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Oregonians for Immigration Reform is a Hate Group: Say NO to Measure 105

Oregonians for Immigration Reform is a Hate Group: Say NO to Measure 105

At the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. That will be much harder in Oregon if Measure 105 passes.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has designated the group responsible for Measure 105, Oregonians for Immigration Reform, a hate group. Measure 105 would throw out Oregon’s anti-racial profiling law that prohibits police from targeting people based solely on the color of their skin, their accent, or their perceived immigration status.

All of us would be affected by this. People of color must come together this fall and resoundingly vote NO on 105. Here are some ways you can help us:

W.E.B. Du Bois, Founder of the NAACP

 


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No on 105 Campaign Launch

No on 105 Campaign Launch

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: E.D. Mondainé President NAACP Portland Branch Sept.14, 2018

 

No on 105 Campaign Launch:

NAACP Helping to Protect Anti-Racial Profiling Law

 

PORTLAND — The local NAACP State-Area Conference is teaming up with Oregonians United Against Profiling to help launch the new No on 105 campaign.

The campaign launches on Saturday, Sept. 15, the official start of Hispanic Heritage Month.

NAACP of the Corvallis area, NAACP of Eugene & Springfield, NAACP of Portland and NAACP of Salem & Keizer all oppose Measure 105.

Measure 105 would throw out Oregon’s anti-racial profiling law that prohibits police from targeting people based solely on the color of their skin, their accent, or their perceived immigration status.

“The effort to throw out our 31-year-old anti-profiling law is part of a troubling wave of anti-immigrant sentiment,” said NAACP Portland Branch President E.D. Mondainé. “It’s similar to the type of treatment that African American communities have historically experienced at the hands of law enforcement and other government officials.”

 

No on 105 launch – events

 

The launch events are happening simultaneously across Oregon. They will include a rally and canvass kickoff, where advocates for racial justice will be making signs, knocking on doors and urging voters to vote no on 105.

  • Bend: Saturday, 10 a.m., Social Justice Center, 155 N.W. Irving Ave., 97703.
  • Medford: Saturday, 10 a.m.,, 2495 S. Pacific Highway, 97501.
  • Portland: Saturday, 10 a.m., AFL-CIO, 3645 S.E. 32nd Ave., 97202.
  • Salem: Saturday, 10 a.m., Oregon Education Association, 2540 Coral Ave NE, 97305.
  • Springfield: Saturday, 10 a.m., Washburne Cafe, 326 Main St, Springfield, OR 97477.

Below we’ve included a press advisory that the No on 105 campaign sent out about the launch.

For Immediate Release — Sept. 12, 2018 Contact: Peter Zuckerman, 310-507-4689

 

No on 105 Campaign Launches

 

What’s News:
  • We are officially beginning the No on 105 campaign​! We have launch events planned in five cities around the state.
  • For the first time, we’re hitting the streets, knocking on doors and urging Oregonians to vote NO on 105​. The No on 105 campaign also now has an office, a staff and a logo, and we begin next week holding regular phone banks and canvassing.
  • Saturday is the official start of Hispanic Heritage Month, and this weekend, it’ll be 50 days until Election Day.
  • Measure 105 would throw out Oregon’s anti-racial profiling law.
Visuals:
  • Rally and Canvass Kickoff, ​with advocates around the state making signs,
  • knocking on doors and talking to voters.

 

 

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When/Where:

  • Bend: ​Saturday, 10 a.m., Social Justice Center, 155 N.W. Irving Ave., 97703.
  • Medford: ​Saturday, 10 a.m.,​, 2495 S. Pacific Highway, 97501.
  • Portland: ​Saturday, 10 a.m., AFL-CIO, 3645 S.E. 32nd Ave.,​ ​97202.
  • Salem: ​Saturday, 10 a.m., Oregon Education Association, 2540 Coral Ave NE,97305.
  • Springfield: ​Saturday, 10 a.m., Washburne Cafe, 326 Main St, 97477. More Info: ​NoOn105.org​, ​Facebook​, ​Twitter
  • Our coalition
  • The anti-immigrant group
  • Join our press list: ​email “join” to ​press@orunited.com

 


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Political Action 8/21/2018

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

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, dedicated to eliminating racism in all its forms, stands strong against efforts to do away with Oregon’s sanctuary law, which was enacted on a bipartisan basis and has worked well to protect Oregonians for 30 years.

US history is rife with race-based anti-immigrant sentiment, and we know that the current administration’s anti-immigrant policies are racist in nature, aimed clearly at black and brown immigrants. Their tactics, horrific as they are, are not new. Policies of family separation as punishment, deterrent, and forced assimilation are a shameful part of the history of the United States. Slaveholders permanently separated enslaved family members as a matter of routine. The government forced indigenous children to government boarding schools, denying them their culture. Today families are routinely separated through mass incarceration and by CPS, which we know happens to black and brown families at a disproportionate rate. Allowing police to target immigrants based solely on their suspected immigration status will lead to racial profiling, and families targeted for deportation will continue the cycle of family separation and trauma.

From this history and present, we know that the immediate, lifetime, and generational trauma to victims of racism and anti-immigrant policies is severe. This is why we must stand against measure 105. Oregon’s sanctuary law protects all Oregonians from racial profiling. We cannot go backward.

To reject racism and fear, get involved in the “No on Measure 105” campaign.

 


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Portland Clean Energy Fund Campaign Officially Qualifies for November 2018 Ballot

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 34,156 signature threshold for the City of Portland. The announcement means that Portland voters will decide this Fall on funding clean energy projects including housing upgrades, living-wage jobs and job training, and green infrastructure.

“The people of Portland have spoken: the time is now for good jobs, healthy homes, and a clean energy future,” said chief petitioner Reverend E.D. Mondainé, President of the NAACP Portland Branch. “Our broad and diverse community achieved something truly great in submitting far more than enough signatures for this historic measure. We look forward to victory at the ballot this November.”

The Portland Clean Energy Fund would raise more than $30 million per year to support energy efficiency housing upgrades, jobs and job training in clean energy, and new solar power and green infrastructure. The measure will prioritize funding for housing upgrades and living-wage jobs for all underserved Portlanders, particularly low-income residents and people of color. The Portland Clean Energy Fund would be funded by a 1% business license surcharge that would only apply to mega-retailers with more than $1 billion per year in nation-wide gross revenue.

Volunteers from NAACP Portland Branch supported the initiative through signature gathering, data entry, volunteer organizing and training, and organizing support materials. Volunteers are now moving into the next phase by gathering pledges to vote YES, doing data entry, and more.

 


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Seeking a Better Way: DA Budget Reform Efforts

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 metrics the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office uses to measure its success. Looking for a better model that might support restorative justice and a move away from mass incarceration, the ACLU is encouraging county commissioners and the DA’s office to adopt a budget focused on outcomes, rather than processing numbers. Importantly, the ACLU found that:

“not a single output, outcome, or performance measure within the DA budget that explicitly focuses on reducing racial disparity or increasing equity and inclusion. Instead, the 2019 fiscal year budget largely measures the total number of criminal cases reviewed, issued, and resolved.”

Money is power, and with the largest law-enforcement budget in the county, Multnomah County DA wields tremendous power. If what you measure is what you get, it’s clear that we need to measure the effectiveness of the DA office on something other than the number of criminal cases it handles each year.

We will continue to stay connected to this process. Members can call or email commissioners and the DA office to encourage a shift in 2019 to a budget focused on outcomes, staff training, support for crime victims, better treatment for youth, and more.

 


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Political Action 7/17/2018

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Political Action 6/20/2018

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Political Action 5/16/2018

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Political Action 4/18/2018

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