Friday, May 7, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Candidate Forum: Multnomah County Commissioner District #2
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Redeemer Lutheran Church
5441 NE 20th Ave
Portland, OR 97211
Questions? Call 503-282-6588 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The officer that shot Aaron thought he was reaching for a gun and felt he needed to shoot him to protect his safety. As we review Portland's history this is not the first time an unarmed citizen has been shot by police under the same circumstance. How does a simple call, a traffic stop or something that does not appear to be life threatening ends up in death. I think of Kendra James, James Jahar Perez two other unarmed people of color stopped by police and later killed. Here we are again fighting the same battle.
Portland Police has a long history of social injustices against people of color, as we know by the statistics we have a problem of racial profiling. Oregon Action is working to make changes within the police department. During this critical time we are soliciting the community of Portland to get involved and help fight for social justice. Oregon Action is always looking for new members and/or any financial support.
The residents of Portland deserve better treatment and accountability from the police department. I offer my sincere condolences' to the family of Aaron Campbell.
Chair, Racial Profiling Task Group
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Oregon Action members would be pleased to have you as our honored guests as we recognize the key role of Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Mayor Sam Adams in the recent success on our Campaign to End Racial Profiling.
Please join us as we acknowledge our elected officials and Oregon Action leaders for their courageous leadership on this issue of racial justice.
Come and meet new board members, staff and volunteers.
December 11th, 2009 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Billy Webb’s Elk Lodge
6 N. Tillamook Street, Portland, Oregon
Hors D’oeuvres No Host Bar Kirk Green Band
Friday, October 30, 2009
6601 NE Martin Luther King Blvd Portland, OR 97211 Phone: 503-282-6588 Fax: 503-282-7266 33 N. Central, #303 Medford, OR 97501 Phone: 541-772-4029 Fax: 541-772-0355 Jo Ann Bowman Executive Director Rich Rohde Medford Organizer Ron Williams Portland Organizer Bev De Leonardis Gary Cobb Steve Barnes Kevin Foster Shannon Olive Smokey Donaldson
Board of Directors
6601 NE Martin Luther King Blvd
Portland, OR 97211
33 N. Central, #303
Medford, OR 97501
Jo Ann Bowman
Bev De Leonardis
Mayor of Portland
1221 SW Fifth Avenue Rm. 340
Portland, Oregon 97204
Dear Mayor Adams,
The leadership team of the Portland Chapter of Oregon Action, wish to thank you for your courage, leadership and decisive action on the issue of Racial Profiling. We are proud and elated that our conversations with you led to an important and symbolic victory for people of color and all other residents of Portland. We are celebrating your decisive and historic act of taking direct, transparent and clear authority over the Portland Police Bureau on the issue or Racial Profiling. The historic aspect of the hearing was that never before this council hearing can any of our members recall such a direct and profound coming together of citizen advocacy and government authority. We are inspired by your leadership as evidenced by how your office made this very challenging and difficult issue a clear priority. We are also very pleased that within days of the plan coming to council for acceptance, the new policy directive from Chief Sizer was issued on business card issuance. This is a very important step toward officer accountability and we welcome the change in policy. We feel that you have shown, in very real terms that you truly value your role as a representative for all the people of the city of Portland.
Mayor Adams, September 2, 2009 was indeed a historic and transformative moment for the citizens involved, who describe your actions as “incredible” and “miraculous”. It was pure representational democracy. We are proud of your strength, courage and fidelity to the very principles that this country strong.
We extend our deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to you for taking this issue so seriously and moving our concerns with the Portland Police Bureau to the full council examination, discernment and action.
We would also like to invite you attend our Oregon Action Celebrating Progress and be recognized among our honored guests.
Saturday, December 5th, 2009
Kevin Foster Maria Diaz
Jarrod Ackles Laura Camacho
Veronica Clark Shannon Olive
James Wilson Greg Benton
Erik Glass OB Hill
RD Hardesty Robert Marino