Take Action to Address the Public Health Crises of Racism & Police Violence


Racism is a public health crisis. Police violence is killing Americans at an appalling rate. The time for action is now.

Oregon PSR supports the demands of Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) and Unite Oregon:

  • Defund the police
  • Reinvest into Black futures
  • Protect communities from violence

Please take a moment to read through the visions and demands in full.

Take action now to support these demands through the Portland City Council.

These demands are rooted in the powerful local work of Don't Shoot Portland (led tirelessly by Teressa Raiford), nationally in the work of the Movement for Black Lives, and in the uprising in Minneapolis led by Black Visions Collective.

These are some of the names of Black lives taken by Portland-area police:

Aaron M. Campbell

Andre C. Gladen

Christopher Kalonji

Deontae Keller

James Jahar Akbar Perez

Jason Washington

Keaton Otis

Kendra James

Lloyd ‘Tony’ Stevenson

Patrick Kimmons

Quanice Hayes

Terrell Kyreem Johnson

Take Action: Tell the Portland City Council to support these demands via the PAALF action portal.