(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown released the following statement upon learning of the passing of Sen. Jackie Winters today: “Senator Jackie Winters has been a bastion of integrity, justice, and common sense in the Oregon Legislature since she first took her seat in 1999. Her commitment to service knew no bounds. It shone through in … Continue reading We recognize a great Oregonian: Governor Kate Brown on the passing of Senator Jackie Winters
On May 17, 2019, by a bipartisan vote of 236 yeas to 173 nays the U.S. House voted to approve and send to the Senate H.R. 5, the NAACP-supported Equality Act. We must now do all we can to ensure the U.S. Senate takes up and passes the Equality Act as soon as possible, so that … Continue reading U.S. HOUSE PASSES THE NAACP-SUPPORTED EQUALITY ACT
The Protecting American Votes and Elections Act Mandates Paper Ballots and Risk-Limiting Audits in All Federal Elections Washington, D.C. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and 12 Senate co-sponsors today introduced an expanded version of his bill to protect American elections from foreign interference by mandating hand-marked paper ballots and setting new cybersecurity standards for all federal elections. … Continue reading Senator Wyden and Bicameral Coalition Introduction Bill to Require States to Secure Elections!
the City of Eugene issued its 2018 Hate and Bias report. Mayor Lucy Vinis and other city officials spoke at a press conference at the Historic Mims House with the release of the document. Eric Richardson (NAACP of Lane County) and Joel Iboa (Human Rights Commission) talked about community engagement as a necessary component to … Continue reading City of Eugene 2018 Hate and Bias Report Released!
Eugene, Or - The Eugene/Springfield NAACP is happy to recognize the Social Justice Fund Northwest for its support of the ongoing work at the NAACP as we move to invigorate the capacity and vision of the branch in recent years. In concert with statewide educational efforts, the Mims family, local community partners the NAACP seeks … Continue reading Social Justice Fund Northwest Funds Eugene/Springfield NAACP’s Vision of Growth
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, visited Tijuana on March 16 and 17, inspecting multiple shelters that are housing asylum-seekers who have been pushed back over the U.S.-Mexico border by Trump administration policies, as well as meeting with government officials and aid groups. Merkley issued the following statement summarizing what … Continue reading Senator Merkley Stands up to Immoral Policies at the Southern Border!
Dear Community Partners,The City of Eugene boards and commissions and would greatly appreciate your help. Committee service is opportunity for residents to roll up their sleeves and contribute to making our community a better place for everyone. Here are all the details on the openings for 2019 as well as a link to the application (open through March 10). Check … Continue reading Opportunities to Serve on City of Eugene Boards and Commissions
Lane ESD leads local effort to implement HB2016 an historic achievement for the state of Oregon!Last year Lane ESD was awarded a HB2016 related grant from the Oregon Department of Education. This grant includes NAACP and local school districts as partners. The language of HB 2016 is below: Please help us spread the word about … Continue reading Lane Education Service District Receives Grant to Implement Innovative Effort to Increase Successful African American/ Black Student Outcomes!