EJ Movement Updates
To our community, As revealed at last night’s Voices of a People’s History event, I am writing today to share some big news: OPAL is moving! OPAL’s Board and I are pleased to announce we’ve found a more-affordable office space, closer to our communities, where members can organize, meet, and build movement power. The new…
OPAL’s Community Engagement Coordinator Shawn Fleek was on Portland Community Media’s Community Hotline to talk about OPAL, our current campaigns, and our upcoming Voices of a People’s History Event. The full video is below. Support our intersectional organizing by attending the Voices event. Tickets are nearly sold out – get yours today!
Voices of a People’s History: Roots, Resistance, Revolution is next week! OPAL’s biggest event of the year is a community gathering like no other, and this year, attendees will have a chance to win valuable prizes like never before. Here’s a sneak peak at one we’re sure will delight: Mt. Hood Getaway for Eight at…
BikePortland.org: OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon is bringing their push for more transportation options and safe streets right to legislators on Monday. They’ll hold a press conference in the plaza outside the hearing an hour before it starts.” Read more here.
OPAL has two free tickets to Helium Comedy Club to give away to one lucky member of Bus Riders Unite. In looking at the list of the hundreds of BRU members, we realized that many of us haven’t paid BRU membership dues this year, so we’re having a contest to win these tickets! Dues are…
In 2016, Oregon voters will decide a variety of issues. As a nonprofit, OPAL won’t be recommending who to vote for elected office. But ballot measure campaigns are different because you’re the decision maker. We want to be sure that our community knows about important issues coming up on the ballot this year: access to nature, anti-immigrant measures,…
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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