MACG has two research action teams focused on Immigrant Rights, one in Washington County and one in Multnomah County. They are currently both focused on supporting The Equal Access to Roads Act which would expand eligibility for a standard driver’s license to all Oregon residents by returning the standard driver’s license to a pre-2008 set of application requirements.
We are committed to inclusive practices that promote full participation by our Hispanic participants so that we can have those with a lived experience of the problem areas we’re working on leading the work, in solidarity with our other members. We ask our Latino leaders what works for them in our meeting practices. Toward that end, we work to reduce the barriers to their participation by providing language interpretation, child care, and scheduling and locating of meetings to accommodate their family and work obligations.
Sol Gonzalez, St. Andrew Catholic Church