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Bus Riders Support Measure 101

By David Bouchard, Chair, BRU’s Research and Advisory Committee A few days after I moved to Portland in 2015, I was walking with my mother and sister in downtown, when suddenly, my mother fell after stepping off a curb. Her ankle was fractured, and […]

Five things to know about DACA graphic. 1) The decision is a victory for freedom fighters. 2) the decision is only temporary. 3) the decision applies to DACA renewals only. We do not recommend renewing until a process is announced. 4) this does not apply to new DACA applicants. We do not recommend applying for the first time right now. 5) We must pass a permanent solution now!

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Things to Know About DACA

A recent circuit court decision has raised some questions about the status of DACA / Dreamers. Check out the infographic below from United We Dream to learn more about the current situation.

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Stand with OPAL in 2018!

Take the pledge! Stand with OPAL in 2018 as we advance Environmental Justice across the state! Environmental Justice Values: Frontline Leadership – The people most impacted should be fairly treated and meaningfully involved in decision-making! Authentic Voices – No one can claim to represent […]

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OPAL Opposes Jordan Cove LNG

January 11th, stand with us against dangerous new fossil fuel infrastructure! RSVP here! OPAL stands in solidarity with the Karuk, Yurok, and Klamath Tribes, along with Rogue Climate, 350, and others who come together to oppose the Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal and the […]

Nothing About Us Without Us – David Bouchard Reads Ken Jernigan

Environmental Justice calls us to ensure the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people in the development and implementation of policies that impact their lives. Our friends in the disability community coined a phrase that embodies this ethic: “Nothing About Us Without Us.” We […]

Orlando and a crowd of other transit justice advocates stand outside a bus, watching how a new type of boarding system works.

Interview: Orlando Lopez Visits Chicago for Transit Center Event

BRU Organizer Orlando Lopez recently traveled to Chicago with the Transit Center, a foundation that that assists in research, advocacy and leadership development to improve public transportation. We sat down with Orlando to talk about the experience and how it relates to OPAL’s work […]

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Fare Enforcement: Reducing Penalties for Our Communities

The EPA defines Environmental Justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” HB 2777 Development (checked!), Implementation (In Process), […]

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VIDEO: A New Path Forward – Build the New Assembly 2017

Our vision of a new economy should nurture our culture, souls, and spirits through songs, ceremony, gatherings, practice, and play. A Just Transition must be irresistible, and rooted in the wisdom of our ancestors. We should aim to create a culture that can hold […]

Group photo with Rogue Climate orgnaizers, Indigenous youth, and OPAL and our allies. Everyone is smiling and holding up a fist.

Rogue Climate and OJTA Resist Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

By OPAL Intern Lela Brown I’ve been organizing since my teenage years. With the police killing of Kendra James, I saw a more urgent need to organize against white supremacy and police brutality. Late last summer that effort became tied to environmental work when […]