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American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians is a diverse community of internal medicine specialists and sub-specialists united by a commitment to excellence. With 159,000 members in countries across the globe, ACP is the largest medical-specialty society in the world.

Oregon Nurses Association

Mission: to use our collective power to advocate for nursing, quality health care and healthy communities.

Oregon School Psychologists' Association

Mission: To support school psychologists through advocacy, professional development, and community partnerships to promote excellence in education, mental health, and diversity.

Law Enforcement Action Partnership

Mission: To unite and mobilize the voice of law enforcement in support of drug policy and criminal justice reforms that will make communities safer by focusing law enforcement resources on the greatest threats to public safety, promoting alternatives to arrest and incarceration, addressing the root causes of crime, and working toward healing police-community relations.

Crime Victims' Rights Alliance

Mission: To educate future lawyers about issues related to crime victims advocacy; to acknowledge and further the rights of crime victims in all areas of law, and to encourage all law students and lawyers to advocate for the just treatment of these unwilling participants in the justice system.

Oregon Academy of Family Physicians

Mission: To support family physicians in their pursuit of optimal health for the people of Oregon.

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Oregon (AFSCME Council 75)

One of Oregon’s largest public sector unions, representing 24,000 workers across the state. Members include public and private sector employees who provide a public service, including those who work for the State of Oregon or an Oregon city, county, or special district, doctors, nurses, treatment providers, county health clinics, the department of corrections, homelessness service providers, and many more.

Coalition of Communities of Color

Mission: To address the socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism, and inequity of services experienced by our families, children and communities; and to organize our communities for collective action resulting in social change to obtain self-determination, wellness, justice and prosperity. Members include: Africa House, Asian Family Center, Asian Pacific American Network for Oregon (APANO), Unite Oregon, El Centro Milagro (Miracle Theater), Hacienda Community Development Corporation, Immigrant and Refugee Organization (IRCO), Latino Network, KairosPDX, Muslim Educational Trust, Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA), Portland African American Leadership Forum, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Self-Enhancement Inc., Slavic Community Center, Slavic Network of Oregon, Verde, and Voz Workers Rights Education Project.

Cascade AIDS Project

Mission: To support and empower all people living with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community and beyond with compassionate healthcare.

Central City Concern

Mission: To provide pathways to self-sufficiency through active intervention in poverty and homelessness.

Brown Hope

Mission:To lead community-grounded initiatives to make justice a lived experience for Black, Brown, and Indigenous people in Oregon.

NAACP Portland

Mission: To secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde includes over 30 Tribes and bands from western Oregon, northern California, and southwest Washington. These include tribal bands from the Kalapuya, Molalla, Chasta, Umpqua, Rogue River, Chinook, and Tillamook. The Tribe is active throughout its ancestral homelands but located in western Oregon where it has a 11,500-acre reservation in Yamhill County. With approximately 5,400 enrolled tribal members, the Tribe is governed by a nine-member Tribal Council that is elected by the Tribe’s voting membership.

Northwest Down Syndrome Association

Mission: To create and nurture a loving and inclusive community celebrating every person with a disability including Down syndrome.

SEIU Local 503

SEIU Local 503 represents over 72,000 workers in Oregon, including care providers, workers in higher education, state and local government, and non-profit. Their vision is a just and vibrant society where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

SEIU Local 49

Representing more than 15,000 members throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Members work in a variety of facilities in the healthcare, security, custodial and service industries. They stand for fair pay, affordable healthcare, dignity and a voice at work.

Hacienda CDC

Mission: To strengthen families by providing affordable housing, homeownership support, economic advancement and educational opportunities.

Clergy for a New Drug Policy

Mission: To mobilize clergy nationally on behalf of an agenda that ends the War on Drugs by allocating resources to education, treatment, and public safety.

National Association of Social Workers

Mission: To promote, develop, and protect the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and advocacy. NASW is the largest and most recognized membership organization of professional social workers in the world. The NASW Oregon Chapter has 1,800 members.

IBEW Local 48

Mission: To organize all workers in the entire electrical industry; to cultivate feelings of friendship among those in the industry; to assist each other in sickness or distress; to secure adequate pay for work in order to achieve a higher standard of living, to seek security for individual members, to elevate the moral, intellectual, and social conditions of members and their families. IBEW Local 48 represents over 4,000 workers in a variety of electrical fields.

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc.

Mission: To nurture, sustain, and mobilize the African American faith community in collaboration with civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders to address critical needs of human rights and social justice within local, national, and global communities.

Outside In

Mission: To help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency.

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

Mission: To create a just and equitable world where Asians and Pacific Islanders are fully engaged in the social, economic and political issues that affect them.

CAUSA

Mission: Causa works to improve the lives of Latinx immigrants and their families in Oregon through advocacy, coalition building, leadership development, and civic engagement. Latinx immigrants and their families are the heart of Causa and inspire, implement, and champion our work. Causa envisions a world where all people have the opportunities and resources needed to thrive. We envision a community that welcomes and values the contributions, strengths, and assets of Latinx immigrants and their families

Escudo Latino

Mission: To integrate the Latinx community of Springfield into a unique community that helps and supports one other.

Eugene Springfield NAACP

Mission: To create political, educational, social, economic equality for all people & end race-based discrimination. In Lane County, primary activities include implementation of education programs, public awareness events, community building, and coalition work towards cultural inclusion. Additionally, the Eugene Springfield NAACP provides support to other regional offices.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Mission: To bring together diverse communities of faith to learn, serve and advocate for justice, peace and the integrity of creation; to bring the faith community’s voice to the policy-making process to ensure a life of possibility for all Oregonians.

Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Mission: Working for the liberation of all beings through action in the public sphere, under a Buddhist banner.

Centro Latino Americano

Mission: To empower Latino families by providing opportunity and building bridges for a stronger community. Our vision is a thriving, connected community where all people are valued.

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

PSR is an organization of health professionals and public health advocates working collaboratively with community partners to educate and advocate for societal and policy change that protects human health at the local, state, national, and international level.

Partnership for Safety and Justice

Mission: Transforming our response to crime through innovative solutions that ensure accountability, equity, and healing.

ACLU National

Mission: To defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Oregon Working Families Party

The Oregon Working Families Party is a progressive grassroots political party building a multiracial movement of working people to transform America.

ACLU Oregon

Mission: To defend and advance civil liberties and civil rights.

Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)

Mission: To empower farmworkers to understand and take action against systematic exploitation and all of its effects. PCUN is Oregon’s farmworker union and the largest Latinx organization in the state.

Metropolitan Public Defender

Metropolitan Public Defender represents clients in criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to capital murder, juvenile cases from delinquency to dependency, mental health cases from civil commitments to mental health courts, and specialty courts from drug courts to community court.

Bridgeport United Church of Christ

Mission: An LGBTQ affirming, authentic community working for peace, justice and the integrity of creation. We stand against racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia and anti-semitism.

Phoenix Rising Transitions

PHOENIX Rising Transitions is a grassroots community-based organization that provides transitional support including education, mentoring and community building with special concern for releasing convicts, ex-convicts and their families, crime victims and the community at large.

 

Oregon Cannabis Association

Mission: To help cultivators, processors, retailers, entrepreneurs, and allied businesses thrive through networking events, educational workshops, and political representation.

Ceasefire Oregon

Mission: To prevent gun violence advocating for reasonable, effective gun laws. To educate the public and legislators about gun violence, lobby on behalf of bills that will help make our communities safer, and work to prevent the passage of bills that would make it easier for dangerous people to obtain and carry firearms.

Latino Network

Mission: To positively transform the lives of Latino youth, families, and communities.

Lutheran Community Services NW

Mission: Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.

Rural Organizing Project

Mission: to strengthen the skills, resources, and vision of primary leadership in local autonomous human dignity groups with a goal of keeping such groups a vibrant source for a just democracy.

Community Alliance of Lane County

Mission: To educate and mobilize for peace, human dignity, and social, racial and economic justice.

The Social Justice Coalition, A Ministry of Central Lutheran Church, Portland

Mission: A welcoming and progressive Christian community in NE Portland joyfully building community, doing justice, and making peace.

Oregon Latino Health Coalition

Mission: To eliminate health disparities affecting Oregon Latinas and Latinos through leadership, collaboration and advocacy.

Human Rights Watch

Mission: To expose human rights abuses.

Alano Club of Portland

Mission: To provide a welcoming, compassionate and accessible recovery support environment for individuals and families recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction and other addictive disorders.

Oregon Food Bank

Mission: to eliminate hunger and its root causes.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center & Foundation

Mission: to provide high quality, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate primary health care to the communities of Washington and Yamhill counties with a special emphasis on migrant and seasonal farmworkers and others with barriers to receiving health care.

Springfield Alliance for Equity and Respect

Mission: to promote human rights, respond when abuses of human dignity occur, and urge public institutions to address social justice concerns.

Elevate Oregon

Mission: To provide an empowering, efficient, year-round mentoring program centered on raising graduation rates and post-secondary enrollment, while also striving to create “generational firsts”, offering students the tools they need to become future leaders in our region.

Farm Worker Ministry Northwest

Mission: To support local and national farm workers and their labor unions to achieve better farm worker pay and working conditions.

Pacific Northwest Family Circle

Mission: Unite Oregon and Washington Families to struggle on behalf of their Loved Ones for police accountability. PNWFC is an all-volunteer community group that supports Oregon and Washington Families whose Loved Ones were killed or injured by police officers.

Planned Parenthood Adovcates of Oregon

PPAO defends the Planned Parenthood mission by advocating for public policy that will enhance and protect reproductive health care; by building support and accountability among elected officials in Oregon; and by engaging and motivating the public.

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon

Mission: NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation supports and protects, as a fundamental right and value, a person’s freedom to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices – including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion – through education, training, organizing, and research.

Freedom to Thrive

Mission: To create a world where safety means investment in people and planet; to end the punishment-based criminal and immigration systems.

Health Care for All Oregon

Mission: to bring equitable, affordable, comprehensive, high-quality, publicly funded health care to everyone in Oregon and the United States.

Oregon School Social Work Association

Mission: To promote and advance the school social work profession in Oregon.

Oregon State Council For Retired Citizens

Mission: To advocate for a good, quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities.

Forward Together

Mission: Forward Together unites communities to win rights, recognition and resources for all families.

Healing Hurt People

Mission: To work around the clock with victims of shootings, stabbings and assaults to offer the tools they need to end the cycle of violence.

Drug Policy Action

Mission: To advance policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.

Next Up Oregon

Mission: To amplify the voice and leadership of diverse young people to achieve a more just and equitable Oregon.

Community Alliance of Tenants

Mission: To educate and empower tenants to demand safe, stable and affordable rental homes.

Oregon Machinists Council

Oregon’s chapter was established in 1889 and consists of approximately 16 shops with approximately 1,800 members.

Gang Impacted Family Team

Mission: To coordinate services for individuals and their families in the effort to break the intergenerational ties that perpetuate gang involvement and violence in the community.

Basic Rights Oregon

Mission: To ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

Jobs with Justice Portland

Mission: To take action for workers rights and economic justice, especially with those most marginalized by our economic system such as people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people and women.

Portland OIC, Inc.

Mission: To reconnect alienated at-risk youth affected by poverty, family instability, and homelessness with high school education through Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS), and with career training through POIC Work Opportunity Training programs (WOT). To mentor and support graduates in post-secondary education until they reach the age of stable maturity at 25 through our Rosemary Anderson Transitions program (RATR).

Prism Health

Prism Health is Oregon’s first LGBT primary health clinic that offers a safe, affirming, and non-judgmental space where all members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community can obtain the compassionate and culturally effective health care they need and deserve.

New Approach Oregon

Mission: To win more effective approaches to drugs in Oregon.

CWA 7901

Communications Workers Association Local 7901 is located in Portland, Oregon and represents over 1,000 members who work in private and public union sectors. The Local bargains contracts for its members with over 13 companies in the telecommunications, printing & publishing, and public union representatives fields in SW Washington and throughout the state of Oregon.

JOIN

Mission: To support the efforts of individuals and families experiencing homelessness to transition into permanent housing. Efforts are directed at individuals sleeping outside or in their car in the Portland Metro area. JOIN’s service provision is not dependent on age, gender, race, ethnicity, faith, culture, language, sexual identity, specific diagnosis, or identifiable issue.

Bridges to Change

Mission: To strengthen individuals and families affected by addictions, mental health, poverty and homelessness.

United Seniors of Oregon

Mission: To advocate for a good, quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities.

Native American Youth and Family Center

Mission: To enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Mission: To mobilize and empower young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future.

Unite Oregon

Mission: To work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.

Washington County Justice Initiative

Mission: WCJI is committed to ending racial, economic, and systemic violence in the Washington County criminal legal system. We stand for reallocating resources to support social services, holding police and prosecutors accountable, abolishing the prison system, and electing candidates who actively support these principles. We strive to work with the community and act with its consent.

Moms United

Mission: To end the violence, mass incarceration and overdose deaths that are a result of current punitive and discriminatory drug policies.

White Bird Clinic

Mission: To enable people to gain control of their social, emotional and physical well-being through direct service, education and community.

Remnant Initiatives

Mission: To inspire and coach our community into action; to serve neighbors transitioning from incarceration into mainstream society in Yamhill Valley, Oregon.

Rural Oregon Expungement Project

Mission: To make expungement accessible to everyone.

Harm Reduction Coalition

Mission: To promote the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use.

Family Forward Oregon

Mission: to create a family-forward Oregon where all families can be economically secure and have the time it takes to care for a family.

The Rosewood Initiative

Mission: To build a safe, healthy and vibrant community where neighbors can thrive together.

Feed the People PDX

Mission: Offering compassionate, nonjudgmental care to our neighbors living outside – socks and snacks with no strings attached.

Changing Patterns

Mission: To assist citizens returning home from incarceration to become healthy, well-respected members of their families and productive members of our communities.

The Insight Alliance

Mission: To develop and administer programs inside Oregon Correctional facilities and in the community that foster innate health realization; to offer a clear avenue to recovery and freedom where every person has the opportunity to lead a robust and healthy life.

Transition Projects

Transition Projects, a leader in transitioning people from homelessness and living on the streets into housing in Portland, Oregon, operates and manages ten unique locations as well as facilitates hundreds of apartment placements each year, throughout the Portland Metropolitan area. The agency offers programs, resources and tools to individuals through access to social services including case workers, healthcare, mentorship and housing.

Men Building Men

Mission: To bring together men from the community to mentor young students and instill a culture of accountability; to break a cycle of violence that has played out over generations.

SAfER

Mission: SAfER’s mission is to promote human rights, respond when abuses of human dignity occur, and urge public institutions to address social justice concerns. SAfER is committed to immigrant rights and racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and the right to shelter.

Deschutes Youth Climate Congress

Mission: To mobilize Central Oregon youth around climate activism.

Rahab's Sisters

Mission: To create community through radical hospitality with those marginalized by poverty, houselessness, sex work, violence and substance use. Their doors are open to anyone who identifies as a woman or gender nonconforming.

Impact NW

Mission: To prevent homelessness by partnering with people as they navigate their journey to stability and opportunity.

Human Impact Partners

Mission: To conduct policy-focused and participatory research to evaluate the health impacts of policies across a range of issues including criminal justice, economic security, immigration, housing, land use, and transportation.

Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

Mission: To assure the building and strengthening of the Jewish community locally, nationally, overseas, and in Israel, in accordance with Jewish values.

Beyond Toxics

Mission: To advance policies that ensure meaningful participation and cultivate grassroots leadership from Oregon’s frontline and impacted communities. A multicultural, inter-generational team dedicated to centering community leaders representing the true diversity of our state’s vibrant Environmental Justice movement.

Unete, Center for Farm Worker Advocacy

Mission: A movement of farm workers and immigrants striving to empower and enrich the lives of both groups through education, cultural presentations, advocacy, representation in issues that affect their lives and organizing to defend immigrant rights.

Ainsworth United Church of Christ

Ainsworth United Church of Christ is a multi-cultural, multi-racial, open & affirming, Just Peace and accessible church in NE Portland.

YWCA of Greater Portland

Mission: to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all

BerniePDX

Mission: Bernie PDX is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the progressive Political Revolution by supporting candidates, causes, and events that are in line with our (and Bernie’s) goals and values.

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