2023 Legislative Session Hub

Sine Die was announced on June 25, 2023. To learn more about how the session played out, please read our

2023 Legislative Session Report. 

Our state's path towards racial justice, civil rights and civil liberties will be shaped in Oregon's 2023 legislative session — from January 17 to June 25, 2023. 

Here is the ACLU of Oregon's policy agenda for the 2023 session:

SB 337 and HB 2467 — In Defense of Humanity

HB 2002 — Reproductive Health and Access to Care

SB 786 — The Opportunity to Serve

SB 579 — Guaranteeing the Right to Vote


SB 337 and HB 2467 — In Defense of Humanity

In Defense of Humanity

No one in Oregon should face criminal charges without access to legal support.

SB 337 and HB 2467 will ensure better access to legal representation by stabilizing and growing the workforce, piloting a state program to supplement local resources where it’s most needed, including impacted individuals’ voices in policy decisions related to public defense and allowing individuals accused of low-level crimes to take responsibility and work toward dismissal through community service or counseling.

HB 2002 — Reproductive Health and Access to Care

Reproductive Health and Access to Care

No one should be forced to carry a pregnancy against their will and face the life-altering consequences of being denied essential health care.

While Oregon has broad legal protections of abortion and gender-affirming care, we have more work to do to ensure safe, equitable, and continuing protections and access across our state. Our rights are under attack and we must fight back — together.

SB 786 — The Opportunity to Serve

The Opportunity to Serve

Oregon needs elected officials who reflect the communities they serve, collaborate on community solutions and stay in touch with constituents year-round.

Despite being paid part-time salaries, legislators make a full-time commitment to best serve their communities. Oregon’s legislator salaries are among the lowest in the country, and these low salaries contribute to inequities for underrepresented candidates and communities. Raising legislative pay will improve the quality and diversity of representation in the Capitol, benefiting all Oregonians.

SB 786 Bill Text 


OPB: Oregon lawmakers debate a pay raise for themselves

SB 579 — Guaranteeing the Right to Vote

Restoration of Voting Rights

All Oregonians deserve a voice in our elections.

Our lives are directly impacted by election outcomes. Incarcerated individuals are members of our communities, too. Expanding voting rights to incarcerated individuals will strengthen our democracy and align with Oregon’s rich tradition of making voting as inclusive and accessible as possible.

2023 Policy Agenda _ ACLU Oregon

We strive to center our work on the individuals and communities in Oregon who are the most marginalized and impacted by the systemic inequities of racism, xenophobia, misogyny, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, socioeconomic injustice and other types of oppression.

Get involved and learn more with the resources below. 

Voting Rights Video Playlist

Learn more about your civil right to vote — then take action

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Voting is a Civil Right

Watch this video by Oregon Justice Resource Center to learn more about our civil right to vote. 

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Check back often! We'll be updating this hub all through session. ✊