It's time to build economic justice in Oregon

All Oregonians deserve to live in dignity. Everyone who calls Oregon home — Black, brown, and white; rural and urban; immigrant and Indigenous; people of any gender identity or ability — should enjoy economic security and the ability to flourish.

Yet, economic injustice is widespread. More than half of jobs pay too little to adequately support a family, leaving many Oregonians struggling to afford their next meal, stable housing, and quality childcare.

Tell lawmakers today to build economic justice in Oregon by supporting our Action Plan for the People.

A better future is possible; we are not locked into this inequitable reality. History shows that, by working together across differences, we can overcome injustice.

Lawmakers in Oregon can support policy reforms in three areas that, when enacted, will lead to a more equitable and prosperous state:

  • Increase economic security: Realizing our human potential depends on having the resources to meet our material needs. Having enough income enables us to afford a home, food, and the other essentials of a life with dignity. This Action Plan increases economic security by establishing a Guaranteed Income program, investing in child care, and ensuring all Oregonians have access to food.

  • Boost worker power: History shows that worker power is essential to an economy where everyone can live in dignity and has an opportunity to thrive. This Action Plan boosts worker power by setting minimum pay and working conditions across industries, extending the right to organize to workers currently denied that right, raising the minimum wage, and other key reforms.

  • Advance tax justice: Oregon needs a tax system that asks proportionately more of the rich than of those with lower incomes, raises sufficient revenue to meet the needs and aspirations of Oregonians, and reduces economic disparities that are the product of our nation’s history of racial and gender exclusion and oppression. This Action Plan moves Oregon toward a progressive, adequate, and equitable tax system by investing in working families through the Earned Income Tax Credit, raising taxes on the rich and corporations, and other key reforms.

Tell your lawmakers to build an economy that works for all of us.