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Bold leaders. Real wins.


Oregon Futures Lab and its partners uplift leaders of color to enter public office and govern effectively.

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Bold leaders. Real wins.


Oregon Futures Lab and its partners uplift leaders of color to enter public office and govern effectively.

THE WHY & HOW

Government doesn't look like the people it represents.

Our policies and processes are also not as equitable, democratic, or effective as they could be, and we believe everyone should be able to participate in the responsibility of shared governance.

Elected office and appointed boards and commissions have incredible impact on people's ability to thrive; it's why those officials should come from all communities — not just communities with access and wealth.

We find people deeply committed to community.

People who understand root causes and offer solutions. Then, those leaders pass legislation that works for everyone to thrive, be safe, and live their fullest life. Because when leaders share a lived understanding of the issues facing their communities, they are best positioned to help solve them.

We are disruptive, effective, and authentic.

To recruit better leaders, find better policy, and build consensus we can't just be innovative — we have to be disruptive. We believe innovation is improving the existing way of doing things: we work to make old ways obsolete by doubling down on our values.

Grounded in principles of equity, representation, and racial justice, our work is built on disrupting the ideas of who is best positioned to lead and how leaders are found. We will build local networks and leaders to leverage change at the state and national level.

The What


The What


Racial justice is not a single issue.

We support People of color ready to Lead movements for:

  • Disability Justice

  • Educational Justice

  • Electoral justice

  • Environmental Justice

  • Gender Justice

  • Housing Justice

  • Maternal Justice

  • Migrant Justice

  • Queer/Trans Justice

  • Reproductive Justice

  • SAFETY and Justice

  • Transit Justice

  • WORKER Justice

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There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.
— Audre Lorde
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