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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Oregon (AFSCME Council 75)

Mission: One of Oregon’s largest public sector unions, representing 24,000 workers across the state. Members include public and private sector employees who provide a public service, including those who work for the State of Oregon or an Oregon city, county, or special district, doctors, nurses, treatment providers, county health clinics, the department of corrections, homelessness service providers, and many more.

 

 

Clergy for a New Drug Policy

Mission: To mobilize clergy nationally on behalf of an agenda that ends the War on Drugs by allocating resources to education, treatment, and public safety.

National Association of Social Workers

Mission: To promote, develop, and protect the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and advocacy. NASW is the largest and most recognized membership organization of professional social workers in the world. The NASW Oregon Chapter has 1,800 members.

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc.

Mission: To nurture, sustain, and mobilize the African American faith community in collaboration with civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders to address critical needs of human rights and social justice within local, national, and global communities.

Law Enforcement Action Partnership

Mission: To unite and mobilize the voice of law enforcement in support of drug policy and criminal justice reforms that will make communities safer by focusing law enforcement resources on the greatest threats to public safety, promoting alternatives to arrest and incarceration, addressing the root causes of crime, and working toward healing police-community relations.

Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Mission: Working for the liberation of all beings through action in the public sphere, under a Buddhist banner.

Partnership for Safety and Justice

Mission: Transforming our response to crime through innovative solutions that ensure accountability, equity, and healing.

ACLU National

Mission: To defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

ACLU Oregon

Mission: To defend and advance civil liberties and civil rights.

Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)

Mission: To empower farmworkers to understand and take action against systematic exploitation and all of its effects. PCUN is Oregon’s farmworker union and the largest Latinx organization in the state.

Bridgeport United Church of Christ

Mission: An LGBTQ affirming, authentic community working for peace, justice and the integrity of creation. We stand against racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia and anti-semitism.

Oregon Cannabis Association

Mission: To help cultivators, processors, retailers, entrepreneurs, and allied businesses thrive through networking events, educational workshops, and political representation.

Ceasefire Oregon

Mission: To prevent gun violence advocating for reasonable, effective gun laws. To educate the public and legislators about gun violence, lobby on behalf of bills that will help make our communities safer, and work to prevent the passage of bills that would make it easier for dangerous people to obtain and carry firearms.

Latino Network

Mission: To positively transform the lives of Latino youth, families, and communities.

Community Alliance of Lane County

Mission: To educate and mobilize for peace, human dignity, and social, racial and economic justice.

Oregon Latino Health Coalition

Mission: To eliminate health disparities affecting Oregon Latinas and Latinos through leadership, collaboration and advocacy.

Human Rights Watch

Mission: To expose human rights abuses.

Alano Club of Portland

Mission: To provide a welcoming, compassionate and accessible recovery support environment for individuals and families recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction and other addictive disorders.

Farm Worker Ministry Northwest

Mission: To support local and national farm workers and their labor unions to achieve better farm worker pay and working conditions.

Freedom to Thrive

Mission: To create a world where safety means investment in people and planet; to end the punishment-based criminal and immigration systems.

Oregon State Council For Retired Citizens

Mission: To advocate for a good, quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities.

Healing Hurt People

Mission: To work around the clock with victims of shootings, stabbings and assaults to offer the tools they need to end the cycle of violence.

Drug Policy Action

Mission: To advance policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.

Next Up Oregon

Mission: To amplify the voice and leadership of diverse young people to achieve a more just and equitable Oregon.

Crime Victims' Rights Alliance

Mission: To educate future lawyers about issues related to crime victims advocacy; to acknowledge and further the rights of crime victims in all areas of law, and to encourage all law students and lawyers to advocate for the just treatment of these unwilling participants in the justice system.

Community Alliance of Tenants

Mission: To educate and empower tenants to demand safe, stable and affordable rental homes.

Gang Impacted Family Team

Mission: To coordinate services for individuals and their families in the effort to break the intergenerational ties that perpetuate gang involvement and violence in the community.

Basic Rights Oregon

Mission: To ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

Jobs with Justice Portland

Mission: To take action for workers rights and economic justice, especially with those most marginalized by our economic system such as people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people and women.

New Approach Oregon

Mission: To win more effective approaches to drugs in Oregon.

Live True Counseling

Mission: To help others navigate challenges authentically with presence, integrity, and intention.

Bridges to Change

Mission: To strengthen individuals and families affected by addictions, mental health, poverty and homelessness.

United Seniors of Oregon

Mission: To advocate for a good, quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities.

Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

Mission: To assure the building and strengthening of the Jewish community locally, nationally, overseas, and in Israel, in accordance with Jewish values.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Mission: To mobilize and empower young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future.

Unite Oregon

Mission: To work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.

Moms United

Mission: To end the violence, mass incarceration and overdose deaths that are a result of current punitive and discriminatory drug policies.

The Miracles Club

Mission: To provide a safe, clean and sober environment for individuals seeking a lifestyle free from alcohol and drugs.

White Bird Clinic

Mission: To enable people to gain control of their social, emotional and physical well-being through direct service, education and community.

Remnant Initiatives

Mission: To inspire and coach our community into action; to serve neighbors transitioning from incarceration into mainstream society in Yamhill Valley, Oregon.

Rural Oregon Expungement Project

Mission: To make expungement accessible to everyone.

Harm Reduction Coalition

Mission: To promote the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use.

The Rosewood Initiative

Mission: To build a safe, healthy and vibrant community where neighbors can thrive together.

Feed the People PDX

Mission: Offering compassionate, nonjudgmental care to our neighbors living outside – socks and snacks with no strings attached.

Changing Patterns

Mission: To assist citizens returning home from incarceration to become healthy, well-respected members of their families and productive members of our communities.

Insight Alliance

Mission: To develop and administer programs inside Oregon Correctional facilities and in the community that foster innate health realization; to offer a clear avenue to recovery and freedom where every person has the opportunity to lead a robust and healthy life.

Men Building Men

Mission: To bring together men from the community to mentor young students and instill a culture of accountability; to break a cycle of violence that has played out over generations.

SAfER

Mission: SAfER’s mission is to promote human rights, respond when abuses of human dignity occur, and urge public institutions to address social justice concerns. SAfER is committed to immigrant rights and racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and the right to shelter.

Human Impact Partners

Mission: To conduct policy-focused and participatory research to evaluate the health impacts of policies across a range of issues including criminal justice, economic security, immigration, housing, land use, and transportation.

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