Youth rally outside Multnomah County for YouthPass expansion.

Movement Updates

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Maria Hernandez: Everything Starts With People

OPAL is pleased to announce the hire of our new Advocacy Coordinator, Maria Hernandez! Her passion for community control over decision making started at an early age: Maria comes from the small town of Cruz de Aguilar Romita Guanajuato, where only 550 individuals live, […]

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Inclusionary Housing for PDX Now!

We see new housing construction all over town – but the average Portlander can’t afford to live there. That’s why OPAL and our housing justice community partners are having a social media action this week. We’re asking you to step up and participate in […]

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Look Ahead: An Interview with ED Huy Ong

by Shawn Fleek, Community Engagement Coordinator We’re aware that plenty changed on election day – and many folks are scrambling for answers. I decided to interview ED Huy Ong to ask some key questions about the future of OPAL – including what is changing, […]

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Jade Greening: An Oregon Solution

(This article is part two of a three-part series about Jade Greening, a project to bring environmental justice to our community. Read part one here.) Because the Jade District lacks a tree canopy, and is boxed in by transportation corridors, this majority-minority population of our […]

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2016 Movement Give Guide

  Where do we go from here? At our core, OPAL is about grassroots organizing for community and social change. And after a highly divisive election and its subsequent protests, many people want to know what can be done to keep our communities safe. […]

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VIDEO: OPAL Celebrates Indigenous Leadership

OPAL is proud to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and to uplift the history of indigenous leadership in the movement for Environmental Justice. The struggle of Indigenous people for self-determination, and the right to traditional lands, is the first struggle for Environmental Justice on […]

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Environmental Justice demands:

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Transportation Justice

…Frequent, affordable, accessible and efficient mass and active transit for greater mobility and access to opportunity

...Reduced auto emissions for public health

housing-circle-watermarkHousing Justice

Protections for renters

…State and local inclusionary housing policies

Quality housing we can afford

climate-circle-watermarkClimate Justice

Climate action to benefit us first and most, as we are the communities most impacted by climate change

...Action to reduce toxics in our air, water and soil.

green-circle-watermarkGreen Justice

…Parks, green spaces, tree canopy and brownfield restoration for community livability

…Green, living-wage jobs in mass transit, infrastructure construction and maintenance, energy, and weatherization

Visit or Contact us:

3202 SE 82nd Ave.
(corner of 82nd and Kelly)
Portland, OR 97266

Trimet bus lines:
#4, #9, #72

Phone: (503) 774-4503

Email: info@opalpdx.org

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Our Mission:

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon builds power for Environmental Justice and Civil Rights in our communities. We organize low-income communities and people of color to achieve a safe and healthy environment where we live, work, learn, play and pray. We strive to create opportunities for meaningful participation in decision making.

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