Jo Ann Hardesty

Jo Ann Hardesty (formerly Bowman) is a former State Representative from NE Portland from 1995-2001. Most recently, Jo Ann served as Executive Director of Oregon Action, a non-profit dedicated to building new leaders from underrepresented community members. Hardesty serves on several local & national boards including: Portland Community Media, US Action, NW Constitutional Rights Center and Coalition for a Livable Future. Hardesty also co-chairs the City of Portland Racial Profiling Committee; a joint community & police partnership to eliminate the practice of racial profiling from the practices of Portland Police.


PublishedTitle Comments
Apr. 30, 2013Feeling the Feelings About Police Homicide
Mar. 14, 2013Witness to a Police Stop in Northeast Portland
Sep. 23, 2012Letter of Consent Provides Historic Blueprint for Police Accountability
Apr. 27, 2012We need an independent leader as our next Portland Police Commissioner
Apr. 09, 2012In budget cuts, Portland Public Schools targets programs working on achievement gap
Feb. 15, 2010After Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rally
Dec. 17, 2009Post Racial Times
Aug. 23, 2009Law Enforcement is a Heady Business!
Jul. 17, 2009Sen. Wyden Joins Effort to Stop Health Care Reform
Jul. 16, 2009Unemployment Numbers Don't Tell The Whole Story
Jun. 26, 2009Penny Wise & Pound Foolish-Our Legislature at Work!
Feb. 22, 2009Are Portland Police Committed to Ending Racial Profiling?
Feb. 07, 2009Whose Stimulus Package?
Jan. 16, 2009Taking the Pulse: Oregon Small Business Ready to Pay Fair Share for Health Care
Jan. 11, 2009Will Gov. Kulongoski Pardon David Black?
Nov. 11, 2008Living the Dream
Sep. 20, 2008Campaign Ads Cause Voter Disenfranchisement
Aug. 16, 2008Hillary at the Convention-White Privilege at its worst
Jul. 18, 2008Bush Legacy Bus Comes To Oregon
Jun. 22, 2008Understanding White Privilege
Jun. 06, 2008Will Progressive Sacrifice People of Color to Win?
May. 31, 2008Black In White America
Apr. 01, 2008Ignore this post. Technical issue.

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