Aaron Brown, Organizer, No More Freeways Portland
Aaron Brown (he/his) is a co-founder of No More Freeways, the grassroots campaign to stop ODOT’s $800 million freeway expansion in the backyard of Harriet Tubman Middle School. He’s held leadership roles in municipal and regional electoral campaigns that have raised $2.7 billion in funding for schools, teachers, sidewalks and parks. Aaron is the former Board President of Oregon Walks, the state’s pedestrian advocacy organization, and he is the head coordinator to host YIMBYtown, a national conference of abundant housing advocates, awaiting pandemic rescheduling.
Aaron helped push for first-in-the-nation legislation in Oregon to expunge marijuana records post-legalization, and Portland’s municipal adoption of Vision Zero to reduce traffic fatalities. He volunteers his time with Sunrise Movement PDX, Portland: Neighbors Welcome, and other organizations working at the intersections of housing, climate and transportation justice.