Elected Officials, Community Leaders Call for Peace


In a joint letter, elected officials from executive and legislative branches along with community leaders call for an end to the violence in Portland

September 3, 2020

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 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.

Governor Kate Brown

Tobias Read, State Treasurer 

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle

Speaker of the House Tina Kotek

Senator Michael Dembrow
Senator Lew Frederick
Senator Kathleen Taylor

Representative Maxine Dexter
Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer
Representative Karin Power
Representative Andrea Salinas
Representative Sheri Schouten
Representative Akasha Lawrence Spence
Representative Barbara Smith Warner

Senate President Peter Courtney

Senator Ginny Burdick
Senator Shemia Fagan
Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
Senator Rob Wagner

Representative Janelle Bynum
Representative Diego Hernandez
Representative Rob Nosse
Representative Jeff Reardon
Representative Tawna Sanchez

Mayor Ted Wheeler
City of Portland

Commissioner-Elect Carmen Rubio
Portland City Council

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly 
Portland City Council

Commissioner Amanda Fritz
Portland City Council

Commissioner elect Dan Ryan
Portland City Council

Mike Schmidt
Multnomah County District Attorney

Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill

Oregon State Board of Education

Reynolds School Superintendent Danna Diaz

Business and Community Leaders:

Black American Chamber of Commerce
Oregon Commission on Black Affairs
Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Oregon Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs
Oregon Commission for Women
IRCO Africa House
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, Greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce
Portland Timbers
Portland Thorns
Portland Trailblazers
SEIU 503
Stand for Children

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The Communications Office of Governor Kate Brown.

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