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Open Safe Oregon - Weekly Trends Report

COVID-19 cases in Oregon have reached levels that will make containment through testing and tracing difficult if not impossible. We reopened before we were ready, and now we’re seeing the consequences. Over 1,000 medical professionals have joined a call from USPIRG to shut down, start over, and do it right. We can still get COVID-19 under control, but it will require bold, coordinated, nationwide action: universal face coverings, shutting down high risk businesses, and a ban on non-essential interstate travel.

Oregon Renters’ Handbook

In the United States, you can protect your legal rights only if you know what those rights are.

Credit Freezes: How to Prevent New Account Identity Theft

Defense against any kind of identity theft starts with vigilance about protecting your personal information by taking steps such as creating secure passwords, keeping your social security number private, and shredding personal documents.

However, if and when someone does steal your information, there are a variety of ways it can be used, depending on what was taken. One of those uses is known as new account identity theft, where someone opens a new account in your name and then proceeds to rack up a ton of debt. New account identity theft is the most preventable kind of identity theft and can be prevented by getting security freezes, also known as credit freezes.

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Public Interest Internship

The internship is designed to help train the next generation of public interest leaders by instilling the skills, ethics, and drive it takes to win campaigns.  We are looking for people who work hard, communicate effectively, and are dedicated to positive social change; responsibilities include grassroots organizing, media outreach and organizational building.  Interns will have the opportunity to develop and execute campaign strategies for winning critical parts of our state-wide efforts.  Specific responsibilities include:

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Making Sense of the Air Quality Index

The fire season in the Western United States this year has been unlike any before, degrading air quality for millions of Americans. To help you understand your area’s air quality and learn how to protect your family’s health, we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions and answers. 

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