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Oregon Council on Civil Rights

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The first meeting of the Oregon Council on Civil Rights is in July 2009:

The mission of the OCCR is:

· To study and monitor the causes, effects and solutions of unlawful discrimination in Oregon;
· To consider legislative and agency proposals and actions;
· To foster communication, goodwill, cooperation and conciliation among groups interested in civil rights across the state, and between these groups and the state; and
· To advise the commissioner, and other interested state agencies or officials, on policies and procedures related to the education and enforcement of civil rights.

The 25 members of the OCCR work to advise the Commissioner and the state generally on all matters related to education about and enforcement of civil rights in Oregon, including: the administration of protected class provisions; making recommendations on new and existing civil rights protections and rulemaking to administer civil rights law most effectively; and fostering better enforcement, outreach and education efforts to aggressively fight unlawful discrimination in Oregon.

And for those who are curious about such matters, among other interesting members of the Council, is Carl Wolfson. From the bio link at the OCCR website:

Carl Wolfson is the host of Carl and Friends, which airs weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m. on AM 620 KPOJ, Portland, Oregon’s progressive talk station.

Each day, Carl draws on his longtime comedy career, three decades of community activism and a master’s degree in political science to provide illuminating interviews with the likes of Helen Thomas, Ralph Nader, Maya Angelou, Madeleine Albright, Alan Greenspan, Paul Krugman, Ken Burns, John Dean, Jim Hightower and Tim Robbins
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