Right now, hundreds of people in Oregon are imprisoned by a racist non-unanimous jury law passed in 1934, following the rise of the Klu Klux Klan in the state. Accordingly, for almost 90 years, someone in Oregon could be convicted and caged even if two jurors returned a “not guilty” verdict.
During World War II, America’s shameful Executive Order 9066 was used to authorize the forced removal and imprisonment of over 110,000 Japanese Americans and people of Japanese ancestry in the U.S
We’re gathering together virtually to continue the fight for equality, liberty and justice for all. Join us for a powerful evening online to celebrate our impact and hear from leaders in this movement—including Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of The New York Times.
Oregon’s budget isn’t just a bunch of numbers on a page. It’s a reflection of the state’s values and priorities, dictating who benefits from finite resources and who gets left behind.
Over the next few months, Oregon lawmakers are convening in Salem and online to pass or reject legislation that will impact Oregonians for generations to come.
Join ACLU of Oregon’s Interim Legal Director, Kelly Simon and Athul K.