OPAL organizes low-income people and people of color to achieve a safe and healthy environment in the places we live, work, learn, pray and play.
Bottom Line for Portland
OPAL won 300,000 free day passes per year for low-income people, added 30 minutes to bus transfers, and won fare reductions for youth and a $9 million reduction in fares for low-income bus riders. Youth organizers won free transit passes for more than 7,000 East Portland students.
"For 12 years, OPAL has given people like me the tools to make Oregon a better place to live. By organizing, developing leaders and building relationships, we can win many victories. We need our community to stand with us. In this season of giving, we need your support." —Ailani Palacios, youth organizing intern
How far does a $10 donation go with your organization?
$10 provides a meal to two low-income people at a Bus Riders Unite! meeting.
How far does a $50 donation go with your organization?
$50 provides 20 youth of color with bus passes to come to Youth Environmental Justice Alliance meetings.