DEFENDING IMMIGRANT &
✓ My office established and led the Sanctuary City Task Force to determine the community's next step priorities after Portland passed its Welcoming, Inclusive, Sanctuary City Resolution.
✓Successfully fought for funding for the Universal Representation Project to provide immigrants facing deportation proceedings with legal representation. This seed funding from the City of Portland helped establish the Equity Corps of Oregon, who were able to leverage that initial investment from the city to secure resources from other jurisdictions, law firms, software engineers and others to build one of the most effective responses to deportation proceedings in the country.
✓ Joined with Commissioner Hardesty to withdraw from the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
✓ Fought hard for full census funding to make sure our neighbors are counted so we get the resources and representation we deserve from the federal government.
✓ Supported the creation of and funding for Portland United Against Hate which provides community-based support to Portlanders targeted by hate speech and crimes.
Chloe's current and ongoing efforts include:
Continuing to fund Universal Defense. The vast majority of individuals facing deportation have meritorious cases, but without legal representation, the vast majority of them will be deported.
I'm currently fighting for economic relief for undocumented workers during the COVID-19 crisis. These workers pay into our system but cannot access supports like unemployment. It's unconscionable that we would leave these workers, who perform vital work and greatly contribute to our economy, without support.
With a growing immigrant population and many underserved communities, it's critical that the City ensures language access for limited English proficiency community members. This vital accommodation needs to be fully funded and very accessible.