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
James Jahar Akbar Perez
Lloyd ‘Tony’ Stevenson
Terrell Kyreem Johnson
Take Action: Tell the Portland City Council to support these demands via the PAALF action portal.