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June 7, 2019

PCUN Leads Effort to Advance Oregon Voting Rights Act

If signed into law, Oregon will join California and Washington in enacting state-based voting rights protections that make it easier for communities to challenge flawed electoral systems. The OVRA applies to school districts, education service districts, and community college districts, where communities of color are systemically under-represented.

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June 7, 2019

Memphis Voters Vote to Retain Ranked Choice Voting

Memphis voted to implement ranked choice voting in 2008 with 73% approval from voters.  Two referendums to repeal the measure, placed on the 2018 ballot by the city council, failed with less than 37% support. Memphis voters deserve to see ranked choice voting implemented in the 2019 City Council Races.

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June 7, 2019

Washington State Invests $15M to Ensure Accurate Census Count

The allocation of $15 million for Census outreach is an impressive first victory for the newly formed Washington Census Alliance. The group, made up of over 70 organizations led by people of color, formed to make sure families and neighbors are counted, despite Trump administration efforts to weaken the 2020 Census.

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