People of color are running for office — and winning — in record numbers across the country. But you don’t need to leave oregon to find people of color making political history. Get to know some of the candidates and elected officials of color running in Oregon this year.
When it comes to racialized and discriminatory practices, the criminal justice system doesn't recognize borders between states. That's why we're teaming up to help Oregon support January Contreras and Aaron Ford who are running to be the next Attorneys General for Arizona and Nevada.
In the election last night, voters made their voice heard in record numbers. Voter turnout was higher than in 2014 and almost as high as the 2012 presidential primary. And voters said it was time for Oregon's elected officials to reflect the full range of talent and lived experience that our state has to offer—women of color in particular.
Last week, Ana del Rocío—a young mom of two amazing kids, an elected public official, a fierce community activist and our very own State Director—was arrested and held for six hours at Multnomah County Jail.
In the election last night, voters made their voice heard. And their voice said it was time for Oregon's elected officials to reflect the full range of talent and lived experience that our state has to offer.
8 our of 9 Color PAC endorsed candidates won their races throughout Oregon.
We are excited to announce our 2017 candidates for the May election. These progressive candidates of color are committed to advancing equity in education, criminal justice, economic prosperity, human services and the many other ways local and state government shape opportunity for all Oregonians.
We are excited to announce our 2016 candidates for the November election: Teresa Alonso-Leon, Janelle Bynum, Lew Frederick, Irene Konev, Diego Hernandez, Tawna Sanchez and Paul Carlos Southwick! Read on to learn more about them, our process and how to get involved.