Causa to Present Latino Contributions to Oregon’s Economy Report in Washington D.C. to Members of CongressWashington, D.C. – On September 20th, Causa, Oregon’s Statewide Immigrant Rights Organization, will present the report “Latino Contributions to Oregon: Strengthening Our State Economy” at the U.S Capitol Visitors Center in Washington D.C. The presentation will be sponsored by U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader, Oregon School Employee Association AFT Local 6732 and Causa Oregon. The report will also be presented to the Oregon Congressional Delegation, other members of the U.S. Congress and allies.
September 20, 2012 at 10am
"Latino Contributions to Oregon: Strengthening Our State Economy"
U.S. Capitol Visitors Center
Room: SVC 203-02
The report, “Latino Contributions to Oregon: Strengthening Our State Economy”, examines the role Latinos play in advancing the economy of Oregon and the well-being of our communities through their contributions as workers, entrepreneurs, consumers, and taxpayers. It draws primarily on data from the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey and provides Oregon-specific demographic, labor, and socio-economic data regarding the Latino and immigrant communities. For example, the report found that 1 in 5 native-born children in Oregon have at least one immigrant parent, and that Oregon had one of the top rates of growth for Latino-owned business creation in the country.
"While there are many strong reports about the Latino and immigrant community on a national level, we have often struggled to find and use Oregon-specific data," said Francisco Lopez, Executive Director of Causa. "This report is significant because it is the first step in correcting the lack of information."
This report provides community organizations, elected officials, and policy-makers with a comprehensive overview of Latinos in Oregon, which will allow them to make better policy decisions that are in the best interest of all Oregon residents.
For more information on the presentation in Washington D.C. or to schedule an interview with Francisco Lopez, Causa’s Executive Director, please call at 503-269-5694
Download the Executive Summary here: http://causaoregon.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Latino-Contributions-to-Oregon-Executive-Summary .
Download the Full Report: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5535/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=6929
About Causa Oregon
Causa, Oregon's Statewide Immigrant Rights Organization is the largest Latina and Latino civil and human rights and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. We work to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. For more information, visit www.causaoregon.org