Our policy team is a constant presence in Salem and local municipalities to pass bills that advance or defend civil liberties and civil rights, and to defeat those that do not. In addition to our mission to defend and advance civil liberties and civil rights, we are committed to:

  1. Making progress towards achieving a decolonized workspace and culture through a shift in language and centering indigenous sovereignty in internal and external work;
  2. Prioritizing and holding ourselves accountable to the organization’s values of anti-Black racism, equity, and racial justice education and reflection;
  3. Leading with race and centering those most directly impacted by racism and white supremacy in policy decisions, including but not limited to BIPOC/BIWOC communities, immigrants and refugees, people with varying abilities, LGBTQ communities, and people experiencing poverty or other socio-economic injustices.

    We invite you to read our comprehensive report to see what our collective power accomplished in the recent 2021 State of Oregon Legislative Session.
Filter Legislation

Police Data & Transparency - HB 2169 (2021)

Truly effective public safety programs require the moral authority and legitimacy of police officers and police departments, as this is essential to building and maintaining the cooperation and trust of the community.

April 1, 2021

Qualified Immunity - HB 2204 (2021)

When the Supreme Court read the doctrine of qualified immunity into law in the 1960’s it was intended to be a modest exception for those government actors who acted in good faith and reasonably believed their conduct was legal.

April 1, 2021