Policy

Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) advocates for legislation and public policy that will protect and increase the independence, safety, and integration of people who have disabilities. This includes:

 

  • lobbying during Oregon’s legislative sessions to ensure that new laws support these goals
  • working closely with Oregon’s state administrative agencies to pursue remedies or approaches that protect the rights of eligible people with disabilities
  • serving on Advisory Committees for public agencies to improve policies and procedures
  • partnering with other community groups to increase safety and supports for people with disabilities

 

Aloha resident Amanda Uhrig posing in front of a flowering bush.

Why Medicaid Matters

Oregonians from across the state shared their personal stories to help others step into their shoes and see what cuts to Medicaid would mean for their lives. Read/watch their stories and share them, then take action. Continue Reading Why Medicaid Matters

Photo description: A set of stairs inside the Oregon State Capitol building

Legislative Update, week five

DRO testified that another minority, often forgotten, not only experiences twice the level of unemployment of others but endures a 37% wage gap. Yes, according to the American Institutes for Research, workers with disabilities are paid, on average, 37% less than their non-disabled peers for the same work. Continue Reading Legislative Update, week five