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  • Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office
    The Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office (OACO) was created to support the work of the Commissions on Asian and Pacific Islander (OCAPIA), Black (OCBA), Hispanic (OCHA), and Women's (OCFW) affairs which serve as the liaisons between communities of color, women and government entities. The OACO is responsible for administrative support to the Commissions as they strive for implementation and establishment of economic, social, legal and political equality for communities of color and women in Oregon.

    The OACO assists the commissions in monitoring existing programs and legislation designed to meet the needs of women and populations of color, and helps in identifying and researching problem areas and issues affecting these communities. OACO works with the commissions to continually assess the issues and needs confronting people of color and women across Oregon and identify programs, projects and activities which the OACO will undertake regarding those issues.

Oregon's Advocacy Commissions Voices for People of Color and Women
Commission on Black Affairs
The OCBA is authorized to work for the establishment of economic, social, legal and political equality for Oregon's Black populations
Commission for Women
The OCFW advocates for women in the community, serves as a link for women to state agencies, and provids services to individual women in Oregon
Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs
The function of the OCAPIA is to facilitate communication and dissemination of information between state government and the Asian and Pacific Islander community
Commission on Hispanic Affairs
The mission of the OCHA is to work toward economic, social, political and legal equality for Oregon's Hispanic population