Together, we can defend humanity by ending decades of disinvestment in Oregon’s public defense system and ensuring that everyone receives their constitutional right to legal representation.

Associated Bills:

HB 2467, SB 413

We are currently failing to provide people of all backgrounds with their Constitutional right to legal representation. This upholds systemic racism and classism and harms our communities and families.

When people accused of a crime are forced to wait months for a public defender, they are not the only victims. Families, employers, schools, and communities are all impacted by a needlessly prolonged absence.

We must, with all haste, continue to root out systemic racism and classism in our public institutions so that every Oregonian has a fair shot.