The Policy Platform has specific policies that Participating Organizations are working on that aspire to the vision of the Bill of Rights. The relationship between the Bill of Rights and the Policy Platform ensures we remain focused on the larger vision of a city, county, and metro for the 99%, while opening the space to achieve it through winnable campaigns.
A platform is essential to achieving our goal: it elevates and connects individual campaigns to a broader vision; allows us to see that our oppression is connected and to find productive intersections to build trust and capacity; shows solidarity and a commitment to support each other; lifts up oppressed communities; increases visibility when all groups adopt and circulate it; compels candidates and the public to support the entire platform, including the most contentious issues; and builds the power needed to win tough campaigns for the benefit of all.
The Right to Rest Ordinance prohibits discrimination in public spaces based on housing status. This ordinance protects unhoused people’s right to protect themselves from the elements.Read More
For a Fair Police Contract That Serves the Public
A Public and Transparent Process: There should be numerous opportunities for community members to provide meaningful input in contract negotiations between the City and the Portland Police Association.Read More
Rental Services Office
Low-income and other vulnerable renters who live in a perpetual state of housing insecurity have no real recourse when their landlords exploit their vulnerabilities through implicit and explicit intimidation and harassment.Read More
This ordinance establishes a city-owned Municipal Public Bank that keeps our money in Portland, investing in the things we need, and creates new non-tax revenues for our public treasury in the process.Read More
Seeks to create a publicly-owned and -operated fiber optic broadband internet utility—built to serve our community.Read More
Community Benefits Agreement CBA for the Willamette River Superfund Clean-Up
The City, Metro, Port of Portland, and other responsible parties shall adopt a CBA that will be developed by communities disproportionately impacted by Portland Harbor toxins, who will sign onto the legal agreement with agencies.Read More