Immigration rights nonprofit Causa announces abrupt closure amid labor dispute with employees

Former Causa leaders at a rally at the Oregon Capitol in 2019. The Salem-based immigrant rights advocacy organization’s board announced it would dissolve Causa in July 2022 (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) An Oregon immigrant rights nonprofit is shutting down amid a dispute with its labor union and financial challenges, concerning allied[Read More…]

State insurance requirements hinder Salem nonprofits planning summer programs

Oni Marchbanks, center, speaks at a racial justice rally at the Oregon Capitol in 2020. Marchbanks’ small nonprofit, Equity Splash, is among those struggling to meet state insurance requirements for 2022 summer learning programs (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Oni Marchbanks wants to see more Black kids studying science, technology, engineering and[Read More…]