We at the ACLU of Oregon believe it is our duty to keep the public informed about the state of their civil liberties. The work we do at the legislature, in the courts, and in our communities is important, but there is no better defender of civil liberties and civil rights than a public that is informed and engaged.

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‘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

How Oregon’s Justice System Leaders Can Limit the Spread of COVID-19

14,000 Oregonians, many elderly and already in poor health, are currently confined in unhygienic, small, and densely populated jail and prison cells. Our justice system can’t afford to stay stagnant in this pandemic. Action now is important for the health of all of us.

March 20, 2020