View Month: August 2018

08/30/2018

SMART needs volunteer readers!

An organization I care about, SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), is launching a statewide campaign to recruit 1,550 new volunteers by Nov. 1 in order to meet their goal of providing over 11,300 children this year with one-on-one reading support and books to keep and build their personal libraries. SMART Readers spend an hour […]

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08/22/2018

Health Committee welcomed Shafia Monroe to our August Meeting to Discuss Black Mother and Infant Health

For decades, research has clearly shown that Black infants are more than twice as likely to die during birth than White infants;  Black mothers are 3-4 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White mothers. Higher education and income do not protect black women from these outcomes as demonstrated by Serena Williams’ recently […]

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08/21/2018

Political Action 8/21/2018

Read the Meeting Minutes…

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08/08/2018

Vote No on Measure 105: NAACP Portland Branch Joins the Fight

Today, NAACP Portland Branch members rejected racism and fear and joined the OneOregon coalition. We urge all Oregonians to “Vote No on Measure 105.” Oregon is home to thousands of immigrants and refugees. Immigrants are our neighbors, our friends, our colleagues, and also our members. It is critical that the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, […]

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08/08/2018

Portland Clean Energy Fund Campaign Officially Qualifies for November 2018 Ballot

The Portland City Auditor Elections Division announced on Friday, July 27, that the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PDX 04, the “Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Initiative 2018”) received enough valid Portland voter signatures to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. A sampling of 55,509 submitted signatures revealed 39,755 valid signatures, over 5,000 more than the […]

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08/08/2018

Seeking a Better Way: DA Budget Reform Efforts

The NAACP Portland Branch believes that district attorney reform is central to achieving any reforms in the criminal justice system. On May 24, 2018, the executive committee voted to sign onto the ACLU memo titled Setting a Higher Bar for the Multnomah County District Attorney Budget. The ACLU performed an in-depth analysis of the current […]

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