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Strategic Priorities & Advocacy

The Advocacy Commissions' Seven Strategic Priority Areas

The Oregon Advocacy Commissions (OACs) provide underrepresented populations a voice in legislative and agency policymaking that grows the success of communities of color and women. As part of their statutory missions, the Commissions maintain an independent policy voice within state government collaborating with the Governor’s office and legislators in support of mutual areas of priority as well as lifting lesser known but important policy areas into prominence with advocacy, applied policy research, partnerships, and community engagement.

The Advocacy Commissions and their appointees participate on key legislative and departmental workgroups, taskforces and advisory committees, bringing diverse viewpoints and an equity lens to policy work. The Oregon Advocacy Commissions and their appointees have served on a number of workgroups from 2015-20 including:

  • The Student Success Act Standing Rules Advisory Committee
  • The Governor’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council
  • ODE Ethnic Studies Standards Advisory Group
  • Legislative Task Force on U Visas 
  • Environmental Justice Task Force
  • Immigration Consultant Fraud Task Force (Notario Fraud)

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