During the current legislative session, the Oregon House Human Services Committee lacked the courage to move forward with a planned public hearing on House Bill 4079.
The bill outlined a guaranteed basic income pilot, or monthly checks to support thousands of our most vulnerable Oregon community members: foster youth and single moms and their children.Hundreds of Oregonians wrote testimonials and registered to tell their stories during the open hearing. The House of Human Services Committee silenced these voices. They canceled the hearing a few hours before it was scheduled to commence. I planned to share my own experience, but […]