House Judiciary Hearing on End Profiling Bill
Join the statewide End Profiling Coalition and attend or submit your testimony to the House Judiciary hearing on House Bill 2002. The hearing takes place Monday, March 30th from 3:00-5:00 PM at the Oregon State Capitol building in room 343! We will be in solidarity with our community giving testimony in support of an end to law enforcement profiling.
**WE WILL PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SALEM. MEET AT 1:30 PM RETURN BACK TO PORTLAND, BEAVERTON & EUGENE BY 6:00 PM.**
REGISTER FOR THE HEARING HERE!!-https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/504/mtglistproc.asp?formid=meet&caleventid=26595
Carpools leave at 1:30 PM from all locations
If you drive on your own, please meet us at Oregon Capitol building (900 Court Street NE) in room 343 by 2:45 PM.
Multnomah County Residents – CIO Portland Office
700 N Killingsworth St.
Washington County Residents – CIO Beaverton Office
12625 SW Broadway St, Suite 200
Lane County Residents – Community Alliance of Lane Co. (CALC) 458 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR
End Profiling Campaign
Nationwide, we are all bearing witness to cases of police profiling and the dreadful escalations thereafter. In Oregon, there are no systems in place for people to report cases of profiling. There are no accurate data reflecting the realities of profiling, and accountability remains unchecked. This needs to change. Our law enforcement must serve to protect, not criminalize!
Oregon House Bill 2002 (originally three bills, but they have been combined into one) will ultimately serve as a tool for community to keep their families, friends and neighbors safe by:
Defining & Banning Profiling – Defines profiling as solely using someone’s race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national origin, language, housing status, sexual orientation or gender/gender identity as a basis to stop, question, or search them.
Data Collection – Requires Law enforcement to collect data and record when they stop an individual who belongs to a protected class highlighted in the definition.
Accountability – Gives the Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) the authority to collect and house profiling based complaints on law enforcement. The Attorney General may give notice to the violating law enforcement agency and or investigate if they think an agency or individual has a systemic issue.
MORE INFO ON THE BILLS HERE!- http://www.interculturalorganizing.org/?page_id=2430
What is the House Judiciary Hearing?
In order for End Profiling (HB 2002) to become a law, the House Judiciary committee has a hearing then makes a recommendation to bring the bill to the House floor for a vote by the representatives. Once the House passes a bill, it goes to the Senate side for the same process to take place. When the Senate passes the bill, it then goes to the state governor to sign the bill into a state law. So this hearing is super important! The best way we can make sure it passes is if you attend the hearing with us and show these legislators how important this issue is! This House Judiciary committee hearing takes place Monday, March 30th 3:00-5:00 PM at the Oregon State Capital in room 343.
End Profiling state-wide coalition:
Urban League of Portland, PFLAG Portland Black Chapter, Japanese American Citizens League, Causa Oregon, Basic Rights Oregon, NAACP Eugene Springfield Oregon Unit 1119, LULAC of Lane County, Oregon, Oregon Action, Rogue Valley Oregon Action, Oregon Health Equity Alliance, Family Forward Oregon, Rural Organizing Project, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Community Alliance of Lane County, Oregon AFL-CIO, @United Church of Christ (UCC) NW Central Conference, YWCA of Greater Portland.
Oregon AFL-CIO, United Church of Christ (UCC) Central Pacific Conference,YWCA of greater Portland, and
the Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO). We are also individuals personally affected by the issue of police profiling and allies who stand against the profiling our loved ones and neighbors live through.
Join our phone banks to recruit for this hearing!
Thursday, March 19th,
Tuesday March 24th,
and Thursday March 26th
6:00-8:00 PM @ CIO PDX (700 N Killingsworth St.)
RSVP with Oscar Guerra-Vera at (503) 896-2145 or firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER FOR THE PHONE BANKS HERE-
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