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As City Commissioner for Portland Council in District 3, Tiffany Koyama Lane will bring her values and leadership to lift up all Portland communities and fight for a safe, connected, housed city where everyone can thrive.

November 27, 2023

Teacher Tiffany featured on ABC News

https://abcnews.go.com/US/portland-public-school-classes-resume-after-teachers-strike/story?id=105188761

ABC News covered the resolution to the historic PAT strike. “Veteran teacher Tiffany Koyama Lane was swarmed by her third grade students and parents when she returned to Sunnyside Environmental School today…’The magnitude of the community showing up so strongly. That’s something that I’m still sitting with and processing…’”

 

November 22, 2023

Teacher Tiffany interviewed on KBOO

https://kboo.fm/media/118956-art-talk-bus-stop-pps-strike-special

“This month the Portland Public Schools are closed while teachers strike for better working and learning conditions, so we’ll hear from two Portland Association of Teachers organizers and a student labor leader.”

 

November 22, 2023

Teacher Tiffany interviewed on KOIN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=SWzIeXV7Ax4

“We are done. We have a deal. It’s your job now to show up and push this across the finish line. What’s the holdup?”

 

November 21, 2023

Teacher Tiffany’s campaign featured in the Portland Mercury

https://www.portlandmercury.com/city-council-race-2024/2023/11/21/46784698/portland-city-council-candidates-district-3

“Through public policy, we show our community who is deserving of dignity. We need city councilors who are willing to fight for dignity as a basic human right for every single Portlander.”

 

November 18, 2023

Teacher Tiffany interviewed on ABC news

https://abc3340.com/news/nation-world/ongoing-oregon-teachers-strike-takes-toll-on-students-portland-public-schools-negotiations-bargaining-table-picket-line-teachers-union-wage-increases-class-sizes

 

November 17, 2023

Teacher Tiffany featured on Fox News Michigan

https://midmichigannow.com/amp/news/nation-world/parents-divided-as-oregon-teachers-strike-continues-into-third-week-portland-public-schools-picket-line-bargaining-table-negotiations-wages-pay-class-sizes

 

November 16, 2023

Teacher Tiffany featured on BikePortland

Hundreds roll on ‘strike bus’ to get kids outside and support teachers

 

November 16, 2023

Teacher Tiffany interviewed on KATU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=r589rk0W_xg&ab_channel=KATUNews

“We actually want a better learning experience for our kids.”

 

November 4, 2023

Teacher Tiffany featured on Lovett of Leave It

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/desantis-on-his-heels-live-from-portland/id1216346463?i=1000633686058

Teacher Tiffany went onstage at the Newmark Theater for Lovett or Leave it Live to explain what Portland teachers are fighting for.

 

November 2, 2023

Teacher Tiffany featured in NW Labor Press

https://nwlaborpress.org/2023/11/portland-teachers-strike-for-the-common-good/

““Our kids are worth it. This is the time to fight for them,” said Tiffany Koyama Lane, a third grade teacher at Sunnyside Elementary School. “We are not going to settle for anything that isn’t going to show real change for our students.”

 

November 1, 2023

Teacher Tiffany featured on Fox 12 KPTV

https://www.kptv.com/2023/11/02/portland-teachers-begin-1st-strike-pps-history-district-says-more-state-funds-needed/

“Teachers say they’re tired of seeing all talk and no action from the district. ‘We’re not going to believe the same excuse that we know other superintendents try to give, that there’s all of a sudden no money when it’s time to talk about teacher negotiations,’ said 3rd grade teacher Tiffany Koyama Lane. ‘We know that our students are worth it, and we know that they can make it work.’”

 

October 31, 2023 

Teacher Tiffany featured on OPB

https://www.opb.org/article/2023/10/31/portland-closes-schools-teachers-picket-lines/?outputType=amp

Teacher Tiffany is interviewed by OPB on the eve of the historic Portland teachers’ strike! “’We are asking for more planning time so we can serve our students better,’ Koyama Lane said. ‘We are asking for mice-free and mold-free buildings. We are asking for reasonable temperatures in our classrooms, So no colder than 60 degrees or hotter than 90 degrees.’”

 

October 31, 2023

Teacher Tiffany featured on NEA Today

https://www.nea.org/nea-today/all-news-articles/why-portland-teachers-are-striking#:~:text=Class%20Sizes%20(cont’d),student%20will%20get%20their%20attention

“Portland teacher Tiffany Koyama-Lane has had as many as 31 students in her third-grade class, competing for her attention. Frankly, not all of them get it. ‘The difference between 21 and 31? Every student and family gets less of me,’ she says.”

 

October 30, 2023

Teacher Tiffany featured on OEA Grow podcast

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/portland-association-of-teachers-strike-bonus-episode/id1609496182?i=1000633173556

Teacher Tiffany joins other PAT teachers to talk about what’s on the line for Portland students.

 

October 26, 2023

Teacher Tiffany featured on Fox 12 KPTV

https://www.kptv.com/2023/10/27/portland-teachers-prepare-picket-signs-potential-strike/?outputType=amp

 “’When I have 31 students, I have to turn a heater in my classroom into a desk space,’ Tiffany Koyama Lane, a 3rd grade teacher, said. ‘I love teaching. and also, I want to work in a building that doesn’t have mice and doesn’t have mold.’”

 

October 26, 2023

Teacher Tiffany featured on KGW8

https://www.kgw.com/amp/article/news/education/portland-public-schools-teachers-union-strike-letter-chromebooks-grout/283-75c788f4-de13-4062-b4dd-599d4c732651

“ ‘There are so many parents that are excited to bring their kids to the strike line,’ said elementary school teacher Tiffany Koyama Lane. ‘They have been saying to me, ‘We’re excited for our kids to learn in this different way.’”

 

October 19, 2023

Teacher Tiffany featured in the Portland Mercury

https://www.portlandmercury.com/news/2023/10/19/46789558/update-as-portland-public-schools-and-teachers-union-stall-on-negotiations-district-prepares-for-unprecedented-strike

“PPS elementary school teacher Tiffany Koyama Lane acknowledged the impact a strike could have, but said ‘our kids are seeing disruption every day in Portland schools.’

We don’t have enough staff to help the kids when they need mental health support. There aren’t enough desks,’ Koyama Lane said. ‘For me, it’s important to focus on the bigger picture…I’m ready to strike because I want to improve the schools for everyone.’”

 

October 12, 2023

Teacher Tiffany featured in the Portland Mercury

https://www.portlandmercury.com/teachers-strike/2023/10/12/46772592/as-pps-teachers-inch-closer-to-a-strike-staff-across-the-district-ask-for-better-treatment

Teacher Tiffany is interviewed by the Portland Mercury as negotiations stall. “0ver the past few years, Koyama Lane has watched as fellow Portland Public Schools (PPS) teachers are priced out of the communities where they work. She and other members of the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) union say PPS hasn’t done enough to make sure their educators earn a living wage—and this is one reason Portland teachers may go on strike at the end of the month.”

 

August 28, 2023

Teacher Tiffany interviewed on KBOO “Labor Radio”

https://kboo.fm/media/117656-portland-strike-ready-teachers-solidarity-campaign

“Tiffany Koyama Lane and Matt Reed, rank-and-file leaders in the Portland Association of Teachers, lay out their working conditions, bargaining demands and teacher-parent-community strategies to win a transformative contract that benefits whole families and neighborhoods.”

 

June 23, 2021

Teacher Tiffany interviewed on OPB

https://www.opb.org/article/2021/06/23/think-out-loud-kid-centered-marches-george-floyd/?outputType=amp

“After the Black Lives Matter protests for racial justice erupted when George Floyd was murdered last year, teachers, children and youth in SE Portland’s Sunnyside neighborhood began holding their own events. Their “kid-centered” demonstrations and marches were weekly last summer, and they’ve held events in 2021, with plans for less frequent but larger events to come. Tiffany Koyama-Lane is one of the organizers who live in the neighborhood and she teaches third grade at Sunnyside Environmental School.”

 

July 2020

Teacher Tiffany featured in NW Labor Press

https://nwlaborpress.org/2020/07/free-public-preschool-ballot-initiative-turns-in-signatures/up-now-tiffany-koyama-lane/

“In just five weeks — and in the midst of a pandemic — hundreds of volunteers gathered signatures to get the Universal Preschool initiative on the ballot in Multnomah County in November. One of them was Sunnyside Elementary School third grade teacher Tiffany Koyama Lane, a member of Portland Association of Teachers, who set up a white board to collect signatures at Laurelhurst Park.”

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I’m running for Portland City Council because I believe in this city and all the people who live in it. Will you join us?

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