The ACLU of Oregon works in courts, in the Legislature, and in communities to expand freedoms of press, speech, assembly and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy.
Bottom Line for Portland
During the last year, we responded to 2,100 Oregonians who felt their rights were violated. Recent direct action included multiple lawsuits against the city of Portland on behalf of hundreds of peaceful protesters harmed by policy, and successfully using strategic communications to reverse an Oregon Health & Science University policy that denied lifesaving medical care to undocumented immigrants.
Stumptown will give a free small drip coffee to donors giving $25 or more to the ACLU who present evidence of the donation during a visit to one of its Portland stores.
“The ACLU brought its full power to fight for me when I was incarcerated and subjected to dehumanizing conditions. Thanks to our lawsuit, the state made essential policy changes that provides all trans prisoners the physical and mental health care needed to survive.”
—Michalle Wright, ACLU of Oregon intake volunteer and former client in an ACLU case against the Oregon Department of Corrections