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WATCH: The Justice for All Membership Conference

Thanks to hundreds of ACLU supporters, our Justice for All 2020 Statewide Membership Conference was a success! We heard an inspiring speech from ACLU National Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Amber Hikes.

September 14, 2020

An Update on Portland Protests

In the midst of the pandemic and economic crisis, we are in a collective distress, witnessing so many ways our systems and institutions are inequitable and devastating to the lives of so many Black, Brown, and Indigenous people, and others who live in poverty.

August 14, 2020

ICE must be held accountable for its abusive and secretive tactics

What happened to Isidro Andrade-Tafolla outside the Washington County Courthouse is part of a pattern of abusive and secretive tactics that the DHS and ICE have employed for far too long against communities of color, particularly Black and Latinx communities.

August 12, 2020

A Constitutional Crisis in Portland

I’ve been documenting violent and militarized police responses to protests in Portland for more than four years, but nothing prepared me for the unrestrained brutality I’ve witnessed and experienced in recent days. 

July 18, 2020

‘Black Lives Matter’ is About More than the Police

Every time another Black person is murdered by the police, it’s easy to point to a single officer as the culprit. George Floyd was killed under the knee of officer Derek Chauvin — we saw it ourselves.

June 23, 2020

Portland Police Must Demilitarize Its Response to Protests

We once again submitted comments to the Portland Police Bureau about its crowd control policies. As we’ve done before in the City’s public comment period, we're demanding major changes to how they police protests.

June 18, 2020