Multnomah County

About Unite Oregon, Multnomah County

Unite Oregon represents the merger of two strong organizations – Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) and Oregon Action (OA) – who together have decades of experience organizing immigrants, refugees, people of color, and low-income Oregonians to address racial and economic disparities and improve quality of life in our state. Unite Oregon, Multnomah County is an independent chapter of this powerful statewide nonprofit. (Read more about this unique and powerful merger, and what it means for our work, here.


In 2017, Unite Oregon, Multnomah County is digging in on the issues that our members have prioritized for us, including reducing disparities in public educationraising wages for workers; continuing racial justice work like ending police profiling; fighting for justice and dignity for immigrants and refugees; and addressing the affordable housing crisis.

Other issues we work on include planning and land use issues, transportation access and affordability, economic justice for working women, environmental justice, and civic engagement. All of our work is approached through a racial justice lens and with a focus on developing the leaders of tomorrow as we build a powerful movement for change.

Throughout all of our campaigns and issue work, we are continuing our focus on developing new organizers and community leaders. as well as continuing to take a visible leadership role in the community as an organization.

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Or, call us! (503) 287-4117, extension 3


Our Leadership

Unite Oregon, Multnomah County is led locally by a leadership council of 5-10 members who live in our community. We prioritize immigrants, refugees, and people of color for leadership council positions. 2-4 members of our leadership council are elected up to Unite Oregon's statewide Board of Directors.