The 2017 legislative session is now adjourned and we’ve been eager to share the final results with you.

With your support, we put forth a bold legislative agenda to create economic opportunities for more Oregonians by taking on some of the longstanding inequities that prevent women, people of color, LGBTQ and working families from getting a fair shot at success in this economy.

Oregonians from across the state made thousands of phone calls, emails, and letters; testified at dozens of hearings, and met with legislators to make sure our voices were heard.

And your hard work made a difference.

Here’s a rundown of what your support made possible this legislative session:

Cover All Kids: Oregon is now set to become the seventh state following California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Washington, D.C., and Washington state to provide coverage to 100% of children. Learn more.

End Profiling: Building on three years of hard work by our coalition, community groups, and law enforcement, this legislation secures resources for tracking and ending police profiling in every corner of the state. Learn more.

Reproductive Health Equity: This nationally significant legislation ensures that every Oregonian can decide when and whether to become a parent - regardless of income, type of insurance, citizenship status or gender identity. Learn more.

And while lawmakers did not approve paid family and medical leave insurance or tenant protections that would help keep families in their homes amidst a statewide housing crisis, we raised the dialogue on both issues and built support that will carry forward to future sessions.
While we have much to celebrate, our work is far from done. This coalition will be back—stronger and with even more resolve to ensure all Oregonians have a fair shot. We hope you’ll join us. 

AuthorChristine Saunders