Oregon Just Transition Alliance is grounded in core principles that center community resilience and inter-community collaborative resistance. We are aiming not only for systems change but also a cultural shift from anti-immigrant and refugee policies that contribute to the exploitation of those hit first and worst by such harsh immigration enforcement tactics.
Therefore, the Steering Committee of OJTA has voted to oppose Ballot Measure 105, a measure that will throw out Oregon’s sanctuary state law. This law that has been working for more than 30 years to protect Oregonians from unfair racial profiling. If Ballot Measure 105 passes, it could open the door to racial profiling and families being torn apart, simply because someone is perceived to be an undocumented immigrant.
Immigrants are a vital part of our member communities; they are farmworkers, workers, volunteers, activists, organizers, and more importantly human beings. Our communities are stronger and more vibrant because of immigrants.
What can you do:
- We urge all Oregonians to pledge to vote NO on Measure 105 in November, and to join us in the Oregonians United Against Profiling campaign. Please follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and pledge to vote NO on Ballot Measure 105
- Read the Oregonians United Against Profiling Measure 101/IP22 One Pager.