Event: Urban League of Portland Lobby Day Event

Date: February 22, 2022

Start Time: 11:00 am

End Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Virtual Meeting

Address: 10 N Russell St PORTLAND, OR 97227

The Urban League of Portland is hosting a Lobby Day on February 22nd from 11 am to 12 pm! We will have 2 guests speaking during Lobby Day, Jeannette Ward Horton the Co-Founder of NuProject and Senator Akasha Lawrence Spence District 18- Portland.

For the 2022 Legislative Session, the Urban League of Portland has prioritized close to twenty bills this legislative session. During our Lobby Day event, we will be focusing on Senate Bill 1579: Equity Investment Act. Over four decades of mass incarceration and the War on Drugs exacerbate underlying wealth disparities, and if left unaddressed, it will continue to limit the economic potential of the entire state of Oregon. That’s why a culturally specific approach like the Equity Investment Act will help close the wealth gap. Senate Bill 1579 will create generational wealth equity in the communities most harmed by over-policing, the War on Drugs and the criminal justice system. The Equity Investment Act will Invest in programs that rebuild wealth for Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities, including entrepreneurship, workforce development, and paths to home and land ownership.

We look forward to discussing the Equity Investment Act with our guests and attendees!

We will follow-up next week with a link to the event. Please let us know if us are planning to attend or have any accessibility needs.  Again, please RSVP for the event. Please share the event and flyer with your networks, and we’d love to see you all there! If you would like to sign up for Advocacy and Policy Team updates, please email ace@ulpdx.org.