NAO Update: June 24, 2022
Today, the Supreme Court threw out decades of legal precedent and “settled law” by overturning the 1973 ruling Roe v. Wade – this decision will have profound short and long-term impacts on millions of Americans across the country. The Nonprofit Association of Oregon believes in the right to healthcare for all Oregonians, especially for those that cannot afford access. We strongly support Oregon’s historic efforts to increase access to healthcare that include longstanding laws protecting reproductive care and abortion services for all Oregonians.
The court ruling is expected to have significant ramifications across the nonprofit sector. Nonprofits that provide childcare, foster care, healthcare, domestic violence counseling, youth services, houselessness, mental health, food insecurity, and many will see operational service and financial impacts as a result of this decision. Some of these impacts may be immediate while others will build over the coming weeks, months, and years. NAO will evaluate these impacts and assist nonprofits in preparing for this new reality. We will share this information with all of you as we gather it.
NAO Update: June 9, 2022
Happy Pride month to all the LGBTQ+ nonprofit leaders and supporters in our community! As we celebrate this month, please remember that you don’t have to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community to think and care about the issues facing LGBTQ+ people. One of the greatest gifts that we can give to the LGBTQ+ community is a commitment to create safe spaces to live, learn, and with PRIDE.
I also want to take this opportunity to congratulate all the Black leaders in our community on the upcoming Juneteenth holiday. As most folks are becoming better aware of Juneteenth, it is becoming a focused opportunity to learn more about the Black experience, struggle and contributions to our society (many carried out through Black-led nonprofits). I encourage you to take time this Juneteenth to reflect on the ways in which you can support and take action in the continuing struggle against racism in Oregon and America.