2021 MACG Legislative Agenda

MACG's Legislative Action Team has been hard at work!

Using an equity lens, and guided by the priorities of BIPOC organizations leading the legislative work, they have selected the following bills to support: 

MACG 2021 Legislative Agenda

SB 282 - Extends the grace period for all tenants for repayment of back rent to February 2022.

SB 79 - Promotes homeownership for BIPOC people by providing down payment assistance, grants, loans and technical assistance to organizations.

HB 2475 - Energy Affordability - Decreases utility costs for families already struggling in the economic recession by establishing a Low-Income Utility Rate Class. 

HB 2842 Healthy Homes - Supports home upgrades to help improve the health of families across Oregon.  Establishes a program to provide financial assistance to low-income households and landlords.

HB 2021 - 100% Clean Energy for All - Creates good, well-paying, local jobs in the renewable energy sector that incentivize local projects that are good for communities and reduce pollution by achieving 100% clean energy, as soon as possible.

HB 2002 - An expansive public safety reform bill that includes eliminating mandatory minimum sentencing, reducing unnecessary arrests, and investing in victim services and culturally specific services.

HB 3265 - Sanctuary Promise Act - Strengthens our state’s sanctuary law to reduce the gap between the protection that Oregonians want and the reality in our communities.

Stay tuned: We will send email updates and calls for action as these bills move through the legislative process.

If you have any questions or would like to join the Legislative Action Team, email Mary Nemmers, please put "Legislative Agenda" in the subject line. 

The Oregon legislative session began January 21 and ends June 28.