December 24, 2013The Portland and Eugene campaign offices are closed from 12/24/13 to 1/1/14.
All posts for the month December, 2013
December 21, 2013John Kitzhaber, the governor of Oregon, was one of the first people to sign the sponsorship petition for the Freedom to Marry and Religious Protection Initiative when the campaign launched on Valentine’s Day of 2013. “I think its very clear that in the nine years since the initial ballot measure, Oregonians have evolved in their view of marriage equality,” Governor Kitzhaber said at the launch event. “No longer are Oregonians content to have a constitution that discriminates against people because they’re gay, because they’re lesbian, because they’re transgender.”
December 21, 2013"The campaign to end marriage discrimination against same-sex couples is a major priority for the Democratic Party of Oregon -- it's in our party platform, our daily efforts, and our hearts," says Frank Dixon, state chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon. "As a gay man who's spent over 30 years with my partner, Dan, it's also very personal. I believe that every loving, committed couple deserves the dignity, support and recognition that only marriage can provide. That's why the Democratic Party of Oregon, alongside our elected leaders, is proud to support the Oregon United for Marriage Campaign." Read more.
December 21, 2013Causa is Oregon’s statewide Latino immigrant rights organization. Causa works to defend and advance immigrant rights by coordinating with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. We are the largest Latino civil and human rights organization in the Pacific Northwest. Causa’s mission is to foster a society that recognizes the contributions of immigrants and upholds the values of democracy, equality, and respect." Read more.
December 21, 2013At NAYA, the Native American Youth and Family Center, “we are living up to our community’s values by supporting Oregon United for Marriage,” says Matt Morton, NAYA’s executive director. For nearly forty years, the Native American Youth and Family Center in Portland has worked to enrich the lives of our Native youth and families through education, community involvement, and culturally specific programming. NAYA’s mission is to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.
December 21, 2013AFSCME Council 75 represents 24,000 working people in Oregon. Our members work for state agencies, local governments, childcare and in private non-profits and they are all in the public service. We have members in every county in Oregon and eight offices around the state and our political action committee has equal representation from every congressional district. Collectively our members have come together and voted to support the rights of all citizens to be married. We believe that all Oregon workers deserve the same rights and protections. It is a question of fairness. Read more.
December 21, 2013As a union of educators, the Oregon Education Association (OEA) works to build communities where people can live and prosper equally. We understand that our students thrive when their families supported and valued. When our communities respect every person, students feel safe in their classrooms and can focus on learning, and educators are free to do the job they love — educate. Supporting marriage equality can have significant impacts on the success of Oregon’s students and public schools. Read more.
December 19, 2013You know you want one -- staying warm never looked so good!
December 16, 2013Within hours several of my friends donated way more than I thought they would or could do – I feel so loved and supported right now! I'd encourage you to take a stand and help by starting your own page.
December 14, 2013We're debuting a game-changing new tool to help fuel the campaign to win the freedom to marry in Oregon -- personal fundraising pages.