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.

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

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