April Advocacy Newsletter

  Making Waves in the State Capitol  Urban League of Portland Advocacy and Civic Engagement Newsletter April, 17th 2013  Click on Article to Read More Natural Hair Act Cultural Competency Older Adults Advocacy Bill Run Down Housing Discussion     WWW.ULPDX.ORG NUL.IAMEMPOWERED.COM          Up Coming Engagement Opportunities:  ...

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The Urban League Says Yes! On 26-151

The Urban League supports Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland – Ballot Measure 26-151 The dental health crisis in Portland is serious: 1 in 5 kids in metro area is suffering from untreated decay. Portland kids suffer 40% more decay than kids in Seattle, which has fluoridated water. Lower income kids and kids...

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New licensing requirements for natural hair stylists

House Committee Votes to Move Forward on Natural Hair Care Bill

The  Natural Hair Care bill – HB 3409 has passed out of the House Consumer Protection and Efficiency Committee with  a unanimous vote in favor.  A Floor Vote in the House is expected soon. Contact your legislator and tell the why natural hair care promotion is important to our community! Read...

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Cultural Competency for Health Professionals 4-10-13

Oregon House Passes Cultural Competency

Cultural Competence Training for Health Professionals (HB 2611), led by communities of color who face significant and persistent health disparities and backed as a top priority by the Urban League of Portland and Oregon Health Equity Alliance (OHEA), passed the Oregon House of Representatives on a 46-12 bipartisan vote.  Congratulations to...

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Urban League of Portland Newsletter- March 2013

Our Voices United  Legislative Action Day On February 19th, 200 community members from across Oregon filled the halls of the state’s Capitol to take part  in a hugely successful and historic Legislative Action Day.  Students, seniors and representatives of over 30 organizations met with legislators, shared their stories and advocated...

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Equal Opportunity Dinner: A Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/8/12  Urban League of Portland celebrates successful 2012 Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner The 2012 Urban League of Portland Equal Opportunity Award dinner and fundraiser significantly improved its performance over 2011. The proceeds of the event help provide funding  for its programs to serve underserved individuals in...

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Findings of the U.S. Department of Justice inquiry into the Portland Police Bureau

The US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division has released its findings regarding their investigation of the Portland Police Department’s use of force against persons with mental illness. We have provided several documents including the summary of their findings and a statement of intent signed by Mayor Adams, Thomas E Perez, Assistant Attorney General,...

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