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We help people who have a disability-related legal issue in Oregon.




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Remember, you need to update if you have moved.
You can register online if you have a state ID or Driver's License. You can also register with a paper form, or at any DHS office or DMV.
Remember to register by October 14 to vote in the November 4 Election.

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The latest news from Disability Rights Oregon. Also be sure to click here to check our Calendar of Events!

Time to vote!
DRO is gearing up for the November 4 General Election by offering trainings, publications and general information. Check back here for updates.
Interviews for Portland community liaison this Monday
The City of Portland is hiring a Compliance Officer and Community Liaison to monitor the Portland Police Bureau's use of force. Interviews for the 3 candidates are open to the public and will take place this Monday, September 29.
Susana Ramírez reappointed to Obama administration post
Ramírez, an advocate at DRO, has been re-appointed to the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. She was first appointed to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities in 2011.


The DRO Blog

Editorials about the work Disability Rights Oregon is doing, and state, local and national disability issues. Written by Disability Rights Oregon Executive Director Bob Joondeph. The most recent 3 blog posts are below.

USDOJ-Portland Settlement Agreement Approved
The Agreement is really two related agreements. One is about police policies and practices and is enforceable. One is about adequate community mental health services and is "aspirational." All agree that the aspirational parts are necessary for the enforceable parts to work.
Labor Day Should Celebrate All Workers
A guest blog from the National Disability Rights Network about its Subminimum Wage Complaint Initiative.
July 26: The 24th Anniversary of the ADA
Almost a quarter century later, the fight for equal rights and freedom from segregation continues.


Disability News Now

Local and national news relevant to Oregon clients, consumers and advocates, including public services, community events and legal issues.

Attend the Race and Police Accountability Forum, or volunteer
Help plan and volunteer for the Race and Police Accountability Forum on Nov. 1. The meeting for volunteering will be tomorrow, Tuesday, October 14 at 3:30 PM at Allen Temple, 4236 NE 8th (at Skidmore). The forum will feature a pastor from Ferguson, MO and a presentation about Portland's DOJ Agreement.
First Annual Chair-ity Dinner and Auction in Pendleton next Friday
The Clearview Mediation and Resource Center will host its first annual auction to benefit its medical supply loan closet this coming Friday, October 17. Get your tickets NOW!
Submit public comment about candidates for Portland COCL
The Compliance Officer/Community Liaison (COCL) will evaluate whether the City is complying with the requirements of the Department of Justice’s Settlement Agreement with the City regarding the Police Bureau’s use of force when encountering individuals experiencing, or perceived to be experiencing, mental health crisis. Submit comments about the candidates.

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