Oregon Action works across urban and rural divides to build a unified intercultural movement for justice in Oregon. For over 30 years we have been empowering people to come together and advocate on their own behalf to address community needs in areas such as access to healthcare, immigrant rights, racial justice, wages, affordable housing, student debt, voter registration, and turnout. Through leadership development and community organizing, we provide the organizational base for participatory democracy, just communities, and a fair economy.
We envision a community where immigrants don’t fear local police, law enforcement is trained and committed to community policing, where everyone has access to affordable education and quality healthcare regardless of background or income, where no one works and lives in poverty, and where our local, state, and federal representatives are accountable to a strong community of trained leaders and the chamber of commerce has to wait to get an appointment.
Like most of our partners and fellow Fair Shot coalition members, we know we’re more powerful when we work together. Oregon Action is part of the coalition not only because of the collective strength behind it, but also because of its commitment to holding itself and its members accountable to the voices that our movements so often ignore—the voices, needs, and leadership of communities of color, immigrants, women, refugees, LGBTQ, and rural communities.