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Safety and Justice Champions in the Oregon legisature

Congratulations to Rep. Tawna Sanchez and Rep. Carla Piluso for their moving and insightful op-ed published in today's Oregonian! In it, they reflect on their professional experiences -- Rep. Piluso as a law enforcement police chief, and Rep. Sanchez as a community leader working with women in prison -- and outline how their divergent backgrounds [...]

Thanks for making Lobby Day a great success!

Thank you all for making our 2017 Safety and Justice Day of Action a resounding success! From Ashland to Corvallis, from Seaside to Gresham, you made your voices heard at the Capitol yesterday.  Together, we let our legislators know: More treatment and healing. Not another prison. View more photos here.

The 2017 Safety and Savings Act is HB 3078 and SB 894!

Our omnibus has a name and bill numbers: The Safety and Savings Act is HB 3078 and SB 894! We'll continue to keep you posted about milestones like hearings and votes, but if you're a policy superfan, we encourage you to visit the bill's webpages on the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) website. Track HB 3078 [...]

12 Angry Jurors: Where theater meets social justice

We're honored to be selected by Voice for Voiceless as the beneficiaries of their upcoming production 12 Angry Jurors! 12 Angry Jurors March 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m. First Congregational UCC in Downtown Portland Tempers fly high as a jury deliberates the murder trial of a 19-year-old defendant. The accused appears destined for capital punishment [...]

Announcing our 2017 legislative agenda!

Are you ready to get to work? Because we have a big bill in Salem this legislative session, and we really need your help! The 2017 Safety and Justice omnibus aims to: Realign drug and property crime laws. Oregon data shows no proven link between excessive drug and property crime prison sentences and crime reduction. [...]