OPAL brings attention to movements which impact BIPOC and low-income communities.
Youthpass to the Future
Youthpass is currently only available to high school age youth in the PPS school district which is predominately white and affluent. Students in David Douglas and Parkrose in East Portland, which are predominately BIPOC and low-income don’t have access to free transit- limiting their ability to get to school, jobs, extracurricular activities, safer spaces, and their communities. The LGM 2020 Measure would ensure that all youth in the region would have access to free public transportation
Let's Get Moving 2020
A successful community is built on a solid foundation of social infrastructure. It's essential to invest in good schools, libraries, and parks that serve everyone in the community, but what if you can't safely get there because there's no way to cross the busy street, the bus doesn't get you to work on time, or you can't afford a car? The transportation investments included in Measure 26-218 will radically improve and transform the ability for people of all ages and abilities to walk, roll, and access transit to get to work, school, parks, grocery stores, libraries, medical appointments, places of worship, and -- most importantly -- back home. Bus Riders Unite and Youth Environmental Justice Alliance, and member-led bases have endorsed Measure 26-218.