“Now that I know I have [DACA], it makes me feel extremely happy to know that I have a higher chance to move in a job or finish my education... I encourage others to apply for DACA. If I can do it, you can do it. Don’t be afraid.”
Register to Vote
Your vote is your voice. Make sure to register to vote – or update your voter registration information – so you can weigh in on the issues that are important to you. In order to vote in any upcoming election, registration must take place 21 days before Election Day.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you are not eligible to register to vote. Visit our Programs page to see whether US citizenship is right for you. You may also choose to explore alternative ways to advocate for the issues you care about, such as volunteering or spreading the word.
In Oregon, registering is simple and easy.
- Register to vote online
- If you would like to print off and mail in your voter registration form, download Oregon’s official voter registration form.
- You can find your election office’s mailing address on the back of the form. Don’t forget to include postage.
How You Can Help
Many small gestures lead to big actions. Together, we can work together to build a system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.
Spread the Word
Make sure your friends, family, and neighbors are aware of the new opportunities and programs available to them under President Obama’s executive action.
Tell your friends and family: OIR has the tools and information you need to help fix our broken immigration system and keep families together.
We’re always seeking passionate people who want to give their time to the growing immigrant rights movement. Our work is made possible by volunteers like you! Whether you can help for an hour, a week, or a few months out of the year, we’ll work with you to find a way to contribute to our cause.
“With DACA, I don’t have to worry about deportation. I work legally, I can file my taxes. I can step out of what they call the shadows. I can have an identity.”
- Sara Ramirez
“I have more dignity. Even as simple as the fact that I’m able to drive legally with a driver’s license is huge; it’s like you have this tool to get your basic necessities. DACA really changed my life.”
- Miriam Corona
“I think more than anything, more than just the physical aspect of the ID…just to know that you are part of this country. You are out in the light without feeling iffy about things. That’s the greatest thing.”
- Aldo Solano