African Americans from around the state will gather at the Capitol in Salem for a Legislative Action Day on February 19 2013.
The Urban League of Portland is organizing a mobilization of constituents from around the State, including high school students, community members, organizations and seniors to discuss with legislators our community's legislative priorities and concerns of the African American community.
This year, the Legislative Day will be held during Black History Month, and we would like to organize a program that reflects our heritage and accomplishments. We are seeking a proclamation from the Governor to recognize the occasion and Black History Month.
The Legislative Action Day aims to ensure decisions are made that promote access for African Americans to family wage jobs, greater educational achievement, health and wellness, stable homes and income, and culturally proficient services.
It is an opportunity to have a visible presence and empower our community.