Great news: Last night, the Eugene City Council passed a resolution condemning white nationalism, acknowledging the city's own history of white supremacy, and committing to building an inclusive democracy through both words and actions.
We were thrilled to work alongside our partners in Eugene in helping this resolution pass. We’re grateful for the efforts of groups including the NAACP of Eugene and Springfield, the Latinx Alliance of Lane County, Causa Oregon, the Community Alliance of Lane County, SURJ of Springfield and Eugene, and the Eugene Human Rights Commission.
This is the second municipal resolution of its kind in Oregon. Earlier this year, Portland City Council passed a similar resolution rejecting white supremacy and requesting that all city staff be trained to better counter it in their work at City Hall.
When white nationalists threaten our democratic institutions, local governments are the first line of defense for our communities. We’re grateful for Eugene Mayor Vinis and the City Council for their leadership on fighting back against the threats of white nationalism.