SOJwJ Annual Meeting

2017 May 3
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Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice is a local coalition fighting for workers rights, economic justice and our right to organize. Join us as we celebrate ten years in Southern Oregon and help direct our work for the future.

Our annual meeting will be this Saturday, May 13 at 12 Noon.
We will gather at the Medford Public Library – 205 S. Central Ave. in Medford.

We will also be hearing from candidates for board positions. All Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice members are invited to vote to approve or deny proposed candidates.

Board Member Candidates. These members are applying for a two year position on the JWJ Board.

Ivend Holen, Ivend is a social justice activist, retired shop steward of IBEW local 659, member/supporter of Amnesty International, Oregon Center for Public Policy, Occupy Medford and Medford Citizens for Peace and Justice.

Jason Houk, Station Manager of KSKQ community radio and publisher of Rogue Valley Community Press. Jason is an independent media producer and helps facilitate the Friday Community Peace Meal.

You can send your votes or recommendations for board positions to this email: or mail to 258 A Street #2-220, Ashland, OR. 97520

Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice (SOJwJ) brings together labor unions, religious congregations, student groups and community organizations to improve working peoples’ standard of living, job security and their right to organize.

SOJwJ’s mission and purpose is to educate Southern Oregonians about working people’s issues and thereby help in the struggle to improve workers’ standard of living, protect and advance the right to organize, fight for job security and safe working conditions, and support contract campaigns and strikes. Our primary method of educating is through cultural events, community forums and rallies.

We participate in struggles for living wage jobs, fair trade, health care, immigrant rights, and against privatization, corporate globalization and inhumane workfare programs.

SOJwJ opposes racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and other forms of religious and cultural bigotry, and will actively support struggles against any form of discrimination.

We will support public workers, the services they provide, and the people they serve. We will work with elected officials and candidates who walk the walk as well as talk the talk to support workers’ rights. Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice will participate in nationally coordinated activities and support Jobs with Justice coalitions all around Oregon and throughout the United States.

We believe that health care is a human right. SOJwJ is an organizational member of the Health Care for All Oregon campaign.

Our organizers can be reached at our office:
258 A Street, #5
Ashland, OR 97520

We are in the office on Monday and Thursdays from 10AM – Noon

Our mailing Address is:
258 A Street #1-220
Ashland, Oregon 97520

Phone: 541-690-2807

Our meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM at the SOJWJ office – 258 A Street #5. Our meeting are open to members and the public.

To learn more about our work, visit or on facebook at:

For more information, call 541-841-8341.

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