Thanks to hundreds of volunteers and community partners and tens of thousands of Portland voters coming together for green jobs and healthy homes, we have passed the first-ever clean energy fund for climate justice in the nation. Measure 26-201 has passed and marks the first environmental initiative created and led by communities of color in Oregon history.

We celebrate tonight, but tomorrow, the work continues. Our communities will not rest until everyone lives in a healthy, sustainable neighborhood and has access to living wage jobs. Together, we will carry this victory forward and mobilize for climate justice for all.