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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CAUSA Oregon presents 2011 Latino Legislative Agenda in Salem

Salem, Ore.-- Yesterday, CAUSA presented it's 2011 Latino Legislative Agenda in a briefing at the Oregon State Capitol. Those attending the briefing included Oregon State Representatives and Senators from both parties—Republicans and Democrats, coalition partners and leaders from the community.

Issues discussed at the briefing  included affordable housing, education, public safety, health, and jobs and the economy.

Those presenting at the briefing included CAUSA's Executive Director Francisco Lopez, Frank Garcia, Executive Director of the Governor's Affirmative Action Office, Oregon State Senator Chip Shields (D-Portland), Oregon State Representative Bill Kennemer (R-Oregon City), Oregon State Representative Tina Kotek (D-Portland), Emily McLain, Executive Director of Oregon Student Association (OSA), Oregon State Representative Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland), Oregon State Representative Michael Dembrow (D-Portland), Attorney Barbara Ghio, Peter Hainley, Executive Director of CASA of Oregon and Attorney Michael Dale.

Superintendent Susan Castillo 
Also attending the briefing included Oregon Department of Education Superintendent Susan Castillo, Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown, President of PCUN Ramon Ramirez, Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) Director/CEO Jeff Stone, Kelly Weigel, Director of Western States Center, members of the Service Employees International Union and others.

Videos of speakers presenting at the briefing:
Photos of the briefing can be found here:

Related News:
Oregon Latino community visits Salem to lobby for 2011 legislative agenda


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