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2017-2018 Listening Campaign
This winter, MACG is encouraging members to hold intentional conversations within their institutions to gain insight and understanding into our community and inform MACG campaigns.
Here are some documents to assist in that process:
We are an alliance of organizations in the Portland, Oregon Metro area building power for the common good. Read more about us here.
¡Hola! ¡MACG también habla español!
Desde el otoño del 2012, MACG está organizando a la comunidad latina en el área metropolitana de Portland para construir el poder para lograr los cambios que necesita nuestra comunidad. Para más información, por favor comuníquese con Alejandro Bautista.
Immigration laws and procedures are changing. We now have raids in smaller places more frequently and this administration is being more active in sanctuary cities like Portland. For that reason this Sunday, February 11th at 2:00 pm we will have a different kind of "Know Your Rights" workshop. For this session we will enact role plays with people who will represent immigration agents, so we can be sure that we are ready to know what to say and not to do in the unfortunate case of an encounter with ICE. Attend, participate, learn and prepare.
December 2017 -- In our end of the year MACG news round-up we sent last week, we forgot to mention one important win: Gov. Kate Brown signed SB 360 into law in July, which allows former prisoners to pay some court-related fees back through performing community service. Sen. Lew Frederick agreed to introduce the bill after hearing stories PHOENIX Rising Transition members told about post-prison financial burdens at the 2015 MACG listening campaign.
December 2017 -- The end of 2017 has been full of action for MACG and our work for the common good.
December 2017 -- 120 people attended a “Call to Action for DACA” workshop on December 10 organized by MACG Latino leaders. More action is needed! Read more...