Guest blog by Vivian Satterfield of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
In a gymnasium in East Portland this past weekend, over 300 members of our community gathered to share one message with a panel of Oregon legislators: we are in a housing crisis, and it is time to act. Individuals, advocates and service providers were at times tearful, or angry. The forum was a powerful reminder that although the problems facing Oregonians are numerous, the solutions are as well. We need to use every tool available in order to meet the housing needs of our communities.
During the 2015 legislative session, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon worked with a ...
For Immediate Release: Oregon Passes Historic Toxics Protections
Oregon Legislature Acts to Phase Out Known Hazardous Chemicals
from Children’s Products
Salem, OR – July 3, 2015: Today, the Oregon House cast a decisive and bipartisan vote in favor of the Toxic Free Kids Act (SB 478), a bill that requires manufacturers to disclose and phase out hazardous chemicals in consumer products targeted at children.
“This law isn’t about regulating products that haven’t been made,” said Oregon State Senator Chris Edwards in an impassioned floor speech. “This law is about protecting children that haven’t been born.”
A growing body ...