OPAL and YEJA would like to thank our allies and partners for their support in working towards securing YouthPass for East Portland youth. We celebrate the successful implementation of the YouthPass program for the 2017-2018 school year at David Douglas High School and Parkrose […]Read more...
By Orlando Lopez Bautista, BRU Organizer I am a bus organizer. I talk to folks about their transit experience and how folks would like to see the system improved. Today I saw a group of folks who appeared homeless at the Gateway Transit Center. […]Read more...
Co-chair of the Multnomah Youth Commission’s Sustainability Committee Elexis Moyer testified at City Council’s Budget Hearing last night, and you need to see it. Watch the video below: (view their entire testimony here, along with many others at the same link) This is the […]Read more...
Join us for a rally Thursday at City Hall to get Youth Pass into the Portland Budget! RSVP Here! This past week, OPAL was featured in an Oregonian article about the changes to TriMet Youth Pass funding. The proposed budget for the city of […]Read more...
TriMet’s Annual Attitude Survey is not representative of their ridership. Every year, the agency conducts a public opinion poll to prove to the community that they are popular and effective. Every year, the results are skewed heavily and represent an unrealistic and ill-informed view […]Read more...
Environmental Justice Values
Frontline Leadership – The people most impacted should be fairly treated, and meaningfully involved in decision-making.
Self Determination – No one can claim to represent us. We speak for ourselves: youth, bus riders, renters, everyone.
Solidarity – Our organizing and campaigns must work to end all systems of oppression.
Environmental Justice Demands
Safe, accessible, affordable, efficient, and decriminalized mass and active transportation is a human right!
Safe, accessible, affordable and stable housing choice is a human right!
Clean air, water, and soil in communities resilient to climate change is a human right!
Green public spaces, culturally-relevant food, and sustainable, living-wage employment in our communities is a human right!