Civil & Human Rights

Denver, CO. Swept to Nowhere: Experiences and Recommendations from Unhoused People During the COVID-19 Pandemic Summary Below

Swept to Nowhere: Experiences and Recommendations from Unhoused People During the COVID-19 Pandemic   Summary Below Read the Full Report Here  By Denver Homeless Out Loud with contributions and support from a team of community members and surveys of 150…

Oregon Legislature kills the Right to Rest Act (HB 2367) after 7-minute “hearing”

The Oregon Right to Rest Act (HB 2367) would have removed laws that further entrench people into poverty and traumatize our neighbors by citing them for sleeping, sitting, and standing in public space. In spite of the overwhelming public response…

We Cannot Address Discriminatory Police Enforcement Until We Overturn Discriminatory Laws

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)…