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Sheridan to Norcor:

The Journey to Unshackle Oregon

For 7 days, we marched by hazelnut orchards in Yamhill County, through neighborhoods in Washington County, up to the doors of the ICE building in Portland and to the fences of NORCOR to deliver our message in person: rural Oregon will not allow our public facilities to be used to dehumanize our neighbors and demand an end to the ICE contracts at Sheridan and NORCOR. We will not allow our local law enforcement to collaborate with ICE. We believe in communities where everyone feels welcome and safe. 

As we marched, we shared meals in parks and faith communities with organizers and community leaders across 8 towns and are humbled by the outpouring of soup, coffee and generosity by all who hosted us and filled our bellies. We gathered with hundreds of community members at 6 actions and rallies – check out some of the photos below! In every town where we stopped, we were led by powerful and brilliant rural organizers leading this work in their communities every day and we had the privilege of working closely with local member groups to ensure the journey would amplify and enhance their local organizing. Thank you to Unidos Bridging Community, ICE Out of Sheridan, Defensa de la Dignidad, Hood River Latino Network, Gorge Ecumenical Ministries, Gorge ICE Resistance and many others for your fierce leadership!