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Meth: Making it a misdemeanor?

CURRY COASTAL PILOT  A preliminary bill — currently at the legislative concept level and planned be introduced in the state legislative session in February — could downgrade the conviction of possession of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine... Read more

Portland passes resolution for welcoming Muslims

KGW NEWS 8  The Portland City Council took a stand against hate speech, and specifically, Donald Trump's call to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. The resolution spells out the city government will not... Read more

Portland censures Donald Trump's stance on Muslim immigration

THE OREGONIAN  Presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslim immigration into the United States received a symbolic but stern admonishment Wednesday from the Portland City Council. Read more

Racism on the rise locally, residents push back

Mail Tribune article covering the rise in racist incidents in Southern Oregon and the community response Unite Oregon and partners are organizing for a safe and inclusive community.  Read more

With Trump's election, Oregon immigrants, LGBTQ people pledge to continue fighting

  THE OREGONIAN  Kayse Jama didn't sleep Tuesday night. Jama, a Somali refugee and U.S. citizen who runs the nonprofit Unite Oregon, started working. Just moments after Hillary Clinton conceded the presidential election to Donald Trump,... Read more

Safe Affordable Transportation Options for All

Mail Tribune Guest Opinion published August 21st, 2016, featuring Unite Oregon Organizer Lucero Castaneda and Rogue Climate Organizing Director, Sarah Westover. Read more

Driving While Black

Portland Tribune article about racial profiling in Portland, featuring Unite Oregon Executive Director Kayse Jama Read more

Why Muslims feel targeted in America’s most livable city

WASHINGTON POST/TORONTO STAR  Portland’s Muslims feel the U.S. government has been treating them as guilty by association since 9/11. Read more

Buddhist Monk in Oregon Gets Attacked After Being Confused for a Muslim

EPOCH TIMES  Article describes an incident of violence against a Buddhist Monk (attacker confused him for a Muslim). Read more

Islamophobia: The Outsiders

NEWSWEEK  Article features Unite Oregon’s work in Portland, Oregon to combat Islamophobia as well as recent cases of violence and discrimination in our state and nationwide.  Read more