Legislation

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Legislature

ACLU of Oregon 2017 Legislative Priorities

The 2017 session of the Oregon State Legislature is well underway and the ACLU of Oregon is hard at work on your behalf.

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ACLU of Oregon Supports Eugene's Ordinance for Protection of Individuals

A version of this testimony was delivered to the Eugene City Council by Bonnie Souza. Written testimony was also submitted.

March 13, 2017 - Over the years, the city of Eugene has made it clear through multiple resolutions related to human rights, and in support of refugees and immigrants, that it strives to be a welcoming and inclusive city.

The proposed ordinance aligns with those values and takes a concrete step to ensure that city resources are not used in ways contrary to those values. The ordinance is an important legal tool to ensure protections for people who live, work, or visit Eugene and who are, or may be perceived to be, immigrants.

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Defelonize Drug Possession - HB 2355

The War on Drugs has failed. We have a chance right now to take a smarter approach in Oregon, by passing HB 2355, to defelonize small-scale drug possession. 

TAKE ACTION: Tell Oregon sheriffs THANK YOU for supporting HB 2355 for a smarter approach to drug possession in Oregon!

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ACLU of Oregon Applauds Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order

February 2, 2017 — The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon fully supports the executive order issued by Governor Kate Brown today and applauds the governor for safeguarding Oregon values.

David Rogers, ACLU of Oregon’s executive director, said:

“Governor Brown’s executive order is a meaningful action that reaffirms our state agencies and employees will uphold Oregon’s values of nondiscrimination and inclusiveness. These shared values are an integral part of making Oregon a vibrant and flourishing state that strives to treat all people with respect and dignity.

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