2019 CCC LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
The Coalition of Communities of Color engages throughout the legislative session to pass bills that increase opportunity and advance racial justice for communities of color. This page includes some of member-led priorities in the one pager below and other legislation that we are supporting in the 2019 session. Our issues areas include education, supporting families, criminal justice, transportation, environmental justice, economic justice, consumer protections, strengthening democracy, and supporting immigrants and refugees.
Learn more about CCC’s endorsement process and what it means here. The positions on our agenda represent only the position of CCC as a coalition and not individual members.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EQUITY FUNd:
LATINO STUDENT SUCCESS PLAN:
Increase Latino student achievement and address the opportunity gap by developing a plan to make our education system more equitable. (HB 2440)
EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT:
Improve families’ economic security by increasing the Oregon Earned Income Tax Credit and expanding eligibility to families with individual taxpayer identification numbers. (HB 3028)
End debt-based suspension of licenses:
Eliminates the practice of suspending driver’s licenses based on non-payment of traffic tickets. debt-based suspension of driver's licenses. (HB 2614)
PAID FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE:
Creates a paid family and medical leave program to ensure that every Oregon worker can take the time off to care for themselves or for a loved one.
Youth sentencing reform:
Addresses the devastating impacts of the criminal justice system on communities of color by implementing sentencing policies that reflect the scientific and developmental realities of children. (SB 1008)
Marijuana conviction expungement:
Establishes a marijuana conviction expungement process that wipes former marijuana-related convictions in a way that does not burden the individual who has the conviction record. (SB 420)
Tenant protections - Passed!
Provides fairness and stability for tenants by ending no-cause evictions and pass statewide just cause eviction standards. Establish rent stabilization policies to protect families from extreme rent spikes and economic eviction. (SB 608)
Driver’s licenses for all:
Allow all Oregonians, regardless of identity, citizenship, or legal status, to have access to a driver’s licenses. (HB 2015)
Jurisdictional road transfer:
Establishes a task force to evaluate and address the need for jurisdictional transfers of major roadways in diverse, congested areas. (HB 2846)
IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE JUSTICE
Provides vital state funding for refugee resettlement agencies so they can sustain services despite the devastating federal cuts to refugee programs nationwide. (HB 2508)
reducing Diesel pollution:
Help address diesel pollution by regulating diesel emissions and setting deadline to phase out diesel fleets. CCC supports amendments to adopt a more stringent timeline and prioritize frontline communities and address environmental issues. (HB 2007)
Fairness for utility ratepayers:
Develop resources to support community engagement in the Public Utilities Commission, and allows the PUC to develop differentiated low income ratepayer structures to address inequities in affordability. (HB 2242)
Small donor elections:
Establishes a small donor election program to enable candidates to finance campaigns with grassroots support. (HB 3004)
Oregon voting rights act:
Ensures that voting systems implemented by Oregon’s school districts, education service districts, and community colleges follow the National Voting Rights Act by ensuring that protected classes, including voters of color, have an equal opportunity to elect candidates of their choice. (HB 3310)
Improving Hate Crimes Statutes:
Modernizes Oregon's hate crimes law and better protect vulnerable members of our communities; enhances data collection and reporting to give law enforcement the tools they need to tackle bias crimes. (SB 577)
Stopping unlawful summoning:
Creates a civil cause of action against a person who knowingly summons police officer for reasons other than suspected criminal activity with intent to cause specified harm. (HB 3216)
Student loan bill of rights:
Creates a Student Loan Bill of Rights to license and regulate student loan servicers and establish an ombudsman. (SB 279)
close Payday lending loopholes:
Ensures that payday lenders provide a "cooling off" period by waiting at least 7 days after a previous payday loan is paid before making another loan. (HB 2089)
ATTEND THE 2019 LEGISLATIVE ACTION DAY!
Join advocates for racial justice from around the state at the Coalition of Communities of Color’s Legislative Action Day on Thursday, May 16 in Salem, Oregon.