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Action Needed Now at City, County, State Levels to Stabilize Families, Small Businesses in Crisis

Here is what we can all do to ensure that government on every level is responding to the urgent needs of our communities.

If we take bold action now we can ensure that everyone in our community gets the care they need, and that families and local businesses who are already struggling don't lose their homes and businesses because of this unprecedented public health crisis.

The following constructive proposals for what Jackson County can do, and what we need the County to do right now, have emerged from the community so far.

City Action Needed Now

City Councils across our region are already working hard because they are on the front lines responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in our communities. There is a lot that local government can do, and should put in place right away to make sure there are safeguards for those who are already struggling the most: unhoused people, low-income folks, and elders. This is crucial right now for all of us because we know that each of our health depends on community health, including those at highest risk.

Email your city council today:

Shady Cove City Council: Email Form on their website https://shadycove.org/contact/

Central Point info@centralpointoregon.gov or Mayor hank.williams@centralpointoregon.gov

Ashland council@ashland.or.us

Talent talentcc@cityoftalent.org

Medford council@cityofmedford.org


chris.luz@phoenixoregon.gov jim.snyder@phoenixoregon.gov stuart.warren@phoenixoregon.gov angie.vermillion@phoenixoregon.gov robert.crawford@phoenixoregon.gov sarah.westover@phoenixoregon.gov terry.baker@phoenixoregon.gov

Grants Pass MayorCouncil@grantspassoregon.gov

County Action Needed Now

If we are going to have a shot at stabilizing Jackson County’s families and local economy during the Coronavirus crisis we cannot afford to wait for Federal or State government to act. Immediate action is crucial for all of us because we know that our health as individuals depends on our community’s health, including the health of those at highest risk.

Many of the things that our community needs right now must happen at the County level. We need the Jackson County Commissioners to act immediately to make sure there are safeguards for those who are already struggling the most during this crisis: unhoused people, low-income folks, families losing their jobs, elders on fixed incomes, and struggling small businesses.

The following constructive proposals for what Jackson County can do, and what we need the County to do right now, have emerged from the community so far.

Email the Jackson County Board of Commissioners today at:


State Action Needed Now

The Rogue Action Center is proud to join partners from across the state to call on the Governor and Oregon Legislative Leaders to take bold action now. We helped to co-draft a letter outlining what Oregonians need the state to do.

It was submitted to the Oregon Joint Committee on Coronavirus Response on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

To: Joint Committee on Coronavirus Response

The attached letter has been drafted by the following organizations, to provide recommendations to the Joint Committee on Coronavirus Response for the creation of an economic and social safety net for Oregon families in this time of crisis.

Our organizations are ready to support the Joint Committee's work in all ways possible to ensure immediate relief and long-term security for our state's residents.

Warm regards,

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

Basic Rights Oregon

Beyond Toxics

Capaces Leadership Institute


Community Alliance of Tenants

Fair Shot For All

Family Forward Oregon

Latinos Unidos Siempre

Momentum Alliance

MRG Foundation

NAACP Eugene-Springfield

Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Northwest Workers' Justice Project

Oregon Public Health Association

Oregon AFSCME Council 75

Oregon Education Association

Oregon League of Conservation Voters

Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council


Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon

Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF)

Renew Oregon

Rogue Action Center

Rogue Climate

Rural Organizing Project

SEIU 503

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now

Unite Oregon

Urban League

Read the letter here