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Don’t Let Developers Hijack Housing Policy AGAIN

Take action today! Tell your legislator: Don’t let developers push bad housing policies! In 1999 developers cut a backroom deal with Oregon legislators: they banned inclusionary housing. It was a mistake that led to our current housing crisis, and it’s a mistake now to continue letting developers write bad housing policies as we try to clean…

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Meet Huy Ong, OPAL’s New Executive Director

Following a nationwide search, OPAL’s Board of Directors has chosen a permanent Executive Director! Huy Ong joins us to lead OPAL in 2016 and beyond. A dynamic trainer, facilitator, and fundraiser, Huy brings communities together to address tough issues. “I believe in intersectional organizing and collective transformational actions,” he says. “Putting people, our communities and…

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Five Ways to Get Involved

OPAL stands for Organizing People, Activating Leaders. Below are five easy ways anyone can get organized, develop leadership skills, and support the movement for social, racial and economic justice. 1) Come to a meeting! Throughout the year, OPAL hosts political education and training, and social events like movie nights and mixers. Our movement is stronger when…

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Organizing at the Intersection of Race and Gender

Environmental Justice requires we be unapologetically radical in how we fight oppression. Transformational organizing is, in part, about decentering white and male decision-makers in conversations about the future. OPAL empowers low-income women, queer people of color, and others to organize through powerful, narrative-based storytelling methods that center human experiences. Our goal is justice in all…

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