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Roe v. Wade is Overturned but the Fight Doesn't Stop

Today the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion. Today's news is a momentous break from a half-century of rulings over the fight...

In Commemoration of Juneteenth

Community members at the 2020 Black Existence March.Credit: Intisar Abioto   To our community --  Today is Juneteenth, a day to commemorate Black freedom, sovereignty, and resistance, and centers on Black people’s struggle for justice...

It’s Time for Portland to Invest in Sustainable Solutions

Despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic the City of Portland is fortunate enough to find itself in a strong financial position. In the latest available city documents, the city’s General Fund balance, or the... Read more

Join Unite Oregon to Protect Abortion Rights

A fundamental part of Unite Oregon’s work is making sure our communities have access to healthcare. With the help of a grant from Oregon Health Authority (OHA), two years ago we launched a reproductive justice... Read more

We Demand Justice for Normandale Park’s Victims

Two weeks have passed since the killing of June Knightly in Normandale Park, and the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) have still not apologized for the inaccurate information they shared after the attack. In their press...

Fundraising for the Victims of the Shooting in SE Portland

Over the weekend a family of four were attacked by gunfire while in their car in SE Portland. The mother, a refugee from Sudan, was killed at the scene while the father, a refugee from...

Hands off Trans Kids

Trans kids deserve protection and love in Texas and elsewhere. Unite Oregon condemns the decision of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to order state welfare agencies to report cases of “gender-transitioning procedures” as child abuse. This...

Testimony in Support of the Equity Investment Act Bill

Chair Taylor, Vice Chair Knopp, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony in support of Senate Bill 1579. My name is Gloria Sandoval and I am submitting this testimony... Read more

Unite Oregon's Testimony in Support of HB 4005

Dear Chair Power, Vice Chairs Reynolds and Zika, and Members of the Committee,Thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony in support of House Bill 4005. My name isKhanh Le, Executive Director at Unite Oregon,... Read more

Debt collection procedures in Portland must change

As Portland is seriously rethinking its form of government, it is important to draw attention to some other hidden aspects of the broken system and how they are negatively impacting immigrants, refugees, BIPOC, and low-income... Read more