Unite Oregon is a membership organization led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty. We work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.
Grounded in the belief that organizing people who are suffering oppression has the greatest potential to affect the root causes of economic, political and social injustice, we involve our members in all aspects of program development and implementation.
We focus on four program areas that, when combined, catalyze systemic change.
Civic Engagement—Unite Oregon’s civic engagement programs provide pathways for community members to participate in democratic processes, serve as leaders on boards and commissions, and engage in the issues that matter most to them.
Policy Advocacy—Unite Oregon advocates for policy changes at the local, state, and national levels that increase equity and reduce disparities experienced by immigrants, refugees, people of color, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty.
Intergenerational Leadership Development—Unite Oregon develops new leaders through signature leadership development programs, through strategic trainings, and through on-the-ground leadership positions within our issue campaigns.
Community Organizing—Unite Oregon assists our members in building the organizing skills necessary to impact policies that affect them and to work collaboratively, mobilizing diverse constituencies.