Renters Rights Workshop / Taller de derechos de inquilinos

(Desplácese hacia abajo para español.)

Join us for a free Renters Rights Workshop on October 8th, 6:30-8:30PM at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206).  Learn what your rights are as a tenant and the obligations of your landlord.  Childcare, food, and Spanish translation provided!  FREE tickets available on EventBrite.  This event made possible by a partnership between Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition, and Community Alliance of Tenants.

This event is ADA accessible with easy transit from the Line 71.

Únase a nosotros para un Taller gratuito sobre los derechos de los inquilinos el 8 de octubre, 6:30-8:30PM en Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). Conozca cuáles son sus derechos como inquilino y las obligaciones de su arrendador. ¡Se ofrece cuidado de niños, comida y traducción al español! Entradas GRATUITAS disponibles en EventBrite. Este evento fue posible gracias a una asociación entre la asociación vecina de Brentwood-Darlington, la Coalición Vecinal del Sureste y la Alianza Comunitaria de Inquilinos.

Este evento es accesible a la ADA con fácil tránsito desde la Línea 71.

Public Comment Period for Apartment Building Proposed on Woodstock

Public Comment Period for Apartment Building Proposed on Woodstock NOW OPEN! RAISE YOUR VOICE!

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ASAN Releases Easy Read Toolkit on Getting Through to your Elected Officials

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) announces that a newly-created Easy Read version of its plain language toolkit, “They Work For Us: A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Getting Through to your Elected Officials” is now available online. The original was released in February.

The Easy Read Edition uses pictures along with text, and has more white space. It’s written in easy-to-understand language and is screenreader-friendly. This version of the toolkit is divided into nine parts, including “Who has the power to make laws?”, “How can I talk to my elected officials?”, and “All about voting”. This Easy Read toolkit covers:

  • Who our elected officials are
  • How to contact your elected officials
  • Strategies, scripts, and templates to help you effectively communicate with your elected officials
  • How to use social media for political advocacy
  • The basics of voting: why, how, and when

They Work For Us: Easy Read Edition is the latest entry in ASAN’s ongoing series of toolkits covering the basics of civic engagement. These toolkits aim to help people with disabilities become active participants in our democracy. ASAN encourage everyone to share this toolkit widely so that as many self-advocates as possible have the tools they need to tell lawmakers: Nothing about us without us!

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities. We work to empower autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community, and seek to organize the autistic community to ensure our voices are heard in the national conversation about us.

Contact Your Elected City Officials

At our December 7th, 2017 meeting, Sgt. Randy Teig encouraged neighbors to contact their elected officials and advocate for what they want to see change.  Below is a list of contact information for our Mayor and City Council.  Make your voice heard and be the change you want to see!

Mayor Ted Wheeler
MAIN PHONE: 503-823-4120
OPINION LINE: 503-823-4127
EMAIL: mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Dan Saltzman
PHONE: 503-823-4151
EMAIL: dan@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Nick Fish
PHONE: 503-823-3589
EMAIL: nick@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Amanda Fritz
PHONE: (503) 823-3008
EMAIL: amanda@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly
PHONE: 503-823-4682
EMAIL: chloe@portlandoregon.gov

ONI’s 2017 Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel

Learn to be effective in advocating for your community at ONI’s 2017 Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel event!

Hear from government officials and advocates how to be an effective community advocate during next year’s Oregon state legislative session at ONI’s 2017 Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel event on Monday, October 30. The event will be in the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization’s (IRCO) community center at 10301 N.E. Glisan Street from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

City Commissioners Chloe Eudaly and Amanda Fritz will conduct a legislative community forum 7:25 to 8:30 p.m. to gather attendee’s input for the City’s state legislative agenda. They are seeking input on community issues and which issues people would like to see advanced by the legislature. There will be a group exercise to identify community and neighborhood priorities.

The first section of this event will have an advocacy panel of elected officials and professional advocates sharing advice and answering questions about how the community can make an impact on public policy at the state level. The panel consists of Representative Janelle Bynum (House District 51), Mary Moller from Governor Kate Brown’s office, OPAL’s Deputy Director Vivian Satterfield, and Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (Senate District 17). The panel will be moderated by Elizabeth Edwards from the City’s Office of Government Relations.

ASL Interpretation will be provided at this event. The City of Portland will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities and people needing assistance with language interpretation and translation. Please contact by phone at 503-823-3093 or email marco.mejia@portlandoregon.gov by Monday, October 23rd to request accommodation.

TriMet transportation is possible by taking the #15 Belmont/NW 23rd and the #25 Glisan/Rockwood bus lines. The MAX Blue line stop at N.E. 102nd Avenue and Burnside is a few blocks from the IRCO community center.