Re-Elect Kate Brown: Our Governor Fights For Us

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By Dani Bernstein

Our opponents are trying to systematically dismantle the progress we have made during the last decade, and it’s frightening.

Just last week, Trump’s Justice Department issued sweeping guidance on how to discriminate against LGBTQ individuals and said it would no longer protect transgender Americans from workplace discrimination.

In Oregon, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson called us “immoral” on National Public Radio.

And what did Gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler say about Trump and Richardson? Nothing, absolutely nothing. 

We must ensure that Oregon remains a leader in LGBTQ equality.

And we need a Governor who we can trust and who will fight every day for our community.

That’s why the Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC is endorsing Governor Kate Brown for re-election in 2018. 

We are making our endorsement more than 13 months before Election Day, because Trump and his allies have made it crystal clear that we need champions in Salem now more than ever.

And we’re going to fight like hell to keep it that way.

We need a Governor who will continue fighting for transgender youth in schools, who will fight for LGBTQ Oregonians in small towns and rural communities and will challenge bigotry across the state. 

We need to re-elect Kate Brown as Governor.

Make no mistake, Oregon is critically important nationally. Very few governors are progressive and just six are women. And Kate is the only openly LGBTQ person to have ever been elected governor of any state.

Our country needs more leaders like Kate. And we need to show the country that leaders like Kate can win. 

Oregon Governor Kate Brown is a national leader on defending health care, on LGBTQ equality and racial justice, and on protecting reproductive rights and advancing smart climate change policy.

Help us re-elect Kate Brown as Governor by donating to her campaign below. 

Dani Bernstein is the chair of Basic Rights Oregon’s Equality PAC.

Want to support Kate’s re-election campaign? Click here to donate.

2017-10-13T14:11:42-07:00October 9th, 2017|Equality PAC, Featured, News|1 Comment

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  1. Christina K Irwin December 16, 2017 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    I am SO PROUD of our Governor. I believe that Kate Brown in her quiet unassuming way with deep integrity is fighting and working on every front for Oregon and ALL our citizens. To me she is the best governor our state has had in many years, honest, approachable, and genuinely interested in every constituent she meets. As the first LGBTQ Governor, she has set an unimpeechable example through her great heart, hard work, integrity and humility. While donating directly to her campaign today, I am grateful to and support Basic Rights Oregon’s endorsement for her re-election.

    She has been travelling all over the state and consulting with citizen groups regarding important state issues. During her first public crisis, the Southern Oregon Community College mass shooting, she joined with our Senators Merkley and Wyden in a moving memorial for the victims. After struggling with the issues surrounding the School Funding mandate of the Elliott Forest, she concluded that the long-term value of the habitat preservation outweighed the short-term serious needs for school funding, and her decision led to the reversal of the plan to sell the land for timber harvest and leads to the legacy of the preservation of this incomparable varied ecosystem region. Her strong support for protection of DACA as well of all Oregon residents with or without documentation who are obeying the laws an working hard to make better lives for their families.

    She is struggling daily to balance all the needs of the state with the limited finacial resources available in the State Treasury and struggling selflessly with how to best serve all the people of our state; and she should be given the opportunity to continue in her leadership. Additionally, I profoundly believe that the oppositional candidates would endanger the future of the state and their contol of the governorship would deeply damage Oregon economically, socially, and most of all regarding our environment, and that we must unite and STRONGLY SUPPORT the reelection of Governor Kate Brown.

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