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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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