New Community Report!
“Building Care: Portland Communities Respond to the Violence of Policing”
This 2019 report, summarized here, is the first volume in a series of its kind, and compiles eleven organizations’ experiences with policing in Portland and some of their ideas for building genuine care and safety for their community members. Care Not Cops Portland (CNC) surveyed a diverse range of organizations in Portland that are made up of and work with impacted communities – from people who are houseless, immigrants, and people of color, to those who have lost loved ones to police violence, workers and day laborers, environmental advocates, youth, and tenant organizers.
We believe that the communities most impacted by policing, lack of access to public resources, and systemic violence and marginalization should be at the forefront of efforts and conversations about the most appropriate solutions. Organizational respondents include: Community Alliance of Tenants, Critical Resistance Portland, Don’t Shoot Portland, Movement of Mother’s and others Standing up together (M.O.M.S), Portland Parent Union, Portland State University Student Union, Right 2 Survive, Sisters of the Road, Street Roots, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, and VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project.