Universal Preschool NOW!

The Northwest Oregon Labor Council has joined the grassroots Universal Preschool NOW coalition fighting to win free preschool for every child and a fair wage to every preschool worker — including benefits, free continuing education, and the right to organize a union without employer opposition — funded fully and equitably by a marginal income tax on the top 5%.

Today it’s time for all our Multnomah County members to sign the petition to qualify UP NOW for the November election! The outbreak of COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in our campaign efforts. But with record unemployment and recession knocking on our door, we believe more than ever that every family deserves guaranteed high-quality preschool regardless of their ability to pay. And we need YOUR help to get the word out quickly!

We only have until July 5 to collect all our signatures — we can only do it if everyone pitches in to help! Find out how to sign the petition below, and go to https://upnow2020.org/getinvolved to find even more opportunities to make preschool a reality for every kid!

How to sign the petition as an individual

Download a signature sheet from  https://upnow2020.org/sign

Print the sheet on regular white office paper
Sign the sheet twice — to put UP NOW on the ballot and to attest that you printed or requested the sheet.
Return the sheet asap to:
Universal Preschool NOW!
P.O. Box 42067
Portland OR 97242

No computer? No printer? No paper? No stamps? We can help! Email: [email protected]

How to gather signatures as an organization

Can you safely collect signatures from your members or the public? Go to https://upnow2020.org/gather to print or request your circulator packets.

The signatures must be in by July 5 to count!

The UP NOW team is tabling daily outside the IWW hall at 2249 E. Burnside from 11 am – 1 pm and 5 – 7 pm through July 5. Drop off your sheets then or in one of the secure drop boxes listed on the web page above.

Email: [email protected] or call 541-245-6115 with any questions.

Thank you!