CANN Projects

House Bill 4071 - Premium Assistance Program

CANN is continously working to secure social justice and enhance the possibilities for COFA citizens nationwide. Our latest project is securing fundamental health care rights, as per the signed Compact of Free Association, between the United States of America and the COFA Nations.

Read more about House Bill 4071.

 


House Bill 2522 - Health Care

CANN is continously working to secure social justice and enhance the possibilities for COFA citizens nationwide. Our latest project is securing fundamental health care rights, as per the signed Compact of Free Association, between the United States of America and the COFA Nations.

CANN has recently introduced a Health Bill in the Oregon Legislation, HB 2522, that will move this process forward, by establishing funding for an office within the Oregon Health Authority that shall promote access to health care for islanders and ensure that islanders have the same access to health care as United States citizens residing in Oregon.

Read more about House Bill 2522.

 


Demographics for COFA Citizens

CANN is currently working with our three sovereign COFA (Compact of Free Association) states — the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the Republic of Palau. We need data about COFA citizens who have immigrated to Oregon state. Gathering data from the COFA community is important to help our legislators understand our issues and needs for equal access to health, education, and other social benefits.

 

 

 

 


CANN Day 2014

Legislative Days

Legislative Day is arranged to help promote understanding of how Law is made in Oregon State and in the United States, and how it impacts COFA Citizens.

Legislative Day was last held on February 21 2014, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. We invited COFA citizens (and other interested people) to visit in the Capitol Gallery to enjoy an educational and entertainment event, sponsored by CANN and the Oregon Pacific Island Community. Citizens from all three Compact of Free Association (COFA) countries (The Federated Sates of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands) were present.

Read the program here:

 

 


Driver License Bill

In 2013, COFA citizens managed to introduce and pass a bill to change the valid drivers license period for COFA citizens from 1 to 8 years!