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Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) is Oregon's Protection & Advocacy (P&A) System.  

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.

You can call us if you have questions about registering or voting access or accommodations, at 800-452-1694.


 Disability Rights Connection

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

DRO's PAIMI Council hosts Portland Police presentation and public forum, December 9
Want to know how the Portland Police Bureau serves people who have disabilities? Police officers from the Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and members of the BHU Advisory Committee will present, followed by a public dialogue.
Voting FAQ
With Election Day on Tuesday, we're getting some last minute questions. Call us at 800-452-1694 if you have problems with voting because of your disability.
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.


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.

Want to learn more about elder financial abuse and preventing victimization?
Please join Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for an informative panel discussion on Elder Financial Abuse. Thursday, November 6th, in Portland.
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!

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