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February 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM - State Capitol Building - Salem, OR
Join us to show support for Refugee and Asylee services funding!
On February 27 at 1pm, HB 2508, or the Refugees Welcome Bill, will be heard by the HHS committee at the state capitol building in Salem. Join us at noon on the capitol steps for a rally!
Cuts in refugee admissions and funding at the federal level put local refugees at risk of falling through the cracks, experiencing economic hardship and their path to becoming full participants in our communities in jeopardy. In addition, funding gaps from federal sources for refugee resettlement are jeopardizing Oregon's history of welcoming refugees.
HB 2508 would secure state funding for refugee and asylee services for the first time. Studies have shown that with proper support and case management, refugees are generally employed within six months and bring immense contributions to the economy, diversity, and social fabric of the state.
Let's show our elected representatives that we support state funding for the vital, life-saving work!
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April 02, 2019 at 9:00 AM - State Capitol Building
Join us on April 2 for Unite Oregon's 2019 Advocacy Day: We Rise Together.
Lobby Day is when we bring the community to the capitol to demand change from our elected officials. YOU have the stories and experiences that representatives and senators need to hear. Let's raise our voices together in support of Immigrant & Refugee rights, Economic Justice, Education Equity, Housing Justice, Criminal Justice Reform, and a Fair and Just Democracy!
This year, Unite Oregon is supporting bills that:
- Fund refugee/asylee services that the Trump administration has cut to emergency levels
- Reflects the needs of victims of Hate Crimes, which are on the rise in Oregon
- Creates a citizen-funded election system so our elected officials better reflect our communities
- Gives renters stronger protections
- Provides Driver's Licenses for ALL Oregonians
- Funds a Paid Family Leave insurance system so Oregonians that take care of loved ones can do so without economic stress
- Make our school boards representative
- Allow refugees to pay in-state tuition at public universities
Join us to make sure our elected officials hear from people of color, immigrants, refugees, rural families, and people experiencing poverty. We will provide transportation, training, and food. All you need to do is come and bring your stories and perspective. There is no stronger voice than those of the community.