Unite Oregon In the News

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Unite Oregon Volunteers Win National Association of Secretaries of State Awards

Unite Oregon volunteers Piyawee Ruenjinda, Carina Arendes, and Chung-huey (Nina) Kung win the National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award, after being nominated by Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan. Read more

Opinion: Police Contract Talks Must Yield Changes for Accountability to community

Unite Oregon Interim Executive Director Sushma Raghavan joins Pacific NW Family Circle activist Mary Barbee in calling on City Council to prioritize accountability and community in its negotiations with the Portland Police Association. Read more

OUTLOOK: What's next for police reforms and protests?

The Portland Mercury covers our work to defund Portland Police, and what's next. Read more

Addressing Issues of Water Justice

Unite Oregon's Clackamas County Director Jairaj Singh and partners pen an op-ed in the Eugene Register-Guard about the need to protect safe water access for our communities. Read more

Public Weighs in on PPB Funding at Portland Budget Hearing

KOIN News covers the 2021 Portland budget hearings, including our demand to defund Portland Police, and reinvest funding in our communities. Read more

My View: West Portland Town Center Plan Provides Path Toward Greater Future

SW Equity Coalition Director Nuhamin Eiden pens an op-ed in the Portland Tribune outlining the opportunities for community-centered development in the West Portland Town Center plan. Read more

Revisiting 2020: The West Coast wildfires, the woman helping to rebuild her community

Rogue Valley Chapter Director, Virginia Camberos, works with Unite Oregon to provide aid to her Latino neighbors who lost their homes in the southern Oregon wildfires.

Campaign begins for drug treatment ballot measure

Unite Oregon among first 20 endorsers of the More Treatment campaign. Read more

Opinion: Portland needs a community-centered police contract

Oregon Live's opinion piece by Rev. LeRoy Haynes, Jr., chairman of the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform, and Will Layng, executive director of Portland Jobs with Justice, explains why Portland organizations,... Read more

Do These Two Car-Friendly Projects Belong in Metro’s Transportation Funding Package?

Unite Oregon's Executive Director, Kayse Jama, comments on community needs for public transportation and safety funding over road expansion projects. Read more