Organizations rally people of color in Oregon to get out the vote

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Last weekend the women of color-led organization Forward Together hosted a rally to bring together dozens of organizations that support communities of color and to encourage voters to reject Measures 105 and 106, the latter barring the use of public funds to pay for abortions.

Forty-five people knocked on more than 1,200 doors as part of the effort. Hernandez, deputy communications director for the No On 105 campaign, and Emily Lai, who volunteers with the organization Momentum Alliance, both went door-to-door in North and Northeast Portland.

Lai said being in a community with people who are passionate about the election made her want to get involved.

“It’s hard to not feel compelled to do this kind of stuff,” she said. Check out the full story.

By Erica Morrison, OPB


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