Oregon Facing Race
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To mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Western States Center along with six partner organizations released Facing Race: the 2013 Oregon Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity on January 15.
Facing Race was developed to help legislators better understand Oregon’s changing demographics and to address racial equity more intentionally. Each member of the Oregon House and Senate was given an individual grade, based on both their votes and their leadership on 21 bills.
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Annual Progress Report
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