentioned over and over again. Representative Vega Pederson even held up our postcard!

Representative Hoyle said it best when she stated, "We're going to finish the Fair Shot agenda in 2016." It's time that we raise the minimum wage to lift hardworking Oregonians out of poverty. Let's hold these legislators accountable to the promises they made on Labor Day.

 Travelling Ken Allen, Executive Director of Oregon AFSCME. 

Travelling Ken Allen, Executive Director of Oregon AFSCME. 

 OEA Political Organizer Jenny Smith. 

OEA Political Organizer Jenny Smith. 

 Fair Shot Coalition Coordinator Christine Jarlstrom. 

Fair Shot Coalition Coordinator Christine Jarlstrom. 

 Raise the Wage staffers collecting pledge cards. 

Raise the Wage staffers collecting pledge cards. 

 Oregon House Democrats speaking about their accomplishments in the 2015 legislative session. 

Oregon House Democrats speaking about their accomplishments in the 2015 legislative session. 

 Speaker of the House, Tina Kotek. 

Speaker of the House, Tina Kotek. 

 Mayor of Portland, Charlie Haless

Mayor of Portland, Charlie Haless

 Portland City Commissioner, Amanda Fritz

Portland City Commissioner, Amanda Fritz





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AuthorChristine Saunders