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New Mission and Vision

Welcome to Western States Center's website

mission roll outFor the past 27 years, the Center has worked to build the progressive movement in the West. We are are excited to unveil our new mission and vision that will give us a clearer purpose as we work to advance social justice in the coming years. 

Our mission is to connect and build the power of community organizations to challenge and transform individuals, organizations and systems to achieve racial, gender and economic justice. 

We envision our movements achieving a just society where we all flourish in sustainable, caring and connected communities.

Strong Families Voter Guide

“Our families count and all of our lives matter!” This guide explains and recommends a “yes” or “no” vote based on whether a measure supports families of all kinds to have the same health, education, and other important life outcomes. Find out more about this voter guide.


Yes to Safe Roads

Measure 88 is a common sense measure to keep our roads and communities safe. Voting YES allows the DMV to issue driver cards to Oregon residents who are not eligible for a traditional driver’s license because they are unable to provide adequate proof of citizenship. More...

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