THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Oregon
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU of Oregon
- City Club of Portland
- Common Cause Oregon
- Honest Elections
- League of Women Voters of Oregon
- NAACP Oregon
- Next Up
- Oregon Public Interest Research group
- Our Oregon
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN OREGON
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR OREGON
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN OREGON
A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN OREGON
Twenty-six states, including Oregon & DC, allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached. LEARN MORE!
Oregon DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about the Freedom to Vote Act.
Tell Oregon House Leadership: Restore Voting Rights With House Bill 4147!
ACT NOW! Contact Oregon House Leadership and demand that they restore voting rights for those who are currently incarcerated. An estimated 95% of people in prison will return to their communities one day. They should have the right to vote!
Urge Sen. Merkley to continue working to pass the Freedom to Vote Act through Congress
Urge Senator Merkley to keep up the fight! The Freedom To Vote Act will ensure that our democracy will continue to flourish and all citizens will have a voice.
Voices, vision needed to halt voter suppression, says speaker at Oregon State
LaTosha Brown, a leader in national efforts to build Black political engagement and expand voter access, called on the public to voice opposition to voter suppression efforts during a talk at Oregon State University.
Oregon Legislature Passes Congressional and Legislative Maps
The Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 881, creating six new congressional districts, and Senate Bill 882, defining Oregon’s new legislative districts. Read more about these new districts at the Oregon Legislature’s website!