On June 18, Jake Cornett, Executive Director of Disability Rights Oregon, sent a letter to Congressional leadership voicing strong support for the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, new legislation introduced to reform policing in the United States. You can read the letter here: DRO letter in support of the Justice in Policing Act Police… Continue Reading DRO voices support for federal police reform legislation
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We commemorate the liberation of Black people who were enslaved in America for centuries and honor their courageous fight for freedom. We remember the victims of this gross human rights atrocity—millions of African and Black American men, women, and children whose lives were lost or irreparably harmed, and the countless families who were forcibly separated… Continue Reading Commemorating Juneteenth
Reject white supremacy and racism Statement from Disability Rights Oregon: We condemn the horrific killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police and reject white supremacy, racism, and the very idea that any individual or group has the right to dominate others. Regardless of how we look, how we worship, where we… Continue Reading The horrific killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis
There comes a time when we should stand up for what is right. Now is one of those times. We at Disability Rights Oregon reject white supremacy, racism, and the idea that any individual or group has the right to dominate others. These beliefs are hostile to the values of equality and respect that underpin our work. We also reject the use of… Continue Reading Every person is equal. We reject white supremacy & domination.