Clean Air Warriors: Gregory Sotir

Gregory Sotir, Cully Air Action Team  Strategy: regulating the regulators As part of the Cully Air Action Team , Gregory Sotir will be the first to tell you that the Cully neighborhood is one of the...

Portland, Unhoused: Leo Rhodes

Leo Rhodes, Houselessness Advocate; experienced homelessness off and on for thirty years. “One of the biggest misconceptions of homelessness is that everyone’s on drugs, alcohol, mentally ill, because the decision- makers are catering to that....

Clean Air Warriors: Jessica Applegate

Jessica Applegate, Eastside Portland Air Coalition  Strategy: upsetting the paradigm of passive citizen involvement "If you had asked a few years ago if she ever imagined being an environmental activist, Jessica Applegate might have laughed out...

Portland, Unhoused: Matt Olguin

Matt Olguin, Director of Shelter Services, Transition Projects Inc. “You have this perception that all homeless people are drug addicts or criminals. The difference is that the people that we see who are experiencing homelessness...

Portland, Unhoused: Linda Jo Devlaeminck

Linda Jo Devlaeminck, Program Director, Community of Hope “The missing piece is relationships. If you’re going to break the cycle of trauma, the only way to do that is to help both parents and children...

Clean Air Warriors: Akash Singh

Akash Singh, Community Organizer, Neighbors for Clean Air Strategy: make policy personal Neighbors for Clean Air advocates for stronger air quality standards in the Portland area. As a community organizer with NCA, Akash Singh is...

Portland, Unhoused: Precious Lott

Precious Lott, Retention Case Manager, JOIN; experienced homelessness for five years “Me and my daughter slept in our car from when she was two months until she was almost five, jumping from place to place....

Portland, Unhoused: Jason Jones

Jason Jones, Acting Sergeant, Central Precinct, Portland Police Bureau  “Law enforcement is only one aspect of what we do. We’re the fingertips of government. We’re also social service providers, and we are public safety. We’re...

Clean Air Warriors: Greg Bourget

Greg Bourget, Executive Director and Lead Researcher, Portland Clean Air Strategy: directly regulating polluters with data Greg Bourget cut his teeth in the Earth First! movement, and its decentralized and mission-focused philosophy informs all the work...

Clean Air Warriors: Beven Byrnes

Beven Byrnes, Volunteer Spokesperson, Portland North Harbor Neighbors Volunteer Spoke Neighborhood Group Spokesperson Coordinator, Portland Clean Air Strategy: linking communities affected by air toxics to build strength in numbers. The next time you meet someone who...

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