Oregon legislative sessions are meant to be short and tame affairs in even-numbered years. These are not the sessions that set budget priorities.
But there's pressure on the current legislative session to produce laws to help minorities and low-income people, and the threat of ballot measures if the legislature does not produce on issues like minimum wage hikes.
Fair Shot for Oregon has a list of items--including wages--it would like the legislature to address.
We hear the items on the list from Kayse Jama of the Center For Intercultural Organizing and Graham Trainor of Oregon AFL-CIO, two of the organizations in the Fair Shot coalition.