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The Sept. 3 letter condemns acts of violence but supports protests for racial justice.

Gov. Kate Brown issued a statement on Thursday, Sept. 3, regarding violence in Portland. It was co-signed by a wide array of elected officials, community leaders and organizations ranging from NAACP Portland to the Timbers, Thorns and Trail Blazers. PMG FILE PHOTO - Gov. Kate Brown and a wide array of leaders and organizations have called for peace in the streets of Portland.

"As elected officials and community leaders, we are coming together to condemn the acts of violence in Portland that have occurred as thousands of Oregonians have been peacefully protesting for racial justice and police accountability," the letter reads. "The violence must stop.

"There is no place for white supremacy or vigilantism in Oregon.

"All who perpetrate violent crimes must be held equally accountable.

"Together, we are committing ourselves to do the hard work that will bring meaningful change for racial justice and police reform."

The following leaders and organizations signed the letter:

Gov. Kate Brown

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

Senate President Peter Courtney

Speaker of the House Tina Kotek

Sen. Ginny Burdick

Sen. Michael Dembrow

Sen. Shemia Fagan

Sen. Lew Frederick

Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward

Sen. Kathleen Taylor

Sen. Rob Wagner

Rep. Janelle Bynum

Rep. Maxine Dexter

Rep. Diego Hernandez

Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer

Rep. Robb Nosse

Rep. Karin Power

Rep. Jeff Reardon

Rep. Andrea Salinas

Rep. Tawna Sanchez

Rep. Barbara Smith-Warner

Rep. Akasha Lawrence Spence

Mayor Ted Wheeler

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Commissioner-Elect Carmen Rubio

Black American Chamber of Commerce

Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Muslim Educational Trust

NAACP Portland

Oasis of Praise International Ministries

Oregon AFL-CIO


Oregon Education Association

Oregon Latinx Leadership Network

Oregon Nurses Association


Portland Business Alliance

Portland Timbers

Portland Thorns

Portland Trailblazers


SEIU 503

Stand for Children

Unite Oregon

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