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Bob wearing glasses and smiling at the camera.

The struggle for equality

*This post originally appeared on and was written for the website for the organization Nasty Women Get Shit Done.  We’re grateful that you included respecting people with disabilities among the values that you seek to uphold. The fight for disability rights is part of the larger struggle for equality. People with disabilities strive to achieve the… Continue Reading The struggle for equality

Jan wearing a black, white and grey top and glasses smiling at the camera.

Strengthen the relationship between community & Portland police

By: Jan Friedman, Attorney, Disability Rights Oregon. Jan is a member of the Portland Police Bureau Behavioral Health Unit Advisory Committee.  Disability Rights Oregon has long advocated for members of the community to have a voice at the table in helping develop policies that improve relations between the Portland Police Bureau (P.P.B.) and the community. A… Continue Reading Strengthen the relationship between community & Portland police