Governor, wide array of leaders call for peace in Portland
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.
"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
Oasis of Praise International Ministries
Oregon Education Association
Oregon Latinx Leadership Network
Oregon Nurses Association
Portland Business Alliance
Stand for Children
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