Last week, we told you the bad news: David Douglas High School students still haven’t received YouthPasses two months into the school year. Following our expose on the delayed process, several of our allies reached out to react in outrage and shock. Then, just […]Read more...
If you’ve lived in this region for more than a few years, you’ve probably heard of OPAL, or at least felt the impacts of our work. Our members have extended transfer times on Portland’s transit system, expanded free transit access for students, secured huge changes in housing […]Read more...
A Just Transition to a living economy will transform the pillars of the current, extractive economy. We must protect and retrain workers as industries change gears; but our analysis must go even further. We believe that we must also root our movement in a […]Read more...
The Youth Environmental Justice Alliance (YEJA) is reporting that two months into the school year, students at David Douglas still have not received free transit passes, or even applications to receive passes. And there’s no plan in place to do so. YEJA won funding […]Read more...
We’re excited to announce a major shift in how OPAL builds power for transit riders through our Bus Riders Unite membership program! In previous years, OPAL and BRU brought together a cohort each summer in the Organizers-in-Training program, a ten-week intensive that gave new […]Read more...
Environmental Justice demands:
…Frequent, affordable, accessible and efficient mass and active transit for greater mobility and access to opportunity
...Reduced auto emissions for public health
…Protections for renters
…State and local inclusionary housing policies
…Quality housing we can afford
…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.
…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