Along the Oregon Trail….to Equality
August 22, 2011 by Marty Rouse, National Field Director
I was in Portland a few days ago to join a few hundred supporters of HRC at our Portland Gala at Meriwether’s Skyline Farms. It was a beautiful setting, great organic food grown and cooked on site, and of course wonderful people. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, Portland Mayor Sam Adams, and other local officials and candidates joined us as well.
Actors Fred Armisen (of SNL) and Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), who are now stars of the off-beat, but on-target TV show Portlandia, and the trio who make up Portland radio’s Daria, Mitch, and Ted Show helped add to the uniqueness of this Portland event.
I also had the great pleasure of sitting down with Basic Rights Oregon leaders Jeana Frazzini and Thomas Wheatley. We discussed their plans to become the first state in our nation to repeal a constitutional amendment on marriage.
Thank you, Oregon, for being a state filled with natural beauty and beautiful people who know how to enjoy and appreciate life and are committed to making their state a better place for all.
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