Multnomah County releases Justice and Equity Agenda

Sep 25 2020, 5:12 pm

With growing unrest in cities around the United States following non-charges in the case of Breonna Taylor’s killing in Louisville, Kentucky, state leaders and municipalities are working to install plans that will see steps taken towards a more equitable life for Americans.

Multnomah County in Oregon — in the Portland-metro area — released their official Justice and Equity Agenda this week that they hope will strengthen their racial injustice platform moving forward.

“Since the first protests were ignited by the murder of George Floyd in late May, countless people across our community and our country have continued to demonstrate, sustained by a growing call for racial justice, police accountability and the transformation of our criminal legal system,” reads the update on the MultCo district website.

“It’s clear that our community is facing more than a moment of reckoning in matters of racial injustice; rather, we are in the midst of a movement for real, lasting and transformative change.”

In the update, MultCo links to multiple pages of their agenda, including reimagining Oregon commitments, their new budget priorities, changes planned for the criminal legal system, and MultCo’s plans for advancing equity through health and human services programs.

“Multnomah County is working to meet the needs of people and communities that are harmed, overlooked, and underserved by inadequate funding and inequitable policies and systems.”

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