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Mat dos Santos
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ACLU of Oregon Jan 16
Eugene must reject the cruel and unconstitutional panhandling ban proposed this week. Any society that values liberty and compassion cannot criminalize homeless people and those attempting to help them.
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pdx law grrrl Jan 12
Portland is experiencing a homeless crisis. City Council will vote on a deeply flawed fix on Jan. 30. But there's a better alternative. A Compassionate Change District model would tackle the shared root problems of the housed & unhoused. Sign the petition:
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Teressa Raiford Jan 13
was murdered by police last Sunday. Share this link to support his loved ones in honoring his memory. My heart goes out to those affected by yet another senseless tragedy.
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Jan 8
Join , & for a discussion about what the Joint Terrorism Task Force is, why it's so important for Portland to withdraw, and how you can help us accomplish this task. Q & A will follow. ASL & Spanish language interpreters will be available.
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ACLU of Oregon Jan 8
Thank you Commissioner Hardesty for supporting students. Our youth deserve the opportunity to learn in an environment that is safe and supportive, not undermined by excessive policing.
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Ellen Rosenblum Jan 3
Breaking: We are appealing the legally wrong decision out of Texas last month that ruled the unconstitutional. In Oregon, there is too much at stake. Since the ACA, Oregon's uninsured rate has dropped to 5% from 17%.
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pdx law grrrl Jan 3
.: “Periods are a basic fact of life and people in prison have a right to necessary hygiene products as each individual’s period demands, not as determined by an arbitrary policy."
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Kelly Simon Jan 2
My period can require 10 regular tampons in a single day. People in prison have a right to necessary hygiene products as each individual’s period demands, not as determined by an arbitrary policy.
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Mat dos Santos Dec 24
Replying to @MatPDX
Bail is an unjust system that favors the rich. The Portland Freedom Fund is raising money to pay bail for people who would not be locked up if they just had the money to pay for their own bail. Give someone the gift of freedom for Christmas.
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Mat dos Santos Dec 24
Thank you, Rabbi , both for honoring me with the donation and for the incredible work you do everyday.
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Mat dos Santos Dec 23
Best coworker holiday gift I’ve gotten in a long time. Also, super relevant to my interests.
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ACLU of Oregon Dec 19
A federal court today ruled that the Trump administration violated the law when it denied asylum protections to people fleeing gang violence and domestic violence.
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ACLU of Oregon Dec 20
Tuco, our legal director’s handsome pup, is a fan of outdoor activities and is excited about this week’s Big Give Day prize. Donate $10+ today via the and you could win a Trek FX 1 Commuter bike from Bike Gallery!
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OJRC Dec 17
. & are continuing their fight in an ongoing solitary confinement suit for 2 men in DOC custody. As reported in April, they've spent extended periods in solitary while investigated for non-violent infractions.
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Aaron Mesh Dec 17
Oregon has the nation's second-highest rate of unsheltered homeless people, according to a new federal report. looks at the numbers.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Dec 15
I just left the tent city at Tornillo. It is a child prison camp. They refused our request to speak with the children who are held there.
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ACLU of Oregon Dec 16
A victory in federal court has made it clearer than ever: Recording police is a vital tool for exposing and deterring police misconduct.
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Ellen Rosenblum Dec 15
Thank you, Governor! We will do everything we can to protect the health care of Oregonians.
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Ellen Rosenblum Dec 15
Statement from Attorney General Rosenblum on the ruling last night:
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Bethany Barnes Dec 15
Getting close to my last day covering Portland Public Schools. I want to note that it’s been 20 months since the district promised to hire a Title IX coordinator. The job is still posted. My most recent story regarding that issue:
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