Despite Oregon legislature’s emphasis on “police accountability” this session, the Judiciary Committee refused to address discriminatory policing in public space. The day before it was scheduled to be heard, Chair Janelle Bynum pulled the Right to Rest Act (HB 2367) from the agenda, along with over 80 written testimonies that had been submitted for it. HB 2367 states that people have the right to exist in public space and participate in social and economic life without facing constant threats from discriminatory policing.
STOP THE INSANITY! The commodification of humans for profit must cease! We need to stop turning against one another and understand that THIS issue is central to all issues: The right to exist on this planet. One thing we (the fence erectors and DHOL) could agree on is that no one should have to live in a tent. We need to unite and demand HOUSING FOR ALL from our government. The US Declaration of Independence is clear that when : ” a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their DUTY to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” Regarding oppressive policies and procedures the Declaration of Independence states: “We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant (Mayor Hancock), is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”
We march onward towards Rights, Dignity, Housing….